Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland Connecting Links Between Cities and Towns of New England and Those of the Same Name in England, Ireland and Scotland; Containing Narratives, Descriptions, and Many Volume 1

Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland Connecting Links Between Cities and Towns of New England and Those of the Same Name in England, Ireland and Scotland; Containing Narratives, Descriptions, and Many 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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...sent a very friendly letter to the Mayor of Dorchester, England, parts of which are as follows: --"Your place being the residence of many of our progenitors, and from which this town derived its name, we address you with an affectionate interest. It is comparatively but a few years since our ancestors left their quiet home and launched forth upon the ocean, to make a new home for themselves and posterity, and to take up their abode in this then inhospitable wilderness of savages and wild beasts.... We believe that this is almost the only country ever settled that had not the lower motive of gold, plunder, or conquest, for its paramount object.... It is supposed that this town was called Dorchester, on account of the great respect of its early settlers for Rev. John White, a clergyman of your place at that time, and an active instrument in promoting the settlement and procuring its charter. They sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20, and arriving May 30, 1630, they came in the ship Mary and John, Capt. Squeb, and were finally settled down here as a body politic about June 17, 1630. They were reinforced from time to time, and many remained here only for a short period, and then went to other places and made new homes. It is estimated that there are now living, in this country, two hundred thousand persons who are descendants of the early settlers of this town.... The inhabitants of this town propose to celebrate the 7gth anniversary of our birthday as a nation, on the coming July 4th. Hon. Edward Everett, a native of this place, and late Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain, will address the assembly. The sons and daughters of the town, wherever scattered, are invited to come to their ancestral home and unite with us on this...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850041
  • 9781236850041