Centennial Celebration: Proceedings in Connection with the Celebration at New Bedford, September 14th, 1864, of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Dartmouth

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order of the City Council of New Bedford, 1865 - Dartmouth (Mass.) - 129 pages

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Page 18 - His truth is marching on. I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps; They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps; His day is marching on. I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel: "As ye deal with My contemners, so with you My Grace shall deal"; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel, Since God is marching on.
Page 18 - He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat : Oh ! be swift, my soul, to answer Him ! be jubilant, my feet ! Our God is marching on. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me : As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
Page 18 - Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword : His truth is marching on. I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps...
Page 128 - Brave Randall leaped upon the gun, And waved his cap in sport; "Well done ! well aimed ! I saw that shell Go through an open port !" It was our last, our deadliest shot; The deck was overflown; The poor ship staggered, lurched to port, And gave a living groan.
Page 81 - In order to meet this question of orthodoxy the Assembly passed a law in 1715, in which the prevention of the growth of atheism, irreligion and profaneness is suggested as a reason of its enactment, in which it was provided that the determination of who should be ministers should rest ultimately with...
Page 89 - As an illustration of this peculiar and amusing feature in the presentation of the topics for town action, let me quote from the records. The sixth article in the selectmen's warrant for the March meeting, 1741, reads thus: "That whereas such course does much abound within said town, many running about from house to house to supply their own present want miserably neglecting their families at home, which is the only cause of manys suffering who are not capable of labour, which practise is to the...
Page 99 - Parliament have a direct tendency to destroy the harmony which has subsisted among all the British subjects and to entirely abolish the English Constitution and form of government, and therefore as the most probable means to prevent those destructive purposes we unite with our American brethren, and RESOLVE, That we will not purchase any goods manufactured in Great Britain and Ireland which shall be imported from thence after this day; that we will not purchase any English goods of any hawker or...
Page 78 - The inquiry naturally suggests itself, What were the prominent causes which led to this settlement ? It might have been due in part to the spirit of emigration and change of locality which displayed itself even in those days as a trait in the New England character; it might have been the rich and fertile soil in the valleys of our rivers, fertile certainly when compared with the sand hills around Plymouth, enticing to agricultural labors ; it might have been the accessible and capacious harbors of...
Page 81 - ... gospel, which we earnestly desire the people of that place may seriously consider of, lay to heart, and be humbled for, with a solicitous...
Page 10 - THE PLYMOUTH COLONY RECORDS. COURT ORDERS. 1664 June 8 Att this Court, all that tracte of land called and known by the name of Acushena, Ponagansett and Coaksett is allowed by the Court to bee a townshipe: and the inhabitants thereof have libertie to make such orders as may conduce to theire good in towne consernments : and that the said towne bee hencforth called and knowne by the name of Dartmouth.

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