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New Hampshire: Run-Aways, Desertions & Elopements of the 18th Century

When we think about ‘Run-Aways’ of colonial times, what first comes to mind is often run-away slaves.  In fact the majority of these ‘errant’ individuals, at least in colonial New Hampshire, were either wives, apprentices or indentured servants. Indentured Servants … Continue reading

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Taking Stock in New Hampshire: Colonial Punishment

Some people believe public punishment can go a long way in changing people's behavior.

Colonial New Hampshire residents believed it, … Continue reading

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