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Chapter 9: civil History. President Dudley assumes the government. protest of the General Court. arrival of Governor Andros. Danforth's description of the public distress. arbitrary proceedings of Andros. Titles to land declared invalid. Memorial of John Gibson and George Willis. proceedings on petition of Edward Randolph for a grant of land in Cambridge. death of Major-gen. Gookin. Revolution in England. Governor Andros deposed and imprisoned with several of his adherents. th. a new house of Deputies elected. the inhabitants of Cambridge request the old officers to resume the government, and pledge life and fortune for their help and assistance. letters of Thomas Danforth to Gov. Hinkley and to Increase Mather. Danforth omitted from the Council by Mather, but reinstated by the General Court; appointed Judge of the Superior Court, but not of that special Court which tried and condemned the unfortunate persons suspected of witchcraft. death of Deputy Governor Da
ing violence. Nine town meetings were held between March 20 and April 3, to devise means for its extermination. A vote passed at the first of these meetings indicates that inoculation had been injudiciously or carelessly practiced: Whereas Samuel Danforth, Esq's late practice of inoculation of small-pox amongst us has greatly endangered the town, and distressed sundry families amongst us, which is very disagreeable to us; wherefore, voted, that said Samuel Danforth, Esq. be desired forthwith Samuel Danforth, Esq. be desired forthwith to remove such inoculated persons into some convenient place, whereby our town may n't be exposed by them. The College studies were broken up for a time; but the students were recalled by an advertisement, dated May 2, 1730, and published in the Weekly Journal: The small-pox having been lately at Cambridge, which occasioned the dispersion of the scholars to escape danger; but now, through the Divine goodness, that distemper having utterly ceased here; it is agreed and ordered by the President
ncillors appointed by mandamus. Powder removed from the Magazine. concourse of people in Cambridge. resignation of Judge Danforth, Judge Lee, and Col. Oliver. Sheriff Phips promises that he will not act officially under the New establishment. Get it is my full purpose not to be any way concerned as a member of the Council at any time hereafter. Sept. 2d, 1774. S. Danforth. A true copy. Attest N. Cudworth, CL. Judge Lee was also on the court-house steps, and delivered his mind to their families composed a select social circle, to which few others were admitted. Prominent among those few were Judge Samuel Danforth, House, on the easterly side of Dunster Street, about midway between Harvard and Mount Auburn streets. John Boors of which were also soon obliged to flee. Letters, Munsell's Ed., 1867, p. 140. Of the loyalists before named, Judge Danforth retired soon after the outbreak in Sept., 1774, to the house of his son in Boston, where he died Oct. 27, 1777, aged
20, 1735: Whereas there is a good stone wall erected and erecting round the burying-place in Cambridge, which will come to about £ 150, and whereas there has been a considerable regard had to the College in building so good and handsome a wall in the front; and the College has used, and expects to make use of the burying-place as Providence gives occasion for it; therefore, Voted, that as soon as the said stone wall shall be completed, the Treasurer pay the sum of twenty-five pounds to Samuel Danforth, William Brattle and Andrew Bordman, Esq., a committee for the town to take care of the said fence. After another hundred years, in his Preface to Epitaphs from the old burying-ground in Cambridge, 1845, Mr. William Thaddeus Harris says, It is rather surprising, that, in this age of improvement, Cambridge should fall behind her neighbors, and suffer her ancient graveyard to lie neglected. Interesting as it is from containing within its limits the tombs of the prophets, the spot is oft
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 15: ecclesiastical History. (search)
ord Street. It was afterwards the homestead of Deputy-governor Danforth, as appears by the Town Record: At a meeting of the ms to have returned when he left New England. Deputy-governor Danforth resided on this estate nearly half a century, having Mr. Chauncy when he was sick0.5.0 3. 12. 67-8 Payd to Mrs. Danforth in her husband's absence in silver the sume of 25 shillvernment. To this excited state of the public mind Rev. Samuel Danforth alluded in a letter addressed to his brother, Thomansidered assent. This gave dissatisfaction to Deputy-governor Danforth and others: whereupon,— At a church meeting at Mr. Bordman's house, May 4, 1697,—(1) Then propounded to Mr. Danforth and the whole body of the brethren who had remonstrated as t6.8 Edm. Trowbridge,20.0.0 Edwd. Ruggles,6.13.4 Saml. Danforth,14.5.0 Saml. Sparhawk,13.6.8 W. Brattle,26.0.0 Edw. Mauth side of the River. The members first elected were Samuel Danforth, Esq., Andrew Bordman, Esq., John Bradish, Deacon Samu<
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 17: heresy and witchcraft. (search)
night afterwards. The deposition of witnesses is still preserved in the county court files:— I, John Danforth, John Danforth, H. C. 1677, son of Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, was afterwards pastor of the church in Dorchester. aged about 16 years, testify that on the 24th of June last past, being Sabbath day, after thor Gookin, and he the said Bowers commanded silence. Nevertheless he proceeded in his speech, saying that he was very grievously oppressed and slandered by Magistrate Danforth, and desired the church to take notice thereof and single out such of themselves as might take cognizance of his great affliction, using that for a motive, Gipson, junr., Rebecca Sternes, Martha Belsher, Bethia Michelson, Charles Sternes, Steven ffrances, sworn in Court to their respective evidences; as attests, th. Danforth, R. In defence of her character as an honest, Christian woman, Mrs. Holman submitted two certificates, which yet remain on file, signed by two of the deacons,
icholas Fessenden, Jr. William Fessenden, Jr. Samuel Danforth. veterans now in service. agreement for erectputie Governour, Major Willard, Mr. Russell, and Mr. Danforth: Elijah Corlett, who was latelie your Worps humb., 1692-3; Nicholas Fessenden, Jr., about 1701; Samuel Danforth, Oct., 1719; John Hovey, April, 1730; Stephen Cefore he also died of apoplexy, June 17, 1758. Samuel Danforth, H. C. 1715, seems to have chosen teaching as awn is in an unsettled condition; and whereas, Mr. Samuel Danforth of Dorchester has been pleased to manifest hisaid service: Voted and agreed, that the said Mr. Samuel Danforth take the care and charge of said school, on t time as he can remove amongst us himself: which Mr. Danforth promised to comply with. After eleven years, however, Mr. Danforth retired from the service, and for many years was Judge of Probate, Judge of Common Pleas, as Voted, That the Hon. Francis Foxcroft and Saml. Danforth, Esqs., Wm. Brattle, and Edmd. Trowbridge, Esqs.,
Richard G. Cook, John. Coolidge, Flavel. Coolidge, Josiah. Coolidge, Nathaniel. Cox, Samuel. Cox, Samuel, Jr. Crafts, Joseph. Craggin, John. Crane, Nathan. Curtis, Daniel T. Cutler, Samuel. Cutler, Samuel B. Cutter, Nehemiah. Cutter, William F. Carter, George. Child, Nathan. Carter, Nathan C. Clark, Hosea. Clark, Horace. Daley, David. Dana, Edmund T. Dana, Joseph. Dana, Joseph, Jr. Dana, Richard H. Dane, Joseph. Danforth, Otis. Dascomb, Daniel. Davenport, John. Davis, Asa. Davis, Eliphalet. Derby, Loring. Dickson, Edward. Ditson, Thomas. Dodge, John. Dowse, Thomas. Dudley, Ephraim. Dunbar, Alpheus. Dana, Francis W. Dudley, John. Ditson, William. Edwards, Abraham. Edwards, John. Emmet, William. Everett, Charles. Everett, William. Ellis, Benjamin. Fairfield, Barney. Farrington, Isaac. Far well, Levi. Faulkner, Francis E. Fay, Samuel P.
1715. Spencer Phips, 1721-1723, 1725-1732. Jonathan Remington, 1730-1740. Francis Foxcroft, 1732-1757. Samuel Danforth, 1739-1774. William Brattle, 1755-1773. Negatived by the Governor in 1759. Edmund Trowbridge, 1764, 1765. John Winthrop, 1773, 1775, 1776. Francis Dana, 1776-1779. Mandamus Councillors, 1774. Thomas Oliver. Samuel Danforth. Joseph Lee. All resigned in Sept. 1774. Councillors under the Constitution. Aaron Hill, 1810, 1811, 1824 Andrew Bordman, 1719, 1720. Spencer Phips, 1721. William Brattle, 1729-1733, 1735, 1736, 1754, 1755, 1770. Samuel Danforth, 1734, 1735, 1737, 1738. John Vassall, 1739, 1740, 1747. Samuel Bowman, 1741. Andrew Bordman [2d], 1742-175731-1733, 1748-1757, 1766-1772. Joseph Adams, 1729, 1731, 1732, 1737, 1738. Isaac Watson, 1731, 1737, 1738. Samuel Danforth, 1733, 1734, 1737– 1739. Henry Dunster, 1733, 1734. Samuel Smith, 1733. Benjamin Dana, Jr., 1734-1736, 1742
1738, when he sold the southerly half to Samuel Danforth, having previously sold the other half to Jan. 1691-2; Hannah, b. 30 Mar. 1672, m. Samuel Danforth; Nathan, b. 9 Feb. 1674-5; Josiah, b. 11 who was b. 26 Mar. 1766, d. 12 Dec. 1847. Danforth, Nicholas, was here in 1635, and resided on tv. 1699, a. 77; his w. Mary d. 26 Mr. 1697. Mr. Danforth inherited the homestead, which he sold in 1mb. and about 10,000 acres in Framingham. Mr. Danforth, through a long life, was one of the most e 1735; George, b. 11 Nov. 1704. Soon after Mr. Danforth's death, an obituary appeared in the New Enroft, Francis, m,. Elizabeth, dau. of Dep. Gov. Danforth, 3 Oct. 1682, and had, in Boston, Elizabetted the encroachments of arbitrary power. If Danforth was the acknowledged leader of the party, Goosay that sometime in November last, near to Mr. Danforth's house, he saw Major Gookin, with sundry o God seemed to be with his people. Mr. Jona. Danforth, the Deputy Governor's only son, lay by the w[1 more...]
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