Beginnings of the American People, Volume 1

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915 - United States - 279 pages

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Page 230 - Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of all the rest. . . . America, if she fell, would fall like the strong man with his arms around the pillars of the constitution.
Page 264 - that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; . . . that it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign alliances " ; and " that a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective colonies for their consideration.
Page v - W~ith a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you, most devoutly wishing that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 104 - ordered that for time to come no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body polliticke but such as are members of some of the churches within the lymitts of the same.
Page 215 - to prevent paper bills of credit hereafter issued in any of his Majesty's colonies, from being declared to be a legal tender in payment of money, and to prevent the legal tender of such bills as are now subsisting, from being prolonged beyond the periods limited for calling in and sinking the same.
Page 204 - I think vital religion has always suffered when orthodoxy is more regarded than virtue; and the Scriptures assure me that at the last day we shall not be examined what we thought, but what we did ; and our recommendation will be that we did good to our fellow creatures.
Page 178 - had no access. We were accustomed to look upon what were called gentle folks as beings of a superior order. For my part, I was quite shy of them, and kept off at a humble distance. A periwig in those days, was a distinguishing badge of gentle folk.
Page 108 - a woman of another kind of spirit, who hath had many revelations of things to come; and for my part, saith he, I had rather hear such a one that speaks from the mere motion of the spirit, without any study at all, than any of your learned Scollers, although they may be fuller of Scripture.
Page 58 - The Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the First Colony of Virginia.
Page 234 - that no middle doctrine can well be maintained, I mean not clearly with intelligible arguments. Something might be made of either of the extremes: that Parliament has a power to make all laws for us, or that it has a power to make no laws for us; and I think the arguments for the latter more numerous and weighty than those for the former.

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