History of Windham County, Connecticut Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...subscriber, and so a "Junior Library" was organized. "At a meeting holden at Amnsa Goodell's, November, 1801, Voted, That John Holbrook bo librarian, Solomon Gilbert clerk, John Holbrook collector and treasurer." Joshua Grosvenor, John Holbrook, Arteinas Osgood, William Goodell, Darius Hiilchins, committee. ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...subscriber, and so a "Junior Library" was organized. "At a meeting holden at Amnsa Goodell's, November, 1801, Voted, That John Holbrook bo librarian, Solomon Gilbert clerk, John Holbrook collector and treasurer." Joshua Grosvenor, John Holbrook, Arteinas Osgood, William Goodell, Darius Hiilchins, committee. Some ninety volumes were soon collected, whose range must have satisfied the most progressive readers, enabling them to expatiate with Tom Jones, Humphrey Clinker, Gil Bias, Rodcric Random and other popular favorites. The circulation of these volumes was apparently much more limited than those pertaining to the senior institution. The librarian of the Junior Library, John Holbrook, Esq., was now established in legal practice in his native parish, occupying the homestead built many years previous by his grandfather, Ebenezer Holbrook. Dr. Darius Hutchins had succeeded to the practice of Dr. Lord. Captain Lord, removed for a time to Brooklyn after marrying for his second wife a daughter of Dr. Whitney, but afterward returned to his old home. One of the most active and useful of Abington's citizens at this date was Lemuel Ingalls, Esq., who after filling many lesser offices with great credit was made county surveyor and associate judge in 1806. Pomfret was greatly agitated at this date by the proposed construction of various turnpike roads through her territory. Progressive spirits favored these enterprises, but the heavy outlay and prospective imposts terrified a majority of the tax payers. At the first, proposal "to lay a road from Hartford towards Boston to the Massachusetts or Rhode Island line," the town appointed Colonel Lemuel Grosvenor, Lemuel Ing:lls, Esq., and Captain Josiali Salmi, to make such preparations for surve...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150558283
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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