A History of the County of Berkshire, Massachusetts, in Two Parts: The First Being a General View of the County; the Second, an Account of the Several Towns (Google eBook)

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Samuel W. Bush, 1829 - Berkshire County (Mass.) - 468 pages
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Page 158 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 246 - ... Yale College. He visited the Indians in the autumn of 1734, and again in the spring of 1735, and in July in the latter year, having relinquished the duties of the tutorship, he took up his residence with the Indians for life. On the 31st of August following, he was ordained at Deerfield, where Gov. Belcher had made an appointment to meet some Indian tribes about that time, for the purpose of making a treaty with them. The ordination took place on the Sabbath, in the presence of the congregation...
Page 99 - And then proceeds to establish a court of common pleas and a court of general sessions of the peace in each of the then counties of the colony.
Page v - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 116 - That if this,- or a similar covenant, shall, after the first day of August next, be offered to any trader or shop-keeper in this county, and he or they shall refuse...
Page 39 - Conn., and which was brought to Williamstown when his son, Mr. PS Putnam, removed to that town. It was cut down in 1786, sixty-five years after it was transplanted, and if the tree was then fifteen years old, it was 80 years old when cut down. As the cortical layers of the leaf of the table are about sixty, and extend within about...
Page 39 - Of course, the egg must have been deposited in the wood seventy-three years before. This bug eat about three inches along the grain, till it emerged into the light. The eating of the insect was heard for weeks before its appearance. These facts were given by Mr. Putnam, in whose possession the table still remains, and were first published in the Repertory at Middle-bury, Vt., in 1816. One of the bugs, preserved for some time by the Rev. Dr. Fitch, " was about an inch and one fourth long, and one...
Page 224 - The inn-keeper, who knew him, asked him where he had crossed the river. He answered, ' On the bridge.' Mr. Root replied, that that was impossible, because it had been raised that very day, and that not a plank had been laid on it. Mr. Van Rensselaer said that...
Page 444 - The present brick meeting-house was built in 1823, and dedicated the next year, on the 7th of January. The first church was formed in 1772, and on the 25th of March, 1773, the Rev. David Avery, a native of Groton, Con., and graduate of Yale College, 1769, was installed their pastor, having been previously ordained an evangelist. He was dismissed April 14, 1777, that he might accept the office of chaplain in the army of the United States, during the revolutionary war. He was much esteemed by the people...
Page 156 - ... as the weapons of the Christian warfare are not carnal, but spiritual, the means employed by this Society for effecting their design, shall be...

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