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Footprints of the Patriots
BESIDE OLD HEARTH-STONES
ABRAM ENGLISH BROWN
Boston, Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1897

TO THE HONOR
OF THE
BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
THROUGH WHOSE SACRIFICE OUR
FREEDOM WAS PURCHASED,
THIS VOLUME IS GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED
BY THE AUTHOR.

O for the swords of former time,
O for the men who bore them,
When arm'd for the right, they stood sublime,
And tyrants crouch'd before them.
Moore.


[Photo - Sidney Craige Perham, Nineth Generation, by the Old Hearth-Stone, See page 276.]

PREFATORY NOTE.

In this volume, as in the first of the series, I have endeavored to bring to light some of the obscure movements of the early patriots.

The search for these has called me to the outer circle of the battlefield of the opening Revolution, where footprints of the minute-men have escaped the eye of the tourist.

I desire to acknowledge the continued courtesy of the members of the families now occupying the old farms from which, their ancestors went out determined to hate liberty or death.

In offering this volume to the public, it is with a sincere desire that all descendants of the early patriots, whether located at the old homesteads in homes far distant from New England, may have a just appreciation of the cost of the glorious heritage of freedom to which they are born.

It is my purpose to continue this search, and I shall be glad to receive any suggestions, whereby better results may be obtained for the promotion of good citizenship.

ABRAM ENGLISH BROWN.


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