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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint)



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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. 9 (Classic Reprint) by Massachusetts Historical Society
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Excerpt from Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. 9 This gentleman was the second surviving son of a Captain Robert Temple, who came to this country in 1717, founded a scotch-irish settlement on the Kennebec, and ultimately established himself near Boston, where he married a daughter of John Nelson, built a house on Noddle's, Island, subsequently acquired the estate of Ten Hills Farm so long associated with Governor Win throp, and died there in 1754, leaving a numerous family. His son John was born in Boston in August, 1732, but went early to England, where he received much kindness from the Grenville family, to whom he was doubly though dis tautly related, his father having represented a younger branch of the Temples of Stowe, of whom Richard Grenville, Earl Temple, was heir-general, and his mother having de scended from the Temples of Stantonbarry, another branch Of the same prolific stock. Through the Grenville in uence John Temple Obtained, in 1760, the surveyor-generalship of Customs above-mentioned, and in the following year the less important post of lieutenant-governor of New Hampshire. The spirit and activity Shown by him in detecting abuses in the Revenue Service met with general approbation, but he incurred the enmity Of Sir Francis Bernard, then Governor of Massachusetts, whom he ac cused Of corruption. In 1767 his Office became merged' in a newly created Board Of Customs for North America, of which he was one of the five Commissioners; but as his colleagues were friends Of Bernard, while his own inti macies were with the popular party, there ensued muchxvi preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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August 1st, 2016
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