Catalogue of the Principal Officers of Vermont: As Connected with Its Political History, from 1778 to 1851

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Page 8 - Africans; and that they have fully carried their determination into effect will be seen by the following extract of a letter from Mr Afzelius, the company's botaFadttrom, n\t, dated Sierra Leona, Jjth November 1794.
Page 8 - ... that the district of territory comprehending and usually known by the name and description of the New Hampshire Grants, of right ought to be, and is hereby declared forever hereafter to be considered, as a free and independent jurisdiction or State...
Page 117 - Racats, on the 26th we travelled Some ways, and Held a Council when it was concluded it was Best to open the Court as we Saw No Line it was not whether in Kingsland or not. But we concluded we were farr in the woods we did not expect to See any House unless we inarched three miles within Kingsland and no one lived there when the Court was ordered to be opened on the spot, present JOHN TAPLIN, Judge JOHN PETERS of the Quorum JOHN TAPLIN Jr., Sheriff.
Page 137 - Twill make you large amends, To Rutland go. Your pateroons forsake, Whose greatest care Is slaves of you to make While you live there: Come, quit their barren lands, And leave them in their hands, 'Twill ease you of your bands, To Rutland go.
Page 8 - This convention, whose members are duly chosen by the free voice of their constituents, in the several towns on the New Hampshire Grants, in public meeting assembled, in our own names, and in behalf of our constituents, do hereby proclaim and publicly declare that the district of territory comprehending and usually known by the name and description of the New Hampshire Grants, of right ought to be, and is hereby declared forever hereafter to be considered as a...
Page 110 - My epitaph shall be my name alone : If that with honour fail to crown my clay, Oh ! may no other fame my deeds repay ! That, only that, shall single out the spot ; By that remember'd, or with that forgot.
Page 7 - July, 1776, at which it was unanimously resolved to take suitable measures, as soon as may be, to declare the New Hampshire Grants a free and separate district.
Page 117 - Racats, on the 26th we travelled some ways and Held a Council when it was Concluded it was Best to open the Court as we Saw No Line it was not whether in Kingsland or Not But we concluded we were farr in the woods we Did not Expect to See any House unless we marched three miles within Kingsland and No one lived there when the Court was ordered to be opened on the Spot , Feb.
Page 138 - We value not New York, With all their powers; For here we'll stay and work, The land is ours. In such verse, appropriately crude, Thomas Rowley of Danby, who was the minstrel of the Green Mountain Boys, celebrated the fierce resistance to New York authority which the inhabitants of the New Hampshire Grants were making in the early years of Rutland's existence. Into the midst of this land controversy...
Page 137 - Pateroons in the province of New York, to come and settle on our good lands, under the New Hampshire Grants...

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