Two general assemblies have been held, and with such concord and despatch that they sat but three weeks, and at least seventy laws were passed without one dissent in any material thing. There were some disputes between them for some years; the Dutch looking upon them as intruders upon their purchase and possession, which was finally ended in the surrender made by John Rizeing, the Swedish governor, to Peter Stuyvesant, governor for the States of Holland, anno. In the next place, I find them of the like countenance, and their children of so lively resemblance, that a man would think himself in Duke's Place or Berry Street in London, when he seeth them. The woods are adorned with lovely flowers for colour, greatness, figure, and variety. The wind that ruleth the summer season is the south-west; but spring, fall, and winter, it is rare to want the north-western seven days together.
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The rests that I speak of the condition we are in, and what settlement we have made; in which I will be as short as I can; for I fear, and not without reason, that I have tried your patience with this long story. They reaped their barley this year, in the month called May, the wheat in the month following; so that there is time in these parts for another crop of divers things before the winter season. They make a pleasant drink, and I think not inferior to any peach you have in England, except the true Newington. If they come to visit us, they salute us with an Itah, which is as much as to say, 'Good be to you!' and set them down, which is mostly on the ground, close to their heels, their legs upright: it may be they speak. When the young women are fit for marriage, they wear something upon their heads for an advertisement, but so as their faces are hardly to be seen but when they please. For here are some several nations, as well as divers judgments: nor were the natives wanting in this; for their kings, queens, and great men, both visited and presented me, to whom I made suitable returns. Wealth circulateth like cruise ship hookup tumblr the blood. You are already informed what is fit for you further. This is done with equal earnestness and labour, but great appearance of joy. We sweat and toil to live. Philadelphia: the expectation of those who are concerned in this province is at last laid out, to the great content of those here who are any way interested theirin.