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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 2 2 Browse Search
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held at that time, under the old Constitution of 1775, on the County Court-day of each county, and we are induced to remember this particular day from the fact that numbers of persons were deterred from going from this city to cast their voice in Hanover. The old freehold system was then in operation, and every man had a right to vote in any county in which he held land enough to make him a voter. Numbers of Richmond residents held freeholds in Hanover. It was on the night of the 6th of November, 1812, that the snow began to fall upon the legions of Napoleon in Russia. In that fatal night 30,000 horses perished, and all the subsequent disasters of the campaign may be traced to that fall of snow — Would to Heaven that the invaders who pollute our soil might suffer as much or worse from the snow that began to fall on Thursday night. But our country is not far enough North for that. The snow in this latitude and at this time of the year cannot last very long. There may be much suff