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Book Title: A Meet and Suitable Person: Tavernkeeping in Old Hampton, New Hampshire 1638-1783|
The author of the book: Cheryl Lassiter
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.63 MB
Edition: Blue Petal Press
Date of issue: August 20th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780985804725
Read full description of the books A Meet and Suitable Person: Tavernkeeping in Old Hampton, New Hampshire 1638-1783:Blending historical fact with a sprinkling of well-crafted story-telling, A Meet and Suitable Person takes readers on a back door tour through the taverns of Puritan Hampton, depicting the lives of the seventeen men and six women who kept the town's public houses of entertainment during the colonial era. Here you'll read the humorous tale of the Newbury doctors' scandalous attempt to procure a couple of townswomen at the Tuck ordinary and about the witchcraft-plagued tavernkeeper and corrupt judge who sold his countrymen out for a hundred acres of land. Through sidetrips you'll discover other intriguing inhabitants, such as the much-maligned "witch" Eunice Cole, the turbulent, alcoholic lawyer Edward Colcord who once threatened to rip Eunice with a knife as she faced yet another trial for witchcraft, and the upright but feisty town clerk Henry Dow, who kept a diary of every drink he bought at the ordinary during a time when serving the locals was illegal. And you'll learn that long before the Revolution, Hampton was a hotbed of liberty-loving patriots who weren't afraid to throw a punch at a royalist or kidnap an insufferable Crown official to send him packing out of the Province. In an informative and entertaining style, Cheryl Lassiter shares her solid historical research to depict the history of taverns, their keepers, and some of the fascinating townspeople and events of Old Hampton.
Read information about the authorThanks for stopping by! When I'm not researching or writing things of history and fiction, I can usually be found perambulating the 17th century, where (I'm pretty sure) I once lost a gold pocketwatch. You haven't seen it, have you?
I write a column on local history, which you can access through email and online by subscribing at my website, lassitergang.com. Follow me there, @hamptonwriter, or right here on Goodreads.
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