1779-1794

1779-1794

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to know that the Legislature of our country is engaged in beneficial pursuits--for I conceive that the Gen. Assessment, and a Wise digest of our militia laws are very important concerns; the one to secure our peace, and the other our morals. Refiners may weave as fine a web of reason as they please, but the experi-ence of all times shews Religion to be the guardian of morals--And he must be a very inattentive observer in our Country, who does not see that avarice is ac-complishing the destruction of religion, for want of a legal obligation to contribute something to its support, The declaration of Rights, it seems to me, rather con-tends against forcing modes of faith and forms of wor-ship, than against compelling contribution for the support of religion in general. I fully agree with the 1 A. L. S. Library of Congress, Madison Papers, XIII. 14.0. A text of this letter with variations and omissions is printed in R. H. Lee, Mzrrmir qf Ri: hard Henry Ln, II. 5r. presbyterians, that true freedom embraces the Mahomitan and the Gentoo as well as the Xn1 religion and upon this liberal ground I hope our Assembly will conduct themselves. I believe there is no doubt but that the population of our country depends eminently upon our Revenue laws, they therefore, demand intense consideration. It is natural for men to fly from oppression to ease, and whilst our taxes are extremely heavy, and North Carolina 8: Georgia pay little or no tax it is not to be wondered that so many of our people flock to these States 8: unfortunately they are carrying to Georgia 8: South Carolina the Cultivation of Tobacco. I do not mean by this, that we should suffer ill example to prevent us from honorably and punctually paying our debts. But I think that we may fairly practise..show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582969
  • 9781236582966