Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Bartlett Family in England and America

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G. M. Merrill & Crocker, printer, 1876 - 114 pages

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Page 50 - I think it proper before your adjournment to signify to you, and through you to my fellow citizens at large that I now find myself so far advanced in life, that it will be. expedient for me at the close of the session to retire from the cares and fatigues of...
Page 47 - B. having his principles well grounded upon truth, justice and philanthropy, and having no traits of sycophancy or selfish ambition in his character, was surprised at the mercenary views and actions of the Royal Governor, and more especially so to find a majority of the legislature subservient to his will. This rendered his seat rather unpleasant. Being himself a stern republican, devoted to the good of his country and people, he was obliged to act in many cases in opposition to royal policy, and...
Page 48 - Wentworth, notifying him that his name was erased from the Commission, of the Peace for the county of Rockingham ; also another of the same date from the Deputy Secretary, notifying him that the Governor with advice of counsel had dismissed him from his command in the militia.
Page 22 - In 1787, he was a member of the State Convention, which adopted the Constitution of the United States. In...
Page 48 - They finally found they could carry a majority on the first of July. It was, however, discussed every day until the fourth, to obtain as unanimous a vote as possible ; when on that day they • thought proper to take the vote, beginning with the northernmost state, or New-Hampshire. Col. Bartlett's name was first, called, who answered in the affirmative. The • other states were then called in rotation until they came to Georgia. The President of Congress, John Hancock, first signed the declaration,...
Page 47 - B. began his career ot public usefulness, Accurately discriminating between error and truth. He soon became popular as a physician, and secured a large share of practice both lucrative and honorable to himself, and highly useful to the people. Dr. B. first discovered that the Peruvian bark was so highly useful in curing the canker, or...
Page 34 - During the month passed iby the battalion at the fort, his rapid progress in learning, and his promptness and fidelity in practising the duties of a soldier, his carriage under arms, and the manly character he displayed, attracted the attention of the officers. A few weeks after the battalion had returned from the fort, Massachusetts was answering the call of the General Government for volunteers, and the command of a regiment was offered to Colonel Wm.
Page 76 - ... countrymen, he stood up in the pit and cried out, " Hurrah ! Great Britain beaten by barbers, tailors, and tinkers ! " with prodigious effect. It was taken in good part, and got him the acquaintance of many of the " bloods
Page 90 - Taylor commissioner to fix the boundary line between the United States and Mexico under the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. He remained in this service till Jan.
Page 5 - Not to know what took place before one was born," says Cicero, "is to remain forever a child," caring nothing for the memories of the past, and hoping nothing for the destiny of the future.

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