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April 29. A meeting of the Bar of Suffolk county was held at Boston, Mass., to consider the present situation of the country, and the measures necessary, when a blow is aimed at the existence of the Government, and the supremacy of law in the country. The meeting was numerously attended. Resolutions sustaining the Federal Government were adopted, and speeches were made by Judge Thomas, B. F. Hallet, J. C. Park, and others.--Boston Transcript, April 30. William C. Rives, Senator Hunter, Judge Brockenbrough, and Messrs. Preston and Camden, have been appointed by the Richmond Convention as delegates to the Montgomery Congress from Virginia.--Montgomery (Ala.) Post, May 1. By order of Governor Harris of Tennessee, seventy-five thousand dollars' worth of Tennessee bonds and five thousand dollars in cash, belonging to the United States, which were in possession of the Collector at Nashville, were seized by the State authorities. The seizure was conditional, the property t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715 (search)
rnor of the province of New York, were restored to the State of New York by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This interesting historical find was accounted for on the presumption that the documents had formed a part of the archives of Massachusetts since the time of Sir Edmund Andros, and the fact that they related to the province of New York had been entirely overlooked. The dates and titles of the Dongan acts are: March 17, 1686-87.—An Act to Prevent Frauds and Abuses in the County of Suffolk. June 17, 1687.—An Act for Raising 1/2d. per Pound on All Real Estates. Aug. 20, 1687.—A Bill for Raising 1d. per Pound on All Persons, Estates, etc. Sept. 2, 1687.—An Act for Raising 1/2d. per Pound on All Persons, Estates, etc. Sept. 2, 1687.—An Act for Regulating the Collection of His Majesty's Excise. Sept. 27, 1687.—An Act for Naturalizing Daniel Duchemin. Oct. 11, 1687.—A Bill to Prevent Frauds in His Majesty's Excise by Ordinary Keepers. May 17, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minot, George Richards 1758-1802 (search)
Minot, George Richards 1758-1802 Jurist; born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 22, 1758; graduated at Harvard College in 1778; began law practice in Boston; became probate judge for Suffolk county in 1792; and was secretary of the convention which adopted the national Constitution. His publications include Eulogy on Washington; History of the Insurrection in Massachusetts in 1786; and Continuation of the Hutchinson's history of Massachusetts Bay from the year 1748, with an introductory sketch of events from its original settlement. He died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 2, 1802.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mudge, Zachariah Atwell 1813- (search)
Mudge, Zachariah Atwell 1813- Author; born in Orrington, Me., July 2, 1813; educated at the Wesleyan University. In 1840 he became a Methodist clergyman, and held charges in various places in Massachusetts for over forty-five year. His publications include Sketches of mission life among the Indians of Oregon; Witch Hill, a history of Salem witchcraft; Arctic heroes; North-Pole voyages; History of Suffolk county, Mass., etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oliver, Peter 1822-1855 (search)
Oliver, Peter 1822-1855 Author; born in Hanover, N. H., in 1822; studied law and began practice in Suffolk county, Mass. He was the author of The Puritan commonwealth: an Historical review of the Puritan government in Massachusetts in its Civil and ecclesiastical relations, from its rise to the abrogation of the first charter; Together with some General reflections on the English colonial policy and on the character of Puritanism. In this book, which revealed much literary skill as well as great learning, he emphasized the unfavorable side of the Puritan character, and severely criticised the Puritan policy. He died at sea in 1855. Jurist; born in Boston, Mass., March 26, 1713; was a brother of Andrew Oliver, and graduated at Harvard in 1730. After holding several offices, he was made judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in 1756, and in 1771 chief-justice of that court. His course in Boston in opposition to the patriots made him very unpopular, and he was one o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Provincial Congresses (search)
s for organizing the militia and issuing $50,000 in bills of credit for the payment of extraordinary expenses. On the recommendation of the committee of sixty of the city of New York, delegates chosen in a majority of the counties of the province met at the Exchange in New York, May 22, 1775. They adjourned to the next day, in order to have a more complete representation, when delegates appeared from the following counties: New York, Albany, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Westchester, Kings, Suffolk, and Richmond. The Congress was organized by the appointment of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, president; Volkert P. Douw, vice-president; John McKesson and Robert Benson, secretaries; and Thomas Petit, door-keeper. They forwarded to the Continental Congress a financial scheme, devised by Gouverneur Morris, for the defence of the colonies by the issue of a Continental paper currency, substantially the same as that afterwards adopted. They also took measures for enlisting four regiments for
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quincy, Josiah Phillips 1829- (search)
Quincy, Josiah Phillips 1829- Lawyer; born in Boston, Nov. 29, 1829; graduated at Harvard, 1850; admitted to Suffolk bar in 1854. Among his works are Double taxation in Massachusetts; Tax exemption no excuse for Spoliation; The protection of majorities, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffolk resolutions. (search)
Suffolk resolutions. At a meeting of delegates of every town in Suffolk county, Mass., on Sept. 9, 1774, nineteen bold resolutions, prefaced by a long preamble, were adopted, and laid before the Continental Congress. They declared, 1. The loyalty of the people to the King; 2. That it was their duty to defend and preserve their civil and religious liberties; 3. That the late laws of Parliament concerning the people of Massachusetts were gross infractions of popular rights; 4. That no obedience was due to either or any part of the acts complained of; 5. That the act for the appointment of judicial officers by the crown was unconstitutional, and therefore not to be regarded; 6. That justices disqualified by the late acts should be supported in the continued performance of their duties, and that creditors ought to be lenient during the confusion caused by the obnoxious laws; 7. That they recommend all collectors of taxes to retain the moneys in their hands until action should
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
aneCity and county of New York, and other counties in province of New York.July 28, 1774 13. Philip Livingston 14. John Jay 15. Isaac Low 16. John Alsop 17. John Herring 18. Simon Boerum 19. Henry Wisuer 20. Col. William FloydCounty of Suffolk in province of New York.July 28, 1774 Delegates to the first Continental Congress—Continued. Delegates.State Represented.Credentials Signed. 21. James KinseyNew JerseyJuly 23, 1774 22. John De Hart 23. Richard Smith 24. Willi6, 1774 Simon BoerumNew YorkOct. 1, 1774 Congress resolves that in determining questions, each colony or province shall have one vote ......Sept. 6, 1774 Rev. Jacob Duche opens Congress with prayer......Sept. 7, 1774 Resolution of Suffolk, Mass., convention (Sept. 6), that no obedience is due to any part of the recent acts of Parliament, approved by Congress......Sept. 10, 1774 Congress rejects a plan for union with Great Britain, proposed by Joseph Galloway, of Pennsylvania, as i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warren, Joseph 1741- (search)
ams declined to deliver the annual oration on the anniversary of the Boston massacre, Dr. Warren took his place, and exhibited great ability. He again delivered the anniversary oration in 1775 in the midst of the danger caused by the presence of British troops and the exasperation of the citizens. He had been made a member of the Boston committee Joseph Warren. of correspondence in 1772, and worked incessantly and effectively for the cause of the colonists. He was a delegate to the Suffolk county convention, and was chairman of the committee appointed to address Governor Gage on the subject of the fortifications on Boston Neck and other grievances. He sent him two papers, written by himself, which were communicated to the Continental Congress. As delegate in the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1774 he was made its president; also the chairman of the committee of safety. The successful result to the patriots of the affair at Lexington and Concord was mainly due to the en
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