The History of Portland, from 1632 to 1864: With a Notice of Previous Settlements, Colonial Grants, and Changes of Government in Maine

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Bailey & Noyes, 1865 - Maine - 928 pages
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Page 186 - It is ordered that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein.
Page 213 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Page 482 - Majesty's dominions in America for making a more certain and adequate provision for defraying the charge of the administration of justice and the support of civil government in such provinces where it shall be found necessary...
Page 493 - that Mr. Roch, the owner of the vessel, be directed not to enter the tea at his peril ; and that Captain Hall be informed, and at his peril, not to suffer any of the tea to be landed.
Page 603 - It has been truly said, that there is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Page 60 - ... amongst variety of discourse they told me of a young lion (not long before) killed at Piscataway by an Indian; of a sea serpent or snake that lay coiled up like a cable upon a rock at Cape Ann: a boat passing by with English aboard and two Indians, they would have shot the serpent, but the Indians dissuaded them, saying that if he were not killed outright they would be all in danger of their lives.
Page 14 - Furres was then our refuge, to make our selves savers howsoever : we found this Whalefishing a costly conclusion : we saw many, and spent much time in chasing them ; but could not kill any : They beeing a kinde of lubartes, and not the Whale that yeeldes Finnes and Oyle as wee expected.
Page 282 - Upon this answer, we sent out to them again, to know from whence they came, and if they would give us good quarter, for our men, women and children, both wounded and sound, and...
Page 492 - The perusal of these documents excited violent indignation ; it was unanimously resolved, " that the tendency of the said letters was to overthrow the constitution of this government, and to introduce arbitrary power into the province...
Page 40 - Taster or two, which so charms them, that for no perswasions that their imployers can use will they go out to Sea, although fair and seasonable weather, for two or three days, nay sometimes a whole week till they are wearied with drinking, taking ashore two or three Hogsheads of Wine and Rhum to drink off when the Merchant is gone.

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