Hochelaga Depicta: the Early History and Present State of the City and Island of Montreal

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W. Greig, 1839 - Montréal (Québec) - 284 pages
 

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Page 255 - American antiquities, and discoveries in the West: being an exhibition of the evidence that an ancient population of partially civilized nations, differing entirely from those of the present Indians, peopled America, many centuries before its discovery by Columbus.
Page 73 - Britain; and that in all matters of controversy relative to property and civil rights, resort shall be had to the laws of Canada as the rule for the decision of the same...
Page 13 - He landed the same day, took possession of the island in the name of the Spanish Sovereigns, and assumed the titles of Admiral and Viceroy, which had been assigned to him before he sailed from Europe.
Page 73 - That all the inhabitants of the province, and all others resorting to it, might confide in his royal protection for enjoying the benefit of the laws of England...
Page 129 - If any person, of what degree soever, high or low, shall deny or gainsay our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Fourth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Son and...
Page 257 - This area presents a plain at the base of the highest mountain forming the ridge. In the centre of this plain is situated the largest of the structures which has been as yet discovered among these ruins. It stands on a mound, or pyramid twenty yards high, which is sixty feet, or nearly four rods in perpendicular altitude, which gives it a lofty and beautiful majesty, as if it were a temple suspended in the sky. This is surrounded by other edifices, namely, five to the northward, four to the southward,...
Page 42 - ... detached from each other. The bells sounded by the repeated shocks. The roofs of the buildings bent down, first on one side, and then on the other. The timbers, rafters, and planks cracked. The earth trembled violently, and caused the stakes of the palisades and palings to dance, in a manner that would have been incredible had we not actually seen it in many places.
Page 271 - The early discovery of America by the Northmen is not now made known for the first time; but the evidence on which it rests has never hitherto been published in an ample and satisfactory manner. As early as 1570, Ortelius claimed for them the merit of being the first discoverers of the New World. But in so doing, he singularly illustrated the caprice and irregularity which so often marks the progress of opinion. Blind to the real...
Page 133 - Richardson wing" of the Hospital was built as the most fitting memorial of a long, active, and useful life. A tablet on its front bears the following inscription: " This building was erected AD 1832 to commemorate the public and private virtues of the Honorable John Richardson, a distinguished merchant of this city, and member of the Executive and Legislative Councils of the Province. He was first President of the hospital, and a liberal contributor to its foundation and support. He was born at Portsoy,...

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