The History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent to the Close of the Thirty-sixth Congress
D. Appleton and Company, 1867 - 812 pages
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The History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ...
Jacob Harris Patton
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Page 517 - I consider it as an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life, by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Page 449 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 288 - ... on many occasions has caused the blood of those sons of liberty...
Page 796 - That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and embodied in the Federal Constitution, " That all men are created equal ; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable...
Page 515 - With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 308 - Episcopalian as he is, Dr. Cooper himself never prayed with such fervor, such ardor, such earnestness and pathos, and in language so elegant and sublime — for America, for the Congress, for the province of Massachusetts Bay, and especially the town of Boston. It has had an excellent effect upon everybody here.
Page 67 - 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...
Page 521 - God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that "except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.
Page 310 - When your lordships look at the papers transmitted us from America, when you consider their decency, firmness, and wisdom, you cannot but respect their cause, and wish to make it your own.
Page 522 - there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in said Territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted...