Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania: With a Brief Narrative of Their Labours for the Civilization and Christian Instruction of the Indians, from the Time of Their Settlement in America, to the Year 1843
Edward Marsh, 84, Houndsditch, 1844 - 247 strani
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Stran 37 - It is only known that they solemnly pledged themselves, according to their country's manner, to live in love with William Penn and his children as long as the sun and the moon should endure. Thus ended this famous treaty, of which .more has been said in the way of praise than of any other ever transmitted to posterity.
Stran 247 - For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.
Stran 37 - I will not compare to a chain, for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts; we are all one flesh and blood.
Stran 29 - ... any shall offend you or your people, you shall have a full and speedy satisfaction for the same, by an equal number of just men on both sides, that by no means you may have just occasion of being offended against them.
Stran 37 - He then paid them for the land, and made them many presents besides, from the merchandise which had been spread before them. Having done this, he laid the roll of parchment on the ground ; observing again, that the ground should be common to both people. He then added, that he would not do as the Marylanders did...
Stran 47 - God and immortality, without the help of metaphysics; for they say, 'there is a great king that made them, who dwells in a glorious country to the southward of them: and that the souls of the good shall go thither, where they shall live again.' Their worship consists of two parts, sacrifice and cantico: their sacrifice is their first fruits; the first and fattest buck they kill goeth to the fire, where he is all burnt, with a mournful ditty of him that...
Stran 48 - In the fall, when the corn cometh in, they begin to feast one another. There have been two great festivals already, to which all come that will.
Stran 47 - ... them a fine gun, coat, or other thing, it may pass twenty hands before it sticks: light of heart, strong affections, but soon spent. The most merry creatures that live...
Stran 26 - WHEREAS our trusty and well-beloved Subject William Penn, Esq ; Son and Heir of Sir William Penn deceased, (out of a commendable Desire to enlarge our English Empire, and promote such useful Commodities as may be of Benefit to us and our Dominions, as also to reduce the savage Natives by gentle and just Manners, to the love of civil Society and the Christian Religion) hath humbly besought Leave of us...
Stran 68 - And, as our worthy Proprietor treated the Indians with extraordinary humanity, they became very civil and loving to us, and brought in abundance of venison. As, in other countries, the Indians were exasperated by hard treatment, which hath been the foundation of much bloodshed, so the contrary treatment here hath produced their love and affection.