Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, Daughters American Revolution, Volume 2

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Page 86 - God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament (that is to say...
Page 86 - 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 for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, 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 86 - Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner...
Page 545 - I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that GOD governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that ' except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Page 554 - Through the harsh noises of our day, A low sweet prelude finds its way ; Through clouds of doubt and creeds of fear A light is breaking calm and clear. Henceforth my heart shall sigh no more For olden time and holier shore ; God's love and blessing, then and there, Are now and here and everywhere.
Page 547 - But coming in simple duty, duty was their power — a divine fate in them, whose thrusting on to greatness and triumphant good, took away all questions from the feeble arbitrament of their will, and made them even impassible to their burdens. And they went on building their unknown future, the more resolutely because it was unknown. For, though unknown, it was present in its power — present, not as in their projects and wise theories, but as a latent heat, concealed in their principles, and works,...
Page 88 - Executors by me in any ways before this time named willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above written.
Page 557 - Pretender, and is much above ninety years old ; the finest figure you ever saw. He perfectly realizes all my ideas of Nestor. His literature is great, his knowledge of the world extensive, and his faculties as bright as ever...
Page 86 - IMPRIMIS. It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
Page 653 - To form an opinion of the attack at this distance of time, and the change which has taken place in the appearance of the ground by the cutting away of the woods, &c. is hardly to be done with justice to the subject; especially as there is remaining scarcely any of the defences.

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