Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society

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Danvers Historical Society, 1919 - Danvers (Mass.)
Includes "Necrology."
 

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Page 29 - The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.
Page 31 - If Lord Chatham's son should be in Canada, and in any way fall into your power, you are enjoined to treat him with all possible deference and respect. You cannot err in paying too much honor to the son of so illustrious a character and so true a friend to America.
Page 29 - The day is passed. The fourth of July, 1776, will be a memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe it will be celebrated by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to Almighty God.
Page 81 - ... hogsheads, every hogshead holding seven bushels of London measure, and every bushel was by him sold and trusted to the Indians for so much beaver as was worth...
Page 1 - MESSENGER OF SYMPATHY AND LOVE SERVANT OF PARTED FRIENDS CONSOLER OF THE LONELY BOND OF THE SCATTERED FAMILY ENLARGER OF THE COMMON LIFE CARRIER OF NEWS AND KNOWLEDGE INSTRUMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY PROMOTER OF MUTUAL ACQUAINTANCE OF PEACE AND OF GOODWILL AMONG MEN AND NATIONS...
Page 85 - Wilbore — that is, for pointedly staring at her 'at the lecture in Boston.' The lady, he explained, had . . . since been dealt with for coming to that lecture with a pair of wanton open worked gloves, slit at the thumbs and fingers for the purpose of taking snuff.
Page 2 - Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries : wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault...
Page 84 - THIS Indian weed, now withered quite, Though green at noon, cut down at night, Shows thy decay ; All flesh is hay : Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 26 - ... no danger shall affright, no difficulties intimidate us; and if, in support of our rights, we are called to encounter even death, we are yet undaunted; sensible that he can never die too soon who lays down his life in support of the laws and liberties of his country.

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