Historical Sketch of School District Number Thirteen, North Danvers: Or as it is Known Abroad, Danvers Plains, Or by Its Ancient Name, Porter's Plains, to Distinguish it from Shillaber's Plains, South Danvers

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Printed at the Gazette Office, 1855 - 32 pages
 

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Page 13 - ... will receive the results of their works. You and I have the privilege of serving God, of building up Zion, sending the gospel to the nations of the earth and preaching it at home, subduing every passion within us, and bringing all subject to the law of God. We have also the privilege of worshipping Him according to the dictates of our own consciences, with none to molest or make us afraid. I am now going to preach you a short sermon concerning our temporal duties. My sermon is to the poor, and...
Page 11 - Lindall's Hill' and another up in the Bush. They were Indians, the only Native Americans. None of your Modern Mushroom Native Americans whose ancestors came across the big waters. They were Indians, the only Native Americans of which history gives us any account. But to my story: Sam and Joe Hyde had the reputation of being great liars, but more especially Sam, and it is a saying unto this day, both in the United States and some say across the Atlantic when any one tells what is not true, 'you lie...
Page 11 - ... Sam and Joe Hyde had the reputation of being great liars, but more especially Sam, and it is a saying unto this day, both in the United States and some say across the Atlantic when any one tells what is not true, 'you lie like Sam Hyde.' I will relate some of his exploits. He said one day he went out gunning, when he saw sixty humming birds sitting on sixty posts, sixty feet apart; he had his gun loaded with but one shot on the top of the powder. He fired and that one shot passed through the...
Page 21 - Danversport to obtain instruction, called a meeting for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of procuring a small school house, and a piece of land on which to set it.
Page 11 - ... Plains. On page 11, he says: "As I have given a history of old-fashioned election and more especially of Col. Murphy and his wives, which I said was true, I am about to relate what may be doubted by some people, nevertheless, I will relate as they have been handed down to us in our day. Sam and Joe Hyde were brothers and their wigwams were located one west of the old Porter house at Danversport, another probably on 'Lindall's Hill
Page 7 - ... taking place in the health of his brother, who was reflected. Had the illness of his brother terminated in death, it would probably have changed materially the current of Colonel Pickering's life. He would have returned to Salem, and probably have been reinstated in the offices of Register of Deeds and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for the county of Essex, in which case he and his family would have escaped the distresses hereafter mentioned, occasioned by his removal to Wyoming. On the division...
Page 9 - Day ?" who does not remember how thousands upon thousands congregated on Danvers Plains to see the horses run, the mountebanks tumble, the fandango whirl around, and the drinking of egg-pop, punch, and something a little stronger? For there was no Maine Law in those days, and every man and boy, " did what was right in his own eyes without any one to molest or make afraid.
Page 20 - Page continued the business with great profit to himself, and benefit to the community, to near the close of his life, and accumulated a handsome independence.
Page 19 - For more than eighty years the manufacture of bricks has been successfully and profitably carried on at Danvers Plains.

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