Proceedings and Addresses Volume 8

Proceedings and Addresses Volume 8

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...sought to preempt the land; but, favored by the friendship of the Indians, all that they needed was procured for three hundred dollars. From the Indians they learned the use of certain roots (probably potatoes) and wild herbs (as beans, etc.), and where to look for them. They refer to the fact that what was said to Adam in wrath: "Of the grass of the field thou shalt eat," was said to them in grace. To the Board of Trade, Hunter explained that he had been powerless to prevent this movement. He consoled himself with the assurance, that, while, without his license, they could obtain no title to the land, they would prove, if successful, a good protection for the frontier, and a new field would be opened for the manufacture of tar. It was to a beautiful and fertile country that they were thus strangely led. Twenty thousand acres came into their possession. The people, numbering from five to seven hundred, were settled in seven villages, named after the deputies who had treated with the Indians, and who had then led the colony to Schoharie, viz., Kneskerndorf, Gerlachsdorf, Fuchsendorf, Schmidtsdorf, Weisersdorf, Hartmansdorf and Ober Weisersdorf. Four children, William Bouck, Catharine Mattice, Elizabeth Sawyer and John Earhart were born the week after their arrival. They were without a pastor, but a tailor wrote to Boehme that he was acting as a lay preacher. Upon the history of Schoharie, whose details have been well preserved, both in contemporary documents, and by industrious collectors of traditions many years ago, we cannot linger. When we consider that the Palatines carried with them none of the agricultural implements with which they had been furnished on the Hudson; that, in the beginning, there was not even a wheelbarrow...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236982665
  • 9781236982667