HISTORICAL SKETCH OF COL. BENJAMIN BELLOWS, FOUNDER OF WALPOLE: AN ADDRESS, ON OCCASION OF THE GATHERING OF HIS DESCENDANTS TO THE CONSECRATION OF HIS MONUMENT.

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Página 91 - Solon, and Alfred, and other founders of states. Our fathers have filled them. But there remains to us a great duty of defense and preservation ; and there is opened to us also a noble pursuit, to which the spirit of the times strongly invites us. Our proper business is improvement. Let our age be the age of improvement. In a day of peace, let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all...
Página 89 - Some place the bliss in action, some in ease, Those call it pleasure, and contentment these...
Página 107 - And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her : and the Highest himself shall establish her.
Página 18 - Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the...
Página 88 - ... they had never been born; and their children after them. But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten. With their seed shall continually remain a good inheritance, and their children are within the covenant. Their seed standeth fast, and their children for their sakes. Their seed shall remain for ever, and their glory shall not be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore.
Página 113 - Overseers of this my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I the said John Bellows, senr.
Página 27 - I know ye ; come out here. We give you good quarter." " Quarter !" vociferated old Kilburn, in a voice of thunder. " You black rascals, begone, or we'll quarter you ! " It was a brave reply for four men to make to four hundred ! Philip returned, and after a short consultation, the war-whoop rang out, as if, to use the language of an ear-witness, " all the devils in hell had been let loose.
Página 91 - Our proper business is improvement. Let our age be the age of improvement. In a day of peace, let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace. Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
Página 26 - Bellows had at this time about thirty men at his fort, about half a mile south of Kilburn's house, but too distant from it to afford him any aid. About noon on the 17th of August, 1755, Kilburn and his son John, in his eighteenth year, a man by the name of Peak and his son, were returning home to dinner from the field, when one of them discovered the red legs of the Indians among the alders, "as thick as grasshoppers.
Página 18 - ... have the liberty of holding two Fairs, one of which shall be on the and the other on the annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective following the said and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of fifty families, a market may be opened and kept one or more days in each week, as may be thought most advantageous to the inhabitants.

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