Your search returned 12 results in 5 document sections:

ught from the interior at an early date; but, in 1755, it became an active business. Casks for them were made in Medford; and the vote of the town required that each cask should be examined by a committee, and, if well made, then marked with a double M. Coopering now became an extensive and profitable branch of business. It was begun, before the Revolution, by the agency of Mr. Benjamin Hall. Charles Henley, of Boston, was his foreman, and superintended it till 1802. Andrew Blanchard, Joseph Pierce, and James Kidder were apprentices in Mr. Hall's establishment. Mr. Benjamin Hall was among the first and the most active of the Medford merchants. He not only carried on the distilling business, but had a large store for wholesale barter. It was not uncommon for him to receive a hundred barrels of pearl-ashes per day, and five hundred tierces of flax-seed per year. He also carried on the beef business, having seven hundred head of cattle slaughtered each year. Mr. Ebenezer Hall h
d Loring. Thomas Mason. Edmund Masters. Robert McCleary. Arthur Me Cord. Daniel McGuire. Daniel McNamara (deserted). John Mead. Thomas Melendy. Joseph Mills. Samuel Mills. Pierce Moran. William Morse. Ephraim Mullett. John Myrick. Alexander Nelson. John Palmer. John Parcells. Thomas Park. Jackson Parker. Thomas Parrott. William Penniman. Thomas Perkins. Jesse Perry. Elijah Phipps. Samuel Phipps. John Pierce. Joseph Pierce. Samuel Pierce. Job Potamea. Edward Prentice. Henry Prentice. Henry Prentice, Jr. Jonas Prentice. Solomon Prentice. Peter Quinn. Henry Ramor. Abraham Rand. Moses Rand. Thomas Ransford. Jonathan Read. Joseph Read. Stacy Read. John Rice. Elias Richardson. Moses Richardson. George Richey. John Ridgway. Ebenezer Robbins. Ephraim Robbins. Jonathan Robbins. Gain Robinson. Silas Robinson. York Ruggles. John Runey.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Virginia, or Merrimac: her real projector. (search)
ions. Mr. J. W. H. Porter says: Lieutenant John M. Brooke, of the navy, was considering the question of an iron-clad. He was in a position where he could command the ear of Secretary Mallory, of the Confederate Navy, and at his request Mr. Joseph Pierce, then master ship-carpenter at the navy-yard here and a skilled mechanic, was sent to the Capital to assist him, but nothing came of the conference, and he reported that Lieutenant Brooke had no matured plan; that he had no practical ideas,ng the failure of Lieutenant Brooke's scheme, Constructor Porter then had another model made like the one he made at Pittsburg in 1847. [Italics mine.] Mr. Porter is mistaken as to the ship-carpenter. Mr. Joseph Pearce (Mr. Porter spells it Pierce) was a constructor competent to perform the work, but whose services were not available at that time. Mr. J. W. H. Porter's loquacious ship-carpenter had been warned not to give information to any one as to the plan which had been adopted. On r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jefferson Davis. (search)
ained in the saddle even until the close of the battle. His conspicuous coolness and courage at the head of his regiment entitle him to special distinction. In the fiftieth year of his age Davis was made Secretary of War, in the Cabinet of President Pierce, and it was when in this position that he caused Captain McClellan, afterwards Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Potomac, to be sent to the Crimea, to observe and report the progress of the war. In this position Davis already showed his e construction of the additions to the public buildings, and also the plan for the first great railroad, which was to unite the Mississippi with the great ocean. This splendid and fruitful period of the life of Davis ended with the presidency of Pierce in the year 1857. Davis appeared as a politician in 1843, and, indeed, as leader of the Democratic (Conservative) party of Mississippi. We pass over the different phases of the internal political life of the Union, in which the chasm which se
lliam Brown, by virtue of the authority vested in him by the General Court, notified the Qualified Voters in sd. Town of Waltham to appear at the publick meeting house in sd. Town, on Wednesday the Eighteenth day of Janry. Currant, to elect and appoint town officers. The Freemen therefore assembled on the day appointed, and the following town officers were chosen:— Moderator.—Deacon Thomas Livermore. Selectmen.—Deacon William Brown, Deacon Thomas Livermore, Mr. Daniel Benjamin, Mr. Joseph Pierce, Lieutenant Thomas Biglow. Town Clerk and Treasurer.—Samuel Livermore. Constable.—Mr. Joseph Hastings. Assessors.—George Lawrence, John Cutting, John Chadwick. Sealer of Leather.—Mr. Joseph Stratton. Fence Viewers.—John Ball, Jr., Joseph Hagar. Surveyors of Highways.—John Ball ye 3d, John Viels. Tytheing men.—Isaac Peirce, Theophilus Mansfield. Hogreves. See note 1, page 73.—Josiah Harrington, Elnathan Whitney. These were to hold office til