The Crooked & Narrow Streets of the Town of Boston 1630-1822

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Marshall Jones Company, 1920 - Boston (Mass.) - 282 pages
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Page 2 - on the north side with Charles River, the marshes on the back side being not half a quarter of a mile over, so that a little fencing will secure their cattle from the wolves. Their greatest wants be wood and meadow ground, which never were in that place, being constrained to fetch their
Page 109 - went over the house to view the furniture which alone cost a thousand pounds sterling. The Turkey carpets, the painted hangings, the marble tables, the rich beds with crimson damask curtains and counterpanes, the beautiful chimney clock, the spacious garden, are the most magnificent of anything I have ever seen.
Page 1 - Point, he came and acquainted the Governor of an excellent spring there, withal inviting him and soliciting him thither. Whereupon after the death of Mr. Johnson and divers others, the Governor with Mr. Wilson and the greatest part of the church removed thither. Whither
Page 120 - claim to it for near a year. He kept it in his yard with a sow of his own. Afterwards one Sherman's wife having lost such a sow laid claim to it, but came not to see it till Captain Keayne had killed his own sow. After being shown the stray sow
Page 15 - woman of the church of Boston, dwelling some time in London, brought with her a parcel of very fine linen of great value, which she set her heart too much upon, and had been at charge to have it all newly washed and
Page 134 - In the first place a minister read a prayer in the pulpit of full two hours in length: after which an old minister delivered a sermon an hour long, and after that a prayer was made and some verses sung out of
Page 53 - for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories. We held our meetings at the Green Dragon Tavern.
Page 156 - the House of Commons heard Pitt for the last time and Burke for the first time, and was in doubt to which of them the palm of eloquence should be assigned.
Page 15 - folded and pressed, and so left it in press in her parlor overnight. She had a negro maid who went into the room very late and let fall some snuff of the candle upon the linen, so
Page 1 - at a place by the Indians called Shawmut, where he only had a cottage at or not far off the place called Blackstone Point, he came and acquainted the Governor of an excellent spring there, withal inviting

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