Collections of the Maine Historical Society

Front Cover
The Society, 1890 - Maine

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society - Second Series, Vol. X

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 2 - Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties; and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of the people, it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them;...
Page 174 - They rose as one man to revenge their Brethren's blood, and at the point of the Sword to assert and defend their native Rights. They nobly dared to be Free ! ! ! The contest was long, bloody, and affecting. Righteous Heaven approved the Solemn Appeal ; Victory crowned their Arms, and the Peace, Liberty, and Independence of the United States of America was their glorious Reward. Built in the year 1799.
Page 68 - Some were old men, some boys, and some invalids; if they belonged to the Train Band or Alarm List, they were soldiers, whether they could carry a gun, walk a mile without crutches, or only compos mentis sufficient to keep themselves out of fire and water.
Page 132 - Christian and civilized nations who should choose to send them, for the purpose of settling the principles of international law by compact and agreement, of the nature of a mutual treaty, and also of devising and promoting plans for the preservation of peace, and meliorating the condition of man.
Page 332 - June 21, 1899, and was called to order at 2 PM, the President in the chair. The members present were: — Messrs.
Page 128 - I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.
Page 116 - Soldiers, villages on fire, mothers in besieged towns eating the flesh of their children, ships sinking in the ocean, rivers dyed with blood, and extensive plains without a tree or fence, or any other object, but the ruins of deserted farm houses.
Page 338 - Cambridge, April 24, 1775. Whereas, you have this day received orders for enlisting 56 soldiers, including a sergeant, for the Massachusetts service for the protection of the liberties of America, you are hereby acquainted that the commission of a captain in said service shall be made out for you as soon as you have completed the said enlistment ; and you will also be allowed to nominate 2 subalterns to serve under you, who will receive commissions accordingly, if the committee shall approve of them....
Page 4 - Academy, in perpetual succession forever to be continued in the way and manner herein after specified with full power and Authority to elect such Officers of the said Academy as they shall judge necessary and convenient; and to make and ordain such...
Page 136 - THE conquerors of the earth have had their day — Their fame lies weltering in a bloody shroud ; As Crime and Desolation haste away, So fade their glory and their triumphs proud. Great advocate ! a fairer wreath is thine, Base Envy cannot soil, nor Time destroy ; Thou art enlisted in a cause divine, Which yet shall fill all earth and heaven with joy. To calm the passions of a hostile world ; To make content and happiness increase ; In every clime to see that flag unfurled, Long since uplifted by...

Bibliographic information