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Press of Pierpont, Siviter & Company, 1895 - United States
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Page xii - to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens; to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
Page xii - Revolution, for patriotic, historical, and educational purposes; to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence by the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments, by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results, by the preservation of documents and relics and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots; and by the promotion...
Page xii - ... with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of independence as a recognized patriot, as soldier or sailor, or as a civil officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or of the United Colonies or States," provided that the applicant shall be acceptable to the Society.
Page xii - To perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, by the acquisition and protection of historic spots and the erection of monuments...
Page xii - American independence, by the. acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; Y>y the preservation of documents and relics and of the records of the individual services of revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries...
Page xii - The seal of the society shall be one and seven-eighths of an inch in diameter, charged with the figure of a dame of the Revolutionary time sitting at her spinning wheel with thirteen stars above her, the whole surrounded by a rim containing the legend, "The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776-1890," and the motto, "Home and Country."1 ARTICLE XIII.
Page xiii - ... enamel upon its tire, bearing the name of the society in letters of gold. Upon its outer rim, opposite the ends of the spokes, are thirteen small stars, which may be set with precious stones at the discretion of the owner. Underneath the wheel is a golden distaff one and one-half...
Page 103 - November 23, 1765, repudiated the British Stamp Act, ignored its existence, and transacted the business of Frederick county court as though the act had not been passed, making David Lynn one of the first to strike for American independence. He also had three sons in the revolutionary war, and was known as one of the "twelve immortals.
Page xii - To promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge,' thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens. " (3) To cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
Page 117 - ... 14, Revolutionary Rolls, vol. 1, Cin. Lib., vol. 14*, p. 974., 2 N. 53. Drury, Alexander Getchell. Drury, Alexander Greer. WILSON, GEORGE, Scotland. Pennsylvania. 1729-1777. St. Andrews, Scotland. Lieutenant-Colonel, 8th Pennsylvania Regiment, July 20, 1776. He was a brother of Hon. James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Justice of the Supreme Court. Reference: Heitman's Historical Register. WILSON, JAMES, Virginia. 1763-1829. Caroline Co., Va. Private in Capt. Nicholas...