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John Wheelwright; His Writings, Including His Fast-Day Sermon, 1637 and His Mercurius Americanus, 1645 with a Paper Upon the Genuineness of the Indian Deed of 1629, and a Memoir (Paperback) Loot Price: R386
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John Wheelwright; His Writings, Including His Fast-Day Sermon, 1637 and His Mercurius Americanus, 1645 with a Paper Upon the...
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John Wheelwright; His Writings, Including His Fast-Day Sermon, 1637 and His Mercurius Americanus, 1645 with a Paper Upon the Genuineness of the Indian Deed of 1629, and a Memoir (Paperback)

John Wheelwright

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFACE. HE editor ventures to hope that the members of the Prince Society will find this volume, which contains documents not generally accessible even to scholars, a useful contribution to an important and interesting chapter of our early history. The Memoir has been prepared from materials, many of them existing only in manuscript, collected from all known sources of information on the subject in this country; supplemented by the fruits of such inquiry in England as time and opportunity allowed. Though necessarily meagre, it is the only approach to a complete biography of Wheelwright yet written; and will enable the historical student, it is confidently hoped, to form a juster estimate of the man and the influences by which he was surrounded here," than any other published account. The author of the Memoir has not withheld his opinions, where the expression of them seemed proper. Though they do not in all respects agree with those of some writers who have treated of the same subjects, yet they have been formed formed from undisputed facts, upon full consideration, and without known prejudice; and they are submitted as fully sustained by the historical evidence. A half-century has passed since the Hon. James Savage first questioned the genuineness of the Wheelwright deed of 1629. In each edition of Winthrop's History of New England issued under his supervision, he introduced an elaborate argument to prove the deed spurious; and in his Genealogical Dictionary he declared his conviction to the same effect. Some other historical writers expressed the same views; notably John Farmer, Esq., in his edition of Belknap's New Hampshire, in 1831, and the Rev. Dr. J. M. Whiton, in his Sketches of the History of the State, in 1834. Other gentlemen, conversant wit...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Wheelwright
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-12328-3
Barcode: 9781235123283
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LSN: 1-235-12328-6

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