The Life and Legacy of David Rogerson Williams

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Garden City, N.Y., 1916 - Governors - 358 pages

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Page 182 - The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Page 188 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me; because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me : and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 67 - They have captured in the very entrance of our harbors, as well as on the high seas, not only the vessels of our friends coming to trade with us but our own also. They have carried them off...
Page 86 - But it is an inquiry, which cannot be too solemnly pursued, whether the act " more effectually to provide for the national defence by establishing a uniform militia throughout the United States...
Page 130 - ... with which it was supplied. The peculiar situation of the whole of that portion of our coast, rendered access to them difficult, while the numerous creeks and water courses through the marshes around the islands, furnished them easy opportunities to plunder, not only the planters in open day, but the inland coasting trade also without leaving a trace of their movements by which they could be pursued.
Page 88 - Congress above mentioned and an act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States and the several acts supplementary thereto, may be renewed.
Page 130 - A few runaway negroes, concealing themselves in the swamps and marshes continuous to Combahee and Ashepoo rivers, not having been interrupted in their petty plunderings for a long time, formed the nucleus, round which all the ill-disposed and audacious near them gathered, until at length their robberies became too serious to be suffered with impunity. Attempts were then made to disperse them, which either from insufficiency of numbers or by bad management, served by their failure only to encourage...
Page 153 - Finally, because South Carolina, from her climate, situation, and peculiar institutions, is, and must ever continue to be, wholly dependent upon agriculture and commerce, not only for...
Page 185 - Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart : so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
Page 25 - They have an aptness for command which makes the Southern gentleman, wherever he goes, not a peer only, but a prince. They have a love for home ; they have, the best of them, and the most of them, inherited from the great race from which they come, the sense of duty and the instinct of honor as no other people on the face of the earth.

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