Brief of a Title in the Seventeen Townships in the County of Luzerne: A Syllabus of the Controversy Between Connecticut and Pennsylvania

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L. S. Hart, 1879 - 145 páginas
 

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Página 121 - We are unanimously of opinion, that the State of Connecticut has no right to the lands in controversy. " ' We are also unanimously of opinion, that the jurisdiction and pre-emption of all the territory lying within the charter boundary of Pennsylvania, and now claimed by the State of Connecticut, do of right belong to the State of Pennsylvania.
Página 14 - ... distance from New Castle, northward and westward unto the beginning of the fortieth degree of northern latitude, and then by a straight line westward to the limits of longitude above mentioned.
Página 8 - Massatusetts bay; and also all those lands and hereditaments whatsoever, which lie, and be within the space of three English miles to the northward of the said river called Monomack, alias Merrimack, or to the northward of any and every part thereof, and all lands and hereditaments whatsoever, lying within the limits aforesaid, north and south in latitude and breadth, and in length and longitude, of and within all the breadth aforesaid, throughout the main lands there, from the Atlantic and western...
Página 10 - Company, and their successors, all that part of our dominions in New-England, in America, bounded on the east by Narragansett river, commonly called Narragansett bay, where the said river falleth into the sea ; and on the north by the line of the Massachusetts...
Página 7 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Página 8 - River, the space of forty leagues " upon a straight line near the shore, towards the southwest, " west, and by south or west, as the coast lieth, towards Virginia, "accounting three English miles to the league...
Página 15 - God has furnisht me with a better resolution, and has given me his grace to keep it. In short, whatever sober and free men can reasonably desire for the security and improvement of their own happiness, I shall heartily comply with — I beseech God to direct you in the way of righteousness, and therein prosper you and your children after you. I am your true Friend, WM. PENN. London, 8th of the Month called April, 1681.
Página 86 - ... dollars, one half to the use of the county, and the other half to the use of the informer; and shall, also, be subject to such imprisonment, not exceeding twelve months, as the court, before whom such conviction is had, may.
Página 41 - ... to appoint, by joint consent, commissioners or judges to constitute a court for hearing and determining the matter in question...
Página 61 - Duty it shall be to enquire whether the Constitution has been preserved inviolate in every Part ; and whether the legislative and executive Branches of Government have performed their Duty as Guardians of the People, or assumed to themselves, or exercised other or greater Powers than they are entitled to by the Constitution...

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