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Essex Institute Press, 1917 - Essex County (Mass.)

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Page 97 - I might have written more, if it had seemed worth while ; but I was content to earn only so much gold as might suffice for our immediate wants, having prospect of official station and emolument which would do away with the necessity of writing for bread.
Page 301 - Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens : and he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant ; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
Page 332 - THIS article comprises a section of country about two and a half miles in length and one and a half miles in breadth ; and extends from about Centre street northerly to Indian bridge in Middleton and from about Maple street westerly to Ipswich river. That part of the territory shown on the map as northerly of the dashes was, before 1728, a part of the town of Topsfield, and since that time a part of Middleton.
Page 168 - ... rose to the rank of colonel in the militia. He studied law, and commenced the practice of his profession in his native town. In 1787, he received the honorary degree of master of arts from Yale College. Colonel Kirby was chosen a representative in the legislature at fourteen sessions, and in 1801, he was appointed by President Jefferson, to the office of supervisor of the national revenue for the state of Connecticut. About the same time he was tho democratic candidate for governor. Upon the...
Page 161 - We were led into these delusive hopes by the very honorable treatment shown us by General Gates ; by that we received from you, Mr. President [Gen.
Page 124 - My Surveyorship is lost ; and I have no expectation, nor any desire, of regaining it. My purpose is simply to make such a defence to the Senate as will insure the rejection of my successor, and thus satisfy the public that I was removed on false or insufficient grounds.
Page 19 - Portland express was simply attending closely to his business, for, had the red light been at the masthead, his train must at once have been stopped. Unfortunately, however, while peering through the mist at the masthead he overlooked what was directly before him, until, when at last he brought his eyes down to the level, to use his own words at the subsequent inquest, " the tail lights of the accommodation train seemed to spring right up in his face.
Page 16 - PM — a Saugus branch train for Lynn at 6.30, a second Saugus branch train at 7, the Beverly accommodation at 7.15, and finally the express for Bangor at 8 o'clock.
Page 158 - ... general Lee lodged in a small house near which general Washington occasionally passed when observing the dispositions of the enemy : one day, accompanied by some of his officers, he called on general Lee and dined with him ; but no sooner were they gone than Lee, addressing his aid-du-camp, said, " You must look me out another place ; for I shall have Washington and all his puppies continually calling upon me, and they will eat me up.

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