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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 7 (search)
ng our street gate at all hours. We cannot walk in any direction without meeting them. They have established a negro brothel, or rather a colony of them, on the green right in front of our street gate and between Cousin Mary Cooper's and Mrs. Margaret Jones's homes. Whenever Mett and I walk out in company with any of our rebel soldier boys, we are liable to have our eyes greeted with the sight of our conquerors escorting their negro mistresses. They even have the insolence to walk arm in as ago, and my cheeks were made to tingle at the sight of two Yankee soldiers sporting on the lawn with their negro companions. There is no way of avoiding these disgusting sights except by remaining close prisoners at home, and Cousin Mary and Mrs. Jones can't even look out of their windows without the risk of having indecent exhibitions thrust upon them. It is possible that these associations may not have been, in all cases, open to the worst interpretation, since Northern sentiment is, the
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 8 (search)
igned Mrs. Gabe Toombs's Chloe for keeping company with a Yankee, but when she declared that she hadn't never kep‘ company with nobody but Joe Barnett (who has another wife, if not two or three of them) they let her off. They also reported Mrs. Margaret Jones to the commandant, as suffering a sick man (in her employ) to lie dying of neglect, and subjected her to the annoyance of a visit from one of the army surgeons, while to my certain knowledge she has had a physician to see him every day, an8, Friday One continued stream of notes and messengers and visitors all day long. I hardly had time to eat my breakfast. I spent most of the morning nursing John Moore's family, who are all sick with the measles. We had a dance at Mrs. Margaret Jones's in the evening, and I don't think I ever enjoyed anything more in my life. I nearly danced my feet off, in spite of the hot weather. Between dances, I enjoyed a long tete-a-tete with my old Montgomery friend, Dr. Calhoun, who looks so
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
hout the country among Indians, English, French, and Dutch; among those who died of it were Mr. Thomas Hooker, of Hartford, and Mrs. Winthrop, wife of the governor, and over fifty others in Massachusetts......June 14, 1647 Samuel Gorton, after the second banishment from Massachusetts, 1644, proceeds to England to obtain redress; this he partially obtains, and, returning again, settles at Shawomet, which he now names Warwick, after the Earl of Warwick, who had assisted him......1648 Margaret Jones, of Charlestown, indicted for a witch, found guilty, and executed......June 15, 1648 [This was the first trial and execution for witchcraft in Massachusetts.] Gov. John Winthrop, in the tenth term of his office as governor of Massachusetts, dies, aged sixty-three, leaving a fourth wife; he also left a journal commencing with his departure from England and continued up to the time of his death......March 26, 1649 William Pynchon, of Springfield, having published a book upon Redem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Witchcraft, Salem (search)
Witchcraft, Salem The terrible delusion of belief in witchcraft accompanied the New England settlers, and they adopted English laws against it. For a long A witch. time it was simply an undemonstrative belief, but at length it assumed an active feature in society in Massachusetts, as it was encouraged by some of the clergy, whose influence was almost omnipotent. Before 1688 four persons accused of witchcraft had suffered death in the vicinity of Boston. The first was Margaret Jones, of Charlestown, hanged in 1648. In 1656, Ann Hibbens, sister of Governor Bellingham, of Massachusetts, was accused of being a witch, tried by a jury, and found guilty. The magistrates refused to accept the verdict, and the case was carried to the General Court, where a majority of that body declared her guilty, and she was hanged. In 1688 a young girl in Danvers (a part of Salem) accused a maid-servant of theft. The servant's mother, a wild Irishwoman and a Roman Catholic, declared with veh
uly, 1660, these men lived in Cambridge, without any attempt at concealment, until the 26th of the following February, when they deemed it prudent to retire to New Haven. The regicides, like other visitors to Cambridge in those days, are likely to have been impressed with its tidy and comfortable appearance. In the tavern talk to which they listened, they may have heard that witchcraft, that torment of the Old World, had come to plague the New. For over in Charlestown a few years ago Margaret Jones had cured sick people without resort to bleeding or emetics, and when she was hanged for these diabolical practices, at the moment her soul quit the body there was a gale in Connecticut that blew down trees. Then there was a Cambridge woman by the name of Kendall, who picked up the child of Goodman Jennison, of Watertown, and kissed and fondled it, and a few hours afterward the child grew pale and died; wherefore, as was natural, the witch Kendall was hanged on Gallows Lot. Another
774 President of the Continental Congress, July 4, 1776 Elected the first Governor of the State, 1780 Died at Boston, aged 55 years, Oct. 8, 1793 Likeness placed in Faneuil Hall, Apr. 19, 1830 Handcarts no longer allowed to stand in State st., Oct. 4, 1809 Hanged William S. Schouler, for murder, Sep. 28, 1637 Dorothy Talbe, an insane woman, Dec. 10, 1638 James Britton and Mary Latham, for murder, Mar. 21, 1643 William Franklin, for murder, Apr. 8, 1644 Margaret Jones, for witchcraft, June 15, 1648 Anna Hibbins, for witchcraft, March, 1656 Robinson and Stephenson, Antimonians, Oct. 20, 1659 William Ledro, for being a Quaker, Mar. 16, 1659 Hanged Mary Dyer, for being a Quakeress, June 1, 1660 John Littlejohn, for murder, Sep. 22, 1675 About 30 Indian prisoners-of-war, Aug., 1676 Capt. James Hawkins, and seven pirates, Jan. 27, 1689 David Wallace, for murder, Sep. 13, 1713 Margaret Callahan, for murder, June 4, 1715 Tw
en took possession of the U. S. Arsenal at Mt. Vernon, Ala., by order of the Governor. A meeting of "Minute" ladies. A meeting of "matrons" took place in Burke county, Ga., on the 24th ult. As it is seldom an opportunity is given of recording the proceedings of the ladies in council, we give the following account of the meeting: After a short conversational preliminary, defining the mode of procedure, the assembly was organized by conferring the honor of the chair upon Mrs. Margaret Jones, and associating as Vice Presidents, Mrs. Charlotte Byne, Mrs. Jane Halmes, Mrs. Mary Mandell and Mrs. Col. I. Carter, and as Secretary, Mrs. Col. Ashton. The object of the meeting was announced with much effect, and after a calm deliberation of the dark crisis now pending, Mrs. James W. Jones presented the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: While our hege lords are gallantly bearing the ensigns of our Father's Patriotism and Southern natio
want of surety for her good behavior, on the charge of trespassing upon the proprietor of the American Hotel. Edward F. Grant was required to give surety in $159 for his good behavior, upon conviction of having been drunk, and having fired a pistol in the streets. George Ragland, charged with assaulting a man in the streets, was held to bail in $200 to keep the peace hereafter. Lucien Q. Landrum was brought up on the charge of stabbing and wounding William L. Roach. Mr. Roach endeavored to acquit Mr. L. of intentional misconduct, but his Honor thought it best to continue the case for a further hearing this morning. Margaret Jones, a free negress, charged with having a $50 Confederate note in her possession, the property of the Confederate States, was discharged. Henry Hains was fined $10 for running a wagon on the streets without a license. Isaac Nordlinger was fined $2 for keeping his store-house open, and selling goods on both Saturday and Sunday last.