The following passages are from John Daggett’s “Sketch of the History of Attleborough” introduction, and fit so well with what I am trying to do, that I thought I would share them here.
This little work is designed principally for the citizens of this town. The subject is not presumed to be of sufficient interest to attract the particular attention of strangers. I have, therefore, entered into details and local descriptions which will not be interesting to readers in general, but only to those who are connected with the scene by association or locality….
…. I have labored to be accurate, but some errors have doubtless escaped the closest attention. If any should be observed, it will be esteemed a favor if those who have the means will communicate the correction.
John Daggett (1830)