History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Part 1

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Duane Hamilton Hurd
J. W. Lewis & Company, 1883 - Bristol County (Mass.) - 922 pages

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Dr. Dwelly was my ggg grandfather. i have his obituary and much of his genealogy. the Fall River Historical Society gave me some pictures i did not have. the one thing i could never find out was why he left his practice and went out west for the gold rush for two years. even my aunts did not know why.i have read this book at a local library and they made copies for me. 

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This is noted as Part 1 in the title. The whole document is over 900 pages long. Vol 1 only contains 416 text pages. Do a search for the same title, part 2 which will contain text pages 417-922. If you use Adobe Acrobat Professional 9 or higher, you will be able to OCR scan the two document parts, subsequently allowing you to text search for key words (e.g. people's names). The OCR conversion can take several hours to complete, so be patient. 


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Page 63 - No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries. No climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland nor the activity of France nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people — a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Page 72 - An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
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Page 304 - It is so much corroded, that whether or not any thing was engraved upon it has not yet been ascertained. It is oval in form — the edges being irregular, apparently made so by corrosion. Below the breast-plate, and entirely encircling the body, was a belt composed of brass tubes, each four and a half inches in length, and three...
Page 11 - ... predominated over all others, and in 1849 he entered upon the duties of an office which was to be the field of his longest and most distinguished public service. In that year he received from Governor Briggs the appointment of AttorneyGeneral of the State. Early in the following year it fell to his lot to conduct a memorable trial, with which his name will be always most prominently and honorably associated. No trial in the history of our country for many generations, if ever, has excited a deeper...
Page 304 - ... decayed, and the smaller bones of the lower extremities are gone. The integuments of the right knee, for four or five inches above and below, are in good preservation, apparently the size and shape of life, although quite black. " Considerable flesh is still preserved on the hands and arms, but none on the shoulders and elbows. On the back, under the belt, and for two inches above and below, the skin and flesh are in good preservation, and have the appearance of being tanned.
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Page 257 - Fearing, now commander-in-chief, arranged his men with activity and skill ; and soon perceived the British approaching. The militia, in the strictest sense raw, already alarmed by the reluctance of their superior officers to meet the enemy, and naturally judging that men of years must understand the real state of the danger better than Major Fearing, a mere youth, were panic-struck at the approach of the enemy, and instantly withdrew from their post.
Page 304 - ... some embalming process ; and this hypothesis is strengthened by the fact, that the skin has the appearance of having been tanned ; or it may be the accidental result of the action of the salts of the brass during oxydation ; and this latter hypothesis is supported by the fact, that the skin and flesh have been preserved only where they have been in contact with, or quite near, the brass ; or we may account for the preservation of the whole by supposing the presence of saltpetre in the soil at...

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