Pennsylvania, Province and State: A History from 1609 to 1790, Volume 2

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J. Wanamaker, 1899 - Pennsylvania
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Page 218 - It is agreed that creditors on either side, shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money, of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted.
Page 384 - He then repeated the following passage which he heard, towards the close of that discourse : " After a solemn pause, Mr. Whitefield thus addressed his numerous audience ; — ' The attendant angel is just about to leave the threshold, and ascend to heaven. And shall he ascend and not bear with him the news of one sinner, among all this multitude, reclaimed from the error of his ways?
Page 300 - I do not remember any of my political manoeuvres, the success of which gave me at the time more pleasure, or wherein, after thinking of it, I more easily excused myself for having made some use of cunning.
Page 25 - ... to appoint, by joint consent, commissioners or judges to constitute a court for hearing and determining the matter in question...
Page 398 - King and his royal ancestors, we have grounds to hope and believe, that decent and respectful addresses from those who are vested with legal authority, representing the prevailing dissatisfactions and the cause of them, would avail towards obtaining relief, ascertaining and establishing the just rights of the people, and restoring the public tranquillity ; and we deeply lament that contrary modes of proceeding have been pursued, which have involved the Colonies in confusion, appear likely to produce...
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