The History of Truro Parish in Virginia

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G.W. Jacobs & Company, 1908 - Truro Parish (Va.) - 164 pages

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Page 144 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Page 148 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested or burthened, in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion...
Page 135 - In witness whereof the Said William Hauser, Emanuel Hauser, Elisha Harper & his wife Mary & Alexander Hauser have hereunto Set their hands and affixed their Seals the day and year first above written.
Page 105 - Masons, the .McCartys, the Grahams, the Lewises, the Fairfaxes ? — the house in which they used to worship the God of our fathers according to the venerable forms of the Episcopal Church, — and some of whose names are yet to be seen on the doors of those now deserted pews? Is this also destined to moulder piecemeal away, or, when some signal is given, to become the prey of spoilers...
Page 101 - Nor was I less stunned with the rattling of carriage-wheels, the cracking of whips, and the vociferations of the gentlemen to the negroes who accompanied them. But the discourse of Parson JVems calmed every perturbation, for he preached the great doctrines of salvation as one who had experienced their power.
Page 147 - Although no man's sentiments are more opposed to any kind of restraint upon religious principles than mine are, yet I must confess, that I am not amongst the number of those, who are so much alarmed at the thoughts of making people pay towards the support of that which they profess, if of the denomination of Christians, or declare themselves Jews, Mahometans, or otherwise, and thereby obtain proper relief.
Page 137 - I never knew so constant an attendant on church as Washington. And his behavior in the house of God...
Page 112 - I are in the decline of life, and regular in our habits, especially in our hours of rising and going to bed, I require some person (fit and proper) to ease me of the trouble of entertaining company, particularly of nights, as it is my inclination to retire (and unless prevented by very particular company, I always do retire), either to bed or to my study soon after candle light. In taking those duties (which hospitality obliges one to bestow on company) off my hands, it would render me a very acceptable...
Page ii - These are usually the most discreet farmers, so distributed through their parish, that every part of it may be under the immediate eye of some one of them. They are well acquainted with the details and economy of private life, and they find sufficient inducements to execute their charge well, in their philanthropy, in the approbation of their neighbors, and the distinction which that gives them.
Page 134 - ... recited obligation and the condition thereof, relation being thereunto had, may more fully and at large appear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth, that the said...

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