New Hampshire Tidbits: Manners and Customs of Olden Time [1760s]

A colonial kitchen fireplace. From "Colonial Life in New Hampshire," by

A colonial kitchen fireplace. From “Colonial Life in New Hampshire,” by James H. Fassett, 1899.

It may be amusing and entertaining to have some account of the customs and manner of living, of the people, sixty-five, seventy, and seventy-five years ago [i.e. 1760’s]. As to what took place in sea-port towns, and places which had a dense population, I can give no account; but in the town where I was brought up, (which I suppose was not materially different from the general state of other country towns) I will attempt to describe. Continue reading