Contributions to Pennsylvania History

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Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1890 - Pennsylvania - 104 pages
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Page 14 - Peace and Friendship which is now so happily restored and subsisting between us and the Indians, and to prevent the mischievous and terrible Consequences of their carrying into execution such their Threats, from which I am greatly apprehensive the Indians cannot any longer be restrained, if the said Intruders shall not immediately relinquish their Designs of settling the said Lands, as also again to warn any of the Inhabitants of this Province from being unwarily drawn in to join the said Intruders...
Page 17 - Synod do unanimously declare that they do not receive those articles in any such sense as to suppose the civil magistrate hath a controlling power over Synods with respect to the exercise of their ministerial authority, or power to persecute any for their religion, or in any sense contrary to the Protestant succession to the throne of Great Britain.
Page 18 - You will please keep a Journal of your Proceedings, and on your return report the same to me in writing under your hands, with an Account of your Expences, that orders may be given for the discharge thereof.
Page 43 - Yes, that blessed name imparts Comfort to those, who in the grave have sown The seed, that they had garnered in their hearts, Their bread of life, alas ! no more their own.
Page 17 - ... the Synod doth declare that the Synod have adopted and still do adhere to the Westminster Confession, Catechisms and Directory, without the least variation or alteration, and without auy regard to said "distinctions.
Page 15 - Governor, it is presumed, notified the settlers, who answered, "that they claimed under the Connecticut government and an Indian purchase, and that they would hold their lands until it was decided by the highest authority in whom the true title was vested." Gov. Hamilton represented the case to the Governor of Connecticut, as well as to Sir William Johnson, his majesty's superintendent of Indian affairs. We hear nothing further until the Lancaster conference with the Six Nations Indians in August,...
Page 37 - May, (as near as he can recollect,) in the year 1763, he, the deponent, with a small number of others, went on to Wyoming to renew their possessions ; that they were soon joined by a large number, being mostly those who had been on the preceding year; that they took on with them horses, oxen, cows, and farming utensils; that they proceeded to plowing, planting corn, and sowing grain of different kinds, building houses, fences, and all kinds of...
Page 14 - And do hereby forbid all His Majesty's Subjects of this or any other Province or Colony, on any pretence whatsoever, to intrude upon, settle, or possess any of the said Lands, or any other of the Lands within the Limits of this province not yat purchased of the Indians, as they will answer the contrary at their peril...
Page 17 - Willson, after proposing all the scruples that any of them had to make against any articles and expressions in the Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, have unanimously agreed in the solution of those scruples, and in declaring the said Confession and Catechisms to be the confession of their faith, excepting only some clauses in the twentieth and twenty-third chapters...
Page 22 - Wyoming, where they met no Indians, but found the New Englanders who had been killed and scalped a day or two before they got there; they buried the Dead, nine Men and...

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