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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 5. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Tales and Sketches (search)
the arch conjurer, Art; and, like a shorn and blinded giant, was grinding in the prison-house of his taskmaster. One would like to know how this spot must have seemed to the twenty goodlie persons from Concord and Woburn who first visited it in 1652, as, worn with fatigue, and wet from the passage of the sluggish Concord, where ford there was none, they wound their slow way through the forest, following the growing murmur of the falls, until at length the broad, swift river stretched before te rough soil of New England. They lived a truer poetry than Homer or Virgil wrote. The Patuckets, once a powerful native tribe, had their principal settlements around the falls at the time of the visit of the white men of Concord and Woburn in 1652. Gookin, the Indian historian, states that this tribe was almost wholly destroyed by the great pestilence of 1612. In 1674 they had but two hundred and fifty males in the whole tribe. Their chief sachem lived opposite the falls; and it was in
ll—see Paige, 20—in Cambridge. Col. George Cooke, its owner, was slain in Ireland in the wars in 1652. His mill is now Fowle's, near Arlington Centre, long known as Cutter's Mill. Gov. John Winth in the service of the Commonwealth—being reported to be slain in the wars in Ireland in the year 1652. Samuel Shepard, chosen ensign in 1637, when Cooke was chosen captain, returned to England with Mitchell's Church Record, 1658, as then living in Ireland, where he probably died about 1673. In 1652 the inventory of the estate of Colonel George Cooke was accepted, and Mr. Henry Dunster and Mr. Jooke, colonel, for the education of his daughter. Colonel Cooke's inventory, dated 8 mo. 4 da. 1652—of all the estate found in New England, of Colonel George Cooke, late in Ireland, deceased—names r Charlestown line, which formed the eastern (or northern) boundary of Cooke's twenty acres, 1642-1652. See Wyman's Chs. 312. George and Alice Cooke had in Cambridge, Elizabeth, b. 27 Mar. 1640
eligion the tribune of the people and the guardian of the oppressed, had written, that Nature having made no slaves, all men have an equal right to liberty. See his letter to Lupus, king of Valencia, in Historiae Anglicanae Scriptores; Londini, 1652, i. 580. Cum autem omnes liberos natura creasset, nullus conditione nature fuit subditus servituti. But the slave-trade had never relented among the Mahometans: the captive Christian had no alternative but apostasy or servitude, and the captive lanters, that they should deal mildly and gently with their negroes; and that, after certain years of servitude, they should make them free. The idea of George Fox had been anticipated by the fellow-citizens of Gorton and Roger Williams. Nearly 1652. May 18. twenty years had then elapsed, since the representatives of Providence and Warwick, perceiving the disposition of people in the colony to buy negroes, and hold them as slaves forever, had enacted that no black mankind should, by covenant,
ommonwealth, she might be the mistress of her own destiny. What opposition could be made to the parliament, which, in the moment of its power, voluntarily pro- 1652 Mar. posed a virtual independence? No sooner had the Guinea frigate anchored in the waters of the Chesapeake, than all thoughts of resistance were laid aside, ple of England; should intrust their business, as formerly, to their own grand assembly; should remain unquestioned for their past loyalty; and should Chap. VI.} 1652. have as free trade as the people of England. No taxes, no customs, might be levied, except by their own representatives; no forts erected, no garrisons maintaineand so evident were the designs of all parties to promote an amicable settlement of the government, that Richard Bennett, himself a commissioner of the Chap VI.} 1652. April 30. parliament, and, moreover, a merchant and a Roundhead, was, on the recommendation of the other commissioners, unanimously chosen governor. Hening, i.
ept. structed to reduce all the plantations within the Bay of the Chesapeake; Thurloe, i. 198. Hazard, i. 557. Hammond, 20, 21. and it must be allowed, that Clayborne might find in the ambiguous phrase, intend- 1652 ed perhaps, to include only the settlements of Virginia, a sufficient warrant to stretch his authority to Maryland. The commissioners accordingly entered the province; and, after much altercation with Stone, depriving him of his commission from Lord Baltimore, Chap. VII.} 1652. June. and changing the officers of the province, they at last established a compromise. Stone, with three of his council, was permitted to retain the executive power till further instructions should arrive from England. Strong, 2 and 3. Langford, 7 and 8. Bacon's Preface. McMahon, 204, 205. Chalmers, 122. The dissolution of the Long Parliament threatened 1653. April. a change in the political condition of Maryland; for, it was argued, the only authority, under which Bennett and
; and, with Nov. John Clarke, his colleague in the mission, was again successful. The dangerous commission was vacated, 1652 Oct. 2. and the charter and union of what now forms the state of Rhode Island confirmed. The general assembly, in its gra for the purpose of self-government. Massachusetts readily offered its protection. The great charter of the Bay company 1652 May 30. was unrolled before the general court in Boston, and, upon perusal of the instrument, it was voted, that this juri promptly despatched to the eastward to settle the government. The firm remonstrances of Edward Godfrey, then Chap. X.} 1652-3 governor of the province, a loyal friend to the English monarchy and the English church, were disregarded; and one town to be aimed at those who should assert the absolute supremacy of the English parliament. The establishment of a mint, in 1652, was a further exercise of sovereignty. Whilst the public mind was agitated with discussions on liberty of conscience a
Chapter 14: The colonies on the Chesapeake Bay. FOR more than eight years, the people of Vir- Chap. XIV.} 1652 to 1660 ginia had governed themselves; and their government had been conducted with wise moderation. Tranquillity and a rapid increase of population promosed the extension of its borders; and colonial life was sweetened by the enjoyment of equal franchises. No trace of established privilege appeared in its code or its government; in its forms and in its legislation, Virginia was a representative democracy; so jealous of a landed aristocracy, that it insisted on universality of suffrage; so hostile to the influence of commercial wealth, that it would not tolerate the mercenary ministers of the law; so considerate for religious freedom, that each parish was left to take care of itself. Every officer was, directly or indirectly, chosen by the people. The power of the people naturally grew out of the character of the early settlers, who were, most of them, adventure
the prudence of Massachusetts restrain the colonies; in England, Roger Williams Williams, in Knowles, 263.delayed an armament against New Netherland. It is true, that the West India Company, dreading an attack from New England, had instructed 1652 Aug. 15. their governor to engage the Indians in his cause. Albany Records, IV. 84. But compare Albany Records, IV. 120; VII. 147—150: Trumbull, i. 202: Second Amboyna Tragedy, Hazard, II. 257: Documents, in Hazard, II. 204—272: Verplanck, in toms; and when redress was refused, tyranny was followed by its usual consequence—clandestine associations against oppression. Ibid. IV. 25, 29, 30, 33, 68. The excess of complaint obtained for New Amsterdam a court of justice like that of the 1652 April 4. metropolis; but the municipal liberties included no political franchise; the sheriff Ibid. XIII. 96—99; VIII. 139—142. was appointed by the governor; the two burgomasters and five schepens made a double nomination of their own succe
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., Some old Medford houses and estates. (search)
on the north side of Mistick River. It was at this time that the line shown upon the map was definitely settled. About one hundred years later some question arose between Medford and Charlestown as to a portion of the boundary line near Mystic pond, and it was settled by making a new line which is also shown upon the map. In 1687, a committee of Medford and Charlestown settled the boundary line between the two towns on the easterly side of Medford. Mr. Cradock's heirs sold the estate in 1652 to Mr. Edward Collins of Cambridge. Mr. Collins, by deed dated August 20, 1656, sold to Mr. Richard Russell of Charlestown about 1,600 acres of land, with the mansion house and other buildings. This sale comprised all the land of the Cradock Plantation east of the following described line; viz., On the west, with a White Oak tree marked R. C., standing on the west side of a brook that runs into that part of the marshland which lyeth on the west of the said Mansion house, and from said marke
f liquors, and there is every reason to believe that he occupied this house. In the year 1742 the estate was sold to Mr. Samuel Reaves. Mr. Reaves was never licensed as an innholder or retailer, and there is no positive evidence that the house was used as a tavern during his ownership. Mr. John Bradshaw, in the first part of the year 1750, kept the Admiral Vernon Tavern in Charlestown. He removed to Medford and was licensed as an innholder the latter part of that year, and in the years 1751-52-53. He died in the year 1753, and his widow, Mercy Bradshaw, was licensed for the remainder of the year, and the record reads that she occupied the house formerly of Mr. William Willis. Mr. Reaves sold in the year 1784 to Mr. Abijah Usher of Roxbury. In 1792 Mr. Robert Usher was licensed as an innholder and kept this tavern. He was succeeded by Messrs. Abijah Usher, Eleazer Usher, Wyman Weston, Ebenezer Putnam and others. The estate passed from the ownership of Mr. Usher, and through man
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