Leonidas Polk: Bishop and General, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1915 - United States - 1031 pages
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Page 155 - And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Page 57 - ... 4. Resolved. That as we now acknowledge the existence and control of no law or legal officer, civil or military, within this County, We do hereby ordain and adopt, as a rule of life, all, each and every of our former laws, — wherein, nevertheless, the Crown of Great- Britain never can be considered as holding rights, privileges, immunities or authority therein.
Page 246 - The tract of which they thus became possessed was subsequently allotted to the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
Page 57 - Resolved That we the citizens of Mecklenburg County do hereby dissolve the political bands which have connected us to the mother country and hereby absolve ourselves from all allegiance to the British Crown...
Page 307 - GRANT, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by Thy governance, that Thy Church may joyfully serve Thee in all Godly quietness ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 62 - That whatever person shall hereafter receive a commission from the Crown, or attempt to exercise any such commission heretofore received, shall be deemed an enemy to his country...
Page 59 - As all former laws are now suspended in this province, and the congress have not yet provided others, we judge it necessary, for the better preservation of good order, to form certain rules and regulations for the internal government of this county, until laws shall be provided for us by the Congress.
Page 246 - But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before him with our...
Page 57 - Committeeman," to issue process, hear and determine all matters of controversy, according to said adopted laws, and to preserve peace, union and harmony in said county ; — and to use every exertion to spread the love of country and fire of freedom throughout America, until a more general and organized government be established in this province.
Page 60 - Charlotte, do choose a colonel, and other military officers, who shall hold and exercise their several powers by virtue of this choice, and independent of the crown of Great Britain, and former constitution of this Province.

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