Collections of the Society: Vol. [i], ii, Volume 1

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Page 168 - That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community, but in consideration of public services; which not being descendible, neither ought the offices of Magistrate, Legislator, or Judge, to be hereditary.
Page x - If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Page 155 - The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is very zealously contended for (by a party in the British Parliament) ; and it is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly their native country into a wilderness in order peaceably to enjoy their privileges — civil and religious. We hope in God that such an establishment will never take place in America...
Page 148 - And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage...
Page 142 - Let men of God in courts and churches watch O'er such as do a toleration hatch, Lest that ill egg bring forth a cocatrice, To poison all with heresy and vice.
Page 45 - The Children of the Resurrection neither Marry, nor are given in Marriage ; and they said they were the Children of the Resurrection ; and indeed, as the Author of the Snake in the Grass has well observed ; This Mad sort of Quakers, called Chase's Crew, did but consequentially practice, what the followers of George Fox held very generally in Principle, viz.
Page 168 - ... the definition and description of a monopoly; and although we have no direct constitutional provision against a monopoly, yet the whole theory of a free government is opposed to such grants, and it does not require even the aid which may be derived from the bill of rights, the first section of which declares 'that no man or set of men are entitled to exclusive public emoluments or privileges from the community,
Page 166 - Resolved, As the opinion of this Committee, that all and every act or statute, either of the parliament of England or of Great Britain, by whatever title known or distinguished, which renders criminal the maintaining any opinions in matters of religion, forbearing to repair to church, or the exercising any mode of worship whatsoever...
Page 156 - Bland* for the wise and well-timed opposition they have made to the pernicious project of a few mistaken clergymen for introducing an American bishop...
Page 50 - Quakers, after that should be good for nothing, but as unsavoury Salt, to be trod under foot of Men. But to God's Praise be it said, they may be generally compared with the best Quakers for their Morals, and far to exceed many of them in that respect; and which greatly casts the Ballance, that the Morals of those converted from Quakerism, both in England and America, or any where else, are Built on the Foundation of the Prophets and Apostles, Jesus Christ being the head corner Stone, which the Quakers...

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