History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts: With Genealogies and Notes on Persons and Estates, Volume 1

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author with the cooperation of the town, 1892 - Oxford (Mass.) - 856 pages
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Page 23 - I removed about fifteen years ago into New England with a company of poor refugees, to whom lands were granted for their settlement, and to provide for my subsistence, I was allowed one hundred and five pieces per annum, from the funds of the corporation for the propagation of the Gospel among the savages. I performed that duty during nine years with a success approved and attested, by those who presided over the affairs of that Province. The murders which...
Page 23 - ... in God's service induce me to hope that I shall have a share in the dispensation of your justice to relieve me from my suffering so that I may be aided and encouraged to continue my service in which by duty and gratitude I shall Continue with my flock to pray God for the preservation of your person, of your illustrious lamily and the prosperity of your government ; remaining Your Excellency's most humble & most respectful Servant, DANIEL BONDET.
Page 145 - Arnold rode to the front of Learned's brigade, which had been so recently under his command, and dashed into the fight. He was cheered as he rode past, and like a whirlwind the regiments went with him upon the broken British lines. Fraser fell mortally wounded in this assault, and swiftly behind the half-crazy volunteers came Ten Broeck with a force nearly double that of the whole British line. That line was now in full retreat.
Page 149 - We are sensible of the embarrassments the people are under ; but that virtue which truly characterizes the citizens of a republican government hath hitherto marked our paths with a degree of innocence ; and we wish and trust it will still be the case. At the same time, the people are willing to lay down their arms, on the condition of a general pardon...
Page 145 - Brooks, who commanded it, near the geneial when I rode up to him ; on saluting this brave old soldier, he inquired, ' where can I put in with most advantage.' I had particularly examined the ground between the left of the Germans and the light infantry, occupied by the...
Page 147 - Immediately on return we had the satisfaction of reducing Burgoyne's army with much fatigue and was personally and brigade in the severe but victorious actions of Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, and after that army was imprisoned we took a forced March to Albany to stop the progress of the enemy that way. " All which brought on my former difficulties and by the advice of Doct.
Page 13 - The 26 of the last month there was about twenti indians so furious by drunkness that they fought like bears and fell upon one called remes who is appointed for preaching the gospel amongst them he had been so much disfigured by his wonds that there is no hope of his recovery.
Page 15 - ALLEN we wonder how they came there, but they glorify the scenery with their tropical flowers and sweeten it with their fragrance. Such a pleasing surprise is the effect of coming upon this small and transitory abidingplace of the men and women who left their beloved and beautiful land for the sake of their religion. The lines of their fort may be obliterated, 'the perfumes of the shrubbery' may no longer be perceived, but the ground they hallowed by their footsteps is sacred, and the air around...
Page 145 - Arnold; wheresoever he found troops he assumed command, and by the magnetism of his will and passion he became supreme in daring endeavor. With a part of the brigades of Patterson and Glover he assaulted the intrenchments of Earl Balcarras, but was repulsed. To the right of Balcarras the Canadians and Royalists were posted under cover of two stockade redoubts.
Page 13 - an occasion which fills my heart with sorow and my life of trouble, but my humble request will be at least before God, and before you a solemn protestation against the guilt of those incorrigible persons who dwell in our place. The rome [rum] is always sold to the Indians without order and measure, insomuch that according the complaint sent to me by master Dickestean with advice to present it to your honour. The 26 of the last month there was about twenti indians so furious by drunkness...

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