Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, on the Occasion of Their ... Anniversary

Press of Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 1888

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Pagina 31 - ... it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success...
Pagina 32 - Congress, he said to them, and through them to the country and to mankind, that the " preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked on the experiment intrusted to the American people.
Pagina 18 - The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by ; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way.
Pagina 18 - ... been elected a Director in 1833, has this day, in the eighty-seventh year of his age, completed a halfcentury of faithful service. I call upon you all to rise and unite with me in offering our thanks and congratulations to our valued associate and excellent fellowcitizen and friend, URIEL CROCKER, and in expressing the earnest hope that he may long be spared in health and strength, not only to this Association, but to the community in which he has been so conspicuous an example of that industry,...
Pagina 24 - States — the two oldest of the sisterhood — the State which framed the first written constitution, and the State whose founders framed the compact on the Mayflower; the State which produced Washington, and the State which summoned him to his high command ; the State whose son drafted the Declaration of Independence, and the State which furnished its leading advocate on the floor ; the mother of John Marshall and the mother of the President who appointed him ; the State which gave the general,...
Pagina 23 - Virginia and Massachusetts have the right to claim and to receive a peculiar share of the honor which belongs to this occasion. They may well clasp each other's hands anew as they survey the glory of their work. These two States — the two oldest of the sisterhood — the State which framed the first written constitution, and the State whose founders framed the compact on the Mayflower...
Pagina 18 - ... punctual and precise in business, scrupulous in honesty, industrious and energetic in action, the city in which he dwelt was better and happier for his presence in it during the whole of his long business life. That life began when, as a boy of fourteen years, he entered the counting-room of Robert G. Shaw, and ended only with his death at eighty-three, thus covering a space of nearly seventy years. Although Mr. Perkins's early education was strictly commercial, his later life found him engaged...
Pagina 24 - We spoke at our last meeting of the convention to form the Constitution of the United States, which was in session a hundred years before in Philadelphia.
Pagina 24 - ... those of Nathan Dane, and Rufus King, and Manasseh Cutler, beneath the supreme name of Washington. Representatives of Virginia and Massachusetts, themselves in some sense representatives of the two sections of the country which so lately stood against each other in arms, they will bear witness that the estrangements of four years have not obliterated the common and tender memories of two centuries.
Pagina 44 - App. 5, pp. 370-380 (1887). ment and are now going on compleating other works on this ground. At the beginning of the attack Charlestown was set on fire, and the whole by the day after was laid in ashes, part of the terrible effects of a civil war. " ' The rebels were very numerous and behaved far beyond any idea I could ever have formed of them.

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