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va Scotia, Florida too, and the fishery, by our arms or by treaty. We shall never be on a solid footing, till Great Britain cedes to us, or we wrest from her, what nature designs we should have. For want of a government this boundless hope of a young and resolute people could have no adequate support in organized forces. The army, of which the headquarters were at Middlebrook, was encamped for the winter so as to form a line of observation and defence from the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound, by way of West Point, to the Delaware. For the convenience of forage the four regiments of cavalry were distributed among the states from Connecticut to Virginia. The troops were hutted as at Valley Forge: they suffered extreme distress for want of food; but, through importations from France, they were better clad than ever before. Officers in great numbers were quitting the service from abso- Chap. VII.} 1778. lute necessity, and those who remained were sinking into poverty; whi
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
he design of vessels which greatly increased their speed. Among them was the ship Paul Jones, built by Waterman and Ewell at Medford in 1842, of six hundred and twenty tons, and owned by John M. Forbes of Boston and Russell & Co. of China. She was the perfection of the Medford clipper type of 1830, and the fastest vessel of her time, with the exception of the Natchez. The Paul Jones was commanded on her first voyage by N. B. Palmer. Captain Palmer was born in Stonington, Conn., on Long Island Sound, in 1799, and came from distinguished colonial ancestry. At the age of fourteen he shipped on a coasting vessel and continued in the service until he was eighteen, when he was appointed second mate of the brig Hersilia, bound somewhere about Cape Horn on a sealing voyage. These sealing expeditions were also, at that period, more or less voyages of discovery. For years there had been rumors of a mythical island called Auroras, embellished with romance and mystery by whalers, and d
on. It was the intention of the Southern Confederacy to march North with an army of 50,000 or 60,000 men, expecting to join with 60,000 additional troops to be raised in Virginia. New York,April 23.--The schooner Hannah Martin, from Boston for Baltimore, and the three-masted schooner E. R. Bennet, for Norfolk, with beef and pork, whiskey and clothing, etc., has been seized, by order of the Government, by the steamer Mercury. The steamer Viper is on a similar duty at the mouth of Long Island Sound. New York,April 23.--The schooner O. H. Lee, from York River, Va., has arrived. She brings as passengers T. W. Evens, lady, and family; G. P. South well and lady; James Cross and family; and several others, who had been compelled to leave Williamsburg, Va., for expressing themselves against secession. Indianapolis,April 22.--Sixty companies, the full number required from Indiana, have been accepted by the Governor. Thirty- five companies more have tendered their services, a
Severe on Beecher. --Rev. H. W. Beecher, of the Independent, in indulging in a philanthropic howl at the Irish emigrants in this country, indulged in a coarse fling at McMaster, of the New York Freeman's Journal. Mr. McMaster thus replies: "It is news that American freedom, as distinguished from European, means equality for negroes with the white man. Let us, however, remark to the writer in the Independent, that he must be a very late importation from 'Down East,' or he would have been aware that our grandfather was fighting for American liberty against the stories and Indians beyond the Alleghenies, at the time that his grandfather was driving cattle through New England to sell to the British on Long island Sound.--That accounts in part for political differences between their grandsons."
nd telegraph lines was trifling, and communication by them was at once re-established. The rebel Incendiaries — more Discoveries. The New York people are in a great state of distress about the in that city. The Herald the fires, even if they the general hearing of incendiary Plot. Mayor Gunther has offered a reward of five thousand dollars for the detection of an incendiary. The Herald gives the following latest developments. On Monday last, was found in one of the Long Island sound steamer City of New Loudon. The fuse had had become extinguished manner before it burned into the hell, and that providentially was proven of the blowing up of the beat and life and mangling of heaven would have design is supposed to of some of cent attempt in perfect keeping warfare. A Rochester paper gentleman of that city, while in Canada recently, was informed by a Southerner there of an organization province by a hand of the one hundred and fifty Southern while
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