Brown. Colonel John Goffe: Eighteenth Century New Hampshire

Brown. Colonel John Goffe: Eighteenth Century New Hampshire

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Brown, William Howard. Colonel John Goffe: Eighteenth Century New Hampshire. Manchester, N. H.: Lew A. Cummings Co., 1950. First Edition. [8916]

Green cloth with dust jacket, binding fine, slight scuff to back panel of the dj, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 284 clean pp., illustrated with b/w plates, tight. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

The author says that the biography of Goffe is also an account of the development of New Hampshire, as Goff was in the first group to lay out a township in the central wilderness of the territory in 1719.

"The reader will find here the incidents of the everyday life of those hardy pioneers - how they made their living, how they made their homes, what their problems in local government were and how they met them. New Hampshire settlements bore the brunt of Indian deprivations in that century. It's fighting men performed valiant service in the French and Indian War. This book presents for the first time a consecutive and comprehensive account of New Hampshire's part in the campaigns which resulted in making the northern colonies safe as English-speaking communities." - publisher.

John Goffe (1701-1786), b. Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony; d. Bedford, New Hampshire. A hunter and trapper, Goffe was a New Hampshire frontiersman and soldier. He was active in the Indian Wars and the French & Indian War, and in the political and judicial beginnings of New Hampshire, serving as a Judge of Probate and in the New Hampshire Legislature. He rose to the rank of Colonel in his military service, and saw action in many battles, including those at Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Fort William Henry, and Montreal.