History and Genealogy of the Cock, Cocks, Cox Family: Descended from James and Sarah Cock, of Killingworth Upon Matinecock, in the Township of Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y.

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privately printed, 1914 - 427 pages
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Page 284 - ... proceedings against them ought not to be discontinued, except you intend to check and destroy your population ; which, however, in the youth of your existence ought rather to be encouraged by all possible means : Wherefore, it is our opinion, that some connivance would be useful ; that the consciences of men, at least, ought ever to remain free and unshackled.
Page 285 - God, but by good and golly men, rather to have mocked at the oppressions of the oppressed and added afflictions to the afflicted than herein to have done to me as you in the like case would be done unto, which the royal cause of our God requires. I have with patience and moderation waited several weeks expecting justice from you, but behold an addition to my oppression in the measure I receive. "Wherefore I have this now to request for you, that the Lord will not lay this to your charge, but to give...
Page 284 - ... as long as he does not disturb others or oppose the government. This maxim of moderation has always been the guide of the magistrates of this city, and the consequence has been that from every land people have flocked to this asylum. Tread thus in their steps, and we doubt not you will be blessed.
Page 391 - ... my last will and testament. As witness my hand and seal this twenty first day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty five (1785).
Page 350 - God in any of them, desiring to doe unto all men as wee desire all men should doe unto us, which is the true law both of Church and State; for our Saviour saith this is the law and the prophets.
Page 374 - One Mrs. Hutchinson, a member of the church of Boston, a woman of a ready wit and bold spirit, brought over with her two dangerous errors : 1 . That the person of the Holy Ghost dwells in a justified person. 2. That no sanctification can help to evidence to us our justification.
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Page 285 - For which of you being taken from your wife and family, without Just cause, would be bound from returning to them unless upon terms to act contrary to your conscience, and deny your faith and religion, yet this in effect do you require of me and not less. But truly, I cannot think that you did In sober earnest ever think I would subscribe to any such thing, it being the very thing for which I rather chose freely to suffer want of the company of my dear wife and children, imprisonment of my person,...
Page 376 - Hil, to set the huts on fire, whereupon the Indians tried every means to escape, not succeeding in which they returned back to the flames preferring to perish by the fire than to die by our hands.
Page 286 - ... loss of reason." In the month of October, 1647, we find him in Boston, on the point of setting sail for England. What was the occasion or object of this journey Is not apparent That It was necessary, perhaps compulsory, may be Inferred from some expressions in a letter which he at that time wrote...

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