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Another of the foibles of youth is , they think that they shall live yet many years .
They seem to take it for granted that they shall live to settle in the world , and to
carry into execution some favourite scheme . The evil day of death they put far off
Upon this , one of them turned to his companion , and said , " O that I could live
with you , but that I could die with Ambrose ! What say ye , young men ; in like
circumstances would you not choose as he did ? Has he not spoken the
language of ...
We see that all things come alike to all in the present state ; or that there is an
apparent unequal distribution of things in this world . It is no uncommon event for
the wicked , who live in sin , and trample on the laws of equity , truth and justice ,
Hence they thus address us , “ If any man have not the Spirit of Christ , he is none
of his . " “ They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh , with its affections and
lusts . " « Let the same mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus . ” “ If ye live ...
It is a religion of benevolence and love ; it displays the love of God and of Christ ,
and exhorts its friends to do good to all men ; to live soberly , righteously and
godly in this present world ; and as much as lieth in them , to live peaceably with
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"Samuel Stillman and Hannah Morgan were both born in Philadelphia. They had fourteen children. Reverend Samuel Stillman began his long career in the ministry at the age of 21 in South Carolina. Seven years later he became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston, MA. Reverend Samuel Stillman remained pastor until his death 42 years later.
In 1764, he was one of 36 trustees who founded Brown University - then known as Rhode Island College.
Reverend Samuel Stillman was a gifted orator; his patriotic ferver made him a popular preacher and leader during the Revolutionary War. Reverend Samuel Stillman was one of the few ministers that kept his church open during the war. In 1787, Reverend Samuel Stillman was the only minister among the attendees of the Constitutional Convention which adopted the Constitution.
Hannah Morgan, Reverend Samuel Stillman's wife, was one of the founders of what is now the Children's Service Association in Boston. Her portrait, painted by Gilbert Stuart, is hanging in the Board Room of this organization. Another portrait of Hannah Stillman, this one painted by Christian Gullager, is in the DAR Museum in Washington, DC."