The History of the Descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass, Volume 2

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J. F. Trow & son, printers and bookbinders, 1874 - 1144 pages
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Page 889 - DEAREST MOTHER, — I am wounded so as to be helpless. Good by, if so it must be ; I think I die in victory. God defend our country. I trust in God, and love you all, to the last. Dearest love to father and all my dear brothers. Our troops have left the part of the field where I lie. " Mother, yours, " WILDER." On the opposite page, in larger and firmer characters, he added these words, " All is well with those that have faith.
Page 745 - A Treatise on the Measure of Damages; or. An Inquiry into the Principles which Govern the Amount of Pecuniary Compensation awarded by Courts of Justice. By THEODORE SEDGWICK, author of "A Treatise on Statutory and Constitutional Law.
Page 1031 - I say this: that if any come hither to plant for worldly ends that can live well at home, he commits an error, of which he will soon repent him. But if for spiritual and that no particular obstacle hinder his removal, he may find here what may well content him...
Page 1031 - If there be any endued with grace, and furnished with means to feed themselves and theirs for eighteen months, and to build and plant, let them come into our Macedonia, and help us, and not spend themselves and their estates in a less profitable employment : for others, I conceive they are not yet fitted for this business.
Page 890 - I replied,' I thank God you feel so cheerful.' When he added, ' Now, Chaplain, I know I 'm done for, but I want you to understand I don't flinch a hair. I should like to live a few days, so as to see my father and my mother; they think a good deal of me ; especially my mother ; too much (this was said smilingly), but, apart from that, if God calls for me this minute I 'm ready to go.
Page 1031 - ... as for fowl and venison, they are dainties here as well as in England. For clothes and bedding, they must bring them with them, till time and industry produce them here. In a word, we yet enjoy little to be envied but endure much to be pitied in the sickness and mortality of our people.
Page 1031 - If any godly men, out of religious ends, will come over to help us in the good work we are about, I think they cannot dispose of themselves nor of their estates more to God's glory and the furtherance of their own reckoning.
Page 1044 - Hartford, who, for piety, prudence, wisdom, zeal, learning, and what else might make him serviceable in the place and time he lived in, might be compared with men of greatest note; and he shall need no other praise: the fruits of his labors in both Englands shall preserve an honorable and happy remembrance of him forever.
Page 895 - ... accomplished ought now to be told, in order to discharge a debt of gratitude from the public, and to set forth a useful example to others. Other considerations impart interest to a notice of Mr. Dwight's life and character. He was an eminent member of a remarkable class of men, — the merchant princes of Boston during the last half century, — a class remarkable alike from the nature of the enterprises by which they acquired their wealth, from the high qualities of intellect and character which...
Page 898 - And therefore he distrusted most persons ; and however coufteous in manner, kept them at a distance. But he did not love to distrust. Where he had satisfied himself that he might safely give his confidence, he gave it as one does what he is glad to do ; he did it fully and unreservedly. And then he indulged himself in being kind, benevolent and useful, to a degree in which if I were to speak from my own experience or observation, I should say he was surpassed by no man. There was another point in...

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