Kennebec 68 Kennebec Bridge 28
Land bank 15, 68 Leicester Academy, Lancaster 16
Massachusetts State 7, 20, 25, 29, 36, 41, 42, 58, 59, 64
Matrimonial 66, 67, 68
Milton Paper Mill 15
Newport congregational Church 19 New York 41 New York Literature 65 North and South Rivers, Salem 19 North Carolina 64
Pavement on Boston neck 68 Philanthropic 68 Plymouth Beach 44, 54, 55, 61, 68 Providence Episcopal Church 47 Providence Street 20, 21, 22
Rhode Island 64 Rhode Island College 7, 49, 50, 51 Rhode Island Lottery for Advancement of Religion 34 River Parker Bridge 7, 9, 10, 11
South Hadley Canal 48, 68 Stonington Point Meeting-House 65, 66 Sudbury 61, 68
Taunton great River 12
Union Canal 31, 40, 41
Washington monument 39 Williamstown Free School 7, 20, 25, 42, 43
While this work does not pretend to be a history, it will yet present many historical facts. Its object is to show from old newspapers, which are not accessible to all, such items and comments upon a variety of subjects as might be supposed to amuse or instruct both old and young.
It is not the easy thing that many imagine to examine, read, and select from a vast number of newspapers such matter as is believed to be worth reproducing. Possibly to some it would seem to be a stupid and an uninteresting work. The Compiler, however, has found it a source of pleasure to make and arrange these selections; and the value of his work will be greatly enhanced if these volumes should prove of interest to any considerable number of persons.
There appears to be from year to year a growing taste among the most cultivated people for quaint and curious reminiscences of the Olden Time; and as these volumes will be of a handy size for the pocket or carpetbag, it is hoped that they will be welcomed by many who would not undertake to read a more pretentious or cumbersome work on similar topics.