The Annals of Salem: From Its First Settlement

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W. & S. B. Ives, 1827 - Salem (Mass.) - 611 pages

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Page 44 - Christian friends there! We do not go to NewEngland as Separatists from the Church of England, though we cannot but separate from the corruptions of it; but we go to practice the positive part of Church reformation and propagate the Gospel in America.
Page 483 - sorely distressed people. By shutting up the port of Boston some imagine that the course of trade might be turned hither and to our benefit; but nature in the formation of our harbour forbids our becoming rivals in commerce to that convenient mart. And were it otherwise,
Page 125 - of letters, it is ordered, that notice be given, that Richard Fairbanks, his house in Boston is the place, appointed for all letters, which are brought from beyond the seas, or are to be sent thither, are to be brought unto him, and he is to take care that they
Page 40 - and body of our company, as those who esteem it our honour to call the Church of England, from whence we rise, our dear Mother, and cannot part from our native country, where she specially resideth, without much sadness of heart, and many tears in our eyes, ever acknowledging that such hope and part as we have obtained in the common salvation, we have received
Page 31 - allow us plenty of candles, which are very useful in a house. And they are such candles as the Indians commonly use, having no other, and they are nothing else but the wood of the pine tree cloven in two little slices something thin, which are so full of the moisture of turpentine and pitch, that they burn
Page 10 - strengthened! them to go through with it. I shall not need, at this time, to be tedious unto you, for (God willing) I purpose to see your face shortly ; in the mean time I humbly take my leave of you, committing you to the Lord's blessing and protection, and rest your assured
Page 44 - of it; but we go to practice the positive part of Church reformation and propagate the Gospel in America." Such an expression of patriotism, magnanimity, and religion, cannot but accord with the
Page 71 - &c. hath therefore ordered, that no person, either man or woman, shall hereafter make or buy any apparel, either woollen, silk or linen with any lace on it, silver, gold, silk or thread, under the penalty of forfeiture of such clothes, &c. Also, that no person, either man or woman,
Page 532 - when sermon is ended, the people in the galleries come down and march two abreast up one ile and down another until they come before the desk, for pulpit they have none. Before the desk is a long pue where the Elders and Deacons sit, one of them with a money box in his hand,
Page 126 - a fowling, sometimes two leagues at sea. There be more cannowes in this towne, than in all the whole Patent, every household having a water horse or two. This Town wants an Alewife river, which is a great inconvenience. It hath two good harbours, the one being called Winter and the other Summer harbours, which

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