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Compiled and edited by Carpenter & Morehouse.
Amherst, Mass., 1896.

Order item B652
The book's full text of 983 pages has been scanned and converted to PDF format which is NOT searchable, however, the book is fully indexed.  Priced at $19.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge. (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional item ordered.)

The Adobe Acrobat Reader software program is required in order to view these books on the disk.   You can also print paper copies of the books. The software program and installation instructions are included on the disk.  

     Amherst was first settled in 1731, became a district in 1759, and granted town status in 1776.  This book's 980+ pages contains the story of the first settlers, who came from from Hadley, to found a new community not far from the Connecticut River in central western Massachusetts.  Named for General Jeffery Amherst, the British Governor-General of North America during Colonial times.  The town is also the location of Amherst College.  

     In addition to the story of the founding of the settlement there is a chapter of biographical sketches of the founding settlers.

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