Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Volume 4 (Google eBook)
Included within are a paper on the early settlements on Sandy River; a letter from General Washington to General Knox with remarks on American manufactures; two articles on the language of the Abnaquies or eastern Indians; the full text of three Indian treaties, dated 1735, 1749, and 1752; an early essay on Kittery written in 1751; an article on the ancient settlement of Sheepscott; a memoir of Rev. Paul Coffin written by his grandson Cyrus Woodman and the full text of eight of his journals, which document his extensive travels throughout New England in the late 1700's.
acres Acts 17 agreeable Augusta baptist Biddeford Boston Bradbury Brownfield Brunswick bushels Buxton called Canaan Capt Carritunk church Coffin Commissi Commissioners corn Crossed the river daughter dined east Eger Eger Emmet English Excellency Fairfield falls Falmouth farm Farmington Father French Fryeburg gave Gorham Governour Hallowell hearers hundred Indians inhabitants Island John Joseph Kennebec Kennebec river Kennebunk King George's health Kittery land Lithgow lived Livermore lodged Maine Mark 16 Massachusetts meeting house Methodists mile brook mill minister morning Newbury Norridgawocks Osgood passed PAUL COFFIN peace Penobscot Penobscotts pleasant pond Portland Preached Prentiss Mellen present Province road Rode Sabbath Saco Saco river Samuel Sandy river Sept sermon settled settlement settlers Sheepscot Sheepscot River side Society Squire thence Thomas told town Treaty Tribe Vassalboro Visited wife William William Fessenden Wiscasset
Page 22 - Or seeks the den where snow-tracks mark the way, And drags the struggling savage into day. At night returning, every labour sped, He sits him down the monarch of a shed ; Smiles by his cheerful fire, and round surveys His children's looks, that brighten at the blaze...
Page 21 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.