The Frontier Missionary: A Memoir of the Life of the Rev. Jacob Bailey, A.M., Missionary at Pownalborough, Maine; Cornwallis and Annapolis, N. S.; with Illustrations

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Ide and Dutton, 1853 - Clergy - 365 pages
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OCLC Number: 10016236
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Bailey, Jacob, -- 1731-1818.

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Page 121 - And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
Page 237 - They all went ashore, and there made choise of a place for their plantacion,2 at the mouth or entry of the ryver on the west side (for the river bendeth yt self towards the nor-east, and by east), being almost an island, of a good bignes, being in a province called by the Indians Sabino, so called of a sagamo or chief commaunder under the graund bassaba.
Page 243 - Christianitie : and also partly for the great desire he had that this notable voyage so well begunne, might be brought to perfection : and therefore he was contented to stay there the whole...
Page 318 - He passed the summer at his Mission, returning in the autumn to Simsbury. The next year he removed • AlUn'i Sketch, etc., p. 48. with his family to Nova Scotia, and entered on the duties of his new Parish. He issued " A Serious Address and Farewell Charge to the Members of the Church of England in Simsbury and the adjacent parts," which was printed in Hartford, in 1787.
Page 331 - ... described by a letter from Nathaniel Gardiner, a sea captain and a Loyalist of Pownalboro. He was taken prisoner in 1780, while loading his vessel (the armed schooner Golden Pippin) with iron from the wreck of Commodore Saltonstall's fleet at Penobscot. He writes, "I was thrust into Falmouth jail where I had neither bed, blanket, or anything to lay on but the oak plank floor, with the heads of spikes an inch high and so thick together that I could not lay down clear of them.
Page 234 - They chose the place of their Plantation at the mouth of Sagadahoc, in a Westerly Peninsula : there heard a Sermon, read their Patent & Laws & built a Fort. The people seemed affected with our men's devotions, & would say that King IAMES is a good King, his God a good God, and Tanto naught, so they call an evil spirit which haunts them every Moone, and makes them worship him for feare. On February the 5, the President died. " The compiler of this Memoir, although well satisfied in...
Page 155 - Capt. Smith or myself, but as he was a faithful pilot to this haven of repose, I conclude it is no more than gratitude and complaisance to give him the preference. He was clothed in a long swingling thread-bare coat, and the rest of his habit displayed the venerable signatures of antiquity, both in the form and materials. His hat carried a long peak before, exactly perpendicular to the longitude of his aquiline nose. On the right hand of this sleek commander shuffled along your very humble servant,...
Page 46 - BAILEY left Gloucester, for Boston, on the 13th December, 1759. As he walked the whole distance, he was obliged to stop one night on the road. He lodged at Norwood's tavern, in Lynn. Speaking of the company which he found there, he says: "We had among us a soldier belonging to Capt. Hazen's company of rangers, who declared that several Frenchmen were barbarously murdered by them, after quarters were given, and the villain added, I suppose to show his importance, that he ' split the head of one asunder,...
Page 67 - I seized upon. They were all of one nation, but of several parts, and several families. This accident must be acknowledged the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations.
Page 151 - ... and none have such a prevailing aversion to profane swearing, and yet they quickly become the most docile scholars in the school of vice, and make the greatest proficiency in every species of profanity. They openly ridicule their former attachment to devotion, and are very ingenious in framing new and spirited oaths, and when they have any extraordinary mischief to perform they always choose to perpetrate it on Sunday.

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