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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Federal launch on the Attakapas Coast — capture of the Confederate Schr. Purdy. (search)
tly leveled upon him and his companions preparatory to enforcing the request. Capt. Collins saw the folly of resisting under the circumstances, and reluctantly permitted the piratical crew to take charge of his vessel. They permitted Capt. C. to take most of the articles he wished from his vessel, and to go ashore with his three companions. As soon as these arrangements were completed, the Lincolnites left with their prize, moving to the southeast. About three hours after this Capt. Samuel Parker came within hailing distance from Belle Isle with the sloop Florida, belonging J. M. Wafford, and had with him two other men. Capt. Collins and his men immediately joined them and they started to recapture the Purdy. They were badly armed, and had but six men against eight Lincolnites. But what they lacked in weapons and men they made up in pluck and strategy. They had a pump aboard which they masked, all but the end, which was a fine imitation of the muzzle of a 6-pounder, and wit
ment of the city in 1680. The congregation was originally Presbyterian, but probably united both Congregationalists and Presbyterians. In 1734 the latter separated and commenced worship in a new wooden edifice, on the site of the present "Scotch Church." The pulpit has been filled for a period of 175 years, by seventeen pastors, commencing with the Rev. Messrs. Pierpont, Adams, and Cotton, in the latter fifteen years of the 17th century, and followed by the Rev. Stobo, Livingston, Bassett, Parker, Smith, Edmonds, Hutson, Bennett, Thomas, Tenent, Hollingshead, Keith, Palmer, and Post. On the 25th May, 1806. the new building was opened for the first time, with appropriate religious exercises. The new building was circular in form, and 88 feet in diameter. In 1838 the addition of a lofty spire, 182 feet high, added to the appearance of the building. A few years since, the Church was entirely renovated, at an expense of $20,000, rendering it one of the most beautiful and cons