Dulany's History of Maryland; From 1632 to 1900

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...part of the province. The docks and piers of the city were already claiming all the surplus productions of the state, and also levying tribute upon those of new and boundless territories hundreds of miles beyond the great chain of the Alleghanies. 13. Adventurers and strangers from all parts were flocking ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...part of the province. The docks and piers of the city were already claiming all the surplus productions of the state, and also levying tribute upon those of new and boundless territories hundreds of miles beyond the great chain of the Alleghanies. 13. Adventurers and strangers from all parts were flocking into the town; many different languages were spoken on her wharves, in her streets, counting-rooms, and parlors j and, on account of theiv intelligence and refinement, her citizens might have been styled the Athenians of America. 14. In this year it was represented to the general assembly of the state, by the petition of the principal inhabitants of the town, that Colonel John Eager Howard and George Lux, Esq., had voluntarily offered to grant to the commissioners of the town, and their successors, in fee simple, a parcel of ground contiguous thereto for the purpose of a burying-ground "for strangers and others who might thereafter depart this life among them," provided the consent of the legislature could be obtained for that purpose. 15. The general assembly answered the petitioners in a short preamble to the effect that they were desirous of promoting the laudable and pious purposes of the citizens, and enacted that the burying place petitioned for should be used and occupied "as a place of common interment for strangers, poor people, and negroes, who may die in the town, and for no other purpose." 16. In the same year it was represented that Robert Young Stoakes, late of Harford County, deceased, did, in his lifetime, survey and lay out into lots a parcel of ground at the mouth of the Susquehanna River for a town, and called the same by the name of Havre de Grace. Many persons had purchased lots and made considerable improvements up...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150659751
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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