Memorial of Thomas Potts, junior, who settled in Pennsylvania, with an historic-genealogical account of his descendants (Google eBook)

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1874
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Page 84 - Named, Willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and Year above written.
Page 383 - The number was not so great as we expected ; and though they had been of great use, yet some inconvenience occurring for want of due care of them, the collection, after about a year, was separated and each took his books home again. . "And now I set on foot my first project of a public nature, that for a subscription library. I drew up the proposals, got them put into form by our great scrivener, Brockden, and by the help of my friends in the Junto...
Page 254 - And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Page 391 - Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year first above written.
Page 383 - And now I set on foot my first project of a public nature, that for a subscription library. I drew up the proposals, got them put into form by our great scrivener, Brockden, and by the help of my friends in the Junto, procured fifty subscribers of forty shillings each to begin with, and ten shillings a year for fifty years the term our company was to continue. We afterwards obtained a charter, the company being increased to one hundred. This was the mother of all the North American subscription...
Page 19 - O sacred hearths and homes! And, where the wild beast roams, In patience planned New forest-homes beyond the mighty sea, There undisturbed and free To live as brothers of one family.
Page 379 - I have considered that, among artisans, good apprentices are most likely to make good citizens, and, having myself been bred to a manual art, printing, in my native town, and afterwards assisted to set up my business in Philadelphia by kind loans of money from two friends there, which was the foundation of my fortune, and of all the utility in life that may be ascribed to me, I wish to be useful even after my death, if possible, in forming and advancing other young men, that may be serviceable to...
Page 231 - By nature's law, what may be, may be now : There's no prerogative in human hours. In human hearts what bolder thought can rise. Than man's presumption on to-morrow's dawn ? Where is to-morrow ? In another world. For numbers this is certain ; the reverse Is sure to none : and yet on this perhaps...
Page 160 - To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion...
Page 112 - Writing as and for his Last Will and Testament, and that at the doing thereof he was of sound Mind Memory and Understanding to the best of their Knowledge Observation and Belief.

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