Records Relating to the Early History of Boston ...

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Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1885 - Boston (Mass.)

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Page 267 - Present — The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Report from a Committee of the Lords of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, in the words following: viz.
Page 15 - His alms flow'd like a fruitful river, that diffuses its streams through a whole country. He fed the hungry, and he cloth'd the naked, he comforted the fatherless, and the widows in their affliction, and his bounties visited the prisoner. So that Almighty God in giving riches to this man, seems to have scattered blessings all abroad among the people.
Page 15 - But he is gone! the town's benefactor, the comforter of the distressed, and the poor man's friend. He is gone! And all his plans of future bounties with him, they are buried in the grave together. He shall be raised to life again ! and his intended charities, though they are lost to us, will not be lost to him. Designs of Goodness and mercy, prevented as these were, will meet with the reward of actions.
Page 251 - At a Meeting of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, duly qualified and legally warned...
Page 286 - General and Governor in Chief in and over his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and Vice Admiral of the same.
Page 165 - ... foreign seamen, servants, negroes, and other persons of mean and vile condition ; that this town have the utmost abhorrence of such illegal criminal proceedings, and will to their utmost discountenance and suppress the same, and will at the same time encourage by all ways and means whatsoever any of their inhabitants in making a regular orderly application to the proper...
Page 15 - Life been spar'd. It is an unspeakable Loss to the Town, that he was taken away in the midst of his days, and in so sudden a Manner, as to prevent his making Provision for what his generous Heart might design. For I am well assur'd, from those who were acquainted with his Purposes, that he had many more Blessings in Store for us, had Heaven prolong'd his Days.
Page 231 - Year to more than y$ part of the whole Sum drawn for by the Selectmen; but altho this Charge is very Considerable, & the number of Schools is greater than the Law requires, Yet as the Education of Children is of the greatest Importance to the Community; the Committee cannot be of Opinion that any Saving can be made to Advantage on that head; except the Town should think it expedient to come into Methods to oblige such of the Inhabitants who send their Children to the Publick Schools and are able...
Page 245 - I am extremely sensible of the Honour done me by the Metropolis of America, and had I known six months ago. how well the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of this great Town were affected towards me. I would have applied to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, to be continued on this Station: But as 'tis now too late, I can only say: that whenever the American Stations are to be relieved, I shall think myself happy if I can return to a Country which has already given me such Marks of Esteem...
Page 268 - Jacob Parker, be a Committee to View the place where it is propos'd said Pillars shall be Erected, and whether said Pillars will incommode or Obstruct a convenient Entrance into any of the Tombs near there, and make Report at the Adjournment of this Meeting." The Committee reported on May 28, "that they had Attended that Service, and find that the three Pillars Petitioned for may be so placed as not to Incommode any Person, and that the Proprietors of the Tombs, and the Relatives of those buryed...

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