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A vS KETCH
HISTORY OF WHITEHALL,
CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS.
DELIVERED ON THE UTxii OF JUNE, 1847.
By Rev. liCwis Kellogg.
BEI\0 TUK TKNTH ANMVEHSAKV OF HIS MINISTRY IN I'lIK I'LACE.
CJ. U. FAIRMAN, PBINTUK, ClIKOMCLE OFFlCii,
Many of the notes of this discourse have been added
since a copy was requested for pubhcation. I wish to say
to those into whose hands it may fall that for several of its
statements I have been obliged to rely on verbal testimo-
ny, and if any one can furnish authentic corrections or
additional facts of interest in the history of the place, I
should be very glad to receive them. Hereafter they
may be more prized than they are at present.
Deuteronomv, xxxii: 7. " Remember the days of old."
God's ancient people were required to search out, record, and trans-
wit their own history, not to gratify idle curFnsity or feed national pride,
but to mark in that history the hand of God, to learn from it His
character and their duty, and draw incentives to fidelity in His service,
'is is the true " philosophy of history." With this view historical
Uv. may be an appropriate pulpit theme. A century ago the forests
of , ,s region echoed with the hostile cannon of the two most powerful
IS of Europe. The ledge on the lake shore about a mile north
ol i s place, well known by the designation of "Put's rock" is a
mc-r -nto of the carnage of that confiict.*
o one seeking .for accurate historical information it is annoying to find
ooseness in giving localities, scenery, and facts, in some of our early
les. For example Cutter in his biography of Putnam, says lie was sent
•ith Bay nl the foot of Lake George. Mr. Headley, following doubtless
historians, says Putnam's position was on Woodcreek near where it falls
(G lake ; but no such scenery as he describes is to be found on Woodcreek,
at least for several miles from the lake, to say nothing of the ludicrous idea of
M)0 men gliding in canoes up the falls at its mouth. Some apofogy for the
confusion wh'icfi tlie reader of history will find in giving loc