History of the Old Township of Dunstable: Including Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, and Merrimac, N.H. ; Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass

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C. T. Gill, 1846 - Dunstable (Mass. : Town) - 278 pages
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Part of Dunstable was transferred to New Hampshire in 1741 when the boundary line was established.
 

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Page 218 - We the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS oppose the Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American COLONIES.
Page 91 - They were secret as beasts of prey, skilful marksmen, and in part provided with firearms, fleet of foot, conversant with all the paths of the forest, patient of fatigue, and mad with a passion for rapine, vengeance, and destruction, retreating into swamps for their fastnesses, or hiding in the greenwood thickets, where the leaves muffled the eyes of the pursuer. By the rapidity of their descent, they seemed omnipresent among the scattered villages, which they ravaged like a passing storm; and for...
Page 92 - ... to meeting on Sunday, in files on horseback, the farmer holding the bridle in one hand, and a child in the other, his wife seated on a pillion behind him, it may be with a child in her lap, as was the fashion in those days, could not proceed safely ; but, at the moment when least expected, bullets would whiz amongst them, discharged with fatal aim from an ambuscade by the way-side.
Page 55 - God, profess and protest to walk as followeth, through the power and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ We avouch the Lord to be our God, and ourselves to be his people, in the truth and simplicity of our spirits.
Page 143 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Page 126 - But soon again returned, in fierce and furious mood, Shouting as in the morning, but yet not half so loud; For as we are informed, so thick and fast they fell, Scarce twenty of their number at night did get home well.
Page 56 - We bind ourselves to study the advancement of the gospel in all truth and peace, both in regard of those that are within or without; no way slighting our sister churches, but using their counsel as need shall be; not laying a stumbling block before any, no, not the Indians, whose good we desire to promote; and so to converse as we may avoid the very appearance of evil.
Page 55 - We covenant with our Lord, and one with another. We bind ourselves, in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways, according as he is pleased to reveal himself to us in his blessed word of truth...
Page 56 - ... before any, no, not the Indians, whose good we desire to promote, and so to converse, as we may avoid the very appearance of evil. We do hereby promise to carry ourselves in all lawful obedience to those that are over us in Church or Commonwealth, knowing how well-pleasing it will be to the Lord, that they should have encouragement in their places by our not grieving their spirits, through our irregularities.
Page 125 - These rebels lay in ambush, this very place hard by, So that an English soldier did one of them espy, And cried out, " Here's an Indian ! " With that they started out, As fiercely as old lions, and hideously did shout.

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