By Bethany Groff

within the first ten years of its cost, the city of Newbury
witnessed murders, kidnappings, earthquakes and a scourge of caterpillars. The century that followed—marked via 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 during the turmoil, Newbury’s electorate harnessed the region’s considerable traditional assets and constructed a thriving group. writer Bethany Groff introduces the compelling personalities that formed the historical past of outdated Newbury up till 1764, while Newburyport got its independence from the mummy city.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to the brave and sacrificing acts of founding households just like the Emerys, Dummers and Pikes, a quick heritage of outdated Newbury presents an enthralling glimpse into the verve of this
early New England town.

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