New England, and Her Institutions

New England, and Her Institutions

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...was entirely unexpected to me, and I endeavored, for obvious reasons, to avoid it. I saw by the lady's countenance that it was a very serious subject to her. " Notwithstanding my efforts to turn the conversation, she pressed me for an answer. My reply was, that so far as I understood the gospel, I could not find in the precepts of our Savior, or in his example, or in that of any of his apostles, sufficient warrant to allow me, in any circumstances, to take away life. " The lady's pastor was present during this conversation, and he concurred with me in this opinion. The lady seemed a little agitated at what her pastor said, and looking earnestly at him, and then at one or two sleeping children, asked, ' " ' Why, sir, do you think it can be my duty to see my children tortured and butchered, and not defend their lives by the sacrifice of my own or any other T " The pastor gently intimated that she could look to a safer teacher of duty than to her infant in the cradle. She replied with earnestness, and in a lower tone of voice, " ' Mr. P., I want to ask you, if you could stand here, and look on, and see my children killed, and not help me defend them.' " ' That is not the question, ' he answered, gently. ' The way to decide it is, what does the Lord Jesus Christ say V " l Well, ' she continued, 'I cannot believe that it can be our duty to stay and see our families massacred, and not defend ourselves/ ' "' Perhaps, ' added Mr. P., 'it is not your duty to stay, hut to get up out of this land of abomination. I do n't know but that Providence intends to show us, that we ought to go away.' " I conversed, a few days since, with a gentleman of active and efficient character, and practical Christian benevolence, whose...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548930
  • 9781236548931