Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, Volume 2

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J.B Lippincott & Company, 1878 - Virginia
 

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Page 454 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
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