History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630 - 1877: With a Genealogical Register

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H. O. Houghton, 1877 - Cambridge (Mass.) - 731 pages
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This edition does have the Genealogy section!Thanks! the other edition is missing the Genealogy section.

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Page 365 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.
Page 365 - Library: after him another gave 300. 1. others after them cast in more, and the publique hand of the State added the rest: the Colledge was, by common consent, appointed to be at Cambridge, (a place very pleasant and accommodate) and is called (according to the name of the first founder) Harvard Colledge.
Page 28 - But the main business, which spent the most time, and caused the adjourning of the court, was about the removal of Newtown. They had leave, the last general court, to look out some place for enlargement or removal, with promise of having it confirmed to them, if it were not prejudicial to any other plantation; and now they moved, that they might have leave to remove to Connecticut.
Page 365 - Englands || first Fruits ; || in Respect, || First of the Conversion of some, || Conviction of divers, || Preparation of sundry of the Indians.
Page 6 - ... at Plymouth, we began again in December to consult about a fit place to build a town upon ; leaving all thoughts of a fort, because upon any invasion, we were necessarily to lose our houses, when we should retire thereinto : So after divers meetings at Boston, Roxbury and Watertown, on the twenty-eighth of December, we grew to this resolution, to bind all the Assistants (Mr.
Page 383 - pretend right of inheritance to all or any part of the lands granted in our patent, we pray you endeavor to purchase their tytle, that we may avoid the least scruple of intrusion.
Page 28 - Upon this grew a great difference between the governor and assistants and the deputies. They would not yield the assistants a negative voice, and the others, (considering how dangerous it might be to the commonwealth, if they should not keep that strength to balance the greater number of the deputies,) thought it safe to stand upon it.
Page 44 - a printing house was begun at Cambridge, by one Daye, at the charge of Mr. Glover, who died on sea hitherward. The first thing which was printed was the Freeman's Oath ; the next was an Almanack made for New England by Mr. William Pierce, mariner ; the next was the Psalms newly turned into...
Page 383 - ... long, stuck in the ground as thick as they could be set one by another, and with these they enclosed a ring some forty or fifty foot over.
Page 34 - The reasons which swayed me to come to New England were many, (1) I saw no call to any other place in old England nor way of subsistence in peace and comfort to me and my family. (2...

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