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FROM THEIR FIRST EXPLORATION, A. D. 1605 ; WITH
BY CYRUS EATON:
and Member Elect of the Maine Hist. Society.
“Gather up the fragments, that nothing be lost.” – John, 6, 12.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
1865 hay 22
Putan, to tell
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by
ERRATA. Page 8, line 31, for N.
W r ead s. W.
" 351, " 6, occurs an error, taken from the papers of the day, which the modesty of Dr. Levensaler makes him peculiarly desirous of having corrected; therefore instead of Medical Director of the Southern Department, read one of the Medical Examining Board at Beaufort, S. C.
Page 417, line 11, for according, read according to.
To the people of THOMASTON, ROCKLAND, and South ThomasTON, this work, executed under the pressure of many difficulties, sorrows, and anxieties, both public and domestic, is now humbly presented by the author and his devoted assistant, as the only return they can make for the generous patronage, uniform kindness, and ready hospitality, everywhere extended to them, — without which, under the circumstances, they could hardly have had the confidence and spirit to persevere in the arduous undertaking. If it shall be found a faithful and impartial transcript of the past, and reasonably free from those errors which necessarily result from the examination and collation of so many facts and documents nowhere to be found in print and with no living interpreter, for the most part, to elucidate, it will have accomplished the utmost expectations of the author. If in any instance it should fail in this, he hopes the generous reader will pardon, and impute it rather to lack of ability than to any wilful negligence or sinister purpose.
From the public at large, the author can hardly expect the favor bestowed upon his former publication of the kind, which in some respects was less local in its character. Should any complaint be made that the present work in its appearance and arrangement in the form of annals, too faithfully follows in the track of its predecessor, it may be well to explain that such was the wish and stipulation of the Thomaston Natural History Society under whose auspices the work was originally commenced and continued till the almost total dissolution of that Society by death and the calls of the supervening war. Those portions of the early history of Thomaston which had been forestalled in the Annals of Warren, are now more lightly passed over to make room for additional particulars, or varied by more liberal quotations from the actors and cotemporary writers.