The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut, 1586-1908: Being an Account of what is Known of Rev. Thomas Hooker's Family in England : and More Particularly Concerning Himself and His Influence Upon the Early History of Our Country : Also All Items of Interest which it Has Been Possible to Gather Concerning the Early Generations of Hookers and Their Descendants in America

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Margaret Huntington Hooker, 1909 - 558 pages
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Page xxxi - And another that observed the heroical spirit and courage with which this great man fulfilled his ministry, gave this account of him, "He was a person who, while doing his Master's work, would put a king in his pocket.
Page xxviii - Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
Page xxviii - They who have power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them.
Page vi - Massachusetts, is to be expended for books for the College Library. The other half of the Income is devoted to scholarships In Harvard University for the benefit of descendants of HENRY BRIGHT, JR., who died at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1686.
Page 2 - Minister of God's Word at Chainsford in Essex; but now of New England. Preached immediately before his departure out of old England. — Together with Ten Particular rules to be practised every day by converted Christians.
Page xxv - I expostulated about the unwarrantableness and unsafeness of referring matter of counsel or judicature to the body of the people, quia the best part is always the least, and of that best part the wiser part is always the lesser.
Page xxxii - ... Hooker, of Hartford, upon Connecticutt in New England, being weake in my body, through the tender visitation of the Lord, but of sound and perfect memory, doe dispose of that outward estate I haue beene betrusted withall by him, in manner following: — I doe giue vnto my sonne John Hooker, my howsing and lands in Hartford, aforesaid, both that which is on the west, and allso that which is on the east side of the Riuer, to bee inioyed by him and his heires for euer, after the death of my wife,...
Page 113 - He was esteemed by all who knew him as a man of sterling integrity, strictly conservative and religious.
Page xxv - That in the matter which is referred to the judge, the sentence should lie in his breast, or be left to his discretion, according to which he should go, 1 am afraid it is a course which wants both safety and warrant.
Page xxvi - In matters of greater consequence, which concern the common good, a general council, chosen by all, to transact businesses which concern all, I conceive, under favor, most suitable to rule, and most safe for relief of the whole.

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