The Mather Family of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania: Being an Account of the Descendants of Joseph Mather, Compiled from the Records of Charles Mather of Jenkintown

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L. J. Levick, 1910 - 150 pages

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Page 8 - THE Quaker of the olden time! — • How calm and firm and true, Unspotted by its wrong and crime, He walked the dark earth through. The lust of power, the love of gain, The thousand lures of sin Around him, had no power to stain The purity within.
Page 27 - Testament; that is to Say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors, Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall receive the Same again by the mighty Power of God.
Page 30 - ... the administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights, and credits which were of the. said deceased...
Page 22 - TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances...
Page 9 - The presence of the wrong or right He rather felt than saw. He felt that wrong with wrong partakes, That nothing stands alone, That whoso gives the motive, makes His brother's sin his own. And, pausing not for doubtful choice Of evils great or small, He listened to that inward voice Which called away from all. O Spirit of that early day, So pure and strong and true, Be with us in the narrow way Our faithful fathers knew. Give strength the evil to forsake, The cross of Truth to bear, And love and...
Page 36 - First, I will that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and discharged.
Page 6 - But, during the latter part of the seventeenth century, the culture of the female mind seems to have been almost entirely neglected. If a damsel had the least smattering of literature she was regarded as a prodigy. Ladies highly born, highly bred, and naturally quick witted, were unable to write a line in their mother tongue without solecisms and faults of spelling such as a charity girl would now be ashamed to commit.!
Page 37 - Signed, sealed, Published and declared by said Annah Earle as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, at the request of the said Testatrix, in her presence and in the presence of each other.
Page 36 - In the name of God Amen I Nicholas Straeor of North Woodberry Township Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding...
Page 30 - Town deceased (a true copy whereof is to these presents annexed) having whilst he lived, and at the time of his death, divers goods, chattels...

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