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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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wers of endurance. He was so active that he could cover with ease five miles an hour at his natural walking gait. The gelding had been ridden very seldom; in fact, Campbell had been unaccustomed to riding till the war broke out, and, I think, felt some disinclination to mount the fiery colt. Campbell had an affection for him, however, that never waned, and would often come to my headquarters to see his favorite, the colt being cared for there by the regimental farrier, an old man named John Ashley, who had taken him in charge when leaving Michigan, and had been his groom ever since. Seeing that I liked the horse -I had ridden him on several occasions — Campbell presented him to me on one of these visits, and from that time till the close of the war I rode him almost continuously, in every campaign and battle in which I took part, without once finding him overcome by fatigue, though on many occasions his strength was severely tested by long marches and short rations. I never obser
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
same as last year. July 23d, The selectmen were authorized to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting to the credit of the town for three years service on or before the fifteenth of August next, to the number of forty, as called for by the Governor of the Commonwealth, and the sum of five thousand dollars was appropriated to carry the same into effect. August 23d, Voted, to pay a bounty of one hundred dollars to each volunteer enlisting for nine months service. John Ashley, S. K. Pierce, John M. Moore, L. W. Brown, and James H. Greenwood were chosen a committee to recruit the men. Six thousand dollars were appropriated for this purpose. October 11th, The same bounty was authorized to be paid to twenty-three nine-months volunteers over and above the quota called for from the town. 1863. June 27th, The selectmen were authorized to draw from time to time upon the treasurer for money to pay aid to the families of the soldiers. 1864. April 4th, The bounty
1. his neglect to enforce them? The administration of Sir Robert Walpole had left English statutes and American practice more at variance than ever. Woe to the British statesman who should hold it a duty to enforce the British laws! In 1740, Ashley, a well informed writer, had proposed to establish a fund by such an abatement of the duty on molasses imported into the northern colonies, John Ashley's Memoirs and Considerations concerning the Trade, &c., of the British colonies, with propoJohn Ashley's Memoirs and Considerations concerning the Trade, &c., of the British colonies, with proposals for rendering those colonies more beneficial to Great Britain. as would make it cease to be prohibitory. Whether this duty, he added, should be one, two, or three pence sterling money of Great Britain per gallon, may be matter of consideration. The time was come when it was resolved to discard the policy of Walpole. Opinions were changing on the subject of a stamp-tax; and the Board of Trade, in 1751, entered definitively on the policy of regulating trade, so as to uproot illicit traffi