July Fourth, 1761: An Historical Discourse in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Charter of Lebanon, N.H., Delivered July Fourth, 1861

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J.E. Farwell & Company, 1862 - 100 páginas
 

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Página 78 - The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquillity at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize.
Página 77 - The separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several states were never thought of by the enlightened band of patriots who framed this declaration; the several states are not even mentioned by name in any part of it, as if it was intended to impress...
Página 77 - The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority.
Página 70 - ... her, Fancy's gilded clouds decay, And all its varying Rain-bows die away. Wit shoots in vain its momentary fires, The meteor drops, and in a flash expires. As one by one, at dread Medea's strain, The sick'ning stars fade off th' ethereal plain; As Argus
Página 98 - Tha,t to the Union of the States this nation owes its unprecedented increase in population, its surprising development of material resources, its rapid augmentation of wealth, its happiness at home, and its honor abroad ; and we hold in abhorrence all schemes for disunion, come from whatever source they may : and we congratulate the country that no Republican member of Congress has uttered or countenanced...
Página 77 - Let us then consider all attempts to weaken this Union, by maintaining that each State is separately and individually independent, as a species of political heresy, which can never benefit us, and may bring on us the most serious distresses.
Página 77 - Independence, made in Congress the 4th of July, 1776. This admirable manifesto, which, for importance of matter and elegance of composition, stands unrivalled, sufficiently confutes the honorable gentleman's doctrine of the individual sovereignty and independence of the several states. In that Declaration the several states are not even enumerated; but after reciting, in nervous language, and with convincing arguments, our right to independence, and the tyranny which compelled us to assert it, the...
Página 4 - In this part of the Union the impulsion of political activity was given in the townships ; and it may almost be said that each of them originally formed an independent nation. When the Kings of England asserted their supremacy, they were contented to assume the central power of the State. The townships of New England remained as they were before; and although they are now subject to the State, they were at first scarcely dependent upon it. It is important to remember that...
Página 12 - ... sponsible for ; to be paid at ye end of said six months. 4th...
Página 25 - That committee made a most curious report. " In the first place," say they, "we calculated the soul travel to the new-meeting-house ; and secondly to the mouth of the lane between Mr. James Jones and Mr. Nathaniel Storrs ; and found that there was 215 miles and 29 rods less soul travel to said lane than to the new meeting-house. Likewise we found the land travel to the aforesaid spots to be 37 miles and 246 rods less travel to the new meeting-house, reckoning one travel from each habitable one hundred...

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