The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts

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Clinton, Printed by W.J. Coulter, 1884 - Lancaster (Mass.) - 364 pages

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Page 102 - Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. — Amen.
Page 89 - God to forgive him, and forgave him himself, believing that he did it not on purpose ; and with a composed frame of spirit, desired them that bewailed him not to weep, but pray for him and his flock. He comforted his sorrowful spouse, and expired within an hour.
Page 105 - ... where any towne shall increase to ye numbr of 100 families or household", they shall set up a gramer schoole, ye mr thereof being able to instruct youth so farr as they may be fited for ye university, provided, y* if any towne neglect ye pformance hereof above one yeare, y* every such towne shall pay 5 to ye next schoole till they shall prforme this order.
Page 79 - Tahanto do by these presents fully ratify and confirm, all and every, the said township of Nashuah, alias Lancaster, to the inhabitants and Proprietors thereof according as it was formerly granted to them or their ancestors by my uncle Sholan and laid out to them by Ensign Thomas Noyes and confirmed by the Hon. General Court. For the performance of all the...
Page 65 - ... of twenty-six years. August 11, 1676, the grand jury, upon complaint of certain Christian Indians, presented and indicted Daniel Goble, Stephen Goble, Nathaniel Wilder and Daniel Hoare all of Concord,
Page 79 - Indian Sagamore, for and in consideration of what money, namely, twelve pounds was formerly paid to Sholan, my Uncle, sometime Sagamore of Nashuah, for the purchase of said township and also...
Page 11 - Mr. ||2Norcross||, to be their minister, seven of them, who were no members of any churches, were desirous to gather into a church estate; but the magistrates and elders advised them first to go and build them habitations, &c.
Page 90 - ... was in his breast, being shot through the Vitals) came to the door, bid them open it, for he was wounded ; after he came in, he fainted away, but coming to himself again, asked who it was that shot him, and when they told him, he prayed God to forgive him, and forgave him himself, for he believed he did not do it on purpose ; and with a composed Christian frame of spirit desired them that were bitterly lamenting over him, not to weep but to pray for him, and comforted his sorrowful wife, telling...
Page 59 - ... party of the Indians, about four hundred, were marched forth to attack and burn Lancaster ; and, on the morrow, which was February 10th, they would attempt it. This time exactly suited with James his information before hinted, which was not then credited as it should have been ; and, consequently, not so good means used to prevent it, or at least to have lain in ambushments for the enemy. As soon as Major Gookin understood this tidings by Job, he rose out of his bed, and, advising with Mr. Danforth,...
Page 11 - Sacononoco were. So we causing them to understand the articles, and all the ten commandments of God, and they freely assenting to all,* they were solemnly received, and then presented the court with...

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