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Page 94 - I enjoin and require that no ecclesiastic, missionary, or minister of any sect whatsoever, shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said College; nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose, or as a visitor, within the premises appropriated to the purposes of the said College.
Page 174 - That hereditary transmission of wealth, on the one hand, and poverty on the other, has brought down to the present generation all the evils of the feudal system — -and that this, in our opinion, is the prime source of all our calamities.
Page 26 - The General Assembly then of this Province consists of the Owners of these extravagant Grants, the Merchants of New York, the principal of them strongly connected with the Owners of these great Tracts, by family Interest...
Page 174 - We consider it an exclusive privilege for one portion of the community to have the means of education in colleges while another is restricted to common schools, or perhaps, by extreme poverty, even deprived of the limited education to be acquired in those establishments. Our voice, therefore, shall be raised in favor of a system of education which shall be equally open to all, as in a real republic it should be.
Page 50 - ... submit to be governed by Laws which rich Men have made for their own Security, for the cowardly Whelps have not the courage otherwise to defend what they get by their Knavery; but damn ye altogether: damn them for a Pack of Crafty rascals, and you, who serve them, for a Parcel of hen-hearted Numskuls.
Page 50 - Tho', damn ye, you are a sneaking Puppy, and so are all those who will submit to be governed by Laws which rich Men have made for their own Security, for the cowardly Whelps have not the Courage otherwise to defend what they get by their Knavery...
Page 95 - They return to their poor families, broken hearted, and with ruined constitutions, with a sorry pittance, most laboriously earned, and take to their beds, sick, and unable to work.
Page 200 - I tell you she can pay it, and she will pay it. You don't go the right way to work with her." The agent took leave, and mentioned the anxiety of the old gentleman with regard to this unpaid rent to his son, who counted out the requisite sum, and told the agent to give it to the old man as if he had received it from the tenant. " There ! " exclaimed Mr. Astor when he received the money, " I told you she would pay it, if you went the right way to work with her.
Page 73 - The immigrants should press into the interior. In the present state of the times, we seem too thick on the maritime frontier already." The same document quotes from the Second Annual Report of the Managers of the Society for the Prevention of Pauperism in New York City...