Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia, from Its First Settlement to Year 1895: Narrative and critical history, 1681-1895 (Google eBook)

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New York History Company, 1895 - Philadelphia (Pa.)
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Page 493 - I do not mean to cast any reflection upon any sect or person whatsoever ; but, as there is such a multitude of sects, and such a diversity of opinion amongst them, I desire to keep the tender minds of the orphans, who are to derive advantage from this bequest, free from the excitement, which clashing doctrines and sectarian controversy are so apt to produce...
Page 180 - And also, that they and their successors, by the name of The. Library Company of Philadelphia, be, and shall be, for ever hereafter, persons able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
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