The History of Cambridge

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Samuel Hall, 1801 - Cambridge (Mass.) - 67 pages
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Page 16 - 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 22 - This purpose is declared to be, " to give some encouragement in those Foreign Plantations, for the breeding up of hopeful Youth in a way of learning both at the Grammar School and College, for the public service of the Country in future times.
Page 21 - The general court had settled a government or superintendency over the college, viz. all the magistrates and elders over the ||six|| nearest churches and the president, or the greatest part of these. Most of them...
Page 18 - Sun, he steered his course toward the next Town, and after some small travell hee came to a large plaine. No sooner was hee entred thereon, but hearing the sound of a Drum he was directed toward it by a broade beaten way.
Page 17 - And," according to Dr. Mather, " it was with respect to this vigilancy, and the enlightening and powerful ministry of Mr. Shepard, that when the foundation of a College was to be laid, Cambridge, rather than any other place, was pitched upon to be the seat of that happy seminary.
Page 14 - And it pleased the Lord so to assist him, and to bless his own ordinance, that the affairs of the court went on cheerfully; and although all were not satisfied about the negative voice to be left to the magistrates, yet no man moved aught about it, and the congregation of Newtown came and accepted of such enlargement as had formerly been offered them by Boston and Watertown...
Page 19 - 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. Pierce, mariner — the next was the psalms newly turned into metre.
Page 19 - His defcendants, in every fucceflion to this day, have maintained the honour of the typographic art. The prefent printers, of that name, at New-London, and New-Haven, in Connecticut, are of his pofterity. The firft prefs was in ufe at Cambridge, about half a century. The laft thing I can find, which iflued from it, is the fecond edition of Eliot's Indian Bible, in 1685. Some reliques of this prefs, 1 am informed, are ftill in ufe, in the printing office at Windfor, in Vermont. Mr. Samuel Hall, printer...
Page 28 - Cambridge confented to pay each his proportion of a rate to the fum of .200, " towards the building a bridge over Charles River.
Page 12 - They got out of England with much difficulty, all places being belaid to have taken Mr. Cotton and Mr. Hooker, who had been long sought for to have been brought into the High Commission; but the master being bound to touch at the Wight, the pursuivants attended there, and in the meantime the said ministers were taken in at the Downs.

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