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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Note (search)
Note the intelligent reader of the following record cannot fail to notice occasional inaccuracies in respect to persons, places, and dates; and, as a matter of course, will make due allowance for the prevailing prejudices and errors of the period to which it relates. That there are passages indicative of a comparatively recent origin, and calculated to cast a shade of doubt over the entire narrative, the Editor would be the last to deny, notwithstanding its general accordance with historical verities and probabilities. Its merit consists mainly in the fact that it presents a tolerably lifelike picture of the Past, and introduces us familiarly to the hearths and homes of New England in the seventeenth century. A full and accurate account of Secretary Rawson and his family is about to be published by his descendants, to which the reader is referred who wishes to know more of the personages who figure prominently in this Journal 1866.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Margaret Smith's Journal (search)
t I had not, he knit his brows, and looked at me very sternly. Mr. Rawson, said he, your niece, I fear me, has much more need of spiritual e yesterday on our journey to Newbury. There were eight of us,—Rebecca Rawson and her sister, Thomas Broughton, his wife, and their man-servad against the schemers and ranters. I quite agree, said he, with Mr. Rawson, that they should have hanged ten where they did one. Cousin Reberfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee. June 30, 1678. Mr. Rawson and Sir Thomas Hale came yesterday from Boston. I was rejoiced tantation at Spurwink. Polly is not beautiful and graceful like Rebecca Rawson, but she hath freshness of youth and health, and a certain good met Robert Pike, who hath returned from the eastward. He said Rebecca Rawson had just told him how matters stood with Leonard, and that he wwas but a knave and impostor, deceiving with abominable villany Rebecca Rawson and most of her friends (although my grandmother was never sati