|160||HISTORY OF MARSHFIELD.|
One time the men were telling what they did when they were boys, and Mr. Webster related the following anecdote of himself in connection with his boyhood days in New Hampshire. He said a heavily loaded team stuck just below the crest of a steep hill. The two horses were light in weight, and could not move the load sufficiently to carry it over. Mr. Webster said as he came along and watched the man pull the horses two or three times, it occurred to him that if the horses were weighted down they could pull more, so he jumped on the back of one of them, for more weight, and they pulled the load up the hill. Mr. Webster was very fond of coarse rye and Indian bread.
The tougher the crust, the better he liked it. He had it toasted dry and hard by putting it on a shingle in the oven. Mr. Webster's farm was some distance from the sea, and in coming from his boat after a fishing excursion, he would pass by three or four of his neighbor's houses. If he had met with success, he never failed to leave a fish or two with each neighbor."
1, Robert Carver,1 mar. Christian .
Christian Carver, wife of Robert Carver, was buried Apr., 1680, aged 86.
Robert Carver was buried Apr., 1680, aged 86. Said Robert Carver was a brother of John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. The governor, his wife and son, died the first year after they landed in Plymouth, leaving no descendants in line.
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