Sketches of Western Life

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Lee and Shepard, 1887 - Lawyers - 253 pages

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Page 184 - ... two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Page 131 - 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...
Page 131 - ... 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 14 unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 131 - Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honour 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...
Page 131 - IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, etc.
Page 14 - And you are to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United States...
Page 187 - I AM NOT SURPRISED AT WHAT GEORGE HAS DONE, FOR HE WAS ALWAYS A VERY GOOD BOY.
Page 131 - ... 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 and obedience. In witness whereof we have...
Page 14 - Directions from time to time, as you shall receive from us or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War ; in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You.
Page 112 - In his physical make-up he was a man of symmetrical proportions, erect and broad-chested, with a large head filled with solid sense. He had a sedate and Puritanic expression of face that gave him the air of a clergyman. In legal lore he was profound, plodding in research and acute in discrimination. He sifted the wheat from the chaff in a law case with intuitive facility, and rarely erred in judgment. He was a man of few words, but when he did speak he always spoke to the point. He was revered by...

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