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ANDO VER .

FROM ITS SETTLEMENT TO 1829.

BY ABIEL ABBOT, A. M.

ANDOVER :

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY FLAGG AND GOOLD.

1829.

ADVERTISEMENT.

The Compiler, for he does not assume the name of Author, of the following history, offers his thanks to all who have aided him in collecting the documents and facts, which are here stated. That there are no errors, it would be foolish to pretend ; but there are no intentional errors. He has used with much freedom, the language of the documents from which the compilation has been made. He hopes that some important facts have been rescued from oblivion ; and that many may be gratified with being able to trace the steps of their descent from their ancestors, who first settled in this country. When the first permanent settlement was made in Andover has not been precisely ascertained. Some early transactions could not be ascertained through defect of records occasioned by depredations of the Indians. Few occurrences were noted by the early settlers, and traditions are few and dim. The compilation after no inconsiderable labor and pains, is offered to the public, and, especially, to the inhabitants of Andover, and to the descendants of the early settlers of that ancient and respectable town.

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