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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooks, John, 1752- (search)
Brooks, John, 1752- Soldier and statesman; born in Medford, Mass., May 31, 1752; received a common-school education, studied medicine, and settled in its practice at Reading, where he commanded a company of minute-men when the Revolution began. With his men he was engaged in the affairs of April 19, 1775, at Lexington and Concord. Brooks was active in intrenching Breed's Hill (see Bunker Hill) on the night of June 16, 1775, and was major of a regiment that assisted in fortifying Dorchesten to relieve Fort Stanwix in 1777. He led his regiment in battle with great prowess and success at Saratoga, Oct. 7, 1777; and in the battle of Monmouth (q. v.) he was acting adjutant-general. Colonel Brooks resumed the practice of medicine at Medford after the war, and was for many years major-general of militia. He served cheerfully and efficiently in various civil and military duties to which his countrymen called him; was adjutant-general of Massachusetts during the War of 1812-15; and w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880 (search)
Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880 Author; born in Medford, Mass., Feb. 11, 1802; educated in the common schools; began her literary career in 1819; and was noted as a supporter of the abolition movement. In 1859 she sent a letter of sympathy to John Brown, who was then imprisoned at Harper's Ferry, offering to become his nurse. This offer he declined, but requested her to aid his family, which she did. Governor Wise, of Virginia, politely rebuked her in a letter, and another epistle from Senator Mason's wife threatened her with eternal punishment. These letters with her replies were subsequently published and reached a circulation of 300,000. In 1840-43 she was editor of the National Anti-slavery standard. Her publications include The rebels; The first settlers of New England; Freedman's book; Appeal for that class of Americans called Africans; Miria, a romance of the republic, etc. She died in Wayland, Mass., Oct. 20, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Samuel 1740-1807 (search)
Hall, Samuel 1740-1807 Printer; born in Medford, Mass., Nov. 2, 1740; was a partner of the widow of James Franklin in 1761-68, in which year he published the Essex gazette in Salem, Mass. He removed to Cambridge in 1775 and published the New England chronicle, and subsequently the Massachusetts gazette. He died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayne, Robert young -1839 (search)
slaves of those who own slaves, and who are themselves the slaves of French slaves, you must either, in the language of the day, cut the connection, or so far alter the national compact as to insure to yourselves a due share in the government. ´╝łOlive branch, page 319.) The Union, says the same writer (page 320), has been long since virtually dissolved, and it is full time that this part of the disunited States should take care of itself. Another reverend gentleman, pastor of a church at Medford (page 321), issues his anathema, Let him stand accursed, against all, all who, by their personal services, or loans of money, conversations, or writing, or influence, give countenance or support to the unrighteous war, in the following terms: That man is an accomplice in the wickedness, he loads his conscience with the blackest crimes, he brings the guilt of blood upon his soul, and in the sight of God and his law he is a murderer. One more quotation, sir, and I shall have done. A rever
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
5 Gen. George B. McClellan, born 1826, dies at Orange, N. J.......Oct. 29, 1885 Ferdinand Ward, of firm of Grant & Ward, New York City, indicted June 4, sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 All insurgents and unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory commanded to disperse by proclamation of President......Nov. 7, 1885 North, Central, and South American exposition opened at New Orleans......Nov. 10, 1885 Elizur Wright, abolitionist, born 1804, dies at Medford, Mass.......Nov. 22, 1885 Vice-President Thomas A. Hendricks, born 1819, dies at Indianapolis, Ind.,......Nov. 25, 1885 Farmers' congress, at its fifth annual meeting, held at Indianapolis, Ind., organizes with Robert Beverly, of Virginia, as president......Dec. 3, 1885 Forty-ninth Congress, first session, meets......Dec. 7, 1885 John Sherman, of Ohio, elected president pro tem. of the Senate, and John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky, speaker of the House......Dec. 7, 1885 President Cle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
Bradford, of the Plymouth colony, resigning, Edward Winslow is chosen governor......1632 Fort begun at Boston on Cornhill......1632 Governor Winthrop, of Massachusetts, visits Plymouth......Oct. 25, 1632 A vessel of thirty tons built at Mystic called Blessing of the Bay......1632 Plymouth colonists send Captain Holmes to erect a trading-house on the Connecticut River at Windsor, above Hartford......1633 John Oldham and three others travel as far as the Dutch trading-houses on thern 1804, dies at Nantucket......May 12, 1884 Statue of John Harvard unveiled at Cambridge......Oct. 15, 1884 William C. Endicott appointed United States Secretary of War......March 6, 1885 Elizur Wright, abolitionist, born 1804, dies at Medford......Nov. 22, 1885 Charles Francis Adams, Sr., born 1807, dies at Boston......Nov. 21, 1886 State property in the Hoosac tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad sold to Fitchburg Railroad Company......1887 First Monday in September (Lab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Usher, John 1648- (search)
Usher, John 1648- Colonial executive; born in Boston, Mass., April 27, 1648; son of Hezekiah 1st; succeeded his father in business; was colonel of militia; treasurer of Massachusetts; agent in London for the Massachusetts colony for the purchase from Sir Ferdinando Gorges of the title for the district of Maine; and lieutenant-governor of New Hampshire in 1692-97, and from 1702 till his death, in Medford, Mass., Sept. 1, 1726.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 (search)
Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 Journalist; born in South Canaan, Conn., Feb. 12, 1804; graduated at Yale College in 1826; was Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Western Reserve College in 1829-33; and secretary of the American Anti-slavery Society in 1833. He was editor of Human rights in 1834-35, and the Anti-slavery magazine in 1837-38; Massachusetts abolitionist in 1839; and Daily Chronotype in 1845; was commissioner of insurance for Massachusetts in 1858-66; wrote an introduction to Whittier's Poems; and Savings Banks life insurance, etc.; contributed to the Atlantic monthly; and published several anti-slavery pamphlets. He died in Medford, Mass., Nov. 22, 1885.