Autobiography of a farm boy

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byIsaac Phillips Roberts

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... who was a well-known and eccentric person. The story is told of him that once when he was preaching " fire and brimstone " he made a rather pointed personal application to an unregenerate tough in the audience. Some days later the two men met in the roadway, and the man of the pew declared he had been insulted and offered to fight. The minister replied that what he said was true and resorted to argument, but the sinner insisted that he was going to thrash him. The Reverend Roberts got down from his horse, took off his coat, saying: "Lay there, shadbelly, while I lick this sinner I" When he had finished the job he put on his coat and rode away singing: "Oh how happy are they who their Savior obey And have laid up their treasure above!" PIONEER SETTLERS IN SENECA COUNTY My parents had nine children, of whom only one beside myself -- William H. B. Roberts -- is now living; and lived during the whole of their married life in the township of East Varick -- my mother lived more than fifty years in the house which I have described and which still remains. This township of East Varick, which was about eight miles long, extending from Cayuga Lake to Seneca Lake, was settled almost altogether by emigrants from New Jersey, of English, Welsh and Irish extraction; while the next township, Fayette, to the north of us, was filled up with Pennsylvania Dutch people. New Jersey was sandy and at that time not very desirable for farming purposes, and as soon as this lake country became known they flocked westward to it. At the time the Burroughs family left New Jersey the farmers there could no longer raise wheat, and they therefore ate rye bread almost exclusively. In those days wheat could be grown only on new land; yet by 1849, those same Jersey lands had been brought back into ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... who was a well-known and eccentric person. The story is told of him that once when he was preaching " fire and brimstone " he made a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021768663X

ISBN - 13:9780217686631

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