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Page 4 - House shall have adjourned on the preceding day ; shall immediately call the members to order ; and on the appearance of a quorum, shall cause the journal of the preceding day to be read.—April 7, 1789.
Page 22 - But the bulwark of our defense is the national militia which in the present state of our intelligence and population must render us invincible. As long as our Government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of person, and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending; and so long as it is worth defending a patriotic militia will cover it with an impenetrable aegis.
Page 21 - For defence against invasion their number is as nothing; nor is it conceived needful or safe that a standing army should be kept up in time of peace for that purpose. Uncertain as we must ever be of the particular point in our circumference where an enemy may choose to invade us, the only force which can be ready at every point, and competent to oppose them, is the body of neighboring citizens as formed into a militia.
Page 6 - according to the deeds done in the body,' when 'they that turn many to righteousness shall shine as the stars forever and ever...
Page 2 - The General Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States for Foreign Missions, and other important objects relating to the Redeemer's Kingdom," popularly known as the Triennial Convention.
Page 17 - Company, will continue to occupy and use said Berkshire Rail-road under said lease so long as they fulfil the conditions thereof, and that while so running, they are to enjoy all the rights and privileges and be subject to all the restrictions herein given to or imposed on said Berkshire Rail-road Company, as representing the said Berkshire Rail-road Company, for the time being, under this contract.
Page 111 - ... by the said party of the first part. And the said party of the second part also hereby agrees that it will provide the party of the first part...
Page 31 - IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused their corporate seals to be hereunto affixed and these presents to be signed by their duly authorized officers, as of the day and year first above written.
Page 6 - To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled.
Page 22 - Partial injuries and occasional mortifications we may be subjected to, but a million of armed freemen, possessed of the means of war, can never be conquered by a foreign foe. To any just system, therefore, calculated to strengthen this natural safeguard of the country, I shall cheerfully lend all the aid in my power.

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