from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See paage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pedage.
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Colonies being appealed to for a remedy recommended to the separate governments to suppress this poor "peage" by law.
"peage" should still "remagne pawable from man to man, according to the law in force."
These Indian beads were known under a variety of names among the early colonists, and were called, _wampum_, _wampom-peage_, or _wampeage_, frequently _peage_ or _peake_ only, and in some localities _sewan_ or
_Peage_ or _peake_ signified simply "strung beads," and _wampom-peage_ accordingly signified "strings of white beads."
Even our pious forefathers were not always quite honest in their church contributions, and had to be publicly warned, as the records show, that they must deposit "wampum without break or deforming spots," or "passable peage without breaches."
Accordingly in 1648, the general courte of Connecticut ordered "that no peage, white or black, be paid or received, but what is strung and in some measure strung suitably, and not small and great, uncomely and disorderly mixt, as formerly it hath beene." [