A History of Old Braintree and Quincy: With a Sketch of Randolph and Holbrook

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Green & Prescott, 1879 - Braintree (Mass.) - 660 pages
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Genealogical resource for the area. Biographical information on many of the earliest and more prominent inhabitants. Includes cemetery inscriptions with names and dates from several of the oldest cemeteries in the town. Also has an extensive name index.

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Page 265 - By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he, being dead, yet speaketh.
Page 196 - The serpent is the devil; the synod, the representative of the churches of Christ in New England. The devil had formerly and lately attempted their disturbance and dissolution ; but their faith in the seed of the woman overcame him and crushed his head.
Page 221 - Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified.
Page 310 - Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those that order the prudentials of the town shall appoint ; provided that those who send their children be not oppressed by paying much more than they can have them taught...
Page 310 - It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded by false glosses of saintseeming deceivers, — that learning may not be buried in the grave of our fathers in the church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors...
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Page 310 - It is therefore ordered by this court and authority thereof ; that every township within this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those that...
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