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Norton Jacob Journal

  Norton Jacob, 1804-1879   Autobiography (1804-1847)   Typescript, HBLL   THE LIFE OF NORTON JACOB I was born the 11th day of August 1804, in the town of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and...

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George Washington’s Rules of Civility

Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present. When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usualy Discovered....

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The Petition exhibited to his Majesty by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, concerning divers Rights and Liberties of the Subjects, with the King’s Majesty’s royal answer thereunto...

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Nehemias Americanus: The Life of John Winthrop

LET Greece boast of her patient Lycurgus, the lawgiver, by whom diligence, temperance, fortitude and wit were made the fashions of a therefore long-lasting and renowned commonwealth: let Rome tell of her devout Numa,...