The Burlington Smiths: A Family History

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author, 1877 - Quakers - 296 pages

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Page 105 - Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, And thine health shall spring forth speedily : And thy righteousness shall go before thee ; The glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; Thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I am.
Page 196 - Wasse; there we lay a foundation for after ages to understand their liberty as men and christians, that they may not be brought in bondage, but by their own consent; for we put the power in the people...
Page 74 - You shall take especial care that God Almighty be devoutly and duly served throughout your government, the Book of Common Prayer, as by law established, read on each Sunday and holiday ; and the blessed sacrament administered according to the rites of the Church of England.
Page 129 - I got to this place by 7; and had no small Satisfaction in seeing the pretty Creatures, the young Ladies, traversing the place from Stall to Stall where they cou'd make the best Market, some with their Maid behind them with a Basket to carry home the Purchase, Others that were designed to buy but trifles, as a little fresh Butter, a Dish of Green Peas, or the like, had Good Nature and Humility enough to be their own Porters...
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Page 38 - That no man, nor number of men upon earth, hath power or authority to rule over men's consciences in religious matters...
Page 30 - York, his heirs and assigns, all that part of the main land of New England, beginning at a certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix, next adjoining to New Scotland in America...
Page 80 - ... and we cannot but be very uneasy, when we find by these new methods of government, our liberties and properties so much shaken, that no man can say he is master of either, but holds them as tenant by courtesy, and at will, and may be stript of them at pleasure: Liberty is too valuable a thing to be easily parted with...
Page 83 - the General Assembly of the province of New Jersey, that complains, and not the Quakers, with whose persons (considered as Quakers) or meetings we have nothing to do ; nor are we concerned in what your excellency says against them; they, perhaps, will think themselves obliged to vindicate their meetings, from the aspersions which your excellency, so liberally, bestows upon them, and evince to the world how void of rashness and inconsideration your excellency's expressions are, and how becoming it...
Page 49 - I have observed, that fruit trees in this country destroy themselves by the very weight of their fruit. As for venison and fowls, we have great plenty. We have brought home to our houses, by the Indians, seven or eight fat bucks of a day, and sometimes put by as many, having no occasion for them ; and fish in their season, very plenteous.

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