Connecticut in Transition, 1775-1818

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American Historical Association, 1918 - Connecticut - 471 pages

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Page 384 - All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness.
Page 401 - IT is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great creator and preserver of the universe.
Page 384 - The privilege of election, which belongs to the people, therefore must not be exercised according to their humors, but according to the blessed will and law of God. " III. They who have the power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them.
Page 401 - And each and every society or denomination of Christians in this State, shall have and enjoy the same and equal powers, rights, .and privileges...
Page 419 - I remember seeing father, the day after the election, sitting on one of the old-fashioned, rush-bottomed kitchen chairs, his head drooping on his breast, and his arms hanging down. ' Father,' said I,
Page 401 - It being the duty of all men to worship the Supreme Being, the Great Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and their right to render that worship, in the mode most consistent with the dictates of their consciences ; no person shall by law be compelled to join or support, nor be classed with, or associated to, any congregation, church, or religious association.
Page 384 - Article I. Declaration of Rights. That the general great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established — We declare Sec. 1. That all freemen when they form a social compact, are equal in rights...
Page 405 - That no clergyman, or preacher of the gospel, of any denomination, shall be capable of being a member of either the Senate, House of Commons, or Council of State, while he continues in the exercise of the pastoral function.
Page 287 - As well attempt to revolutionize the kingdom of heaven as the State of Connecticut !" But throwing Treadwell over in 1811 broke the charm and divided the party ; persons of third-rate ability, on our side, who wanted to be somebody, deserted ; all the infidels in the state had long been leading on that side; the minor sects had swollen, and complained of having to get a certificate to pay their tax where they liked ; our efforts to enforce reformation of morals by law made us unpopular ; they attacked...
Page 424 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice : but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

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