A summary, historical and political, of the first planting, progressive improvements, and present state of the British settlements in North-America: containing I. Some general account of ancient and modern colonies, the granting and settling of the British continent and West-India island colonies ... II. The Hudson's-Bay Company's lodges ... III. Newfoundland harbours and cod-fishery : IV. The province of L'Acadie or Nova Scotia ... V. The several grants ... united by a new charter in the present province of Massachusetts-Bay, commonly called New-England
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Page 386 - York, his heirs and assigns, all that part of the main land of New England, beginning at a certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix, next adjoining to New Scotland in America...
Page 447 - I design to take my religion from the Scripture, and then whether it suits, or suits not, any other denomination, I am not much concerned : for I think at the last day, it will not be inquired, whether I was of the Church of England or Geneva, but, whether I sought or embraced truth in the love of it.
Page 570 - America, as alfo for the better peopling and fettling the faid province, and extending and improving the fifhery thereof, by granting lands within the fame, and giving other encouragements to fuch of the officers and private men lately difmified his majefty's land and fea iervice, as mail be willing to fettle in the faid province : and his majefty having fignified his royal approbation of the purport of the faid propofals, the right hon.
Page 571 - ... free from the payment of any quitrents or taxes, for the term of ten years ; at the expiration of which no...
Page 153 - Brother and meanest of Mankind; no Civil Government, no Religion, no Letters; the French call them Les Hommes des Bois, or Men-Brutes of the Forrest: They do not cultivate the Earth by planting or grazing: Excepting a very inconsiderable Quantity of Mays or Indian Corn, and of Kidney-Beans ... which some of their Squaas or Women plant; they do not provide for To-Morrow, their Hunting is their necessary Subsistence not Diversion; when they have good luck in Hunting, they eat and sleep until all is...
Page 372 - Lately the long leases of the farmers in the north of Ireland being expired, the landlords raised their rents extravagantly. This occasioned an emigration of many north of Ireland Scotch...
Page 171 - At Taunton by the Side of a tiding River, Part in, Part out, of the River, there is a large Rock, on the perpendicular Side of which, next to the Stream, are 7 or 8 Lines about 7 or 8 feet long, and about a Foot wide each of them, engraven with unaccountable Characters not like any known Character.
Page 244 - ... the greatest and most profitable commodities of this kingdom, on which the value of lands, and the trade of the nation do chiefly depend...