The Pictorial Sketch-book Of Pennsylvania; Or, Its Scenery, Internal Improvements, Resources, And…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...of the ensuing summer. The deluge broke the gorge below with a noise like that of contending thunderstorms, and houses, barns, stacks of hay and grain, cattle, sheep, and swine, were swept off in the rushing torrent. A groat scarcity of provisions followed the flood, and the sufferings of the inhabitants were aggravated by the plunder and persecution of the Pennamiie soldiers, quartered among them. Gov. Dickinson represented their sufferings to the Legislature, with a recommendation for relief, but in vain. This was known as the ice flood; another, less disastrous, which occurred in 1787, was called the pumpkin flood, from the fact that it strewed the lower valley of the Susquehanna with the pumpkins of the unfortunate Yankees. After the peace with Great Britain, and the danger from the Indians having been, in a groat measure, removed, the surviving inhabitants returned to their possessions at Wyoming, and being joined by Settlor's Difficulties Adjusted. 267 many others, their settlement again flourished, and the village was rebuilt They still refused, says, Mr. Trego, to acknowledge the authority of Pennsylvania, or to be governed by her laws; and on the application of that State to Congress, a board of commissioners was appointed to determine the dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut concerning the jurisdiction of the territory in question, who, after a deliberation of five weeks, unanimously decided that the state of Connecticut had no right to the land in controversy. But though the Connecticut settlers were now willing to acknowledge the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania, they refused to yield up their farms and improvements to the Pennsylvania claimants, and a scene of trouble and contention between the different parties ensued, in which resort was ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 Excerpt: ...of the ensuing summer. The deluge broke the gorge below with a noise like that of contending thunderstorms, and houses, barns, s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217128084

ISBN - 13:9780217128087

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