Annals of Portsmouth: comprising a period of two hundred years from the first settlement of the town ; with biographical sketches of a few of the most respectable inhabitants

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The author, 1825 - Portsmouth (N.H.) - 400 pages
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Page 395 - Lord Charles, by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c.
Page 167 - And for so doing, this shall be your warrant. And so We bid you Farewell. Given at Our Court at Kensington the Twenty Second Day of July, 1738, in the Twelfth Year of Our Reign.
Page 267 - History,' Dr. Robertson, who had before received the degree of Doctor in Divinity from the University of Edinburgh, removed to that city, being presented to the kirk of the Old Grey Friars. In 1759 he was made one of the chaplains royal, a sinecure in the Scotch Church; in 1762 he was appointed Principal of the University, and a proposition was now made, proceeding from the King through his favourite minister, Lord...
Page 16 - River and up the same to the farthest head thereof, and from thence northwestward, until sixty miles from the mouth of the harbor were finished ; also, through Merrimack river to the farthest head thereof, and so forward up into the land westward until sixty miles were finished ; and from thence to cross overland to the end of the sixty miles accounted from Pascataqua River; together with all Islands within five leagues of the coast.
Page 167 - College ; we have thought fit hereby to signify our will and pleasure to you, that you forthwith remove him from his student's place, and deprive him of all the rights and advantages thereunto belonging, for which this shall be your warrant; and so we bid you heartily farewell. Given at our Court at Whitehall, llth day of November, 1684. " By his Majesty's command, SUNDERLAND.
Page ii - HEAR this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Page 39 - I asked her what woman. She said, Goodwife Walford. I tried to persuade her it was only her weakness. She told me no, and related as above, that her back was as a flame of fire, and her lower parts were as it were numb and without feeling.
Page 289 - He was a correct printer and industrious. He was mild in his disposition, agreeable in his manners, liberal in his sentiments, and attached to the cause of his country.
Page 185 - ... his arms, and two others leaning on him, escaped unhurt. Rev. Mr. Shurtleff was graduated at Harvard, 1707, and settled in New Castle, 1712. He died May 9th, 1747, aged 58. His remains rest beneath the Old South Church, in Portsmouth. One of his successors thus testifies concerning him : " His name will long be mentioned with respect, for his uncommon meekness and patience under great trials, and for distinguished piety as well as pastoral fidelity.
Page 94 - A reverend divine, in 1690, was preaching in Portsmouth, on the depravity of the times, and said: "You have forsaken the pious habits of your forefathers, who left the ease and comfort which they possessed in their native land, and came to this howling wilderness to enjoy without molestation, the exercise of their pure principles of religion.

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