Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: Some Descendants of the Immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendents of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman

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T. A. Wright, 1920 - England - 474 pages


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Page 176 - Resolved that in the opinion of Congress it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation...
Page 176 - Confederation ought to be so revised, corrected and enlarged, as to render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of Government, and the preservation of the Union.
Page 179 - to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Page 174 - No state shall be represented in congress by less than two nor by more than seven members; and no person shall be capable of being a delegate for more than three years in any term of six years...
Page 177 - States," being taken up : Mr. SHERMAN opposed the election by the people, insisting that it ought to be by the State Legislatures. The people, he said, immediately, should have as little to do as may be about the government. They want information, and are constantly liable to be misled.
Page 168 - Name of the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New England, in America...
Page 177 - SHEHMAN proposed, that the proportion of suffrage in the first branch should be according to the respective numbers of free inhabitants ; and that in the second branch, or Senate, each State should have one vote and no more.
Page 167 - On the meeting of this Congress, Mr. Hewes was nominated one of the committee appointed to " state the rights of the colonies in general, the several instances in which those rights had been violated or infringed, and the means most proper to be pursued for obtaining a restoration of them.
Page 101 - ... is. I want, after giving my body a decent burial, my little property to be equally divided between my four children, if they are living at my death, both personal and real estate divided equal if not living, give share to their children. And if she is living, you all must take care of your mammy. Now this is my last will and testament Witness my hand and seal. JAMES L. CHAFFIN, This January 16, 1919.
Page 192 - In the name of God, Amen, I Andrew Wade, the elder, being sick and weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in...

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