The Life of Thomas Eddy ... (Google eBook)

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Fry, 1836 - Philanthropists - 264 pages
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Page 62 - I think I may say, that of all the men we meet with, nine parts of ten are what they are, good or evil, useful or not, by their education.
Page 249 - GENESEE CONFERENCE shall include all that part of the State of New York lying west of the Central New York Conference excepting that part of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties now included in the Erie Conference.
Page 109 - I do not want it ; they go on till they come to another house, where they find more of the same kind of drink ; it is there offered again ; they refuse ; and again the third time; but finally, the fourth or fifth time, one accepts of it, and takes a drink ; and getting one, he wants another ; and then a third, and fourth, till his senses have left him. After his reason comes back again to him ; when he gets up, and finds where he is, he asks for his peltry. The answer is, 'You have drank them.' Where...
Page 109 - Brothers: When our young men have been out hunting, and are returning home, loaded with skins and furs, on their way if it happens that they come along where some of this whiskey is deposited, the white man who sells it, tells them to take a little drink; some of them will say 'no, I do not want it...
Page 25 - Their seed shall remain for ever, and their glory shall not be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
Page 134 - Plans for the improvement and management of the common school fund, and for the better organization of the common schools ; and, 4. All such matters relating to his office, and to the common schools, as he shall deem expedient to communicate.
Page 128 - York for the education of such poor children as do not belong to, or are not provided for by, any religious society...
Page 241 - I am capable of bearing great privation and almost any exertion of mere bodily fatigue. The reason is that I reside principally in London, and it is only of late that I have been able to inure myself to the close air and the want of exercise that belong to the life of cities.
Page 115 - I was, Sir, born of Indian parents, and lived while a child among those whom you are pleased to call savages; I was afterward sent to live among the white people, and educated at one of your schools ; since which period I have been honored much beyond my deserts, by an acquaintance with a number of principal characters both in Europe and America. After all this experience, and after every exertion to divest myself...
Page 115 - ... among us we have no prisons, we have no pompous parade of courts, we have no written laws, and yet judges are as highly revered among us as they are among you, and their decisions are as much regarded.

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