Sketches from the history of Pennsylvania, etc. for the information of that numerous class of Christians who denounce War in general as a great evil, but consider defensive war as allowable and unavoidable

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Charles Gilpin, 1845 - Indians of North America - 34 pages
 

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Page 27 - But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord : He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them : He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, Because they trust in Him.
Page 5 - I have sent my commissioners to treat with you about land, and a firm league of peace...
Page 7 - 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, that is...
Page 5 - I have great love and regard towards you, and I desire to win and gain your love and friendship by a kind, just and peaceable life...
Page 27 - Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
Page 33 - Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Page 5 - ... 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.
Page 5 - That is no proof to the contrary, friend Charles. Thy subjects were the aggressors. When thy subjects first went to North America, they found these poor people the fondest and kindest creatures in the world. Every day, they would watch for them to come ashore, and hasten to meet them, and feast them on the best fish, and venison, and corn, which were all they had.
Page 30 - I will relate an occurrence which took place near evening, as a specimen of mountain life. A hunter, who goes technically by the name of the Great Bully of the Mountains, mounted his horse with a loaded rifle, and challenged any Frenchman, American, Spaniard, or Dutchman, to fight him in single combat. Kit Carson, an American, told him, if he wished to die, he would accept the challenge.
Page 27 - Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee ; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

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