The Gilman Family, Traced in the Line of Hon. John Gilman, of Exeter, N.H; With an Account of Many Other Gilmans in England and America

The Gilman Family, Traced in the Line of Hon. John Gilman, of Exeter, N.H; With an Account of Many Other Gilmans in England and America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...influence to advance the physical and moral welfare of all who were there employed. This he did by the erection of good tenements, the promotion of temperance, the maintenance of day schools, Sunday schools, and religious meetings and the establishment of a church. He endeavored at all times to how himself the friend of thofe whom he employed, consulting their interests as well as his own. The little Congregational church which met for a time in a store at the Falls, then in the brick chapel beneath the hill, and afterwards in a meeting-house still standing on the plain, near the Uncas monument, although maintained at much personal facrifice, was the mean's of great usefulness to all the neighborhood. Judge-Goddard, Gen. Williams, and Mr. C. W. Rockwell, all resident near by, were also active promoters of this enterprise. In connection with the Sunday school of this church, a series of celebrations was projected for the fourth of July, which all the children of the town took part in. They were usually held in the grove belonging to Judge Goddard which overlooks the head of the Cove, near the Indian burying ground, and they afforded high delight to " the rising generation." Accounts of several of these gatherings were printed in the newspapers of the day. The fame interest which was shown in the church at the Falls was extended to other churches in the vicinity, and especially to thofe which needed encouragement and aid. In those at Greeneville and Mohegan he was especially interested. Soon after removing to Norwich he had united with the second Congregational church, and for several years he was superintendent of the Sunday school connected with it. When the Falls church was given up, he became one of the original members of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981464
  • 9781236981462