The World Displayed; Or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, Selected from the Writers of All Nations: In which the Conjectures and Interpolations of Several Vain Editors and Translators are Expunged, Every Relation is Made Concise and Plain, and the Divisions of Countries and Kingdoms are Clearly and Distinctly Noted. Illustrated and Embellished with Variety of Maps and Prints by the Best Hands..
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Page 83 - The whole armament having abandoned the design on Martinique, directed their course to Guadaloupe, another of the Caribbee islands, lying at the distance of thirty leagues to the westward, about fifteen leagues in length and twelve in breadth ; divided into two parts by a small channel, which the inhabitants cross in a ferryboat. The western division is known by the name of Basseterre; and here the metropolis stands, defended by the citadel and other fortifications. The eastern part, called...
Page 30 - This day I see the majesty of your face, the greatness of your house, and the number of your people. I am come for the good of the whole nation, called the Creeks, to renew the peace which long ago they had with the English ; I am come over in my old days.
Page 128 - ... would not produce sufficient for the maintenance of the inhabitants, who are very numerous. The town of St. Thomas consists of one long street, at the end of which is the Danish magazine, a large magnificent and convenient building. The Brandenburgh factory is also very considerable, and the persons belonging to it are chiefly French refugees, who fled thither when the protestants were expelled from the French islands. The chief produce of their plantations is sugar, which is very fine grained,...
Page 5 - avoid all they can making discoveries to the northward of Churchill, or extending their trade that way, for fear they should discover a passage to the western ocean of America, and tempt by that means the rest of the English merchants to lay open their trade, which they know they have no legal right to ; which, if the passage was found, would not only animate the rest of the merchants to pursue the trade through that passage, but also to find out the great advantages that might be made of the trade...
Page 17 - ... which courts are held every two months: but to prevent law-suits, there are three peace-makers chosen by every county-court, in the nature of common arbitrators, to hear and end differences betwixt man and man; and spring and fall there is an orphan's court in each county, to inspect and regulate the affairs of orphans and widows.
Page 25 - Charter ; they established under their Seal a Court of Judicature for trying Causes, as well Criminal as Civil, in the Town of Savannah, (the Name which was given to the first Town to be raised) by the Name and Style of The Town Court ; they also appointed Magistrates there, viz. three Bailiffs and a Recorder, and inferior Officers, viz. Two Constables, and Two...
Page 20 - ... running from the middle of one front to the middle of the other ; and every owner of five thoufand acres has an acre of ground in the front of his houfe, and the rell half an acre for gardens and court-yards.
Page 30 - ... all round our nations. These feathers are a sign of peace in our land, and have been carried from town to town there ; and we have brought them over to leave with you, O great king, as a sign of everlasting peace. " O great king, whatsoever words you shall say unto me, I will tell them faithfully to all the kings of the Creek nations.