Report of the Virginia State Library, Volumes 5-7
Virginia State Library, Division of Purchase and Printing., 1908
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Page 50 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Page 132 - That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community, but in consideration of public services; which not being descendible, neither ought the offices of Magistrate, Legislator, or Judge, to be hereditary.
Page 81 - A Summary View of the Rights of British America. Set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia now in convention.
Page 36 - As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Page 56 - ... mode of worship : and further, to exempt dissenters from contributions to the support of the established church ; and to suspend, only until the next session, levies on the members of that church for the salaries of their own incumbents. For although the majority of our citizens were dissenters, as has been observed, a majority of the legislature were churchmen. Among these, however, were some reasonable and liberal men, who enabled us, on some points, to obtain feeble majorities.
Page 87 - Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these 35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me.
Page 31 - II. BY THE GRACE OF GOD, OF GREAT-BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND, KING, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, &c.
Page 131 - That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.
Page 50 - That religion, or the duty we' owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, being under the direction of reason and cocviction only, not of violence or compulsion, all men are equally entitled to the full and free exercise of it, according to the dictates of conscience...