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OF THE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

VOLUME III.

CONCORD:
PRINTED BY JACOB B. MOORE.

1832.

HARVARD COLLEGE UBRARY 1868, Afor. 24

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Constitution of the Society,

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Resident Members of the Society,

Honorary Members of the Society,

Officers of the Society,

Article.

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11. Memoir of Samuel Dana, of Amherst. By Hon. CHARLES

H. ATHERTON,

JI. Memoir of Wyseman Clagett, of Litchfield

CHARLES H. ATHERTON,

III. First settlers of Somersworth,

IV. Journal of Rev. John Pike, of Dover,

V. Sketches of Northwood,

VI. Original Papers.

1. Return of Commissioners, &c.

2. Letter to Major Simon Willard,

97

3. do. from Committee of Militia, &c. - - 97

4. Votes for Magistrates, 1676,

99

5. Letter from James Parker to Governor and Council 100

6. Account of people destroyed by the Indian war, 1676, 101

* VII. Sketches of Graduates of Dartmouth College, - 102, 238

VIII. Account of the Insurrection in N. H. 1786, -

117

IX. Letter from Cotton Mather to John Woodward,

122

X. Anniversary Address, June, 1928. By Hon. SALMA HALE, 123

XI. Uring's Notices of New-England, 1709,

- - 139

XII. Instances of Longevity in Canterbury, N. H.

151

XIII. Provincial Taxes in N. H. 1753-1766,

. - 152

XIV. Anniversary Address, June, 1831. By Hon. CHARLES

II. ATHERTON, -: .. - 153

XV. Historical Sketches of' Warner, N. H. By Dr. Moses

Long, - - - - - - -

179

XVI. Memoir of Rev. Federal Burt,

207

XVII. Penacook Papers, 1659-1668,

212

- XVIII. Account of the Storm and Avalanches at the White

Mountains in 1826. By Jacob B. MOORE, Esq. - 224

XIX. A Plan for providing Materials for History, - - 233

XX. Memoir of Abel Parker. By Jacob B. MOORE, Esq. 258

XXI. Account of the Destruction of the Willey family, in the

Notch of the White Mountains, in 1826. By Prof.

THOMAS C. UPHAM, - - - - -

266

XXII. Original Papers.

1. Letter from Rev. Joshua Moodey,

281

Gov. Benning Wentworth, -

282

Gov. John Wentworth,

283

" Col. Isaac Royall,

234

5. Petition against location of Dartmouth College, 286

6. Revolutionary Correspondence, &c.

289

XXIII. Sketch of Capt. John Pickering,

292

XXIV. Memoir of Oliver Peabody, .

297

CONSTITUTION

OF THE

New-Hampshire Historical Society.

1. The object of the New Hampshire Historical Society shall be to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.

2. The Society shall consist of resident and honorary members, the former to be persons residing in the State of New Hampshire; the latter, persons residing elsewhere. The number of resident members shall not exceed fifty; the number of honorary members shall not exceed the number of the resident.

3. The election of members shall be by ballot at the annual meetings. No member shall hereafter be elected by less than six votes; and, in all cases, the votes of two-thirds of the members present shall be necessary to a choice.

4. Each member (honorary members excepted, with whom it shall be optional) shall pay, before the annual meeting next following his election, the sum of five dollars. The Society may assess taxes at the annual meetings, on each resident member, not exceeding three dollars in one year. Any person neglecting to pay the aforesaid sum of five dollars, or any tax, for the term of two years, shall cease to be a member.

and plac It shall be one of the

Constitution of the Historical Society. 5 5. The annual meeting of the Society shall be holden at Concord, on the second Wednesday in June. Other meetings may be held at such times and places as the Society may from time to time direct. It shall be the duty of the President, and in his absence, of one of the Vice-Presidents, upon the application of three members, to call a special meeting of the Society, of which notice shall be given in a newspaper printed in Concord, and another printed in Portsmouth, at least fifteen days before the meeting.

6. The officers of the Society, to be elected at the annual meeting and by ballot, shall be-a President, two Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, and a Librarian, who'shall hold their offices for the term of one year, and until others are elected in their places; provided, that the first election of officers under this Constitution shall be made at such time and place as the Society may direct.

7. The Constitution may be amended at any annual meeting, as the Society shall deem proper, by the votes of two-thirds of the members present; provided, notice of the proposed amendment shall be given in writing, and entered on the journal at the preceding annual meeting.

A true copy of the Constitution of the Historical Society, adopted June 13, 1823.

JOHN KELLY, Rec. Sec'ry.

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