123rd Municipal Government Report of the Municipal Government : For July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from 123rd Municipal Government Report of the Municipal Government: For July 1, 1975-June 30, 1976 In delivering this, my fifth inaugural address in the Bicentennial Year 1976, I must admit my appreciation has heightened through my full-time participation over the past ten years for what our forebears have gone through in handing us our present form of government. It seems strange that some problems still exist that haven't been corrected in two hundred years makes one wonder if we prefer to live with them, or it may be our way of recognizing that problems are part of our way of life. However, we have made giant strides in ridding ourselves of the religious intolerance that prevailed at that time. Judging from the events which preceded the revolution, the people of New Hampshire were among the first to resist the usurpations of the crown. When in 1685 Canfield forbade the ministers to preach unless they would administer the communion to all who requested it in the Episcopal form; they refused, denounced him from the pulpit and went to prison rather than yield. It was then customary to drink at all meetings, whether ofjoy or sorrow. The idea, which was long after in Vogue, To keep the spirits up by pouring spirits down seems to have been universally prevalent. Even at funerals it was observed in the eyes of many as quite as important as the prayer; the mourners and friends formed themselves in a line and an attendant with a jug and glass passed around and dealt out to each his or her portion of the spirit. It is said that sometimes one more thirsty than the rest after having received one portion would slyly fall back from the line, under some pretext or other and reappear in a lower place to receive a second portion. This is stated on the authority of Mrs. Kidder, wife of Rev. Kidder, an eye witness. I presume these thirsty ones were later to become our first politicians or lawyers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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