The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania., 1908 - Pennsylvania

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Page 128 - Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore, governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Page 163 - Europe, humiliating to the naval pride and power of Great Britain) the superiority of France and Spain by sea in Europe, the Irish claims and English disturbances, formed in the aggregate, an opinion in my breast, which is not very susceptible of peaceful dreams, that the ;hour of deliverance was not far distant...
Page 182 - Pennsylvania as a free and independent state, and that I will not at any time do or cause to be done any matter or thing that will be prejudicial or injurious to the freedom and independence thereof, as declared by Congress; and also that I will discover and make known to some one justice of the peace of the said state all treasons or traitorous conspiracies which I now know or hereafter shall know to be formed against this or any of the United States of America.
Page 182 - I, , do swear (or affirm) that I renounce and refuse all allegiance to George the Third, King of Great Britain, his heirs and successors, and that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a free and independent state...
Page 127 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Page 222 - America, and avoid all occasion of future discord, which will otherwise be continually arising on your American frontiers, you should throw in those countries.
Page 97 - She According to the Custom of Marriage Assuming the Name of her Husband, as a further Confirmation thereof: Did then and there to these Presents Set their Hands, and we whose Names are here under also subscribed, being present, at the Solemnization of the said Marriage and Subscription, have as Witnesses thereunto set our Hands the Day and Year above Written 1754.
Page 96 - Having Declared their Intentions of Marriage with each other Before Several Monthly Meetings of the People called Quakers, at Buckingham in the County of Bucks at foresaid. according to the Good Order Used Amongst them; and having consent of Parents and Relations concerned.
Page 97 - Howard to be his wife, promising with Divine assistance to be unto her a loving and faithful husband until Death should separate them.
Page 501 - An act for the further preventing robbery, burglary, and other felonies, and for the more effectual transportation of felons and unlawful exporters of wool, and for declaring the law upon some points relating to pirates...

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