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KEPT ON BOARD THE PRIVATEER OLIVER CROMWELL,
DURING A CRUISE FROM NEW LONDON, CT.,
TO CHARLESTON, S. C., AND RETURN, IN 1778;
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
OF THE AUTHOR.
BY THE REV. SAMUEL W. BOARDMAN, D.D.
ISSUED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE RUTLAND
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
ALBANY, N. Y.:
JOEL MUNSELL'S SONS.
Under the auspices of the Rutland County Historical Society, is published the Log-Book of Timothy Boardman, one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Rutland, Vermont. This journal was kept on board the privateer, Oliver Cromwell, during two cruises; the second one from New London, Conn., to Charleston, S. C.; the third from Charleston to New London, in the year 1778. It seems that the Log-Book of the first cruise was either lost, never kept, or Mr. Boardman was not one of the crew to keep it. It was kept as a private diary without any view to its ever being published.
When this manuscript, on coarse, unruled paper, was brought to light, it came to the knowledge of the officers of the county historical society, who, at once, decided that it was a document of considerable value and should be published. Correspondence was accordingly opened with the Rev. Samuel W. Boardman, D.D., of Stanhope, New Jersey, a grandson of Timothy, to whom this document properly belonged, asking his permission to allow the society to publish it. The Reverend Doctor immediately gave his consent; and in his own words: "Supposed it was largely dry details. Still these may throw side lights of value, on the history of the times." At the same time he also consented to furnish a biographical sketch of his grandfather to be published with the Log-Book. Accordingly the sketch was prepared, but it proves to be not only a sketch, but a valuable genealogy of that branch of the Boardman family. This sketch was collected from many sources, mostly from manuscripts.
The Boardmans in Rutland county are all known as a strictly industrious, upright, religious, scholarly race; and they are so interwoven with the early history, business and educational interests of the county, that this document must meet with general favor and interest.
JOHN M. CURRIER,
DEA. TIMOTHY BOARDMAN.
REV. SAMUEL W. BOARDMAN, D.D.
Stanhope, New Jersey.
There is still preserved a letter from England, written in a fine hand, with red ink, dated Obeydon? Feb. 5, 1641, and directed,
"to her very loveing sonne
Ipswich in New England