Proceedings of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Volume 3

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Rhode Island Historical Society., 1885 - Rhode Island
 

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Page 51 - Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law, ROMANS 4 1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Page 58 - the memory of the just smells sweet, and blossoms in the dust," it is present influence with most of us that is most vividly impressive and practically effective.
Page 81 - France, at the close of the last century and at the beginning of this...
Page 28 - And as concerning these Quakers (so called) which are now among us, we have no law among us whereby to punish any for only declaring by words, &c. their minds and understandings concerning the things and ways of God, as to salvation and an eternal condition.
Page 25 - all men professing Christianity, and of competent estates, and of civil conversation, who acknowledge and are obedient to the civil magistrates, though of different judgments in religious affairs, Roman Catholics only excepted, shall be admitted freemen, and shall have liberty to choose and be chosen officers in the colony, both military and civil.
Page 23 - Assembly, as they shall think fit; and to choose, nominate and appoint, such and so many other persons as they shall think fit, and shall be willing to accept the same, to be free of the said Company and body politic, and them into the same to admit...
Page 26 - By making herself an alarming example of what the unbridled rule of the multitude may come to, Rhode Island did much to bring the other States to adopt that Federal Constitution which she was herself the last to accept.
Page 54 - ... the Country in doing of such an act and execution : For we had never accusation brought in against us, but what rose from the Magistrates and the Ministers ; for we walked so, as to do no man wrong, only justified the cause of our Religion, as we had learned and received the principles thereof before we went amongst them ; as also the laws and government of this Kingdome of England unto which we ever willingly acknowledged...
Page 27 - ... revelations from Heaven ; people who thought it right to keep the seventh day of the week as a Sabbath instead of the first day ; people who cherished a special predilection for the Apocalypse and the Book of Daniel ; people with queer views about property and government ; people who advocated either too little marriage or too much marriage ; all such eccentric characters as are apt to come to the surface in periods of religious excitement found in Rhode Island a favoured spot where they could...
Page 22 - We, whose names are here under-written, being desirous to inhabit in the town of Providence, do promise to submit ourselves, in active or passive obedience, to all such orders or agreements as shall be made for public good of the body, in an orderly way, by the major consent of the present inhabitants, masters of families, incorporated together into a township, and such others whom they shall admit unto the same, only in civil things.

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