sketches of persons, localities and incidents of two centuries


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Pàgina 123 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Pàgina 186 - ... and flowered with all sorts of coulers suitable for a young woman — another of white watered Taby, and Gold Lace for trimming of it ; twelve yards of Green Paduroy; thirteen yards of Lace, for a woman's Head dress, 2 inches wide as can be bought for 13s.
Pàgina 167 - Constables to the next Quarter sessions of the peace to be held for the said province, there to take the accustomed oaths appointed by Law for the execution, of their offices under such penalties as the law of our said province shall appoint and direct upon refusall or neglect therein.
Pàgina 16 - Director in that institution; at the time of his death he was one of the trustees of its permanent fund.
Pàgina 348 - Brass were frequently pelted, and sometimes thrown down upon the ground; for the evil spirit seemed then to effect variety of mischief, and diverted himself at this end after he had done so much execution at the other. So were two candlesticks, after many hittings, at last struck off the table where they stood, and likewise a large pewter pot with the force of these stones. Some of them were taken up hot, and (it seems) coming...
Pàgina 249 - King's colours. They then put the captain and men under confinement, broke open the Gunpowder magazine, and carried off about 100 Barrels of Gunpowder, but discharged the Captain and men from their confinement before their departure.
Pàgina 167 - ... rent or acknowledgement of Owne Peppercorn in the said Towne, on the five &. twentieth day of October, yearly, forever. And for the better order, rule and government of the said Towne Wee doe by these presents Grant for us and our successors unto the men and Inhabitants of the said Towne, That yearly and every year upon the first Tuesday of March, forever, they, the said men and Inhabitants of our said Towne shall elect and choose by the major part of them two sufficient and able men...
Pàgina 81 - What hope, what expectation, can you have ? You will be one of the first sacrifices to the resentment and justice of government ; your family will be ruined, and you must die with ignominy...
Pàgina 350 - The same day in the morning they tried this experiment; they did set on the fire a pot with urine, and cooked pins in it, with design to have it boil, and by that means to give punishment to the witch or wizard, (that might be the wicked procurer or contriver of this stone affliction) and take off their own; as they had been advised.

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