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IN BELCHERTOWN, MASS.,
FROM ITS ORGANIZATION, 114 YEARS,
WITH NOTICES OF
THE PASTORS AND OFFICERS,
AND LIST OF COMMUNICANTS CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED,
TRACING GENEALOGIES, INTERMARRIAGES AND FAMILY RELATIVES.
TO THE FIRST SETTLERS AND
EARLY HISTORY OF THE PLACE.
BY HON. MARK DOOLITTLE.
"I will remember the work of the Lord: Surely I will remember thy
Entered according to an Act of Congress, in the year 1852,
BY HOPKINS, BRIDGMAN & Co., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Mass.
. 8, TAYLOR, PRINTER.
In giving the following pages to the public through the press, a few introductory remarks seem to me appropriate. In the un. dertaking and progress of collecting materials comprised in this little volume, the thought of giving them to the public in this way never entered my mind. The labor was begun, in a limited way, many years since, and attended to only when other things did not press, as a paramount claim upon my time, and pursued to gratify my own curiosity, having a desire to learn who, in by-gone days, occupied the places we now occupy; whence they were, and what they were in condition, character and pursuits, in life's short pilgrimage. The more I gathered relating to them the greater was my desire to gather more, and extend it to their whole history, political, civil, religious, and social; and this, from all the sources within my reach, records, writings
and orally, carefully preserving all that seem-- ed to aid me in attaining my object. Some
six years since, in looking over my loose