Excerpt from The Genealogy of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans: By the Names of Adams, Bullard, Holbrook, Rockwood, Sancer, Wood, Grout, Goulding, and Twitchell To those then who pledged their patronage to the other form of issue, will copies of this be forwarded at prices barely sufficient to cover the outlay, which has been surprisingly great. This, if stated, all might not appreciate. Indeed, none but the’ experienced in this department of toil, perplexity and expense could be expected to do so. But I have not labored without pay for the months and years of lonely seclusion devoted to the work have abounded with seasons of sweet communion with departed worth, and delightful views of former days. Nor do I send forth this humble and imperfect production without hopes of future reward; for weak and treacherous as human’ gratitude is, I may gain her thanks from breasts where re finement and humility dwell, for the introduction here given to forgotten ancestors, honored of God in their day with a part in that mighty agency which is changing the condition of mankind and the aspect of the world; to ancestors who cooperated to found the institutions in which we glory; and who bequeathed to us an Open Bible and uncorrupted gospel, and followed us in their prayers-which are now being answered in our happiest experience. Nor is this all. There is pleasure in the h0pe that useful history has been snatched from oblivion, and landmarks pointed out for future and more successful explorations that many will be moved to perfect and transmit their genealogy; and that generations to come will be supplied with a Directory for finding their kindred of another sex, that they may decline alliances interdicted by nature and her Author, and be saved from the sin of defeating wholly or in part a chief object of their earthly mission. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.