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moment's anger, rather a deliberate plan, coolly exe-
cuted for jovial adventure or in wicked intent to do
the Indians harm.

Other manifest errors in several histories should be
noted ; as, " Albee and the Holbrooks confined at
Falmouth, escaping after a few weeks:" not one of
these, but instead Ball and Ledite were at Falmouth ;
the escape was in the single night's tarry on the journey
to York jail, and not in Wilson's, but in Thoms' house ;
also, no trial was held in Middlesex County, though
proposed ; nor was Albee there convicted of felony,
but his associates were the next year at York ; the
names of the Holbrooks, have in some way displaced
those of the real, criminals. Nor did '' the culprits
surrender themselves." Albee was hunted out and
arrested in Lynn ; Capt. Bean's report indicates that
he recognized and arrested Ball and Ledite as they
were travelino; towards the western towns.



104 MAINE UISTOKICAL SOCIETY.



HALLOWELL RECORDS.

EOMMUNICATED BY THK LATE DR. W. B. LAPHAM.
[Continued from Page 434, Vol. IX.]

William Henry Page, son of Benjamin Page, married Sally,
daughter of Joshua Wingate. Their children are as follows, viz. : —

Lucretia, born Sept. 27, 1811; died March 19, 1850.

Adelaide, born P'eb. 7, 1813.

William Henry, born July 12, 1818; died July 1871.

Michael Morrison, son of Morrison, was born in New-

buryport, December, 1773. Married Paulina Chipman of the same
place. Their ohililren are as follows, viz. : —

Henry, born 1796.
Paulina, born May, 1799.
WyatSt. Barb., born Jan., 1801.

Mrs. Paulina Morrison died, and Mr. Morrison married Anna,
daughter of William Hackett of Newburyport. Their children are
as follows, viz. : —

Michael James, born Apr. 9, 1813.
William Albert, born June 29, 1815.

Paul Stickney, son of Thomas Stickney, married Pemela, daugh-
ter of John and Therasa Stratton of this town. Their children are : —

Mary Gage, born Aug. 12, 1819.

John Henry, born Dec. 7, 1830; died Nov. 20, 1833.

John Henry, l)Orn Apr. 13, 18-^>6.

Winthrop Morse, son of Elisha Morse and Patty Howe, his wife, was
born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, September 7, 1793. Ordained as
a Baptist minister in Hallowell, September 9, 1818. Married Emily,
daughter of Ephraim Parkhurst of Framingham. Their issue : —

Martha Elizabeth, born Dec. 19, 1819.

Mr. Morse removed from this place August, 1820.

James Branscomb, son of Arthur Branscomb and Mary Hill, his
wife, was born in Newmarket, state of New Hampshire, February



HALLOWELL RECOEDS. 105

28, 1787. Came to this town with the family of Jonathan Longfellow,
1798. Married Clarissa, daughter of Simeon Hilton of Falmouth,
now Westbrook. Their children are : —

Mary Elizabeth, born June (i, 1815.
Arthur Henry, born July 16, 1820.

James Preble, son of Benjamin Preble and Joanna Bean, his wife,
was born in York (Maine), May 16, 1777. Came to this town
February 11, 1811. Married Nancy, daughter of John P. Egan of
this town. Their children are : —

Joannu, born Dec. 28, 1818.

Katharine, born June 11, 1818; died Apr. 5, 1842.

Harris Newall, born Dec. 27, 1822.

Oliver, born Feb. 11, 1826; died March 2, 1817.

Asa White, son of William White, married Sally Davis of this
town. Their children are : —

Mary, born May 17, 1819.
Lydia, born Dec. 22, 1821.
Rebeca, born Sept. 8, 1824.
Rufus, born Feb. 27, 1826.
Octavia, born Nov. 7, 1828.

Jesse Atwood was born in Ware, state of New Hampshire.
Married Polly Ladd. Their children are : —

Jonathan, born July 1, 1799.
Thompson, born Sept. 28, 1800.
Samuel, born Aug. 4, 1802.
Nancy, bom Apr. 28, 1805.
Daniel, born Apr. 24, 1807.
Betsey, born Nov. 5, 1810.
Larkin, born July 22, 1812.
Ruth, born Dec. 5, 1814.
George, born Sept. 11, 1817.

George Wales Carr, son of Thomas H. Cai-r and Bethiah, his
wife, was born in Hallowell, July 6, 1815.

Nathaniel Wing, son of Barney Wing and Hannah Berry, his
wife, was born in Harwich (now Brewster), December 25, 1768.
Married Polly, daughter of Samuel Crosby, of the same town, who



106 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIKTY.

was born June 26, 1774. Came to this place with his family
September 17, 1799. Their children are: —

Nathaniel, born Dec. 17, 1799; died Feb. 27, 1833.

Lovanza, born June 11, 1802.

John, born May 28. 1806.

Mary, born Dec. 23, 1808.

Freemai;, born June 26, 1812.

Hiram, born May 11, 1816.

Charles, born Dec. 9, 1818.

Mr. Nathaniel Wing died November 30, 1834.

John Kean, son of Timothy Kean was born in the county of Clare
in Ireland, June 24, 1750. Came to America in 1760. Came to
this town 1794. Mai'ried Margaret Forrester of Pownalborough.
Their children are : —

John, born Feb. 5, 1784.

£™r' } <^^^i"S' born May 2, 1786.

Veggy, born June 12, 1788.

Betsey, born Nov. 10, 1790.

Jane, born Dec. 13, 1792.

Harriet, born Sept., 1795.

Margaret, born June 24, 1799.

John Kean, son of the above, married Hannah Robinson of Bath.
Their children are : —

Susan, born Jan. 26, 1812.
Arabella, born, Apr. 3, 1813.
Margaret, born Feb. 10, 181.5.
Hannah, born 1817.

Mary, born May 3, 1819.

Mr. John Kean died August 26, 1848.

James Kean, son of John Kean, married Isabella Turner of Bath.
Their children are : —

Mary Ann, born May 15, 1818.
Sarah, born June 17, 1820.

John McKay, son of , married Mary, daughter

of John Kean. Their children are : —

James Henry, born Sept. 24, 1809.
William, born Dec. 24, 1810.



HALLOWELL RECORDS. , 107

Margcaret, born Aug. 24, 1812.
Daniel, born Oct. 16, 1814.
John, born Jan. 18, 1817.
Peter, born Aug. 17, 1820.

Mrs. McKay died July, 1825.

Ml'. McKay married Mary R., daughter of Levi Greenlief. Their
children are : —

Caroline P., born March 15, 1830.

Anna, !)orn Aug. 5, 1832.
Thadosia, born July 13, 1834.

Josiah Rollins was born in Newcastle, Maine, August 2G, 1769.
Married Huldah Richards of the same town. Came to this town
July, 1818. Their children are : —

William, born Feb. 1, 1808, )

Mary, born Apr. 4, 1810, [ in Jefferson.

Betsey, born Au^^ 11, 1812, )

Sally, born Feb. 21, 1815, / • j^ ,,
Hannah, born July 7, 1817, \ "^ ' '^'^•
Lucinda, born June 24, 1820, in Hallowell.

Nancy Train, daughter of the above named Huldah, by a former
husband, born August 25, 1804, in Newcastle. Eleanor Robinson,
daughter of the above Josiah, by a former wife, was born February
22, 1802, in Jefferson.

Mr. Josiah Rollins died March 3, 1851.

Eliphalet Rollins was born in Newcastle, Maine, November, 1759,
Married Mary Jones of said town. Their children are : —

Joseph, born Sept. 11, 1796.
Abigail, born Sept. 4, 1799.
Alexander, born Apr. 18, 1801.
Lydia, born Nov. 8, 1803.
James, born March 5, 1807.
Paul, born March 27, 1810.

Samuel "Winter, son of Samuel "Winter and Alice Sturwich his wife
was born in Purborough, county of Sussex in England, May 10,
1776. Married Jane Stringar of the same town. Came to this
town May 31, 1820. Their children are : —



108 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Fanny, born, Sept. 20, 1805, ]
William, born May 9, 1807,
Eliza, born March 6, 1809,

Jane, born Oct. 21, 1810, |

/-,, , 1 o 4. iio 1010 !- ii Purborough in Englaad.

Charles, born Sept. 26, 1812, [ p. n

Mary, born June 24, 1814,

Samuel, born June 24, 1814,

Ellen, born Sept. 26,1818, J

Thomas, born Mar. 5, 1821, ) •„ TT„n^„„ii
/-( w u o looi J- in Hallowell.

George, Feb. 2, 1824, i )

John Goodwin, son of Andrew Goodwin, married Nancy, daugh-
ter of William Springer of this town. He was born January 25,
1784. Their children are : —

John Andrew, born Dec. 17, 1815.
Mary Springer, born July 2, 1817.
James Oscar, born Dec. 2, 1818.
Greenleaf, born Mar. 17, 1820.
Hannah Sjiringer, born Aug. 21, 1821.
Edwin Springer, born Aug. 21, 1821.
Charles Frederick, born June 8, 1822.
George Franklin, born June 8, 1822.
William Henry, born June 17, 1823.
Eugene Augustus, born Apr. 10, 1833.
Thomas Philbrook, born Feb. 3, 1835.

William White, son of Benjamin White, married Lydia, daughter
of Ezekiel Page. Their children are : —

Timothy, born July 25, 1785.
William, born Nov. 5, 1787.
Asa, born Aug. 15, 1790. Died.
Stephen, born Oct. 12, 1794.
Freeman, born Oct. 8. 1797.
Kufus, born Apr. 28, 1800.
Joshua Tayler, May 16, 1802. Died.
Levi, born Aug. 7, 1805.

Timothy White, son of the above named William, married Han-
nah Davis of this town. Their children are : —

Warren, born March, 1812.

Sena.

Emeliiie.

Timothy.



HALLOWELL RECORDS. 109

William White, son of the above named William White married
Charlotte Lovell of this town, formerly of Starks. Their children
are : —

James Madison, born Feb. 19, 1809.
Clarrissa, born Dec. 6, 1812.
William, born June 13, 1814.
Henry Sumner, born Aug. 19, 1816.
Sophronia, born Aug. 28, 1822.
Alonzo Russell, born Feb. 19, 1829.
Olive Jane, boin June 19, 1831.

James Atkins, son of James Atkins and Content Lander, his wife,
was born in Sandwich, May 4, 1764. Married Hannah Nye, of
the same town, who was born January 17, 1769. Their children
are : —

Hannah Nye, born Aug. 21, 1791.
Thomas Nye, born July 8, 1704.
James, born Apr. 20, 1797.
Harriet, born Sept. 28, 1799.
Celia, born Nov. 9, 1801.
• Eliza, born Aug. 4, 1805.
Rebecca Freeman, born Jan., 1809.

Mr. James Atkins died February 2, 1819.

John Jones, son of James Jones and Huldah Hancock, his wife,
was born in Madison, December 3, 1784. Married Hannah,

daughter of Jones, of Sydney ; came to this town 1808. Their

children are : —

Mary, born Sept. 8, 1810.

John, born July 2, 1812.

Augustus, born Aug. 1.5, 1814.

Harriet, born Mar. 5, 1817.

Caroline, born Aug. 15, 1831, adopted — a daughter of Mrs. Jones.

Mrs. Hannah Jones died November 11, 1849.

Alexander Medee, son of Thomas Medee, was born in Ipswich,
Massachusetts, June 27, 1790; married Charlotte Brown, of the
same place ; came to this town October, 1815. Their children
are : —

Mary, boru Sept. 7, 1816.
Thomas, born Mar. 2, 1820.



110 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Frederick, born Oct. 6, 1823.

Alfred, bom Dec. 12, 182.5.

Stephen, born Oct. 16, 1828.

Lucy, born Mar.. 1835.

Charlotte Medea, born Mar., 1830, ado^jted child.

James Brown, son of Joseph Brown and Charlotte Tinges, his
wife, was born April, 1782. Married Hannah, daughter of Thomas
Medee, of Ipswich. Their children are : —

Hannah, born Aug. 22, 1804.

Thomas, born Mar. 20, 1807.

James Warren, born Feb. 7, 1809.

David, born June 16, 1811.

John, born July 15, 1814. Died.

George, born Sept. 30, 1815.

Lucy, born Mar. 2. 1820.

Charlotte, born Sept. 4, 1824. Died Sept., 1827.

Eliza Ann, born Sept. 4, 1827.

Gideon Barker, said to be of this town, married Lavinia, daugh-
ter of Joseph Brown, of this town. Their issue is one son, named
Abijah, born September 10, 1812.

Mr. Barker died and his widow married John Morgan, of
Pittston. Their children are : —

Abigail, born Sept. 26, 1818.
William, born Aug. 12, 1820.



NOTES.

AN AUTOGRAPH OF JOHX HOLMES.

Mk. Noali Brooks sends to the secretary of the Maine Historical

Society the following note: —

To the Secretary.

The Ark, Castine, Maine, October 4, 1898.

Dear Sir : — The enclosed autograph of John Holmes, once senator from
Maine, and several times Representative in Congress from the district of
Maine, might possibly be valued by the Maine Historical Society.

As you will see it was addressed to the publishers of the National
Intelligencer, Washington, and gives the announcement of the death of
his father.



PROCEEDINGS. Ill

Senator Holmes' first wife was the sister of ray father, the late Barker
Brooks. His second wife was Caroline Swan, a daughter of Gen.
Henry Knox.

Tours sincerely,

Noah Drooks.

The enclosure to which the above note refers is as follows: —
Died in Kingston, County of Plymouth, Masses, on the nineteenth, Mr.
Melatiah Holmes, father of Mr. Holmes of the U. S. Senate, aged 83
years. He died at his residence on his farm which he had occupied
about 60 years. His ancestors were among the first settlers who landed
at Plymouth. Please to insert for

J. Holmes.

In the July number of the Quarterly, sixteen lines from the bottom of
page two hundred and ninety-one, the name Kenniston is a mistake; it
should read, " her sister Eunice [Beath] FuUertou adopted the babe."
The author of this article has had letters from members of the Society
asking for the name of William Fullerton's wife. William Fullerton^
married Jennet Beath^, a sister to Walter Beath', and consequently John
Beath^ and Maigaret Fullerton^, who were married in 1739, were cousins.
The author desires an answer to the following queston: — " Was Jennet
Gilmore the name of the mother of Walter Beath^ and Jennet Beath' ? "



PROCEEDINGS.

Thursday, October 27, 1898.

The fall meeting of the Society was held in the
Library Hall, Portland, and was called to order at 2.30
P. M. by the President, Mr. Baxter.

A report of the accessions to the Library since the
Annual Meeting was read by the Librarian, Mr. Bryant,
who also read some extracts from the early records of
Windham, Maine, contributed by Mr. Samuel T. Dole.
At the conclusion of the paper, remarks were made by
Mr. George F. Talbot upon its various points of interest.



112 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Rev. Dr. Burrage read an abstract from a paper
contributed by him on Captain John Wilson and some
military matters in Maine during the War of 1812.
This paper contains the military orders which Captain
Wilson received during the War of 1812, contributed
by Mrs. A. W. Pendleton, of Topsham, daughter of
Captain Wilson.

Mr. George F. Talbot read abstracts from his histor-
ical address on Washington Academy of East Machias,
delivered at its centennial anniversai-y in 1892.

Mr. Talbot's paper called forth extended remarks of
appreciation of the work accomplished by Washington
Academy, from Professor Henry L. Chapman and Rev.
Dr. Asa Dalton.

At the adjonrnment of the afternoon session an in-
formal reception was extended to the venerable Hon.
James W. Bradbury, of Augusta, who was present
throughout the meeting.

At the evening session Mr. Nathan Goold read a
paper on Colonel Jonathan Mitchell's Cumberland
County Militia Regiment in the Bagaduce Expedition
of 1779.

Mr. J. H. Drummond presented for the Archives of
the Society a genealogical paper containing some
further facts concerning the Rogers families of
Georgetown.

Adjourned.




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captain!^avilliam ladd. 113



CAPTAIN WILLIAM LADD,

THE APOSTLE OF PEACE.
BY JOHN WITHAM PENNEY.

Read before the Maine Historical Society, February 24, 1S98.

The first comprehensive plan for organized effort
for the promotion of peace in this country, and per-
haps in the world, was promulgated by Doctor Benja-
min Rush, in about 1790, while we were engaged in a
frontier war with the Indians. In sentiment and
scope his plan is not very much unlike the constitu-
tion of the American Peace Society of to-day. It is
true that William Penn, the great Quaker peace-
maker, in 1693-94, in a season of almost universal war,
published in London, England, a plea for eternal
peace among the nations, which he calls, " An Essay
towards the Present and Future Peace of Europe, by
the establishment of an European Byet, Parliament,
or Estates." Dr. Rush's scheme, however, has the
merit of more detail and is rather a plan than an
essay.

Doctor Rush was born in Pennsylvania in 1745 and
died in 1813. At the a^-e of about fifteen he was
graduated at Princeton College, and early in life
became eminent as a physician. Later in life he was
honored for his medical works, and greatly esteemed
for his wide philanthropies. He was an ardent patriot
and took an active part in the Revolution ; was a
member of the Congress of 1776, " the time that tried
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114 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

men's souls"; was a signer of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence, and served in the Revolutionary war as
surgeon-general and physician-general. At the time
of his death he was serving as treasurer of the United
States mint at Philadelphia.

Doctor Rush's plan anticipated the formation of
peace societies in this country and Europe by about
twenty-five years, and of a national (the American
Peace Society) by thirty-eight years. The Massachu-
setts Peace Society was organized December 26, 1815,
being the first in the United States. This was fol-
lowed by the Maine Society, organized January 31,
1817.

The following is an abstract of Dr. Rush's plan : —

Art. 1st. Let a Secretary of the Peace be appointed to preside at
this office, who shall be perfectly free from all the present absurd
and vulgar European prejudices on the subject of government : Let
him be a genuine republican and a sincere Christian, for the princi-
ples of republicanism and Christianity are no less friendly to univer-
sal and perpetual peace than they are to universal and equal liberty.

Art. 2nd. Provides for the maintenance of free schools and the
principles of the Christian religion, for it belongs to this religion ex-
clusively to teach us, not only to cultivate peace with all men, but to
forgive, nay more, to love our enemies.

Art. 3rd. Provides for the free distribution of the Bible at the
public expense.

Art. 4th. Let the following sentence be inscribed, in letters of
gold, over the doors of every State and Court house in the United
States: "The Son of Man came not into the world to desti'oy
men's lives, but to save them."

Art. 5th. Provides for the repeal of sanguinary laws.

Art. 6th. To subdue the passion of war, Avhich education,
added to human depravity, have made universal ; a familiarity with



CAPTAIN AVILLIAM LADD. 115

the instruments of death, as well as all military shows, should be
carefully avoided. For which reason, military laws should every-
where be repealed, and military dresses and military titles should be
laid aside. Reviews tend to lessen the horrors of battle, by con-
necting them with the charms of order : Militia laws generate
idleness and vice and thereby produce the wars they are said to pre-
vent. Military dresses fascinate the minds of young men and lead
them from useful and serious professions ; were there no uniforms
there would probably be no armies. Lastly, militia titles feed van-
ity and keep up ideas in the mind, which lessen a sense of the follies
and miseries of war.

Art. 7th. In the last place ; let a large room, adjoining the fed-
eral hall, be appropriated for transacting the business and preserv-
ing all the records of this office. Over the door of this room let
there be a sign, on which the figure of a lamb, a dove, and an olive
branch should be painted, together with the following inscription, in
letters of gold : " Peace on Earth — Good Will to Men. Ah, Avhy
will men forget that they are brethren ? " This article also provides
for ornamenting this room with appropriate emblems and pictures,
and the performance of " Odes and Anthems in praise of the bless-
ings of peace."

In order the more deeply to affect the minds of the citizens of
the United States with the blessings of peace, by contrasting them
with the evils of war, let the following inscriptions be painted on the
sign which is placed over the door of the war office : —

1. An office for butchering the human species.

2. A widow and orphan making office.

3. A broken bone making office.

4. A wooden leg making office.

5. An office for creating private and public vices.

6. An office for creating public debt.

7. An office for creating speculators, stock jobbers and bank-
rupts.

8. An office for creating famine.

9. An office for creating political diseases.

10. An office for creating poverty and the destruction of liberty
and National happiness.



116 MAINK HISTOKICAL SOCIETY.

In the lobby of this office let there be painted representations of
all the common military instruments of death ; also human skulls,
broken bones, unburied and putrefying dead bodies, hospitals
crowded with sick and wounded soldiers, villages on fire, mothers in
besieged towns, eating the flesh of their children, ships sinking in
the ocean, rivers dyed with blood, and extensive plains without tree
or fence, or any other object but the ruins of deserted farm houses.
Above all this group of woful figures, let the following words be in-
serted in red characters, to represent human blood : —
National Glory.

Thus from the fertile brain of Doctor Eush ema-
nated the pioneer scheme for the promotion and dis-
semination of the principles of a perpetual peace. He
did not live to see the establishment of his scheme or
the man who in the fullest sense could be called his
successor. Forty years had passed when, in 1819,
Captain William Ladd stood by the death-bed of Doc-
tor Appleton of Bowdoin College, where, says Elihu
Burritt, " It may have been the first time that he had
ever heard of such societies." Mr. Burritt also says :
^' The first address that seemed to introduce him to
the public as a speaker of great force was delivered in
Portland, in 1824, before the Peace Society of Maine."

William Ladd was of a family for generations prom-
inent. He was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, May
10, 1778, and died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
April 9, 1841. He was the oldest son of Eliphalet
Ladd, an eminent merchant, who removed to Ports-
mouth, New Hampshire, about 1795, and died there
in 1806.

Wilham Ladd was graduated from Harvard Univer-
sity in 1797, at the age of nineteen years, and received



CAPTAIN WILLIAM LADD. 117

his degree of A. B. Instead of entering the medical
profession, as designed bj his parents, he went to sea
as a common sailor in one of his father's vessels. At
the age of twenty he sailed from Portsmouth as com-
mander of one of the largest ships that had ever sailed
from that port, and soon became one of the most
highly esteemed sea captains of New England. Amass-
ing a fortune, he abandoned the sea in a few years
and settled in Savannah, Georgia, as a merchant, but
soon removed to Florida, where he ensj-as-ed in the
cultivation of cotton, employing both free and slave
labor, with some crude emancipation scheme in view
for the abolition of slavery.

His scheme, tinctured with the inconsistency of
Whitefield's "Orphan Asylum" — a charity supported
by slave labor — soon fell through, and a large portion
of his fortune with it. Then, upon the death of his
father in 1806, he returned to Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, and again trod the quarter-deck, visiting
many foreign lands, the war of 1812 bringing his sea-
faring life to a close. It was on one of his voyages to
England, when at the age of twenty-one, he was united
in marriage with Sophia Ann Augusta Stidolph, of
London. This marritige, like many another, has its
romance, all the more bewitching because of the veil
of secrecy that has let only now and then a vague hint
escape. She was a lady far below him in mental
endowment, and in tiiose excellencies of mind and
soul that distinguish the patrician in character from
the plebeian. But she was always honored as his wife,
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118 MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

accompanying him in all his voyages at sea, where
she once saved the vessel and cargo by crying out,
as they were being boarded by pirates, " Yellow
fever, yellow fever ; the captain's sick with yellow
fever." This circumstance, it is said, she once used
with effect as an illustration in a lyceum argument
at Minot, on the affirmative side of the question, " Is
it ever justifiable to lie?" She died at Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, December 29, 1855, aged seventy-
five. They had no children.

The Cumberland County Registry of Deeds shows
that Captain William Ladd bought, in 1813, of James
Jewett of New Durham, New Hampshire, what was
called the " New Farm" in the town of Minot, Maine,
for which he paid seven thousand, seven hundred and
fifty dollars. This seems to be a round sum for a
farm at the time that a hostile British fleet stood in
the offing of Portland harbor, and Munjoy Hill was
covered by the state militia, and especially as said
farm was in " a poor little backwoods town," as Cap-
tain Ladd says of Minot in one of his letters written
in 1828. This so called " New Farm" is located on
the plateau of one of those majestic hills, that fall
little short of the dignity of mountains, known as
" Center Hill," in Center Minot, of which there are
many in what once comprised Bakerstown, of which
Minot was a part until 1802.

The locality has many interesting historical associa-
tions. Here, on this hill, lived and died Moses Emery,



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