History of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts: From Its Early Settlement by the Indians in 1647 to the Present Time, 1879. Including the Genealogies of Seventy-nine of the Older Families (Google eBook)

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Press of C. Hamilton, 1879 - Grafton (Mass.) - 623 pages
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This would be an interesting book if all of the pages were scanned correctly. Only half of some pages are scanned with the right half of the page missing.

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Page 258 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in 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, 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...
Page 231 - The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.
Page 169 - Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Page 596 - Like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form...
Page 596 - Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that is to Say Principally and first of all...
Page 258 - 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 258 - 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, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded by false glosses of saintseeming deceivers, that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors...
Page 596 - Therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament.
Page 383 - CD his executors, administrators, and assigns, from the day next before the day of the date of these presents, for and during and unto the full end and term of one whole year from thence next ensuing, and fully to be complete and ended...
Page 24 - I desire to see it done before I die, and I am so deep in years, that I cannot expect to live long; besides, we have but one man, viz. the Indian Printer, that is able to compose the sheets, and correct the press with understanding.

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