Narrative and Critical History of America; The Later History of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America. 1889 Volume 8, PT. 2

Narrative and Critical History of America; The Later History of British, Spanish, and Portuguese America. 1889 Volume 8, PT. 2

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...number of such persons were arrested and put in confinement, whence they issued An address to the inhabitants of Pennsylvania by those Freemen of the City of Philadelphia, who are now confined in the Masons' Lodge by virtue of a general warrant, signed in Council by the Vice-President of the Council of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1777). The temper of the ardent patriots is shown in the way that John Adams wrote to his wife. "We have been obliged," he writes, " to attempt to humble the pride of some Jesuits, who call themselves Quakers, but who love money and land better than liberty and religion. The hypocrites are endeavoring to raise the cry of persecution, but they can't succeed." 3 The result was that some representative Quakers were sent to Virginia under surveillance, the experience of whom is commemorated in Thomas Gilpin's Exiles in Virginia: with observations on the conduct of the Society of Friends during the revolutionary war, comprising the official papers of the government relating to that period. 1777-/778. (Philadelphia, 1S48.) 4 Regarding the period subsequent to the war, it seems evident that the repeated subdivision of the Protestant body has been a safeguard in the progress of America, as preventing what might have become the headlong antagonism of two great religious counter-movements which could hardly have failed to assume contrary political affiliations. The relations of the church to the state are considered by Dr. J. P. Thompson in Church and State in the United States (1873), and by Dr. Philip Schaff in two papers in the Mag. Amer. Hist., Oct. and Nov., 18S7. The progress of the Protestant bodies during our entire history is more compactly presented, side by side, and at the same time with...show more

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