The Revolutionary Worthies of the Medical Staff

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Review printing house, 1891 - Surgeons - 84 pages
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Page 50 - That we do hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people, are, and of right ought to be, a sovereign and self-governing 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 coSperation, our lives, our fortunes, and our most sacred honor.
Page 56 - To perpetuate, therefore, as well the remembrance of this vast event, as the mutual friendships which have been formed under the pressure of common danger, and in many instances cemented by the blood of the parties ; the officers of the American Army do hereby in the most solemn manner associate, constitute, and combine themselves into one SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, to endure as long as they shall endure, or any of their eldest male posterity, and in failure thereof, the collateral branches, who may be...
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Page 56 - Instances, cemented by the blood of the parties, the officers of the American army do hereby, In the most solemn manner, associate, constitute, and combine themselves into one Society of Friends, to endure as long as they shall endure, or any of their eldest male posterity, and, in failure thereof, the collateral branches who may be Judged -worthy of becoming Its supporters and members.
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Page 50 - That we the citizens of Mecklenburg County do hereby dissolve the political bands which have connected us to the mother country and hereby absolve ourselves from all allegiance to the British Crown and abjure all political connection contract or association with that nation who have wantonly trampled on our rights and liberties and inhumanly shed the blood of American patriots at Lexington.
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Page 22 - He says they are packed in a neat kind of portable library, and consist of Dr. Cullen's Lectures on the Practice of Medicine, thirty-nine or forty volumes; Cullen's Lectures on the Institutes of Medicine, eighteen volumes ; Anatomical Lectures, eight volumes ; and Dr.

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