The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania., 1886 - Pennsylvania

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Page 86 - MR. STRAHAN, You are a member of parliament, and one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. — You have begun to burn our towns, and murder our people. — Look upon your hands! — They are stained with the blood of your relations ! — You and I were long friends: — You are now my enemy, — and I am • Yours, B. FRANKLIN.
Page 317 - ... distance from New Castle, northward and westward, unto the beginning of the fortieth degree of northern latitude ; and then by a straight line westward to the limits of longitude above mentioned.
Page 316 - ... northward, then, by the said river, so far as it doth extend ; and from the head of the said river, the...
Page 286 - ... all other powers and privileges of an Assembly, according to the rights of the freeborn subjects of England and as is usual in any of the King's plantations in America.
Page 28 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm, in erecting a grammar school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used ; and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a papermill. It will be proved to thy face that thou hast men about thee that usually talk of a noun and a verb and such abominable words as no Christian ear can endure to hear.
Page 19 - Account, the Motions of the Planets through the Signs, with the Luminaries, Conjunctions, Aspects, Eclipses; the rising, -southing and setting of the Moon, with the time when she...
Page 9 - If we cannot prevent vessels from passing up, and the enemy are possessed of the surrounding country, what valuable purpose can it answer to attempt to hold a post from which the expected benefit cannot be had...
Page 20 - Hereby understand that after great Charge and Trouble, I have brought that great Art and Mystery of Printing into this part of America, believing it may be of great service to you in several respects, hoping to find Encouragement, not only in this Almanack, but what else I shall enter upon for the use and service of the Inhabitants of these Parts.
Page 100 - Philadelphia in the close of the last and beginning of the present century.
Page 252 - An Act to regulate the collection of the Duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, Wares and Merchandizes imported into the United States," and " Foreign Intelligence,

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