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第 96 頁 - June 1776, he submitted a resolution, declaring, " that the united colonies are and ought to be free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance, to the British crown ; and that all political connection, between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
第 10 頁 - It looks, says he, as if Ireland is to send all her inhabitants hither, for last week, not less than six ships arrived, and every day two or three arrive also. The common fear is, that if they continue to come, they will make themselves proprietors of the province.
第 26 頁 - I cannot but be apprehensive that the Indian Trade as it is now carry'd on will involve us in some fatal Quarrel with the Indians. Our Traders in Defiance of the Law carry Spirituous Liquors amongst them, and take the Advantage of their inordinate Appetite for it to cheat them of their Skins and their Wampum, which is their Money, and often to bebauch their Wives into the Bargain.
第 111 頁 - ... for solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, no body of men could stand in preference to this Congress.
第 39 頁 - The place wherein the young men study now is, in contempt, called The College. It is a log house, about twenty feet long, and near as many broad, and to me, it seemed to resemble the school of the old prophets...
第 86 頁 - ... if it shall appear to be so done, or if any such suit or action shall be brought in any other county or place than where the fact was committed, then the jury shall find for the defendant or defendants; and upon such verdict, or if the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall become non-suit, or discontinue his, her, or their action after the defendant or defendants shall have appeared, or if, upon demurrer, judgment shall be given against the plaintiff...
第 99 頁 - House. He that will not respond to its accents and strain every nerve to carry into effect its provisions, is unworthy the name of a freeman.
第 96 頁 - ... willingness to concur in a vote of the congress, declaring the united colonies free and independent states : Provided, The forming the government and the regulation of the internal police of this colony be always reserved to the people of the said colony...
第 70 頁 - The province of Pennsylvania now looked for the enjoyment of a long and undisturbed peace, since her mild and forbearing policy had conciliated the Indians, and their dangerous neighbors, the French, were removed. But the sources in which they sought for safety, were fruitful of dangers. The unprotected state of the frontiers, consequent on the discharge of the forces of the middle and southern colonies, held forth irresistable temptations to the whetted appetite of the border savages for plunder.
第 46 頁 - Besides an unusually accurate and profound acquaintance with the Latin and Greek classics, he was well informed in moral -philosophy, history, and general literature. To his zeal for the diffusion of knowledge Pennsylvania owes much of that taste for solid learning and classical literature, for which many of her principal characters have been so distinguished.