A History of the Irish Settlers in North America: From the Earliest Period to the Census of 1850

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P. Donahoe, 1852 - Irish - 240 pages

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Page 195 - WHAT constitutes a state ? Not high-raised battlement or labored mound. Thick wall or moated gate ; Not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned ; Not bays and broad-armed ports, Where, laughing at the storm, rieh navies ride ; Not starred and spangled courts. Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No : — Men, high-minded men.
Page 79 - ... may the members of your society in America, animated alone by the pure spirit of Christianity, and still conducting themselves as the faithful subjects of our free Government, enjoy every temporal and spiritual felicity.
Page 79 - I presume that your fellow-citizens will not forget the patriotic part which you took in the accomplishment of their Revolution, and the establishment of your Government : or the important assistance which they received from a nation in which the Roman Catholic faith is professed.
Page 107 - I left General Carroll's force and the militia of the city posted on the Gentilly road ; and at five o'clock PM marched to meet the enemy, whom I was resolved to attack in his first position, with Major Hinds...
Page 219 - In 1821, Mr. Ezra Worthen, who had formerly been a partner with Mr. Moody, and who had applied to Mr. Jackson for employment, suggested that the Pawtucket canal, at Chelmsford, would afford a fine location for large manufacturing establishments ; and that probably a privilege might be purchased of its proprietors. To Mr. Jackson's mind, the hint suggested a much more stupendous project, — nothing less than to possess himself of the whole power of the Merrimack river, at that place.
Page 79 - As mankind become more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community, are equally entitled to the protection of civil government.
Page 76 - Nor can we suppress our astonishment that a British Parliament should ever consent to establish in that country a religion that has deluged your island in blood, and dispersed impiety, bigotry, persecution, murder, and rebellion through every part of the world.
Page 79 - ... apology for the unavoidable delay. As that delay has given you an opportunity of realizing, instead of anticipating, the benefits of the general Government; you will do me the justice to believe, that your testimony of the increase of the public prosperity, enhances the pleasure which I should otherwise have experienced from your affectionate address. I feel that my conduct, in war and in peace, has met with more general approbation than could reasonably have been expected: and I find myself...
Page 77 - You encourage respect for religion ; and inculcate by words and actions, that principle, on which the welfare of nations so much depends, that a superintending providence governs the events of the world, and watches over the conduct of men. Your exalted maxims, and unwearied attention to the moral and physical improvement of our country, have produced already the happiest effects. Under your administration, America is animated with zeal for the attainment and encouragement of useful literature. She...
Page 65 - Parliament. I found them disposed to be friends of America, in which I endeavoured to confirm them, with the expectation that our growing weight might in time be thrown into their scale, and, by joining our interests with theirs, a more equitable treatment from this nation might be obtained for them as well as for us.

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