The History of Redding, Connecticut, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time: With Notes on the Adams, Banks, Barlow ... and Strong Families (Google eBook)

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Grafton Press, 1906 - Redding (Conn.) - 303 pages
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Contents

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Page 34 - My brave lads, where are you going ? Do you intend to desert your officers, and to invite the enemy to follow you into the country ? Whose cause have you been fighting and suffering so long in ? Is it not your own ? Have you no property, no parents, wives, or children ? You have behaved like men so far ; all the world is full of your praise, and posterity will stand astonished at your deeds, but not if you spoil all at last.
Page 35 - ... praises and posterity will stand astonished at your deeds, but not if you spoil all at last. Don't you consider how much the country is distressed by the war, and that your officers have not been any better paid than yourselves ? But we all expect better times, and that the country will do us ample justice. Let us all stand by one another, then, and fight it out like brave soldiers. Think what a shame it would be for Connecticut men to run away from their officers.
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Page 159 - Legislature; and in 1838 he was appointed President of the Board of Internal Improvements, which office he held until 1841, when he was elected to the United States Senate for the term of six years.
Page 2 - At a General Court held at Hartford, October 13, 1687. " This Court grants Mr. Cyprian Nichols two hundred acres of land where he can find it, provided he take it up where it may not prejudice any former grant to any particular person or plantation ; and the surveyors of the next plantation are hereby appointed to lay out the same, he paying for it.
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Page 28 - And in the records of a town meeting held April 2oth, 1818 : "Voted, That our Representatives to the General Assembly to be holden at Hartford in May next...
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