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Chevy
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A Comprehensive History... of Eastham, Wellfleet, and Orleans

(ran across this)

http://capecodhistory.us/Pratt/Pratt000-toc.htm


  A

    COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY,

     

    ECCLESIASTICAL AND CIVIL,

    0 F

    EASTHAM,

    WELLFLEET AND ORLEANS,

    COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE, MASS.

    From 1644 to 1844.

    BY

    REV. ENOCH PRATT; OF BREWSTER,

    YARMOUTH:

    PUBLISHED BY W. S. FISHER AND CO.

    1844.

iii.

    INDEX.
     
      Situation and Boundaries of the Town—Description of the Town,     

    1 to 5
    Notice of the place before the settlement of the English—Of the Indians, and the purchase of the territory from them, with the grant of the Colony Court,    

    6 to 12
    Notice of the seven first settlers of Eastham, viz., Thomas Prince, John Doane, Nicholas Snow, Josias Cook, Richard Higgins, John Smalley, and Edward Bangs,    

    12 to 22
    Notice of other settlers in the town, from 1646 to 1700,    

    22 to 31
    Votes and proceedings of the Town, with some Acts of the Colony Court, from 1646 to 1690—Settlement of the Rev. Samuel Treat, with a sketch of his character, &c.—Men and money to carry on the War with the Narragansett Indians—King Philip's War, &c.—Letters from Bridgewater, Rehoboth, and Taunton, in answer to an invitation from the Cape Towns to come and live with them until their troubles with the Indians should be over, &c.    

    31 to 47
    From the Union of the Old Colony with Massachusetts, in 1691, to the separation of Wellfleet, in 1763—New Patent granted by the King and Queen of England—Fisheries regulated by law—Money for support of the War—Meetinghouse repaired —Scarcity of Money—The Town School—Line settled between Eastham and Harwich—Death of Rev. Samuel Treat—Two new Meeting houses built—Settlement of the Rev. Mr. Osborn; his life and character; dismission by Council, and their result—Benjamin Webb settled, his character and death—Bills of Credit by General Court—Land Bank    

     

    iv.
    —Petition for a new County below Yarmouth—Settlement of Rev. Joseph Crocker in the South part of the Town; his life and death, &c.—Settlement of Rev. Mr. Cheever in the North part,    

    47 to 73
    Principal events and doings of the town from 1773 to 1797, when Orleans was separated—Settlement of Rev. Mr. Bascom in the South part of the Town—The part which the Town took in the Revolutionary War—Their Resolutions, Money, and Men, to carry it on—New Constitution—Paper money depreciated—Governor and other State Officers chosen by the People—Termination of the War—Settlement of Rev. Mr. Shaw, his character and death, &c.—Shipwrecks, &c.    

     73 to 85
    From 1797 to 1844—Division of the Town—Orleans incorporated—Death of Gen. Washington—Town Records to belong to Orleans—Meeting house repaired and enlarged—War declared with England, &c.—The part the town took in it— Shipwrecks—Methodist Episcopal Church, 1820—Camp Meeting—Revision of the Constitution— Rev. Mr. Babcock settled—Dismissed, 1840—Rev. Mr. Hardy, his death, &c.—Church, third Congregation from Plymouth,    

    85 to 99
    Education,    

    99
    Census,    

    101
    Deputies to Colony Court,    

    103
    Representatives to the General Court,    

    105
    Town Treasurers and Clerks,    

    105
    Selectmen,    

    107
    Description of Wellfleet,    

    110
    Notice of some of the first settlers,    

    113 to 116
    North Precinct organized, &c.    

    117
    Rev. Mr. Oakes first Minister,    

    117
    Call and Settlement of Rev. Mr. Lewis,    

    119-122
    Wellfleet set off as a District,    

    123-125
    The votes and transactions of the District,    

    125
    Oyster Fishery,    

    126
    Resolutions and doings in reference to the Revolutionary War,    

    127
    County Congress, &c.    

    128
    Treaty concluded,    

    131
    Rev. Levi Whitman settled,    

    133

    v.
    Death of Rev. Mr. Lewis,    

    133
    District Schools,    

    134
    Meeting house enlarged,    

    135
    Episcopal Methodist Society,    

    136
    Rev. Mr. Whitman's dismission,    

    138
    Ordination of Rev. Timothy Davis,    

    139
    Declaration of war with Great Britain,    

    140
    Rev. Mr. Davis' Dismission,    

    142
    Congregational Church, South part of the Town,    

    143
    Rev. Stephen Bailey,    

    143
    Call of Rev. Joseph Merrill,    

    144
    Rev. W. H. Adams and Rev. J. Dodd,    

    144
    Education,    

    145
    Census,    

    147
    Town Clerks, Representatives, and Selectmen,    

    149
    Orleans, description of,    

    150
    One hundred and thirty-seven Proprietors,    

    166
    Universalist Society,    

    169
    Ordination of Mr. Stillman Pratt,    

    170
    Rev. Jacob White,    

    172
    Education,    

    172
    Census,    

    172
    Selectmen,    

    173
    Representatives,    

    174
    Ancient manners and customs,    

     177

     

     

     

vii.

    PREFACE.

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