Records of the first church in Charlestown, 1632-1789 [ed. by J.F. Hunnewell]. (Google eBook)

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1880
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Page ii - minority, understanding the doctrine of faith, and publicly professing their assent thereunto, not scandalous in life, and solemnly owning the covenant before the church, wherein they give up themselves and children to the Lord, and subject themselves to the government of Christ in his church, their children are to be baptised.
Page ii - :1. Who are the subjects of Baptism ? 2. Whether according to the Word of God there ought to be a Consociation of Churches, and what should be the manner of it? The Synod decided in favor of consociation, and, substantially, to the first question : " That church members, who were admitted
Page xxiv - and one house ; and in the house there was a man which had a boiled bass, but no bread, that we see. But we did eat of his bass, and then went up Charles river, until the river grew narrow and shallow, and there we landed our goods with much labor and toil, the bank being steep.
Page xix - men on fowling, that so we might after a more special! manner reioyce together, after we had gathered the fruit of our labours [their first harvest] ; they foure in one day killed as much fowle, as with a little helpe beside, served the Company almost a weeke, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Annes, many of the Indians coming amongst vs.
Page xxi - Name from Mr. Edward Gibbons, who dwelt there for some Years after, and became Major General. On the South side of Charles River Mouth, on a Point of Land call'd Blaxton's Point lives Mr. Blaxton where He only has a Cottage the Neck of Land from which the Point runs being in Indian named
Page xxiv - We liad not been there many days, (although by our diligence we had got up a kind of shelter to save our goods in,) but we had an order to come away from that place, which was about Watertown, unto a place called Mattapan, now Dorchester,
Page xxiv - order to come away from that place, which was about Watertown, unto a place called Mattapan, now Dorchester, because there was a neck of land fit to keep our cattle on. So we removed, and came to Mattapan.
Page xx - end of the World ; where arriveing in safety, both Men, Women and Children. On the North side of Charles River, they landed neare a small Island, called Noddells Island, where one Mr. Samuel Mavereck then living,
Page xxv - a cottage, at or not far off the place called Blackstone's Point," (probably where is now, according to Drake, (Hist. Boston, p. 97,) the Lowell station on Leverett St.) Until after the founding of the church
Page xxx - Windmill Hill." In 1648 appears the earliest date of record (extant) respecting a town school-house, and that is associated with this height, for then " one was ordered to be built on ' Windmill Hill,' and paid for by a ' general rate.' " Since that date a public school has been maintained almost uninterruptedly on the Town

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