The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke
This book tracks the settlement, natural history and topography of the nation's fifteenth state, from the first white man to land at the mouth of the Kentucky River (in 1754) to the book's original publication in 1784. Sections cover such topics as Kentuc
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Page 111 - Lawrence ; comprehending all islands within twenty leagues of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova Scotia on the one part and East Florida on the other, shall respectively touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean ; excepting such islands as now are, or heretofore have been, within the limits of the said province of Nova Scotia.
Page 110 - Erie; thence along the middle of said communication into Lake Erie, through the middle of said lake until it arrives at the water communication between that lake and Lake Huron...
Page 109 - ... the Lord thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways and to fear him. For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey...
Page 66 - I hunted some for them, and found the land, for a great extent about this river, to exceed the soil of Kentucke, if possible, and remarkably well watered.
Page 72 - I am under the necessity of informing him that during my captivity with the Indians, my wife, who despaired of ever seeing me again, expecting the Indians had put a period to my life...
Page 111 - South, by a line to be drawn due east from the determination of the line last mentioned...
Page 50 - ... in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.
Page 52 - In the decline of the day, near Kentucky River, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick canebrake upon us, and made us prisoners.
Page 60 - Three days after, we were fired upon again, and had two men killed, and three wounded.
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