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Seite 70 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Seite 65 - An Account of a Voyage to Establish a Colony at Port Philip In Bass's Strait; on the South Coast of New South Wales, in His Majesty's Ship Calcutta, in the years 1802-3-4.
Seite 35 - All the boats or barges, whether those in the Kentucky or Mississippi trade, or those which convey the families that go into the eastern or western states, are built in the same manner. They are of a square form, some longer than others; their sides are raised four feet and a half above the water; their length is from fifteen to fifty feet; the two extremities are square, upon one of which is a kind of awning, under which the passengers shelter themselves when it rains.
Seite 9 - Ijrecovered from my illness I left Charleston, and went to reside in a small plantation about ten miles from the town, where my father had formed a botanic garden. It was there he collected and cultivated, with the greatest care, the plants that he found in the long and painful travels that his ardent love for science had urged him to make, almost every year, in the different quarters of America. Ever animated with a desire of serving the country he was in, he...
Seite 81 - ... obviously hostile intentions made the application of firearms absolutely necessary to repel them, by which one native was killed and two or three wounded. Previous to this time, several interviews had been held with separate parties, at different places, during which the most friendly intercourse was maintained, and endeavoured to be strengthened on our part by presents of blankets, beads, &c.
Seite 52 - ... of men who cannot settle upon the soil that they have cleared, and who under pretence of finding a better land, a more wholesome country, a greater abundance of game, push forward, incline perpetually towards the most distant points of the American population, and go and settle in the neighbourhood of the savage nations, whom they brave even in their own country. Their ungenerous mode of treating them stirs up frequent broils, that brings on bloody wars, in which they generally fall victims;...
Seite 30 - ... printing-offices have been long established there, and, for the amusement of the curious, each publish a newspaper weekly." Pittsburgh has been long considered by the Americans as the key to the western country. Thence the federal forces were marched against the Indians who opposed the former settlement of the Americans in Kentucky, and on the banks of the Ohio. However, now the Indian nations are repulsed to a considerable distance, and reduced to the impossibility [60] of hurting the most remote...
Seite 52 - Duke of Valentinois, who possessed estates in Normandy. The strange events of the Revolution disordered his senses ; he saw that many had raised themselves from obscurity, and he wished, to do the same. In September...
Seite 82 - ... crew remained on shore to dress dinner and procure water. The moment the first boat disappeared, the three natives took leave, and in less than an hour returned with forty more, headed by a chief who seemed to possess much authority. This party immediately divided, some taking off the attention of the people who had charge of the tent (in which was Mr. Harris the surveyor of the colony) while the rest surrounded the boats, the oars, masts, and sails of which were used in erecting the tent. Their...
Seite 27 - If any part of the body be in pain, the patient sends for a rajah, who, on his arrival, feels the place, and taking a large quid of the betel-nut, and pronouncing some words to himself, blows it on the place affected; which is esteemed a perfect cure. But if the complaint be a fever, they often bring in a drum, which is beaten by twg men, one at each end.

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