Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society, Volumes 23-24

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Lancaster County Historical Society, 1919 - Lancaster County (Pa.)
 

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Page 39 - That all persons living in this province, who confess and acknowledge the one Almighty and eternal God, to be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the world ; and that hold themselves obliged in conscience to live peaceably and justly in civil society, shall, in no ways, be molested or prejudiced for their religious persuasion, or practice, in matters of faith and worship, nor shall they be compelled, at any time, to frequent or maintain any religious worship, place or ministry whatever.
Page 115 - For my own part, there was not a moment during the revolution, when I would not have given everything I possessed for a restoration to the state of things before the contest began, provided we could have had a sufficient security for its continuance.
Page 43 - Captain and you are also to observe and follow such Orders and Directions as you shall from time to time receive from our General and Commander in chief of the Militia of our said State, or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War, in pursuance of the Trust reposed in you...
Page 43 - All commissions shall be in the name and by the authority of the freemen of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
Page 115 - I assured him, that having more than once travelled almost from one end of the continent to the other, and kept a great variety of company, eating, drinking, and conversing with them freely, I never had heard in any conversation from any person, drunk or sober, the least expression of a wish for a separation, or a hint that such a thing would be advantageous to America...
Page 180 - To and for the only proper Use Benefit and Behoof of the said David Allison Esquire his ... Heirs and Assigns forever...
Page 113 - If I were to be called upon to draw a picture of the times and of men, from what I have seen, heard, and in part know, I should in one word say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men...
Page 43 - We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valour, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents constitute and appoint you to be General and Commander in Chief of the army of the United Colonies...
Page 115 - What, eastward of New York, might have been the dispositions towards England before the commencement of hostilities, I know not ; but before that I never heard a whisper of a disposition to separate from Great Britain ; and after that, its possibility was contemplated with affliction by all.
Page 115 - During the course of my life, and until after the second petition of Congress, in 1775, I never did hear an American of any class, or of any description, express a wish for the independence of the colonies.

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