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Page 114 - That every Grantee his heirs and assigns shall plant and cultivate five acres of land within the term of five years for every fifty acres...
Page 135 - WAR. denominated the country New England. In 1609, Capt. Henry Hudson, at that time in the service of Holland, discovered and gave his own name to Hudson river, now in the state of New York, and in 1614, the Dutch began a settlement on the island of Manhattan, where the city of New York now stands. To the country they gave the name of NewNetherlands and the town they called New Amsterdam, in allusion to the country and city they had left in Europe. About the...
Page 137 - The state election is held in September, biennially, and a majority of all the votes cast is required to elect every officer, except senators and other county officers, including in the latter justices of the peace elected by the several towns ; but in March the freemen of each town meet for the transaction of public business of the town, and the election of town officers.
Page 137 - Ticonderoga in the name of the " Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.
Page vii - It lies between latitudes 42° 44' and 45° 3' north, longitudes 71° 30' and 73° 25' west, and is bounded on the north by the Canadian Province of Quebec, on the east by the State of New Hampshire, on the south by Massachusetts, and on the west by New York.
Page 197 - Cumberland to the Convention of the province of New York, on matters relating to the revolution — much of the eastern part of Vermont, at this period, acknowledging the authority of that province. He was a member of the convention which formed the first constitution of Vermont, in 1777; the first Lieut.
Page 114 - Richford aforesaid his Heirs or assigns shall plant and Cultivate five acres of Land and build a house (at least) eighteen feet square on the floor; or have one Family settled on each respective right or share of Land in said Township...
Page 128 - Notch" has been adverted to before. Bellows' Falls are m the Connecticut River at Walpole. The whole descent of the river in the space of a hundred yards, is forty-four feet. There are several pitches, one above another, at the highest of which a large rock divides the stream into two channels, each about ninety feet wide. When the water is low, the eastern channel is dry, being crossed by THE STATE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE.