A brief memoir concerning Abel Thomas, a minister of the gospel of Christ in the Society of Friends

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Benjamin & Thomas Kite, 1824 - Religion - 51 pages
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Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 42 - Your letter of the 6th is before me. From the good opinion I have of the people of your profession, being bred and educated among them, I am persuaded your visit is purely religious, and in this persuasion have granted you a pass, and I shall be happy if your ministry shall contribute to the establishment of morality and brotherly kindness among the people, than which no country ever wanted it more. I am sensible your principles and...
Page 33 - Jesus' name, and conquered bold savages, whom the Romans could never subdue, by the mild yet mighty power of the Gospel. God's "hand is not shortened that it cannot save, nor is His ear heavy that it cannot hear.
Page 44 - I informed the colonel, who had him immediately taken and put under guard, and then sent out a scout after the other, who had my companion's mare, saddle, and saddle-bags, and confined him also, which greatly surprised them. They sent for us, and desired we would forgive them. We inquired where our goods were. They readily informing us, we told them, that all we wanted was what we had lost, and that they would repent and amend their ways of living; that we could forgive them and do them a kindness...
Page 9 - ... some Evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ :" Ephes. iv. 2. D. There is no other calling to this office required, than that which crieth in our hearts : neither doth our learning consist in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but in " demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
Page 41 - I thought I could live there all my days, if it was his will, without being much concerned about home.* I soon informed my companion that I intended to travel towards Georgia, and that, as by his discourse a few days before, he thought he had no business there, I should leave him at his liberty; but desired he would stay here for me a certain time, and then return, if I came not. After serious consideration, he told me he could not be easy to let me go alone, and if I went, and died, he would die...
Page 42 - I am sensible your principles and professions are opposed to war, but I know you are fond of both political and religious liberty. This is what we are contending for, and by the blessing of God, we hope to establish them upon such a broad basis as to put it out of the power of our enemies to shake their foundation. In this laudable...
Page 19 - ... asked us where we had been. I told • "" " him we had been to New York. He asked " me if I did not know that there was a strict " law against it. I told him I thought that " law was not made for such men as we were. " Then he, in a great rage, ordered the guard (( to bring us down to Newark ; and we were " had there before a judge, a justice, and two " majors. After examination, we were sent " to the guard-house, where we were closely
Page 22 - OF SAFETY, STATE OF NEW JERSEY. " Abel Thomas and James Thomas, inhabitants of Pennsylvania, being sent under guard to the President and Council of Safety by two magistrates of Newark, for having been into the enemy's lines in the city of New York and Long Island without passports, and suspected of designs injurious to the liberties of America: the Board, upon GO 1778.] MEMOIR OF ABEL THOMAS.

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