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r, 1862, to March, 1864, and then had consecutively two divisions of the Second Corps. Several times he took command of the corps during the absence of Major-General Humphreys. Mott was brevetted major-general of volunteers in August, 1864, and received the title May 28, 1865, shortly before being mustered out. After the war, he was at one time treasurer of the State of New Jersey, and died in New York city, November 29, 1884. Major-General Nelson Appleton miles was born in Westminster, Massachusetts, August 8, 1839. He entered mercantile life, but went to the front in the Civil War as first lieutenant in the Twenty-second Massachusetts Infantry, and in May, 1862, he was made lieutenant-colonel of the Sixty-first New York Infantry. By September he had risen to a colonelcy of volunteers. He fought with the Army of the Potomac in all its battles and was wounded at Chancellorsville. From March to July, 1864, he had a brigade in the Second Corps and was made brigadier-general i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
ring the same name, a fact which, as far as I am informed, stands alone in the whole field of literature. Although a Whig in politics, he was a High Churchman, and had high notions of governmental prerogatives; but a long residence in Virginia, and the identity of his interests with those of the Virginians, appear to have greatly changed his views of governmental authority and popular rights. During the year 1724 Governor Spotswood married Ann Butler, daughter of Richard Bryan, Esq., of Westminster. She derived her middle name from James Butler, Duke of Ormond, her relative and godfather. The Governor now resided at Germana. It was here that Colonel William Byrd, of Westover, visited the Governor in 1732. I give the following extract from Colonel Byrd's journal: September 27.--Here I arrived about 3 o'clock, and found only Mrs. Spotswood at home, who received her old acquaintance with many a gracious smile. I was carried into a room elegantly set off with pier glasses, the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cotton, John 1585-1652 (search)
s non-conformity he was cited to appear before Archbishop Laud, when he fled to America, arriving in Boston in September, 1633. He was soon afterwards ordained a colleague with Mr. Wilson in the Boston Church. His ministry there for nineteen years was so influential that he has been called The patriarch of New England. He was a firm opponent of Roger Williams, and defended the authority of ministers and magistrates. He and Davenport were invited to assist in the assembly of divines at Westminster, but were dissuaded from going by Hooker. He died in Boston, Dec. 23, 1652. God's promise to his plantations.— The following sermon, to which a large historical importance has been given, was preached in England, as a farewell address to Winthrop's Massachusetts Company (see Winthrop, John), and the first London edition of it was published in 1630: 2 Sam. 7. 10. Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israell, and I will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
ng therein what is to be changed as aforesaid) to the several and respective sheriffs of England, Scotland, and Ireland, for summoning the Parliament to meet at Westminster, the third day of September next: and shall likewise, within seven days after the said first day of August, in every third year, to be accounted from the dissolment, seal, issue, and send forth abroad several writs of summons (changing therein what is to be changed) as aforesaid, for summoning the Parliament to meet at Westminster the sixth of November in that third year. That the said several and respective sheriffs, shall, within ten days after the receipt of such writ as aforesaid, caut by the Chancellor, Keeper, or Commissioners of the Great Seal; that then the Parliament shall, as often as such failure shall happen, assemble and be held at Westminster, in the usual place, at the time prefixed, in manner and by the means hereafter expressed; that is to say, that the sheriffs of the several and respective count
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hudson, Charles 1795-1881 (search)
Hudson, Charles 1795-1881 Author; born in Marlboro, Mass., Nov. 14, 1795; became a Universalist clergyman in 1819, and was pastor at Westminster, Mass., for twenty years; was a member of Congress in 1841-49. He was the author of History of Westminster; History of Lexington; Genealogical register of Lexington families. He also prepared congressional reports, including Protective policy; Capital punishment; The northeastern boundary; and The incompetency of witnesses on account of religiousoro, Mass., Nov. 14, 1795; became a Universalist clergyman in 1819, and was pastor at Westminster, Mass., for twenty years; was a member of Congress in 1841-49. He was the author of History of Westminster; History of Lexington; Genealogical register of Lexington families. He also prepared congressional reports, including Protective policy; Capital punishment; The northeastern boundary; and The incompetency of witnesses on account of religious belief. He died in Lexington, Mass., May 4, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Miles, Nelson Appleton 1839- (search)
Miles, Nelson Appleton 1839- Military officer; born in Westminster, Mass., Aug. 8, 1839; was engaged in mercantile business in Boston till the outbreak of the Civil War; entered the volunteer army as a captain in the 22d Massachusetts Infantry, Sept. 9, 1861; promoted lieutenant-colonel 61st New York Infantry, May 31, 1862, and colonel, Sept. 30 following; brigadiergeneral, May 12, 1864; major-general, Oct. 21, 1865; and was mustered out of the volunteers, Sept. 1, 1866. On July 28, 1866, he was commissioned colonel of the 40th United States Infantry; March 15, 1869, was transferred to the 5th Infantry; Dec. 15, 1880, promoted brigadier-general; April 5, 1890, major-general; June 6, 1900, lieutenant-general, under an act of Congress of that date; and Feb. 5, 1901, was appointed lieutenant-general under the law reorganizing the army. During the Civil War he distinguished himself at Fair Oaks (wounded), Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (wounded), Ream's Station, and
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $260.95; in 1862, $1,668.21; in 1863, $2,378.11; in 1864, $4,325.71; in 1865, $3,160.82. Total amount, $11,793.80. Westminster Incorporated April 26, 1770. Population in 1860, 1,840; in 1865, 1,639. Valuation in 1860, $745,615; in 1865, $721,267. The selectmen in 1861 were Williine months service. Joseph Wager, Augustine Whitney, and Charles A. Forbush were appointed a committee to look after the sick and wounded soldiers belonging to Westminster then in the service, and to bring home the bodies of those who may fall in battle or die of disease. 1863. Nothing of special interest in regard to the war w recruit, and twenty-five dollars for each veteran recruit; also, to pay the town bounty to individuals who put in substitutes to fill the quota of the town. Westminster furnished one hundred and sixty-six men for the war, which was a surplus of seventeen over and above all demands. Three were commissioned officers. The whole
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zation of its present form of government, the most glorious decade of its entire history is also rounding out. For the sole purpose of great history, of high intellectual privilege, and of the blessings of poetry and other supreme manifestations of genius, is to produce fruit. Noblesse oblige. And all that Thomas Shepard and the bringing hither of the college and the glorious storied days of the municipality, all that the Washington Elm and Craigie House and Elmwood and our cis-Atlantic Westminster at Mount Auburn might presage, have begun to fulfill themselves in that high place, as regards civic and ethical values, out into which Cambridge has been girding her loins to march, and unto the realization of which her plainest and humblest people, and her most intelligent and highly endowed, are alike consecrated. Thus, moreover, was it, that when, four or five years ago, there broke into Cambridge speech—so suddenly, with such energy, and with such large significance, that these can
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), To Miss Lucy Osgood. (search)
abominate them. One of my neighbors told me there was a biographical sketch of me in the Christian Register, copied from the Chicago Tribune. But I did not wish to see it, having a great aversion to newspaper publicity. I care a good deal what my friends think of my performances, but I am singularly indifferent to notices of the press. They are so indiscriminate, and so much done up in a spirit of trade between publishers and editors, that they have little value. I do not see the Westminster review, but I care very little about being respectfully cited in it. The same honor befalls hundreds below the level of mediocrity. I think few things are more inconvenient and disagreeable than being a small lion. One loses the advantage of complete obscurity, without attaining to the advantages of great fame. If what I have written has been the means of doing any good in the world, I am thankful; but as for personal gratification in receiving, as a lion, what you call the homage of s
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