The Graves of Myles Standish and Other Pilgrims

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Herald and Tourist Steam Print. House, 1892 - Cemeteries - 35 pages
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Page 34 - This book should be returned the Library on or before the last d stamped below. A fine of five cents a day is incurred by retaining it beyond the specified time.
Page 33 - I do make this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following — 1 . My Will is that out of my whole Estate my funeral charges to be taken out and my body to be buried in a decent manner and if I die...
Page 33 - Gov'ment : my will is that my dear and loveing wife Barbara Standish shall have the third pte. 4. I have given to my son Josias Standish upon his marriage one young horse five sheep and two...
Page 14 - It is enacted by the court, that any person or persons that shall be found smoking of tobacco on the Lord's day, going to or coming from the meetings, within two miles of the meeting house, shall pay twelve pence for every such default to the colony's use.
Page 13 - In the year 1632, a number of the brethren inhabiting on the other side of the bay, at a place since' called Duxborough, growing weary of attending the worship of God...
Page 13 - Aprell 2 — the names of those which promise to remove their families to live in the towne in the winter time that they may the better repaire to the worship of God — John Alden, Capt. Standish, Jonathan Brewster, Thomas Prence.
Page 33 - Standish, may have forty pounds apiece ; if not, that they may have proportionable to the remaining part, be it more or less. 5. My will is that my eldest son, Alexander, shall have a double share in land. 6. My will is that so long as they live single that the whole be in partnerships between them.
Page ii - ... and Josiah Holmes. In the following year Mr. Wiswall received a grant of Bump's meadow. Grants of land were commonly made to the ministry, or to the individual holding at the time the office of pastor, either to be left to his disposal with a right to sell, or only to enjoy the improvement thereof. In 1694, we find the first mention of a parsonage, when a committee was appointed to give Mr. W. a. deed of " the • About this time a petition was addressed to his excellency, " in order to get in...

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