Joseph Dow's History of Hampton: The "Old Parsonage" of To-day
The "Old Parsonage" of To-day
The original contract between this committee and the builders may still be seen among the papers of a descendant of Thomas Nudd. It is a lengthy document, abounding in capitals and ingenious spelling, and without punctuation. The contract and the above votes serve to quicken the imagination as we see the efforts of the people to find for their new pastor, Rev. Mr. Thayer, "a convenient house," according to their agreement; and to picture him, with his wife and baby, domiciled in their fine abode, with its mouldings, architraves and cornices, its great fireplaces and shining dressers. Let it add to our the same heavy oak frame, apparently good for another hundred years.