Collections of the Maine Historical Society

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The Society, 1890 - Maine
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Page 204 - It is ordered that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein.
Page 231 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Page 33 - 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 500 - America ; and that you check by every motive of duty and fear of punishment every attempt to plunder or insult the inhabitants of Canada. Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any Canadian or Indian in his person or property, I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require.
Page 79 - James, and desirous of engaging in colonial adventure, seconded the design ; and, in September, 1621, he obtained without difficulty a patent for the territory east of the river St. Croix and south of the St. Lawrence. The region, which had already been included in the provinces of Acadia and New France, was named Nova Scotia.
Page 499 - Let no man desert his habitation ; let no one flee as before an enemy. The cause of America and of Liberty, is the cause of every virtuous American citizen; whatever may be his religion or descent, the United Colonies know no distinction but such as slavery, corruption and arbitrary dominion may create. Come then, ye generous citizens, range yourselves under the standard of general Liberty, against which all the force and artifices of tyranny will never be able to prevail.
Page 76 - ... amongst variety of discourse they told me of a young lion (not long before) killed at Piscataway by an Indian; of a sea serpent or snake that lay coiled up like a cable upon a rock at Cape Ann: a boat passing by with English aboard and two Indians, they would have shot the serpent, but the Indians dissuaded them, saying that if he were not killed outright they would be all in danger of their lives.
Page 30 - Furres was then our refuge, to make our selves savers howsoever : we found this Whalefishing a costly conclusion : we saw many, and spent much time in chasing them ; but could not kill any : They beeing a kinde of lubartes, and not the Whale that yeeldes Finnes and Oyle as wee expected.
Page 31 - Westward of this river is the country of Aucocisco in the bottom of a large, deep bay, full of many great isles, which divide it into many good harbors.
Page 101 - Latitude of the place was fourty three degrees, fourty minutes, and twelve seconds, besides those minutes which are to be allowed for the three miles more North wch. run into the Lake.

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