Descendants of George Little: Who Came to Newbury, Massachusetts, in 1640

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Printed at the University Press by C. J. Little, 1877 - 82 pages

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Page 22 - ... of which he was a member shared in his large and generous liberality. For several years he was called to fill some of the most dignified and responsible offices in the Commonwealth. He was a representative from his native town, Speaker of the House of Representatives, a member of the Senate and also a Senator of the United States in the First Congress after the adoption of the Federal Constitution. After the seat of Government was removed to "Washington, Mr. Dalton for a time took up his residence...
Page 29 - ... and borrows a few dollars to commence anew the struggle for position and fortune. Men who sow to the wind must reap the whirlwind. Thrice Mr. LITTLE was carried down, but he never was dishonored. He recovered himself, paid up his contracts to the lull, so that it was a common say ing among monied men that "JACOB LITTLE'S suspended paper was better than the checks of most merchants.
Page 18 - The exact date of his death is not known, but it was between 15 March, 1693 and 27 Nov. 1694.
Page 47 - Fields ; a humble dwelling, suited to his reduced circumstances, where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life. The poet, now experiencing the premature advances of age, with his name held up to public scorn, his hopes blighted, and his means of support withdrawn, had yet added to all these the bitterness of ungrateful children. His two elder daughters seem to have been destitute alike of affection and pity; and...
Page 12 - Dear & loving brother littell, in gospell bonds my harty love remembered unto you and your wife though unto me unknown, & hoping you are in helth as I being att this wrighting hereof. blessed be the Lord, hartily giving you thanks for your kind entertainment when I was last att your house. This is farther to let you understand I have married to one Margery Colman, a widdow on the island Nantucket where I now am. I believe God hath profided for me & given me a meet help, a very loving wife, one in...
Page 29 - WAITS blew up his mother's silver tea-kettle, on the table, in his attempts to make a miniature steam-engine, and an old syringe •was his first steam-boiler. No man can doubt that Mr. LITTLE made the right selection when he commenced his business as a financier. His success was due no less to his integrity than to his talent. He did not adopt the motto that " all is fair in trade," or that he was as " honest as the times will allow.
Page 82 - He cover1'1 their retreat and got off without much loss. He narrowly escaped with his life, as two men were kill'd one on each side of him and he came to the camp all bespattered with blood.
Page 44 - Every year, until he was nearly eighty, it was his custom to visit his lands in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, driving over the rough roads alone, even after he had lost one hand by a premature explosion while overseeing the blasting of a passage through some rapids on the Androscoggin.
Page 28 - 76, sprinkled with the blood of the wounded and dying in that terrible struggle, is preserved in the family to this day. JACOB LITTLE was born in the year 1797. His father, JACOB LITTLE, was a man of large wealth and distinction. But disaster, that comes sooner or later to nearly every mercantile house, swept away his property, and the Ľar of 1812 nearly completed hi.
Page 29 - He recovered himself, and paid up his contracts in full ; on his first suspension, though legally free from liability, he disbursed nearly...

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