A History of Quaker Government in Pennsylvania, Volume 1

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Page 127 - I, AB, do swear. That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever. And I do declare, that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority preeminence or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm:...
Page 55 - 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...
Page 127 - I AB do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess, testify and declare, that I do believe that in the sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ, at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever...
Page 127 - I do solemnly and sincerely, in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do make this declaration, and every part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words read unto me, as they are commonly understood by Protestants, without any evasion, equivocation, or mental reservation whatsoever...
Page 45 - I purpose that which is extraordinary, and to leave myself and successors no power of doing mischief, that the will of one man may not hinder the good of a whole country...
Page 35 - Brought her in Guilty of having the Common fame of a witch but not guilty in manner and forme as Shee stands Indicted.
Page 125 - ... Happiness of Mankind depends so much upon the Enjoying of Liberty of their Consciences as aforesaid. I do hereby solemnly declare, promise and grant, for me. my Heirs and Assigns. That the first Article of this Charter relating to Liberty of Conscience, and every Part and Clause therein, according to the true intent and Meaning thereof, shall be kept and remain, without any Alteration, inviolably for ever.
Page 61 - By the Governor, with the Consent and Approbation of the Freemen in General Assembly met...
Page 15 - I know will ask thee, these words, that my prison shall be my grave, before I will budge a jot; for I owe my conscience to no mortal man ; I have no need to fear ; God will make amends for all.
Page 33 - ... so that they may be able to read the Scriptures and to write by the time they attain to twelve years of age ; and that then they be taught some useful trade or skill, that the poor may work to live, and the rich if they become poor may not want : of which every County Court shall take care.

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