Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
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Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony

By George Francis Dow
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  • EVERY DAY LIFE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
  • George Francis Dow
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • CHAPTER I
    • The Voyage To Massachusetts
  • CHAPTER II
    • Their Early Shelters and Later Dwellings
  • CHAPTER III
    • How They Furnished Their Houses
  • CHAPTER IV
    • Counterpanes and Coverlets
  • CHAPTER V
    • Concerning Their Apparel
      • Fabrics Used in the Early Days
    • Fabrics Used in the Early Days
  • CHAPTER VI
    • Pewter in the Early Days
  • CHAPTER VII
    • The Farmhouse and the Farmer
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • Manners and Customs
  • CHAPTER IX
    • Sports and Games
  • CHAPTER X
    • Trades and Manufactures
  • CHAPTER XI
    • Concerning Shipping and Trade
  • CHAPTER XII
    • From Wampum To Paper Money
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • Herb Tea and the Doctor
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • Crimes and Punishments
      • Are the Times Improving?
    • Are the Times Improving?
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • SECTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • APPENDIX A
    • Building Agreements in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts
      • Contract To Build the First Meetinghouse in Malden, November 11, 1658
      • Contract To Build a Minister's House At Marlborough, Mass., in 1661
      • Contract for the Frame of a Boston House, August 20, 1679
      • Contract To Build the First King's Chapel, Boston July 21, 1688
    • Contract To Build the First Meetinghouse in Malden, November 11, 1658
    • Contract To Build a Minister's House At Marlborough, Mass., in 1661
    • Contract for the Frame of a Boston House, August 20, 1679
    • Contract To Build the First King's Chapel, Boston July 21, 1688
  • APPENDIX B
    • Rev. Samuel Skelton's Accompte (1629-1630)
  • APPENDIX C
    • An Abstract of the Inventory of Contents of the Shop of Capt. Joseph Weld of Roxbury, made February 4, 1646-7
  • APPENDIX D
    • Abstract of an Inventory of the Goods of Capt. Bozone Allen, Shopkeeper, of Boston, Deceased, made Sept. 22, 1652, by Edward Hutchinson and Joseph Rock
  • APPENDIX E
    • Manufactures and Other Products Listed in the Rates on Imports and Exports Established by the House of Parliament, June 24, 1660[96]
      • Imports of Merchandise
      • Exports of Merchandise
    • Imports of Merchandise
    • Exports of Merchandise
  • APPENDIX F
    • Copy of the Inventory of the Estate of Wm. Paine of Boston, Merchant, Appraised by Hen. Shrimpton, Joshua Scottow and John Richards, and Allowed in Court at Boston, Nov. 14, 1660, Upon Oath of Mr. John Paine, His Son
      • In the Warehouse Chamber:
      • In the lower roome:
      • In the cellar:
      • In the other cellar:
      • In the lentoo house end:
      • In the Iron house:
      • In the yard:
      • In the dwelling house:
      • At Mr. Scottowes:
      • The house more:
      • Household stuff & is in the cellar under ye Hall:
      • In the Hall:
      • In the little room:
      • In the other little roome:
      • In the closett:
      • In the hall chamber:
      • Within the trunk & chest & in the hall chamber:
      • In the Garrett:
      • In vessells, 200li.;
      • Due to the Estate:
    • In the Warehouse Chamber:
    • In the lower roome:
    • In the cellar:
    • In the other cellar:
    • In the lentoo house end:
    • In the Iron house:
    • In the yard:
    • In the dwelling house:
    • At Mr. Scottowes:
    • The house more:
    • Household stuff & is in the cellar under ye Hall:
    • In the Hall:
    • In the little room:
    • In the other little roome:
    • In the closett:
    • In the hall chamber:
    • Within the trunk & chest & in the hall chamber:
    • In the Garrett:
    • In vessells, 200li.;
    • Due to the Estate:
  • APPENDIX G
    • Inventory of the Estate of Edward Wharton of Salem, Deceased, and What Goods were in His Possession, Consigned to Him by Several, Taken 12:1:1677-8, by Hilliard Veren, sr., John Hathorne and John Higginson, jr.
      • Valued in England as by Invoyce,—
      • Valued heare as money in N. England:
      • Furrs:
      • Appraised since the foregoing, goods brought from the eastward as cost per invoice:
      • Valued as cost here in New England:
    • Valued in England as by Invoyce,—
    • Valued heare as money in N. England:
    • Furrs:
    • Appraised since the foregoing, goods brought from the eastward as cost per invoice:
    • Valued as cost here in New England:
  • APPENDIX H
    • Inventory of the Estate of Capt. George Corwin of Salem, Taken by Barthl. Gedney, Benja. Browne, John Higginson Junr. and Timo. Lindall on Jan. 30 and the Beginning of Feb., 1684-5
      • In the Shope.
      • In the Shop Chamber.
      • In the Lower Warehouse.
      • In the Uper Warehouse.
      • In the Old Hall.
      • In the Red Chamber.
      • In the Two Closets Adjoyning.
      • In the Glase Chamber.
      • In the Corner Chamber.
      • In the Counteing House & Entery.
      • In the Hall Chamber.
      • Wareing Clothes.
      • In the Counting house & Entry more.
      • In the Maides Chamber.
      • In the Garretts.
      • In the Entry Below.
      • In the Closet.
      • In the Peuter Rome.
      • In the Kitchin.
      • In the Wash House.
      • In the Stable.
      • In the Seller Under the House.
      • In the Closet of Kitchin Chamber.
      • In the Kitchin Chamber.
      • Goods that came from England from Mr. John Iues.
      • In the Closet in Kitchin Chamber.
    • In the Shope.
    • In the Shop Chamber.
    • In the Lower Warehouse.
    • In the Uper Warehouse.
    • In the Old Hall.
    • In the Red Chamber.
    • In the Two Closets Adjoyning.
    • In the Glase Chamber.
    • In the Corner Chamber.
    • In the Counteing House & Entery.
    • In the Hall Chamber.
    • Wareing Clothes.
    • In the Counting house & Entry more.
    • In the Maides Chamber.
    • In the Garretts.
    • In the Entry Below.
    • In the Closet.
    • In the Peuter Rome.
    • In the Kitchin.
    • In the Wash House.
    • In the Stable.
    • In the Seller Under the House.
    • In the Closet of Kitchin Chamber.
    • In the Kitchin Chamber.
    • Goods that came from England from Mr. John Iues.
    • In the Closet in Kitchin Chamber.
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES:
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