An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Band 44

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T. Osborne, 1766
 

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Seite 44 - America; it is agreed, that, for the future, the confines between the dominions of his Britannic majesty, and those of his most Christian majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the river Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river, and the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea...
Seite 15 - The food of this creature is generally wild fruits ; and when he can find none on the ground, he 'looks out for a tree well loaded, which, with a great deal of pains, he climbs ; and, in order to...
Seite 82 - ... are never feen in this hot climate, but hail is fometimes very large. The dews are here fo great within land, that in a morning the water drops from the leaves of the trees, as if it had rained ; and a man riding in the night, will find his cloaths and hair very wet in a fhort time ; but there are feldom any fogs in the plains or fandy places near the fea.
Seite 9 - ... they take, efpecially if they are men of confequence, are treated with all manner of barbarity, fuch as burning, hewing them to pieces, tearing their bowels out...
Seite 94 - Laurence, on condition that the fubjects of France do not exercife the faid fifhery but at the diftance of three leagues from all the coafts belonging to Great Britain, as well thofe of the continent, as thofe of the iflands fituated in the faid gulph St.
Seite 14 - For doubtlefs this water is too fine and active for the ftomachs of the inhabitants ; and thus produces dyfenteries, the laft ftage of all other diftempers, and which the patient very feldom furvives. The...
Seite 18 - Some of thefe pearls, though indeed but few, are fent to Europe, the greater part being carried to Lima ; where the demand for them is very great, being not only univerfally worn there by all perfons of rank, but alfo fent from thence into the inland parts of Peru.
Seite 10 - Ruffian conqueft, they lived in perfect freedom, having no chief, being fubjedl to no law, nor paying any taxes ; the old men, or thofe who were remarkable for their bravery, bearing the principal authority in their villages, though none had any right to command, or in8i£t punifhment.
Seite 74 - September, to take in provisions and •water, with great part of their lading, and for the convenience of returning to Spain in a body. A continual fair is held till their departure, which generally happens before the end of the month, when proclamation is made, forbidding any...

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