Queens County in Olden Times: Being a Supplement to the Several Histories Thereof

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C. Welling, 1865 - Queens County (N.Y.) - 122 pages
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Page 38 - He was complimented and huzza'd, and invited to an entertainment, but excused himself, and said he was in such a frame of body and mind that he should be unhappy in company.
Page 52 - Spanish admiral, took of setting fire to the ships, in order to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy. It was computed that the loss which the Spaniards sustained in this enterprise amounted to twenty millions of ducats...
Page 14 - Long-Island^) well affected to the Church of England. After some time of silence, I began to speak, standing up in the Gallery, where their Speakers use to stand when they speak; but I was so much interrupted by the Clamour and Noise, that several of the Quakers made, forbidding me to speak, that I could not proceed. After this, one of their Speakers began to Speak, and continued Speaking about an Hour, the whole was a ramble of nonsense and perversion of Scripture, with gross reflections both on...
Page 35 - The ticket No. 5,886, in the Lighthouse and Public Lottery of New York, drew in my favor, by the blessing of Almighty God, 500 pounds sterling, of which I received 425 pounds, there being a deduction of fifteen per cent; for which I now record to my posterity my thanks to Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts.
Page 16 - ... Church, is as rare as his bounty towards it ; no wonder then that all that love the Church of England are fond of Governor Nicholson, who is a true son, or rather a nursing father, of her in America. I hope you will do him all the service you can at home whereby you will oblige all the Churches abroad. " Mr. Urquhart is well chosen for the people of Jamaica, and indeed I think none fitter than the Scotch Episcopal to deal with Whigs and Fanaticks of all sorts. Had not Stuttart been allowed to...
Page 26 - Tho cattle and a few sheep had been sent by some of the Provinces to their Troops, yet your sheep were very Seasonable ; and highly beneficial to the Arm in general. Your Cheeses were highly acceptable and reviving ; for unless amongst some of the officers, it was food scarcely known among us. This generous humanity of Queens county is unanimously and gratefully applauded by all here ; we pray that your benevolence may be returned to you by the...
Page 26 - While their husbands, at Great Neck, were employed in getting sheep, the good mothers in that neighborhood, in a few hours, collected nearly seventy good large cheeses and sent them to New York to be forwarded with the sheep to the army.
Page 14 - ... there, because some were lately made Justices of the Peace on Long-Island, that were not greatly affected to Quakerism. After he had done, he went away out of the Meeting in all hast, fearing (I suppose) he should be questioned about the things he had said. I stood up again to speak in their Meeting, but they made a new interruption, and threatened me with being guilty of the breach of the Act of Toleration...
Page 98 - I'm poor : The further in, the more they pay ; But here I lie as warm as they.
Page 34 - To be sold and entered on when the purchaser pleases, a small plantation half a mile east of Jamaica Village, on which Mr. Seabury, Rector of the Church, now lives. It contains twenty-eight acres of good land, a good dwelling house (one end new) a genteel building, a dry cellar under the whole house, a well of good water, new barn, hovel and smoke house. There is a fine orchard that makes fifty barrels of cider ; also a screw-press and cider mill of a new invention that grinds fifty bushels of apples...

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