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illustrated.1838 Excerpt: ... AN HISTORICAL DISCOURSE, ON THE CIVIL
AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS OF THE COLONY OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE
PLANTATIONS, IN NEW-ENGLAND, IN AMERICA, FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT,
1638, TO THE END OF THE FIRST CENTURY. BY JOHN CALLENIER, A. M.
Joshua, xxii. 22.--The Lord God of Gods, the Lord God of Gods, he
knoweth, and Israel shall know, if it be in rebellion, or in
transgression against the Lord. Psalms, cxlv. 4.--One generation
shall praise thy name to another, and shall declare thy mighty
acts. BOSTON: Printed and sold by S. Kneeland and T. Green, in
Queen-Street.--Mdccxxxix. DEDICATION. TO THE HONORABLE WILLIAM
CODDINGTON, ESQ, . Sir--It is not barely to give you a public
testimony of my gratitude for many personal favors, nor yet of that
esteem and respect which all men bear you, for your singular equity
and benevolence, not only in private life, but in all the various
offices, in which you have served and adorned your country; that I
prefix your name to these papers: but because an attempt to recover
some account of this happy Island, and to make a religious
improvement of the merciful providences of God towards it, is
justly due to the lineal representative of that worthy gentleman,
who was the great instrument of its original settlement. Your
honored grandfather, William Coddington, Esq., was chosen in
England to be an Assistant of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay,
A. D. 1629, and in 1630 came over to New-England with the Governor
and the Charter, fec., after which he was several times rechosen to
that honorable and important office. He was for some time treasurer
of the Colony. He was with the chiefest in all public charges, "and
a principal merchant in Boston," where he built the first brick
house.-In the year 1637, when the contentions ran so high i...
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||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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