Annals of Our Colonial Ancestors and Their Descendants: Or, Our Quaker Forefathers and Their Posterity

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author, 1895 - Quakers - 299 pages
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This is a wonderful ancestral record of the Shotwell family and descendents including the background of the famous philanthropist emancipator Benjamin Lundy. One cannot imagine all the work that went into this book of books.The records are in detail it must have taken many years to complete. It helped me in my research of my cousin Benjamin Lundy's history. 

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An excellent record of the Shotwell heritage, but a bit hard to read.

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Page 128 - For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
Page 45 - WE whose names are underwritten do here solemnly, in the presence of Jehovah, incorporate ourselves into a body politic, and as he shall help, will submit our persons, lives, and estates, unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of his, given us in his holy word of truth to be guided and judged thereby.
Page 202 - ... and every of their children which shall happen to be born there, or on the seas in going thither, or returning from thence shall have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and natural subjects within any of the dominions of us, our heirs and successors, to all intents, constructions, and purposes whatsoever as if they and every of them were born within this our realm of England.
Page 208 - From Oyster bay we passed about thirty miles to Flushing, where we had a very large meeting, many hundreds of people being there ; some of whom came about thirty miles to it. A glorious and heavenly meeting it was, (praised be the Lord God !) and the people were much satisfied.
Page 85 - Trust I in my Master still, Even though He slay me. "Pledges of thy love and faith, Proved on many a field of death, Not by me are needed.
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Page 193 - The article on public worship recognizes " the value of silence, not as an end, but as a means toward the attainment of the end — a silence not of listlessness or of vacant musing, but of holy expectation before the Lord.
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