Memoirs of an American Lady; With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America as They Existed Previous to the Revolution; With Unpublished Letters and a Memoir of Mrs. Grant Volume 1-2

Memoirs of an American Lady; With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America as They Existed Previous to the Revolution; With Unpublished Letters and a Memoir of Mrs. Grant Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... of the faithful though illshaped herald of Ulysses: 1 Col. Philip Schuyler died February 16, 1758. By his will he divided his large landed estate between his brothers and sisters, or their heirs. His personal property and a farm on the Mohawk river, with the use of the Flats for life, he gave to his widow. 1 Cadwallader Colden was born in Dunse, Scotland, February 17, I688; died on Long Island, September 28, 1776. " Erubutes in whose large mind alone, Ulysses viewed the image of his own." Thus was it with Colden. Among the number of governors who succeeded each other in his time, if by chance one happened to be a man of ability, he estimated his merit at its just rate; and whatever original measure he might find it necessary to take for the public good, left the common routine of business in the hands of that tried integrity and experience, in which he found them; satisfied with the state and the popularity of governor, on which the other had not a wish to encroach. Colden, however, enriched his own family, in a manner on the whole not objectionable; be procured from the successive governors various grants of land, which, though valuable in quality, were not, from the remoteness of their situation, an object of desire to settlers; and purchased grants from many, who had obtained the property of them, among which were different governors and military commanders. He allowed this mine of future wealth to lie quietly ripening to its value, till the lands near it were, in process of time, settled, and it became a desirable object to purchase or hold on lease. Chapter II MRS. SCHUYLER'S ARRANGEMENTS AND CONDUCT AFTER THE COLONEL'S DEATH HE mind of our good aunt, which had never before yielded to calamity, seemed altogether...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807138
  • 9781236807137