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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1833 (search)
So rapidly were the ranks of the regiment filed, that in three days the enlistment was completed and the lists closed. Five companies were enlisted in Boston, one in North Bridgewater, one in Abington, one in. Weymouth, one in Stoughton, and one in Gloucester. Colonel Fessenden, a graduate of West Point, offered his services as military instructor, which were gratefully accepted. The classmates of Colonel Webster presented him with a valuable horse and equipments. The young ladies of Mr. Emerson's school in Boston made liberal donations to the company commanded by Captain Saltmarsh, which, in their honor, was called the Emerson Guard. The pupils of the Latin School made most generous provision for the equipment of the company commanded by Captain Shurtleff, a graduate of the school, and, in acknowledgment, the company was named the Latin-School Guard. The three months after the organization of the regiment were spent in Fort Warren, in the harbor of Boston, in the discipline
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1841. (search)
Detroit, and so come to Boston in about ten days, where I expect to embark in the first clean merchantman, with cheap rates of passage, either for Cuba or the Mediterranean. I should prefer the Mediterranean voyage, on general grounds, to one to Cuba or the Azores, for the reason that I do not go out with the idea of being cured at all, but feeling utterly indisposed for any kind of work, and not expecting a very long life, I feel an insuperable longing to enjoy myself for a few months. Emerson says, Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp and luxury of emperors and kings ridiculous. For health, alas! I have not much to hope, and so trust it is not an indispensable ingredient. And I cling to the faith that I can enjoy a great many pleasant days yet, in rambling over the hills which look out on the blue Mediterranean, or walking the beaches by Nice, or Leghorn, or Genoa, and hearing the familiar murmur of the great waters so many leagues from Saco. He at last offe
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
the traits of his simple and manly nature so well be shown. I was born on the 17th of July, 1838, in Chester, New Hampshire. My father's name was Nathaniel French Emerson, and he was also a native of this town, as well as my grandfather, John Emerson. Up to 1858 my father owned a large farm in Chester, and I was brought up a farmer's boy, which I have always esteemed a circumstance to congratulate myself on, though, in many respects, likely enough, it was not so. At any rate, they were hant that I went so far back out of the world. I spent that summer at home again on the farm, and in the spring of 1858, a year and a half after graduation at Andover, entered the Freshman Class at Harvard College, one term in advance. Captain John Emerson, my grandfather, was the son of Samuel Emerson, who came to Chester from Haverhill, Massachusetts. Samuel was the son of Jonathan Emerson of Haverhill. . . . . . Jonathan's sister, Hannah, was Mrs. Dustin of Haverhill, who was carried awa
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown School in the 17th century. (search)
December 7, 1696. ‘Then ordered the Town Treasurer to pay Mr. John Emerson, schoolmaster, besides the Rent of Lovels Iland, 8 pounds as h1, 1698. ‘To Xtopher Goodwin for work at the Schoolhouse, and to Mr. Emerson 8 pounds.’ May 17, 1698. ‘Let unto Josiah Treadway the land and sixpence.’ January 23, 1698. Treasurer's account:— Mr. John Emerson, Dr. To Rent of Lovell's Is., £ 10. To Money pd being for year£ 8. Total, £ 36. From the Emerson Genealogy we learn that Rev. John Emerson, of the class of 1675 (Harvard), was the son of Nathaniel 2 (Thomas 1) Emerson. He was born in Ipswich, 1654, and died in Salem February 24, 1712. His grave is in the Charter street burying grounent and comparisons with present-day methods are unnecessary. Mr. Emerson married, in 1699, Sarah, widow of John Carter, and daughter of Rson of William and Anne [Brackenbury] Foster). Through his wife, Mr. Emerson's name is connected with numerous real estate transactio
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Literary men and women of Somerville. (search)
ch a single love story runs, troublous, but with a happy ending. In ‘The Immortals,’ Mrs. Lowe celebrates heroes and friends that have gone from sight. Charlotte Bronte, Mrs. Browning, Chatterton, Shelley represent the English poets; Lowell, Emerson, Whittier, and E. R. Sill, the Americans; Channing and Brooks and Charles Lowe, her husband, the ministers; to say nothing of the several friends commemorated, dearer than any stranger. Let us choose a few stanzas from ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ written on the occasion of Emerson's funeral:— They bore him up the aisle, His white hands folded meekly on his breast; He had the very smile He wore the night he gently sank to rest. The words of love were said, We prayed and sang together; all was done; And then the way they led Along the street, the people following on. We covered him with green— He loved the hemlock branches and the pine,— And there he lay, serene, And yet not he, not there the spark divine. Be thou not over sad, Dear a
er, Mrs. Roswell C.100, 101 Dows, Captain Jonathan63 Dows, Nathaniel38, 41, 61 Drake, Colonel S. A.87, 89 Dudley, Governor12 Duxbury, Mass.16, 62 Edwards, Thomas62 Elector of Saxony10 Elliot, Charles D.74 Ellis, Rev. George E., D. D.97 Emerson, Rev. John, Schoolmaster, 169139, 40 Emerson Genealogy, The40 Emerson, Nathaniel (Thomas)40 Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England 20 English and Classical School, Walpole, Mass.103 Everett Ave., Somerville44 Everett, Edward1 Fairbanks, AsEmerson, Nathaniel (Thomas)40 Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England 20 English and Classical School, Walpole, Mass.103 Everett Ave., Somerville44 Everett, Edward1 Fairbanks, Asa104 Fairfield, Conn.11, 13, 62, 63 Faneuil Family, The12 Farmer, Mrs. Ann19 Fernandina, Fla.23 Fisher, Caroline M.27 Fisher, Mary16 Fishkill, N. Y.15 Fitch, Sarah62 Flanagan, Lewis Cass4 Flanagan, Lewis Cass, Works of4, 5 Fletcher, Hope19 Fletcher, John19 Fletcher, William19 Flint Street, Somerville44 Foss, Sam Walter, Poem by77, 82, 83, 84 Forster Schoolhouse, The44 Fort Hill, Boston12 Fosdick, Margaret14 Fosket, Jonathan13 Foster, Anne (Brackenbury)40 Foster, Isaac34, 40<
he town in 1853. In 1816 the selectmen were authorized to procure fire ladders, fireward staffs, firehooks, and such other fire implements as they judged necessary, to be kept in different parts of the town. West Cambridge. statement of expenses from May 1815 to May 1816. Poor. Amount of Overseers' drafts in favor of sundry persons for support of the Poor, as appears by their books$785 97 Schools. Frost and Kent, Schoolmasters150 00 Jason Reed, Schoolmaster148 00 John Emerson, do.148 50 S. Campbell, do.150 00 Sundry persons for wood78 96 ——675 96 Highways. Repairing the highways, when all worked out, say500 00 To Jeremiah Russell, Surveyor of highways, for work and materials, and for discharging non-resident taxes35 75 Daniel Burbeck, Surveyor, for work on highways13 38 William Locke & Son, for refreshments to Surveyor of highways14 67 Estate of the late Samuel Hill, for do.7 22 Tufts & Adams, for do.13 86 Amos Whittemore, Jun., for do.7 83