Collections of the Maine Historical Society

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The Society, 1859 - Local history
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Page 255 - July, in the twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the faith, &c.
Page 106 - I married, but had the misfortune to lose my wife after six months' marriage. The same year I was elected a member of the convention which formed the constitution of Pennsylvania, and from that time till now, I have been always a member, either of the Legislature of this State, or a member of Congress. In that political life, some acquirements, and a tolerable share of attention to public business, have rendered me more conspicuous than I could have expected, but without increasing my happiness,...
Page 299 - From hence we might discern the main land from the west-south-west to the east-north-east, and a great way (as it then seemed, and we after found it,) up into the main we might discern very high mountains, though the main seemed but low land...
Page xviii - THE PRESIDENT. 1. It shall be the duty of the President, and, in his absence, of the senior Vice-President...
Page 186 - He, being wholly addicted to the hierarchy and discipline of England, did exercise a ministerial function in the same way, and did marry and baptize at the Isle of Shoals which was now found to be within our jurisdiction.
Page 265 - Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 268 - ... tribes east of the Mississippi, yet its prevalence is so general, and its influence on political relations so important, as to claim especial attention. Indian communities, independently of their local distribution into tribes, bands, and villages, are composed of several distinct clans. Each clan has its emblem, consisting of the figure of some bird, beast, or reptile; and each is distinguished by the name of the animal which it thus bears as its device; as, for example, the clan of the Wolf,...
Page 306 - ... but we marched up about four miles in the main, and passed over three hills, and, because the weather was parching hot, and our men, in their armor, not able to travel far and return that night to our ship, we resolved not to pass any further, being all very weary of so tedious and laborsome a travel.
Page 412 - ... identify even quartz, feldspar or hornblende among the simple minerals, or granite, porphyry or trap among the rocks. We speak from experience, and well remember with what impatient, but almost despairing curiosity we eyed the bleak, naked ridges which impended over the valleys and plains that were the scenes of our youthful excursions. In vain did we doubt that the glittering spangles of mica, and the still more alluring brilliancy of pyrites, gave assurance of the existence of the precious...
Page 265 - Lands, and otherwise illtreated them; — We do disapprove & condemn the same, — and freely consent that our English friends shall possess, enjoy & improve all the Lands which they have formerly possessed, and all which they have obtained a right & title unto, Hoping it will prove of mutual and reciprocal benefit and advantage to them & us, that they Cohabit with us.

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