The Scotch-Irish in America: proceedings and addresses of the Scotch-Irish Congress, 1st-10th, 1889-1901

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Bigham & Smith, 1900 - Scots-Irish
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Page 181 - Towards the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries, cocoa was largely and successfully cultivated, but in 1725 a blight fell upon the plantations.
Page 284 - Support, and ornament of Virtue's cause. There stands the messenger of truth : there stands The legate of the skies ! — His theme divine, His office sacred, his credentials clear. By him the violated law speaks out Its thunders ; and by him, in strains as sweet As angels use, the Gospel whispers peace.
Page 155 - Finding ourselves on the Frontiers and being apprehensive that for want of a proper legislature we might become a shelter for such as endeavored to defraud their creditors, considering also the necessity of recording Deeds, Wills and doing other public business, we by consent of the people formed a Court for the purposes above mentioned, taking — by desire of our constituents — the Virginia laws for our guide so near as the situation of affairs would admit; this was intended for ourselves and...
Page 59 - Statesman, yet friend to truth! Of soul sincere; In action faithful, and in honor clear; Who broke no promise, served no private end; Who gained no title, and who lost no friend.
Page 138 - I have no authority by law to make that disposition of this money ; it belongs to the impoverished treasury of North Carolina, and I dare not appropriate a cent of it to any purpose ; but, if the country is over-run by the British, our liberty is gone. Let the money go, too. Take it. If the enemy, by its use, is driven from the country, I can trust that country to justify and vindicate my conduct — so take it...
Page 284 - He stablishes the strong, restores the weak, Reclaims the wanderer, binds the broken heart, And, arm'd himself in panoply complete Of heavenly temper, furnishes with arms Bright as his own, and trains, by every rule Of holy discipline, to glorious war The sacramental host of God's elect...
Page 67 - ... another friend. My spirits were refreshed to see them ; but I was surprised, and' even ashamed, that they had taken so much pains as to ride thirty or forty miles to see me. Was able to sit up most of the evening ; and spent the time in a very comfortable manner with my friends. - Oct. 29. " Rode about ten miles with my friends who came yesterday to see me ; and then parted with them all but one, who stayed on purpose to keep me company, and cheer my spirits.
Page 71 - Pitt, and were received much more cheerfully than they could have expected; that a considerable number of them waited on the preaching of the gospel with peculiar attention, many of them appearing solemnly concerned about the great matters of religion ; that they expressed an earnest desire of having further opportunities of hearing those things ; that they informed them that several other tribes of Indians around them were ready to join with them in receiving the gospel, and earnestly desiring an...
Page 66 - God was pleased to give me great freedom,"' in opening the sorrows of God's people, and in setting before them comforting considerations. And, blessed be the Lord, it was a sweet melting season in the assembly.
Page 157 - Washington in all articles in the Commission to me directed I will do equal right to the poor and to the Rich to the Best of my judgment and according to the Laws of the State.

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