: The Massachusetts state record and year book of general information ..
: Capen, Nahum, 1804-1886, ed Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL Boston Public Library) John Adams Library BRL
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rtown. Shirley,^ January 5,1753. South-west part of Groton. Pepperell,g? April 12, 1753. Second precinct of Groton. Lincoln, April 19, 1 754. Part of Concord, Lexington and Weston.Incorporated as a precinct April 24, 1746. Ashby, March 6, 1767. Part of Townsend, Fitchburg and Ashburn-ham. Wayland, April 10, 1780. East Sudbury to March 11, 1835. Min-istry established here 1723. GOVERNORS OP MASSACHUSETTS. In our first volume we gave a complete list of the Governors ofMassachusetts, from 1620 to 1847,* with a brief sketch of GovernorCarver. In the second we gave sketches of the governors under thefirst charter, which were continued in the third volume. We proposeto continue, in this and in future volumes, brief sketches of each, inchronological order. We give also facsimiles of their autographs,faithfully taken by N. B. Shurtleff, M. D., from original documents.We are chiefly indebted, for the following notices, to the AmericanBiographical and Historical Dictionary by William Allen, AM.
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Jonathan Belcher, governor of Massachusetts and New Jersey,was the son of the honorable Andrew Belcher of Cambridge, one of hismajestys council in the province of Massachusetts Bay, and was bornabout the year 1618. His father took peculiar care in regard to theeducation of this son, on whom the hopes of the family were fixed.He was graduated at Harvard college in 1699. While a member ofthis institution, his open and pleasant conversation, joined with his man-ly and generous conduct, conciliated the esteem of all his acquaintance.Not long after the termination of his collegial course, he visited Europe,that he might enrich his mind by his observations upon the variousmanners and characters of men, and might return, furnished with thatuseful knowledge which is gained by intercourse with the world. During an absence of six years from his native country he was pre-served from those follies into which inexperienced youth are fre-quently drawn, and he even maintained a constant regard to th
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