The Mennonites of America (Google eBook)

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Mennonite Publishing House, 1909 - Mennonites - 484 pages
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OCLC: 759394
Related Subjects: Mennonites. | Mennonites. | Mennonites -- History. | Doopsgezinden.
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Page 372 - Those who conscientiously scruple to bear arms, shall not be compelled to do so, but shall pay an equivalent for personal service.
Page 120 - Now, tho' they are black, we cannot conceive there is more liberty to have them slaves, as it is to have other white ones. There is a saying, that we shall doe to all men, like as we will be done our selves; making no difference of what generation, descent or colour they are.
Page 377 - ... shall, when drafted into the military service, be considered non-combatants, and shall be assigned by the Secretary of War to duty in the hospitals, or to the care of freedmen, or shall pay the sum of three hundred dollars to such person as the Secretary of War shall designate to receive it, to be applied to the benefit of the sick and wounded soldiers : Provided, That no person shall be entitled to the benefit of the provisions of this section unless his declaration of conscientious scruples...
Page 58 - They are the children of peace who have beaten their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, and know war no more.
Page 121 - Quakers do rule in their province; and most of them do look upon us with an envious eye. But if this is done well, what shall we say is done evil?
Page 121 - But to bring men hither, or to rob and sell them against their will, we stand against. In Europe there are many oppressed for conscience sake; and here there are those oppressed which are of a black colour.
Page 168 - Disadvantage they were under by their being born aliens, that therefore their children could not inherit, nor they themselves convey to others the Lands they purchase according to the laws of England which may in such case be extended hither. They answered they were informed thereof, before. However, inasmuch as they had removed themselves and families into this province they were, not with standing the said disadvantages willing to purchase lands for their own dwelling.
Page 74 - Mennonite teaching and polity with great elaboration of detail, "so closely do these views correspond with those of George Fox, that we are compelled to view him as the unconscious exponent of the doctrine, practice and discipline, of the ancient and stricter party of the Dutch Mennonites...
Page 360 - That the manner of administering an oath or affirmation to any person, ought to be such as those of the religious persuasion, profession, or denomination, of which he is a member, generally esteem the most effectual confirmation by the attestation of the Divine Being.
Page 163 - In this wagon, drawn by four or five horses of a peculiar breed they convey to market, over the roughest roads from 2,000 to 3,000 pounds weight of the produce of their farms. In the months of September and October, it is no uncommon thing, on the Lancaster and Reading roads, to meet in one day fifty or one hundred of these wagons, on their way to Philadelphia, most of which belong to German farmers.

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