History of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1630-1877: With a Genealogical Register, Volume 1

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H. O. Houghton, 1877 - Cambridge (Mass.) - 731 pages

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See other editions, Vol 1 & 2 for the complete book with genealogies & indexes.

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Hmmm. It seems pages 343 through 731 are missing. I guess the genealogies were not of importance. Actually, I was hoping they were present since a couple of lines I am working should be in there. I was very disappointed.

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Page 141 - ... to state the rights of the colonists, and of this province in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects ; to communicate and publish the same to the several towns in this province and to the world, as the sense of this town, with the infringements and violations thereof that have been, or from time to time may be, made ; also requesting of each town a free communication of their sentiments on this subject.
Page 134 - That all acts made by any power whatever, other than the General Assembly of this Province, imposing taxes on the inhabitants, are infringements of our inherent and unalienable rights as men and British subjects, and render void the most valuable declarations of our charter.
Page 28 - But the main business, which spent the most time, and caused the adjourning of the court, was about the removal of Newtown. They had leave, the last general court, to look out some place for enlargement or removal, with promise of having it confirmed to them, if it were not prejudicial to any other plantation; and now they moved, that they might have leave to remove to Connecticut.
Page 28 - Upon this grew a great difference between the governor and assistants and the deputies. They would not yield the assistants a negative voice, and the others, (considering how dangerous it might be to the commonwealth, if they should not keep that strength to balance the greater number of the deputies,) thought it safe to stand upon it.
Page 166 - Seven families, who were connected with each other, partly by the ties of relationship, and partly by affection, had here farms, gardens, and magnificent houses, and not far off plantations of fruit. The owners of these were in the habit of daily meeting each other in the afternoons, now at the house of one, and now at another, and making themselves merry with music and the dance, living in prosperity, united and happy, until, alas ! this ruinous war severed them, and left all their houses desolate,...
Page 189 - Spain existing at the date of these laws are still unrepealed as far as we know. In Spain, indeed, a contest for the government appears to have arisen; but of its course or prospects we have no information on which prudence would undertake a hasty change in our policy even were the authority of the Executive competent to such a decision.
Page 107 - NATHANIEL. An Account | of the | Late Revolution | in New England. | Together with the | Declaration | of the | Gentlemen, Merchants, and Inhabitants of Boston, | and the Country adjacent.
Page 108 - We do therefore seize upon the persons of those few ill men which have been (next to our sins) the grand authors of our miseries ; resolving to secure them for what justice orders from his Highness, with the English Parliament, shall direct, lest, ere we are aware, we find (what we may fear, being on all sides in danger) ourselves to be by them given away to a foreign power, before such orders can reach unto us ; for which orders we now humbly wait.
Page 160 - Colony ; that, in order to conform as near as may be to the spirit and substance of the charter, it be recommended to the Provincial Convention to write letters to the inhabitants of the several places, which are...
Page 71 - ... concerning liberty to use the Common Prayer Book, none as yet among us have appeared to desire it; touching administration of the sacraments, this matter hath been under consideration of a synod, orderly called, the result whereof our last general court commended to the several congregations, and we hope will have a tendency to general satisfaction.

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