Rambles about Portsmouth; Sketches of Persons, Localities, and Incidents of Two Centuries Principally from Tradition and Unpublished Documents Volume 2

Rambles about Portsmouth; Sketches of Persons, Localities, and Incidents of Two Centuries Principally from Tradition and Unpublished Documents Volume 2

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...answer I gave them, they added 100 X Bills of the Province for help." "Dec. 8th, 1736. On this day was the ordination, Mr. Chipman began with prayers. Mr. Applcton preached, Prov. 11: 30. Mr. Ilolyoke gave the charge, and Mr. Prescott ye Right hand of Fellowship. The whole service was performed with the greatest order and decency." RAMBLE CXVII. Centennial Celebration, 1823--The Parchment "Unrolled. The two-hundreth anniversary of the first settlement of New Hampshire, at Portsmouth, was celebrated here on the 2l8t day of May, 1823. It was a matter of State interest, and called together the leading men from many distant as well as adjoining towns. The Collections of the N. H. Historical Society, vol. 6, contains a very full account of the whole proceedings, embodying many historical facts, collected by our late townsman, Alexander Ladd. N. A. Haven, Jr., Esq., was the orator of the day, 0. W. B. Peabody of Exeter delivered the poem, and Rev. Bonnet Tyler of Hanover, and Rev. I. W. Putnam performed tho religious services at the old North Church. In the evening a splendid ball was given at Franklin Hall, at which nearly four hundred were present. Grandsires and grandmothers danced in the same sets with their children and grandchildren--and in the numerous ancient portraits, by the best masters which covered the walls on every side, the representatives of the past centuries seemed to bo mingling with their descendants on the joyous occasion. Most of those present, as well as those who had taken an active part in the services of the day, inscribed their names and ages on a parchment roll, which was deposited in the Portsmouth Atheneum at the time and has there remained undisturbed for nearly half a century. As bad ink was used for...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587316
  • 9781236587312