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" III. [As the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality ; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship... "
Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts - Page 4
by Massachusetts - 1908
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The Relation of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States: A ...

Jasper Adams - Anglican Communion - 1833 - 90 pages
...have a copy of the American Constitutions at hand. Constitution of Massachusetts, Part i. Art. 3. — "As the happiness of a people, and the good order...and as these cannot be generally diffused through the community, but by the institution of a public worship of God, and of public institutions (instructions)...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 13

John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Jenks - Liberalism (Religion) - 1833 - 422 pages
...establishment of public worship." This, as Christians, they might have said ; but as legislators they say : " As the happiness of a people and the good order and...preservation of civil government essentially depend vpon piety, religion, and morality ; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community,...
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Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer

Religion - 1835 - 1040 pages
...sentiments, provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship. As the happiness of a people, and the good order and...generally diffused through a community but by the institutions of the public worship of God, and of public institutions in piety, religion, and morality...
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A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the ..., Volume 1

Andrew Reed, James Matheson - Religion - 1835 - 552 pages
...denomination to another shall ever be established by law. AMENDMENT AS PROPOSED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 1820. As the happiness of a people and the good order and...generally diffused through a community, but by the public worship of God; and as the public worship of God will be best promoted by recognizing the unalienable...
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A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the ..., Volume 2

Andrew Reed, James Matheson - Church buildings - 1835 - 552 pages
...denomination to another shall ever be established by law. AMENDMENT AS PROPOSED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 1820. As the happiness of a people and the good order and...generally diffused through a community, but by the public worship of God; and as the public worship of God will be best promoted by recognizing the unalienable...
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A Narrative of the Visit to the American Churches: By the ..., Volume 2

Andrew Reed - Congregational churches - 1835 - 380 pages
...denomination to another shall ever be established by law. AMENDMENT AS PROPOSED IS MASSACHUSETTS IN 1830. As the happiness of a people, and the good order and...religion, and morality ; and as these cannot be generally diifused through a community but by the public worship of God ; and as the public worship of God will...
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The Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer, Volume 5

Theology - 1835 - 516 pages
...sentiments, provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship. As the happiness of a people, and the good order and...generally diffused through a community but by the institutions of the public worship of God, and of public institutions in piety, religion, and morality;...
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The Christian Library: A Reprint of Popular Religious Works, Volume 4

Christian biography - 1826 - 440 pages
...for ever full 1 VI. The L<UP on Religion. THE LAW AS IT WAS IN MASSACHUSETTS. As the happiness of the people, and the good order and preservation of civil...piety, religion, and morality; and as these cannot oe generally diffused through a community but by the institution of the public worship of God, and...
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An Address to the People of Massachusetts: On the Subject of Human Rights

Benjamin Dole - Free thought - 1838 - 52 pages
...The Bill of Rights says — " As the happiness ef a people, and the good order and preservation of a civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion...promote their happiness and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this Commonwealth have a right to invest their...
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An Inquiry Into the Moral and Religious Character of the American Government

Henry Whiting Warner, Theodore Frelinghuysen - Religion and state - 1838 - 222 pages
...New-Hampshire. Massachusetts went still further, the constitution of 1780 holding this language : " that as the happiness of a people, and the good order and...institution of the public worship of God, and of public instruction in piety, religion, and morality : therefore, to promote their happiness, and to secure...
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