History of Amesbury: Including the First Seventeen Years of Salisbury, to the Separation in 1654; and Merrimac, from Its Incorporation in 1876

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Press of F. P. Stiles, 1880 - Amesbury (Mass.) - 451 pages
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Where ever did you get that cover picture which doesn't look anything like photos I've seen of Joseph Merrill? Was that on the original book?

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Page 273 - ... be allowed to serve in the office of president more than one year in any term of three years, to ascertain the necessary sums of money to be raised for the service of the United States and to appropriate and apply the same for defraying the public expenses...
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