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Page 8 - June 1710. On the inward passage, and immediately on landing, seventeen hundred died. The survivors were encamped in tents they had brought with them from England, on Nutting, now Governor's Island. Here they remained till late in autumn, when about fourteen hundred were removed, one hundred miles up the Hudson river, to Livingston Manor.
Page 9 - Having reached Schoharie, they made improvements upon the lands, Queen Anne had granted them. Here they remained about ten years, when, owing to some defect in their titles, they were deprived of both lands and improvements. In the Spring of 1723, thirty-three families removed and settled in Pennsylvania, in Tulpehocken, some fifteen miles west of Reading.
Page 8 - In this he failed. One hundred and fifty families, to escape the certainty of famishing, left late in the Autumn of 1712 for Schoharie Valley, some sixty miles northwest of Livingston Manor. They had no open road, no horses to carry or haul their luggage. This they loaded on rudely constructed sleds, and did tug these themselves, through a three feet deep snow, which greatly obstructed their progress.
Page 8 - ... depending upon the charity of the inhabitants of the English metropolis. Of the large number that came to England in 1708 and 1709, seven thousand, after having suffered great privations, returned, half naked and in despondency, to their native country. Ten thousand died for want of sustenance, medical attendance, and other causes. Some perished on ships. The survivors were transported to English colonies in America. Ten sails of vessels were freighted with upwards of four thousand Germans for...
Page 7 - Wittenberg was not far to the east, and Geneva no farther on the south, and the people were open-eared to both Luther and Calvin. For some years before the court of the Elector Palatine had pronounced its adhesion to the Protestant faith the principles of the Reformation had taken almost universal possession of the people. Both Lutheran and Reformed doctrine found a friendly and fertile soil in the Palatinate.
Page 7 - During his reign, on his urgency and authority, Olevian and Ursinus, professors of divinity in the University of Heidelberg, published that Catechism which, under the name of Heidelberg, remains to this day throughout the various branches of the Reformed Church, the dearest among its symbolical books.
Page 7 - And to this day, in the valleys of the Hudson, the Mohawk, the Schoharie, and the Swatara, the children of those Palatines, still Lutheran and Reformed, worship side by side as their fathers of the sixth generation gone worshipped on the Rhine.
Page 7 - Its boundaries were changeable with the shifting fortunes of diplomacy and war. Situated between the greater and rival powers of France and the German princes, its soil was the frequent path of armies and field of battle.
Page 7 - Calvinist, to be followed yet by another Lutheran. It was a kind of religious see-saw, in which all the power of royal favor, and influence of Court patronage, and at times the force of decrees and enactments, brought very serious discomfiture and loss to the people.
Page 7 - Protestant world as the best and choicest of the Creeds to which the Reformation era gave rise ; specially notable, at once, for its freedom from the controversial spirit of the age, and for the high tone of spiritual experience which it depicts. The successors of Frederick III. did not all adhere to the Reformed doctrine...

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