The History and Present State of the Town of Newburyport

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E.W. Allen, 1826 - Newburyport (Mass.) - 120 pages

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Page 114 - Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation...
Page 114 - ... enlightened by a benign religion, professed indeed and practised in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance. gratitude and the love of man, acknowledging and adoring an overruling providence, which, by all its dispensations, proves that it delights in the happiness of man here, and his greater happiness hereafter...
Page 114 - ... what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellowcitizens, a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Page 32 - ... leading by Benjamin Moody's to a place called the West Indies, until it intersects a straight line drawn from the south-westwardly side of the highway, against Cottle's Lane, as aforesaid, to a rock in the great pasture, near the dividing line between the third and fifth parishes there, and so as the straight line goes, until it comes to the dividing line aforesaid, from thence as the said dividing line runs, by the said fifth parish down to Merrimac river, and thence along said river to the...
Page 40 - The design of their institution is ' the recovery of persons who meet with such accidents as produce in them the appearance of death, and for promoting the cause of humanity, by pursuing such means, from time to time, as shall have for their object the preservation of human life, and the alleviation of its miseries.
Page 44 - I am thereupon of opinion that the said petitioners and others that joyne with them ought to be peaceably allowed in their lawful proceedings therein for their good establishment: and ought not to be taxed or imposed upon for the support and maintenance of any other public worship in the said town. Of which I desire all persons concerned to take notice accordingly. Given under my hand, J. DUDLEY.
Page 10 - We design not madly to brave our own destruction, and we do not thirst for the blood of others ; but reason and religion demand of us that we guard our invaluable rights at the risque of both. We would, therefore, now direct and instruct you to do nothing that shall in the least degree imply a submission to these acts ; that you do in no way whatever acknowledge the authority of those persons who are cruelly and perfidiously assisting to destroy their country, by assuming the character of counsellors...
Page 18 - ... but, in justice to themselves, they beg leave to assure you, that in no part of the United States are those sentiments of gratitude and affection more cordial and animated than in the town which at this time is honored with your presence. Long, Sir, may you continue the ornament and support of these States and may the period be late when you shall be called to receive a reward adequate to your virtues, which it is not in the power of your country to bestow .3 'Essex Journal and New Hampshire...
Page 12 - Congress should for the Safety of the united Colonies Declare them Independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain they the said Inhabitants will Solemnly engage with their lives and fortunes to support them in the measure And it passed in the affirmative.

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