A brief history of the First Church in Plymouth, from 1606 to 1901 (Google eBook)

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G.H. Ellis, 1902 - Plymouth (Mass.) - 118 pages
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Page 26 - 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 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...
Page 92 - If Kansas should sink to-day, and leave a great vacant space in the earth's surface, this vexed question would still be among us. I say, then, there is no way of putting an end to the slavery agitation amongst us but to put it back upon the basis where our fathers placed it; no way but to keep it out of our new Territories, to restrict it forever to the old States where it now exists. Then the public mind will rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction.
Page 26 - Faith &c. having undertaken for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and of one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
Page 85 - And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy...
Page 103 - If, as some have done, Ye grope tear-blinded in a desert place And touch but tombs look up! those tears will run Soon in long rivers down the lifted face, And leave the vision clear for stars and sun.
Page 22 - God should reveal anything to us by any other instrument of his, to be as ready to receive it, as ever we were to receive any truth by his ministry; for he was very confident the Lord had more truth and light yet to break forth out of his holy word.
Page 21 - Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Page 48 - ... others. Inoffensive and innocent in his life and conversation, which gained him the love of those without as well as those within...
Page 26 - ... 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. In witness whereof we have...
Page 23 - ... exhorted us to take heed what we received for truth, and well to examine and compare it and weigh it with other Scriptures of truth before we received it.

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