A Survey of Hancock County, Maine: By Samuel Wasson

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Sprague, Owen & Nash, printers, 1878 - Hancock County (Me.) - 91 pages
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Page 7 - Isis who went forth wandering to gather up the parts and fragments of her murdered and scattered Osiris, fondly, yet vainly hoping that she might recover and recombine all the separate parts, and once more view her husband. With equal assiduity, has the writer of this Survey been for years engaged, at intervals, in collecting the "scattered fragments" of information relating to Hancock County, and has arranged his imperfect materials in the form which they now exhibit.
Page 21 - Authority within 30 miles of this place, whereby we can be married as the Law directs, We do promise in the presence of God and the angels * * * * to cleave to each other so long as God shall continue both our lives.
Page 16 - In 1769, the settlers voted to raise money " for to hire a person for to preach the gospel to us, and for to pay his board.
Page 76 - ... retains their impress. In the quarry among the layers of sedimentary rocks, we find similar fossil shells. They are certainly the remains of ancient life, and must have existed when the rock was in process of formation. They prove the rock to have been once under water. If the shells are marine, it was the sea ; if fresh water, a lake or river ; if intermediate, an estuary. The testimony is as conclusive as if we had lived by that ancient shore, and had witnessed their growth, decay, and entombment...
Page 23 - It took from Sedgwick an eighth, and from Castine and Penobscot each a fifth of their taxable property. It was a part of ancient Pentagoet.
Page 10 - Court for their acceptance plans of the survey, by the 31st of the ensuing July ;f to settle each township with sixty protestant families within six years, after obtaining the king's approbation, and build as many dwellinghouses, at least 18 feet square ; also to fit for tillage, 300 acres of land, erect a meeting-house, and settle a minister. There were reserved in each township one lot for parsonage purposes — another for the * Some of the others' names were Enoch Bartlett, James McHurd, James...
Page 63 - ... A search for the local cause should be neither in the humid airs swept over us by summer drafts, nor in the vapor-condensing winds from the Bay of Fundy, but in the variously contaminated air of our non-ventilated dwellings. The wonder is, not that so many, but that so few die of consumption, when so little regard is had to the purity of the air we breathe. When the dwelling houses are so arranged that there is no deficiency of pure, well oxygenated air, day and night, the decrease in consumption's...
Page 57 - The annual damage done by insects, •within the limits of the United States, is estimated at $300,000,000.
Page 51 - ... a questionable source of profit, probably a nuisance. It is under such treatment, that the question " does is pay to keep fowls " is generally answered in the negative, and for the reason, that those who keep them in this way are entirely unacquainted with the proper care and management of them and only look upon them as a necessary evil to be endured, because the "women folks want them.
Page 21 - ... settlement was commenced in 1764, where the village now is, by Colonel Jonathan Buck, an emigrant from the same town, and his associates, who removed thither with their families, and built a saw-mill and two dwellinghouses the same year. In 1775, the men of this plantation and that of No. 2, [Orland,] formed themselves into a military company ; and also chose a Committee of inspection and safety. The ill-treatment, which the inhabitants received from the British, after they occupied 'Biguyduce,...

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