Groton Historical Series: A Collection of Papers Relating to the History of the Town of Groton, Massachusetts, Volume 1


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Página 5 - I'M not ashamed to own my Lord, Or to defend His cause, Maintain the honor of His word, The glory of His cross. 2 Jesus, my God ! I know His Name, His Name is all my trust ; Nor will He put my soul to shame, Nor let my hope be lost. 3 Firm as His throne His promise stands, And He can well secure What I've committed to His hands, Till the decisive hour.
Página 8 - Act was passed removing the November term of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Court of Common Pleas, from Charlestown to Groton.
Página 13 - Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (xxii.
Página 17 - The Sunday before, by desire of Dr. Warren, I had been to Lexington, to Messrs. Hancock and Adams, who were at the Rev. Mr. Clark's. I returned at night through Charlestown; there I agreed with a Colonel Conant and some other gentlemen, that if the British went out by water, we would show two lanterns in the north church steeple; and if by land, one, as a signal; for we were apprehensive it would be difficult to cross the Charles River, or get over Boston neck.
Página 17 - We five boys were in the habit, every forenoon, of making a drink compounded of rum, raisins, sugar, nutmeg, &c., with biscuit, — all palatable to eat and drink. After being in the store four weeks, I found myself admonished by my appetite of the approach of the hour for indul* President Hopkins's Sermon in commemoration of Amos Lawrence.
Página 13 - Youth, for the purpose of training and teaching such persons, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities, set forth in the thirty-eighth and fortyfourth chapters of the Revised Statutes.
Página 8 - A considerable part of the men in this garrison, and several from the next, imprudently went out to surprise them ; when a large body, who had been lying in ambush for this purpose, arose instantaneously, and fired upon them. The English fled. Another party of the Indians, at the same time, came upon the rear of the nearest garrison, thus deprived of its defence, and began to pull down the palisades. The flying English retreated to the next garrison ; and the women and children, forsaken as they...
Página 6 - Academy, in perpetual succession forever ; to be continued in the. way and manner hereafter specified, with full power and authority to elect such officers of the said Academy, as to them, the said Trustees, Governors, and Visitors aforesaid, and their successors, shall from time to time, according to the various occasions and circumstances seem most fit and requisite ; all which shall be observed by the officers, scholars, and servants of the said Academy, upon the penalties therein contained :...
Página 25 - Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your doings thereon, within sixty days from the date hereof.
Página 16 - But, above all, it is expected, that the Master's attention to the disposition of the Minds and Morals of the Youth, under his charge, will exceed every other care ; well considering that, though goodness without knowledge (as it respects others) is weak and feeble ; yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous ; and that both united form the noblest character, and lay the surest foundation of usefulness to mankind.

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