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NH Lad Had Happy Games of Ball

Salience Noteworthy
City/State/Country: Hillsboro, NH, United States
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth
Text

"I had many happy hours with the village boys in games of ball and I spy. " 

Sources

A. Andrews, ed., Christopher C. Andrews: Recollections: 1829-1922 (Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1928), page 25. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games," Base Ball, Volume 2, number 1 (Spring 2008), page 30. Tom notes that Andrews lived in the Upper Village of Hillsboro NH. 

The text of the Andrews book is not accessible via Google Books as of 11/15/2008.

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Hillsboro NH is about 25 miles NW of Manchester NH.

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