thered about the pastor Spener, and the young and beautiful Eleonora Johanna von Merlau.
In this circle originated the Frankfort Land Company, which bought of William Penn, the governor of Pennsylvania, a tract of land near the new city of Philadelphia.
The company's agent in the New World was a rising young lawyer, Francis Daniel Pastorius, son of Judge Pastorius, of Windsheim, who studied law at Strasburg, Basle, and Jena, and at Ratisbon, and received the degree of Doctor of Law, at Nuremberg, in 1676.
In 1679 he became deeply interested in the teachings of Dr. Spener.
In 1680-81 he travelled in France, England, Ireland, and Italy with his friend Herr von Rodeck.
I was, he says, glad to enjoy again the company of my Christian friends rather than be with Von Rodeck, feasting and dancing.
In 1683, in company with a small number of German Friends, he emigrated to America, settling upon the Frankfort Company's tract.
The township was divided into four hamlets—namely, Germant
a pair of dividers, but with arched legs, and adapted for taking the diameter of convex or concave bodies.
It is said to have been invented by an artificer of Nuremberg in 1540.
This will not do; the calipers is a mechanical thumb and finger, a device of very ancient date, and is shown on Roman tombs.
a is earliest playing-cards which he has had an opportunity of examining were evidently stenciled, and of the date of 1440.
Stenciling cards was quite a business at Nuremberg, 1433-77, as appears by the town books.
Chatto regards cards as an Eastern invention, and supposes that they became known in Europe as a popular game between 13d marks are known were Israel de Mecheln, of Bokholt, in the bishopric of Munster; Martin Schoen, of Colmar, in Alsace, where he died 1486; Michael Wolgemuth, of Nuremberg, the preceptor of the famous Albert Durer.
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