Portland, Maine: Charles Day & Company, 1836. Octavo. Item #016520
36p a scarce item withdrawn from Long Island Historical Society. Josaih Pierce was a state senator and judge who gave this address on the town's centennial (while it was founded in 1736, its history goes back as he points out to the time of King Phillip's War). He recounts early events to the "fifth Indian war" and he points to the early formal protests made (1768) that were made regarding the restrictions of liberty by the British government The carefully reasoned protests are printed here in full (and it is amazing to us today that the address was over one hours in length). One of every three men in the town joined the American Revolution. Amazing details of how the town paid for the original soldiers 100 dollars to enlist and additional money to support the families in the absence of those who served. A scarce item in original paper bound into boards. Light foxing.