History of Stamford, Connecticut: From Its Settlement in 1641, to the Present Time, Including Darien, which was One of Its Parishes Until 1820

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The author, 1868 - Darien (Conn.) - 492 pages
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Page 341 - That the selectmen of every town in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others, their children and apprentices so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws, upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein...
Page 383 - The day of Judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment : if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
Page 272 - Stamford his doctrine dropped as the rain, his speech distilled as the dew as the small rain upon the tender herb and as the showers upon the grass.
Page 273 - Sacra" — so accurately considering the fourfold state of man in his "Created Purity;" "contracted deformity;" 'restored beauty" and "celestial glory," that judicious persons, who have seen it, very much lament the churches being so much deprived of it.
Page 459 - Henry graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, in 1818, and soon after went to Missouri, where he spent some time, but afterwards returned to Kentucky.
Page 433 - Grand Master of the Most Ancient and Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons...
Page 92 - Haven, and the other hesitating towns, and "by order from this court, in his majestic'* name, to require all the inhabitants of New Haven, Milford, Branford, Guilford and Stamford, to submit to the government of this colony and take their answer.
Page 387 - ... of knowledge possessed by an individual, exhibited more clearly and decisively than in his example. At the same time his own conversation was so agreeable and intelligent, and his manners so engaging, that his company was coveted by all his numerous acquaintance. His life also was without a stain; and on his integrity, candor, and justice his countrymen placed an absolute reliance.
Page 382 - I say this from personal knowledge, acquired by a long-continued and intimate acquaintance with him and his family. While the war had its principal seat in the state of New York, he took the entire superintendence of the sick soldiers who were returning home, filled his own houses with them, and devoted to their relief his own time and that of his family, while he provided elsewhere the best accommodations for such as he could not receive. In a...
Page 431 - ... entertaining and instructive. At the same time he was an excellent minister of the Gospel, exemplary in all the virtues of the Christian life, an able preacher, a wise ruler of the church, and an eminently discreet manager of its important concerns. He was one of the three chosen friends of the late Gov. Livingston, of New Jersey, to whom he addressed, when young, a handsomely written poem, prefixed to his Philosophic Solitude.

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