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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore),
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I., chapter 20 (search)
Crown Point, A town in Essex county, N. Y., 90 miles north of Albany, which was quite an important tradingstation between the English and the Indians until 1731, when the French took possession of the cape projecting into Lake Champlain on its western side, and built a military work there, which they called Fort Frederick. The plan of the campaign for 1755 in the French and Indian War contemplated an expedition against the French at Crown Point, to be commanded by William Johnson. He accomplished more than Braddock or Shirley, yet failed to achieve the main object of the expedition. The Assembly of New York had voted £8,000 towards the enlistment in Connecticut of 2,000 men for the Niagara and Crown Point expedition; and after hearing of Braddock's defeat, they raised 400 men of their own, in addition to 800 which they had already in the field. The troops destined for the northern expedition, about 6,000 in number, were drawn from New England, New Jersey, and New York. They
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Watson, Winslow Cossoul 1803- (search)
Watson, Winslow Cossoul 1803- Author; born in Albany, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1803. He published Pioneer history of the Champlain Valley, giving an account of the settlement of the town of Willsboro, by William Gilliland, together with his journal and other papers, and a Memoir; The history of Essex county, N. Y., and Military annals of Ticonderoga and Crown Point, etc.
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter
: 4 and Perkins , wool Factors. (search)
Chapter 5: North Elba. John Brown and his family removed to North Elba, in Essex County, New York, in 1849. It was about this time that Mr. Gerritt Smith, the eminent philanthropist, offered to colored settlers his wild lands in that district of the Adirondack wilderness. Many of them accepted the offer, and went there to make the experiment. At this period, writes a friend, John Brown appeared one day at Peterboroa, and said to Mr. Smith: I see, by the newspapers, that you have offer
, where he managed Mr. Perkins's farm, and carried on the wool business.
In 1855, on starting for Kansas, he again moved his household to North Elba, where they still reside, and where his body lies buried.
At the Agricultural Fair of Essex County, for 1850, a great sensation was created by the unlooked — for appearance on the grounds of a beautiful herd of Devon cattle.
They were the first that had been exhibited at the county festival, and every one was surprised and delighted at the
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter
: 6 Essex County. (search)
Chapter 6: Essex County. This county is bounded north-west by Rockingham County, New Hampshire; south-west by Middlesex County, south by Suffolk County, east and north-east by the Atlantic Ocean, and south-east by Massachusetts Bay. Essex County is one of the most historical in the State, and the birthplace of many wise and great men. It has an extensive sea-coast, indented with numerous bays, inlets, and harbors; it has many delightful farms and beautiful ponds; it is to Eastern Massachusetts what Berkshire County is to Western Massachusetts,—a place of pleasant resort in the warm months of summer, to those who love the sea more than they do the valleys and the mountains. In former years the chief interests of Essex County were foreign commerce and the fisheries. At the present day, although the fishing interest holds its place, the foreign commerce of the county has in a great measure been transferred to Boston and New York. It is now largely devoted to manufactures. At