The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries, Volume 12

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W. Abbatt, 1884 - History

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Page 524 - The advancement of agriculture, commerce and manufactures by all proper means, will not, I trust, need recommendation ; but I cannot forbear intimating to you the expediency of giving effectual encouragement as well to the introduction of new and useful inventions from abroad, as to the exertions of skill and genius in producing them at home...
Page 492 - It professed to ignore the question of slavery, and declared that it would recognize no political principle other than " the Constitution of the Country, the Union of the States, and the enforcement of the Laws.
Page 41 - French republic consents to accept, ratify, and confirm the above convention, with the addition importing that the convention shall be in force for the space of eight years, and with the retrenchment of the second article : provided that by this retrenchment the two States renounce the respective pretensions which are the object of the said article.
Page 48 - The end of all good government is to cultivate humanity and promote the happiness of all, and the good of every man in all his rights, his life, liberty, estate, honor, etc., without injury or abuse done to any.
Page 234 - Bay, where the said river falleth into the sea ; and on the north by the line of the Massachusetts plantation ; and on the south by the sea; and in longitude as the line of the Massachusetts colony, running from east to west, that is to say, from the said Narraganset Bay on the east, to the south sea on the west part, with the islands thereunto adjoining...
Page 255 - Dear Doctor, I have asked Mrs. Cochran and Mrs. Livingston to dine with me tomorrow, but am I not in honor bound to apprise them of their fare? As I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned, I will. It is needless to premise that my table is large enough to hold the ladies. Of this they had ocular proof yesterday. To say how it is usually covered is...
Page 267 - He was a man free in speech, so far as he could express his mind and of a seemly carriage. We questioned him of many things. He was the first savage we could meet withal. He said he was not of these parts but of...
Page 255 - ... twelve feet apart. Of late he has had the surprising sagacity to discover that apples will make pies ; and it is a question if, in the violence of his efforts, we do not get one of apples, instead of having both of beef-steaks.
Page 239 - Pennsylvania, and now claimed by the State of Connecticut, do of right belong to the State of Pennsylvania.
Page 528 - New England, Sir, has not been a leader in this policy. On the contrary, she held back herself and tried to hold others back from it, from the adoption of the Constitution to 1824. Up to 1824, she was accused of sinister and selfish designs, because she discountenanced the progress of this policy.

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