Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 9 (Google eBook)

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The Society, 1867 - Massachusetts
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Page 228 - A new Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the Tunes used in Churches...
Page 22 - ... to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 22 - Occasioned partly by the discontented and mutinous speeches that some of the strangers amongst them had let fall from them in the ship: That when they came ashore they would use their own liberty, for none had power to command them...
Page 22 - Virginia, do, by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid ; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony ; unto which we promise all...
Page 50 - It was propounded if it were not the best course that the freemen should have the power of choosing assistants, when there are to be chosen; and the assistants, from amongst themselves, to choose a Governor and Deputy-governor, who, with the assistants, should have the power of making laws, and choosing officers to execute the same.
Page 58 - Look now abroad another race has filled These populous borders wide the wood recedes, And towns shoot up, and fertile realms are tilled ; The land is full of harvests and green meads...
Page 368 - ... the escutcheon on the breast of the American eagle displayed proper, holding in his dexter talon an olive branch, and in his sinister a bundle of thirteen arrows, all proper, and in his beak a scroll, inscribed with this motto,
Page 117 - Massachusetts, that, in a war like the present, waged without justifiable cause, and prosecuted in a manner which indicates that conquest and ambition are its real motives, it is not becoming a moral and religious people to express any approbation of military or naval exploits which W not immediately connected with the defence of our seacoast and soil.
Page 21 - ... so, always, as the said statutes, ordinances and proceedings, as near as conveniently may be agreeable to the laws, statutes, government and policy of this our realm of England.
Page 112 - I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion that if this bill passes, the bonds of this Union are virtually dissolved; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation, amicably if they can, violently if they must.

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