The Life of Francis Daniel Pastorius, the Founder of Germantown: Illustrated with Ninety Photographic Reproductions

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W. J. Campbell, 1908 - Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.) - 324 pages
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Page 108 - Some account of the province of Pennsilvania in America; Lately Granted under the Great Seal of England to William Penn, etc.
Page 269 - And, where the wild beast roams, In patience planned New forest-homes beyond the mighty sea, There undisturbed and free To live as brothers of one family.
Page 157 - tother hard by. "A paper mill near German-town doth stand, So that the flax, which first springs from the land, First flax, then yarn, and then they must begin, To weave the same, which they took pains to spin, Also when on our backs it is well worn, Some of the same remains, ragged and torn; Then of...
Page 157 - Pennsylvania, in which he alludes to the settlement : — " The German town of which I spoke before, Which is at least in length one mile or more, Where lives High German people and Low Dutch, Whose trade in weaving linen cloth is much, — There grows the flax, as also you may know That from the same they do divide the tow. Their trade suits well their habitation, — We find convenience for their occupation.
Page 266 - These are the reasons why we are against the traffic of men-body, as followeth: Is there any that would be done or handled at this manner?
Page 266 - Now. though they are black, we cannot conceive there is more liberty to have them slaves, as it is to have other white ones.
Page 266 - ... warr against these poor slaves, licke we are able to believe, some will not refuse to doe? Or have these negers not as much right to fight for their freedom, as you have to keep them slaves?
Page 266 - Christianity ? You surpass Holland and Germany in this thing. This makes an ill report in all those countries of Europe, where they hear of [it], that the Quakers do here handel men as they handel there the cattle. And for that reason some have no mind or inclination to come hither.
Page 266 - And we who profess that it is not lawful to steal, must, likewise, avoid to purchase such things as are stolen, but rather help to stop this robbing and stealing, if possible. And such men ought to be delivered out of the hands of the robbers, and set free as in Europe.
Page 266 - And in case you find it to be good to handel these blacks in that manner, we desire and require you hereby lovingly, that you may inform us herein, which at this time never was done, viz., that Christians have such a liberty to do so. To the end we shall be satisfied...

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