The Genealogy of the Benedicts in America, Volume 2

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J. Munsell, 1870 - 474 pages
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Page 243 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 53 - Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give...
Page xiii - For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that, The pith o sense, and pride o' wortL. Are higher ranks than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that, That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that ; For a
Page 366 - ... well-balanced mind; singularly discreet and exemplary in his everyday deportment, and in all the relations of life ; as a preacher and counselor, he held a high rank. His temper was even, and his condition was placid and easy. Temptations he was cautious, and even zealous, to put, if possible, out of his way. He once had a favorite horse, young, sound, gentle, active and graceful ; the animal was admired by his rider's parishioners. But Mr. Benedict, to the surprise of all, sold the horse. A...
Page 287 - THEE we adore, Eternal Name, And humbly own to Thee, How feeble is our mortal frame, What dying worms are we. 2...
Page 59 - He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. 32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness : but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Page 14 - ... whereof will return to themselves in a full and perfect settlement and composure of all controversyes, and the propagacon of true Religion amongst us...
Page 2 - ... father marrying for his second wife a widow, whose daughter, Mary Bridgum, came to New England in 1638 in the same vessel with Thomas, then in his twenty-first year. Soon after their arrival, they were married, and finding the society and institutions of Massachusetts Bay congenial, they resided in that colony for a time. These facts in the history of Thomas Benedict are verified by the testimony of Mary Bridgum herself, who lived to the age of one hundred years, and in her lifetime communicated...
Page 66 - I was about six years old when I first went to school. My teacher was Aunt Delight, that is, Delight Benedict, a maiden lady of fifty, short and bent, of sallow complexion and solemn aspect I remember the first day with perfect distinctness.
Page 361 - the towne in consideration of the good service that the soldiers sent out of the towne ingaged and performed by them, and out of respect and thankfulness to the sayd soldiers, doe with one consent and freely, give and grant, to so many as were in the direful swamp fight, twelve acors of land; and eight acors of land, to so many as were in the next considerable service."f But in contemplating the.

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