A discourse delivered on the Sabbath after the decease of the Hon. Timothy Pickering

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Foote & Brown, 1829 - Funeral sermons - 45 pages
 

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Page 34 - RESOLVED, That the preceding Constitution be laid before the United States, in Congress assembled, and that it is the opinion of this Convention, that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention of Delegates, chosen in each State by the people thereof, under the recommendation of its Legislature, for their assent and ratification...
Page 43 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Page 3 - Lord, who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle ? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh truth in his heart.
Page 21 - By shutting up the port of Boston, some imagine that the course of trade might be turned hither and to our benefit. But...
Page 30 - In addition to the actual settlers at the time of the decree, they invited and encouraged emigration, from the States eastward of Pennsylvania, of all men destitute of property, who could be tempted by the gratuitous offer of lands; on the single condition that they should enter upon them armed, ' to man their rights,' in the cant phrase of those people.
Page 29 - We are unanimously of Opinion that the State of Connecticut has no right to the Lands in controversy. "We are also unanimously of Opinion that the Jurisdiction and Preemption of all the Territory lying within the Charter boundary of Pennsylvania and now claimed by the State of Connecticut do of Right belong to the State of Pennsylvania.
Page 42 - M'Kean, Chief Justice, and Judge Rush. A number of the villains had been arrested — were tried and convicted — fined and imprisoned in different sums, and for different lengths of time, according to the aggravation of their offence. The poor creatures had no money to pay their fines, and the new jail at Wilkesbarre was so insufficient, that all of them made their escape excepting Stephen Jenkins, brother to Major John Jenkins.
Page 23 - ... distrust of his abilities to fill the appointment intended for him ; and, on hearing that Colonel Pickering would accept it, he not only offered, but wished, to relinquish his claim to it in favor of him, whom he declared he considered, from a very intimate and friendly acquaintance, as a first-rate military character, and that he knew no gentleman better, or so well, qualified for the post among us.
Page 23 - Pickering would accept it, he not only offered but wished to relinquish his claim to it in favor of him, whom he declared he considered, from a very intimate and friendly acquaintance, as a first-rate military character ; and that he knew no gentleman better or so well qualified for the post among us. Matters being thus circumstanced, and Colonel Lee pleased with the command he was in, I wrote to Colonel Pickering on his return, who accepted the office and is daily expected.
Page 42 - The fate of Captain Roswell Franklin, a worthy man whom I have mentioned on the preceding page, I sincerely commiserated. Wearied with the disorders and uncertain state of things at Wyoming, he removed with his family into the State of New York, and sat down on a piece of land to which he. had no title. Others had done the same. The country was new, and without inhabitants. They cleared land and raised crops, to subsist their families and stock. In two or three years, when all their crops were harvested,...

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