HISTORY OF OLD CHESTER (Google eBook)

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Page 272 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times, keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times, by persuading from the use of tongues...
Page 272 - ... teach all such children as shall resort to him, to write and read ; whose wages shall be paid, either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those that order the prudentials of the town shall appoint ; provided, those that send their children be not oppressed by paying much more than they can have them taught for in other towns...
Page 272 - It being one chief object of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded by false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers, that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers...
Page 135 - Resolved, that it be recommended to the several assemblies, Conventions and Councils or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all persons to be disarmed, within their respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of America, or who have not associated, and refuse to associate to defend by Arms the United Colonies against the Hostile attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.
Page 272 - And it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Page 273 - ... a schoolmaster to teach children and youth to read and write; and where any town or towns have the number of one hundred families or householders, there shall also be a grammar school set up in every such town, and some discreet person of good conversation, well instructed in the tongues, procured to keep such school, every such schoolmaster to be suitably encouraged and paid by the inhabitants.
Page 134 - DECLARATION on this paper; and when so done to make return thereof, together with the name or names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the General Assembly or Committee of Safety of this Colony. M. Weare, Chairman.
Page 135 - We the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS oppose the Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American COLONIES.
Page 322 - By fearful works unto our pray'rs thine answer dost express : Therefore the ends of all the earth, and those afar that be Upon the sea, their confidence, O Lord, will place in thee. 6 Who, being girt with pow'r, sets fast by his great strength the hills. 7 Who noise of seas, noise of their waves, and people's tumult, stills. 8 Those in the utmost parts that dwell are at thy signs afraid : Th' outgoings of the morn and ev'n by thee are joyful made.
Page 85 - Majesty's grace and favor in allowing her subjects liberty of conscience ; nor shall any person under pretence of being of a different persuasion be excused from paying towards the support of the settled minister or ministers of such town afore1 Farmer and Moore's Collections, Vol.

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