A narrative of an extraordinary escape: out of the hands of the Indians, in the Gulph of St. Lawrence

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New Brunswick Historical Society, 1774 - Maritime Provinces - 33 pages
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Page 385 - ... the Sea-cow Fishery in Prince Edward Island is given by AB Warburton in " Acadiensis," III, 116-119. much like Anson's sea-lions* — I believe of the same species — this was larger than an ox — The French use the oil of these creatures to their meat — it is to me as rank as seal oil — The most noted places for their present resort, are the islands of Magdelines, and Point Miscou ; but the sea-cows, wild fowl, Indians, and beaver, will leave us as we settle in the country, and go to places...
Page 367 - Majesty's British subjects and them, for which purpose you are to declare in His Majesty's name that he will bestow on every white man, being one of his said subjects who shall marry an Indian woman, native and inhabitant of Nova Scotia, a free gift of the sum of ten pounds sterling and fifty acres of land free of quit rent for the space of twenty years, and the like on any white woman, being his Majesty's subject, who shall marry an Indian man, native and inhabitant of Nova Scotia, as aforesaid."—WOR]...
Page 387 - Lawrence, interspersed with a description of the coast, and remarks on the customs and manners of the savages there. Also a providential escape after a shipwreck, in coming from the island of St. John, in said Gulph ; with an account of the fisheries round that island. Likewise a plan for reconciling the differences between Great Britain and her colonies. London, 1775, pp. 48, 4vo. " There is nothing very extraordinary or providential in either of the author's escapes.
Page 367 - And as a further mark of His Majesty's good Will to the Said Indian Nations; You Shall give all possible incouragement to intermarriages between His Majesty's British Subjects & them for which purpose you are to declare in his Majesty's Name, that his Majesty will bestow on every white man being one of His Subjects, who Shall marry an Indian Woman, Native & Inhabitant of Nova Scotia, a free gift of the Sum of 10...
Page 358 - Fig. 8, for the use of which I am indebted to the courtesy of the Durham House Drainage Company, of New York, which also illustrates a most admirable and safe system of house drainage.
Page 372 - ... centuries later, and in a quite different context, Winston Churchill called "The Closing of the Ring." The French Acadians had been deported or taken flight and the English, some Scots, and, most of all, people from the New England colonies were about to move in. The Micmac perceived this to be a threat. "Their chief made almost a circle with his forefinger and thumb, and pointing at the end of his forefinger, said there was Quebec, the middle joint of his finger was Montreal, the joint next...
Page 367 - Correspondents" showjis the moral texture of the stories that appear in the penny journals, so the subjects of these stories may be clearly enough ascertained by looking at the woodcuts which illustrate them. The Family Herald is one of the oldest, if not the very oldest, of the periodicals we refer to ; but it is different from its rivals in this, that it has no illustrations. It says, indeed, not a little for the ability with which it is conducted, that, discarding the aid of pictorial embellishments,...
Page 360 - ... may be found for any time past, or to come, without the help of Astronomical Tables, etc. Manchester, [1749]. 12" Smethurst's book shows that he was a welleducated, observant and sensible man.
Page 360 - Tables of time ; whereby the day of the month, either new or old stile ; Day of the Week ; Rising of the Sun ; . . . etc., may be found for any Time past, or to come, without the help of Astronomical Tables.
Page 372 - ... pointing at the end of his forefinger, said there was Quebec, the middle joint of his finger was Montreal, the joint next [to] the hand was New York, the joint of the thumb next [to] the hand was Boston, the middle joint of the thumb was Halifax, the interval betwixt his finger and thumb was Pookmoosh, so the Indians would soon be surrounded, which he signified by closing his finger and thumb.

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