A Genealogy of the Families who Have Settled in the North Parish of Bridgewater: To which is Added an Historical Sketch of North-Bridgewater (Google eBook)

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1824 - Brockton (Mass.) - 48 pages
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Page 43 - We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts : What shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall bo spoken for?
Page 45 - H322 knots of linen, tow, cotton, and woolen yarn, which they had spun for that purpose. At three o'clock something, of American produce only, was set before them for their refreshment, which was more agreeable to them than any foreign dainties, considering the situation of the country at that time. At four o'clock the ladies walked in procession to the meeting-house, where a discourse was delivered by their pastor from Acte ix. 36 : ' This woman was full of good works,' in which piety, industry,...
Page 45 - The glory of this latter house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 45 - This woman was full of good works,' in which piety, industry, frugality, and benevolence were recommended and encouraged. The closing prayer being made, the following lines, composed by their pastor, were sung...
Page 44 - Elizabeth Farrington, in the 75th year of her age, relict of General Sir Anthony Farrington, Bart, late of Blackheath, Kent. At Rothesay, the Rev. Archibald M'Lea, minister of that parish, in the 87th year of his age, and 62d of his ministry. 13. At Netherby, Cumberland, Sir James Grant, Bart, aged 62. At Dalkeith, Mrs Gumming, wife of Dr Cumming.
Page 46 - How kind and generous her heart ! How diligent her hand ! How frugal in economy, To save her sinking land ! Foreign productions she rejects, With nobleness of mind, For home commodities; to which She's prudently inclined. She works, she lends, she gives away, The labors of her hand ; The priest, the poor, the people, all Do find in her their friend. She clothes herself and family, And all the sons of need; Were all thus virtuous soon we'd find Our land from slavery freed.
Page 45 - June 8. Wild pigeons flew in abundance. "In the year 1769, when the disputes between England and America had begun, and the importation of foreign goods was stopped, it became customary for people to manufacture their own clothing ; and in many places the young ladies had spinningmatches at their minister's, for the benefit of their families.
Page 45 - ... their families. On the 15th of August, 1769; at two o'clock PM, ninety-seven young ladies met at the house of their pastor, the Rev. John Porter, and generously gave his lady, for the use of her family, three thousand three hundred and twenty-two knots of linen, tow, cotton and woolen yarn, which they had spun for that purpose ! At three o'clock, something of American produce only was set before them for their refreshment, which was...
Page 44 - Jonathan Gary, Benjamin Packard, Micah Packard, Seth Packard, Barnabas Pratt, Thomas Pratt, Job Bryant, Gamaliel Bryant, Samuel Hayden, Phinehas Paine, Jeremiah Beals. Col. Josiah Hayden 'was the master workman of the inside of the house. Col. Simeon Gary, who was one of the building committee, was master of the outside of the house. Col. Hayden also built the pulpit and sounding-board. All of the above mechanics belonged in the town. We have already seen that the precinct voted to have a steeple...
Page 48 - Cypress " from Boston. In 1823 Rev. Isaac Bird sailed for Beyroot as missionary. Mr. Temple has since died, August 9, 1850.

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