Catalogue of the Collection of Relics in Memorial Hall, Deerfield, Mass., U. S. A.

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The Association, 1908 - Deerfield (Mass.) - 152 pages
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Page 6 - The President, or, in his absence, one of the Vice Presidents, shall preside at all general sessions of the Association and at all meetings of the Standing Committee.
Page 56 - FEB. 29TH, 1703—4, When, before the break of day, 340 French and Indians, under the Sieur Hertel de Rouville, swarming in over the palisades on the drifted snow, surprised and sacked the sleeping town, and killed or captured the greater part of its inhabitants. On Tablets at either hand, recorded in love and reverence by their kindred are the names and ages of those who lost their lives in the assault, or were slain in the Meadows in the heroic attempt to rescue the captives, or who died on the...
Page 6 - The objects of this association shall be the collecting and preserving such memorials, books, papers, and curiosities as may tend to illustrate and perpetuate the history of the early settlers of this region and of the race which vanished before them, and the erection of a memorial hall in which such collections can be securely deposited.
Page 6 - the purpose of collecting and preserving such memorials, books, records, papers, and curiosities as may tend to illustrate and perpetuate the history of the aborigines and of the early settlers of that region.
Page 8 - This Constitution may be altered or amended by the Association at any annual meeting, upon a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting, notice of said proposed change having been given in the call of said meeting. APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. The object of this Association is sufficiently explained in its Constitution. And it is an object of more than local importance.
Page 108 - Union forever," " The Federal Union, it must and shall be preserved." One is particularly militaristic: obverse, THE FLAG OF OUR UNION ; reverse, IF ANYBODY ATTEMPTS TO TEAR IT DOWN, SHOOT HIM ON THE SPOT. Even in that day there were pacifists, for we find on one coin, HORRORS OF WAR, BLESSINGS OF PEACE, 1863. An echo of the graft and scandal connected with government war supply contracts is found in the legend on some coins,
Page 3 - No fixed .system of carefully graded classification is practicable, nor is it desirable. Many articles may seem trivial in themselves, but as a part of the whole broad scheme of the projectors, the must humble belong here as much as the most valuable.
Page 73 - Declaration of Independence. Facsimile of the original document in the handwriting of Thomas Jefferson Nathaniel Hitchcock.
Page 61 - ... Before Philip's War. His remains lie in an unknown grave In the old burying ground. Many of his descendants Have attained international fame. In his honor This tablet is placed in 1903 by Marshall Field of Chicago. In honor of Nathaniel Sutcliffe, of Dedham before 1661, Medfield in 1663, A settler at Pocumtuck in 1673 With his wife, Hannah Plympton, A soldier in Philip's War, Killed with Capt. Turner May 19, 1676. Erected by BH Sutliffe Of Plymouth, Conn., 1903.
Page 7 - ... Curator shall have charge of all books, papers and curiosities of the Association, and shall record in a book kept for that purpose a full list of the articles in his possession, with the name of the donor when such articles are presented. ART. 7. — The stated meetings of the Association and Council shall be called by the President, who shall give notice through some newspaper published in the county, of the time and place of holding the same, seven days before the time appointed. Articles...

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