The History Of Rehoboth Bristol County Massachusetts

Author: Leonard Bliss
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1359174214
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A History Of Rehoboth Massachusetts

Author: George H. Tilton
ISBN: 1331994519
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Excerpt from A History of Rehoboth, Massachusetts: Its History for 275 Years, 1643-1918 in Which Is Incorporated the Vital Parts of the Original History of the Town Leonard Bliss, Jr., published his "History of Rehoboth" in 1836. His special merit consisted in culling from the old town and proprietors' records and those of the Plymouth Colony the annals and documents which constitute the larger part of his book. I designed the volume, he writes, to be a collection of well authenticated facts. These were wisely edited and are the foundation facts upon which the present author and all who follow him must depend. To this gifted young writer we gladly acknowledge our obligation and avail ourselves freely of his material. But in the four-score years and more since Bliss's book was issued much new material has come to light, and many important events have occurred, including those of the Civil War. The time seems ripe for supplementing the earlier history and for bringing all subsequent events down to the present time. The new history follows with Bliss the order of time in the early part: Blackstone and Roger Williams, pioneer dwellers in the old town, opened the way for the Hingham and Weymouth Colony under Samuel Newman in 1643-4. King Philip's War is given considerable space, as it had its beginning on the borders and its ending within the limits of Rehoboth and caused great distress to the inhabitants. The war of the Revolution is more fully set forth than in the older history and much new matter is introduced. Then follows an account of the old Militia of Bristol County and the soldiers of the Civil War. The history of each of the churches is given from its organization to the present time, or to its end in case of lapse. The early history of the Newman Church is closely identified with the progress of the town, as both were under one government down to 1759. The Palmer's River Church, formed in 1721, has a long and interesting record and is given ample space. The several Baptist Churches also, of which three were of the six-principle order, have been thoroughly studied and their merits fairly written. Then follow chapters on Education, the Antiquarian Society, Agriculture, Native Trees, Cemeteries, and various miscellaneous topics of importance. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Neither Snow Nor Rain

Author: Devin Leonard
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802189974
Size: 14.28 MB
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The United States Postal Service is a wondrous American creation. Seven days a week, its army of 300,000 letter carriers delivers 513 million pieces of mail, forty percent of the world’s volume. It is far more efficient than any other mail service—more than twice as efficient as the Japanese and easily outpacing the Germans and British. And the USPS has a storied history. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, it was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, fostered a common culture, and helped American business to prosper. A first class stamp remains one of the greatest bargains of all time, and yet, the USPS is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce is shrinking. Post offices are closing. In Neither Snow Nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness. Under Andrew Jackson, the post office was molded into a vast patronage machine, and by the 1870s, over seventy percent of federal employees were postal workers. As the country boomed, USPS aggressively developed new technology, from mobile post offices on railroads and air mail service to mechanical sorting machines and optical character readers. Neither Snow Nor Rain is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS’s monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system—and the country—to a halt in the 1970s. An exciting and engrossing read, Neither Snow Nor Rain is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.