History of the Huguenot Emigration to America, Volume 1

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1885

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Page 177 - Walloons are going back to the fatherland, either because their years here are expired, or else because some are not very serviceable to the Company. Some, of them live far away and could not come on account of the heavy rains and storms, so that it was neither advisable nor was it possible to appoint any special service for so small a number with so much uncertainty. Nevertheless, the Lord's Supper was administered to them in the French language, and according to the French mode, with a preceding...
Page 61 - Mississippi to the sea, and took formal possession of the country in the name of the King of France, in honor of whom he called it Louisiana.
Page 50 - And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given to him a great sword.
Page 172 - The woods abound with acorns for feeding hogs, and with venison. There is considerable fish in the rivers; good tillage land; here is, especially, free coming and going, without fear of the naked natives of the country. Had we cows, hogs, and other cattle fit for food (which we daily expect in the first ships) we would not wish to return to Holland, for whatever we desire in the paradise of Holland, is here to be found. If you will come hither with your family, you will not regret it.
Page 259 - ... was one of the chief conspirators, and which depopulated a quarter of the realm, ruined its commerce, weakened it in every direction, gave it up for a long time to the public and...
Page 176 - At the first administration of the Lord's Supper which was observed, not without great joy and comfort to many, we had fully fifty communicants — Walloons and Dutch; of whom, a portion made their first confession of faith before us, and others exhibited their church certificates. Others had forgotten to bring their certificates with them not thinking that a church would be formed and established here...
Page 163 - Virginia. ... I required of him his demands in writing, with the signatures of such as were to bear part therein, both which I send your honor herewith.
Page 131 - The History of Acadia from its First Discovery to its Surrender to England by the Treaty of Paris, by James Hannay, St.
Page 127 - It is a pity," says Denonville, "that he cannot be converted. As he is a Huguenot, the bishop wants me to order him home this autumn, — which I have done, though he carries on a large business, and a great deal of money remains due to him here.
Page 341 - And for to have there a care of the same with you, to appoint, establish and constitute all officers, as well in the affairs of war as for justice and policy, for the first time ; and from thenceforward to name and present them unto us ; for to be disposed by us, and to give letters, titles, and such provisoes as...

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