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The Daily Dispatch: March 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Military preparations in Massachusetts. (search)
A Flag of the Southern Confederacy was raised in Sidney, on Saturday evening, on the lot of Mrs. J. A. Pilcher. Shortly after, a lot of Union boys, from Oregon Hill, visited the premises, and demanded that it be taken down. The request was complied with at the time, but the emblem of Southern independence was run up again early Monday morning, and is waving yet.
Stealing money from a negro. --Mr. Alexander Gill yesterday made oath before the Mayor that on Saturday last he sent his little negro boy to the mill to buy some meal, but that while he was on his way thither he was set upon by John Bastin and some other white boys, who held him and took from his pocket a ten-dollar note, with which he was to purchase the meat. Bastin has the reputation of being a very bad boy, and is said to be attached to an organization on Oregon Hill, known as the "Forty Thieves." The Mayor continued the case, in order to have before him other parties implicated in the affair.
The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], Political view of General Butler's resignation. (search)
ices raised a chorus which those who heard will not soon forget. The exercises of the occasion were presided over by the Rev. Dr. Burrows; and the following report of average attendance of officers, teachers and scholars was read: First Church 45 teachers, 295 scholars. Second Church 24 teachers, 164 scholars. Grace Street Church 26 teachers, 180 scholars. Belvidere Church 14 teachers, 113 scholars. Leigh Street Church 50 teachers, 322 scholars. Sidney Church 6 teachers, 18 scholars. Manchester Church 23 teachers, 215 scholars. Total183 1,307 Forty-four scholars belonging to the different schools had been baptized and joined the church during the month. After the reports had been read, short addresses were delivered by the Revs. Mr. Hutchin, of Manchester; Dickinson, of Leigh Street; Jeter, of Grace Street; McCarthy, of Oregon Hill, and Burrows, of the First Baptist Church. The exercises were concluded by a prayer and the benediction from the latter.