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William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
tates we propose, therefore, to give the names of its first officers, as follows: President, Mrs. Horace G. Hutchins; vice-president, Mrs. William L. Hudson; secretary, Mrs. Henry Lyon; treasurer, Miss Almena B. Bates. Executive committee, Mrs. Peter Hubbell, Mrs. George E. Ellis, Mrs. W. W. Wheilden, Mrs. James B. Miles, Mrs. T. T. Sawyer, Mrs. R. Williams, Mrs. George W. Little, Mrs. Richard Frothingham, Mrs. John Hurd, Mrs. George Hyde, Mrs. Arthur W. Tufts, Mrs. S. T. Hooper, Mrs. Frederick Thompson, Mrs. O. C. Everett. Committee on work, Miss Louisa Bray, Miss L. J. Walker, Mrs. S. T. Hooper, Mrs. Nathan Merrill, Mrs. B. Edmunds, Mrs. George Edmunds, Mrs. J. A. Bates, Mrs. C. S. Cartee, Mrs. Henry Edes, Miss Hannah Osgood, Miss Elizabeth Bray, Miss R. Edmunds. Mrs. President Hutchins, in her excellent address at the first annual meeting of the society April 19, 1862, says: When, one year ago, we were all agitated and excited by the news of the rebellious attack made upon o
ter, opposite Mark Downey's house, "and kinder pushed him on one side," when, being spoken to, "he squared off" and inflicted the injury complained of. He was punished.--Sam Short, slave of Elizabeth T. Smith, was tried for stealing a basket containing a lot of pies and cakes, but was acquitted on proving that he purchased the articles.--Jno. Barry gave bail to appear that morning and answer the charge of making a personal demonstration of a warlike character against Timothy Sheehan.--Frederick Thompson was arraigned for feloniously entering in the night time the canal boat Benj. W. Green, and stealing two dollars from Presley, a slave in charge of the craft. Committed until to-day.--Lewis H. Strump was committed for a month in default of bail, to be of good behavior. He was charged with drinking too much, and fighting with Jos. Woof. The latter entered bail, and was let off.--Jas. E. Carter was arraigned for petty larceny, in stealing three gallons of linseed oil from Miles Ambler
sure. The vote was then taken on the indefinite postponement of the bill, with the following result: Yeas.--Messrs. Carter, Coghill, Critcher, Day, J. Dickenson, Douglass, Greever, Hubbard, Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, Nash, Neeson, Newlon, Pate, Quesenberry, Rives, Smith, Stuart, Taliaferro, H. W. Thomas, Townes, Urquhart and Wickham--26. Nays.--Messrs. Brannon, Bruce, Caldwell, Carson, Claiborne, A. D. Dickinson, Early, French, Gatewood, Isbell, Neal, Paxton and Thompson-- 13. Bills Passed.--Senate bill to provide for the voluntary enslavement of Thomas Garland and Mary Anderson, persons of color, in the county of Hanover; Senate bill to amend the third and fourth sections of an act passed March 15, 1850, to provide for the inspection of guano and plaster of Paris, in the city of Richmond and town of Petersburg; Senate bill for the relief of the securities of Eugenius Tibbs, late Sheriff of the county of Ritchie; Senate bill directing the payment of ce
Mayor's Court. --Yesterday the case of Frederick Thompson, for stealing two dollars from Presley, slave of B. W. Green, on board the latter's canal boat, was called, and no witness appearing, it was continued.--David Patterson was arraigned for breaking into the closet used by the apple women at the Capitol, and stealing a lot of apples, boiled eggs, pea-nuts, &c.; but the proof being deficient, he was let off.--Cass of Clinton James, brought up for using the city water without paying therefore, was continued.--Alex. B. Wells, summoned up for permitting a vicious cow to go at large, was discharged, promising to abate the cause of complaint.--John Barry was examined for making a violent and unauthorized demonstration against the person of Tim Sheehan. He was acquitted.
20. The motion recurring on the adoption of the amendment, it was rejected — ayes 21, noes 24. The bill, with but a few slight verbal amendments, was passed by the following vote: Ayes.--Messrs. Armstrong, August, Bruce, Carson, Carraway, Claiborne, Coghill, Day, John Dickenson, Asa B. Dickinson, Douglass, Early, French, Gatewood, Greever, Hubbard, Isbell. Johnson, Logan, Lynch, Marshall, Massie, McKenney, Nash, Newlon, Newman, Pate, Paxton, Pennybacker, Quesenberry, Tallaferro, Thompson, and Urquhast--32. Nays.--Messrs. Brannon, Caldwell, Carter, Critcher, Neal, Neeson, Rives, Stuart, Henry W. Thomas, Townes, and Wickham--11. Bills Passed.--Senate bill organizing a volunteer company of cavalry in Albemarle county; Senate bill amending the charter of the Black Lick and Plaster Bank Turnpike Company; Senate bill to incorporate the Cove Creek Lead, Copper and Iron Manufacturing Company in the county of Tazewell; Senate bill authorizing the Loch Leven Rangers, in the
adison Ward.--Commissioners — Jas. H. Grant, R. R. Howison, T. W. McCance, and T. R. Price. Conductor — Thomas U. Dudley. Place of voting — City Hall. Monroe Ward.--Commissioners — Thos. Barham, T. M. Jones, Thos. Boudar, Charles A. Powell, and Felix Mathews. Conductor — Andrew Jenkins. Place of voting — R. A. Lacy's Carpenter Shop, Broad street. Eliza Ann Johnson, free negro, was tried for remaining in the Commonwealth contrary to law. The jury found her not guilty. Frederick Thompson and Wm. Freeman, confined in jail awaiting the action of the Grand Jury, not having been indicted, were ordered to be discharged. An attachment was awarded against Lawrence S. Marye, to show cause why he should not be fined for his contempt in not attending as a witness in the case of the State against James Edward Carter. John Delworth was tried for an assault on Solomon Hecht, and the jury not agreeing on a verdict, were discharged, and defendant let off on payment of