The History of Milford, Volume 1

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Rumford Press, 1901 - Milford (N.H.) - 1023 pages
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This book is written about Milford, NH. not Milford, CT. I lived in Stratford, CT and the next town over from Milford, CT.

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This book is a treasure trove for anyone searching for their family genealogy in Milford, Connecticut.

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Page 55 - We, the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the United American Colonies.
Page 521 - I am in earnest. I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch. AND I WILL BE HEARD.
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Page 55 - In consequence of the above Resolution of the Hon. Continental Congress, and to show our Determination in joining our American Brethren in defending the Lives, Liberties and Properties of the inhabitants of the United Colonies...
Page 21 - ... any town or towns have the number of one hundred families or householders, there shall also be a grammar school set up in every such town, and some discreet person of good conversation, well instructed in the tongues, procured to keep such school, every such schoolmaster to be suitably encouraged and paid by the inhabitants.
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