ide down here to-morrow morning, as the ground is rather different from what we imagined from the map — altogether more contracted in an east and west direction.
The creek runs only half a mile from the railway to the east, which is scarcely far enough, I should think, for Van Dorn's right to rest.
You may therefore deem it best to throw his whole command on the east side of the creek.
As the up and down trains meet here, I will come up with a sketch to-morrow if you do not come down.
Mr. Freeman, who is altogether the most intelligent man I have met here and who knows the country thoroughly, invites you to his house.
I think you would gain important information on all points concerning this country by an interview with him. I will try to bring him up if you do not come down.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant Jno. Pegram Colonel, &c.
Fort Pillow. June 4, 1862. (Received June 5, 1862.) General Ruggles:
I think the best thing to be done is what it appears, from his
tinson, of same regiment, acting as courier to General Anderson, was wounded in three places at Sharpsburg, and there, as on every other battlefield, behaved most nobly.
Colonel Bennet, of the Fourteenth North Carolina, commends Captains Jones, Freeman, Bell, Debun, and Weir, Lieutenants Liles, Mitchell, Harney, Shankle, Bevers, Threadgill, Meachem, Sergeants Jenkins, McLester, Corporal Crump, privates McGregor, Beasley, Odell, and Morgan.
The Second North Carolina, after the death of the gal, and Sixth North Carolina, Colonel E. M. Law commanding; my own brigade, First, Fourth, and Fifth Texas, Eighteenth Georgia and Hampton legion, and Riley's, Bachman's, and Garden's batteries, Major B. W. Frobel commanding, in the engagements at Freeman's, Ford, on the Rappahannock River, August twenty-second; plains of Manassas, August twenty-ninth and thirtieth; Boonsboroa Gap, Maryland, September fourteenth, and Sharpsburg, Maryland, September sixteenth and seventeenth, 1862:
On the twent
e limits of the same.
A freeman must be orthodox, a member of the church, twenty years old, and worth £ 200.
At a later period, March 4, 1645, the General Court ordered that the freeman's oath shall be given to every man of or above the age of sixteen years; the clause for the election of magistrates excepted.
All the male inhabitants of Medford complied with this law.
To know what oath our fathers took, we subjoin the form, as ordained by the General Court, May 14, 1634:--
I,----, being by God's providence an inhabitant and freeman within the jurisdiction of this Commonweal, do freely acknowledge myself to be subject to the government thereof, and therefore do here swear, by the great and dreadful name of the ever-living God, that I will be true and faithful to the same, and will accordingly yield assistance and support thereunto, with my person and estate, as in equity I am bound, and will also truly endeavor to maintain and preserve all the liber
y, 14, 30, 31, 33, 77.
Education, 275, 278.
Eliot, 37, 511, 538, 562.
Endecott, 30, 32, 83.
Erving, 176, 570.
Ferry, Penny, 6.
Fillebrown family, 511.
Fillebrown, 97, 417.
First Settlers, 36.
First House, 39.
Fisheries, 381, 386.
Forests, 13, 14.
Fox, 36, 512.
Francis family, 512.
Francis, 36, 37, 194, 231, 258, 313, 326, 355, 388.
Freeman's Oath, 98.
Gardner, 4, 574.
Garrett, 36, 42.
Gibons, 37, 43, 73, 74.
Grace Church, 277.
Greene, 32, 36, 44.
Greenland, 15, 36.
Greenleaf family, 515.
Gregg family, 516.
Groves, 44, 517.
Hall family, 517.
Hall, 36, 51, 52, 96, 158, 317, 351, 501, 502, 570.