The History of Portland, from 1632 to 1864: With a Notice of Previous Settlements, Colonial Grants, and Changes of Government in Maine

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Bailey & Noyes, 1865 - Maine - 928 pages

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Page 188 - It is ordered that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein.
Page 215 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Page 17 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 484 - Parliament, had, hath, and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies ... in all cases whatever."* To-day the ultimate control over the colonies is vested in Parliament.
Page 495 - that Mr. Roch, the owner of the vessel, be directed not to enter the tea at his peril ; and that Captain Hall be informed, and at his peril, not to suffer any of the tea to be landed.
Page 677 - The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of Hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of Hosts : and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of Hosts.
Page 60 - ... amongst variety of discourse they told me of a young lion (not long before) killed at Piscataway by an Indian; of a sea serpent or snake that lay coiled up like a cable upon a rock at Cape Ann: a boat passing by with English aboard and two Indians, they would have shot the serpent, but the Indians dissuaded them, saying that if he were not killed outright they would be all in danger of their lives.
Page 14 - Furres was then our refuge, to make our selves savers howsoever : we found this Whalefishing a costly conclusion : we saw many, and spent much time in chasing them ; but could not kill any : They beeing a kinde of lubartes, and not the Whale that yeeldes Finnes and Oyle as wee expected.
Page 284 - We demanded if there were any French among thorn and if they would give us quarter. They answered, that they were Frenchmen, and that they would give us good quarter. Upon this answer, we sent out to them again, to know from whence they came, and if they would give us good quarter...
Page 484 - Majesty's dominions in America for making a more certain and adequate provision for defraying the charge of the administration of justice and the support of civil government in such provinces where it shall be found necessary...

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