Unpublished letters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton: and of his father, Charles Carroll of Doughoregan

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The United States Catholic historical society, 1902 - United States - 250 pages
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Page 171 - What do you think were my thoughts during this scene ? It occurred to me that in the course of a few years I might be driven into exile by the prevalence of an execrable faction, and forced to shelter in as poor a hovel the remnant of a life, a considerable part of which had been faithfully devoted to my country's service.
Page 90 - The preamble of ye Stamp Act is as alarming as ye Act itself; the sole reason given for passing it is because such and such duties had been granted to his Majesty ye preceeding Sessions; thus they may go on ad infinitum; allowing this unbounded power in a set of men at so great a distance, so little acquainted with our circumstances, and not immediately affected with ye taxes laid upon us, what security remains for our property?
Page 229 - In hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given, granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain and sell...
Page 159 - As this clause is inconsistent with that perfect equality of rights which by our Constitution is secured to all religions, I make no doubt but you will be able to obtain a general repeal of this and all other laws and clauses of laws enacting any partial regard to one denomination to the prejudice of others. Mr. Judge Hanson will be able to point out to you the laws in question.
Page 158 - Sunday, the 15th day of August, 1790, being the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: and the munificence of that gentleman omitted no circumstance which could possibly add dignity to so venerable a ceremony. The two prelates were attended by their respective assistant priests and acolytes, according to the rubrics of the Roman pontifical.
Page 21 - Sheridan excessively and Grey more than any of them ; but it is in a much more gentlemanly way than our Scotch drunkards, and is always accompanied with lively, clever conversation on subjects of importance. Pitt, I am told, drinks as much as anybody " (" Life and Letters of Sir Gilbert Elliot,
Page 229 - CD, his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises unto the said CD, his heirs and assigns, against myself and my heirs, and against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof.
Page 157 - ... suitable person for the office of chief pastor. It became necessary for Dr. Carroll to go to Europe to receive consecration ; he accordingly repaired to England, and presented himself for that purpose to the Rt. Rev. Chas. Walmsley, bishop of Rama, senior vicar apostolic of England. By invitation of Thomas Weld, Esq., the consecration of the new bishop was performed during a solemn high mass, in the elegant chapel of Lulworth castle, on Sunday, the 15th August, 1790, and the munificence of that...
Page 23 - ... staid till this essay was printed, the publishing which has been retarded by accidents of which it is needlesse to give an account here. I am at present in a little hurry or else I could send you a long account of some alterations and resolutions that have happened in the pleasures of this wicked town since I wrote to you last, which was about this time twelvemonth. I presume if that letter had come to your hands, you would have answered it before now.
Page 33 - In 1759, his father wrote to him: "Many reasons ought to incline you to a close and serious study of ye law; it is a shame for a gentleman to be ignorant of ye laws of his country and to be dependent on every dirty pettifogger whose interest it may be to lead him by such a dependence into endless difficulties.

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