A History of the County of Berkshire, Massachusetts, in Two Parts: The First Being a General View of the County; the Second, an Account of the Several Towns

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Page 158 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 125 - The existence of the Courts of Common Pleas, and General Sessions of the Peace.
Page 99 - And then proceeds to establish a court of common pleas and a court of general sessions of the peace in each of the then counties of the colony.
Page 116 - That if this,- or a similar covenant, shall, after the first day of August next, be offered to any trader or shop-keeper in this county, and he or they shall refuse to sign the same for the space of...
Page 114 - Whereas the Parliament of Great Britain have of late undertaken to give and grant away our money, without our knowledge or consent, and, in order to compel us to a servile submission to the above measures, have proceeded to block up the harbor of Boston ; also have or are about to vacate the charter and repeal certain laws of...
Page 272 - ... whiteness to snow, some particolored, mostly with blue ; some is dove-colored, some is gray, and some is black. In Boynston's quarry, near the village, (in 1828,) an opening or fissure in the rocks, about fifteen feet deep, and from eighteen to four inches in diameter, was charged with two hundred and four pounds of powder. Upon firing it, a mass of marble was raised, about sixty feet square on the surface, and eight feet thick, and at least twice that quantity was loosened.
Page 388 - Hill village, in 17-9, and Elder Peter Werden was settled the following year. The centre of the town, through which the south branch of the Hoosic runs in a northern direction into Adams, is a rich and fertile valley. To the east and west of. this, the ground gradually rises into hills and mountains. The township is admirably fitted for grazing, to which the attention of the inhabitants is principally turned ; though considerable quantities of grain are raised. Extensive and valuable dairies are...
Page 450 - Congregational church was formed in 1772, and on the 25th of March, 1773, the Rev. David Avery, a native of Groton, Con., and graduate of Yale College 1769, was installed their pastor, having been previously ordained an evangelist. He was dismissed April 14, 1777, that he might accept the office of chaplain in the army of the United States, during the Revolutionary war.
Page 396 - A pretty large tract in the south part of the town, about the junction of the two principal branches of Green river, and along up those streams is also particularly fertile and beautiful. But the hills also, and generally the mountain sides, almost, and sometimes quite, up to their tops, have a good, and in many places, an excellent soil, suited both to grazing and tillage ; though generally best for the former. There...
Page 134 - I might impress on your minds the idea of the obligation you, as citizens of a republican government, are under to support those rights and privileges that the God of nature hath entitled you to. Let me now persuade you, by all the sacred ties of friendship, which natural affection inspires the human heart with, immediately to turn out and assert your rights.

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