The History of Connecticut: From the First Settlement to the Present Time

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Harper, 1842 - Connecticut - 450 pages

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Page 350 - This is a family quarrel between us and Old England. You Indians are not concerned in it. We don't wish you to take up the hatchet against the king's troops. We desire you to remain at home, and not join on either side, but keep the hatchet buried deep.
Page 74 - Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven: therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Page 94 - Whereas, we all came into these parts of America, with one and the same end and aim, namely, to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to enjoy the liberties of the Gospel in purity with peace...
Page 255 - October, 1701, a petition, signed by a large number of ministers and others, was presented to that body, in which they stated. " that from a sincere regard to, and zeal for, upholding the protestant religion, by a succession of learned and orthodox men, they had proposed that a collegiate school should be erected in this colony, wherein youth should be instructed in all parts of learning, to qualify them for public employments in church and civil State...
Page 343 - have, with one united voice, appointed you to the high station you possess. The Supreme Director of all events hath caused a wonderful union of hearts and counsels to subsist among us. " Now, therefore, be strong, and very courageous. May the God of the armies of Israel shower down the blessings of his Divine providence on you ; give you wisdom and fortitude, cover your head in the day of battle and danger...
Page 186 - When sentence of death was passed upon him, he observed " that he liked it well, for he should die before his heart was soft, or he had spoken anything unworthy of himself.
Page 80 - Whether the Scriptures do hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in all duties which they are to perform to God and men as well in the government of families and commonwealths as in matters of the church.
Page 74 - That, as in matters that concern the gathering and ordering of a church, so also in all public offices, which concern civil order, as choice of magistrates and officers, making and repealing laws, dividing allotments of inheritance, and all things of like nature, they would, all of them, be ordered by the rules which the scripture held forth to them.
Page 158 - And also all that island or islands commonly called by the several name or names of Matowacks or Long Island, situate, lying, and being, towards the west of Cape Cod and the Narrow Higansets, abutting upon the main land between the two rivers, there called or known by the several names of Connecticut and Hudson's river ; together, also, with the said river called Hudson's river, and all the lands from the west side of Connecticut river, to the east side of Delaware bay.
Page 269 - No returns from the Governor of Connecticut. But we find by some accounts that the produce of this colony is timber, boards, all sorts of English grain, hemp, flax, sheep, black cattle, swine, horses, goats and tobacco. That they export horses and lumber to the West Indies, and receive in return sugar, salt, molasses and rum. We likewise find that their manufactures are very inconsiderable ; the people being generally employed in tillage, some few in tanning, shoemaking, and other handicrafts; others...

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