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s (Exeter) Academy Rev. Mr. Edson, founder of Lowell's schools clergyman objects to West Point inthat town became a city in 1822. But in 1836, Lowell's population had increased to twelve thousand,who had befriended my mother, built a house in Lowell for her to occupy, and by his advice I came to Lowell from Exeter at the end of the winter term in 1828, and studied my Latin at home during the sf St. Anne's Church. Mr. Edson, having come to Lowell in 1825, remained as rector of St. Anne's for as a water power, was then the leading mind in Lowell. He had been an English cavalry officer, and he water was conducted through the new town of Lowell, at first by a canal, which had been establishr fathers, not one of them having been born in Lowell. At the risk of departing from the true couls who had found cause to leave the schools in Lowell, generally not because of their virtues. Theyourt of Common Pleas. The session was held in Lowell, and the Hon. Charles Henry Warren presided.
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
the 16th of May, 1844, at St. Anne's Church in Lowell, by the Rev. Dr. Edson, its Rector. We mader economic reasons. The great men who founded Lowell knew that good morals were the prime qualifica, further, no worker in the corporate mills in Lowell has ever lost by non-payment a dollar of wagesnt that the nine ten-hour representatives from Lowell would give the coalition a majority of the legext, will be discharged. The working-men of Lowell will have a meeting [we had previously engagedion void; they thus deprive the working-men of Lowell of any representation in the coming legislaturte this threat of theirs to the working-men of Lowell. Let us wait and see what they mean to do,ell Courier, November 20, 1851.] voters of Lowell, remember That the infamous arch demagogue,est in certain manufacturing establishments in Lowell, I put in effect a ten-hour rule, and never althe Senate of Massachusetts by the citizens of Lowell. I was the only Democrat on the ticket. In t[22 more...]
ts rise of the Free-soil party settlement of Kansas the John Brown raid Democratic national convention at Charleston in 1860 struggle for a platform South Carolina delegates leave the convention secession foreseen: an incident voting for Jefferson Davis reply to criticism Horace Greeley as a secessionist the Baltimore convention squatter sovereignty delegates withdraw and nominate Breckenridge Douglas named by the Southerners political status of the slavery question return to Lowell yells and cat-calls the national election meeting of the Breckenridge Committee interchange of opinion with a Southern colleague proposing to President Buchanan a plan for meeting secession interview with Jefferson Davis the Eve of the New administration The matters treated of in this chapter may seem a twice-told tale to readers who lived when they were taking place. But it is owed to the younger generation that the causes and events which led to the War of the Rebellion should b
at tendered its services. Not that all would not have done so if they had had an opportunity or full instruction; but in Lowell about that time there happened to be a couple of live men,--Colonel Jones, who is now the lieutenant-governor of the greal of communication for want of time. The Sixth Regiment consists of eight companies, located as follows, viz.: Four in Lowell, two in Lawrence, one in Acton, and one in Boston, made up mostly of men of families, who earn their bread by the sweat oase. This was immediately done, and I left the court house at quarter before five, in time to reach my headquarters at Lowell by the five o'clock train. And that case, so continued, remains unfinished to this day. Being well acquainted with served in the same car with me James G. Carney, Esq., president of the Bank of Mutual Redemption, of Boston, who lived in Lowell, and was going down to his duties. I took a seat near him, and explained the situation, as I have above stated it, and a
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
ian difficulty in obtaining horses Decides to dislodge Confederate forces at Bethel order for detail of the movement gross mismanagement of plans Union troops fire upon each other in front of the breastworks orders disobeyed and attack given up enemy's condition investigated battle of Bull Run General Wool sent to Fortress Monroe attack on the forts at Hatteras their surrender midnight ride to Washington telling welcome news to the President a Waltz en Dishabille goes home to Lowell the battle of Bull Run critically considered On the day after my arrival at the fort, May 23, three negroes were reported coming in a boat from Sewall's Point, where the enemy was building a battery. Thinking that some information as to that work might be got from them, I had them before me. I learned that they were employed on the battery on the Point, which as yet was a trifling affair. There were only two guns there, though the work was laid out to be much. larger and to be heavily
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
nel Shepley a Massachusetts regiment, Colonel Jones establishes camp Chase at Lowell Governor Andrew flatly refuses to appoint Jonas French Colonel or Caleb Cushinve opportunity for occurrences at once very novel and diverting. When I got to Lowell, my friends and neighbors insisted upon showing me every honor and attention, wowed me a curious phase of human nature. As I have said before, I had lived in Lowell from boyhood. I knew perhaps of its citizens, men and women, as many as anybodprocured the Agricultural Fair Grounds, within a couple of miles of my house at Lowell, as a place of encampment, and named it Camp Chase, and in a few days I got a lticut was sent for. Their fame preceded them, and their conduct on the route to Lowell fully justified their fame. They managed to tear the roof off of all the cars nd some barrels of it, which they brought away with them. When they arrived in Lowell the next morning, under charge of a detachment which had been sent for them, th
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 10: the woman order, Mumford's execution, etc. (search)
n of New Orleans trouble with neutrals and whipper-snapper consuls Assessing wealthy Confederates to support the poor Mumford tears down the stars and Stripes is arrested and sentenced to death Butler threatened with assassination the wife's appeal Mumford hanged eight years later Depredation harshly punished Butler's wonderful spy system a spy in every family negro servants tell all some amusing instances I want that Confederate flag, Madam, for a Fourth of July celebration in Lowell It must not be inferred that the several matters of which I treat at so much length followed one another in point of time. They were all going on at once, each pressing upon the other and each interfering with doing the other, and requiring the utmost industrious diligence. Crowding in upon us from the first moment of our occupation came a matter which at first seemed would be an annoyance only, but which speedily grew into an affair of most serious consequence, and one causing much dis
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
ves Butler in Washington, seeking reasons interviews with Lincoln, Stanton and Seward double-dealing of the latter shown farewell address Davis proclaims Butler a felon and an outlaw ,000 reward Lincoln desires Butler's services return to Lowell One of the most important matters which pressed upon me immediately after my occupation of the city was the condition of the currency. It was absolutely necessary for the successful administration of my department in New Orleans that I shouldity, where the Twenty-Sixth Regiment was encamped, they turned out on the quay and gave me many cheers. My voyage was without incident except some quite rough weather off Hatteras. I reached the Narrows on the 1st day of January, on my way to Lowell. My vessel was met by a revenue cutter, the commander of which brought to me a letter from President Lincoln, asking me to call on him at once. A fac-smile of this letter appears on page 389. In obedience to his wish, I went to see him. H
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
wn was bitterly opposed to me, a sealed envelope containing the following orders:-- War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, Jan. 7, 1865. General Order No. 1. I. By direction of the President of the United States, Maj.-Gen. Benjamin F. Butler is relieved from the command of the Department of North Carolina and Virginia. Lieutenant-General Grant will designate an officer to take this command temporarily. II. Major-General Butler on being relieved will repair to Lowell, Mass., and report by letter to the adjutant-general of the army. By order of the Secretary of War: W. A. Nichols, Assistant Adjutant-General. headquarters armies of the United States, City Point, Va., Jan. 7, 1865. to Maj.-Gen. E. O. C. Ord, Through Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler. Special Order No. 5. I. In pursuance of General Order No. 1., War Department, Adjutant-General's office, Washington, D. C., Jan. 7, 1865, Maj.-Gen. E. O. C. Ord will relieve Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler in the command of
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
with the Army of the James in Virginia. In the summer of 1865 we were on Cape Ann again, where we spent a very delightful season in sailing and fishing, and the full enjoyment of a free life. This residence was about forty miles from my home at Lowell, and outside of the congressional district in which that city is situated. When autumn came we struck the tent, and afterwards I spent the winter at Washington before the courts there. In 1866 we returned to our tent, and in fishing and fowlingxt elections came I supposed the contest would be given up. At least, I was so assured by the Republican State Committee, and as the Republican National Committee wanted my services in Indiana, and promised to Views at General Butler's home at Lowell. Library. take care of my district, I spent many weeks in the Western States. I spoke on the platform there and made a great many personal friends whether I made any Republican votes or not. But I returned only to find that in the meantime my
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