An Historical Address, Delivered in the Town Hall, at Amherst, January 19, 1874, on the Occasion of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Dedication of the Congregational Meeting-house

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Republican Press Assoc., 1874 - 32 strani
 

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Stran 3 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.
Stran 4 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Stran 4 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Stran 4 - We manned the lighthorseman [boat] with seven or eight men : one standing before carried our box of merchandise, as we were wont when I went to traffic with them, and a platter of pease, which meat they loved; but, before we were landed, one of them (being so suspiciously fearful of his own good) withdrew himself into the wood. The other two met us on the...
Stran 2 - The operations of the commercial machine were facilitated by many useful and beautiful inventions. We doubt whether any country of Europe, our .own...
Stran 2 - History maketh a young man to be old, without either wrinkles or gray hairs ; privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof.
Stran 2 - ... we suffer. If we act only for ourselves, to neglect the study of history is not prudent; if we are entrusted with the care of others, it is not just.
Stran 4 - In these measures, especially in the laws establishing common schools, lies the secret of the success and character of New England. Every child, as it was born into the world, was lifted from the earth by the ordinance of the country, and, in the statutes of the land, received, as its birthright, a pledge of the public care for its morals and its mind.
Stran 5 - Merrimack river to the farthest head thereof, and so forward up into the land westward, until sixty miles were finished ; and from thence to cross over land to the end of the sixty miles as counted from the Piscataqua river ; together with all islands within five leagues of the coast.
Stran 4 - I opened the box, and shewed them trifles to exchange, thinking thereby to have banished fear from the other, and drawn him to return; but when we could not, we used little delay...

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