Matthew Thornton - (1714 - 1803)

Quotes by Matthew Thornton

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You must all be sensible that the affairs of America have at length come to a very affecting and alarming crisis.

Matthew Thornton: letter to the inhabitants of the Colony of New Hampshire - June 2, 1775
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Quote 1242 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1242 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1242 Duty to God, to ourselves, to Posterity, enforced by the cries of slaughtered Innocents, have urged us to take up Arms in our Defense. Such a day as this was never before known, either to us or to our fathers.

Matthew Thornton: letter to the inhabitants of the Colony of New Hampshire - June 2, 1775

Quote 1243 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1243 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1243 We would therefore recommend to the Colony at large to cultivate that Christian Union, Harmony and tender affection which is the only foundation upon which our invaluable privileges can rest with any security, or our public measures be pursued with the least prospect of success.

Matthew Thornton: letter to the inhabitants of the Colony of New Hampshire - June 2, 1775

Quote 1244 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1244 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1244 We further recommend a serious and steady regard to the rules of temperance, sobriety and righteousness, and that those Laws which have heretofore been our security and defense from the hand of violence may still answer all their former valuable purposes, though persons of vicious and corrupt minds would willingly take advantage from our present situation.

Matthew Thornton: letter to the inhabitants of the Colony of New Hampshire - June 2, 1775

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