Four Papers of the Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society

Four Papers of the Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...Ibid, iii, 729, 730. 4. Recent investigations h H. F. Keith, ('. E.. of Great Barrington, have identified the clearing occupied by Jos ah Loomis at this time with the farm now or recently owned_ by John tlllughefss of Mount Xvashinglon. Hailenbeck s location was not improba 1 o ' 1 t bly adgacent to at Loomis on-e sou. 5. Taconic Barrack appears to have been a local name for the elevation now called (jedar mountain, an was probably given by reason of its pyramidical outline when viewed from some parts of the Hudson valley. having a fancied resemblance to the barracks" for storing hay and grain, much used by the Dutch settlers, and by their descendants to this day, consisting of a movable roof of thatch, fitted to slide up and down on four stout posts. to have an opportunity to (lo. In the meantime, I am, Sir, your very humble servant. ' OUR PAR'rRIooE. It is scarcely necessary to enlarge upon the utterly illegal and indefensible character of this proceeding, even though carried out, as it was, under the apparent sanction of the General Court. The members from Hampshire county had, it appears, made representations to that body to the effect that Loomis and Hallenbeck, having unwittingly encroached upon certain ungranted public lands to the westward of Shefiield, desired that the province would sell them the lands which they occupied a common mode of procedure in such eases, and therefore not calculated to attract particular attention, in the present instance. A committee, of which Colonel Partridge was chairman, was accordingly appointed by the General Court to lay out the lands. There can be no doubt that Partridge and his fellow delegates from Hampshire county must have been perfectly well aware that these...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614135
  • 9781236614131