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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ruggles, Benjamin 1783-1857 (search)
Ruggles, Benjamin 1783-1857 Legislator; born in Windham county, Conn., in 1783; removed to Ohio, where he became judge of the court of common pleas. He was a member of the United States Senate from 1815 until 1833, and was usually known as The wheel-horse of the Senate. He died in St. Clairsville, O., Sept. 2, 1857.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waldo, Albigence 1750-1794 (search)
Waldo, Albigence 1750-1794 Surgeon; born in Pomfret, Conn., Feb. 27, 1750. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he was made a surgeon's mate in the army, but on account of feeble health was soon discharged. In December, 1776, he was appointed chief surgeon of the ship Oliver Cromwell; in April, 1777, joined the regiment of Col. Jedediah Huntington, and was its surgeon during the campaigns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He won distinction at Monmouth and Valley Forge through his service in inoculating the troops against small-pox. He died in Windham county, Conn., Jan. 29, 1794.
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
ronage of its friends. Thanks for nothing, replied the editor: I give twenty columns a week to Lib. 9.14. abolition, and a little corner to peace, besides the usual miscellany. Meantime, the watchman's outcry had thrown the enemy's camp into confusion. On January 14, 1839, the day before the Fall River meeting, Mr. Garrison wrote to G. W. Benson, at Brooklyn: Your letter to friend Johnson was duly received to-day. Ms. Oliver Johnson. The action of the anti-slavery society of Windham County at- Thompson [Conn.], with regard to the Liberator, is timely. The proceedings shall appear in the paper on Friday. It was Lib. 9.11. pleasant to me to see the names of my esteemed friends Coe Rev. Wm. Coe; Philip Scarborough. and Scarborough among the movers. I am sorry to say, that there is no doubt of our having a severe and painful conflict at the annual meeting. Facts are constantly coming to my knowledge, respecting the movements of Torrey & Co., all going to show that the pl
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 10: Prudence Crandall.—1833. (search)
by the New England A. S. Society on a mission to England, to collect funds for a Manual Labor School for colored youth, and to head off a Colonization agent, Elliott Cresson. On passing through Connecticut he is pursued by the sheriff with writs, and in New York is also in danger of kidnapping by Southern emissaries. He escapes both perils, and embarks for England in May. In the third week of January, 1833, Mr. Garrison received the following letter from a country village in Windham County, Connecticut: Prudence Crandall to W. L. Garrison. Canterbury, Jan. 18th, 1833. Ms. Mr. Garrison: I am to you, sir, I presume, an entire stranger, and you are indeed so to me save through the medium of the public print. I am by no means fond of egotism, but the circumstances under which I labor forbid my asking a friend to write for me; therefore I will tell you who I am, and for what purpose I write. I am, sir, through the blessing of divine Providence, permitted to be the Pr
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 12: American Anti-slavery Society.—1833. (search)
t issue of the Liberator: Acknowledgment.—Just before midnight, on Sabbath Lib. 3.175. evening last, in Brooklyn, Connecticut, the Deputy Sheriff of Windham County, in behalf of those zealous patrons of colored schools, those plain, independent republicans, those highminded patriots, those practical Christians, Andrel's nigger school in Canterbury, inserted in the Liberator of March 16, 1833. I shall readily comply with their polite and urgent invitation to appear at the Windham County Court on the second Tuesday of December, to show cause why, &c., &c. As they have generously given me precept upon precept, I shall give them in return line uurt (1834), and were again postponed to the fourth Tuesday in January, 1835, previous to which date the following proposal was addressed by the cashier of the Windham County Bank to Mr. Benson: Dec. 27, 1834. Ms. Geo. Benson to W. L. G. dear sir: I am requested to say to you that the five suits against Mr. Garrison c
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 13: Marriage.—shall the Liberator die?George Thompson.—1834. (search)
. the Bensons, was an honor to humanity, and your dear mother was their darling. Brooklyn was then the shire town of Windham County, and there were held the several trials which arose out of the persecution of Miss Crandall In a letter to his future5, and his Brief Account of his Ministry, p. 47; Helen Eliza Garrison: In Memoriam, pp. 7-15; Larned's History of Windham County, 2.473, 475, 484. A retired merchant, whose moderate fortune had been earned in Providence, George Benson could look at other cause of which Abolition was but a part—the cause of Peace. He was one of the first vice-presidents of the Windham County Larned's Windham County, 2.475. Peace Society established in 1826 through the efforts of S. J. May, and died its president; and was likewise an officer of the Windham County Temperance Society, at Ibid., 2.484. its organization in 1829. Reared in the Baptist faith, his views had gravitated towards those of the Society of Friends, to whose principles respecti
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 14: the Boston mob (first stage).—1835. (search)
instance will show the force of this ignorance and prejudice even in the most enlightened and unbigoted and humanitarian circles. At Concord, Mass., on his Middlesex County lecturing tour, Charles C. Burleigh A native of Plainfield, Conn., born in 1810, and one of a highly-gifted family of brothers. His father, Rinaldo Burleigh, was a graduate of Yale (1803), acquired a high reputation as teacher of the academy in Plainfield, and became president of the first anti-slavery society in Windham Co. His mother, Lydia Bradford, a native of Canterbury, was a lineal descendant of Governor Wm. Bradford, of the Mayflower. Charles Burleigh was admitted to the bar in January, 1835, his examination showing remarkable proficiency. Already, however, his editorial defence of Miss Crandall (ante. p. 416) had committed him to the cause of abolition, and he soon exchanged his brilliant professional prospects for the hardships, odium, and perils of an anti-slavery lecturer. As an orator he was un
dwelling-houses, and of a people that owned the soil and themselves held the plough, in the very heart of New England culture, where the old Puritan spirit, as it had existed among the Best in the days of Milton, had been preserved with the least admixture, the cavalcade halted, saying, We cannot all hear and see so well in a house; we had as good have the business done here; and they chap. XVI.} 1765. Sept. bade Ingersoll resign. Is it fair, said he, that the counties of New London and Windham should dictate to all the rest of the colony? It don't signify to parley, they answered; here are a great many people waiting, and you must resign. I wait, said he, to know the sense of the government. Besides, were I to resign, the governor has power to put in another. Here, said they, is the sense of the government; and no man shall exercise your office. What will follow if I won't resign? Your fate. I can die, said Ingersoll, and, perhaps, as well now as at any time; I can die but
, and ask forgiveness before thousands. The in fluence of the Sons of Liberty spread on every side Following their advice, the people of Woodbridge, in New Jersey, recommended the union of the provinces throughout the continent. Stratford, in Con- chap. XXIV.} 1766. Mar. necticut, resolved never to be wanting, and advised a firm and lasting union, to be fostered by a mutual correspondence among all the true Sons of Liberty throughout the continent. Assembling at Canterbury in March, Windham county named Israel Putnam, of Pomfret, and Hugh Ledlie, of Windham, to correspond with the neighboring provinces. Delegates from the Sons of Liberty in every town of Connecticut met at Hartford; and this solemn convention of one of the most powerful colonies, a new spectacle in the political world, demonstrating the facility with which America could organize independent governments, declared for perpetuating the Union as the only security for liberty; and they named in behalf of the colony,