Notable Events in the History of Dover, New Hampshire: From the First Settlement in 1623 to 1865

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Dover, N.H., 1913 - Dover (N.H.) - 334 pages
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Page 54 - You, and every one of you, are required, in the King's Majesty's name, to take these vagabond Quakers, Anne Colman, Mary Tomkins, and Alice Ambrose, and make them fast to the cart's tail, and driving the cart through your several towns, to whip them upon their naked backs not exceeding ten stripes apiece on each of them, in each town; and so to convey them from constable to constable till they are out of this jurisdiction, as you will answer it at your peril; and this shall be your warrant.
Page 18 - Lord Charles, by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c.
Page 192 - Each moment on the former shuts the grave, While man is growing, life is in decrease ; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun ; As tapers waste, that instant they take fire.
Page 93 - The woman was so overcome with the fright that she was unable to fly ; but begged her children to shift for themselves ; and they with heavy hearts left her. When she had a little recovered she crawled into some bushes, and lay there till day-light. She then perceived an Indian coming toward her with a pistol in his hand ; he looked at her and went away : returning, he looked at her again ; and she asked him what he would have ; he made no answer, but ran yelling to the house, and she saw him no...
Page 8 - Tnomson had been engaged. In a few years this company broke up and the servants were discharged ; the whole scheme proving a failure. On a division of the property Mason bought the shares of some of his associates and sent over a new supply of men, set up saw mills, and soon after died. The Thomson house erected at Little Harbor in 1623, though built of stone, could have been no such substantial structure as is imagined. It is not probable that " it presented the general appearance of the dwelling...
Page 15 - Larkham saw them thus provided, he withdrew his party, and went no further, but sent down to Mr. Williams, Governor of Strawberry Bank, for assistance, who came up with a company of armed men and beset Mr. Knolles house where Capt.
Page 82 - He proposed to the Indians to have a training the next day, and a sham fight after the English mode ; and summoning his own men, with those under Captain Frost of Kittery, they, in conjunction with the two companies, formed one party, and the Indians another. Having diverted them a while in this manner, and caused the Indians to fire the first volley, by a peculiar dexterity the whole body of them (except two or three) were surrounded, before they could form a suspicion of what was intended. They...
Page 18 - Majesty's laws, together with all such laws as shall be concluded by a major part of the freemen of our society, in case they be not repugnant to the laws of England, and administered in behalf of his Majesty.
Page 99 - Indians, as a mark for them to throw their hatchets at, till they despatched him. Edgerly's was evacuated ; the people took to their boat, and one of them was mortally wounded before they got out of reach of the enemy's shot. Beard's and Medar's were also evacuated, and the people escaped. " The defenceless houses were nearly all set on fire, the inhabitants being either killed or taken in them, or else in endeavoring to fly to the garrisons.
Page 18 - Piscataquack have voluntarilly agreed to combine our selves into a Body Politique that wee may the more comfortably enjoy the benefit of his Maties Lawes.

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