The Maine Historical Magazine, Volume 9

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Page 69 - The collections were formally presented by the following letter :— " Botanic Garden, Cambridge, November 30, 1864. " To the Rev. Dr. HILL, President of Harvard University : " My Dear Sir : — I have the pleasure to inform you that the Herbarium and Botanical Library, which a year ago I offered to present to the University, are now safely deposited in the building erected for their reception by Mr. Thayer. I have regarded them as belonging to the University from the beginning of the present year...
Page 81 - To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled.
Page 69 - An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for the refugees from the British provinces of Canada, and Nova Scotia...
Page 62 - Still stands the forest primeval ; but under the shade of its branches Dwells another race, with other customs and language. Only along the shore of the mournful and misty Atlantic Linger a few Acadian peasants, whose fathers from exile Wandered back to their native land to die in its bosom.
Page 67 - That the memorialist be informed that Congress retains a lively sense of the services the Canadian officers and men have rendered the United States and that they are seriously disposed to reward them for their 'virtuous sufferings in the cause of liberty. That they be further informed that whenever Congress can consistently make grants of land they will reward in this way as far as may be consistent the officers, men, and other Refugees from Canada.
Page 185 - The north line of the present town of Woolwich should be the south line of the Plymouth Patent and the north line of the Clark & Lake Claim.
Page 70 - Faulkner, David Gay, Martin Brooks, Lieutenant-colonel Bradford, Noah Miller, Joshua Lamb, Atwood Fales, John Starr, William How, Ebenezer Gardner, Lewis F. Delesdernier, John McGown, and Jonas C. Minot, respectively, nine hundred and sixty acres each ; and the heirs of Simeon Chester, nine hundred and sixty acres ; Jacob Vender Heyden, John Livingston, James Crawford, Isaac Danks, Major B.
Page 211 - While we were at shore, our men aboard, with a few hooks got above thirty great cods and haddocks, which gave us a taste of the great plenty of fish, which we found afterward wheresoever we went upon the coast.
Page 18 - Had our early ancestors adopted the course we, at this day, are apt to deem so easy and obvious, and placed their government on the basis of liberty for all sorts of consciences, it would have been, in that age, a certain introduction of anarchy. It cannot be questioned, that all the fond hopes they had cherished from emigration would have been lost. The agents of Charles and James would have planted here the standard of the transatlantic...
Page 67 - Congress, April 23, 1783, and April 13, 1785, the refugees were, "on account of their attachment to the interest of the United States, recommended to the humanity and particular attention of the several States in which they reside...

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