Tragic Scenes in the History of Maryland and the Old French War: With an Account of Various Interesting Contemporaneous Events which Occurred in the Early Settlement of America

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Gould & Lincoln, 1856 - 239 pages

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Page 148 - Washington was often heard to say during his lifetime, that the most beautiful spectacle he had ever beheld was the display of the British troops on this eventful morning. Every man was neatly dressed in full uniform, the soldiers were arranged in columns and marched in exact order, the sun gleamed from their burnished arms, the river flowed tranquilly on their right, and the deep forest overshadowed them with solemn grandeur on their left. Officers and men were equally inspirited with cheering hopes...
Page 63 - And otherwise than thus, what is herein forbidden, all men may walk as their consciences persuade them, every one in the name of his God.
Page 58 - Declared and sett forth) that noe person or persons whatsoever within this Province, or the Islands, Ports, Harbors, Creekes, or havens thereunto belonging professing to believe in Jesus Christ, shall from henceforth bee any waies troubled, Molested or discountenanced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof within this Province or the Islands thereunto belonging nor any way compelled to the beleife or exercise of any other Religion against his or her consent...
Page 57 - And whereas the enforcing of the conscience in matters of religion hath frequently fallen out to be of dangerous consequence...
Page 154 - Washington was in that region, he had come a long way to visit him, adding that during the battle of the Monongahela, he had singled him out as a conspicuous object : fired his rifle at him many times, and directed his young warriors to do the same, but to his utter astonishment none of their balls took effect. He was then persuaded that the youthful hero was under the special guardianship of the Great Spirit, and ceased to fire at him any longer. He was now come to pay homage to the man who was...
Page 137 - The charge was fierce and sharp for the time ; but through the glorious presence of the Lord of Hosts, manifested in and toward his poor oppressed people, the enemy could not endure, but gave back ; and were so effectually charged home that they were all routed, turned their backs, threw down their arms, and begged mercy.

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