Excerpt from History of New Britain: With Sketches of Farmington and Berlin, Connecticut 1640-1889 In the preparation of this work, the original records of the Connecticut Colony, and of Farmington, Berlin, and other towns, were carefully examined; old deeds, wills, and other ancient papers were deciphered, and whatever was found throwing light upon the early history of the places described was freely used. The original records of the New Britain Society relating to the first meeting-house, and the steps taken to secure a minister and a school, have been copied at considerable length; extracts from other society and church records have been made when necessary. It has been the endeavor to preserve the memory of local events, traditions, and enterprise, and of table persons; to glean from old records, from perishable manuscripts, crumbling monuments, and the memory of the aged, material which would soon be lost, but which furnished strong inducements for remember ing with gratitude the founders of society and institutions in these towns. 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 techlogy 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.