The Governors of Connecticut: Biographies of the Chief Executives of the Commonwealth that Gave to the World the First Written Constitution Known to History

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Connecticut Magazine Company, 1905 - Governors - 385 pages

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Page 81 - Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour ? What though we wade in wealth, or soar in fame ? Earth's highest station ends in, ' Here he lies;' And ' dust to dust
Page 221 - He resigned because of ill health in 1857, returned to his native town, began the study of law in his father's office. He was admitted to the practice of law in Medina County, Ohio, in 1859!
Page 63 - The horse and foot marched in four files, the drums, colors, trumpets, halberts, and hilts of swords, covered with black, and twenty cannon * This ordination ceremonial was a great event in its day. In full town meeting it was voted " that the Honorable Major-General John Winthrop, is to appear as the mouth of the town at Mr. Saltonstall's ordination, to declare the town's acceptance of him to the ministry.
Page 182 - Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and a United States Senator.
Page 87 - to collect and set in the most advantageous light, all such arguments and objections as might justly and reasonably be advanced against creating and collecting a revenue in America, especially against effecting the same by stamp duties.
Page 58 - I am of the same opinion, and, as this matter is stated, there is no ground of doubt." The basis of the opinion was that the charter had been granted under the great seal ; that it had not been surrendered under the common seal of the colony, nor had any judgment of record been entered against it ; that its operation had merely been interfered with by overpowering force ; that the charter...
Page 87 - Reasons | why | The British Colonies, | in | America, | Should not be charged with | Internal Taxes, | By Authority of | Parliament; | Humbly offered, | For Consideration, | In Behalf of the Colony of | Connecticut...
Page 161 - ... born at Egremont, near White Haven, England, on the 20th of June, 1756. His father brought him to America when he was a small child, and on his return, left him with his maternal uncle, Rev. William Richardson, of South Carolina. At a proper age, he was placed under the care of Dr. Witherspoon, of the College of New Jersey, at Princeton, where he was graduated in 1776, a few weeks before Washington and his broken army passed through there, in their flight toward the Delaware. Young Davie returned...
Page 85 - He had previously studied law, aud was so successful in the practice of his profession that in 1742 he was appointed on a committee to revise the laws of the colony. The work dragged along for two years, when in May, 1744, Fitch was asked to revise the laws himself without the aid of the committee. He accomplished the gigantic task in six years, and the result of his labors was published at New London. The revision called forth praise in both America and England. Serving as an assistant in...
Page 150 - ... during. the session his voice was often heard on the floor of the old State House at Hartford. With Pierpont Edwards, the leading lawyer of the state, Tomlinson was appointed to represent Fairfield County on the committee of twentyfour to frame the constitution. After two years' service in the State Legislature he was elected to Congress, and was a member of the House from 1819 to 1827. While in Congress Tomlinson had a high reputation and was often called upon to preside in the absence of the...

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