Page 91that the trustees of the Burley Education Fund, have the care of this and all other sums given for a like purpose. 1826, April 3d. Five trustees of this fund state, that they have been incorporated, and have received of Mr. Burley’s executors five hundred dollars, and that they have invested this money. Such a donation betokens feelings of attachment to the place of one’s nativity, which we love to perceive wherever the trace of man is to be seen. It is a nucleus around which we should be glad to see much golden fruit gathering and enlarging.
Page 92the benevolent, where the talented poor and pious, as well as others, might have greater privileges of learning, than they now possess. While one college after another has been put in operation by charities of the beneficent, for the young men, which is as it should be, proportionable efforts have not been made for young women. Justice to these, as well as compliance with the improvements of the age, and with the necessities of the church, require that such deficiency should be soon supplied.
Page 95enemies to take a seat which they considered a degraded one, and who said, “It is not the seat which honors the man, but the man the seat.” So with any honest occupation. It is not the trade which dignifies the mechanic, but he, if worthy, who dignifies his trade. It is very probable that some of the following trades were practised here before the time of their being seen on record, and that part of them were more extensively carried on than appears from the list.
Page 97business at Ipswich, England, it would be expected, that some of its inhabitants who emigrated hither, would engage in such employment.
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Page 103was sold in Salem and Boston for 8s. or 9s. Previously to the formation of said company, lumber and wood were brought in occasionally from Wells, and also rafts of the former article came hither from Merrimack River.
Page 104thus pay dearer for their supplies. Whoever takes advantage of their necessities, shows a disposition most unlike othat of his Maker, most abhorrent in his sight.
Page 105afterwards visited with the Royal displeasure. It was continued till after 1667.
Page 107of the world, are so accompanied with great benefits, they should not be, when fairly assessed, railed against, as intolerable burdens. 1662. T. £65 3s. 4d. 1678. T. and C. £265 3s. 5d, 1722. T. £237 7s., — sometimes paid one third, and at others half, in money, and the rest in produce, — C. £20 17s. 3d. 1733. T. £320 and C. £50.