Dictionary of American Biography: Including Men of the Time ... and a Supplement

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Houghton; Osgood, 1879 - America - 1019 pages

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Page 85 - I thank God there are no free schools nor printing-presses, and I hope we shall not have them 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 of governments : God keep us from both...
Page 273 - An essay on the constitutional power of Great Britain over the colonies in America ; with the resolves of the committee for the province of Pennsylvania, and their instructions to their representatives in assembly.
Page 304 - The New England history from the discovery of the continent by the Northmen, AD 986 to the period when the colonies declared their independence, AD 1776.
Page 396 - The principal Navigations, Voyages and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by Sea, or over Land, within the Compass of these 1500 Years.
Page 421 - With the idea of partially obviating this difficulty (the sense of which has always pressed very heavily upon him), the author has ventured to make free with his old and affectionately remembered home at BROOK FARM, as being certainly the most romantic episode of his own life, — essentially a day-dream, and yet a fact, — and thus offering an available foothold between fiction and reality.
Page 8 - Whether it be lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate, if the Commonwealth cannot otherwise be preserved...
Page 201 - Pa. legist., where he aided in modifying the criminal code. He was a member of the convention that framed the Federal Constitution, and in Nov.
Page 211 - Notes on France and Italy," and other literary remains, with a memoir by Rev. HT Cheever, 12mo, 1851.
Page 238 - Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Common Law and Admiralty in the United States.
Page 397 - In his attempt to return he was apprehended, carried before Sir William Howe, and the proof of his object was so clear, that he frankly acknowledged who he was, and what were his views.

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