Birthday of the State of Connecticut: Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Adoption of the First Constitution of the State of Connecticut

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Connecticut Historical Society, 1889 - 98 páginas
 

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Página 20 - Forasmuch as it hath pleased the Almighty God by the wise disposition of his divine providence so to Order and dispose of things that we the Inhabitants and Residents of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield are now cohabiting and dwelling in and upon the River of Conectecotte and the Lands thereunto adjoining...
Página 19 - Advance, then, ye future generations ! "We would hail you, as you rise in your long succession, to fill the places which we now fill, and to taste the blessings of existence where we are passing, and soon shall have passed, our own human duration. We bid you welcome to this pleasant land of the fathers.
Página 70 - For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath 'chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Página 11 - Our lips shall tell them to our sons, And they again to theirs; That generations yet unborn May teach them to their heirs.
Página 42 - ... the best part is always the least, and of that best part the wiser part is always the lesser.
Página 44 - Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
Página 71 - God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong; and the base things of the world, and the things that are...
Página 42 - That in the matter which is referred to the judge, the sentence should lie in his breast or be left to his discretion, according to which he should go, I am afraid it is a course which wants both safety and warrant. I must confess, I ever looked at it as a way which leads directly to tyranny and so to confusion, and must plainly profess, if it was in my liberty, I should choose neither to live nor leave my posterity under such a government.
Página 42 - In matters of greater consequence, which concern the common good, a general council, chosen by all, to transact businesses which concern all, I conceive, under favor, most suitable to rule, and most safe for relief of the whole.
Página 24 - Court shall judge meet, a reasonable proportion to the number of Freemen that are in the said Towns being to be attended therein...

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