The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society Volume 1

The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society Volume 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...rescue of their happy and glorious constitution." One of those papers is from Topsfield signed by Captain Samuel Smith, Captain John Boardman and Deacon John Gkmld, a committee chosen by the town to forward their answer. We honor and revere the men of the Revolution for their bravery in the hour of battle, but their courage dates back to the principles which inspired them, the preparation for the coming event. The collected wisdom and fortitude of the people, as expressed through these papers from the different towns, inspired them with courage for the coming confiict. It laid the foundation of the first government of the people on the earth, created by the people and for the people. It was sealed in the blood of the immortal Warren. Surrounding that great spirit are gathered a great multitude who have given their lives to defend the government that the Nation might live and not perish from the earth. As we dedicate this evening to the memory of our patriot fathers, it is fitting that we renew our vows of fidelity to the principles for which they gave their "last, full measure of devotion." Roster of the Company. 2d Lieut. Thomns Gould Dec. 24,1840 Capt. Nat'l Conant was promoted Sept. 7, 1840, major and inspector of the 4th Brigade, Mass. Lt. Infantry. Lieut. Nat'l Perley was promoted major Aug. 8, 1837, Lieut. Col. Sept. 6, 1838, Colonel Mar. 27, 1839 and Brigadier General of the 4th Mass. Light Infantry Sept. 4, 1840. Adams, Bknjamtn F. Came from N. H., was a farmer and shoemaker, built the house now owned bv Levi Beal, removed to Reading, Mass., about 1875, and died there in 1888, aged 80. Adams, Benjamin. Came from Middleton, Mass., was a shoemaker by trade, built the house now occupied by J. J. Hardy, was popularly...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767616
  • 9781236767615