History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its First Settlement in 1657 to 1861; with a Brief Sketch of the Town of Northborough, a Genealogy of the Families in Marlborough to 1800, and an Account of the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incoporation of the Town (Google eBook)

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Press of T. R. Marvin & son, 1862 - Marlborough (Mass.) - 544 pages
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Even though this is public domain and is a PDF file, unfortunately the way Google digitizes this book, it is able to be read but the words cannot be copied unless you run it through a OCR. Other than that, it is cool to have it available online for free.

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Page 240 - Moreover, I do solemnly bind myself, in the sight of God, that, when I shall be called to give my voice touching any such matter of th,is state wherein freemen are to deal, I will give my vote and suffrage as I shall judge in mine own conscience may best conduce and tend to the public weal of the body, without respect of persons or favor of any man. So help me God, in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 211 - It is therefore ordered by this court and authority thereof, that every township within this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 211 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues...
Page 239 - To the end the body of the commons may be preserved of honest and good men, it was ordered and agreed, that, for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same.
Page 211 - Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those that order the prudentials of the town shall appoint ; provided that those who send their children be not oppressed by paying much more than they can have them taught...
Page 240 - I, AB, being by God's providence an inhabitant and freeman within the jurisdiction of this commonwealth, do freely acknowledge myself to be subject to the government thereof, and therefore do here swear, by the great and dreadful name of the ever-living God, that I will be true and faithful to the same...
Page 211 - To the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers," it was ordered in all the Puritan colonies " that every township, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall appoint one to teach all children to write and read; and...
Page 240 - God, that I will be true and faithful to the same, and will accordingly yield assistance and support thereunto with my person and estate, as in equity I am bound, and...
Page 58 - Under his shadow ye shall rejoice :" but the Indians here do not much rejoice under the Englishmen's shadow ; who do so overtop them in their number of people, stocks of cattle, &c. that the Indians do not greatly flourish, or delight in their station at present.
Page 240 - Indian corn to manifest election, the beans the contrary; and if any freeman shall put in more than one Indian corn or bean, for the choice or refusal of any public officer, he shall forfeit for every such offence ten pounds; and that any man that is not a freeman, or hath not liberty of voting, putting in any vote, shall forfeit the like sum of ten pounds.

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