Quarter of a Millennium: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1731-1981

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The Library Company of Phil, Sep 1, 1981 - 355 pages
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Page 110 - Antiqvitie, shewing the auncient fayth in the Church of England touching the sacrament of the body and bloude of the Lord here publikely preached, and also receaued in the Saxons tyme, aboue 600.
Page 289 - Our debates possess'd me so fully of the subject, that I wrote and printed an anonymous pamphlet on it, entitled " The Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency.
Page 3 - We afterwards obtained a charter, the company being increased to one hundred ; this was the mother of all the North American subscription libraries, now so numerous. It is become a great thing itself, and continually increasing. These libraries have improved the general conversation of the Americans, made the common tradesmen and farmers as intelligent as most gentlemen from other countries, and 55 perhaps have contributed in some degree to the stand so generally made throughout the colonies in defence...
Page 311 - The expediency of encouraging manufactures in the United States, which was not long since deemed very questionable, appears at this time to be pretty generally admitted. The embarrassments which have obstructed the progress of our external trade, have led to serious reflections on the necessity of enlarging the sphere of our domestic commerce.
Page 36 - A Summary View of the Rights of British America. Set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia now in convention.
Page 193 - ... (1, vol. 2, p. 784). While Rush had arrived at the nucleus of his psychiatric theories by 1795, he continued to study the problem vigorously and to make many modifications, which appeared in a plethora of subsequent writings. Finally, in 1812, one year before his death, he published his Medical Inquiries And Observations Upon The Diseases of The Mind...
Page 132 - Ways and Means for the Inhabitants of Delaware to become Rich : Wherein the several growths and products of these Countries are demonstrated to be a sufficient Fund for a flourishing Trade. Humbly submitted to the Legislative Authority of three Colonies. . . . Printed and sold by S. Keimer, in Philadelphia, MDCCXXV.
Page 325 - I made answer, We were a people, who did not deale in any such commodities, neither did wee buy or sell one another, or any that had our owne shapes...
Page 133 - The Principal Corrections and Additions to the First Edition of Mr. Boswell's Life of Dr. Johnson.
Page 312 - Congress, for the encouragement and promotion of such manufactories as will tend to render the United States independent of other nations for essential, particularly for military supplies" (Journal of the House, I, 141-42).

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