A History of the Minisink Region: Which Includes the Present Towns of Minisink, Deerpark, Mount Hope, Greenville, and Wawayanda in Orange County, New York ; from Their Organization and First Settlement to Their Present Time ; Also Including, a General History of the First Settlement of the County

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Coe Finch and I.F. Guiwits, 1867 - Minisink (N.Y.) - 211 pages

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Page 100 - Ah! then and there was hurrying to and fro, And gathering tears, and tremblings of distress, And cheeks all pale, which but an hour ago Blushed at the praise of their own loveliness: And there were sudden partings, such as press The life from out young hearts; and choking sighs, Which ne'er might be repeated...
Page 74 - Acts of the British Parliament; until a Reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on Constitutional Principles (which we most ardently Desire) can be obtained; And that we will, in all Things follow the Advice of our General Committee, respecting the Purposes aforesaid, the Preservation of Peace and good Order, and the Safety of Individuals and private property.
Page 37 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.
Page 74 - Persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America depend under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety ; and convinced of the necessity of preventing anarchy and confusion which attend the dissolution of the powers of government...
Page 74 - We, the Freemen, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the City and County of Albany being greatly alarmed at the avowed Design of the Ministry, to raise a revenue in America; and shocked by the bloody Scene now acting in the Massachusetts Bay Do in the most Solemn Manner resolve never to become...
Page 21 - Indians for the value of 60 guilders; 'tis 1 1,000 morgens in size. They had all their grain sowed by the middle of May, and reaped by the middle of August. They send thence samples of summer grain; such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, buckwheat, canary seed, beans and flax. The cargo of the aforesaid ship is: — 7246 Beaver skins.
Page 25 - That when government was informed of the settlement, they passed a law, in 1729, that any such purchases of the Indians should be void, and the purchasers indicted for forcible entry and detainer, according to the laws of England. That in 1730 they appointed an agent to go and investigate the facts ; that the agent so appointed was the famous surveyor, Nicolas Scull ; that he, J.
Page 74 - Massachusetts Bay, do, in the most solemn manner, resolve never to become slaves ; and do associate under all the ties of religion, honor, and love to our country, to adopt and endeavor to carry into execution, whatever measures may be recommended by the Continental Congress, or resolved upon by our provincial convention, for the purpose of preserving our constitution...
Page 26 - Depuis had treated them so well, they concluded to make a survey of his claim, in order to befriend him, if necessary. When they began to survey, the Indians gathered round : an old Indian laid his hand on N. Scull's shoulder, and said, " Put up iron string — go home !" That they quit, and returned.
Page 28 - There appeared to have been a great abundance of labor done there, at some former time ; but the mouths of these holes were caved full, and overgrown...

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