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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Settlers and defenders of America, order of (search)
Settlers and defenders of America, order of A new hereditary-patriotic order, incorporated in 1899, but whose organization is yet incomplete. The incorporators are Walter S. Carter, Robert D. Benedict, Ralph E. Prime, William De Hertburn, Washington; William B. Davenport, S. Victor Contant, Robert Endicott, Henry Melville, Edward F. Dwight. P. Tecumseh Sherman, Everett V. Abbot, Rodney S. Dennis, and Grenville B. Winthrop. Its objects are: To stimulate genealogical, biographical, and historical research, to publish patriotic manuscripts and records, to collect colonial and Revolutionary relics, to preserve traditions, to mark patriotic graves, to locate and protect historic sites, to erect tablets and monuments, to aid in founding and erecting libraries, museums, and memorial buildings; and in all other fitting ways, through broad fellowship and co-operation, to perpetuate the memory of the settlers and defenders of the nation, and to exemplify and teach in all later generation
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Slavery. (search)
ce Southwick, absenting themselves from the public ordinances, having been fined by the courts of Salem and Ipswich, pretending they have no estates, and resolving not to work, the court, upon perusal of a law-which was made upon account of debts, in what should be done for the satisfaction of the fines, resolves, that the treasurers of the several counties are and shall be fully empowered to sell said persons to any of the English natives at Virginia or Barbadoes to answer the said fines. Endicott, it is said, urged the execution of the measure with vehemence; but, to the honor of the marine service, not a sea-captain in the port of Boston could be induced to become a slave-dealer to please the General Court. They were spared the usual brutal whipping of contumacious persons as a special mark of humanity. In 1662 the Virginia Assembly passed a law that children should be held, bond or free, according to the condition of the mother. This was to meet the case of mulatto children