Foster Genealogy, Part 1

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Press o W.B. Conkey Company, 1899 - 1081 pages
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Page 144 - God and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and •knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried In decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
Page 199 - My son, that is a worthy man, he is a member of Congress, he goes to Philadelphia, and gets six dollars a day, while I toil here. It is because he had an education, which I never had. If I had had his early education, I should have been in Philadelphia in his place. I came near it as it was. But I missed it, and now I must work here.
Page 125 - What God may have left them to, we cannot go into God's pavilion clothed with clouds of darkness round about; but, as to what we have ever seen or heard of them, upon our consciences we judge them innocent of the crime objected.
Page 265 - FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD. THE subject of this notice was the daughter of the late Joseph Locke, and was a native of Boston, in which city she resided until her marriage with Samuel S. Osgood, an artist of distinction. A noted writer says of her in a critique, " Her personal not less than her literary character and existence, are one perpetual poem. Not to write poetry — not to think it — act it — dream it, and be it — is entirely out of her power.
Page 132 - Betty Johnson, and Hannah Post saw Mistress Osgood afflicting Sprague and Foster. . . . The said Hannah Post, and Mary Lacey, and Betty Johnson, jun., and Rose Foster and Mary Richardson were afflicted by Mistress Osgood, in the time of their examination, and recovered by her touching of their hands. "I underwritten, being appointed by authority, to take this examination, do testify upon oath, taken in court, that this is a true copy of the substance of it to the best of my knowledge, 5 Jan., 1692-3....
Page 199 - Of a hot day in July, it must have been in one of the last years of Washington's administration, I was making hay with my father, just where I now see a remaining elm tree.
Page 199 - it is of no importance to me. I now live but for my children. I could not give your elder brothers the advantages of knowledge, but I can do something for you. Exert yourself, improve your opportunities, learn, learn, and when I am gone, you will not need to go through the hardships which I have undergone, and which have made me an old man before my time.
Page 113 - promise carting voluntary toward the East Bridge beside the rate a day work a piece." Of his life we know very little ; the following facts, gleaned from town and county records, indicate however that he was an active citizen. The danger from Indians in these early times was such that in the year 1645 a law was passed requiring the "youth from ten to sixteen years to...
Page 125 - ... Divine Sovereignty of God under these severe remarks of Providence upon his peace and honor, under a due reflection upon his life past; and so the best of us have reason to adore the great pity and indulgence of God's providence, that we are not exposed to the utmost shame that the Devil can invent, under the permissions of sovereignty, though not for that sin forenamed, yet for our many transgressions. For we do at present suppose, that it may be a method within the severer but just transactions...
Page 358 - Senator in 186o and 1861, being President of the Senate in 1861. He was solicitor of the city in 1857. In August, 1862, he was appointed by President Lincoln assessor of internal revenue for the Second District of New Hampshire, resigning in February of the next year. As a financier, the good judgment and ability of Mr. Foster were evidenced in his connection as a trustee and one of the investing committee of the Manchester Savings...

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