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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
housand seven hundred and sixty-two dollars and eighty-one cents ($3,762.81). This does not include the money raised by subscription, of which there must have been at least ten thousand dollars. The amount raised and expended by the town during the four years of the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and afterwards reimbursed by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, 00; in 1862, $416.60; in 1863, $998.40; in 1864, $1,018.81; in 1865, $891.66. Total in four years, $3,325.47. Egremont Incorporated Feb. 13, 1760. Population in 1860, 1,079; in 1865, 928. Valuation in 1860, $452,030; in 1865, $587,619. The selectmen in 1861 were Milo Talmadge, Edmund Crippen, Milan Brown; in 1862, Benjamin Baldwin, Calvin Benjamin, Samuel B. Goodale; in 1863, Samuel B. Goodale, George C. Benjamin, Seymour B. Dewey; in 1864 and 1865, Seymour B. Dewey, James H. Rowley, Joshua R. Layton, Jr. The town-clerk and town-treasurer during all of these years was Joseph A. Benjamin. 1861.
r, about a month after Pitt's retirement, the Board of Trade reported to the king against the tenure of good behavior, as a pernicious proposition, subversive of all true policy, and tending to lessen the just dependence of the colonies upon the government of the mother country. Representation of the Lords of Trade to the king, 18 Nov., 1761. The representation found favor with George; and, as the first fruits of the new system, on the ninth of December the instruction went forth through Egremont to all colonial governors, to grant no judicial commissions but during pleasure. To make the, tenure of the judicial office the king's will was to make the bench of judges the instruments of the prerogative, and to subject the administration of justice throughout all America to the influence of an arbitrary and irresponsible power. The Assembly of New York rose up against the encroachment, deeming it a deliberate step towards despotic authority; the standing instruction they resolved sh
navigation; and on the very day on which the bill for a regular plantation revenue was reported to the house, he was put on a committee to carry his counsel into effect. March had not ended when a bill was brought in, Journals of the House of Commons, XXIX. 609. Statutes at large, VII. 443. 3 George III. chap. XXII. Lieut. Governor Hutchinson's private letter to R. Jackson, 17 Sept. departments of public offices, and to 1763. Admiral Colville to Lieut.; Gov. Colden, 14 Oct. 1763; also Egremont's Circular of 9 July, 1763. giving authority to employ the ships, seamen and officers of the navy as custom-house officers and informers. The measure was Grenville's own, and it was rapidly carried through; so that in three short weeks it became lawful, from the mouth of the St. Lawrence to Cape Florida, for each commander of an armed vessel to stop and examine, and, in case of suspicion, to seize every merchant ship approaching the colonies; while avarice was stimulated by hope of large e
ons were insulting, uncivil, and impertinent. Instead of hastily resigning, Geo. Grenville to Egremont, 4 August, 1763, in Grenville Papers, II. 83, 84. Egremont was ready to concert with Grenville how to maintain themselves in office in spite of the king's wishes, by employing absolute necessity and fear. Egremont to Grenville, 6 Aug. 1763, in Grenville Papers, II. 88. It is not strange that the discerning king wished to be rid of Egremont. To that end Shelburne, who was opposed to Egremont's schemes of colonial government, was commissioned to propose a coalition between Pitt and Temple Calcraft to Lord Temple, 10 August, and Temple to Calcraft, 12 August, 1763, in the Grenville Papers, II. 90, 91. on the one side, and the Duke chap. VIII.} 1763. Aug. of Bedford Geo. Grenville's Diary, in Grenrille Papers, II. 204. on the other. The anger of Bedford towards Bute, for having Aug. communicated to the French minister the instructions given him during his embassy, had r