A History of Three of the Judges of King Charles I. Major-General Whalley, Major-General Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell: Who, at the Restoration, 1660, Fled to America; and Were Secreted and Concealed, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, for Near Thirty Years

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Elisha Babcock., 1794 - Regicides - 357 pages
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This book is amazing! The geography has not changed much since 1661.....right?
The local land trust owns much of the fabled areas described in this book. Great hike in the woods.
The Lodge,Milford Meadows, and Hatchet Harbor are amazing! Its like walking through history. I read some of the book to my kids and they were reliving the story while walking.
I have found the Hatchet Harbor Spring "fpring" and it looks exactly like the book says. Truly Amazing!
 

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From the writing family history my aunt provided to me, I found that I am the 111th descendant of Dixwell Lathrop I, being in the 7th generation now.
This was one of the most informative writings I
have come across now in relation to Dixwell Lathrop I and i am very appreciative for the sharing this information with all. 

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Page 225 - ... Tarquinian conspiracy to death. This was an exorbitant power. The consuls already invested with the military command extended the exercise of it even to civil affairs ; and their procedures, being stripped of all forms of justice, were rather exertions of violence than legal judgments. This gave rise to the Valerian law, by which it was made lawful to appeal to the people from every decision of the consuls that endangered the life of a citizen.
Page 29 - The town of Hadley was alarmed by the Indians, in 1675, in the time of public worship, and the people were in the utmost confusion : suddenly, a grave,, elderly person appeared in the midst of them : in his mien and dress he differed from the rest of the people ; he not only encouraged them to defend themselves, but put himself at their head, rallied, instructed, and led. them...
Page 77 - ... mile from this cave, supplied them daily with food, sometimes carrying it himself, and at other times sending it by his boys, tied up in a cloth, with directions to leave it on a certain stump, from which the judges would take it. "The incident which caused them to leave the cave was this : the mountain being a haunt for wild animals, one night as the judges lay in bed, a panther or catamount, putting his head into the aperture of the cave, blazed his eyeballs in such a frightful manner as greatly...
Page 107 - ... vengeance, presided in the illustrious band of heroes and patriots who fairly and openly adjudged Charles Stuart, tyrant of England, to a public and exemplary death, thereby presenting to the amazed world, and transmitting down through applauding ages, the most glorious example of unshaken virtue, love of freedom, and impartial justice, ever exhibited on the blood-stained theatre of human action.
Page 119 - ... yet that ancient fervant of Chrift could not well fubfift without it, and I do believe, as you are pleafed to fay very well, that I do enjoy the more health for his fake. I have fometimes wondered much at this difpenfation of the Lord towards him, and have fome expectations of more than ordinary...
Page 118 - ... Whalley between 1674 and 1676, which is the first vital difference between the narratives published up to this time and the theory of the present essayist. Let us examine, then, their authorities for this assertion. A letter of Goffe's to his wife, in England, dated 1674, in which he says of Whalley, "your old friend, Mr. R., is yet living, but continues in that weak condition of which I formerly have given you account, and have not now much to add.
Page 114 - Hoare, a minister, is expected. Remember me to mine and thine, with my love to all with you. I cannot forget you before the Father of Spirits night and day. The good will of Him that dwelt in the bush be with you, cause his face to shine upon you all, and give you peace. So prayeth still. Yours unfeignedly to love...
Page 22 - May 4, until the year 1667; which, together with several other papers belonging to him, I have in my possession ; almost the whole is in characters, or short-band, not difficult to decypher.
Page 136 - Warwick, gent, in perfect health and memory, (God be praifed!) do make and ordain this my laft will and teftament in manner and form following...
Page 122 - know" thou the God of thy father, and ferve him " with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind...

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