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els. ,\ AND Co., N AXI) 11 j»( I S H E D , H I C A G O . . Description of a Shaker Village. A coRBEsroxuENT, writing from Concord, N. 11. gives the following interesting of the Canterbury Shakers : "Twelve miles from Concord, in the ship of Canterbury, is situated the Shaker village. These peculiar people h.ivo here settlement of about thrco hundred persons. Their buildings arc painted ln(T and are large and commodious. They reside in they term 'families,' each numbering from filly lo a hundred souls. Tho lower is called the 'church family,' from the tho church being there situated. Then are the 'centre family 1 and the 'north family.' In winter they have no public \vorsliip, the members of each family have in their respective houses. Their farms consist of some four thousand acres, in a state of cultivation, while their out-buildings arc not equaled by those of any titntis world. One barn wo entered was two hundred feet in length, with n cellar it for manure. Kncli cow had its name in a conspicuous position. The - barn, stable, was so clean that n lady with tl finest silk dress would not be in the soiled. The housx* vrc were in was painted yellow, furniture and all, and oil-elolh tho'jilnco of carpet on (be door. The wear blue cloth coals, claret-colored pants, and drab vests, the latter garment coming down almost to their knees. Tho women are dressed in white caps, with their pushed buck from their foreheads, nnd dresses, fitting closely to their persons, high white collars coming up to tlieir TKe groups presented a unitpic appearance They are most excellent livers--the dinner \ve sel down to would beat a good served up in Nuw York. They have a good though somewhat singular rule up. which many families might profit --\'\7.: 'Nothing must be left on the plate.' They hold their psoperty in common, one having ;i .share of it. Celibacy is adhered to as the means ol living a pure indeed, so strict are they lhat a man wit'o stopping there over night arc to sleep in dilt'crent apartments. Frcdericka Hraner, on her visit to America, paid people a vi.sil, ami we htul the pleasure r:'iidiii;:sonie IKT of writing, which she srrHu-d on tin: blank ti-af ill' one of her \ \ h k l i she hiul dedicated to Ihe

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  1. Cedar Falls Gazette,
  2. 26 Jul 1861, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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