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Pàgina 174 - On the 16th day of July, 1698, I arryved on board the company's ship the Unicorne, in order to my voyage in the afternoon. I went on board the Saint Andrew ; and although I was not of the councell, yet the care and...
Pàgina 47 - It was not necessary for the members of the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies to look very far for an example. In some highland districts, not more than a hundred miles from Edinburgh, dwelt clans which had always regarded the authority of King, Parliament, Privy Council and Court of Session, quite as little as the aboriginal population of Darien...
Pàgina 166 - Eighth, by the Grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Pàgina 186 - ... of our precipitant forwardness in going away upon this occasion ; therefore I desired them not to designe, or so much as talk of going away ; but, only since our landmen were so ill, that they were no more in condition to defend the fort, that they might embark some or all of the best things on boord the severall ships, as places of greater security, and if we must leave the harbour, nay, the coast, that we should think of it only by precaution, and even returne when we should be at sea, if we...
Pàgina 50 - That after their landing and settlement as aforesaid, they (the council) shall class and divide the whole freemen, inhabitants of the said colony, into districts, each district to contain at least fifty, and not exceeding sixty freemen, inhabitants, who shall elect yearly any one freeman, inhabitant, whom they shall think fit to represent them in a parliament or council-general of the said colony ; which parliament shall be called or adjourned by the said council as they see cause, and being so constitute,...
Pàgina 111 - ... not desist, withdraw, nor desert, upon pain of death, or such other punishment as the Justiciary Court shall think meet : and if such affronts or injuries shall be given or offered to a superiour, the party offending shall be lyable to double the said punishment at least ; and if to an inferiour, the same shall be proportioned sutable to the nature of the case, and the circumstances of the parties concerned.
Pàgina 49 - ... ports or places in amity or not in hostility with his Majesty, in warlike or other manner, to any lands, islands, countries or places in Asia, Africa or America, and there to plant colonies, build cities, towns or forts, in or upon the places not inhabited, or in or upon any other place by consent of the natives or inhabitants thereof and not possessed by any European sovereign, potentate, prince or state...
Pàgina 110 - Councilours, or towards his own or any other Officer of this Colony, or shall speak words tending to their or any of their hurt or dishonour, or shall know of such behaviour or words spoken, and shall not reveal the same with all convenient speed, shall be punished according to the nature of the offence, and quality and circumstances thereof, in the judgment of the Justiciary Court.
Pàgina 113 - ... chosen by the said Court, in the ordinary and usual manner, out of such a number as they shall think fit. 29. Upon trials of persons or causes, the Justiciary Court shall proceed to examine the witnesses upon oath, and after having heard the prisoner, the party accused or the party concerned, whether for or against the witnesses. The Judges shall afterwards give their opinions one by one, beginning at the youngest in years, and proceeding to the eldest, and shall conclude by majority of votes;...
Pàgina 72 - They could not beleeve it, and were perswaded they were mistaken in the computation of time; he assured them not, and as an undenyable demonstration shewed the sixt generation of that womans body in the house, which indeed was very surprising. She is Pedroes grandmother; when it was assured that it was common among them to live to 150 or 160 years age, yet its observed that those of them that converse often with the Europeans and drink their strong liquor are of short life.

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