Memoirs of the principal events in the life of Henry Taylor, wherein are interspersed the circumstances that led to the fixing of lights in Hasboro' Gatt, the Godwin, and Sunk Sands

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110 페이지 - shall mean the master wardens and assistants of the guild, fraternity, or brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity and of St. Clement in the parish of Deptford Strond in the county of Kent...
169 페이지 - III. c. 15. that all merchants and others, who desire to end any controversy, suit, or quarrel, (for which there is no other remedy but by personal action or suit in equity...
159 페이지 - ... &c. ; to avoid which, the writer has fresh in his recollection, the many hard races he has run (upon the mate knocking all hands out) to be among the first at the windlass palls. To haul out the weather earing, when the topsails were to reef, to ship the first handspike, and to cat the anchor, were objects contended for by men and boys, as points of honour.
171 페이지 - ... often expended, and no one satisfied. Some Quakers in the neighbourhood, in conjunction with others, came forward with a view of obviating these evils. They proposed arbitration as a remedy. They met with some opposition at first, but principally from gentlemen of the law. After having, however, shown the impropriety of many of the legal verdicts that had been given, they had the pleasure of seeing their plan publicly introduced and sanctioned ; for, in the...
17 페이지 - I train up my son in the ways of religion, and teach him what it is to " keep a conscience void of offence towards God, and towards man...
172 페이지 - ... year, one in each quarter, at which they were to receive cases. " For any urgent matter, however, which might occur, the clerk was to have the power of calling a special meeting. " Each person, on delivering a case, was to pay a small fee. Out of these fees, the clerk's salary and incidental expenses were to be paid. But the surplus was to be given to the poor. " The parties were to enter into arbitration bonds, as is usual upon such cases.
173 페이지 - The verdicts, however, which were given, were all of them satisfactory. The institution at length became so popular that (incredible to relate) its own popularity destroyed it. So many persons were ambitious of the honour of becoming members of the committee, that some of inferior knowledge, judgment, and character, were too hastily admitted into it. The consequence was, that people dared not trust their affairs to the abilities of every member, and the institution expired, after having rendered...
173 페이지 - ... has been tried, and that the scheme of it has been found practicable, it is a pity that its benefits should have been confined, and this for so short a period, to a single town. Would it not be desirable, if...
173 페이지 - If a question of insurance, there were insurance-brokers also. A man could hardly fail of having his case determined by persons who were competent to the task. Though this beautiful institution was thus publicly introduced, and introduced with considerable expectations and applause, cases came in but slowly. Custom and prejudice are not to be rooted out in a moment. In process of time, however, • several were offered, considered, and decided, and the presumption was, that the institution would...
157 페이지 - ADDRESS TO SEAMEN, BUT ESPECIALLY TO THE RISING YOUTH. Those who have used the sea, and have attained the age of forty or fifty years, must have observed a very great declension in all orders of seamen, both with respect to morals and discipline.

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