The History of Connecticut: From the First Settlement to the Present Time

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Harper, 1840 - 450 pages

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Page 74 - Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven: therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Page 255 - ... that from a sincere regard to, and zeal for, upholding the protestant religion, by a succession of learned and orthodox men, they had proposed that a collegiate school should be erected in this colony, wherein youth should be instructed in all parts of learning, to qualify them for public employments in church and civil State...
Page 186 - When sentence of death was passed upon him, he observed " that he liked it well, for he should die before his heart was soft, or he had spoken anything unworthy of himself.
Page 95 - ... to enter into a present consociation amongst ourselves, for mutual help and strength in all our future concernments. That, as in nation and religion, so in other respects, we be and continue one according to the tenor and true meaning of the ensuing articles.
Page 74 - That, as in matters that concern the gathering and ordering of a church, so also in all public offices, which concern civil order, as choice of magistrates and officers, making and repealing laws, dividing allotments of inheritance, and all things of like nature, they would, all of them, be ordered by the rules which the scripture held forth to them.
Page 389 - My brave lads, whither are you going ? Do you intend to desert your officers, and to invite the enemy to follow you into the country ? Whose cause have you been fighting and suffering so long in is it not your own ? Have you no property, no parents, wives or children ? You have behaved like men so far all the world is full of your praises and posterity will stand astonished at your deeds : but not if you spoil all at last. Don't you consider how much the country is distressed by the war,...
Page 80 - Whether the Scriptures do hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men,' in all duties which they are to perform to God and men, as well iu families and commonwealth, as in matters of the church?
Page 158 - Canada northward ; and also all that island or islands commonly called by the several name or names of Meitowacks, or Long-Island, situate and being towards the west of Cape Cod and the narrow Higansetts, abutting upon the main land, between the two rivers there...
Page 94 - Whereas we all came into these parts of America, with one and the same end, and aim; namely to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to enjoy the Liberties of the Gospel, in purity with peace.
Page 95 - Colonies for themselves and their posterities do jointly and severally hereby enter into a firm and perpetual league of friendship and amity for offence and defence, mutual advice and succor upon all just occasions both for preserving and propagating the truth and liberties of the Gospel and for their own mutual safety and welfare.

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