History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent, Volume 1

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Books on Demand, 1839 - 741 pages


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Page 307 - I beseech you remember, it is an article 'of your church covenant, that you be ready to receive whatever truth shall be made known to you from the written word of God.
Page 436 - I call civil or federal; it may also be termed moral, in reference to the covenant between God and man in the moral law, and the politic covenants and constitutions amongst men themselves. This liberty is the proper end and object of authority and cannot subsist without it; and it is a liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest.
Page 352 - I shall call that my country, where I may most glorify God, and enjoy the presence of my dearest friends.
Page 309 - King, defender of the faith, &c., having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do, by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
Page 309 - Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission...
Page 174 - Barbadoes in 1671, he enjoined it upon the planters, that they should " deal mildly and gently with their negroes; and that, after certain years of servitude, they should make them free.
Page 306 - Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Page 193 - London company, was confirmed in office ; and he and his council, far from being rendered absolute, were only empowered to govern " as fully and amplye as any governor and council resident there, at any time within the space of five years now last past.
Page 307 - Atlantic before the smaller vessel was found to need repairs ; and they entered the port of Dartmouth. After the lapse of eight precious days, they again weigh anchor ; the coast of England recedes ; already they are unfurling their sails on the broad ocean, when the captain of the Speedwell, with his company, dismayed at the dangers of the enterprise, once more pretends that his ship is too weak for the service. They put back to Plymouth, to dismiss their treacherous companions, though the loss...
Page 346 - pretend right of inheritance to all or any part of the lands granted in our patent, we pray you endeavor to purchase their tytle, that we may avoid the least scruple of intrusion.

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