Here is an article, with the stories of accidents caused by explosives and the premature discharge of a cannon, in a variety of places, including Ware, MA., Westville, Pawtucket, RI…

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June 27, 1856 Under the title, “No Foolish Glorification”, are these words:  “Let the day be observed with sadness and deep solemnity, and for purposes of repentance and restitution; let…

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July 4, 1862 Here is call for people to gather for the purpose “of recalling to the mind and impressing upon the heart of the people the great “self-evident truths,…

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