Exiles in Virginia: With Observations on the Conduct of the Society of Friends During the Revolutionary War ; Comprising the Official Papers of the Government Relating to that Period. 1777-1778
Pub. for the subscribers [C. Sherman, printer], 1848 - Society of Friends - 302 pages
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9th month Alexander Nesbitt Alexander White appear appointed apprehend arrested attended banishment Board charge Charles Eddy Charles Jervis Christian Colonel Colonies committee confined copy Council of Pennsylvania Daniel Levan delivered desire directed Edward Pennington Elijah Brown exile favour gentlemen guard hearing Henry Drinker informed inhabitants Isaac Zane Israel Pemberton Jacob Morgan James Pemberton John Hunt John Pemberton Joseph Holmes justice Lancaster letter Lewis Nicola liberty Lieutenant Lodge Meeting for Sufferings Miers Fisher morning o'clock Owen Jones papers peace peaceable persons Philadelphia Philip Bush President and Council principles prisoners proceedings profess proper received refused religious Society remonstrance removal resolve respecting Samuel Pleasants Secretary secured sent September Society of Friends Staunton Supreme Executive Council Thomas Affleck Thomas Fisher Thomas Gilpin Thomas Pike Thomas Wharton Timothy Matlack tion Virginia William Bradford William Drewet Smith William Smith Winchester writs Yearly Meeting
Page 108 - When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty ; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
Page 100 - That, in all capital or criminal prosecutions, a man hath a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be confronted with the accusers and witnesses, to call for evidence in his favor, and to a speedy trial by an impartial jury of his vicinage, without whose unanimous consent he cannot be found guilty...
Page 268 - Lest this declaration should disquiet the minds of our friends and fellow-subjects in any part of the empire, we assure them that we mean not to dissolve that union which has so long and so happily subsisted between us, and which we sincerely wish to see restored.
Page 35 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world...
Page 108 - The political liberty of the subject is a tranquillity of mind arising from the opinion each person has of his safety. In order to have this liberty, it is requisite the government be so constituted as one man need not be afraid of another.
Page 100 - ... found guilty ; nor can he be compelled to give evidence against himself; that no man be deprived of his liberty, except by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.
Page 161 - Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That, in...
Page 43 - That it be recommended to the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania to hear what the said remonstrants can allege to remove the suspicions of their being disaffected or dangerous to the United States.
Page 260 - I assure you very explicitly, that in my opinion the conscientious scruples of all men should be treated with great delicacy and tenderness ; and it is my wish and desire, that the laws may always be as extensively accommodated to them, as a due regard to the protection and essential interests of the nation may justify and permit.