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CHAP. 21.—EUBŒA. EubœaNow called Eubœa, as also Egripo, or Negropont,—a corruption of the former word and "pont," "a bridge." itself has also been rent away from Bœotia; the channel of the Euripus, which flows between them, being so narrow as to admit of the opposite shores being united by a bridgeHardouin speaks of this as existing in his time, 1670, and being 250 feet in length. It is supposed to have been first constructed about B.C. 411, for the purpose of uninterrupted communication with Bœotia.. At the south, this island is remarkable for its two promontories, that of GeræstusNow Capo Mandili., which looks towards Attica, and that of CaphareusNow Kavo Doro, or Xylofago., which faces the Hellespont; on the north it has that of CenæumNow Lithadha, with a mountain 2837 feet above the sea.. In no part does this island extend to a greater breadth than forty miles, while it never contracts to less than two. In length it runs along the whole coast of Bœotia, extending from Attica
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Chrysostom's works. In Fabricius there is a notice of some other unpublished translations by Gaza, as of the Aphorismi of Hippocrates, and the Libri de Re Militari of the emperor Maurice. Translations from Latin into Greek His versions from Latin into Greek were:-- 1. *Ma/rkou *Tulli/ou *Kike/rwnos *(rwmai/ou *Ka/twn h)\ peri\ *Gh/rws, M. T. Ciceronis Cato sive de Senectute ; and 2. the *)/Oneiros tou= *Skipi/wnos, Somnium Scipionis, of the same author. Editions These were both printed by Aldus Manutius at Venice, A. D. 1519. 3. A letter of Pope Nicholas V. to Constantine Palaeologus, the last emperor of Constantinople. Editions Both the original and the version are given in the Opuscula Aurea Theologica of Arcudius, 4to. Rome, A. D. 1630, and again A. D. 1670. Further Information Hody, De Graecis Illustribus Linguae Graecae, &c. Instauratoribus. 8vo. Lond. 1742. C. F. Boerneri, De Doctis Hominibus Graecis. 8vo. Lips. 1750; Fabric. Bibl. Gr. vol. x. pp. 388-395.[J.C.M]
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 1: the situation. (search)
umber admitted to the field hospitals alone from May 5th to June 19th to have been II,105 of the Corps, besides many from other corps and not a few Confederates. Reckoning the killed outright as 2200, and the missing as 4000,--which is quite within the fact,makes a total of casualties for this period 17,305. Taking another source of information, we find in the Adjutant-General's Report of losses in the Corps as given in the official returns of regiments for the same period, the killed as 1670; the wounded 10,150; the missing, 4416,--a total of 16,235. Taking the additional wounded given in the field hospital records, 955,--who would not appear on the regimental morning reports,--we reach the total of 17,190. The difference in these figures is remarkably slight considering that they come from sources so distinct. And the restless, fruitless fighting before Petersburg during the remainder of that year brought the total loss in the Corps up to 18,000,--this being almost a thous
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 12: army organization—Engineers.—Their history, duties, and organization,—with a brief discussion, showing their importance as a part of a modern army organization. (search)
nd, in case of war, would be found without the means of executing any military works, or performing any military operation which would require engineer troops. In the preliminary stages of army organization under Louis XIV., infantry troops were detailed as sappers, and. instructed in these duties by the engineers. This irregularity of service soon caused difficulties and losses, and the evils springing from it were so great, that Vauban urged the propriety of a separate organization. In 1670 he officially recommended to the king to establish a regiment of twelve hundred sappers and ouriers, and in a subsequent report on the value of these troops, used the following language: They would be useful in peace as well as in war, and would be the means of saving much in all fortifications where they should be employed. In fact, I have not the least doubt that they would save annually to the king much more than their pay. I assert all I have said on this subject with as much confidence
Moore1654. Robert Burden1655. Richard Russell1656. Thos. Shephard1657. Thos. Danforth1658. Thomas Greene1659. James Pemberton1659. Joseph Hills1662. Jonathan Wade1668. Edward Collins1669. John Call1669. Daniel Deane1669. Samuel Hayward1670. Caleb Brooks1672. Daniel Markham1675. John Whitmore1678. John Greenland1678. Daniel Woodward1679. Isaac Fox1679. Stephen Willis1680. Thomas Willis1680. John Hall1680. Gersham Swan1684. Joseph Angier1684. John Bradshaw1685. Stephen Frourt, in the name of Mrs. Cradock, for £ 676, which she said was due to her estate. The Court replied, that the government were never concerned in Mr. Cradock's adventure, and therefore could not allow any such claim. Another attempt was made in 1670, and met with a similar fate. It was not long afterwards that the General Court took into consideration the munificent disbursement of Mr. Cradock in planting the Colony, and resolved to show their grateful estimate of his worth; and accordingly
ning follows wealth. The first movement for the establishment of schools took place under the administration of Governor Prence; and, at his suggestion, the following order was passed in the Colony Court, 1663 :-- It is proposed by the Court unto the several townships in this jurisdiction, as a thing they ought to take into their serious consideration, that some course may be taken, that in every town there may be a schoolmaster set up, to train up children in reading and writing. In 1670, the Court did freely give and grant all such profits as might or should accrue annually to the Colony for fishing with a net or seines at Cape Cod for mackerel, bass, or herrings, to be improved for and towards a free school, in some town in this jurisdiction, for the training up of youth in literature, for the good and benefit of posterity,--provided a beginning be made within one year after said grant. The occupants of the Medford plantation, being few and poor, secured instruction to
, the levy upon the towns of the Province was £ 616. 15s.; and Medford's amount was £ 7. There were three kinds of taxes,--province, county, and town. The first tax-bills of Massachusetts Colony, which were made out by counties, began October, 1659 ; and, in these, the tax of Meadford was far lower than that of any adjoining town. In 1657, Meadford was taxed as one of the towns of the county of Middlesex, in a county levy, £ 3. 6s. 11d.; in 1658, £ 3. 3s. 1d.; in 1663, £ 4. 4s. 6d.; in 1670, £ 4. 12s.; in 1674, £ 4. 3s. 10d.; in 1676, £ 4. 1s. 10d. During these years, Cambridge was paying £ 40; Woburn, £ 25; Malden, £ 16; and Charlestown, £ 60. A county-tax of £ 1. 13s. 9d., levied on Meadford, Jan. 17, 1684, was paid by the inhabitants as follows:--  £s.d. Capt. Jonathan Wade064 Capt. Nathaniel Wade043 John Hall033 Caleb Brooks0111 Thomas Willis037 Stephen Willis0110 Peter Tufts, jun.034 Stephen Francis0110 John Whitmore017 Gershom Swan015 Isaac Fox0011 J
ellations. Mr. was applied only to persons of distinction. Esquire was seldom used: it was esteemed above that of reverend. Mr. Josias Plaistowe took corn from the Indians. The General Court ordered him to return the corn, and pay a fine; and hereafter to be called by the name of Josias, and not Mr., as formerly he used to be. 1657.--The name of Jonathan Wade first appears on the records of the registry of deeds in Middlesex County, June 11, 1657. Its next occurrence, May 20, 1662. 1670.--Some Indian children were brought up in our English families, and afterwards became idle and intemperate. A gentleman asked the Indian father why this was so. He answered, Tucks will be Tucks, for all old hen be hatch 'em. 1673.--Population of New England, 120,000. Of these, 16,000 could bear arms. Boston had 1,500 families. In 1760, New England had 500,000 inhabitants, and 530 Congregational churches. 1673.--An author says, At this time, there was not a house in New England which
lizabeth, b. 18, 7 mo., 1658; m. John Oldham.  10John, b. 13, 10 mo., 1660.  11Nathaniel, b. 7, 5 mo., 1666.  12Mary, b. 1668; m. John Bradshaw.  13Stephen, b. 1670.  14Percival, b. Feb. 11, 1672.  15Susanna.  16Jonathan, b. 1677.  17Sarah, b. 1679.  18Thomas. 1-4Stephen Hall was of Concord; afterwards (in 1685) of Stow,am Witherell, of Scituate, 1656, by whom he had Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Hannah, Grace, Isaac (2), Ruth, Elizabeth, and Lydia. He d. 1711.  1-2Isaac Oldham, b. about 1670, went to Pembroke about 1703, where he m. Mary Keen, and had two daus., and a son,--  2-3Isaac Oldham, who m. Mary Stetson, and had--  3-4Isaac.  5Hannah.  6Del, b. Dec. 31, 1683.  13Anne, b. Oct. 7, 1685.  14Dorothy, b. Mar. 12, 1687; m. Jona. Willis, Oct. 17, 1706. 1-4Thomas Wade, of Ipswich, m. Elizabeth Cogswell, 1670; and d. Oct. 4, 1696, leaving--  4-15Jonathan.  16Thomas.  16 1/2John, minister at Berwick; H. C. 1693.  17Nathaniel.  18William, killed at sea,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bacon, Nathaniel, 1642- (search)
Bacon, Nathaniel, 1642- Patriot; born in Suffolk, England, Jan. 2, 1642. He was educated at the Inns of Court. London: came to America with a considerable fortune in 1670; settled in Gloucester county. Va., and owned a large estate high up on the James River. A lawyer by profession and eloquent in speech, he easily exercised great influence over the people. He became a member of the council in 1672. He was a republican in sentiment; and. strongly opposing the views and public conduct of Governor Berkeley, the stanch loyalist. he stirred up the people to rebellion. Berkeley, who was very popular at first, had become tyrannical and oppressive as an uncompromising royalist and rigorous executor of his royal master's will. At the same time republicanism had begun a vigorous growth among the people of Virginia; but it was repressed somewhat by a majority of royalists in the House of Burgesses; and the council were as pliant tools of Berkeley as any courtiers who paid homage to
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