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. In December, letters were received addressed to Nicholson, or, in his absence, to such as, for the time being, take care for preserving the peace and administering the law in New York. A commission to Nicholson accompanied them. The commission proved the royal favor to be with the tory party, the friends of the late government; but, as Nicholson was absent, Leisler esteemed his own authority to have received the royal sanction. A warrant was soon issued for the apprehension of 1690 Jan. 17. Bayard; and Albany, in the spring, terrified by the calamity of an Indian invasion, and troubled by the Chap XIX.} anger and the outrages of domestic factions, yielded to Milborne. To protect the frontier, and invade and conquer Canada, was the ruling passion of the northern colonies; but the summer was lost in fruitless preparations, and closed in strife. Meantime, a house of representatives had been convened, and, amidst distress and confusion, the govern ment constituted by the
d. It was at this time that Bienville received the me- 1699 morial of French Protestants to be allowed, under French sovereignty, and in the enjoyment of freedom of conscience, to plant the banks of the Mississippi. The king, answered Pontchartrain at Paris, has not driven Protestants from France to make a republic of them in America; and D'Iberville returned from Dec. 7. Europe with projects far unlike the peaceful pursuits of agriculture. First came the occupation of the Mis- 1700 Jan. 17. sissippi, by a fortress built on its bank, on a point elevated above the marshes, not far from the sea, soon to he abandoned. In February, Tonti came down from the Illinois; and, under his guidance, the brothers Chap XXI.} D'Iberville and Bienville ascended the Great River, 1700. and made peace between the Oumas and the Bayagoulas. Among the Natchez, the Great Sun, followed by a large retinue of his people, welcomed the illustrious strangers. His country seemed best suited to a settl
liverians, conformed to the resolutions of the continental congress, appointed Lyman Hall to represent them in Philadelphia, and set apart two hundred barrels of rice for their brethren in Boston. In Virginia all eyes turned to Washington as Jan. 17. the adviser in military affairs. On the seventeenth of January he presided over a meeting of the men of Fairfax county between sixteen and fifty years of age, who voted to enroll themselves in companies of sixty-eight men, under officers of thseventeenth of January he presided over a meeting of the men of Fairfax county between sixteen and fifty years of age, who voted to enroll themselves in companies of sixty-eight men, under officers of their own choice. They also formed an association to defend their re ligion, laws, and rights. The committee of North- Chap. XIX.} 1775. Jan. ampton county offered a premium for the manufacture of gunpowder. Dunmore's excursion to the frontiers had justified a prorogation of the assembly until the second of February; but when, near the end of January, the colony was surprised by a further prorogation to May, Peyton Randolph, as the organ of the people against the representative of the crown,
ine, and as many more of the Georgians at the same distance on the left. Tarleton's troops, about eleven hundred in number, having two field-pieces, and a great superiority in bayonets and cavalry, after a march of twelve Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 17. miles came in sight at eight o'clock in the morning, and drew up in one line. The legion infantry formed their centre, with the seventh regiment on the right, the seventy-first on the left, and two light companies of a hundred men each on the th surprise. Seeing their disorder, the line of Howard charged them with bayonets, and broke their ranks so that they fled with precipitation. The cavalry of Washington, hitherto unseen, sprang forward and charged success- Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 17. fully the cavalry of the British. The enemy was completely routed and pursued for upwards of twenty miles. Of the Americans only twelve were killed and sixty wounded. Of the enemy ten commissioned officers were killed, beside more than a hu
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Literal copy of Births, deaths, and Marriages in Medford from earliest records. (search)
January 3-1694 William Hall sone of John Hall & Jemina his wife dyed Sebtember 30: 1695 Andrew willis sone of John Willis & hester his wife born December 23: 1695 susana woodward daughter of Daniell Woodward & elizibeth his wife borne January 17: 169 5/6 Samuell ffrances sone of John ffrances & lydia his wife borne July 29 1696 Caleb Brooks sen deceased June 17 1696 Grace Hall daughter of Stephen Hall & grace his wife Born Mary Eliott widow & Rellict of ffrances of Braintery deceased January 17: 169 6/7 December 18: 1696 Jonathan Bradshoe sone of John Bradshoe & mary his wife born 169 6/7 March 27th Dorathy Tufts daughter of peter Tufts & mercy his wife born Aprill 29: 1697 Samuell Tufts sone of Jonathan Tufts and Rebecah his wife born november 2: 1697 Anna ffrances daughter of John frances & lydia his wife Born 1697 August 19 mercy tufts daughter of peter tufts & mercy his wife dyed 1697 november 29 dorathy daughter of peter tufts & mercy his wife dye
the following papers and addresses have been given before the members: April 14.—The Early Physicians of Medford. Dr. Charles M. Green. May 12.—Medford in the First Half of the Present Century. Hon. T. S. Harlow. October 18.—Medford's Interest in the Metropolitan Park System. Mr. Sylvester Baxter, of Malden. November 15.—The Hancock-Clark House, of Lexington. Rev. Carlton A. Staples, of Lexington. December 20.—Maps of Medford at Different Periods. Mr. William Cushing Wait. January 17.—Roads and Bridges of Old Medford. Mr. John H. Hooper. February 21.—Governor Cradock's Plantation. Mr. Walter H. Cushing. To be followed. April 18.—Medford in the War of the Revolution. Miss Helen T. Wild. May 16.—The Life and Work of Mrs. Lydia Maria (Francis) Child. Mrs. Richard P. Hallowell. England, and John Winthrop succeeded to the chief executive office. From that time, Massachusetts became to a large degree self-governed. The earliest information we get con
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Literal copy of Births, deaths, and Marriages in Medford from earliest records. (search)
Patten born April ye 16 1717 Margarat porter daughter of ye reverend mr Aron Porter & Susana his wife born the 18th day of August 171 7/8 Thomas Dill Died January 29 171 7/8 Isaac Son of Isaac Farewell and Elizith His Wife born January 21 17 17/18 Isaac Son Isaac Farewell and Elizith His Wife died January 31 17 17/18 Grace Daughter of Parcivall Hall and Jane his Wife born October 5th 1717 & Died Octor 19 1717/ Ruth Daughter of Samll Polly and Elizebeth His Wife born February 217 17/18 Grace Daughter of Parcivall Hall and Jane his Wife born October 5th 1717 & Died Octor 19 1717/ Ruth Daughter of Samll Polly and Elizebeth His Wife born February 25 17 17/18 Mary Daughter of William and Rebecca Richardson born Aprill 17 /1717 Reuben the Son of Cooffe negro and Phillis His Wife born Febr: 15 1718/ Elizabeth Oakes Wife of Thomas Oakes died February ye 3d 1718/ John Gillegrane Died Febry 3d 1718 Nathan Son of John and Martha Eades born January ye 31 1717/18 Ledia Manser Daughter of Wm Manser & Ledia His Wife died August ye 20 1717 Sarah Daughter of William and Sarah Chubb born 16 Febry 1717/18 For births &c after this
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 13., The Society's work-papers and addresses (search)
The Society's work-papers and addresses Fourteenth year, 1909-1910. October 18.—A Vacation in England. Mr. Henry E. Scott. November 15.—A Summer in Scandinavia. Rosewell B. Lawrence, Esq. December 20.—Anne Hutchinson. Rev. James De-Normandie, D. D., of Boston. January 17.—Annual Meeting. February 21.—The Deane Winthrop House, Its Occupants and Its Owners. Mr. David Floyd of Winthrop. March 21.—The Evolution of the American Normal School. Mr. J. Asbury Pitman of the State Normal School, Salem. April 18.—Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Moses W. Mann. May 16.—Producer Gas and Its Commercial Uses. Mr. C. Arthur Platts. A goodly number listened to the interesting address of Mr. Scott, who exhibited souvenirs of his visit to England. Mr. Lawrence illustrated his story by nearly a hundred lantern slides, many of them from his own negatives, thus adding much to his instructive address, which was highly appreciated. The paper upon Trinity C
ls in the United States Court in this city, three persons, one a deputy United States Marshal, and the other two Kentuckians, acting for the owner, were arrested and indicted for a penitentiary offence for arresting a fugitive slave under the law of Congress for the rendition of fugitives from service." It was framed and has the effect to nullify the fugitive slave law of Congress. The Border States proposition. New York, Jan. 18.--A meeting of prominent merchants was held here this afternoon, when a memorial to Congress was adopted recommending the adoption of the compromise plan proposed by the Border States' Representatives. Boston, Jan. 17.--Petitions to Congress will be signed to-morrow in all the wards of this city approving of the plan of adjustment of the Border States' Committee. A patriotic editor. The publication of the Kingstree (S. C.) Star has been suspended. The editor, foreman and printers have all taken up arms in the service of the State.
tockton, Chaplain of the House of Representatives at Washington, has been called home to Philadelphia by the death of a son. A bill has been introduced in the Senate of North Carolina to repeal so much of the Constitution of the State as prohibits Israelites from holding office. The Wilmington (N. C.) Journal says letters from Raleigh represent it as doubtful whether the Legislature will pass any Convention Bill, Things look queer. A son of Wm. M. Robinson was shot by an intemperate man named Barrett, in Petersburg, on Thursday night, but not seriously injured. The anniversary of Franklin's birth--the 17th January --was handsomely celebrated by the printers in the Northern cities. Gen. Harvey has been challenged by a late officer of the army. They are both in Washington. On Monday night the Temperance Hall at Church Hill, Queen Anne's county, Md., was destroyed by fire. Joseph Jefferson, the comedian, commences an engagement in Washington to-night.
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