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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, George (search)
e requirements of his position, and he retired from public life without the least stain of merited reproach upon his intentions or his judgment. In the enjoyment of domestic happiness at Mount Vernon, for about three years, he was regarded more and more as the great and good man. Suddenly, on Dec. 14, 1799, the nation was called upon to mourn his death, after an illness of about twenty-four hours. His last words were, It is well. The mother of Washington, Mary Ball, was the daughter of Col. W. Ball, to whom his father was married in March, 1730. George was their first-born of six children. With these she was left a widow when her eldest child was little more than ten years of age. In the latter years of her life she lived in Fredericksburg, in a modest house, on the northwest Washington surveying land in Virginia. Residence of the Washington family. soon after Washington's birth, the family moved to an estate in Stafford county. The plain farm-house in which they lived ov
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, Mary 1706-1659 (search)
scendant of John Ball, the medieval champion of the rights of man, who was executed at Coventry in the year 1381 for participating in Wat Tyler's rebellion. Col. William Ball, a native of Kent, came from England with his family about the year 1650, and settled in Lancaster county, Va., where he died in 1659, leaving two sons, Willo-do planter on the Rappahannock River, a vestryman of Christ Church in Lancaster. He was commissioned colonel by Gov. Alexander Spottswoode, and was known as Colonel Ball, of Lancaster, to distinguish him from another Colonel Ball, his cousin. When Mary Ball was about seventeen years of age she wrote to her brother in EnglandColonel Ball, his cousin. When Mary Ball was about seventeen years of age she wrote to her brother in England on family matters a letter which is still in existence, the conclusion of which is as follows: We have not had a school-master in our neighborhood until now (Jan. 14, 1728) in nearly four years. We have now a young master living with us, who was educated at Oxford, took orders, and came over as assistant to Reverend Kemp, of Glou
t mob, 2.25, 26. Bailey, Gamaliel, jr. [b. Mount Holly, N. J., Dec. 3, 1807; d. at sea, June 5, 1859], edits Philanthropist, 2.287; opposes Third Party, 313, reviewed by G. Smith, 319. Baker & Greele 1.73. Ball, Martha V., 2.12, 15. Ball, William, 2.384. Ballard, James, [d. 1881], career, 1.116; at A. S. meeting in Bennington, 108; friendship for G., 108, 116. Ballot-Box, 2.418. Ballou, Adin, Rev. [b. Cumberland, R. I., Apr. 23, 1803], 2.327.—Portrait in his Chr. Socialism. te to World's Convention, 351, 353, 354, 357, 361; on C. Stuart's littleness, 371; greets G. and party, 373, 383; praise from Mrs. Opie, 375. excluded from World's Convention as a heretic, 375; at W. Ashurst's, 377, at A. Braithwaite's, 384, at W. Ball's, 384; on G.'s third son, 385, 386; at E. Reid's, 387; high estimation, 388; sits to Haydon, 2.389; meets R. Owen, 390; at Bowring's, 394; in Dublin, 402.—Letters to J. M. McKim, 1.430, O'Connell, 2.379; from W. Howitt, 2.375, 377, O'Connell,
ogers, to place two pieces of his cannon at Conrad's Ferry, so as to prevent their landing on this side, which order was promptly executed and Lieutenant Henry Heaton placed in command with some twenty-five men. On Monday morning the Federal troops commenced a brisk fire on our men, with Minnie rifles, which was promptly answered from Lieut. Heaton's battery, causing a general stampede among the Lincolnites; the artillerymen stood up to their work bravely. One of the guns was fired by Sergeant Wm. Ball, and the other by Wm. D. Drish, Jr.; after firing some forty rounds, and the enemy running off from their post, our men stopped for the day. None of our boys were hurt; several of the enemy are reported to have been shot. Col. Hunton was at the Ferry during the entire day. Capt. Rogers was on hand dividing his time between the battery at the Ferry and the battery at Goose Creek. On Tuesday the enemy again appeared at both Conrad's and Edward's Ferry. At the latter place the
s and advances, the report of all quiet has only again to be repeated. The erection of new batteries at some points below, on the Potomac, by the Secessionists, the stoppage of the coal boats from going down the river, and the re-arrest of Capt. Ball, of the Confederate Cavalry, who took the oath of allegiance, are among the rumors this evening. On inquiry at the coal yards, the rumored stopped of the boats is denied, while the arrest of Captain Ball is merely an unconfirmed rumor. ExCaptain Ball is merely an unconfirmed rumor. Experience has proven this to be a dull place for news, and all the special correspondents have taken their departure for more profitable localities. The latest train from the camps on the London road, represents everything as exceedingly quiet, with all appearance of an intended attack abating. Among the names recorded at the Mansion House to-day, are J. S. Williams, of South Carolina, and John Haskins, of New Orleans, C. S. A. They stopped only a few hours. Information has been re
The Daily Dispatch: August 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. (search)
Escape from jail. --John V. Duncan, charged with the murder of G. W. A. Raine, and Wm. Ball, charged with rape, escaped from jail at Abingdon, Va., last Monday night.