Arguments of the Defendants' Counsel, and Judgment of the Supreme Court, U.S., in the Case of Vidal and Another, Complainants and Appellants, Versus the Mayor, Etc., of Philadelphia, the Executors of S. Girard, and Others, Defendants and Appellees, January Term, 1844: To which is Added the Will of Stephen Girard
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Seite 102 - All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.
Seite 158 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Seite 43 - And he answered, and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these, which hear the word of God, and do it.
Seite 44 - Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
Seite 244 - In making this restriction, I do not mean to cast any reflection upon any sect or person whatsoever; but, as there is such a multitude of sects, and such a diversity of opinion amongst them...
Seite 6 - ... that all the instructors and teachers in the College shall take pains to instil into the minds of the scholars, the purest principles of morality, so that, on their entrance into active life, they may from inclination and habit, evince benevolence towards their fellow creatures, and a love of truth, sobriety, and industry, adopting at the same time such religious tenets as their matured reason may enable them to prefer.
Seite 90 - cast any reflection upon any sect or person whatso"ever; but as there is such a multitude of sects, and "such a diversity of opinion amongst them, I desire to "keep the tender minds of the orphans, who are to de"rive advantage from this bequest, free from the "excitement which clashing doctrines and sectarian "controversy are so apt to produce; my desire is, that "all the instructors and teachers in the college shall VOL.
Seite 244 - I enjoin and require that no ecclesiastic, missionary, or minister of any sect whatsoever, shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said College ; nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose, or as a visitor, within the premises appropriated to the purposes of the said college...
Seite 17 - Pennsylvania charged as aforesaid) unto the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of Philadelphia their successors and assigns, in trust to and for the several uses intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned and declared of and concerning the same, that is to say...
Seite 48 - Personal estate was vested by will in trustees, to be from time to time for ever applied " in the purchasing of such books, as by a proper disposition of them under the following directions might have a tendency to promote the interests of virtue and religion, and the happiness of mankind...