An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova-Scotia, Volume 1

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J. Howe, and sold, 1829 - Nova Scotia - 340 pages

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Page 221 - That one hundred Acres of Land be granted to every Person being Master or Mistress of a Family, for himself or herself, and fifty Acres for every white or black Man, Woman or Child, of which such Person's Family shall consist, at the actual Time of making the Grant...
Page 336 - Their hope was vain. Near Annapolis, a hundred heads of families fled to the woods, and a party was detached on the hunt to bring them in. -' Our soldiers hate them," wrote an officer on this occasion; " and, if they can but find a pretext to kill them, they will.
Page 172 - Real misery was wholly unknown, and benevolence anticipated the demands of poverty.* Every misfortune was relieved as it were before it could be felt, without ostentation on the one hand, and without meanness on the other. It was, in short, a society of brethren ; every individual of which was equally ready to give, and to receive, what he thought the common right of mankind.
Page 329 - As this step was indispensably necessary to the security of this Colony upon whose preservation from French Encroachments the prosperity of North America is esteemed in a great measure dependent, I have not the least reason to doubt of your Excellency's concurrence, and that you will receive the Inhabitants I now send and dispose of them in such manner as may best answer our design in preventing their Reunion.
Page 328 - Indians with intelligence, quarters, provisions and assistance in annoying tho government ; and while one part have abetted the French encroachments by their treachery, the other have countenanced them by open rebellion, and three hundred of them were actually found in arms in the French Fort at...
Page 54 - I7th verse, not only discharged them from any obligation, but actually forbade them to assist La Tour; while, on the other hand, it was agreed that it was as lawful for them to give him succor as it was for Joshua to aid the Gibeonites against the rest of the Canaanites, or for Jehoshaphat to aid Jehoram against Moab, in which expedition Elisha was present, and did not reprove the king of Judah.
Page 189 - ... reason to believe the Government was made sensible was not an act of choice on our part, but of necessity, as those in authority appeared to take in good part the representations we always made to them after any thing of that nature had happened.
Page 327 - If you find that fair means will not do with them, you must proceed by the most vigorous measures possible, not only in compelling them to embark, but in depriving those who shall escape of all means of shelter or support, by burning their houses and by destroying everything that may afford them the means of subsistence in the country.
Page 179 - ... which had the effect of producing obedience on the part of the young men, who forthwith commenced their march. The road from the chapel to the shore, just one mile in length...
Page 190 - It was also our constant care to give notice to Your Majesty's commanders, of the danger they from time to time have been exposed to by the enemy's troops, and had the intelligence we gave been always attended to, many lives might have been spared, particularly in the unhappy affair which...

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