A history of Boston: the metropolis of Massachusetts, from its origin to the present period; with some account of the environs

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A. Bowen, 1828 - Boston (Mass.) - 427 pages
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Page 18 - 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 for the general good of the colony. In witness whereof, we have hereunder subscribed our names. Cape Cod,
Page 18 - tbe 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 in a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the
Page 252 - was the first scene of the first act of opposition to the arbitrary claims of Great Britain. Then, and there, the child Independence was born. Every man of an immense crowded audience appeared to me to go away, as I did, ready to take
Page 357 - Only add Deeds to thy Knowledge answerable, add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance, add love, By name to come call'd Charity." THE formation of a society in Boston for promoting useful knowledge had been in contemplation for many years, but the design was never vigorously pursued till the end of the year 1779, when many gentlemen in various parts of the
Page 18 - in the following form :—" In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord king James, by the grace of God, of
Page 144 - fashion of the court; with egge to be in it in all haste, whatever it be ; I look at her as the very gizzard of a trifle, the product of a quarter of a cypher, the epitome of nothing, fitter to be kickt, if she were of a kickable substance, than either honoured or humoured.
Page 257 - we hold in common with our fellow subjects, who are natives of Britain. If taxes are laid upon us in any shape without our having a legal representation where they are made, are we not reduced from the character of free subjects to the miserable state of tributary slaves?
Page 222 - The appropriate passage of scripture from which the preacher addressed a numerous audience on this interesting occasion was, " For mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people
Page 314 - Continental Congress should, for the safety of the Colonies, declare them independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain they, the inhabitants, will solemnly engage with their lives and fortunes, to support them in the measure," was read, and duly considered, and the question being accordingly put, passed in the affirmative unanimously.
Page 396 - and praying that the glorious Lord, who is the great Shepherd, would prepare and strengthen us for every good work, to do his will, working in us that which is well pleasing in his sight, to whom be glory forever Amen.

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