...Annals of the Town of Dorchester (Google eBook)

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D. Clapp, jr., 1846 - Dorchester (Boston, Mass.) - 95 pages
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Page 11 - It was not accounted a strange thing in those days to drink water, and to eat samp or hominy without butter or milk. Indeed, it would have been a strange thing to see a piece of roast beef, mutton, or veal ; though it was not long before there was roast goat.
Page 9 - Shire, &t some of ye Town of Dorchester that settled here ; and it is very likely it might be in Honour of ye aforesaid Revd. Mr. White of Dorchester.
Page 11 - I took notice of it, as a great Favour of God unto me, not only to preserve my Life, but to give me Contentedness in all these Straits ; insomuch that I do not remember that ever I did wish in my Heart that I had not come into this Country, or wish myself back again to my Father's House...
Page 12 - O how did men and women, young and old, pray for grace, beg for Christ in those days! and it was not in vain: many were converted, and others established in believing; many joined unto the several churches where they lived...
Page 11 - Straits ; insomuch that I do not remember that ever I did wish in my Heart that I had not come into this Country, or wish myself back again to my Father's House: Yea I was so far from that, that I wished and advised some of my dear Brethren to come hither also; which accordingly one of my Brothers and those two that married my two Sisters, sold their Means and came hither. The Lord Jesus Christ was so plainly held out in...
Page 39 - Mar. 9th Joseph Bird died by a wound in his fore-head occasioned by his Gun flying out of ye Stock when he fired it at Fowl, being upon ye water in his Cannoo.
Page 15 - And lastly, we do hereby Covenant and promise to further to our utmost power, the best Spiritual good of each other...
Page vi - Dorchester, the publisher has been furnished with many of their autographs, from a page of the first book of Town Records, being the names of the male inhabitants of the town in the year 1641, which he presents to the reader as a lithographed Frontispiece. These names are appended to an instrument conveying to the town of Dorchester all rents and profits of Thompson's Island, for the support of a Free School.
Page 14 - Christ shall enable thereunto), in humble dependence on free grace for divine assistance and acceptance, we do, in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord, freely covenant, and bind ourselves solemnly, in the presence of God himself, his holy angels, and all his servants here present, to serve the...
Page 71 - ... and we were carried comfortably through it ; and I did not hear of many, if any, Cattle that died. But by reason of so many Cattle being killed off last fall, Beef, Mutton &t Butter are now in May, 1750, very dear : Butter is 7s.

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