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EARLY RECOLLECTIONS

BY WM. C. HOYT
June 7th, 1873

That purchase included the Elsie farm alluded to above. The cost per acre was six dollars and twenty-five cents. On the seventh day of July, 1848, Mr. Throop, by another purchase, made a great addition to this farm, and soon he possessed a farm containing eight hundred acres.
When Mr. Throop took possession of his first purchase in 1847 (and for some time after), he boarded with Mr. Vradenburg, who lived about a quarter of a mile south of the Throop farm.
Gov. Throop's wife, whose maiden name was Vradenburg, had died many years before. The Gov. said he "had had one wife, who was a very excellent woman, and that he would never do violence to the sacred memory of that angelic being, nor distract his thoughts from the contemplations of the one to- whom he had been endeared by the strongest ties of love and affection, by marrying again. " That resolution he has- strictly adhered to.
About one mile up the Spring Brook from the Throop farm, there was a saw-mill. Mr. J. E. Adams, who was once engaged with Mr. Volney Hascall ' upon the Gazette of this place, left the printing office and went there to operate that mill, and died there in the summer of 1848. In the spring before he died, he killed a very large wild gobbler turkey. His wife, L. B. Adams, was a woman possessing rare accomplishments; the effusions from her vigorous pen had placed her name high upon the tablet of fame. Mrs. Adams was unlike some literary ladies, because she could also turn her hands to matters and things appertaining to domestic economy.

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