Acton in history (Google eBook)

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J. W. Lewis, 1890 - Acton (Mass. : Town) - 308 pages
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Page 275 - As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away : So he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, Neither shall his place know him any more.
Page 292 - ... five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a term of five years.
Page 262 - It was two by the village clock When he came to the bridge in Concord town He heard the bleating of the flock, And the twitter of birds among the trees, And felt the breath of the morning breeze Blowing over the meadows brown. And one was safe and asleep in his bed Who at the bridge would be first to fall, Who that day would be lying dead, Pierced by a British musket-ball.
Page 311 - Minnesota since 1868; received a public-school education; taught school; read law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, since which time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession ; was elected to the Fiftieth Congress, and was re-elected to the Fifty-first Congress as a.
Page 253 - So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm, A cry of defiance and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo forevermore!
Page 252 - For these reasons, as well as many others which might be produced, we are confirmed in the opinion, that the present age will be deficient in their duty to God, their posterity and themselves, if they do not establish an American republic.
Page 246 - The rising morning can't assure That we shall end the day ; For death stands ready at the door, To seize our lives away.
Page 253 - So through the night rode Paul Revere ; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm, A cry of defiance, and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo forever more...
Page 264 - Duty's regiment; raised by the province of Massachusetts Bay for the reduction of Canada ; enlisted May 2, 1758; reported discharged Nov.
Page 252 - ... and we now instruct you, sir, to give them the strongest assurance that, if they should declare America to be a free and independent republic, your constituents will support and defend the measure, to the last drop of their blood, and the last farthing of their treasure.

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