Centenary Memorial of Paxton; Or, The Exercises of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town: Including a Historical Address

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E.R. Fiske & Son, 1868 - Paxton (Mass. : Town) - 78 pages
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Page 8 - Faith, etc., having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic...
Page 25 - Convention to write letters to the inhabitants of the several places, which are entitled to representation in Assembly, requesting them to choose such representatives, and that the Assembly when chosen do elect Counsellors ; and that such assembly or Council exercise, the powers of government, until a Governor of His Majesty's appointment will consent to govern the Colony according to its charter.
Page 8 - God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient and the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 22 - Philip and Mary, by the grace of God King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland ; Defenders of the Faith ; Princes of Spain and Sicily ; Archdukes of Austria ; Dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant ; Counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol...
Page 30 - Every man of an immense crowded audience appeared to me to go away, as I did, ready to take arms against Writs of Assistance. Then and there was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims...
Page 25 - Resolved, That no Obedience being due to the Act of Parliament, for altering the Charter of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, nor to a Governor or Lieutenant Governor who will not observe the directions of, but endeavour to subvert that Charter, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of that Colony are to be considered as absent and their Offices vacant...
Page 49 - ... the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance-writers may find congenial and easily handled themes, either in the annals of our stalwart republic, or in any characteristic and probable events of our individual lives. Romance and poetry, ivy, lichens, and wall-flowers need ruin to make them grow.
Page 49 - ... of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a common-place prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before...
Page 41 - That gathered round the hearth in wintry weather ? Do you remember all the happy meetings, In Summer evenings round the open door — Kind looks, kind hearts, kind words and tender greetings And clasping hands whose pulses beat no more ? Do you remember them...
Page 25 - General Gage hath actually levied war, and is carrying on hostilities against his Majesty's peaceable and loyal subjects of that Colony; That, in order to conform as near as may be to the spirit and substance of the charter, it be recommended to the Provincial Convention to write letters to the inhabitants of the several places, which are...

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