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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 12: Norfolk County. (search)
,789.15; in 1864, $4,171.05; in 1865, $2,304.03. Total amount, $13,389.52. Medfield Incorporated May 23, 1651. Population in 1860, 1,082; in 1865, 1,011. Valuation in 1860, $601,491; in 1865, $613,155. The selectmen in 1861 were Charles Hamant, Daniels Hamant, Hamlet Wright; in 1862 and 1863, Benjamin F. Shumway, Daniels Hamant, George M. Smith; in 1864 and 1865, Benjamin F. Shumway, George M. Smith, Jeremiah R. Smith. The town-clerk during the years 1861, 1862, and 1863 was Samuel Ellis; in 1864 and 1865, Henry J. Everett. The town-treasurer during all these years was Isaac Fiske. 1861. At a town-meeting held May 11th, a committee was appointed to consider and report what action the town should take to sustain the Government. This committee reported that, to aid the Government in the suppression of the Rebellion, one thousand dollars be appropriated to furnish each volunteer belonging to the town a proper outfit and equipments, not provided for by the State. To pa
ws: $1,000 to the Principal Engineer; $200 to each commander; $150 to each foreman; $100 to each fireman; $600 to the Engineer of the steam fire-engine; $365 to the fireman; $300 to the hostler; and $250 to the Clerk of the Fire Department. The ordinance is to go into effect on the 29th of November. On motion of Mr. Burr, the salary of Messenger of the Council was increased to $800, in consideration of the extra duties imposed by the new Hustings Court. On motion of Mr. Denton, Samuel Ellis was re-elected Clerk of the First Market, and Mr. Thomas Diddep, Weigh master; and Mr. John B. Valentine was re-elected Clerk and Weigh master of the Second Market. The following mortuary statistics for the quarter ending the 31st October, were returned by the Keeper of Shockoe Hill Burying Ground: White males interred, 70; females, 56; still born, 7. Total, 133. Colored males, 50; females, 41; still born, 7. Total 98. The monthly reports of the police officers were presente
Martin Harvey was required to give security before the Mayor, yesterday, for doing to sleep in the office of Capt. Samuel Ellis, Clerk of the First Market.
whole force took up the line of march for Yorktown, a distance of 15 miles, which place we reached about midnight, nearly exhausted. But I fear I have already spun this letter to too great a length for publication, and will therefore close. W. P. S.--Capt. Charters leaves here to-day for Richmond on official business. W. Pol Hill's official report. Yorktown. June 11, 1861. The following report has been made by Col. D. H. Hill, of the 1st North Carolina Regiment, to Gov. Ellis; Hon. J.W.Bills, Governor of North Carolina--Sir I have the honor to report that 800 men of my regiment, and 860 Virginians, were engaged for 6½ hours with 4½ regiments of the enemy, at Bethel Church, nine miles from Hampton. The enemy made three distinct and well sustained charges, but were repulsed with heavy loss. Our cavalry pursued them for six miles, when their retreat became a total rout. Fearing that heavy reinforcements would be sent up from Fortress Monroe, we fell ba
he day, that, in times of revolution and under the summer solstice, that passage of Scripture which teaches us that the "Kingdom of Heaven must be taken by violence," should ever be borne in mind by the Reverend and excellent gentlemen who may be invited to open the sessions of the Convention with prayer. The old Roman adage, " omne violentum est brere," will suggest the application. The President laid before the Convention an Executive document covering several communications from Governor Ellis, of North Carolina, the purport of which was to inform the Executive of Virginia that North Carolina had ceded to the Confederate States a tracted land on which is situated the Arsenal at Fayetteville, Cumberland county, reserving to the State the right, at all times, to serve criminal process in the ceded territory. The documents were, on motion, laid on the table. An ordinance was submitted authorizing the Governor and Executive Council to cause bridges to be built and roads repa
Arrest. --A man named John Dawson, alias Condon, charged with stealing a watch and chain worth $50 from Thomas Stranghn, was arrested yesterday by Capt. Sam. Ellis, and committed to the first station-house.
Interfering with Market men. --The country people attending the Richmond markets have preferred complaints to Gen. Winder, through Samuel Ellis, Clerk of the 1st Market, that they are much annoyed by soldiers stationed on the New way to market. Sons of lowed what they want; will take it, and if an objection is interposed damage ensues to the luckless wight who complains. Sometimes, to gain their point, the sportive soldiers will playfully remove a athwart the sconce with pistol o. ganl Ellis, Clerk of the 1st Market, that they are much annoyed by soldiers stationed on the New way to market. Sons of lowed what they want; will take it, and if an objection is interposed damage ensues to the luckless wight who complains. Sometimes, to gain their point, the sportive soldiers will playfully remove a athwart the sconce with pistol o. gan silences all opposition. Gen. Winder told Mr. Ellis to apply at the headquarters of Gen. Lee for redress of the grievances complained of.
Arrests yesterday. --The civil police accomplished the following arrests yesterday: Charles Harwell, for stealing a lot of border paper, worth $12, from J. W. Rommels; Emeline, slave of Henry Easley, for riding in a back without a pass, and Susan A. Walden, slave of Charles Green, from the Rappahannock, no pass and riding in a back. The two were balled, as was also J. Limpsky, arrested for getting drunk in the 1st Market and abusing Samuel Ellis, the Clerk; George Drow, colored, was caged for the larceny of Wm. H. Major's pocket-book, containing $63. The robbery was effected some weeks since; Darby, alias William, slave of Mrs. Elliner Robinson, was taken up as a supposed runaway from Maryland.
Dogenberry, found in the city contrary to law, with a King William county register, was sent home.--Ro. Christian, a Williamsburg free negro without a register, charged with stealing a pair of pantaloons from the Exchange Hotel, was ordered 25 lashes.--Henrietta, slave of M. Hill, charged with beating another darkey in the street, was ordered 15 lashes. --Eliza Jones, while, charged with walking in the street with Peter, slave of B. Hall, and associating with negroes, was admonished and discharged. Her companion was ordered 15 lashes,--William, slave of John P. Ballard, found without a pass and in possession of a pistol and dirk, was ordered to be licked.--William, slave of T. W. Hoenniger, was ordered a whipping for trespassing on the lot of J. R. Payne.--J. Limpaky was fined $5 for abusing Samuel Ellis, Clerk of the First Market, while under the influence of ardent spirits — Susan A. Walden and Emeline, two slaves found airing themselves in a carriage, were each ordered 15 lashes.
ket, $1,300; 1st Day Police Officer, $1,200; ten others, $1,000 each; Captain of the Night Watch, $1,200; three Lieutenants, $1,000 each; Night Watch, each $2.50 per night; Engineer Cities Steam- Engine, $1,000; Fireman, $700; Ostler, $700. The Council passed a resolution allowing Cox & Brother and Boyle & Gamble to get each two loads of coke from the City Gas Works per week, on paying therefore thirty cents per bushel. The bonds of James P. Tyler, Clerk of the 2d Market, and of Samuel Ellis, Clerk of the 1st Market, were submitted and the security approved. Mr. Scott offered a resolution that the Committee on Finance be instructed to inquire into the expediency of increasing the percentage allowed the City Collector. A resolution was adopted appointing a committee to make arrangements to receive and distribute the salt received from the State agent, and authorizing the President of the Council to draw upon the Auditor for funds to pay for the same. Richard Fox
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