History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut: From the First Indian Deed in 1659 ... Including the Present Towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a Part of Oxford and Middlebury, Volume 3

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Bronson Brothers, 1879 - Bethlehem (Conn.)
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Have tried to download this several times. The PDF that is being downloaded is corrupt. Didn't used to be. Downloaded it May 2009 and it was fine then.

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This has been an excellent reference book on many of my ancestors who lived in the Woodbury area. Definite 5 star for me. Thank you. Barbara A. Pierce Cypher

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Page 5 - Greeks of the present day to talk of " the victory which we gained over the barbarians at Marathon ; " — the mystic tissue of race, woven far back in the dark chambers of the past, and which, after the vicissitudes and migrations of centuries, wraps up great nations in its broad mantle, — those significant expressions which carry volumes of meaning in a word, — Forefather, Parent, Child, Posterity, Native Land ; — these all teach us not blindly to worship, but duly to honor the past ; to...
Page 7 - Previously to September 1752, the Civil or Legal year in this country commenced on the day of the Annunciation, the 25th of March, whilst the Historical year began, as at present, on the day of the Circumcision, the 1st of January ; thus a confusion was created. in describing the year between the 1st of January and the 25th of March, for Civilians called each day within that period, one year earlier than Historians. For example, the former wrote, January 7th, 1658...
Page 8 - This is illustrated by the instance put by our American annalist, Dr. Holmes, in the note last cited from him ; " it was customary" (says he) " to give a double date from the 1st of January to the 25th of March. Thus, February 8th, 1721, was written February 8th, 17 ." This demonstrates, that in the remaining part of the year there was no difference between the English and the rest of Europe, as to the date of the year. It is true that the ten days thrown out by pope Gregory, in his reformation...
Page 5 - ... lies deep within our nature. In the beautiful words of one of the most eminent of living orators* : " The sacred tie of family, which, reaching backward and forward, binds the generations of men together, and draws out the plaintive music of our being from the solemn alternation of cradle and grave — the black and white keys of life's harpsichord ; the magical power of language, which puts spirit in communion with spirit, in distant periods and climes ; the grand sympathies of country, which...
Page 689 - List of magistrates. generally called Assistants, who constituted the Upper House of the Assembly ; and in early times were the Supreme Court of the State. They were the leading men of their times.
Page 5 - ... which carry volumes of meaning in a word, — Forefather, Parent, Child, Posterity, Native Land ; — these all teach us not blindly to worship, but duly to honor the past ; to study the lessons of experience ; to scan the high counsels of man in his great associations, as those counsels have been developed in constitutions, in laws, in maxims, in traditions, in great undoubted principles of right and wrong, which have been sanctioned by the general consent of those who have gone before us ;...
Page 7 - Europe, which had introduced a similar alteration previously, in order to correct the error arising from the precession of the equinoxes, — and that the year should commence with the 1st of January, instead of the 25th of March. Before that time, to preserve a correspondence...
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