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Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 7 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Swett, Samuel 1782-1866 (search)
Swett, Samuel 1782-1866 Author; born in Newburyport, Mass., June 9, 1782; graduated at Harvard College in 1800; was admitted to the bar, but became a merchant; served in the War of 1812. He was the author of Sketch of Bunker Hill battle; Sketches of a few distinguished men of Newburyport; Who was the commander at Bunker Hill? with remarks on Frothingham's history of the battle; Defence of Colonel Pickering against Bancroft's history; Original planning and construction of Bunker Hill monument, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 28, 1866.
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown School in the 17th century. (search)
by a rate made to that end to make up the rent for Lovell's Island £ 20 by the year, besides the Schollers pay. Agreed that a Schole house and a Watch Tower be erected on Windmill Hill & to be paid by a general rate & that Mr. Francis Willoughby, Mr. Ralph Mowsall, Mr. William Stilson & Mr. Robert Hale are chosen to agree with a convenient number of Carpenters that the work be carried on as speedily & frugally as may be. 3: X mo. 1651. The rate of the Towne gathered by the two constables Swett and Lowden of £ 53 about the Scholhouse & meeting house is brought in & the most of it disbursed to workmen as appears by accounts. Frothingham (page 5) makes the comment that the church and the schoolhouse stood side by side quietly diffusing their beneficent influences. The poet Whittier, in the closing stanza of Our State, expresses a similar idea:— Nor heeds the sceptic's puny hands, While near her school the church-spire stands; Nor fears the blinded bigot's rule, While near he
ned Bunker's Hill be maintained by sufficient force being posted there.’ As Putnam was plainly the ruling spirit of the Council, he probably had much to do with designating Prescott and his thousand Massachusetts and Connecticut men for the service. He was anxious to bring the foe out of their pent-up quarters, and fight them at once on more ‘equal terms.’ He had just been made brigadier-general by his adopted state, and he was now made general superintendent of the detachment. Said Colonel Samuel Swett in his story of the Battle--of Bunker Hill, which was published in 1818, and was declared by Alden Bradford, the historian of Massachusetts, ‘The Christian Examiner,’ and other highest authorities, to be the most correct and perfect of all the earlier accounts of the engagement, whatever additional details have since been gathered: ‘General Putnam, having the general superintendence of the expedition, and the engineer, Colonel Gridley, accompanied the troops.’ General Seth Pom
General78, 87 Sullivan, James49, 52, 53, 57 Sullivan, John Langdon57 Sumner, Charles8, 104 Swan, Caleb52 Swan, Mary (Lamb) 58 Swan, Samuel52, 53 Swan, Thomas, Schoolmaster, 170041 Swan, Thomas58, 59 Swan, Dr. Thomas58 Sweden10 Swett, Constable17 Swett, Colonel Samuel89 Sycamore Street, Somerville44 Symms's River53, 54 Symmes, Zechariah60 Tarbox, Dr. Increase N.92 Taylor, George, Schoolmaster, 172265 Thacher, Peter34 Thompson, Anna33 Thompson, Benjamin, Schoolmaster, 1631,Swett, Colonel Samuel89 Sycamore Street, Somerville44 Symms's River53, 54 Symmes, Zechariah60 Tarbox, Dr. Increase N.92 Taylor, George, Schoolmaster, 172265 Thacher, Peter34 Thompson, Anna33 Thompson, Benjamin, Schoolmaster, 1631,32, 33, 34 Thompson, Samuel53, 55 Thompson, Susanna33 Thompson, Rev. William33 Thorning, Nancy6, 25 Thorp, Ira45 Thurston Street, Somerville44 Topsham, Me.15 Town Hill21, 34, 63 Town Hill School39 Town Pound, The42 Towne Residence, The44 Treadway, Josiah39 Tufts College26 Tufts College Divinity School27 Tufts, Peter, Jr.61 Tufts, Thomas, Schoolmaster, 170361 Tylor, Edward34 Tyngsboro, Mass.56 Tyngs Island50, 57 Union Flag, The93, 95 Union Flag, Raising of, on Prospect Hill7
Rob'd in light, in realms of day, Safe from sorrow, safe from pain, Think you hear her spirit say, Do not wish me back again. S. R. Rebecca Holmes Bishop, her sister, was born October 20, 1785; died, October 26, 1807. Lucy Brooks, born June 16, 1775, was the daughter of John and Lucy Smith Brooks. She married Rev. George O'Kill Stuart, York, Upper Canada. (Boston Weekly Magazine, October 8, 1803.) Lucia Gray is given as the daughter of William Gray of Medford, and married Samuel Swett. Her daughter married the artist, Mr. Francis Alexander. The granddaughter of Lucia Gray is Francesca Alexander, the talented translator and illustrator of Roadside Songs of Tuscany. It was Ruskin's enthusiastic appreciation of her work that made the name of Francesca widely known. She is a cousin of Mrs. Edwin N. Hallowell of Medford. Catherine Thompson, born June 24, 1784, was the daughter of Ebenezer and Katherine Thompson; married November 15, 1808, to Noah Johnson of Woburn.