Zeitschrift Fur Angewandte Meteorologie Das Wetter Volume 17

Zeitschrift Fur Angewandte Meteorologie Das Wetter Volume 17

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...a small can of barley sod in water, to five men a day; our drinke, cold water taken out of the river, which was at flood very salt, at a low tide full of slime and filth; which was the destruction of many of our men." Percy in Purchas council, ltatcliffe, Smith, and Martin, waited upon him and by warrant deposed him from both the council and the presidency. Win(?fl(, ld He declined at first to be thus summarily dealt with; more deP09edthan once he reminded them he had offered his resignation, which the council had refused to accept, and now they could not legally remove him, as, according to the charter, that must be done by a majority of a full council of thirteen. But finally, he gave up the contest, saying, "I ame at your pleasure; dispose of me as you will, without further garboiles." The next day he was called before the council, and the change in the government was made known and discussed at a public meeting of the colonists. The three councillors gave the reasons for their action, and with two of them hunger evidently was at the bottom of their discontent. Ratcliff e, the newpresident, complained that he had been denied "a penny whitle, (a small pocketknife probably wanted for trade with the Indians), a chickyn, a spoonful of beere, and served with foule corne;" Martin declared that Wingfield had neglected his duties to the colony, "did nothing but tend his pott, spitt and oven;" and had, moreover, starved his son and denied him " a spoonefull of beere." All this would seem frivolous enough if we did not remember that these poor people were in the extremity of hunger, against which no dignity is proof. But Smith showed a nobler passion. He repelled an accusation of lying; he resented the...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905008
  • 9781236905000