History of Saco and Biddeford, with Notices of Other Early Settlements, and of the Proprietary Governments in Maine, Including the Provinces of New Somersetshire and Lygonia

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Heritage Books, 1830 - History - 352 pages

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Notices of the first Colonists
Troubles with the Indians Chronology
Division of H Scanmans estate

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Page 22 - I seized upon ; they were all of one nation, but of several parts and several families. This accident must be acknowledged the means under God of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations.
Page 69 - They went up Saco river in birch canoes, and that way they found it 90 miles to Pegwagget, an Indian town, but by land it is but 60. Upon Saco river they found many thousand acres of rich meadow, but there are 10 falls which hinder boats, &c.
Page 82 - Divers of the elders went to Weymouth, to reconcile the differences between the people and Mr. Jenner, whom they had called thither with intent to have him their pastor. They had good success of their prayers.
Page 25 - The Council established at Plymouth, in the County of Devon, for the planting, ruling, and governing, of New England in America.
Page 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Page 37 - Indies for the negroes. To every shallop belong four fishermen, a master or steersman, a midshipman, and a shore man, who washes it out of the salt, and dries it upon hurdles pitched upon stakes breast high, and tends their cookery. They often get in one voyage 8 or 9 barrels a share per man. The merchant buys of the planters beef, pork, peas, wheat, Indian corn, arid sells it to the fishermen.
Page 77 - Vassall, a man never at rest, but when he was in the fire of contention,) wherein he cleared the justice of our proceedings.
Page 36 - ... latin language, was executed, 1638. Another deed from Vines requires the lessee to yield and pay an acknowledgement and rent-charge of 5s., two days work, and one fat goose yearly. In this manner were all the planters rendered tenants to the proprietor, none of them holding their estates in fee simple. Fishing was the most common occupation, as it was both easy and profitable to barter the products of this business for corn from ' Virginia, and other stores from England. The trade with the planters...
Page 71 - Men are so intent upon planting sugar that they had rather buy foode at very deare rates than produce it by labour, so infinite is the profitt of sugar workes. . . ."20 By 1770, the West Indies were importing most of the continental colonies' exports of dried fish, grain, beans, and vegetables.

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