History of Montville, Connecticut: Formerly the North Parish of New London from 1640 to 1896

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Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1896 - Montville (Conn.) - 727 pages
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Page 617 - The Puritans were men whose minds had derived a peculiar character from the daily contemplation of superior beings and eternal interests. Not content with acknowledging, in general terms, an overruling providence, they habitually ascribed every event to the -will of the Great Being, for whose power nothing was too vast, for whose inspection nothing was too minute.
Page 155 - Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament; that is to Say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it...
Page 155 - I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God...
Page 156 - Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set...
Page 48 - God, therefor, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God, who gave it, and...
Page 616 - God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain over into this wilderness...
Page 46 - Be it enacted by the governor, council, and representatives, in general court assembled, and by...
Page 607 - I staid all night, and in the morning, when going away, I observed to her and her sister, who brought her up as a mother, that I was going to the warm countries, where I had never spent a warm season, and it was probable I should die, as the warm climate destroys most of those who go from a cold country ; but...
Page 565 - Christ, to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named...

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