Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society, Volumes 3-15

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The Society, 1912 - Newport (R.I.)
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Page xliv - That the respective colonies are entitled to the common law of England, and more especially to the great and inestimable privilege of being tried by their peers of the vicinage, according to the course of that law.
Page 41 - Society shall be elected at the annual 10 meeting (or at an adjournment thereof), and shall hold their respective offices for one year, or until their successors are...
Page i - An unfortunate storm, and some measures taken in consequence of it by the French admiral, blasted in one moment the fairest hopes that ever were conceived ; and, from a moral certainty of success, rendered it a matter of rejoicing to get our own troops safe off the island. If the garrison of that place, consisting of nearly six thousand men, had been captured, as there was, in appearance at least, a hundred to one in favor of it, it would have given the finishing blow to British pretensions of sovereignty...
Page 42 - Society, and shall have a casting vote. He shall preserve order, and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Society.
Page 3 - Leif put to sea when his ship was ready for the voyage. For a long time he was tossed about upon the ocean, and came upon lands of which he had previously had no knowledge. There were self-sown wheatfields and vines growing there. There were also those trees there which are called ' mausur,' and of all these they took specimens.
Page 5 - There large flat stones [hellur], and many of these were twelve ells wide; there were many Arctic foxes there. They gave a name to the country and called it Helluland [the land of flat stones]. Then they sailed with northerly winds two "doegr...

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