An Historical Sketch of Groton, Massachusetts. 1655-1890 (Google eBook)

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Groton, 1894 - Groton (Mass. : Town) - 263 pages
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Page 265 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 178 - Butler was reinstated in office, and commissioned on April 15, 1841. He continued to hold the position until December 21, 1846, when he was again removed for political reasons. Mr. Butler was a most obliging man, and his removal was received by the public with general regret. During his two terms he filled the office for more than 'eighteen years, a longer period than has fallen to the lot of any other postmaster of the town. Near the end of his service a material change was made in the rate of postage...
Page 163 - If any of the above mentioned Articles are offered to Sail, it is desired they may be stop'd with the Thief, and Notice given to said Cutler or to the Printers. On October 21, 1773, a noted burglar was hanged in Boston for various robberies committed in different parts of the State, and covering a period of some years.
Page 265 - This book is a préservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archivai paper which meets...
Page 189 - ... short time. About 1812 the house was rented to Dearborn Emerson, who had been a driver of a stage-coach, as well as the owner of a line. He remained in possession of it for a few years. During the War of 1812 it was an inn of local renown ; and a Lieutenant Chase had his headquarters here for a while, when recruiting for the army. He raised a company in the neighborhood, which was ordered to Sackett's Harbor, near the foot of Lake Ontario. The men were put into uniforms as they enlisted, and...
Page 169 - ... followed successively by Benjamin Franklin Lawrence, Henry Hill, and Walter Shattuck. The building was burned down about ten years ago, and its site is now occupied by Dr. David R. Steere's house. In the year 1847 a large building was moved from Hollis Street to the corner of Main and Court Streets. It was put up originally as a meetinghouse for the Second Adventists, or Millerites as they were called in this, neighborhood, after William Miller, one of the founders of the sect ; but after it...
Page 199 - ... finishing the whole distance of rather more than thirty miles in season for supper. For his first day's journey, there had been no such eligible and expeditious conveyance. The Boston stage-coach, in those days, went no farther than Groton in that direction. His father's farm-horse, or perhaps that of one of the neighbors, had served his turn for the first six or seven, miles ; his little brother of ten years old having followed him as far as Townsend, to ride the horse home again. But from there...
Page 162 - BY THE HON. SAMUEL ABBOTT GREEN, MD TRADITION has preserved little or nothing in regard to the earliest trading stores of Groton. It is probable, however, that they were kept in dwellinghouses, by the occupants, who sold articles in common use for the convenience of the neighborhood, and at the same time pursued their regular vocations. Jonas Cutler was keeping a shop on the site of Mr. Gerrish's store, before the Revolution ; and the following notice, signed by him, appears in The Massachusetts...
Page 191 - ... south of the BuryingGround. The house afterward was cut up and moved off, just before the Baptist meeting-house was built. My earliest recollections carry me back faintly to the time when it was last used as a tavern, though I remember distinctly the building as it looked before it was taken away. Dearborn Emerson married a sister of Daniel Brooks, a large owner in the line of stage-coaches running through Groton from Boston to the northward ; and this family connection was of great service to...
Page 204 - Lawrence, Stephen Corbin, John Webber, and his son, Ward, drove to Lowell ; the brothers Abiel and Nathan Fawcett, Wilder Proctor, and Abel H. Fuller, to Nashua ; Micah Ball, who came from Leominster about the year 1824, drove to Amherst, New Hampshire, and after him Benjamin Lewis, who continued to drive as long as he lived, and at his death the line was given up. The route to Amherst lay through Pepperell, Hollis, and Milford.

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