In Olde Connecticut: Being a Record of Quaint, Curious and Romantic Happenings There in Colonial Times and Later

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Grafton Press, 1906 - Connecticut - 244 pages

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Page 184 - Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death In the high places of the field.
Page 182 - Not only the ministers of religion must give themselves wholly to this work; but all who prize civil and religious freedom — all who exult in these blessings must come forth to the help of the Lord against the mighty. And when, to all who are now cheered by the light of revelation, the deliverance of a world in bondage shall become the...
Page 146 - Whether it be fire or air distressed in the subterranean caverns of the earth cannot be known; for there is no eruption, no explosion perceptible, but by sounds and tremors which sometimes are very fearful and dreadful. I have myself heard eight or ten sounds successively, and imitating small arms, in the space of five minutes.
Page 147 - The shock they give to a dwelling house, is the same as the falling of logs on the floor. The smaller shocks produced no emotions of terror or fear in the minds of the inhabitants. They are spoken of as usual occurrences, and are called Moodus noises.
Page 182 - Appeal to the Virtue and public Spirit of the good People of this Colony. Affairs are hastening fast to a Crisis, and the approaching Campaign will in all Probability determine forever the fate of America.
Page 146 - Now whether there be anything diabolical in these things, I know not ; but this I know, that God Almighty is to be seen and trembled at in what has been often heard among us. Whether it be fire or air distressed in the subterraneous caverns of the earth, cannot be known, — for there is no eruption, no explosion perceptible, — but by sounds and tremors, which sometimes are very fearful and dreadful.
Page 45 - Dressed and equipped like a man-of-war pressgang, he left the Kills with one boat after dark, and arrived at Whitehall about nine o'clock. Here he left his boat in charge of three men, and then passed to the residence of Lippincott, where he inquired for him, and found he was absent and gone to a cockpit.
Page 171 - ... to the health of the prisoners. Into these cells the prisoners are dismissed at four o'clock in the afternoon, every day without exception, and at all seasons of the year. They descend in .their fetters and handcuffs, and at four o'clock in the morning they ascend the iron ladder, climbing it as well as they can by the aid of their fettered limbs.
Page 145 - Pawaws, or, in short, that it was a place where the Indians drove a prodigious trade at worshipping the devil. Also I was informed, that, many years past, an old Indian was asked, What was the reason of the noises in this place? To which he replied, that the Indian's God was very angry because Englishmen's God was come here.
Page 148 - May, 1791, about 10 o'clock, PM It was perceived as far distant as Boston and New York. A few minutes after there was another shock, which was perceptible at the distance of seventy miles. Here, at that time, the concussion of the earth, and the roaring of the atmosphere, were most tremendous. Consternation and dread filled every house. Many chimnies[s/c] were untopped and walls thrown down.

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