The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut, Volume 1

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Joseph Anderson
Price and Lee Company, 1896 - Waterbury (Conn.)

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Page 587 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so at...
Page 399 - An Act for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America, etc...
Page 586 - Forasmuch as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any commonwealth, and, whereas many parents and masters are too indulgent and negligent of their duty in that kind; it is therefore ordered by this court and authority thereof, that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families as...
Page 477 - And being now to conclude these his last public orders, to take his ultimate leave in a short time of the military character, and to bid a final adieu to the armies he has so long had the honor to command, he can only again offer in their behalf his recommendations to their grateful country, and his prayers to the God of armies.
Page 586 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general...
Page 423 - ... riot and want of order in the army, that he disapproves the manner, and directs that in future these things shall be avoided by the soldiery, and left to be executed by the proper authority.
Page 407 - ... cause the truth of the case to be published in the Gazette, to the end that all such foes to the rights of British America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as the enemies of American liberty ; and thenceforth we respectively will break off" all dealings with him or her.
Page 604 - Your fathers, where are they ? and the prophets, do they live forever ? " Years afterward, one who knew him exclaimed > on a great public occasion ; — " Blessed Wilson ! thy body, thy dust, remaineth still in Boston. But where is thy spirit? where is thy zeal ? " His movable property, at his death, was valued at 419. 14s. 6d. It was distributed by his will chiefly...
Page 477 - ... recommendations to their grateful country, and his prayers to the God of armies. May ample justice be done them here, and may the choicest of Heaven's favors, both here and hereafter, attend those who, under the Divine auspices, have secured innumerable blessings for others. With these wishes, and this benediction, the commander-in-chief is about to retire from service. The curtain of separation will soon be drawn, and the military scene to him will be closed for ever.
Page 483 - The loss of life from accidents, in proportion to the number of travellers, was much greater than it has ever been on the railway. Broad rivers like the Connecticut and Housatonic had no bridges. To drive across them in winter, when they were solidly frozen over, was easy; and in pleasant summer weather to cross in a row-boat was not a dangerous undertaking. But squalls at some seasons and floating ice at others were things to be feared. More than one instance is recorded where boats were crushed...

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