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Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall Market or Peter Faneuil and His Gift

Excerpt from Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall Market or Peter Faneuil and His Gift The Huguenot Persecution. French Refugees a Valuable Accession to New England Settlers. Description of Boston in 1687. Settlement at New Oxford. Description of New Rochelle, New York. The French Huguenot Church in Boston. The Coming of the Faneuil Family. The Huguenot Builder of the Old Powder House at Somerville. The name of Faneuil carries us back to the French Protestants, or Huguenots, a band of exiles who left their native land for conscience' sake, and found a place of refuge on these western shores. Poet, artist, and historian have vied with one another in the portrayal of the sacrifices, sufferings, and triumphs of the Pilgrim Fathers who breasted the storms of the Atlantic, and in December, 1620, landed on a "stern and rock-bound coast," laying the foundation of this American republic. But there has been comparatively little said of that class of exiles who, sixty years later, impelled by similar motives, left their homes and crossed the ocean to these shores. The Huguenots were a worthy people, and while not the pioneers of our boasted civilization, constitute an element which in its development has been welcome and beneficial. Their personal traits were needed here at the time of their enforced coming. Their buoyancy and cheerfulness served to modify the prevailing austerity, and their love for the aesthetic, which appeared in the cultivation of fruits and flowers, was soon appreciated by the earlier settlers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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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