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g, for a long while, no man spoke a word. Should they tamely surrender privileges which were conceded according to the forms of law, had been possessed for many years, and had led them to expend large sums of money, that had as yet yielded no return? The corporation was inflexible, for it had no interest to yield. It desired only a month's delay, that all its members might take part in the final decision. The privy council peremptorily demanded a decisive answer within three days; and, Oct. 20. at the expiration of that time, the surrender of the charter was strenuously refused. Stith, 294—296. Burk, i. 269—271 The liberties of the company were a trust which might be yielded to superior force, but could not be freely abandoned without dishonor. But the decision of the king was already taken, Oct. 24. and commissioners were appointed to proceed to Virginia, to examine into the state of the plantation, to ascertain what expectations might be conceived, and to discover the m
conferred no franchise or authority on emigrants who were not members of the company; it would give them a present government, but the corporate body and their successors, wherever they were to meet, retained the chartered right of making their own selection of the persons whom they would admit to the freedom of the company. The conditions on which the privilege should be granted would control the political character of Massachusetts. At a very full general court, convened on the twentieth of October for the choice of new officers out of those who were to join the plantation, John Winthrop, of Groton in Suffolk, of whom extraordinary great commendations had been received both for his integrity and sufficiency, as being one altogether well fitted and accomplished for the place of governor, was by erection of hands elected to that office for one year from that day; and with him were joined a deputy and assistants, of whom nearly all proposed to go over. The greatness of the busines
Oglethorpe himself, in Great Britain, raised and disciplined a regiment; and, after an absence of more than a year and a half, he returned to Frederica. There, 1738 Sept. by the industry of his soldiers, the walls of the fortress were completed. Their ivy-mantled ruins are still Chap. XXIV.} standing; and the village, now almost a deserted one, in the season of its greatest prosperity, is said to have 1738. contained a thousand men. At Savannah, he was welcomed by salutes and bon- Oct. 20. fires. But he refused any alteration in the titles of land. The request for the allowance of slaves he rejected sternly, declaring that, if negroes should be introduced into Georgia, he would have no further Tailfer, 36. concern with the colony; and he used his nearly arbitrary power as the civil and military head of the state, the founder and delegated legislator of Georgia, to interdict negro slavery. The trustees applauded this decision, and, notwithstanding repeated applications, p
ain. Clinton to Shirley, 5 August, 1748; Shirley to Clinton, 13 August; Clinton to Bedford, 15 August; same to same, 20 October, and same to same, 30 October. Clinton to Lords of Trade, 20 October, and same to same, 30 October. Clinton to Bedfor20 October, and same to same, 30 October. Clinton to Bedford, 22 November. To the Assembly which met in October, 1748, Clinton, faithful to his engagements, and choosing New York as the opening scene in the final contest that led to independence, declared, that the methods adopted for colonial supplies m it. Clinton to Shirley, 5 August, 1748; Shirley to Clinton, 13 August; Clinton to Bedford, 15 August; same to same, 20 October, and same to same, 30 October. Clinton to Lords of Trade, 20 October, and same to same, 30 October. Clinton to Bedfor20 October, and same to same, 30 October. Clinton to Bedford, 22 November. Warning them of the anger of parliament, Journals of N. Y. Assembly, II. 246. Clinton prorogued the Assembly, and in floods of letters and documents represented to the secretary of state, that its members had set up the people as t
ich occasioned this fruitless expense. Most of the people, receiving from the Spanish treasury indemnity for their losses, migrated to Cuba, taking with them the bones of their saints and the ashes of their distinguished dead; leaving, at St. Augustine, their houses of stone, in that climate imperishable, without occupants, and not so much as a grave tenanted. The western province of Florida extended west and north to the Mississippi, in the latitude of thirty-one degrees. On the twentieth of October the French surrendered the post of Mobile, with its brick fort, Gayarre. which was fast crumbling to ruins. A month later the Nov. slight stockade at Tombecbe, Florida, in America, and the West Indies, CXXXIV. Gayarre, II. 108. in the west of the Choctaw country, was delivered up. In all this England gained nothing for the time but an unhealthy station for her troops, for whom there was long no shelter but low huts of bark. To secure peace at the south, the Secretary of Stat
ion and commerce was reserved. The great features of the treaty were left unchanged; but the cabinet complained of Oswald for yielding everything, and gave him for an assistant Henry Strachey, Townshend's under-secretary of state. On the twentieth of October, both of the secretaries of 20. state being present, Shelburne gave Strachey three points specially in charge: No concession of a right to dry fish on Newfoundland; a recognition of the validity of debts to British subjects contracted by gether of parliament, which had been summoned for the twenty-fifth of November. While the under-secretary of state was sent to re-enforce Oswald, the American commission was recruited by the arrival of John Adams. He had Chap. XXIX.} 1782. Oct. 20. prevailed on the United Provinces to acknowledge the independence of the United States, and to form with them a treaty of commerce. He was greatly elated at his extraordinary success, and he loved to have it acknowledged; but flattery never tu
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 5., Medford Historical Society, Seventh year, 1902-1903. (search)
Medford Historical Society, Seventh year, 1902-1903. October 20.—Time-keeping in a Medford Home two hundred Years Ago. Mr. John Albree, Jr., Swampscott, and Social Meeting. November 17.—Medford in 1847. Mr. Charles Cummings. December 15.—The Middlesex Canal. (Illustrated.) Mr. Moses W. Mann. January 19.—The Environment and Tendencies of Colonial Life. (Illustrated.) Rev. George M. Bodge of Westwood. February 16.—The Baptist Church of Medford. Mrs. Amanda H. Plummer. March 16.—Annual Meeting. April 20.—Rev. John Pierpont: His Life and Work. Rev. Henry C. DeLong. May 18.—The 39th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War. Hon. C. H. Porter of Quincy. Committee on Papers and Addresses. David H. Brown. Walter H. Cushing. Charles H. Morss. John H. Hooper. William Cushing Wait. Miss A
ed to New England. The matter was referred to the next meeting, which was held on August 28 and 29, 1629, at the house of the deputy-governor, Mr. Goffe, the governor not being present. By a general consent it was voted to transfer the government. Meetings were held September 19 and 29; at the latter was discussed the legality of the transfer of the government, etc. The governor was commissioned to purchase the ship Eagle, of which he took one-eighth. Meetings were held October 15, 16, 19, 20, at which Cradock presided as governor. On October 20, 1629, the special business of the General Court meeting was the election of a new governor, deputy, and assistants consequent on the transfer of the government to New England. Mr. John Winthrop was elected governor and Mr. John Humphrey deputy-governor. Committees of five each on the part of the planters and the adventurers at home were appointed to arrange matters and settle differences. The adventurers' committee were Matthew Crad
nd met friend with happy reminiscences. Our own members or townsmen have served the Society by giving papers, and only twice have people outside of Medford been called upon for this purpose, and one of these is a member of this Society. This is proof enough that there are a faithful few in Medford, loyal to their home town, and ready always to give of their time, strength and talents for the preservation of our local history, and for the entertainment of their auditors or readers. October 20 we were indebted to Rosewell B. Lawrence for the charming account of his summer in Great Britain. He had many varied and pleasant experiences, of which he spoke informally in detail, and so shared with eager listeners his privilege of travelling. All enjoyed the accounts of visits to land of Dickens and trips to quaint London inns, and the recital of a canoe trip on the Thames. November 17 John Albree of Swampscott, our outof-town member and the enthusiastic secretary of the New Engla
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23., The Society's work, 1919-20. (search)
The Society's work, 1919-20. The opening meeting, October 20, was a Get-Together Social, enjoyed by all present. November 17, John Albree, Esq., of Swampscott (a member) gave an illustrated talk, An Old Quaker's Diary. A graphic recital of War Experiences, by Rev. Henry Francis Smith of West Medford on December 15. The largest attendance was on March 15. Mr. Malcom Davis, Superintendent, gave an address on the Boy Scouts and seventeen Scouts gave examples of their work and training, after which refreshments were served. May 17, Librarian George S. Evans of Somerville told of the settling of Woburn in The Seven against the Wilderness, presenting a copy to our library. October 20, February 16 and April 19 the meetings were conducted by our members in informal manner and Questionnaire, What do you know about salt hay proving of interest. The annual meeting, January 19, came in the wake of a blizzard and deep snow. Favorable reports of officers were received—our home free o
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