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Page 105 - And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant: therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord God, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
Page 114 - For their original, I am ready to believe them of the Jewish race, I mean, of the stock of the Ten Tribes, and that for the following reasons; first, they were to go to a land not planted or known...
Page 181 - The Trustees of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of the Province of Pennsylvania," and limited the power to hold lands to an amount not exceeding five thousand pounds sterling in yearly value ; and gave power to confer degrees and to appoint a provost, viceprovost, and professors. It is thus seen that the plan of the charitable school which originated...
Page 68 - I must needs commend their respect to authority, and kind behaviour to the English; they do not degenerate from the old friendship between both kingdoms. As they are people proper, and strong of body, so they have fine children, and almost every house full; rare to find one of them without three or four boys, and as many girls; some six, seven, and eight sons: and I must do them that right, I see few young men more sober and laborious.
Page 115 - Their language is lofty, yet narrow ; but, like the Hebrew, in signification full ; like short-hand, in writing, one word serveth in the place of three, and the rest are supplied by the understanding of the hearer: imperfect in their tenses, wanting in their moods, participles, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections.
Page 210 - And all religious societies or bodies of men that may be hereafter united or incorporated for the advancement of religion and learning, or for other pious and charitable purposes, shall be encouraged and protected in the enjoyment of the privileges, immunities, and estates, which they in justice ought to enjoy, under such regulations as the general assembly of this State shall direct SEC.
Page 65 - The first planters in these parts were the Dutch, and soon after them, the Swedes and Finns. The Dutch applied themselves to traffic, the Swedes and Finns to husbandry.
Page 247 - The reply of Mr. Adams was promptly conveyed. "The respect to the United States," says he in a note of the same date with the above, "intended by the legislature of Pennsylvania in building a house for the president, will, no doubt, be acknowledged by the Union as it ought to be. For your kind offer of it to me, in consequence of their authority, I pray you to accept my respectful thanks, and to present them to the legislature.