By Bethany Groff

within the first ten years of its payment, the city of Newbury
witnessed murders, kidnappings, earthquakes and a virus of caterpillars. The century that followed—marked through non secular clash, Indian uprisings and public scandal—
proved no much less hard to the early Puritan community.
In 1640, Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop famous, “As
people elevated, so sin abounded.” yet throughout the turmoil, Newbury’s voters harnessed the region’s considerable average assets and constructed a thriving neighborhood. writer Bethany Groff introduces the compelling personalities that formed the background of previous Newbury up till 1764, whilst Newburyport got its independence from the mummy city. From the scandalous exploits of Dr. Henry Greenland to the brave and sacrificing acts of founding households just like the Emerys, Dummers and Pikes, a quick background of previous Newbury offers a charming glimpse into the verve of this
early New England town.

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