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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An effort to rescue Jefferson Davis. (search)
received. Wish to see you as soon as convenient. Will then confer. (Signed,) Jeff'n Davis. I think the word not in the above was used instead of just, for the telegram was obviously an answer to some communication from myself. On the 26th April, President Davis telegraphed to me from Charlotte, N. C., as follows: To General Wade Hampton, Greensborough If you think it better, you can, with the approval of General Johnston, select men as proposed for a later period, the small bodry horses as might be necessary to mount such of the infantry as decided to go with us. Having the authority of the President to carry out the plans which had been agreed on, I returned to Hillsborough, arriving there at 11 o'clock P. M. on the 26th April, and I found that the army had surrendered. This defeated all the arrangements which had been made, for I recognized, of course, that my command had been embraced in the convention entered into between Generals Johnston and Sherman. Informing
Sherman's arrangements with Johnston were disapproved by the President, and they were ordered to disregard it, and push the enemy in every direction. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War. General Halleck to Secretary Stanton. Richmond, Virginia, April 26, 9.30 P. M. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War: Generals Meade, Sheridan, and Wright are acting under orders to pay no regard to any truce or orders of General Sherman respecting hostilities, on the ground that Sherman's agreement could binust resent a public insult. On arriving at Old Point, I met a dispatch from General Halleck, inviting me to his house in Richmond. I declined most positively, and assigned as a reason the insult to me in his telegram to Secretary Stanton of April 26th. I came here via Petersburg, and have gone under canvas. Halleck had arranged to review my army in passing through Richmond. I forbade it. Yesterday I received a letter, of which a copy is enclosed. I answered that I could not reconcile its
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Charlestown schools in the Eighteenth century. (search)
as relating to schools in the outer sections of the town. If, however, the people of the outlying districts accepted these terms and established schools of their own, there is nothing on the books, for a number of years, to show it. It may interest some to read that the selectmen for this year (1728) included Joseph Frost and Joseph Kent,—surnames that are familiar on early Somerville records. Not until 1736 do we find anything bearing on this subject. In a warrant for a town meeting, April 26 of that year, is the following item: To see whether the Town will vote to have a school or schools kept in the Town (above the Neck) for teaching and instructing youth in reading, writing, and cyphering. At the meeting held May 6, it was voted to raise £ 25 for said school, which sum was to be put into the hands of a committee which are inhabitants without the Neck, to provide a schoolmaster to instruct their children. This committee was empowered to regulate said school as they shall thi
ained this year as Mr. Andrews' assistant. He resigned June, 1814, and was succeeded by Robert Gordon. February 25 the trustees visited District No. 5, which contains twenty-eight scholars, under the care of Nathaniel Green, and also that under Jacob Pierce, No. 4, which has fifty-eight scholars. April 12 they visited the school in Milk Row, No. 3, containing sixty-nine scholars, under Moses Hall. April 19 they visited the school at the Neck, with ninety pupils, under Mr. Bennett, and April 26 and 29 the two schools at No. 1, under Messrs. Andrews, Jaquith, and Dodge. They were perfectly satisfied with the good order and improvement of all. The schools without the Neck are kept only part of the year, and are not confined to any age. The amount spent on the schools for small children (women's schools) was $872.48. Dr. Bartlett, in his address of 1813, says: A public support of schools kept by women for primary instruction and free to every inhabitant, under the direction of the
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908, Company E, 39th Massachusetts Infantry, in the Civil War.—(Ii.) (search)
ates went around our rear twice and felt of our army, hut never molested us. Two incidents of that winter stand out in memory. The first occurred January 5, when seven Rebel soldiers, in wretched plight, found their way into our camp and surrendered. It is needless to say they were received hospitably and were allowed to fill up from Uncle Sam's rations. The other event, in marked contrast with this one, was a visit of inspection from General U. S. Grant February 8. Camp was broken up April 26, when we marched about a mile and set up our shelter tents. Here we remained until May 3. We were now having fine weather. At 12 o'clock that night we were ordered to pack up, and at 3 a. m., May 4, marched back to Stevensburg, where we joined our corps, the Fifth. (The First Corps had been consolidated with the Fifth some time before this.) At noon of that day we crossed the Rapidan, and halted about five miles south of the river, after a hard march of twenty miles. We bivouacked at a
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Anti-Slavery Poems (search)
u and save you—Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world. To Him I commend you. And through Him may you have that opening of the Day-Spring of mercy from on high, which shall bless you here, and crown you as a saint in an everlasting world, forever and ever. The sentence of the law is that you be taken hence to the place from whence you camelast; thence to the jail of Fairfield District; and that there you be closely and securely confined until Friday, the 26th day of April next; on which day, between the hours of ten in the forenoon and two in the afternoon, you will be taken to the place of public execution, and there be hanged by the neck till your body be dead. And may God have mercy on your soul! No event in the history of the anti-slavery struggle so stirred the two hemispheres as did this dreadful sentence. A cry of horror was heard from Europe. In the British House of Lords Brougham and Denman spoke of it with mingled pathos and indignation
ounded, a French firelock. marked D. No. 6, with a marking iron, on the breech. Said Putnam carried it to a cross-road near a mill. Whoever has said gun in possession, is desired to return it to Colonel Mansfield of Lynn, or to the selectmen of Danvers, and they shall be rewarded for their trouble. From a list of funerals in Medford, is the following: 1775, April 21, Mr. Henry Putnam—slain at Menotomy by the enemy, in the retreat from Concord on the 19th inst. He was about 70 years. April 26, William Polly, a young man, of a wound in Concord Battle. Mr. Henry Putnam, according to the Medford records, met his death, April 19, and William Polly died April 25, 1775. These persons having connection here, are named in the Genealogies. It is said that William Polly was shot by the British flank-guard while he was riding on horseback at a distance from the main road in Menotomy. A hand-bill published soon after the battle, with forty coffins and the names of the Americans slain
, likewise of Medford, were private soldiers of the same company in 1758. 3. Benjamin, s. of Nathaniel (1), m. (being then of Charlestown this Pct. ) Lydia Convers of Medford, 7 Apr. 1757. Had here a son, b. 27 July, 1757, d. soon; James, b. 26 Apr., bap. 2 May, 1762; William, b. 21 July, bap. 12 Aug. 1764; Converse, bap. 27 July, 1766. Converse Francis was father of Converse, D. D., b. 9 Nov. 1795, Menotomy, H. U. 1815, minister at Watertown and professor Harv. Univ., d. 7 Apr. 1863; albrick, of Boston, m. 7 Nov. 1835. Phillips, John, of Camb., m. Lydia Kemp, of Westford, 18 May, 1764. John, o. c. Pct. ch. 9 July, 1769. Had John, b. 25 June, bap. 9 July, 1769; Aaron, b. 14, bap. 16 June, 1771. 2. Thomas, had Mary, b. 26 Apr., bap. 3 May, 1772, d.—Sept. 1772, a. 5 mos.; and a dau., d. 22 Oct. 1772, a. 3 yrs. Lydia, of Camb., m. James Winship, of Lexington, 15 Apr. 1762. Miss Betsey, d. 18 Aug. 1802, a. 20. Mason, m. Lydia Whittemore, 29 Jan. 1826. Pierce. See Pe
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—secession. (search)
20—the volunteers raised by the State of Illinois occupied a position in the West highly important for future army operations—that of Cairo, a town situated on a marshy peninsula at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In the mean while, the Federal authorities determined to frustrate the intrigues of the insurgents' accomplices in the North by seizing all the telegraph wires, which the latter had used with impunity until then for their criminal purposes. Finally, on the 26th of April, Fort Pickens was placed out of all danger by the arrival of the Powhatan, which, as we have stated, had been detached from the expedition fitted out by Fox for revictualling Major Anderson, and which was at least able successfully to accomplish the new task assigned to her. Thus the week following the attack and capture of Fort Sumter witnessed the cessation of all hesitancy on both sides. Blood was flowing; the struggle was extending farther and farther, and the march of events was
and property Jan 7. might be secured, he granted a charter of incorporation for the settlement, and established a municipal government for the city of Raleigh. John White was appointed its governor; and to him, with eleven assistants, the administration of the colony was intrusted. A fleet of transport ships was prepared at the expense of the proprietary; Queen Elizabeth, the godmother of Virginia, declined contributing to its education. The company, as it embarked, was cheered by the April 26. presence of women; and an ample provision of the implements of husbandry gave a pledge for successful industry. In July, they arrived on the coast of North Carolina; they were saved from the dangers of Cape Chap. III.} 1587. Fear; and, passing Cape Hatteras, they hastened to the Isle of Roanoke, to search for the handful of men whom Grenville had left there as a garrison. They found the tenements deserted and overgrown with weeds; human bones lay scattered on the field; wild deer were
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