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February 27. Jefferson Davis issued a proclamation to the people of the States in rebellion, appointing the twenty-seventh of March as a day of fasting and prayer.--General John Cochrane resigned his command in the United States army of the Potomac, and issued a farewell address to the soldiers of his late brigade. A skirmish took place at a point fifteen miles from Newbern, N. C., between a detachment of Mix's New York cavalry, under the command of Captain Jacobs, and a strong scouting-party of rebel infantry, in which the latter were routed after the first fire, with a loss of three of their number killed and forty-eight taken prisoners, including a commissioned officer. The National party had none killed, and only one man wounded.
ided--one half under Sergeant James, of the battery, was in camp about one mile ahead; Lieutenant Porter, with the rear part of the train, was on his way to the same place. There was one wagon considerably ahead of the others, accompanied by George Jacobs, driver; John Wesley Drought and Newell Orcutt, foragers; and James W. Foley, battery wagon-master — when they were surprised by four guerrillas, and told to surrender or they would blow their brains out. They being unarmed, could make no sucwere ready, and fired, when all fell except the Lieutenant, who being uninjured, ran. The bodies were then dragged to the end of the bluff and thrown into Elk River. Drought was killed instantly. His body floated down and lodged on a tree-top. Jacobs was only wounded in the arm and was drowned. Orcutt was shot through the bowels, and managed to get out of the river, but died next day. Foley having loosed his hands, reached shore, but being severely wounded in the groin, lay near the river al
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 17: heresy and witchcraft. (search)
one of the victims was a child of Cambridge, a brief notice of her case may be proper. Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Andrew, was born here, April 18, 1646, and married John Frost, June 26, 1666; he died in 1672, and she married George Jacobs, Jr., of Salem. The father of her second husband and her own daughter had already been imprisoned, and her husband had fled to escape a similar fate, when she was arrested on suspicion of witchcraft. She was long confined in prison, leaving foyoung children, one of them an infant, to the tender mercies of her neighbors. What made her case the more deplorable was, that she had long been partially deranged. During her confinement, her mother Thomas Andrew, the father of Mrs. within Jacobs, died about 1647, and his widow married Nicholas Wyeth; he died July 19, 1680, and she married Thomas Fox, Dec. 16, 1685; she died in 1698. presented a petition to the court in her behalf, on account of her mental infirmity, but in vain. She the
ear he probably died, without issue. 6. Thomas, perhaps brother to William (1), had by w. Rebecca, Thomas, b. at Watertown 15 Oct. 1641; Daniel; Rebecca, b. at Cambridge 18 Ap. 1646, m. John Frost 26 June 1666, who d. in 1672, and she m. George Jacobs, Jr., of Salem Village. Thomas, the f. d. about 1647, and his w. Rebecca m. Nicholas Wyeth, who d. 19 July 1680; she m. (3d) Thomas Fox 16 Dec. 1685, and d. in 1698. 7. Thomas, s. of Thomas (6), m. Martha Eccles 30 Oct. 1673, and had dau. Rto the first, and other to the second, Prof. Wigglesworth); Thomas,b.——,was a weaver, and resided here in 1696., John the f. d. and administration was granted, 30 Sept. 1672, to wid. Rebecca, for herself and her three children. The wid. m. George Jacobs, Jr., of Danvers Village, 9 Feb. 1674, and was imprisoned during the witchcraft delusions. 3. Samuel, s. of Edmund (1), by w. Mary, had in Camb., Samuel, b. 21 Aug. 1664; Isaac, b. 21 Oct. 1666 Edmund, Ap. 21 Aug. 1668; he rem. to Billerica a
hat he was ever ordained. He appears to have resided on the homestead in Camb. until 1745, when he and his sisters sold it to Edward Marrett, Jr. He m. Elizabeth Cooper, 10 Ap. 1741. Administration on his estate was granted 18 May 1747, in which year he probably died, without issue. 6. Thomas, perhaps brother to William (1), had by w. Rebecca, Thomas, b. at Watertown 15 Oct. 1641; Daniel; Rebecca, b. at Cambridge 18 Ap. 1646, m. John Frost 26 June 1666, who d. in 1672, and she m. George Jacobs, Jr., of Salem Village. Thomas, the f. d. about 1647, and his w. Rebecca m. Nicholas Wyeth, who d. 19 July 1680; she m. (3d) Thomas Fox 16 Dec. 1685, and d. in 1698. 7. Thomas, s. of Thomas (6), m. Martha Eccles 30 Oct. 1673, and had dau. Rebecca, who m. Samuel Bowman 21 Nov. 1700, and d. 18 Nov. 1713. Thomas the f. was a mason; Constable, 1686, 1696, and resided on the easterly side of North Avenue, near the Fitchburg Railroad. This estate he conveyed to his dau. Rebecca 5 Feb. 1699
ife. 2. John, s. of Edmund (1), a. Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Andrew, 26 June 1666, and had John, b. 19 Nov. 1667, was a mason, and reside in Salem 1696; Rebecca, b. 3 Dec. 1669, m. Deac. Joseph Coolidge, and d. 1 July 1750 (her dau. Rebecca was w. to the first, and other to the second, Prof. Wigglesworth); Thomas,b.——,was a weaver, and resided here in 1696., John the f. d. and administration was granted, 30 Sept. 1672, to wid. Rebecca, for herself and her three children. The wid. m. George Jacobs, Jr., of Danvers Village, 9 Feb. 1674, and was imprisoned during the witchcraft delusions. 3. Samuel, s. of Edmund (1), by w. Mary, had in Camb., Samuel, b. 21 Aug. 1664; Isaac, b. 21 Oct. 1666 Edmund, Ap. 21 Aug. 1668; he rem. to Billerica as early as 1674, at which time he had m. Elizabeth Miller, by whom he had John, b. 2 Ap. 1678; Benjamin b. 10 Aug 1683; Jonathan, b. 3 Nov. 1685; Daniel, b. 12 and d. 14 Ap. 1689; Edmund, b. 1 Mar. 1691-2. A son Edmund had d. 12 Feb. 1690-91. Samue
Patrick's Cathedral, (Catholic.)--Revs. Messrs. Teeling and Andrews officiate two Sundays in each month, (1st and 3d.) 11 o'clock A. M. St. Mary's, (German Catholic.)--Rev. Jos. Polk. 6 and 11 o'clock A. M., and 3½ o'clock P. M. Society of Friends, (Quakers.)--11 o'clock A. M. Universalist Church.--Rev. Alden Bosserman. 11 o'clock A. M., and 7½ P. M. Seamen's Bethel.--Rev. Francis J. Boggs. 11 A. M., and 7½ P. M. Kaal Kadosh Beth Shalome, (Jewish Portugnese.)--Rev. George Jacobs, Reader. 11 o'clock A. M., Saturday. Kaal Kadosh Beth Aheba, (Hebrew-German.)--Rev. M. J. Michaelbacher, Reader.--11 A. M., Saturday. Hebrew Congregation Henneseth Israel.--Rev. Mr. Rosenberg, Reader. 11 o'clock A. M., Saturday. German Lutheran.--Rev. J. C. Hoyer. 11 o'clock A. M. Evangelical Lutheran.--Rev. Chas. Gross. 11 o'clock A. M., 3½ and 7½ P. M. Manchester. Methodist Church.--Rev. Jos. H. Amiss.--11 o'clock A. M., and 7 P. M. Baptist Church.
Resolutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and appropriately referred:--By Mr. Johnson, of prohibiting by law the sale of ardent spirits to free negroes; by Mr. Critcher, of refunding to John F. Hughlett certain expenses incurred by him in the service of the Commonwealth. On motion of Mr. August, the Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. Monday, Feb. 18th, 1861. The House was called to order by Mr. Tomlin, of King William county. Prayer by Rev. George Jacobs, of the Hebrew Church, as follows: Almighty God. Sovereign of the Universe, whose throne is the heaven, whose footstool is the earth — in whose presence we are as an atom of dust, like a single drop of the mighty ocean — we approach Thee this day in deep humility to supplicate Thy goodness and compassion. We acknowledge, oh Father, how weak and powerless we are; that without Thy aid, vain and futile would be all our endeavors. We beseech Thee, therefore, to be gracious unto us
he day for to-morrow, at 11 o'clock. Bills Passed.--The following bills were passed: Senate bill to incorporate the Baltimore and Fredericksburg Steamboat Company; Senate bill to authorize an issue of preferred stock by the Alexandria, Mount Vernon and Accotink Turnpike Company. On motion of Mr. Lynch, the Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1861. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock, by Mr. Tomlin, of king William county. Prayer by Rev. Geo. Jacobs, of the Jewish persuasion. Bills Passed.--For the relief of the securities of James R. Courtney, late Sheriff of Westmoreland county; incorporating the St. Paul's Church Home; to prevent injurious competition between railroad companies in which the State is interested, and make investments of the State more productive. Bills Reported.--The following bills were reported, viz: By Mr. Chapman, from the Committee on Roads and Internal Improvements, incorporating the Virginia Canal
House of delegates. Wednesday,Feb. 20, 1861. The House was called to order at 11 o'clock, by the Speaker. Prayer by the Rev. Geo. Jacobs, of the Mayo street Hebrew congregation. A message was received from the Senate announcing the passage of a number of bills, most of which were read by title, and referred to House committees. The following Senate bills were passed: Incorporating the Baltimore and Fredericksburg Steamboat Company; authorizing the issue of preferred stock by the Alexandria, Mount Vernon and Aquotinck Turnpike Company; incorporating the Norfolk County Railway Company. Bills Reported.--The following bills were reported from committees, viz: Appropriating a sum of money necessary to pay for the publication of the Code; providing for the voluntary enslavement of free negroes without compensation to the Commonwealth; refunding to Wm. H. Martin a sum of money paid on an erroneous assessment of lands. French's Railroad.--No. 61, a Senate bill, e
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