Story of Philadelphia

John St. George Joyce
Rex print. house, 1919 - 617 Seiten

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Seite 148 - Resolved, That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the united colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Seite 224 - That the Constitution confers upon Congress sovereign power over the territories of the United States for their government, and that in the exercise of this power it is both the right and the duty of Congress to prohibit in the territories those twin relics of barbarism, polygamy, and slavery.
Seite 73 - And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that the days of the week, and the months of the year, shall be called as in Scripture, and not by heathen names, (as are vulgarly used) as, the first, second, and third days of the week; and first, second, and third months of the year, &c., beginning with the day called Sunday, and the month called March.
Seite 284 - There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to fight, and now is the time to fight...
Seite 77 - The Govr and Provll Councill having taken into their Serious Consideration the great Necessity there is of a School Master for ye instruction & Sober Education of youth in the towne of Philadelphia...
Seite 345 - In politics he is a Republican. He has been a member of the...
Seite 169 - If I were to be called upon to draw a picture of the times, and of men, from what I have seen, heard, and in part know, I should, in one word, say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance, seem to have laid fast hold of most of them ; that speculation, peculation, arid an insatiable thirst for riches, seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men...
Seite 147 - It soon became rumored about the city that John Adams was for independence. The Quakers and proprietary gentlemen took the alarm; represented me as the worst of men; the true-blue sons of liberty pitied me; all put me under a kind of Coventry. I was avoided, like a man infected with the leprosy. I walked the streets of Philadelphia in solitude, borne down by the weight of care and unpopularity...
Seite 149 - This committee was appointed on the 1 1th, and consisted of Thomas Jefferson, of Virginia ; John Adams, of Massachusetts ; Benjamin Franklin, of Pennsylvania ; Roger Sherman, of Connecticut ; and Robert R. Livingston, of New York.
Seite 364 - He was admitted to the bar in 1878. Four years later he removed to Duluth, Minn., where he became president of the Duluth & Iron Range railroad and managing director of the Minnesota Iron company. He went east again in 1887.

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