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  • The secretary of the Province of New Netherland, writing in Dutch, in 1650, for the information of those who wished to take up land there, states more particularly that those in New Netherland, and especially in New England, who have no means to build farmhouses at first according to their wishes, dig a square pit in the ground, cellar fashion, six or seven feet deep, as long and as broad as they think proper, case the earth inside with wood all round the wall, and line the wood with the bark of trees or something else to prevent the caving in of the earth; floor this cellar with plank, and wainscot it overhead for a ceiling, raise a roof of spars clear up, and cover the spars with bark or green sods, so that they can live dry and warm in these houses with their entire families for two, three, and four years, it being understood that partitions are run through those cellars which are adapted to the size of the family.
  • Uncommon moths including the scarce burnished brass and the obscure wainscot, both nationally notable species.
  • A special feature of interest in Howarth Hall is the oaken wainscot of the great dining room.
  • Over the hall was a chamber with carved wainscot, 14 ft. 10 in.
  • Then, in quick succession, two charming 17th century wainscot chairs also had buyers bidding strongly.

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