History of the Town of Lee, Mass: A Lecture, Delivered Before the Young Men's Association of Lee, March 22d, 1854

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French & Royce, 1854 - Lee (Mass.) - 48 pages
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Page 44 - Association, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, set forth in the forty-fourth chapter of the Revised Statutes...
Page 32 - The town is six miles in length, and five in breadth, and presents a very diversified appearance. It forms a part of the intervale which lies between the Taconic and Green mountain ranges. The Green mountain range, which rises to> a moderate elevation, runs partly within the eastern limits of the town, presenting a very picturesque appearance. These mountains are for the most part of gentle aclivity, and are cultivated, in some places, quite to their summits.
Page 35 - Jesse Bradley, Oliver West, and Job Hamblin." The first sum of money which the town voted to raise was " for preaching the gospel." The first religious meeting was held in Dea. Oliver West's barn, which stood where a barn now stands upon the old Wakefiold place, near the burying-ground.
Page 33 - These mountains are for the most part of gentle aclivity, and are cultivated, in some places, quite to their summits. From the base of these mountains, the surface of the earth is rather uneven, occasionally rising into hills of considerable height, but generally descending, until it reaches the plain upon the banks of the Housatonic.
Page 28 - Treasury to make such entries upon the books of the department as will carry to the credit of certain railroad companies named in said Act amounts earned or to be earned by them during each fiscal year on account of transportation of the Army and transportation of the mails be, and the same are hereby, extended and made applicable to the transportation of the Navy and the Marine Corps.
Page 13 - Especially 1 Cf. vote of Lee, March 9, 1779, " that we hold ourselves bound to support the Civil Authority of this State for the sum of one year, and Bound to obey the laws of this State." Quoted in Hyde, Centennial History of Lee, 161. Berkshire county, throughout the period, was continually asserting local rights and hampering the provincial government. Thus, on August 26, 1778, a convention of town delegates had been held...
Page 9 - Be it therefore enacted by the Council and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same...
Page 10 - Buckfield north line four miles and two hundred fifty-four rods to the bounds first mentioned, with the inhabitants thereon, be, and they hereby are incorporated into a town by the name of Sumner.
Page 10 - Esq. be and hereby is empowered and directed to issue his Warrant directed to some principal Inhabitant...
Page 26 - Esq. be, and he hereby is, empowered to issue his warrant, directed to some one principal...

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