Encyclop¿dia Americana, ed. by F. Lieber assisted by E. Wigglesworth (and T.G. Bradford).

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Page 437 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 473 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Page 183 - From a belief that, under the pressure of the invasion under which we were then laboring, the public would have more confidence in a Military chief, and that the Military commander, being invested with the Civil power also, both might be wielded with more energy, promptitude and effect for the defence of the State, I resigned the administration at the end of my second year, and General Nelson was appointed to succeed me.
Page 2 - 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 author* and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.
Page 182 - It was read generally by the members, approved by many, though thought too bold for the present state of things; but they printed it in pamphlet form, under the title of "A Summary View of the Rights of British America.
Page 353 - ... time for them to stay any longer. They immediately leave off fishing, take to their oars, and get away as fast as they can. When they have reached the usual depth of the place and find themselves out of danger, they lie upon their oars, and in a few minutes after they see this enormous monster come up to the surface of the water. He there shows himself sufficiently, though his whole body does not appear, which, in all likelihood, no human eye ever beheld, excepting the young of this species,...
Page 288 - ... that there is an action depending between him and the party; that he has taken money for his verdict; that he has formerly been a juror in the same cause; that he is the party's master, servant, counsellor, steward, or attorney, or of the same society or corporation with him : all these are principal causes of challenge, which, if true, cannot be overruled, for jurors must be omni exceptione majores.
Page 310 - The keel supports and unites the whole fabric, since the stem and stern-posts, which are elevated on its ends, are, in some measure, a continuation of the keel, and serve to connect and enclose the extremities of the sides by transoms, as the keel forms and unites the bottom by timbers. The keel is generally composed of several thick pieces placed lengthways, which, after being scarfed together, are bolted and clinched upon the upper side.
Page 381 - States made him a grant of $200,000, and a township of land, "in consideration of his important services and expenditures during the American revolution.
Page 472 - In his dying moments he fancied himself on the field of battle. The last words he was heard to utter were, " Stand by me, my brave grenadiers ! " He left a will and testament strongly marked by his peculiarities.

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