A Parable on Brotherly Love

1 In those days there was no Worker of Iron in all the Land, And the Merchants of Midian passed by with their Camels, bearing Spices, and Myrrh, and Balm, and Wares of Iron. And Reuben bought an Ax from the Ishmaelite Merchants, which he prized highly, for there were none in his Father’s house. …

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A Parable Against Persecution


CHAP. XXVII 1. And it came to pass after these Things, that Abraham sat in the Door of his Tent, about the going down of the Sun. 2. And behold a Man, bowed with Age, came from the Way of the Wilderness, leaning on a Staff. 3. And Abraham arose and met him, and said …

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A Dialogue Between X, Y, and Z, Concerning the Present State of Affairs in Pennsylvania

X. Your Servant, Gentlemen; I am glad to see you at my House. Is there any thing new To-day? Y. We have been talking of the Militia Act; have you seen it? X. Yes; I have read it in the Papers. Z. And what do you think of it? X. The more I consider it, …

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No Taxation Without Representation


No Taxation Without Representation: Three Letters of 1754 to Governor William Shirley, with a Preface of 1766 To the PRINTER of the LONDON CHRONICLE. SIR, In July 1754, when from the encroachments of the French in America on the lands of the crown, and the interruption they gave to the commerce of this country among …

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The Albany Plan of Union

Plan of a Proposed Union of the Several Colonies of Masachusets-bay, New Hampshire, Coneticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jerseys, Pensilvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, For their Mutual Defence and Security, and for Extending the British Settlements in North America. That humble Application be made for an Act of the Parliament of …

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