The Story of Old Falmouth

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T. Y. Crowell & Company, 1901 - Falmouth (Me.) - 127 pages
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Page 64 - We demanded if there were any French among them, and if they would give us quarter. They answered that they were Frenchmen, and that they would give us good quarter. Upon this answer, we sent out to them again, to know from whence they came, and if they would give us good quarter...
Page 22 - Each bears th' artill'ry of her charms, Like training bands at viewing arms. * Young people of different sexes used then to sit in the opposite galleries. So once, in fear of Indian beating, Our grandsires bore their guns to meeting, Each man equipped on Sunday morn, With psalm-book, shot, and powder-horn ; And looked in form, as all must grant, Like th' ancient, true church militant ; Or fierce, like modern deep divines, Who fight with quills, like porcupines.
Page 44 - Indians under your command, be fixed, and ready, and the first opportunity of wind and weather, to go on board such vessels as are provided to transport you and them to Casco, where, if it shall please God you arrive, you are to take under your care and command, the companies of Captain...
Page 69 - Village, husbandman, the second day of May in the fourth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord and Lady, William and Mary, by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King and Queen, defenders of the faith, etc., and divers other...
Page 16 - Land which was in no man's Possession or occupation and therefore the Pit. seised on it for his own inheritance by virtue of a Royal Proclamation of our late sovereign lord King James of Blessed Memory by which he freely gave unto every subject of his which should Transport himself over into this Country upon his own charge for himself and for every Person that he should soe Transport one Hundred and fifty acres of Land...
Page 70 - Martha Carrier and George Jacobs were executed at Salem, a very great number of Spectators being present. Mr. Cotton Mather was there, Mr. Sims, Hale, Noyes, Chiever, &c. All of them said they were innocent, Carrier and all. Mr. Mather says they all died by a Righteous Sentence. Mr. Burrough by his Speech, Prayer, protestation of his Innocence, did much move unthinking persons, which occasions their speaking hardly concerning his being executed.
Page 104 - First then, we declare it as our opinion that neither the parliament of Great Britain nor any other power on earth has a right to lay a tax on us but by our own consent, or the consent of those whom we may choose to represent us.
Page 64 - ... the ruin of it, for the besiegers getting into that gully lay below the danger of our guns. Here the enemy began their mine which was carried so near the walls that the English, who by fighting five days and four nights, had the greater part of their men killed and wounded, (Captain Lawrence mortally among the rest,) began a parley with them.
Page 44 - ... have the benefit of the captives, and all lawful plunder, and the reward of eight pounds per head, for every fighting Indian man slain by them, over and above their stated wages...
Page 104 - But we have weighed the subject fully and fairly ; and we ' feel constrained by the sacred obligations of patriotism and self' preservation, and the tender ties of filial affection, to join our ' brethren of the several towns on the continent, in opposing the ' operation of despotic measures. The dictates of nature, of ' reason and of conscience, admonish and urge us to the support ' of our freedom ; for upon this all our political happiness must ' depend. Our cause is just, and we trust in God,...

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