Political Leaders of Provincial Pennsylvania (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1919 - Pennsylvania - 248 pages
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Page 37 - ... That no Person or Persons, inhabiting in this province or Territories, who shall confess and acknowledge One almighty God, the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World; and profess him or themselves obliged to live quietly under the Civil Government, shall be in any Case molested or prejudiced, in his or their Person or Estate, because of his or their conscientious Persuasion or Practice...
Page 51 - ... if any of the sovereignties that constitute these Imperial States shall refuse to submit their claims or pretensions to them, or to abide and perform the judgment thereof, and seek their remedy by arms or delay their compliance beyond the time prefixed in their resolutions, all the other sovereignties united as one strength shall compel the submission and performance of the sentence, with damages to the suffering party and charges to the sovereignties that obliged their submission.
Page 134 - I cannot but thus far take notice, that, from all the charges I have seen or heard of against him, I have cause to believe, that had he been as much in opposition to me as he has been understood to stand for me, he might have met with a milder treatment from his prosecutors; and to think that any man should be the more exposed there on my account, and, instead of finding favour, meet with enmity, for his being engaged in my service, is a melancholy consideration...
Page 231 - I must declare and avow that in the master states of the world I know not the people or senate who, in such a complication of difficult circumstances, can stand in preference to the delegates of America assembled in General Congress at Philadelphia.
Page 14 - So, to the calmly gathered thought The innermost of truth is taught. The mystery dimly understood, That love of God is love of good, And, chiefly, its divinest trace In Him of Nazareth's holy face; That to be saved is only this, Salvation from our selfishness, From more than elemental fire, The soul's...
Page 163 - Penn, his heirs and assigns, by themselves or their captains or other their officers, to levy, muster and train all sorts of men, of what condition soever, or wheresoever born, in the said province of Pennsylvania, for the time being, and to make war, and...
Page 14 - Listening, at times, with nattered ear To homage wrung from selfish fear, But here, amidst the poor and blind, The bound and suffering of our kind, In works we do, in prayers we pray, Life of our life, he lives to-day.
Page 142 - Brethren, we called at our old friend, James Logan's, on our way to this city, and, to our grief, we found him hid in the bushes, and retired through infirmities from public business. We pressed him to leave his retirement, and prevailed with him to assist once more, on our account, at your Council.
Page 66 - We find it our duty to join with our brethren in their testimony against that spirit of reviling, railing, lying, slandering, and falsely accusing, which hath risen and acted notoriously in George Keith and his adherents, which hath led them into a mischievous and hurtful separation.
Page 178 - THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST PATTERNS THIS AGE HAS AFFORDED : WHETHER, IN HIS PRIVATE DEPORTMENT AS A CHRISTIAN ; OR, IN HIS PUBLIC EMPLOYMENTS, EITHER AT THE BAR, OR ON THE BENCH.

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