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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William and Mary, Fort (search)
tous than those of Lexington. It was, in fact, the occasion of the conflict at Lexington, and it is more than probable that it saved Bunker Hill from proving a disastrous defeat, if not, indeed, a calamity fatal to further effort for freedom. Amory's only reference to it in his Military services of General Sullivan is this: Soon after his return home [Sullivan had been a delegate to the Continental Congress] he planned with Thomas Pickering and John Langdon an attack, on the night of the 12ails, and Bancroft, Botta, and Bryant make only an allusion to the event. In the course of several papers read before the Massachusetts Historical Society, defending Sullivan from aspersions of subsequent disloyalty to the American cause, Mr. Thomas C. Amory, of Boston, who is a grandnephew of the general, furnishes many additional and interesting particulars besides those already quoted; but none of these writers has correlated the facts of the attack, and the exceedingly momentous consequenc
rtue), as if this saying were his creed. Whenever in after life she heard his name, this salutation came to her impressively, knowing as she did the strict integrity of his life. He continued five years at the Latin School; when, at the age of fifteen, he was found well prepared for entering Harvard College, whose terms of admission were somewhat less exacting than at present. In the year 1826 he commenced his studies in the classic halls of Cambridge. Among his classmates were, Thomas C. Amory, Jonathan W. Bemis, James Dana, Samuel M. Emery, John B. Kerr, Elisha R. Potter, Jonathan F. Stearns, George W. Warren, and Samuel T. Worcester. The accomplished John T. Kirkland was president of the university; and among the instructors were Edward T. Channing in rhetoric, Levi Hedge in logic, George Otis in Latin, John S. Popkin in Greek, George Ticknor in modern languages, and John Farrar in natural science. His room during his first year was No. 17, Stoughton Hall. In person he w
, U. S.A., and Captain Lewis H. Marshall, of the Tenth Infantry, U. S.A., both of whom had served in the army with Mr. Wyman, and who were, if I remember, the only United States regular army officers then on duty in this city; and signed also by Charles G. Greene, Esq., Franklin Haven, Esq., William Dehon, Esq., William Parkman, Esq., Hon. George Lunt, Hon. Benjamin F. Hallett, Henry L. Hallett, Esq., P. Holmes, Esq., Edward F. Bradley, Esq., Joseph L. Henshaw, Esq., Peter Butler, Esq., Thomas C. Amory, Esq., and J. P. Bradlee, Esq.,—all of these gentlemen of this city, who are doubtless known to you by reputation, and with some of whom I cannot doubt that you are personally acquainted,—in which communication, these gentlemen requested the appointment of Mr. Wyman as a colonel, and certified that they believed in him as a gentleman, a man of worth, an accomplished officer, and brave soldier; and that a regiment under his command would yield to none in the service for discipline, high
he 29th of September. John K. Tarbox was chosen temporary chairman, and Edward Avery, of Braintree, permanent president. Both of these gentlemen made short and wellex-pressed addresses upon political affairs from a Democratic stand-point. Darius N. Couch, of Taunton, who had distinguished himself as an able and efficient officer in the war, was nominated for Governor, and Thomas F. Plunkett, of Pittsfield, for Lieutenant-Governor; S. O. Lamb, of Greenfield, for Secretary of State; Thomas C. Amory, Jr., of Boston, for Treasurer; Arthur F. Devereux, of Salem, for Auditor; and Horatio G. Parker, of Cambridge, for Attorney-General. The election took place on Tuesday, the 7th of November, and resulted in a complete triumph of the Republican party; electing their State ticket by a large plurality, and an overwhelming majority of members in both branches of the Legislature. Our regiments and batteries had all come home; their battleflags had been returned, some of them to the State
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 14: Suffolk County. (search)
nney, Nehemiah Gibson, G. Washington Parmenter, Moses Clark, John F. Pray, Elisha T. Wilson, aldermen. In 1862, Joseph M. Wightman, mayor; Thomas P. Rich, Thomas C. Amory, Jr., James L. Hanson, Samuel R. Spinney, G. Washington Parmenter, John F. Pray, Elisha T. Wilson, Francis Richards, Joseph L. Henshaw, Joseph F. Paul, Calvin A. Richards, Otis Norcross, aldermen. In 1863, Frederick W. Lincoln, Jr., mayor; Thomas C. Amory, Jr., Silas Peirce, Samuel R. Spinney, Joseph L. Henshaw, Joseph F. Paul, Sylvanus L. Denio, Moses Clark, Robert Marsh, Lemuel M. Standish, John S. Tyler, Hiram A. Stevens, aldermen. In 1864, Frederick W. Lincoln, Jr., mayor; George Worrowed for the same object. On the 7th of April the City-Relief Committee for the payment of State aid to soldiers' families was organized as follows: Aldermen Thomas C. Amory, Otis Norcross, Francis Richards, Joseph F. Faul; councilmen Joseph Buckley, William Carpenter, John S. Pear, Sumner Crosby, F. H. Sprague; Charles J. Mc
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 1: the Boston mob (second stage).—1835. (search)
Hall ( Garrison mob, p. 21). Finally, Col. James W. Sever saw the mob rounding the eastern end of the City Hall, having in custody William L. Garrison, in his shirt-sleeves, and without a hat, having a rope around his waist. As they turned towards Washington Street they were met by the Mayor and a force of constables. At this moment the cry was raised, To the Frog Pond with him followed by an appeal to the bystanders to assist the Mayor, when, among many others, the late [1870] Colonel Thomas C. Amory and myself aided in the rescue of Mr. Garrison from the crowd, and in placing him within the south door of the Old State House, [City Hall], which was at once closed ( Garrison mob, p. 44). Orders were now given to carry me to the Mayor's office in the City Hall. As we approached the south door, the Mayor City Hall, from the west end (Post-office). the door with the flight of steps is that by which Mr. Garrison was taken in. From Smith's Map of Boston, 1835. attempted to prot
ocialist (Oneida), 2.144. American Spectator (Washington), 1.234. American Traveller, see Traveller (Boston). American Union for the Relief and Improvement of the Colored Race, founded, 1.469, characterized by A. Walker and L. Tappan, 472, by C. Tappan, 474, proceedings, 473, demise, 474, futility, 2.258. Ames, Ellis [d. 1884, aged 75], witnesses Boston mob, 2.25, 27, 35, copies warrant of G.'s arrest, 28. Amistad case, 2.326. Ammidon, Miss M. and sister, 2.68, 105. Amory, Thomas C., 2.22. Andover, pro-slavery repression in Theol. Seminary, 1.474, 475, 2.2, 3; Appeal against Lib., 141, 165, 167. Andrews, Ethan Allen [1787-1858], book on slavery, 1.473; southern tour, 474. Andrews, William, 2.29. Angus, Robert, 1.12, 17. Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, in N. Y., 2.131, in Philadelphia, 210, 216. Anti-Slavery political party, unity with New Organization, 2.333; discountenanced by Mass. Board, 244, N. Y. A. S. S., 245, Am. A. S. S., 310, 349,
une 17, 1866 Cathedral Catholic, Washington street, cornerstone laid, Sep. 15, 1867 Cavalry A new company, Capt. Amory, first parade, July 4, 1797 National Lancers, first parade, June 14, 1837 Light Dragoons organized, Mar. 23, 185, Dec. 11, 1848 For John P. Bigelow, 4660; for Hall, 700; Sumner, 347, Dec. 10, 1849 For John P. Bigelow, 5394; for Amory, 1146; Goodrich, 1126, Dec. 9, 1850 For Benj'n Seaver, 3990; for Smith, 2736; Thaxter, 1024, Dec. 14, 1851 Electi62 For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,206; for Otis Rich, 2,142, Dec. 14, 1863 For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,877; for Thomas C. Amory, 3,732, Dec. 12, 1864 For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,522; for Nath'l B. Shurtleff, 3,690, Dec. 11, 1865 Electi place of muscle, 1860 Engineers, Chief, Samuel D. Harris, appointed, Jan. 19, 1826 Fire Engineers, Chief, Thos. C. Amory, appointed, Feb. 9, 1829 William Barnicoat, appointed, Aug. 14, 1837 Elisha Smith, appointed, Feb. 5, 1855 G