Providence County Court House: Report of the Commissioners on Decorations and Improvements, and Proceedings on the Legislative Visit, February 4, 1885. Published by Order of General Assembly of Rhode Island

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E.L. Freeman, printers to the State, 1885 - Courthouses - 85 pages
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Page 52 - I affirm, that all the liberty of conscience that ever I pleaded for, turns upon these two hinges — that none of the papists, protestants, Jews or Turks be forced to come to the ship's prayers or worship nor compelled from their own particular prayers or worship, if they practice any.
Page 52 - Turks, may be embarked in one ship ; upon which supposal I affirm that all the liberty of conscience that ever I pleaded for turns upon these two hinges — that none of the Papists, Protestants, Jews, or Turks, be forced to come to the ship's prayers or worship, nor compelled from their own particular prayers or worship...
Page 53 - ... should preach or write that there ought to be no commanders or officers, because all are equal in Christ, therefore no masters nor officers, no laws nor orders, nor corrections, nor punishments ; — I say, I never denied, but in such cases, whatever is pretended, the commander or commanders may judge, resist, compel, and punish such transgressors, according to their deserts and merits.
Page 53 - ... preservation ; if any shall mutiny and rise up against their commanders and officers ; if any should preach or write, that there ought to be no commanders or officers, because all are equal in...
Page 52 - I further add that I never denied that notwithstanding this liberty the commander of this ship ought to command the ship's course ; yea, and also command that justice, peace, and sobriety be kept and practiced, both among the seamen and all the passengers.
Page 33 - I (having occular knowledge of persons, places and transactions), did honestly and conscientiously, as in the holy presence of God, draw up from Pawcatuck river, which I then believed, and still do, is free from all English claims and conquests ; for although there were some Pequods on this side the river, who, by reason of some sachems...
Page 36 - ... and others the lawfulness of magistrates and their inspection into any breach of the first table ; which opinions, if they should be connived at by us. are like to be increased amongst us, and so must necessarily bring guilt upon us, infection and trouble to the churches, and hazard to the whole commonwealth...
Page 16 - Three days and nights my business forced me to lodge and mix with the bloody Pequod ambassadors, whose hands and arms, methought, wreaked with the blood of my countrymen, murdered and massacred by them on Connecticut river, and from whom I could not but nightly look for their bloody knives at my own throat also, 3.
Page 15 - English (excusing the not sending of company and supplies, by the haste of the business), the Lord helped me immediately to put my life into my hand, and, scarce acquainting my wife, to ship myself, all alone, in a poor canoe, and to cut through a stormy wind, with...
Page 26 - ... few weeks before ours. I returned, what I believed righteous and weighty, to the hands of my true friend, Mr. Winthrop, the first mover of my coming into these parts, and to that answer of mine I never received the least reply; only it is certain, that, at Mr. Gorton's complaint against the Massachusetts, the Lord High Admiral, President, said...

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