History of the Town of Antrim, N.H. for a Period of One Century: From 1744 to 1844 (Google eBook)

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McFarland & Jenks, 1852 - Antrim (N.H. : Town) - 95 pages
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Page 22 - JUNE 27, 1787. The foregoing bill having been read a third time- voted, that it pass to be enacted. Sent up for concurrence. JOHN SPARHAWK, Speaker. In Senate, the same day : The bill having been read a third time, voted, that the same be enacted.
Page 22 - And the inhabitants of said township are hereby erected into a body politic and corporate, to have continuance and succession forever, and invested with all power, and enfranchised with all the rights, privileges and immunities, which any town in the state holds and enjoys, to hold to the said inhabitants and their successors forever.
Page 24 - ... rid of, the inmates must have suffered. Wood and timber were so abundant that the faster they could consume them the better. Their farming utensils were clumsy ; their clothing homespun and coarse, but durable ; the men wore tow shirts, striped woolen frocks, and leather aprons. The best suit of coarse woolen cloth was reserved for Sabbaths and special occasions, and lasted year after year. In winter they wore shoes, excluding the snow by a pair of woolen leggins, fastened over the mouth of the...
Page 22 - Mr. Samuel Messer is hereby authorized to call a meeting of said inhabitants, to choose all necessary and customary town officers, giving fourteen days notice of the time and place and design of such meeting ; and the officers then chosen shall hereby be invested with all the power of such officers in any other town in the state...
Page xi - Fisher was selected to give up his life to preserve the lives of the rest. Providentially, however, a vessel hove in sight, and their signals of distress being observed they obtained relief and were saved.
Page 22 - Officers, giving at least fourteen days notice of the time, place, and design of such meeting ; and such officers shall hereby be invested with all the powers of the like officers in any other town in the State.
Page 54 - As an elder of the church, he labored to advance the moral and religious interests of the town. Sometimes, but sparingly, he indulged in sallies of wit. A Mr. Pickering, an eminent lawyer, once said in the House of Representatives that lawyers were the pillars of the State, as without their aid not a single important bill could be drafted. Mr. Duncan rose and said, in his Scottish accent,
Page 25 - Were conveyed to meeting through deep snow on an ox sled ; in summer, the man, if he were the owner of a horse, rode to meeting with his wife seated on a pillion behind him, and a child seated on a pillow before him ; and sometimes another and smaller child in the mother's lap, encircled by one of her arms.
Page 24 - Their dwellings were log houses, without glass, ill fitted to exclude the cold. Had it not been for the roaring fires kept up...
Page 13 - ... sisters, fluttering, glowing, Like rose-laurels in a wood. We will tell you, if you listen, How two hundred years ago, Pilgrims saw our waters glisten, In the valley, far below ;- Where the forest, grand and lonely, In primeval beauty stood, And the wandering red men only Knew the windings through the wood ; Where our household fires are burning, Wild deer bounded, far and free ; Streams, our busy mill-wheels turning Idly, sang a song of glee; Where our fathers sat beside them, After travel...

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