Men of Mark in Georgia: A Complete and Elaborate History of the State from Its Settlement to the Present Time, Chiefly Told in Biographies and Autobiographies of the Most Eminent Men of Each Period of Georgia's Progress and Development, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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William J. Northen
A. B. Caldwell, 1906 - Georgia
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Page 9 - It should therefore be among the first objects of those who wish well to the national prosperity to encourage and support the principles of religion and morality, and early to place the youth under the forming hand of society, that by instruction they may be molded to the love of virtue and good order.
Page xxv - AT the request of Dr. Fothergill, of London, to search the Floridas, and the western parts of Carolina and Georgia, for the discovery of rare and useful productions of nature, chiefly in the vegetable kingdom...
Page 8 - As it is the distinguishing happiness of free governments that civil order should be the result of choice, and not necessity, and the common wishes of the people become the laws of the Land, their public prosperity and even existence very much depends upon suitably forming the minds and morals of their citizens. When the minds of the people in general are viciously disposed and...
Page 162 - London. The home was destroyed years ago. But the little cemetery is still to be seen and the mounments are well preserved. In the family burial ground at Heardmont lie the mortal remains of the old patriot. The inscription on his tomb is as follows: Sacred to the memory of Colonel Stephen Heard. He was a soldier of the American Revolution, and fought with the great Washington for the liberties of his country. He died on the 15th of November, 1815, in the 75th year of his age, beloved by all who...
Page 369 - ... you, that what our fears suggested, but our reason thought impossible, is actually come to pass. A civil war in America is begun. Several engagements have already happened. The friends and foes of America have been equally disappointed. The friends of America were in hopes British troops could not be induced to slay their brethren. It is, however, done, and the circumstances are such, as must be an everlasting blot on their character for humanity and generosity. An unfeeling commander has found...
Page 213 - ... interruption, and the consumers very much divided. There were some of the latter virtuously for the measures; others strenuously against them; but more who called themselves neutrals than either. Thus situated, there appeared nothing before us but the alternative of either immediately commencing a civil war among ourselves, or else of patiently waiting for the measures to be recommended by the General Congress. Among a powerful people, provided with men, money, and conveniences, and by whose...
Page 144 - God, and to cultivate principles of religion and virtue among our citizens. For this purpose it will be your wisdom to lay an early foundation for endowing seminaries of learning; nor can...
Page 181 - ... committee to congress, amended by a provision for the abolition of slavery, as suggested by Manasseh Cutler and on July 5, 1786, the ordinance was unanimously adopted. In the same ordinance he incorporated a prohibition against laws impairing the obligation of contracts, which was afterward made a part of the constitution of the United States. He was a member of the state senate, 1790-91 and 1794-97. In 1795 he was a commissioner to revise the laws of Massachusetts. He was a presidential elector...
Page 214 - ... whose behalf we did not think we could safely pledge ourselves for the execution of any one measure whatsoever ^ We do not mean to insinuate that those who appointed us would prove apostates or desert their opinions ; but that the tide of opposition was great : that all the strength and virtue of these our friends might be sufficient for the purpose. We very early saw the difficulties that would here occur, and therefore repeatedly and constantly requested the people to proceed to the choice...
Page xxvii - ... azure, insensibly blended with the olive above, and beneath lightens to a silvery white, or pearl colour, elegantly powdered with specks of the finest green, russet and gold; the belly is of a bright scarlet red, or vermilion, darting up rays or fiery streaks into the pearl on each side; the ultimate angle of the branchiostega extends backwards with a long spatula, ending with a round, or oval particoloured spot, representing the eye in the long feathers of a peacock's train, verged round with...

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