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Scotch and Irish Seeds in American Soil: The Early History of the Scotch and ...
James Geddes Craighead
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Page 334 - House. He that will not respond to its accents and strain every nerve to carry into effect its provisions, is unworthy the name of a freeman.
Page 195 - So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Page 98 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page 329 - That we do hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people, are and of right ought to be a sovereign and selfgoverning association under the control of no power other than that of our God and the General Government of the Congress to the maintenance of which independence we solemnly pledge to each other our mutual co-operation our lives our fortunes and our most sacred honor.
Page 54 - threaten your courtiers after that manner. It is the same to me whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's.
Page 326 - Secondly. Be careful to maintain the union which at present subsists through all the colonies ; nothing can be more manifest than that the success of every measure depends on its being inviolably preserved, and, therefore, we hope that you will leave nothing undone which can promote that end.
Page 331 - That your memorialists are governed by the same sentiments which have inspired the United States of America, and are determined that nothing in our power and influence shall be wanting to give success to their common cause. We would also represent that...
Page 325 - It is well known to you (otherwise it would be imprudent indeed thus publicly to profess) that we have not been instrumental in inflaming the minds of the people or urging them to acts of violence and disorder. Perhaps no instance can be given on so interesting a subject in which political sentiments have been so long and so fully kept from the pulpit...