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The Pioneers Or, The Sources of the Susquehanna a Descriptive Tale

By: James Fenimore Cooper

...s it, a few years later, reduced to the humble office of a smoke-house. In 1779 an expedition was sent against the hostile Indians, who dwelt about a ... ... dows in the background. On the tomb were the names, with the dates of the births and deaths, of several individuals, all of whom bore the name of Gra... ... he may possess; but on one point we may be said to have differed from our births, and they, you know, occurred within two days of each other.” “I rea...

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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

...hed in every parish, in which the results of public deliberations, and the births, deaths, and marriages of the citizens were entered;*** clerks were ... ...on of the laws; the town-clerk records all the town votes, orders, grants, births, deaths, and marriages; the treasurer keeps the funds; the overseer ... ...t Public de la France en matiere d’impots,” p. 654, printed at Brussels in 1779. 803 Tocqueville “… Every corporation and every community of citizens...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...love Williams; Desmoulins hates them both; Poll* loves none of them.’** IN 1779, JOHNSON gave the world a luminous proof that the vigour of his mind i... ...me. . . . ‘Mrs. Thrale waits in the coach. I am, dear Sir, &c., ‘March 13, 1779.’ ‘SAM. JOHNSON.’ This letter crossed me on the road to London, where ... ...acquainted with each other. I am, Sir, your most humble ser- vant, ‘May 3, 1779.’ ‘SAM. JOHNSON.’ Mr. Wesley being in the course of his minis- try at ... ...being soothed only by trifles.* Another of the same kind appears, ‘Aug. 7, 1779, Partem brachii dextri carpo proximum et cutem pectoris circa mamillam... ...ople die now than for- merly; so it is plain no more live. The register of births proves nothing, for not one tenth of the people of London are born t...

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin with Introduction and Notes Edited

By: Charles W. Eliot

...st sons. When I searched the registers at Ecton, I found an account of their births, marriages and burials from the year 1555 only, there being no reg... ...es of defensive alliance, and of am ity and commerce; is received at court. 1779 Appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to France. 1780 Appoints Paul Jon...

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