The Good Samaritan. A sermon preached at the parish-church of St. Ann, Westminster, on Tuesday, March the 7th, 1748-9. Before the govenors of the Middlesex-Hospital, for sick and lame, and for lying-in married women. By Edward Yardley, London: printed and sold by T. Gardner, 1749. 20 pp.
1. Sergeant York's Own Story; The Authentic, Never Before Published War Diary Of Alvin C. York, Praying Sergeant, Who Became America's Most Distinguished Soldier In The World War -- More Honest Thrills Than Any Best Seller. Chapter I. A Home-Spun Hero.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). March 17, 1929. p. SM3.
2. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 2. Days Of Recklessness.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). March 24, 1929. p. SM7.
3. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 3. War.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). March 31, 1929. p. SM6.
4. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 4. The Sword And The Bible.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). April 7, 1929. p. SM2.
5. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 5. To the Front.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). April 14, 1929. p. SM6.
Some of them officers have been saying that I being a mountain boy and accustomed to woods and nature done all these things the right way jes by instinct, like an animal when it is cornered. There may be something in that. I hadn't never got much larnin' from books, except the Bible. Maybe my instincts is more natural than of men who ain't brunged up like I was in the woods and in the mountains. But that ain't enough to account for the way I come out alive, with all those German soldiers and machine guns raining death on me.
I am willing to admit that all of these explanations have a whole heap of truth in them. I am willing to admit that maybe I had I had all the breaks, and had them right. Jes the same, there was something else. There had to be something more than man power in that fight to save me. There can't no man in the world make me believe there weren't. And I'm a-telling you the hand of God must have been in that fight. It surely must have been the divine power that brought me out. No other power under heaven could save a man in a place like that. Men were killed on both sides of me and all around me and I was the biggest and the most exposed of all. Jes think of them thirty machine guns raining fire on me point-blank from a range of only twenty-five yards and all them-there rifles and pistols besides, those bombs, and then those men that charged with fixed bayonets, and I never receiving a scratch, and bringing in 132 prisoners.
I have got only one explanation to offer, and only one: without the help of God I jes couldn't have done it. There can be no arguments about that. I am not going to believe different as long as I live. I'm a-telling you that God must have heard my prayers long before I done started for France. I'm a-telling you that He done give me my assurance somehow that so long as I believed in Him He would protect me. That's why when I bade my mother and Gracie and all my brothers and sisters and Rosy Pile good-bye before sailing for France I told them all not to worry. I would be safe, I would come back.
I done settled it all with my God long before I went overseas. I done prayed and prayed to Him; He done given my my assurance that so long as I believed in Him He would protect me, and He did.
So you can see here in this case of mine where God helped me out. I had been living for God and working in the church work sometime before I come to the Army. So I am a witness to the fact that God did help me out of that hard battle; for the bushes were shot off all around me and I never got a scratch. So you can see that God will be with you if you will only trust him and I say that He did save me. Now He will save you if you will only trust Him.
I know, of course, that people will say that if He protected me, whydidn't He protect the other American boys who were killed, and the Germans, too? He was their God as well as mine, and if He was a just and righteous God, why didn't He protect them? I can't answer that. I ain't a-going to try to. I don't understand the way in which He works "His marvels to perform." I ain't a-questioning them nohow. I jest accept them and bow my head and bless His holy name, and believe in Him more'n ever.
6. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 6. At St. Mihiel. August 16.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). April 21, 1929. p. SM4.
7. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 7. One Man Against A Battalion. October 8. Sergeant York's Own Story
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). April 28, 1929. p. SM4.
8. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 8. Official Story Of The Fight.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). May 5, 1929. p. SM4.
9. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 9.
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). May 12, 1929. p. SM10.
10. Sergeant York's Own Story; Chapter 10. Home. May 10. Sergeant York's Own Story
From The Washington Post (1923-1954). May 19, 1929. p. SM10.
The Diary of Alvin York. With Affidavits of Private Patrick Donahue, Private Michael A. Sacina, Private Percy Beardsley, Private George W. Wills, etc. "I carried a Testament with me. I have the Testament I carried with me during all my fighting at home now. I read it through five times during my stay in the army. I read it everywhere. I read it in dugouts, in fox holes, and on the front line. It was my rock to cling to. It and my diary. I didn't do any cursing, no, not even in the front line. I cut all of that out long ago, at the time I was saved."
Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the colony of Plymouth, from 1602 to 1625, now first collected from original records and contemporaneous printed documents, and illustrated with notes. Boston: C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1841. xvi, 504 pp.: front. (port.) illus., maps; 23 cm. Contents: Gov. Bradford's History of Plymouth colony -- Bradford's and Winslow's journal [i.e. Mourt's relation] -- Cushman's Discourse -- Winslow's Relation -- Winslow's Brief narration -- Gov. Bradford's Dialogue -- Gov. Bradford's Memoir of Elder Brewster -- Letters.
With James Thompson; 1780-1854. Luther Hamilton; 1796-1853. Charles Briggs; 1791-1873. William Biglow; 1773-1844. Josiah Biglow; b. 1798. Christianity designed and adapted to be a universal religion. A discourse delivered at the ordination of the Rev. James W. Thompson, as pastor of the South Congregational Society, in Natick, Feb. 17, 1830. Boston: Published by Gray and Bowen, 1830. , 4-76 pp. 22 cm. Pages -39 contain "The charge. By the Rev. James Thompson."/ Pages -42 contain "Right hand of fellowship. By the Rev. Luther Hamilton."/ Pages -55 contain "Address to the Society, by the Rev. Charles Briggs."/ Pages -72 contain "Appendix. John Eliot, the apostle to the American Indians."/ Pages -76 contain the Order of exercises, including hymns by William Biglow and Josiah Biglow, of Natick.
Night Thoughts; On Life, Death, & Immortality. To which is added, A paraphrase on part of the book of Job; and The last day, a poem. By Edward Young, L.L.D. With the life of the author. London: printed for T. Wills; J.S. Jordan; Allen and West, and H.D. Symonds; Champante and Wittrow, and L. Wayland, New York, 1800. viii, 292 pp.
Moravian clergyman and missionary to Native Americans. Read about Zeisberger here and here.
Eugene F. Bliss, translator and editor. Diary of David Zeisberger: a Moravian missionary among the Indians of Ohio. Cincinnati: R. Clarke & Co. for the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, 1885. Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2 of 2. Also here: Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2 of 2. Text-searchable.
The Law of Liberty. A Sermon on American affairs, preached at the opening of the Provincial Congress of Georgia: Addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Dartmouth: With an appendix, giving a concise account of the struggles of Swisserland [sic] to recover their liberty. [Two lines from Isaiah]. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Henry Miller. 1775. Also to be had of Messieurs Bradfords, in Philadelphia: Noel and Hazard, at New-York: William Scott, on the bay, in Charles-Town, South-Carolina: and at Mr. Bard's store, at Savannah, Georgia.
The assertion, that all religion countenances despotism, and Christianity more than any other, is diametrically opposite to fact. Survey the globe, and you will find that liberty has taken its seat only in Christendom, and that the highest degree of freedom is pleaded for and enjoyed by such as make profession of the gospel."
... The Christian religion, while it commands due respect and obedience to superiors, nowhere requires a blind and unlimited obedience on the part of the subjects; nor does it vest any absolute and arbitrary power in the rulers. It is an institution for the benefit, and not for the distress, of mankind. It preaches not only "glory to God on high," but also "peace on earth, and good-will among men." The gospel gives no higher authority to magistrates than to be "the ministers of God for the good of the subject." From whence it must surely follow, that their power is to edify, and not to destroy. When they abuse their authority, to distress and destroy their subjects, they deserve not to be thought ministers of God for good; nor is it to be supposed, when they act so contrary to the nature of their office, that they act agreeably to the will of God, or in conformity to the doctrine of the gospel.
"In England there can be no taxation without representation, and no representation without election; but it is undeniable that the representatives of Great-Britain are not elected by nor for the Americans, and therefore cannot represent them; and so, if the Parliament of Great-Britain has a right to tax America, that right cannot possibly be grounded on the consideration that the people of Great-Britain have chosen them their representatives, without which choice they would be no Parliament at all."