Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Volume 3, Part 2

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Page 183 - And lastly, that both Christians and Indians should acquaint their Children with this league and firm chain of friendship made between them, and that it should always be made stronger and stronger, and be kept bright and clean without rust or spot, between our children and children's children, while the Creeks and Rivers run, and while the Sun, Moon and Stars endure.
Page 100 - tis won ! 'tis lost! Though strong their oar, still stronger is their fate: They strike ; and while they triumph, they expire. In stress of weather, most; some sink outright; O'er them, and o'er their names, the billows close; To-morrow knows not they were ever born. Others a short memorial leave behind, Like a flag floating, when the bark's ingulph'd ; It floats a moment, and is seen no more: One Caesar lives ; a thousand are forgot.
Page 197 - ... you shall be governed by laws of your own making, and live a free, and, if you will, a sober and industrious people. I shall not usurp the right of any, or oppress his person. God has furnished me with a better resolution, and has given me his grace to keep it. In short, whatever sober and free men can reasonably desire for the security and improvement of their own happiness, I shall heartily comply with and in five months resolve, if it pleases God, to see you.
Page 179 - ... unarmed. Their object was not to do injury, and thus provoke the Great Spirit, but to do good. They were then met on the broad pathway of good faith and good will, so that no advantage was to be taken on either side, but all was to be openness, brotherhood, and love.
Page 163 - ... neither would he compare the friendship between him and them to a chain, for the rain might sometimes rust it, or a tree might fall and break it; but he should consider them as the same flesh and blood with the christians, and the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts.
Page 145 - Indian, but he shall make his complaint to the governor of the province, or his lieutenant or deputy, or some inferior magistrate near him, who shall to the utmost of his power, take care with the king of the said Indian, that all reasonable satisfaction be made to the said injured planter.
Page 194 - That the doors of the Christians' houses should be open to the Indians, and the houses of the Indians open to the Christians, and that they should make each other welcome as their friends.
Page 145 - That no man shall, by any ways or means, in word or deed, affront or wrong any Indian but he shall incur the same penalty of the law as if he had committed it against his fellow planter...
Page 155 - I can find an account of this, though so many mention it, and though all concur in considering it as the most glorious of any in the annals of the world.
Page 89 - ... let my children be husbandmen and housewives; it is industrious, healthy, honest, and of good example; like Abraham and the holy ancients, who pleased God, and obtained a good report. This leads to consider the works of God and nature, of things that are good, and diverts the mind from being taken up with the vain arts and inventions of a luxurious world.

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