Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Volume 10

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Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1886 - Boston (Mass.)
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Page 173 - The Boston directory; containing a list of the merchants, mechanics, traders, and others of the town of Boston?
Page 30 - Councils have erred and courts may err, and a faction may be too hard and outvote the better or more discerning part. I know the errors of my life ; the failings in my trade and otherwise have been many. Therefore, from God it was most just; though it had been much more severe I dare not so open my mouth against it, nor never did, as I remember, but justify him. Yet I dare not say, nor did I ever think (so far as I can call to mind), that the censure was just and righteous from men.
Page 7 - Butt or tinde of Bullwarke raised of earth that may receive the [133.] shott of these peeces & may be free from endangering any that may unexpectedly passe by or be behinde the butt in case they should overshoote. wch Butt may be cast up or digged at the bottome of a hill without any charge by the Company themselves, in two or three of theire Trayning dayes and my ende in this is that the Company may be trayned up (or so many of them as desier it) in the use exercise & experience of the great Ordinance...
Page 31 - ... though all that while there was no fault found at the prices but when he could for shame keep the money no longer, yet he will requite it with a censure in the court. "For my own part, as I did ever think it an ungodly act in him, so I do think in my conscience that it had been more just in the court to have censured him than me for this thing though this was the...
Page 47 - I value my estate to be worth 4000lb or thereabouts, how could I get such an estate with a good conscience or without oppression in my calling, seeing it is knowne to some that I had no portion from my parents...
Page 16 - II, 27, 28, which is a treatise of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper ... [It is] a little thin pocket book bound in leather, all written in my own hand, which I esteem more precious than gold, and which I have read over I think 100 and 100 times ... I desire him and hope that he will never part with it as long as he lives'.
Page 31 - I cleared it by good testimony from an honest man in his owne towne whom he sent for the first nayles & did so bring them backe & received the bigger nayles for them, who came to me of his owne accord & tould me he heard there was a difference betweene such a man & I which he said he could cleare & related the matter fully to me which I was very glad to heare, which brought all things to my minde & what was the ground of altering the figures in the booke which before I had forgott, though I saw it...
Page 4 - Towne also, to have some convenient roome or too for the Courts to meete in both in Winter & Sumer & so for the Townes men...
Page 220 - The water in this harbor is of a sufficient depth to admit 500 ships of the largest class to ride at anchor in safety ; while the entrance is so narrow as scarcely to admit two ships abreast.
Page 53 - I have forgott one loveing couple more that came not to my minde till I was now shutting up & that is Cap...

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