to the principles on which that Revolution was justified—on which only it can
If adherence to these principles makes us “the unmitigated enemy of Pius IX., ” we regret the enmity but cannot abjure our principles.’
The maiden name of Horace Greeley
's mother was Woodburn
, Mary Woodburn
, of Londonderry
The founder of the Woodburn family in this country was John Woodburn
, who emigrated from Londonderry
, to Londonderry
in New Hampshire
, about the year 1725, seven years after the settlement of the original sixteen families.
He came over with his brother David, who was drowned a few years after, leaving a family.
Neither of the brothers actually served in the siege of Londonderry
; they were too young for that; but they were both men of the true Londonderry
stamp, men with a good stroke in their arms, a merry twinkle in their eyes, indomitable workers, and not more brave in fight than indefatigable in frolic; fair-haired men like all their brethren, and gall-less.
obtained the usual grant of one hundred and twenty acres of land, besides the ‘out-lot and home-lot’ before alluded to, and he took root in Londonderry
Ho was twice married, and was the father of two sons and nine daughters, all of whom (as children did in those healthy times) lived to maturity, and all but one married.
's second wife, from whom Horace Greeley
is descended, was a remarkable woman.
has borne this testimony to her worth and influence, in a letter to a friend which some years ago escaped into print:‘I think I am indebted for my first impulse toward intellectual acquirement and exertion to my mother's grandmother, who came out from Ireland
among the first settlers in Londonderry
She must have been well versed in Irish and Scotch traditions, pretty well informed and strong minded; and my mother being left motherless when quite young, her grandmother exerted great influence over her mental development.
I was a third child, the two preceding having died young, and I presume my mother was the more attached to me on that ground, and the extreme feebleness of my constitution.
My mind was early filled by her with the traditions, ballads, and snatches of history she had learned from her grandmother, which, though conveying very distorted and incorrect ’