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Rhode Island Historical Society Collections, Vol. 11 free pdf Excerpt from Rhode Island Historical Society Collections, Vol. 11 This location is exactly shown on the map which is given in figure i. If one follows the Middle Bridge or Tower Hill road down into the valley of the Narrow River and turns to the right, or toward the south, he will see, just before the turn to the bridge, a triangular piece of meadow in the southwest corner of which is a bar-way. Beyond this an old road zigzags up the hill. By following this road up to and beyond the stone wall, one will find a trail toward the left or south which will bring him to the site. Here, at the west end of the rectangle already described as marked by the buckthorns, the excavations were begun by Mr. Kissouth and his workmen under the direction of the committee. The ruins of a large stone house with two fireplaces and remains of a paved court in front of it soon came to light. This is clearly shown as house A in the plan, figure 3, and in the photographs. There was no cellar. On the south there was apparently a large door, near which a lock and large key were found. A pine tree six pence in splendid preservation - except that, alas, it has been clipped! - and a beautiful silver bodkin, probably of Dutch origin, but possibly made at Newport, were brought to light in the same house. The bodkin was marked Mb, probably for Mary Bull. Fragments of glass, too, and pottery appeared, the latter not earlier than 1700 - and several early spoons of tinned brass and iron, like those dug up on the field of battle in the Great Swamp. The eastern house, A, is a large rectangular structure 30 feet wide by 40 feet long. At the western end are the two large fireplaces, placed side by side, as they are in the Eleazer Arnold house, near the Butterfly Factory in Lincoln. The smaller of these openings is 4 feet 10 inches across, the larger 9 feet 4 inches. They are 3 feet 6 inches deep. Only in the smaller does the hearth remain. Within the house a fragment of an iron fireback was found. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Rhode Island Historical Society
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331918537
EAN : 9781331918530
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 610 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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