Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, L.L.D.

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If you like to read, you will like this. If you like wonderful stories, you will like this. If you like history, you will like this.
Waht an interesting and accomplished man he was, and how
wonderful his many interests. Many have forgotten by now, but he put together one of the biggest business deals in American history when he helped organize the settlement of Marietta, Ohio. These documents tell that. They also give an interesting description of the physical appearance of Benjamin Franklin, meaning he thought he'd meet a man of physical stature. Yet, he met a man who physically was not impressive at all. Well, I could go on and on. Just say, read the journals and correspondence of this man. It will be worth your while. 

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Page 19 - Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets ; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Page 32 - And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation, to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Page 284 - September last, shall be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States, and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union, and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom, and independence, as the other States...
Page 292 - For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 392 - ... there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness. In one in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community as in ours, it is proportionably essential.
Page 302 - ... be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Page 285 - That it will be wise and necessary, as soon as circumstances shall permit, to erect a district of the western territory into a distinct government...
Page 128 - The uneasiness of the Kentucky people, with respect to the Mississippi, was notorious. A revolt of that country from the Union, if a war with Spain took place, was universally acknowledged to be highly probable ; and most certainly a systematic settlement in that country, conducted by men...
Page 311 - That measures not inconsistent with the principles of the Confederation and necessary for the preservation of peace and good order among the settlers in any of the said new states until they shall assume a temporary government as aforesaid may from time to time be taken by the United states in Congress assembled.
Page 134 - Freedom, religion, morality, and knowledge, with those perfect titles, by which " every man could sit under his own vine and fig tree, with none to molest or make him afraid," have combined to give the western states all they enjoy of stability and prosperity.

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