2010 Winter, Verses Vol. 10, No. 1

By January 15, 2010 May 28th, 2019 Verses Newsletter

In Memoriam – Miriam Emerson Peters and her last living brothers, John and the late Edward, donated the general’s house, with its entire contents, including furniture, clothing, papers and land, to the Danvers Historical Society in 1992.

The Olde Berry Tavern – The use of liquor in the early days was not confined to any class or condition. Everybody used it to some extent. New England rum was always present at house raisings, and at the celebration of any event, civil or religious. No ordination of a minister was complete without a generous supply. The town fathers could transact no business unless the town provided the DHS_Newsletter_Jan2010 Vol10 No1“grog.”