Porter, as a Portion of Maine: Its Settlement, Etc

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Hoyt, Fogg & Donham, 1879 - Marriage records - 96 pages
 

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Page 43 - And at such meetings every male inhabitant of twenty-one years of age and upwards, having a freehold estate within the Commonwealth, of the annual income of three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds...
Page 8 - Grammar-School forever; one for the use of the Ministry; one for the first settled Minister, and one for the benefit of public education in general, as the General Court shall hereafter direct.
Page 65 - Counties, captured large herds intended for the rebel army, and destroyed all their barracks, stables, and stores. At Yorktown, from August to the end of December, you have restored the works at that place and Gloucester Point, and they are by your labor rendered strong and defensible. Thus is yours the honor of having been the first to pass, and the last to leave, the Chickahominy, and while you led the advance from this memorable place to near Richmond, you were the last in the retreating column...
Page 36 - Dark Day, The. May 19, 1780; — so called on account of a remarkable darkness on that day extending over all New England. In some places, persons could not see to read common print in the open air for several hours together. Birds sang their evening song, disappeared, and became silent; fowls went to roost; cattle sought the barn-yard ; and candles were lighted in the houses. The obscuration began about ten o'clock in the morning, and continued till the middle of the next night, but with differences...
Page 7 - ... (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged,) have given, granted, bargained, sold, and conveyed, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, and convey, unto the said...
Page 36 - A sheet of white paper held within a few inches of the eyes, was equally invisible with the blackest velvet.
Page 7 - Know all men by these presents, that we, whose names are undersigned, and seals affixed, appointed...
Page 34 - ... the very imperfect sanitary conditions of the peasantry in the remoter parts of Europe. But that filth, poverty, and promiscuous congregation of people are potent factors in the dissemination of the disease, is very apparent from the fact that the disease disappears with the advance of civilization. It may not be out of place in this connection to mention that it was common in former times to distribute the clothes of deceased Lepers to the poor; that the houses usually were built with windows...
Page 48 - The to, tal population whence these were drawn, including the available portion of the Southern Blacks, can not be computed higher than 25,000,000: so, more than one-tenth of the entire male population of the United States who were not Rebels must have actively participated in the suppression of the Rebellion.
Page 8 - That there be reserved in each township four lots of three hundred and twenty acres each, for public uses, viz., one for the first settled minister; one for the use of the ministry; one for the use of schools; and one for the future appropriation of the General Court; the said lots to average in goodness and situation with the lands in such township, and to be designated in such way and manner as the said Committee shall judge proper.

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