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Page 6 - They were industrious people, and the passage being very short, they might, with the greater ease, settle the lands according to their contracts. The establishment of prelacy in Scotland, in the year 1637, and afterwards in the year 1661, among people who had adopted the more simple form of Presbyterian worship, became the additional cause of numerous emigrations from that kingdom to the North of Ireland. The superior knowledge, industry, and temperance of the Scotch farmers, in a short time enabled...
Page 6 - ... faithful services, and uniform attachment to government, had placed them in the rank of good and faithful subjects, and their unshaken loyalty had entitled them to confidence and public favour. But they were treated like aliens and strangers, with marks of distrust in their civil capacity; and they were depressed in their religious capacity, by the spirit of intolerance, because they were not of the established Church of Ireland. Men who were thus degraded and vexed by incapacities and burdens,...
Page 6 - ... neglect; wherefore they sought refuge in America. The Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnel, in the province of Ulster, having conspired against the government in the reign of James the First, fled from the kingdom to escape punishment. Some of their accomplices were arrested, condemned, and executed, but the two Earls were attainted by a process of outlawry, upon which their vast estates, about five hundred thousand acres of land, escheated to the Crown. King James resolved, if possible, to improve...
Page 5 - Carolina,' says: < The greater number of those people or their ancestors, had formerly removed from Scotland. But they were treated, after a short residence in Ireland, with much ingratitude and neglect; wherefore they sought refuge in America. The Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnel, in the province of Ulster, having conspired against the government in the reign of James the First, fled from the kingdom to escape punishment. Some of their accomplices were arrested, condemned, and executed, but the two...
Page 6 - Protestants from his own country; they were industrious people, and the passage being very short, thev might with the greater ease settle the land according to their contracts. The establishment of prelacy in Scotland in the year 1637, and afterwards in the year 1661, among people who had adopted the more simple form of Presbyterian worship, became the additional cause of numerous emigrations from that kingdom to the North of Ireland. The superior knowledge, industry and temperance of the Scotch...
Page 176 - In 1838 he became editor of the "Eastern Argus" in Portland, and continued in that position for several years. He also acted for some time as Register of Probate for the County of Cumberland during a part of this time. In 1845 he became Chief Clerk in the Navy Department, and subsequently...
Page 8 - When the final struggle came, every one of these spiritual guides, to a man, was on the side of an oppressed people. Some of them bore arms, and their voices sent out among these hardy mountaineers with clear full sweep of a trumpet's tone the sentiment, that the cause of national freedom was the cause of God and humanity.
Page 283 - My mother's father was a well-to-do farmer. Her mother died when she was three years of age; and, her father marrying again, she was taken to the heart and home of a kind uncle and aunt, who reared and educated her, giving her at the same time a sound religious training. " Years passed of which we have but imperfect knowledge during which, by some means, she drifted to the small town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Page 347 - Neighbors, we have heretofore had unpleasant and fruitless meetings, but to-day we have had an agreeable and successful one. We are indebted to Divine Providence for it. Let us call the church, Providence.
Page 8 - They lived more under the paternal direction of their spiritual instructors than under the control of the colonial government. And these guides were worthy of the place they filled ; they were educated men, they established schools for their children, they taught the people faithfully, they were universally venerated, because they were unspotted in character; their opinion settled what was right or wrong, and no man better understood the principles of rational liberty.

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