History of Royalton, Vermont: With Family Genealogies, 1769-1911, Part 1

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Free Press printing Company, 1911 - Royalton (Vt.) - 1146 pages
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This is a wonderful book. I checked it out on inter library loan from Vermont and I live in Oregon. I read it years ago but could not have had much success in my search for my Robinson Vermont ancestors if not for this book. I would love to have it again to recheck and search some more.

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Page 115 - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 12 - TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted and released and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances...
Page 114 - HEAR this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Page 10 - George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting...
Page 10 - Reign. 1. WITH these our Instructions you will receive our Commission under our Great Seal of England, constituting you our Captain General and Governor in Chief of our Province of New- Jersey.
Page 260 - Whiting, be, and they hereby are, formed into, constituted and made a body politic and corporate, by the name of The...
Page 120 - ... over a hedge fence, down the bank of the branch, and crawling under a log; although a large number of the Indians passed directly over it, in pursuit of him. Who can tell the fears that agitated his bosom, while these savage pursuers stepped upon the log under which he lay! And who can tell the joys he felt, when he saw them pass off, leaving him in safety! A quick transition from painful fear, and iminent danger, to joyful peace and calm retirement.
Page 106 - The Hampshire Grants in particular, a country unpeopled and almost unknown in the last war, now abounds in the most active and most rebellious race of the continent, and hangs like a gathering storm upon my left.
Page 117 - Mott, a Frenchman, was his second. Their pilot, or leader, was a despicable villain, by the name of Hamilton, who had been made prisoner by the Americans at the taking of Burgoyne in 1777. He had been at Newbury and Royalton the preceding summer on parole of honor, left the latter plac'e with several others under pretence of going to survey lands in the northern part of this state, and went directly to the enemy. He was doubtless the first instigator of those awful depredations which were the bitter...

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