Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Bind 5

American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, 1894
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Side 269 - Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven ; And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Side 129 - Tusonimo, and on the other. Sudacson or the Incarnation, where the principal of their chiefs, called Tavanimo, lived, and further down, Santa Theresa where there is a very copious spring.
Side 128 - So much cotton is raised and so wanting in covetousness is the husbandman that after the crop is gathered in more remains in the fields than is to be had for a harvest here in Sonora — this upon the authority of a missionary father who saw it with his own eyes in the year 1757.
Side 108 - Essays on education, and a reader for the study of the English language. He was a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and of the American Catholic Historical Society. After having left Cuba for the last time, in 1869, he...
Side 173 - The Opatas had retained, until lately, among others a very curious custom. A number of girls, dressed in white or simply wearing a chemise, would come out at night to dance in a place previously well swept and embellished, leaving behind them, in the house from which they came, their musicians, who consisted of old men and women, making a noise with hollow gourds, sticks, and bones.
Side 317 - SIGNED, SEALED, PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the ) Testator as and for his Last will and Testament...
Side 128 - ... stories high. Of the reservoir, as in the case of the one spoken of above, the reverend father said that it not only lay in front of the house but that, before its outlet reached there, it divided into many canals through which the water might enter all the streets, probably for cleansing purposes, when such was desired, as is done in Turin and other cities of Europe and was done even in Mexico in olden times. This last Casa Grande is perhaps the same as that of which we spoke before and which...
Side 127 - About half a league west from this house a lagoon is seen that flows into the river, and although the surface is not very large it has been impossible to measure its depth by means of cords tied together, etc. The Pima tell of another house, more strangely planned and built, which is to be found much farther up the river. It is in the style of a labyrinth, the plan of which, as it is designed by the Indians on the sand, is something like the cut on the margin; but it is more probable that it served...
Side 353 - An Act for Granting the Sum of Sixty Thousand Pounds to the King's Use, and for Striking Fifty-five Thousand Pounds Thereof in Bills of Credit and to Provide a Fund for Sinking the Same...
Side 167 - Indian rests on four foundations, each one worse than the other, and they are: ignorance, ingratitude, inconstancy, and laziness. Such in truth is the pivot on which the life of the Indian turns and moves.

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