A History of the Friends in America


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Seite 30 - Now was I come up in spirit through the flaming sword into the paradise of God. All things were new, and all the creation gave another smell unto me than before, beyond what words can utter.
Seite 90 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Seite 30 - And when all my hopes in them and in all men were gone, so that I had nothing outwardly to help me, nor could tell what to do; then, Oh ! then I heard a voice which said, ' There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition.
Seite 235 - An apology for the true Christian divinity as the same is held forth and preached by the people called in scorn Quakers...
Seite 113 - A Paper being here presented by some German Friends Concerning the Lawfulness and Unlawfulness of Buying and keeping Negroes, It was adjudged not to be so proper for this Meeting to give a Positive Judgment in the Case, It having so General a Relation to many other Parts, and therefore at present they forbear It.
Seite 29 - At another time, as I was walking in a field on a First-day morning, the Lord opened unto me, • that being bred at Oxford or Cambridge was not enough to fit and qualify men to be ministers of Christ :' and I wondered at it, because it was the common belief of people.
Seite 30 - I saw the infinite love of God. I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death; but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness. In that also I saw the infinite love of God, and I had great openings.
Seite 84 - Wasse ; there we lay a foundation for after ages to understand their liberty as men and Christians, that they may not be brought in bondage, but by their own consent ; for we put the power in the people...
Seite 178 - Indian agencies being civil offices, I determined to give all the agencies to such religious denominations as had heretofore established missionaries among the Indians...
Seite 177 - From the foundation of the Government to the present, the management of the original inhabitants of this continent, the Indians, has been a subject of embarrassment and expense, and has been attended with continuous robberies, murders, and ware.

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