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HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL, AND BIOGRAPHICAL
1652 to 1893.
SKETCHES OF THE NEILL'S, JANNET'S, HOL-
LINGSWOKTH'S, AND OTHER COGNATE
PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.
"It is a useful employment for societies, as well as individuals, to look back through their past history and mark the dealings of a kind Providence toward them." (Bishop Meade.) "It is wise for us to recur to the history of our ancestors. Those who are regardless of their ancestors, and of their posterity, who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future in the transmission of life from their ancestors to their posterity, do not perform their duty to the world. To be faithful to ourselves we must keep our ancestors and posterity within reach and grasp of our thoughts and affections. Living in the memory and retrospect of the past, and hoping with affection and care for those who are to come after us, we are true to ourselves only when we act with becoming pride for the blood we inherit, and which we are to transmit to those who shall fill our places." (Daniel Webster.) "I have never known a person whose self-reliance was of so austere a cast that he did not take pleasure when it was in his power to do so in tracing his descent from an honored line." (Edward Everett.)