A Sketch of the History of Wyoming

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S. D. Lewis, 1830 - Wyoming Valley (Pa.) - 209 pages

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Page 49 - The said land to extend westward five degrees in longitude, to be computed from the said eastern bounds, and the said lands to be bounded on the north by the beginning of the three and fortieth degree of northern latitude, and on the south by a circle drawn at...
Page 158 - Commonwealth, in what manner the public monies have been disposed of, and whether the laws have been duly executed. For these purposes they shall have power to send for persons, papers, and records ; they shall have authority to pass public censures, to order impeachments, and to recommend to the legislature the repealing such laws as appear to them to have been enacted contrary to the principles of the constitution...
Page 49 - ... northward, then, by the said river, so far as it doth extend ; and from the head of the said river...
Page 49 - River unto the said three and fortieth Degree, the said land to extend Westward five Degrees in Longitude to be computed from the said Eastern Bounds. And the said Lands to be bounded on the North by the beginning of the three and fortieth Degree of Northern Latitude, and on the South by a circle drawn at twelve Miles...
Page 18 - Wyoming or Shamokin. You may go to either of these places, and then we shall have you more under our eye and shall see how you behave. Don't deliberate but remove away and take this belt of wampum.
Page 38 - Warwick and others, to the number of forty noblemen, knights and gentlemen, by the name 'of the Council established at Plymouth in the county of Devon, for the planting, ruling and governing of New England in America...
Page 18 - This is the behavior of the wise united nations. But we find you are none of our blood ; you act a dishonest part not only in this, but in other matters ; your ears are ever open to slanderous reports about your brethren. For all these reasons we charge you to remove instantly, we don't give you the liberty to think about it. You are women.
Page 18 - ... made Women of you, you know you are Women, and can no more sell Land than Women. Nor is it fit you should have the Power of Selling Lands since you would abuse it.
Page 123 - ... were in number, out of the limits of their own fort, would produce almost certain destruction to the settlement and themselves, and captivity, and slavery, perhaps torture, to their wives and children. While these debates were progressing, five men belonging to Wyoming, but who at that time held commissions in the continental army, arrived at the fort ; they had received information that a force from Niagara had marched to destroy the settlements on the Susquehanna, and being unable to bring...
Page 18 - You have told us a blind story, that you sent a messenger to us, to inform us of the sale; but he never came amongst us, nor did we ever hear any thing about it. This is acting in the dark, and very different from the conduct our Six Nations observe in the sales of land.

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