A Sketch of the History of the Presbyterian Church, in Jamaica, L.I.

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Leavitt, Trow & Company, Printers, 1847 - Jamaica (New York, N.Y.) - 138 pages

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Page 129 - We've no abiding city here ; Then let us live as pilgrims do : Let not the world our rest appear, But let us haste from all below. 4 We've no abiding city here...
Page 37 - ... solicitor-general, thought proper to retire from his frowns to Virginia, whence they sailed to England : the former concealing himself under the name of Jones, while the latter called himself Jackson. Colonel Heathcote and Doctor Bridges succeeded in their places at the council board. " The following summer was remarkable for the uncommon mortality which prevailed in the city of New York, and makes a grand epoch among our inhabitants, distinguished by the ' time of the great sickness.'!
Page 107 - O ! might I fly to change my place, How would I choose to dwell In some wide, lonesome wilderness, And leave these gates of hell ! 4 Peace is the blessing that I seek ; How lovely are its charms ! I am for peace ; but when I speak, They all declare for arms.
Page 127 - Then give all the glory to His holy name, To Him all the glory belongs ; Be yours the high joy still to sound forth His fame, And crown Him in each of your songs.
Page 97 - my health is better than usual, and as yet I have felt no inconvenience from the summer's heat I have preached twice lately in the fields, and we sat under the Jblessed Redeemer's shadow with great delight.
Page 38 - These tyrannical measures justly inflamed the indignation of the injured sufferers, and that again the more imbittered his lordship against them. They resented, and he prosecuted ; nor did he confine his pious rage to the people of Jamaica: he detested all who were of the same denomination ; nay, averse to every sect except his own, he insisted that neither the ministers nor schoolmasters of the Dutch, the most numerous persuasion in the province, had a right to preach or instruct without his gubernatorial...
Page 9 - That the vestrymen and church wardens have power to call a dissenting protestant minister, and that he is to be paid and maintained as the act directs.
Page 43 - ... the key into the hands of the Sheriff. We were no sooner got into an adjoining house but some persons came to demand the key of their meeting-house; which, being denied, they went and broke the glass window, and put a boy in to open the door, and so put in their seats, and took away the pew cushion, saying they would keep that however for their own minister. The scolding and wrangling that ensued are by me ineffable. "The next time I saw my Lord Cornbury, he thanked me and said he would do the...
Page 61 - Bills, prescribed a Method of Induction and so managed It that It would not do well for the Dissenters, and but lamely for the Church, tho' twould do with the help of the Governor, and that was all; but 'twas the most that could be got at that time, for had more been attempted the Assembly had seen through the artifice, the most of them being Dissenters, and all had been lost.

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