Gazetteer and Biographical Record of Genesee County, N.Y., 1788-1890

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Frederick W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Company, 1890 - Genesee County (N.Y.) - 859 pages

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Page 475 - When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung : By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there.
Page 227 - Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel...
Page 187 - And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you ; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return eveiy man unto his family.
Page 226 - I shall abide, yea, and abide with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith ; that your glorying may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again. Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ : that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel...
Page 174 - ... I bought my hand shears of the Shakers at New Lebanon; my press plate at a furnace in Onondaga; my screw and box at Canaan, Conn.; my dye kettle, press papers, &c. at Albany. My transportation bill, for these things, was over two hundred dollars. I built a grist mill in 1809; in 1817, a paper mill and distillery. I manufactured the first ream of paper west of the Genesee river. During all the period of my milling operations, I was clearing up the farm where I now reside. Coming into the woods...
Page 14 - The chieftain stopped, and pointing to the figure of Liberty, asked in broken English — " What — him — call?" He was answered, "LIBERTY." " Ugh ! " was the significant and truly aboriginal response. Then pointing to the other figure, he inquired — " What — him — call?" He was answered,
Page 173 - I attended my own saw mill, working in it from day light to dark, cutting my fire wood and foddering my stock by the light of a lantern. Before winter set in, I had built a stick chimney, laid a better floor in my house, plastered the cracks, and hired an acre of land cleared — just enough to prevent the trees falling upon my house.
Page 109 - This society shall be known by the name of " The AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY ;" of which the sole object shall be, to encourage a wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures without note or comment.
Page 173 - ... to avail ourselves of the services of the left handed fiddler, Russel Noble. Some of our earliest parties, were got up by first designating the log house of some settler, and each one contributing to the entertainment; one would carry some flour, another some sugar, another some eggs, another some butter, and so on; the aggregate making up a rustic feast. These parties would alternate from house to house. Frolics in the evening, would uniformly attend husking bees, raisings, quiltings, and pumpkin...
Page 87 - Notice and Caution. — If a man calling himself William Morgan should intrude himself on the community, they should be on their guard, particularly the Masonic Fraternity. Morgan was in the village in May last, and his conduct while here and elsewhere calls forth this notice. Any information in relation to Morgan can be obtained by calling at the Masonic Hall in this village. Brethren and Companions are particularly requested to observe, mark, and govern themselves accordingly.

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