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Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1836.
by Marsh, CAPEN & Lyon, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of New-Hampshire.
Asa M'Farland, Printer, concord;
In comparing our institutions with those of other portions of the civilized earth, a reflecting mind is naturally led to enquire concerning the origin of those institutions and the character of their founders. Happily, there are abundant means of satisfying such enquiries. The early history of our country is not involved in fable nor obscurity. The venerable pioneers who considered themselves but" as stepping-stones to those who should come after," have left behind them other memorials than the blessed institutions of which their labors and sufferings, their wisdom, courage, fortitude, piety, and perseverance,
laid the foundations. Authentic records, biographical and historical, of the little band, self-exiled for conscience sake to the wilds of Amerịca, have been handed down for the instruction and admiration of posterity. "Memorials” and Journals”” of transactions and events in New Englanil, in an early perfod of our national infancy, wete care fadly andiftithfully noted down, and with some ežceptiofis; lta ve beer carefully preserved and -gathered up;..10 thiese, the rbiling tide of time, while bearing us as a nation onward to power and greatness, gives perpetually increasing value and interest. Some of these accounts, it is the object of this little work, compiled from undoubted authorities, to bring before the rising generation.
But while thus exhibiting the lives and characters of