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Página iii - ... and by that name they and their successors for ever hereafter shall and may have succession, and by that name shall and may be persons in law, capable to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
Página iii - To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
Página 277 - No Christian shall be kept in Bondslavery villenage or Captivity, Except Such who shall be Judged thereunto by Authority, or such as willingly have sould, or shall sell themselves...
Página 99 - The people of the mountaynes came aboord us, wondering at our ship and weapons. We bought some small skinnes of them for trifles. This afternoone, one canoe kept hanging under our sterne with one man in it, which we could not keepe from thence, who got up by our rudder to the cabin window, and stole out my pillow, and two shirts, and two bandeleeres.
Página 99 - I shot a falcon at them, and killed two of them : whereupon the rest fled into the woods. Yet they manned off another canoe with nine or ten men, which came to meet us. So I shot at it also a falcon, and shot it through, and killed one of them. Then our men with their muskets killed three or foure more of them.* So they went their way...
Página 99 - Whereupon all the rest fled away, some in their canoes, and so leapt out of them into the water. We manned our boat, and got our things againe. Then one of them that swamme got hold of our boat, thinking to overthrow it. But our cooke tooke a sword, and cut off one of his hands, and he was drowned.
Página 303 - March i, 1665, subsequent to the capture of New Amsterdam by the English in 1664 under the direction of James, Duke of York) provided that if any one should kindle a fire in the woods or grounds lying in common, or in his own grounds so that the same should run into the lands of another, the offender should be liable for one and one-half times the damage caused, and in default of payment should be punished with twenty stripes or should do service to expiate the crime.
Página 92 - The twelfth, very faire and hot. In the afternoone, at two of the clocke, wee weighed, the winde being variable betweene the north and the north-west. So we turned into the river two leagues and anchored. This morning, at our first rode in the river, there came eight and twentie canoes full of men, women and children to betray 172 us: but we saw their intent, and suffered none of them to come aboord of us.
Página 312 - We find for the pluintiffe but if the Law be otherwise, We find for the Defendant, In which Case the determination doth properly belong to the Court, And all Juryes shall have liberty in matter of fact, if they cannot finde the: maine Issue, yet to find and present in their verdict so much as they Can.

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