Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society

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New Jersey Historical Society, 1885 - New Jersey

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Page 184 - Kingdom, and the great progress which has been of late made in opening canals. Of the former, the United States stand much in need; for the latter, they present uncommon facilities. The symptoms of attention to the improvement of inland navigation which have lately appeared in some quarters...
Page 178 - To prohibit a great people, however, from making all that they can of every part of their own produce, or from employing their stock and industry in the way that they judge most advantageous to themselves, is a manifest violation of the most sacred rights of mankind.
Page 75 - And shall subscribe a profession of their Christian belief in these words— I, AB, profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ, his Eternal Son, the true God, and in the Holy Spirit, one God, blessed for evermore; and do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.
Page 97 - I have but to give stretch to the Indian forces under my direction — and they amount to thousands — to overtake the hardened enemies of Great Britain and America. I consider them the same wherever they may lurk.
Page 236 - Ker, who, in the year 1685, for his faithful and conscientious adherence to God and his truth, as professed by the Church of Scotland, was there apprehended and sent to this country, under a sentence of perpetual banishment. By which it appears that the devil and his instruments lost their aim in sending him from home, where it is unlikely he could ever have been so serviceable to Christ's kingdom as he has been here. He is yet alive, and blessed be God, he is flourishing in his old age, being in...
Page 103 - On the contrary, two chiefs who had brought her off for the purpose of security, not of violence to her person, disputed which should be her guard, and in a fit of savage passion in one, from whose hands she was snatched, the unhappy woman became the victim. Upon the first intelligence of this event, I obliged the Indians to deliver the murderer into my hands, and though to have punished him by our laws...
Page 189 - To you, my dear sir, I will not scruple to say in confidence, that the Bank of New- York shall suffer no diminution of its pecuniary facilities from any accommodation it may afford to the society in question.
Page 181 - In addition to this, it may be announced that a society is forming with a capital which is expected to be extended to at least half a million of dollars, on behalf of which measures are already in train for prosecuting, on a large scale, the making and printing of cotton goods.
Page 183 - The capital stock was limited to one million dollars, in shares of $100 each. All the property of the Society was exempted from all taxation for ten years, and thereafter from all but State taxes; an exemption which has been materially curtailed by the courts. " All artificers, or manufacturers in the immediate service of the said Society, shall be free and exempt from all poll and capitation taxes; and taxes on their respective faculties or occupations.
Page 180 - ... debts, he set about the task of building up diversified domestic industries. On January 15, 1790, the House of Representatives called upon Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, for a report upon the subject of manufactures, to deal particularly with the means of promoting those manufactures that would tend to render the United States independent of foreign nations for military and other essential supplies.

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