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Blue Ridge. By reason of this move all the enemy's stores and transportation fell into our hands, while we captured on the field seventeen battle flags, sixteen hundred officers and men, and eleven pieces of artillery. This decisive victory closed hostilities in the Shenandoah Valley. The prisoners and artillery were sent back to Winchester next morning, under a guard of 1,500 men, commanded by Colonel J. H. Thompson, of the First New Hampshire. The night of March 2 Custer camped at Brookfield, Devin remaining at Waynesboroa. The former started for Charlottesville the next morning early, followed by Devin with but two brigades. Gibbs having been left behind to blow up the iron railroad bridge across South River. Because of the incessant rains and spring thaws the roads were very soft, and the columns cut them up .terribly, the mud being thrown by the sets of fours across the road in ridges as much as two feet high, making it most difficult to get our wagons along, and distres
. 31, 1700.  24Sarah, b. May 13, 1702.  25Dorothy, b. Dec. 14, 1704; m.----Bradshaw.  26Lydia, b. Jan. 30, 1707.   He appears, by his will, to have had a third wife, Prudence, who owned a house, which was secured to her by the marriage articles. Capt. Peter died, Sept. 20, 1721, aged 73. He was a freeman, Oct. 15, 1679. His property in Medford, left him by his father, consisted of seventeen acres of land, five of which were at Snake hole. He also had six hundred acres in Quabog, or Brookfield. 1-3Jonathan Tufts was of Medford. Will dated Aug. 4, 1718. He d. in 1720; and was buried in Malden, beside his father. He had, by his wife Rebecca,--  3-27Jonathan, b. July 1, 1685; d. Dec. 15, 1688.  28John, b. Apr. 11, 1688.  29Jonathan, b. Feb. 6, 1690.  30Rebecca, b. Oct. 16, 1694; m. John Willis, Apr. 17, 1717.  31Samuel, b. Apr. 29, 1697; m. Elizabeth Sweetson, Mar. 28, 1723.  32Persis, b. May 2, 1700; m. J. Codman, Malden, Feb. 12, 1737.  33Joseph, b. June 29, 1704.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
e that the sun which shone forth with such a bright lustre in the days of oppression has not lost its lustre by freedom and prosperity. Boston is the metropolis of Massachusetts, and Massachusetts has given its vote. It has given it after having, with the penetrating sagacity of its intelligence, looked attentively into the subject, and fixed with calm consideration its judgment thereabout. After having had so much to speak, it was with infinite gratification I heard myself addressed in Brookfield, Framingham, and several other places, with these words: We know your country's history; we agree with your principles; we want no speech; just let us hear your voice, and then go on; we trust and wish you may have other things to do than speak. Thus, having neither to tell my country's tale, because it is known, nor having to argue about principles, because they are agreed with, I am in the happy condition of being able to restrain myself to a few desultory remarks about the nature of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philip, King (search)
fields, families in their beds at midnight, and congregations in houses of worship were attacked and massacred. They swept along the borders of the English settlements like a scythe of death for several months, and it seemed at one time as if the whole European population would be annihilated. From Springfield north to the Vermont line the valley of the Connecticut was desolated. Twenty Englishmen sent to treat with the Nipmucks were nearly all treacherously slain (Aug. 12, 1675) near Brookfield. They fired that village, but it was partially saved by a shower of rain. Early in September (12th) Deerfield was laid in ashes. On the same Sabbath-day Hadley, farther down the river, was attacked while the people were worshipping. A Defending a garrison House against attack. venerable-looking man, with white hair and beard, suddenly appeared, with a glittering sword, and led the people to a charge that dispersed the Indians, and then suddenly disappeared (see Goffe, William). Over
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
000, that of the Plymouth colony was probably not far from 7,000, while the Indian population was less than 8,000 in both territories......1675 Three Indians of the Wampanoags are seized, taken to Plymouth, tried, and executed for the murder of one Sausaman, an Indian of the Massachusetts tribe......June, 1675 Indians attack Swanzey and kill several persons......June 24, 1675 Wampanoags, under Philip, attacked by colonists, leave Narraganset Bay, unite with the Nipmuks, and attack Brookfield; the residents, in the principal building, defend themselves from Aug. 2 to 5, when Major Willard with a troop of horse routs the Indians......1675 Hadley attacked by Indians on a fast day while the inhabitants are at church......Sept. 1, 1675 Captain Beers and his party ambushed near Northfield; he with twenty of his men killed......Sept. 4, 1675 Captain Lothrop, of Beverly, having been sent with ninety picked men, the flower of Essex, to bring in the harvest of the settlements,
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
ney paid by the town for State aid during the war to soldiers' families, and repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $316.05; in 1862, $1,456.26; in 1863, $2,130.40; in 1864, $1,743.62; in 1865, $874.13. Total amount, $6,520.46. Brookfield Incorporated Nov. 12, 1718. Population in 1860, 2,276; in 1865, 2,106. Valuation in 1860, $765,765; in 1865, $973,359. The selectmen in 1861 were Dwight Hyde, Henry L. Mellen, Calvin Hobbs, J. M. Gibson; in 1862, Dwight Hyde, Henry L. My fifteen dollars a month, and those who have families or persons dependent upon them for support shall receive in addition thereto eight dollars a month, to be paid as the selectmen shall think best to such family or dependant; also, that each Brookfield member of the military company being raised in whole or in part in the town for the Fifteenth Regiment shall be furnished with a plain and substantial uniform, army blankets, and revolver at the expense of the town. E. Twitchell, J. S. Montagu
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
he control of popular leaders. It will appear later how far these strictures owed their weight and significance to their clerical rather than to their personal origin. The next assaults on the agitation and its leader were, though equally impersonal at first, distinctly clerical and sectarian. The Pastoral Letter of the General Association of Massachusetts to Lib. 7.129. the Orthodox Congregational churches under its care was issued about the middle of July. The Association met at Brookfield, June 27, 1837 ( Right and Wrong in Boston, 1837, p. 45). The author of the Pastoral Letter was the Rev. Nehemiah Adams, of Boston, whose apologetic work, A Southside view of slavery (1854), afterwards earned for him the sobriquet of Southside Adams. It had two distinct aims—one, to complete the sealing of the churches against anti-slavery lecturers; the other, to draw off their communicants, both male and female, from the public lectures of the Grimke sisters, who, during the month of Ju
mob, 2.10, 11, divides the relics, 18; vote in Mass. House, 128; death, 35. Hopedale (Mass.) Community, 2.328. Hopkinson, Thomas [1804-1856], 1.453. Hopper, Isaac Tatem [b. near Woodbury, N. J., Dec. 3, 1771; d. N. Y. City, May 7, 1852], father of Mrs. Gibbons, 2.345; proposed agent A. S. depository, 359.—Portrait in Life. Horsenail, William, 1.353. Horton, Jacob, 1.124. Houston, Sam. [1793-1863], filibuster leader, 2.81; defeats Santa Anna, 79. Hovey, Charles Fox [b. Brookfield, Mass., Feb. 28, 1807; d. Boston, April 28, 1859], 1.495. Hovey, Sylvester, 1.474. Howard,——Mr. (of Brooklyn, Conn.), 2.44. Howe, Samuel Gridley [1801-1876], 1.64. Howitt, Mary [b. 1804], meets G., 2.377, 384; memoir of G., 1.13; account of Fanny Lloyd, 14, 15. Howitt, William [1795-1879], on Mrs. Mott's exclusion from World's Convention, 2.375; meets G., 377, 384.—Letters to Mrs. Mott, 2.375, 377.—Portrait in Harper's Magazine, 58: 853. Hudson, David W., warden of Baltimo
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 7: first Western tour.—1847. (search)
lavery friends. He is a very worthy man, and his lady is an amiable woman. . . . We dined yesterday with Prof. Hudson, and were invited to dine with Pres. Mahan Timothy B. Hudson. John Morgan. to-day, but could not afford the time. Prof. Morgan called to see us, but my old friend James A. Thome has given us the go-by—why, I do not know. Among others with whom I Ante, 1.454; 2.327. have become acquainted is Miss Lucy Stone, who has just graduated, and yesterday left for her home in Brookfield, Mass. She is a very superior young woman, and has a soul as free as the air, and is preparing to go forth as a lecturer, particularly in vindication of the rights of woman. Her course here has been very firm and independent, and she has caused no small uneasiness to the spirit of sectarianism in the Institution. But I must throw down my pen, as the carriage is at the door, to take us to Richfield, where we are to have a large Aug. 28. meeting to-day under the Oberlin tent, which is capa
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), The oldest road in Cambridge. (search)
, seemed likely to follow the line exactly, for he became Register of Deeds and Justice of the Peace; but he lost office through his Royalist tendencies, had American troops quartered upon him, and became a man of leisure. He gained the whole estate by purchase of the rights of the other heirs, occupied the mansion until it was burned, and then moved to Dunster street. The present family seems to have descended from Francis, a brother of John and third of that name, who was a physician in Brookfield and had a large family. It was this removal of the family which caused the breaking up of the estate. Fortunately the preservation of the Norton Woods permits us to see a bit of it unchanged, and the taking of that ground for a park will ensure the preservation of the grove. The second Foxcroft, after giving up his public duties, seems to have revived his earlier associations by compiling a catalogue of the Harvard graduates down to 1763. The kindness of Mr. Frank Foxcroft, now resid
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