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Collections Of The Maine Historical Society

byMaine Historical Society

Paperback | April 21, 2013

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...engagements, and from a dread of offending that God who is infinitely superior to all earthly power." Finally, every other means proving ineffectual, Gushing, Bowman, Hambleton and Carleton, the committee of safety, summoned him to trial at the court house on the twenty-eighth of October. The first count in the indictment charged him with preaching sedition, and they had one or more witnesses, whereupon Mr. Bailey, upon the principle of giving them the best evidence, read the sermon complained of It seems that Samuel Goodwin Jr., was the chief witness, but when Bailey read the seditious discourse Goodwin's testimony was not needed. The refusal to read the Declaration of Independence was next considered; but after reading his ordination oath to them, the parson declared that this oath afforded little satisfaction to the committee, and Cushing asked him a number of ensnaring questions, among them whether if the king had broken his coronation oath that did not absolve his subjects? To this inquiry, Mr. Bailey replied that the falsehood and treachery of one party could never justify the baseness and perjury of another. " As for instance, no engagements are more solemn and binding than the marriage vows, and if the husband commit adultery the wife may not have liberty to commit the same crime." This remark was intended for high sheriff Col. Cushing, and illustrates the parson's style of sarcasm. I conclude this allusion to the trial with an outline of his argument relative to not reading the Declaration of Independence. Bailey's claim was that in refusing he was not guilty of contempt of authority, because it was simply a requisition from the council, and could not obtain the nature and force of a law. It was from one branch of the legislative...
Title:Collections Of The Maine Historical SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217193617

ISBN - 13:9780217193610