American Annals : Or, A Chronological History of America: From Its Discovery in 1492 to 1806, Volume 1

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printed; London, 1813 - United States - 412 pages
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Page 102 - The Floridians when they travell, have a kinde of herbe dried, who with a cane and an earthen cup in the end, with fire, and the dried herbs put together, doe sucke thorow the cane the smoke thereof, which smoke satisfieth their hunger, and therwith they live foure or five dayes without meat or drinke, and this all the Frenchmen used for this purpose : yet do they holde opinion withall, that it causeth water & fleame to void from their stomacks.
Page 264 - But consulting about it, we declined the motion for this consideration, that if we should put ourselves under the protection of the parliament, we must then be subject to all such laws as they should make, or at least such as they might impose upon us...
Page 168 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 96 - A patent was granted him by her majesty, in 1584, for himself^ his heirs and assigns, to discover " such remote heathen and barbarous lands, not actually possessed by any Christian prince, nor inhabited by Christian people...
Page 377 - the Acts of Navigation were an invasion of the rights and privileges of the subjects of his majesty in the colony, they not being represented in parliament.
Page 227 - And finally, to give permanence to the representative power of the Commons, it was enacted, " that it shall be lawful for the freemen of every plantation, to choose two or three of each town before every General Court, to confer of and prepare such public business as by them shall be thought fit to consider of at the next General Court, and that such persons as shall be hereafter so deputed by the freemen of the several plantations to deal in their behalf in the public affairs of the Commonwealth,...
Page 365 - I think I can clearly say that before these present troubles broke out, the English did not possess one foot of land in this colony but what was fairly obtained by honest purchase of the Indian proprietors.
Page 344 - I thank God, there are no free schools, nor printing, and I hope we shall not have, these hundred years ; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best of government. God keep us from both...
Page 174 - Massasoyt being come, we discharged our pieces and saluted him ; who, after their manner, kindly welcomed us, and took us into his house, and set us down by him, where, having delivered our message and presents, and having put the coat on his back, and the chain about his neck, he was not a little proud to behold himself, and his men also to see their king so bravely attired.
Page 344 - The same course that is taken in England out of towns; every man according to his ability instructing his children. We have forty-eight parishes, and our ministers are well paid, and by my consent should be better if they would pray oftener and preach less.

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