Quakerism and politics: essays (Google eBook)

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Ferris & Leach, 1905 - Christianity and politics - 224 pages
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Page 119 - 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 27 - that Parliaments are altogether in my power for their calling, sitting, and dissolution : and therefore, as I find the fruits of them to be good or evil, they are to continue or not to be.
Page 25 - BUT because the Happiness of Mankind depends so much upon the Enjoying of Liberty of their Consciences as aforesaid, I do hereby solemnly declare, promise and grant, for me, my Heirs and Assigns, That the first Article of this Charter relating to Liberty of Conscince, and every Part and Clause therein, according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof, shall be kept and remain, without any Alteration, inviolably for ever.
Page 161 - Advices to this effect were now given almost yearly, and in 1743 the following was added to the Queries: "Do Friends observe the former advice of our Yearly Meeting not to encourage the importation of negroes nor to buy them after imported?" which, a few years later was strengthened into "Are Friends clear of importing or buying negroes, and do they use those well which they are possessed of by inheritance or otherwise, endeavoring to train them up in the principles of the Christian religion?
Page 181 - Quaker religion which he founded is something which it is impossible to overpraise. In a day of shams, it was a religion of veracity rooted in spiritual inwardness, and a return to something more like the original gospel truth than men had ever known in England. So far as our Christian sects today are evolving into liberality, they are simply reverting in essence to the position which Fox and the early Quakers so long ago assumed.
Page 26 - ... all other powers and privileges of an Assembly according to the rights of the freeborn subjects of England and as is usual in any of the Queen's plantations in America.
Page 34 - Miquon, and there lay all his " words' or speeches, with 'those of his descendants, on a blanket or clean piece of bark, and with great satisfaction go successively over the whole. This practice (which I have repeatedly witnessed) continued until the year 1 780, when the disturbances which then took place put an end to it, probably for ever. These pleasing remembrances, these sacred usages are no more. "When we treat with the white " people," do the Indians now say, "we have not the " choice of the...
Page 130 - Assembly; should we entreat them to consider, if not as friends, at least as legislators, that protection is as truly due from the government to the people, as obedience from the people to the government ; and that if, on account of their religious scruples, they themselves...
Page 163 - We are united in judgment that the state of the oppressed people who have been held by any of us, or our predecessors, in captivity and slavery, calls for a deep inquiry and close examination how far we are clear of withholding from them what under such an exercise may open to view as their just right...
Page 119 - ... even without the limits of the said province, and, by God's assistance, to vanquish and take them ; and being taken, to put them to death, by the law of war, or to save them...

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