The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings and Addresses of the Scotch-Irish Congress, 1st-10th, 1889-1901

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Bigham & Smith, 1889 - Scots-Irish
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Page 145 - the first voice publicly raised in America to dissolve all connection with Great Britain came not from the Puritans of New England, nor the Dutch of New York, nor from the planters of Virginia, but from the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.
Page 114 - I must tell you, there are two kings and two kingdoms in Scotland: there is King James, the head of the commonwealth, and there is Christ Jesus, the King of the Church, whose subject James the Sixth is, and of whose kingdom he is not a king, nor a lord, nor a head, but
Page 113 - The population of Scotland, with the exception of the Celtic tribes which were thinly scattered over the Hebrides and over the mountainous parts of the northern shires, was of the same blood with the population of England, and spoke a tongue which did not differ from the purest English more than the dialects of Somersetshire and Lancashire differed from each other. In Ireland, on the contrary, the population, with the exception of the small English colony near the coast, was Celtic, and still kept...
Page 199 - ... the authority of kings and princes was originally derived from the people; that the former are not superior to the latter collectively considered ; that if rulers become tyrannical, or employ their power for the destruction of their subjects, they may lawfully be controlled by them, and, proving incorrigible, may be deposed by the community as the superior power; and that tyrants may be judicially proceeded against, even to capital punishment...
Page 143 - The whole north is in a ferment at present, and people every day engaging one another to go next year to the West Indies. The humour has spread like a contagious distemper, and the people will hardly hear anybody that tries to cure them of their madness. The worst is that it affects only protestants. and reigns chiefly in the north which is the seat of our linen manufacture.
Page 146 - ... men are called to the magistracy by the suffrage of the people whom they govern, and for men to assume unto themselves power is mere tyranny and unjust usurpation." In subscribing to this doctrine and in resisting to the hilt all efforts of successive English kings to interfere in the election of their pastors, the Scots of Ulster had already declared for democracy. It was shortly after James VI of Scotland became James I of England and while the English were...
Page 160 - This was truly a Whig wedding, as there were present many young gentlemen and ladies, and not one of the gentlemen but had been out when called on in the service of his country, and it was well known that the groom in particular had proved his heroism as well as Whigism, in several battles and skirmishes. After the marriage was...
Page 37 - ... aid the funds, and facilitate the operations of the Board of Missions acting under the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States.. III. All the surplus funds of the Society shall therefore be forwarded annnally to the missionary fund of the General Assembly. IV. The Officers of the Society shall be, a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and Treasurer, to be chosen annually by ballot, (after the first election), on the day after the first Tuesday...
Page 142 - ... a state which but for them would have had no existence, and associated with Papists in an Act of Parliament which deprived them of their civil rights, the most earnest of them at length abandoned the unthankful service.
Page 162 - ... scene. The cannon were now brought up, and played upon the spot without effect. Jackson then called for volunteers to charge ; but the Indians were so well posted, that, for a minute, no one responded to the call. Ensign Houston again emerges into view on this occasion. Ordering his platoon to follow, but not waiting to see if they would follow, he rushed to the overhanging bank, which sheltered the foe, and through openings of which they were firing. Over this mine of desperate savages he paused,...

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