Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Volume 18

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Primarily consists of: Transactions, v. 1, 3, 5-8, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 32, 34-35, 38, 42-43; and: Collections, v. 2, 4, 9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-31, 33, 36-37, 39-41; also includes lists of members.

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Page 141 - And there at the river, by Ahava, I proclaimed a fast that we might humble ourselves before our God, and seek of him a right way for us, and for our children, and for all our substance.
Page 58 - May], to be by them examined; and [in case of an election by a majority of all the votes returned...
Page 8 - Appendix Concerning the Operation of God in Earthquakes by Means of the Electrical Substance," dated "BOSTON, Dec. 5. 1755." The passage quoted in the text is from this Appendix. A controversy between Prince and Winthrop took place in the newspapers in 1755. miration is expressed in the following poem which was given to me by a distinguished judge who is interested in the reception of Franklin's ideas by our forefathers: Dear Doctor let it not transpire How much your learning we admire, How at your...
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Page 135 - ... difficult, for they aledged, as ye trueth was, they had no homes to goe to, for they had either sould, or otherwise disposed of their houses & livings. To be shorte, after they had been thus turmoyled a good while, and conveyed from one constable to another, they were glad to be ridd of them in ye end upon any termes ; for all were wearied & tired with them. Though in ye mean time they (poore soules) indured miserie enough ; and thus in ye end necessitie forste a way for them.
Page 320 - Nine bachelors commenced at Cambridge; they were young men of good hope, and performed their acts, so as gave good proof of their proficiency in the tongues and arts.
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Page 59 - Company and all other officers of the saide Company shalbe in the Generall Court or Assembly to be held for that Day or Tyme, newly chosen for the Yeare ensueing by such greater parte of the said Company, for the Tyme being, then and there present, as is aforesaide.
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