A Comprehensive History, Ecclesiastical and Civil, of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Orleans: County of Barnstable, Mass., from 1644 to 1844

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W.S. Fisher and Company, 1844 - Barnstable County (Mass.) - 180 pages
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Page 49 - In 1695, an additional order was passed, namely, that "every unmarried man in the township shall kill six blackbirds, or three crows, while he remains single; as a penalty for not doing it, shall not be married until he obey this order.
Page 49 - Mr. Increase Mather, who have industriously endeavoured the Service of this People, and have brought over with them a Settlement of Government, in which their Majesties have graciously given us distinguishing Marks of their Royal Favour and Goodness.
Page 180 - servants were privileged to rest from their labors, from ten of the clock till two.' The common address of men and women was Goodman and Goodwife ; none but those who sustained some office of dignity, or belonged to some respectable family, were complimented with the title of Master. In writing they seem to have had no capital F, and thus in the early records we find two small ones used instead, and one m with a dash over it stood for two.
Page 178 - Young men never thought of great-coats, and surtouts were then unknown. I recollect a neighbor of my father's, who had four sons between nineteen and thirty years of age. The oldest got a pair of boots, the second a surtout, the third a watch, and the fourth a pair of silver buckles. This made a neighborhood talk, and the family were on the high road to insolvency.
Page 39 - ... having a great desire to be baptized. " They are very serviceable by their labour to the English vicinity; and have all along since our wars with their nation, been very friendly to the English, and forward to serve them in that quarrel: their deportment and converse and garb being more manly and laudable than any other Indians that I have observed in the Province. " But, Sir, I would not be tedious: only craving your interest at the throne of grace for us, that we may be serviceable to the name...
Page 177 - MANNER OF DRESS. In general, men old or young had a decent coat, vest, and small clothes, and some kind of fur hat. Old men had a great coat, and a pair of boots; the boots were substantially made of good leather, and lasted for life; they were long and reached to the knee. For every day they had a jacket reaching about half way down the thigh, striped vest, and the small clothes, like the jacket ; made of home spun flannel cloth, fulled at the mill, but not sheared ; flannel shirts, and knit woollen...
Page 142 - ... of the political year from the last Wednesday of May to the first Wednesday of January, the town voted unanimously in favor of the proposed alteration.
Page 41 - Divinity,' which is frequently sneered at, particularly by those who have read it, yet in his sermons are strength of thought and energy of language. The natural consequence was that he was generally admired. Mr. Treat having preached one of his best discourses to the congregation of his father-inlaw, in his usual unhappy manner, excited universal disgust ; and several nice judges waited on Mr. Willard, and begged that Mr. Treat...
Page 41 - ... wretched preacher, might never be invited into his pulpit again. To this request Mr. Willard made no reply ; but he desired his son-inlaw to lend him the discourse ; which, being left with him, he delivered it without alteration to his people a few weeks after. They ran to Mr. Willard and requested a copy for the press. ' See the difference,' they cried, ' between yourself and your son-in-law ; you have preached a sermon on the same text as Mr. Treat's, but whilst his was contemptible, yours...
Page 179 - And let no man make a jest at Pumpkins, for with this food the Lord was pleased to feed his people to their good content, till Corne and Cattell were increased.

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