History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Lewis Publishing Company, 1905 - Bucks County (Pa.)
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Page 29 - I have, and for my business here, know that after many waitings, watchings, solicitings and disputes in council, this day my country was confirmed to me under the great seal of England, with large powers and privileges, by the name of Pennsylvania, a name the king would give it in honour of my father.
Page 29 - ... to be determined by a meridian line to be drawn from the head of the said river, unto the said forty-third degree.
Page 300 - We had for our chaplain a zealous Presbyterian minister, Mr. Beatty, who complained to me that the men did not generally attend his prayers and exhortations. When they enlisted, they were promised, besides pay and provisions, a gill of rum a day, which was punctually served out to them half in the morning and the other half in the evening, and I observed they were as punctual in attending to receive it.
Page 43 - ... conscientious persuasion or practice, nor be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious worship, place or ministry, contrary to his or their mind, or to do or suffer any other act or thing contrary to their religious persuasion.
Page 29 - Welshman, refused to have it called New Wales, Sylvania, and they added Penn to it, and though I much opposed it, and went to the king to have it struck out and altered, he said...
Page 23 - I have seen orchards laden with fruit to admiration, their very limbs torn to pieces with the weight, and most delicious to the taste...
Page 23 - I could not but smile at the conceit of it: They are a very delicate fruit, and hang almost like our onions that are tied on ropes...
Page 399 - Creator and their fellow men, but also receive the benefit of a sound, thorough, and practical English education, and such as might fit them for the active duties of life, as well as instruction in...
Page 44 - ... you shall be governed by laws of your own making, and live a free, and, if you will, a sober and industrious people.
Page 278 - Friends, but having so far disregarded the testimony of truth against war and fighting as to pay a fine demanded of him for not associating to learn the art of war, and Friends having treated with him in order to bring him to a sense of his misconduct; yet he continues to justify himself in so doing; therefore, we give forth this as a testimony against such practices, and can have no further unity with him as a member of our Society until...

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