Image from page 96 of "The Granite monthly, a New Hampshire magazine, devoted to literature, history, and state progress" (1890)
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ps.From the parlor you descend a shortflight of stairs, through a quaint hall,in which are racks for muskets, andthe great outer door of the councilroom. The council room is of o-ood proportion and lofty. The woodworkof the fireplace is hand-carved, and issaid to have been a years labor. Somegood portraits adorn the walls—oneby Copley of Dorothy Quincy, JohnHancocks wife. There are also auto-gra|)h letters of distinguished peo-ple,—Washington, Adams, and oth-ers. Several side rooms belong to it,for cards and billiards ; and a beaufetfor the wine and punch-bowl, neverempty when the councillors were ex-pected,—the Governors prevailingargument in affairs of State. • The situation of the Wentworthmansion is very retired, being a milefrom any highway and reached by aroad of its own. Little Harbor wash-es its walls, however, and this, in oldtimes, was the more common way ofgoing to it, as well as to all the otherdwellings around the adjacent shores. New Castle and the Ptscataqua. 79
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/na-f^^i/rs ^NUntj*. Ok W(mWf«T\ hovijt • Benuiug Wentworth was succeededin office by his nephew, John Went-worth, the second governor of thatname. He expected to inherit his un-cles estates, but they all went to Mar-tha Hilton (Lad} Wentworth), whocontinued to reside at the Little Har-bor seat, and married, next, Col.Michael Wentworth. Her daughter bythis husband married Sir John Went-worth. It was in 1789 that Washingtonmade the tour of the Eastern States,and arrived in Portsmouth on the 31stof October. The next day being Sun-day, he went to church twice, twodifferent sects dividing the honors.On Monday, Nov. 2d, Washingtonwent a fishing, with a band of music ;in his diary he complains of hisluck, and no wonder ! As he passed Fort Constitution on this excursion, Albees he was saluted with thirteen guns.When the fishing was over, he wasrowed up Little Harbor to the Went-worth mansion, We cannot leave the Wentworthswithout remarking the early and ex-tensive connections of the famil
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