Dearborn's Reminiscences of Boston: And Guide Through the City and Environs

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N. Dearborn, 1851 - Boston (Mass.) - 180 pages
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The Mariners House Boston, Mass best part of the trail!! What a place! I heard stories about this place before it changed hands. Right next to Paul Revere house. It's for merchant seaman to board before or after a voyage, new bedford fisherman stay here to.

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Page 176 - Whereas there is a cursed sect of heretics lately risen up in the world, which are commonly called Quakers, who take upon them to be immediately sent of God, and infallibly assisted by the Spirit to speak and write blasphemous opinions, despising government and the order of God in church and commonwealth...
Page 42 - Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775. Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17. Washington took command of the Army, July 2. Boston Evacuated, March 17, 1776. Independence Declared by Congress, July 4, 1776. Hancock President.
Page 87 - This News-Letter is to be continued Weekly; and all Persons who have any Houses, Lands, Tenements, Farms, Ships, Vessels, Goods, Wares, or Merchandizes, &c. to be Sold, or Let ; or Servants Run-away, or Goods Stole or Lost; may have the same inserted at a Reasonable Rate, from Twelve Pence, to Five Shillings, and not to exceed: Who may agree with John Campbel Postmaster of Boston. All Persons in Town and Country may have said News-Letter every Week, Yearly, upon reasonable terms, agreeing with John...
Page 26 - It is their custom here for all that can bear arms, to go out on a training day ; but I thought a pike was best for a young soldier, and so I carried a pike.
Page 42 - Commemorate the train of events which led to the American Revolution and finally secured Liberty and Independence to the United States, this column is erected by the voluntary contributions of the citizens of Boston MDCCXC.
Page 84 - Stop, sir ! Hitherto, you see, I have only played with you and have not attempted to hurt you, but if you come at me now with the broadsword, know that I will certainly take your life.
Page 179 - ... and that hereafter no garment shall be made with short sleeves whereby the nakedness of the arm may be discovered in the wearing there'of ; and such as have garments already made with short sleeves shall not hereafter wear the same unless they cover their arms to the wrist with linen or otherwise ; and that hereafter no person whatsoever shall make any garment for women, or any of their sex, with sleeves more than half an ell wide in the widest place thereof, and so proportionable for bigger...
Page 179 - Josias Plaistowe, for stealing four baskets of corn from the Indians, was ordered to return to them eight baskets, to be fined five pounds, and thereafter to "be called by the name of Josias, and not Mr. Plaistowe, as formerly.
Page 176 - ... through the town with twenty stripes, and then carried to Roxbury and delivered to the constable there, who is also to...
Page 167 - ... many days after, and then the maid was found in one place and the man in another, both of them frozen to death.

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