Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society

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Danvers Historical Society, 1916
Includes "Necrology."

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Page 105 - Farm to find the site of the old Mansion. We found that this house, gone before the memory of any persons living, was upon the descent of the hill facing southward. The place of the Cellar, which is to be seen is distinguished by an apple tree growing on it. Behind was a building for the family servants, & domestic laborers, the place of which is now to be seen. There is a fine prospect in front, & a gentle descent to a little creek, in which the Gov. kept his Shallop. Tradition says there was a...
Page 74 - ... but also for the Indians, as from time to time he shall be directed by yourself or your successor and the rest of the Council. And moreover he is to educate and instruct in his art one or more youths, such as you and the Council shall appoint, that may be helpful to him and, if occasion serve, succeed him in the Plantation; which youth or youths, fit to learn that profession, let be placed with him; of which Mr.
Page 43 - ... pounds. James Gardner was a mariner and lived in Salem ; and, for five hundred dollars, he released his interest in the estate to his brother John Gardner, jr., of Danvers, gentleman, who had been devised the estate with him, May 15, 1800. || John Gardner lived in this house and died here April 12, 1823, having, in his will, devised his homestead, containing about thirty acres, with the buildings thereon, to his wife Mehitable (Goodale) Gardner. She married, secondly, Samuel Taylor of Danvers,...
Page 102 - Ryver; bounded on the north side with a ryver called in the Indean tongue Conamabsqnooncant, comonly called the Ducke Ryver ; bounded on the east wth a ryver leadeing vpp to the 2 form ryvers, weh is called in the Indean tongue Orkhussunt, otherwise knowen by the name of Wooleston Ryvr ; bounded on the west with the maine land."* Upon this land, Governor Endecott immediately planted an orchard, and it was afterwards known as the Orchard farm.
Page 74 - We have entertained Lambert Wilson, chirurgeon, to remain with you in the service of the Plantation; with whom we are agreed that he shall serve this Company and the other planters that live in the Plantation, for three years, and in that time apply himself to cure not only of such as...
Page 74 - Among other things we learn that, " picking the gums with the bill of an osprey is good for the toothache, . . . bear's grease is good for aches and cold swellings, ... a stone found in the head of the codfish, when pulverized, stops fluxes of blood." For fevers it was customary to take " two salt white herrings and slit them down the back and bind them to the soles of the patient's feet.
Page 75 - ... giue two spoonefuls att a time to drinke, three times a day : and you shall see a strange effect in a weeke or two.
Page 96 - This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting by a threefourths vote of the members present: Provided, the proposed amendment shall have been written and in the hands of the secretary and read by him at two regular meetings previously.
Page 73 - I acknowledge myself much bound to you for your kind love, and care in sending Mr. Fuller among us; and I rejoice much that I am by him satisfied touching your judgments of the outward form of God's worship.
Page 75 - ... in a tubbe of water. The eele will dye, and the patient will recover. And if a dog or hog eate that eele they will alfo dye.

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