The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620-1865

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Houghton Mifflin, 1909 - New Englanders - 303 pages

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Page 225 - Come all ye Yankee farmers who wish to change your lot, Who 've spunk enough to travel beyond your native spot, And leave behind the village where Pa and Ma do stay, Come follow me, and settle in Michigania, — Yea, yea, yea, in Michigania.
Page 207 - ... and sagacity in the most ignorant of the southern people; and they are generally accumulating property as fast as any people can who had so little to begin with. The parties are about equal in point of generosity and liberality, though these virtues show themselves in each people in a different way. The southerner is perhaps the most hospitable and generous to individuals. He is lavish of his victuals, his liquors, and other personal favors. But the northern man is the most liberal in contributing...
Page 260 - This concrete content of ethical action seeks equality, not only between man and man but between man and woman.
Page 121 - Connecticut enacting all the territory within her charter limits from the river Delaware to a line fifteen miles west of the Susquehanna into a town, with all the corporate powers of other towns in the colony, to be called Westmoreland, attaching it to the county of Litchfield, Connecticut.
Page 166 - the West" moved on into Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The overflow from New England still carried settlers to New York and Pennsylvania; but the process was one of filling in those states whose organization had been perfected, and whose institutions had passed beyond the formative stage. The emigrants from New England took their thrift and enterprise with them, and contributed substantially to the prosperity of their adopted homes. It seemed to Timothy Dwight that the inhabitants of New York and New...
Page 119 - Wilkesbarre (its name indicative of colonial sympathy with English parliamentary affairs) was a typical New England town. Surveyed in 1770, it had two hundred acres divided into eight squares of twentyfive acres each, these into six lots, each of which contained (after the streets were taken off ) nearly four acres. A central square was laid off for the town buildings, mills and ferries were provided, and " with true pilgrim zeal, attention was immediately turned to the subject of a gospel ministry,...
Page 202 - ... under the full assurance that we shall now obtain our rights, and that it is now perfectly as safe to go on improving the public land as though we already had our titles from government.
Page 210 - Each $25o-share entitled its holder to one hundred and sixty acres of prairie land, twenty acres of timber, and a town lot. A committee of three set out in 1836, after $25,000 had been paid in, and purchased one hundred quarter sections. The town was laid out with wide streets, one block was set apart for a public square, and one for an academy and college. Though only four of the sixty original members of the association ever came to live in the town, it was filled with New Englanders; a Congregational...
Page 183 - equal dispersion of farms over the surface," the tendency to support schools and churches, "exceedingly like the parent people from which they sprung.
Page 178 - ... the first settlers in Ashtabula County towns, in Conneaut and Austinburgh, were from Connecticut, as were those of Burton (in Geauga County).

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