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

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Page 37 - 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 41 - ... from the beginning of the world to the day of the date of these presents.
Page 89 - It shivered the window, pane and sash; It rent the banner with seam and gash. Quick, as it fell, from the broken staff Dame Barbara snatched the silken scarf. She leaned far out on the windowsill, And shook it forth with a royal will. "Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag,
Page 113 - 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 41 - 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 41 - All commissions shall be in the name and by the authority of the freemen of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
Page 113 - 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 99 - The carriage of grain, coals, merchandize, etc., is in general conducted with little more than half the number of horses with which it formerly was. Journies of business are performed with more than double expedition. Improvements in agriculture keep pace with those of trade. Everything wears the face of dispatch ; every article of our produce becomes more valuable ; and the hinge which has guided all these movements, and upon which they turn, is the reformation which has been made in our public...
Page 178 - To and for the only proper Use Benefit and Behoof of the said David Allison Esquire his ... Heirs and Assigns forever...
Page 154 - The whigs seem determined to extirpate the tories, and the tories the whigs. Some thousands have fallen in this way in this quarter, and the evil rages with more violence than ever. If a stop cannot be soon put to these massacres the country will be depopulated in a few months more, as neither whig nor tory can live.

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