A Synopsis of the Records of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania

A Synopsis of the Records of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania : Including a List of Its Original Members and Their Successors; Brought Down to July 4, 1891 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Synopsis of the Records of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania: Including a List of Its Original Members and Their Successors; Brought Down to July 4, 1891 IT having pleased the Supreme Governor of the Uni verse, ih the Disposition of Human Affairs, to cause the Separation of the Colonies of North America from the Domination of Great Britain, and after a bloody Conflict of Eight Years to establish them free and independent sovereign States, connected by Alliances founded on recip rocal Advantage With some of the Great Princes and Powers of the Earth. To perpetuate, therefore, as well the Remembrance of this Vast Event as the mutual Friendships which have been formed under the Pressure of common Danger, and in many Instances cemented by the Blood of the Parties, the Officers of the American Army do hereby in the most Solemn Manner associate, constitute, and combine them selves into one society OF friends, to endure as long as they shall endure or any of their Eldest Male Posterity, and in failure thereof the Collateral Branches, who may be judged worthy of becoming its Supporters and Members. The Officers of the American Army, having generally been taken from the Citizens of America, possess high Veneration for the Character of that illustrious Roman, lucius quintius cincinnatus, and being resolved to follow his Example by returning to their Citizenship, they think they may with Propriety denominate themselves the society OF the cincinnati. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243104057
  • 9780243104055