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muskets, stabbed them through with bayonets, and left them wallowing in their blood on the floor. See other particulars on p. 74 of this work. 12. Joseph, s. of Joseph (5), had Elizabeth, b. 17, bap. 28 Sept. 1740 (w. of Ebenezer Wyeth of Norwich, Ct., in 1785); Susanna, b. 9, bap. 13 June, 1742; Kezia, b. 19, bap. 20 May, 1744 (w. of Peter Underwood of Lincoln, in 1784); a dau., b. 10, d. 22 Nov. 1745, a. 12 days; Abigail, b. 4, bap. 7 June, 1747, d. 16 May, 1751, a. 4 yrs.; Francis, b. 151 (wid. Whiston of Boston in 1785); Benjamin, b. 5 Sept., bap. 21 Oct. 1753, d. 20 July, 1757, a. 4 yrs. A child of Joseph (either this Joseph, or the father) d. here 16 Dec. 1739, a. 4 yrs. Jo-Seph the father was a Captain, mariner, rem. to Norwich, Ct., and d. before 1784.—See Paige and Wyman. 13. Thomas, s. of Edward (6), m. Sarah Goddin, 4 Sept. 1753— fee 1/2 dol. He and w. Sarah O. C. Pct. ch. 17 Feb. 1754. Had dau., stillborn, 17 Mar. 1754; and Sarah, his wife, d. 24 Mar. 1754, a. 2
gun life as a shoemaker by trade, developed high capacity as a jurist and a statesman. They next, by public vote, earnestly desired Ingersoll to resign his stamp office immediately. The vote is needless, interposed a friend. I shall await, said Ingersoll, to see how the General Assembly is inclined. But the cautious people were anxious to save their representatives from a direct conflict with the British parliament; and already several hundreds of them, particularly three divisions from Norwich, from New London, and from Windham, and adjacent towns, had come out on horseback, with eight days provisions, chap. XVI.} 1765 Sept. resolved to scour the colony through, till their stamp officer should be unearthed and reckoned with. To save his house from the peril of an attack, Ingersoll rode out from New Haven, in company with the governor, intending to place himself under the protection of the legislature, which was to convene on Thursday. Meeting two men on horseback, with newl
Liberty, acting spontaneously, were steadily advancing towards an organization, which should embrace chap. XXIII.} 1766. Feb. the continent. In February, those in Boston, and in many towns in Massachusetts, acceded to the association of Connecticut and New-York; and joined in urging a continental union. They of Portsmouth in New Hampshire pledged themselves equally to the same measures. Gordon's Hist. of the Am. Rev. II. 198. In Connecticut, on the tenth of February, the patriots of Norwich welcomed the plan; while, on the next day, a convention of almost all the towns of Litchfield county resolved that the Stamp Act was unconstitutional, null, and void, and that business of all kinds should go on as usual. Then, too, the hum of domestic industry was heard more and more: young women would get together, and merrily and emulously drive the spinning wheel from sunrise till dark; and every day the humor spread for being clad in homespun. Hutchinson's Corr. 8 March, 1766.
the removal of the powder belonging to the province, rose in a mass and began the march to Boston. On Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, the volunteers from Hampshire county advanced eastward as far as Shrewsbury. On the smallest computation twenty thousand were in motion. The rumor of the seizure reached Israel Putnam, in Connecticut, with the addition, that the British troops and men-of-war had fired on the people and killed six men at the first shot. Sending forward the report to Norwich, New London, New Haven, New York, and so to Philadelphia, he summoned the neighboring militia to take up arms. Thousands started at his call; but these, like the volunteers of Massachusetts, were stopped by expresses from the patriots of Boston, who sent word that at present nothing was to be attempted. In re- Chap. X.} 1774. Sept. turn, assurances were given of most effectual support, whenever it might be required. Words cannot express, wrote Putnam and his committee in behalf of five
enth of September, 1852, and remained until December, 1859. During a portion of his ministry the parish was aided by an appropriation from the Diocesan Board of Missions. A vacancy in the rectorship existed for a year succeeding Mr. Field's resignation. The Rev. A. C. Patterson of Buffalo, New York, was invited, but circumstances prevented his assuming charge of the parish. The Rev. George Augustus Strong became rector in January, 1861, and remained until May, 1863. He was born in Norwich, Conn., in 1832. Mr. Strong writes: The larger part of my early life before entering Kenyon College, Ohio, in 1847, was spent in Cincinnati. The three years of my theological training in the Alexandria Seminary, Virginia, in the same class with my friend Phillips Brooks, closed in 1859, and I was ordained in the early summer of that year. For less than two years after leaving the seminary, I was assistant to Bishop Lee of Delaware, and the Medford parish was my first full charge. Mr.
e towed loaded boats up river, against freshet, two and four at a time, faster than they could have been impelled by muscular labor in low water, and at a time when they could not have proceeded otherwise. The object is to give to the canal and navigation the degree of regularity and despatch alone wanting to turn the whole course of transportation from Boston in that direction upon the canal. Jno L. Sullivan. June 27, 1819. The Massachusetts was built at Philadelphia, the Eagle at Norwich, Conn., but the Merrimack was built somewhere along the course of the canal—not impossibly at Medford. As yet we have submitted no proof that she came to Medford, but we consider that the following is conclusive. The books of record, accounts and papers of the canal company are preserved in the county offices at Cambridge. Search in the carefully audited bills of 1818, reveals one of William Phipps for services rendered and date of each entered. He seems to have been a general utility man,
marriage. The jury gave her $300. The 6th day of December has been set apart as a day of Thanksgiving in Canada, for the abundant harvest with which the Province has been blessed. The Emperor Napoleon, through his private secretary, accepts the proposal of an excursion of the English Volunteers to Paris, and says they will be welcome. An ordinance of the city of Memphis requires all stores and saloons to be closed at 11 o'clock P. M. A woman and her five children were found at Topeka, K. T., on the 14th ult., dead from starvation. Samuel H. Barnes, the Canal Commissioner elect, of New York, died at Norwich, Conn., Wednesday night, of erysipelas. The Bell and Everett Club, of Ward 11, Boston, are to form a skating club, using their uniforms and lanterns on the ice. Mrs. General Worth has recently received a legacy of $1,000. The New York Seventh Regiment gymnasium cost $20,000. A body of "Minute Men" has been formed in Bedford county, Va.
The Daily Dispatch: March 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], Reception of Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural. (search)
hich took place in this village yesterday, resulted in the election of the entire Republican ticket. Republican Trustees were elected by an average majority of 120. Utiga,N. Y.,March 6.--In this county, Oneida, thirteen Democratic and thirteen Republican Supervisors were elected. Norwich, N. Y.,March 6.-- Chenango co.--The towns of Norwich, McDonough, and Smithville, elect the Democratic ticket, and the towns of Oxford, Preston, Guilford, and Sherburne, elect the Republican ticket. hich took place in this village yesterday, resulted in the election of the entire Republican ticket. Republican Trustees were elected by an average majority of 120. Utiga,N. Y.,March 6.--In this county, Oneida, thirteen Democratic and thirteen Republican Supervisors were elected. Norwich, N. Y.,March 6.-- Chenango co.--The towns of Norwich, McDonough, and Smithville, elect the Democratic ticket, and the towns of Oxford, Preston, Guilford, and Sherburne, elect the Republican ticket.
alled, Major Anderson was cheered with a heartiness that plainly showed the temper of the public in view of the morning's news.--It is also a noticeable feature that when one of the members of the Board offered to sell Government stock "short" on time, he was instantly hissed down. Boston, April 13.--The war news from Charleston creates a profound sensation in this city and throughout the State. The general sentiment is that the Federal Government is right and shall be sustained. Norwich, Cr., April 14.--Large crowds have surrounded the Hutletin office during the day, reading the announcement on the bulletin boards. The excitement has never been equalled here. All parties unite to uphold the Government. Hundreds are ready to enlist. Lancaster, Pa., April 13.--The war news has created an intense excitement here. The Stars and Stripes are displayed at different points in honor of Anderson. A call foot a public meeting on Wednesday has already been issued to sustain
The U. S. Postmaster General his annulled the contract for carrying the mails from Baltimore to Norfolk, and it is probable that mail service throughout the South will soon be discontinued. A young lady of Norwich, Conn., writes to a young lady of New York:"Few of the Wide Awakes of this place have gone to the war. They are so affectionate that they can not leave their sisters and mothers" Two thousand troops have been sworn in the service of the United State in Western Virginia. Two regiments in Ohio are ready to cross the river at a moment's notice to defend Wheeling. On authority of Thurlow Weed, it is said that President Lincoln has resolved to bestow an important military position — probably that of Commissionary General — upon Gov. Banks. The Cunard steamship Africa, unloading at the wharf Jersey City, has on board 10,000 Enfield rifles for the United States Government. An order for the release of Mr. Joseph H. Spencer, of Baltimore, who has been h
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