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HISTORICAL DISCOURSE,

DELIVERED AT

BROOKFIELD, MASS.

NOV. 27, 1828,

THE DAY OF THE

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING.

BY JOSEPH I. FOOT,

PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN BROOKFIELD.

Inasmuch as this town is of ancient date, and, compared with most of the Towns in

this County, even with the shire Town itself, is like an elder matron amidst a
group of youngerly Females; and inasmuch as it has been famous for Indian in-
hahitants, Indian Wars and Indian barbarities, I have for a considerable time felt a
strong inclination and desire to search into its history to find out its origin-the
difficulties and hardships of its first English Inhabitants, its gradual increase and
progressive improvements.

Rev. DR. FISKE'S HIST. SERM. 1775.

PUBLISHED BY REQUEST.

BROOKFIELD:
PRINTED BY E. AND G. MERRIAM,

MDCCCXXIX.

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