History of the Old Township of Dunstable: Including Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, N.H. ; Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass

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Part of Dunstable was transferred to New Hampshire in 1741 when the boundary line was established.

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Page 90 - ... attack, the husband would fly with one child, the wife with another, and, perhaps, one only escape ; the village cavalcade, making its way to meeting on Sunday, in files on horseback, the farmer holding the bridle in one hand, and a child in the other, his wife seated on a pillion behind him, it may be with a child in her lap, as was the fashion in those days, could not proceed safely ; but, at the moment when least expected, bullets would come whizzing by them, discharged with fatal aim from...
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