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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK X., CHAPTER IV. (search)
orycus on the other hand is placed by Strabo below, § 5, in these parts, although the reading is suspicious, and in b. viii. c. v. § 1, and in b. xvii. c. iii. § 22; but the reading again in this last reference is doubtful. Cape Cimarus is now C. Buso or Grabusa. The eastern promontory is Samonium,In b. ii. c. iv. § 3, it is written Salmonium, (c. Salamoni,) in which passage Kramer has retained the spelling of the name, on the ground that this form is to be found in Apollonius, Arg. 4, 1693, and Dionys. Perieg. 110. Salmone in the Acts, xxvii. 7. which does not stretch much further towards the east than Sunium.C. Colonna. Sosicrates, who, according to Apollodorus, had an exact knowledge of this island, determines its length (not?)Not in the text of Kramer. Casaubon's conjecture. to exceed 2300 stadia, and its breadth (about 300),The words of the text are, pla/tei de\ u(po\ to\ me/geqos, which Meineke translates, Its width is not in proportion to its length. Kramer says th
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 11: army organization.—Artillery.—Its history and organization, with a brief Notice of the different kinds of Ordnance, the Manufacture of Projectiles, &c. (search)
and mines. They are thrown by hand. The personnel of the French artillery was for a long time retained, together with the engineers, under the general direction of the Grand Master of cross-bows. In 1420 the master-general of artillery was made independent of the grand-master of cross-bows; but previous to the reign of Louis XIV., the artillery troops had no organization as a separate corps. In 1668 six companies of canoniers were created, and soon after two companies of bombardiers. In 1693 the first regiment of fusiliers was changed into a royal regiment of artillery, and both the canoniers and bombardiers were eventually incorporated with it. The staff of artillery, towards the close of this reign, was composed of one grand-master, sixty lieutenants, sixty commissaries, and eighty) oficiers-pointeurs. In 1721 the artillery was divided into five battal-ions and stationed at Metz, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Perpignan, and La Fere, where they established schools of theory and practice
es. 1684, June 8.Bought of Christopher Goodwin16 acres. 1684, Dec. 13.Bought of Isaac Johnson1 cow-common. 1685, June 20.Bought of Wm. Dady3 cow-commons. 1687, April 21.Bought of Wm. Dady3 acres. 1691, Oct. 5.Bought of Wm. Dady4 cow-commons. 1693, Aug. 20.Bought of J. Frost10 1/2 acres. 1694, May 17.Bought of J. Lynde8 3/4 acres. 1694, May 18.Bought of T. Crosswell3 acres. 1694, May 31.Bought of J. Phipps10 1/2 acres. 1694, Aug. 23.Bought of W. Dady2 acres. 1695, April 23.Bought of J.ttee, and treat with them about Mistick Bridge. The same records, of May, 1691, say: The selectmen met with Malden men and Reading men to consult about defending ourselves at the County Court; being warned to appear there about Mistick Bridge. 1693: Woburn grew very emphatic, and said: Woburn was not concerned in the presentment of Mistick Bridge; neither would they do any thing in order to the repairing thereof, except by law they were forced thereto. In 1694, Woburn was again cited by ord
ects have, in their turn, become causes; and the glorious results are extensive wealth, great moral influence, elevated Christian character, and solid happiness. Surely the lines have fallen to us in pleasant places, and God hath given to us a goodly heritage. Chairmen of the board of Selectmen. Jonathan Wade1676. Nathaniel Wade1678. John Hall1679. Nathaniel Wade1681. Jonathan Wade1683. Thomas Willis1684. Nathaniel Wade1685. John Hall1689. Nathaniel Wade1690. John Hall1693. Nathaniel Wade1694. Jonathan Tufts1695. Nathaniel Wade1696. Peter Tufts1698. Nathaniel Wade1699. Peter Tufts1700. Nathaniel Wade1703. Peter Tufts1705. Nathaniel Wade1706. Stephen Francis1707. Stephen Willis1708. John Francis1709. Ebenezer Brooks1710. John Bradshaw1711. John Whitmore1712. Thomas Willis1713. Stephen Willis1714. Jonathan Tufts1715. Samuel Wade1717. Thomas Tufts1718. John Bradshaw1719. Jonathan Tufts1721. John Bradshaw1722. Thomas Tufts1723. Ebenezer Bro
l be boarded at Mr. John Bradshaw's for the year ensuing, if he shall continue his ministry so long among us. The usual price of board was five shillings per week. In November, 1693, Mr. Hancock's ministrations ceased, and the town voted to apply to the government of Harvard College to supply them with a minister for the winter. The town enjoyed, for a considerable time, the ministerial services of Mr. Benjamin Colman (H. C. 1692). May 13, 1695, the town gave Mr. Simon Bradstreet (H. C. 1693) an invitation to become their permanent pastor; and the record is as follows:-- Voted that Mr. Simon Bradstreet, for his — encouragement to settle amongst us in the work of the gospel ministry, shall have £ 40 in money, for annuity, with his housing and firewood. This call was not accepted. There were, at this time, only thirty-three male inhabitants who paid taxes on estates. Fifteen shillings was the common price paid, per sabbath, to occasional preachers. March 5, 1694: Voted
5, aged 68. His children were--  3-9Nathaniel, b. July 13, 1673.  a. Simon,b. Apr. 9, 1676; d. young. Susanna,  b.  10Mercy, b. Sept. 19, 1678; m. John Bradstreet, Oct. 9, 1698.  11Jonathan, b. Mar. 5, 1681.  12Samuel, b. Dec. 31, 1683.  13Anne, b. Oct. 7, 1685.  14Dorothy, b. Mar. 12, 1687; m. Jona. Willis, Oct. 17, 1706. 1-4Thomas Wade, of Ipswich, m. Elizabeth Cogswell, 1670; and d. Oct. 4, 1696, leaving--  4-15Jonathan.  16Thomas.  16 1/2John, minister at Berwick; H. C. 1693.  17Nathaniel.  18William, killed at sea, Apr. 3, 1697. 3-11Jonathan Wade m. Mary----, and had--  11-19Mercy, b. Apr, 8, 1704.  20Nathan, b. Feb. 22, 1706. 3-12Samuel Wade m. Lydia Newhall, Oct. 17, 1706. He d. Dec. 9, 1738, leaving--  12-21Lydia, b. Sept. 10, 1707.  22Sarah, b. Jan. 18, 1709.  23Dorothy, b. Feb. 22, 1711.  24Rebecca, b. Jan. 28, 1713; m. Z. Poole, of Read., Sept, 18, 1730.  25Samuel, b. Apr. 21, 1715.  26Nathaniel, b. Feb. 20, 1720.  27Simon, b.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bradford, William, 1588-1657 (search)
e cultivated friendly relations with the Indians; and he was annually rechosen governor as long as he lived, excepting in five years. He wrote a history of Plymouth colony from 1620 to 1647, which was published by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1856. He died in Plymouth, Mass., May 9, 1657. printer; born in Leicester, England, in 1658. A Friend, or Quaker, he came to America with Penn's early colonists in 1682. and landed near the spot where Philadelphia was afterwards built. He had learned the printer's trade in London, and, in 1686, he printed an almanac in Philadelphia. Mixed up in a political and social dispute in Pennsylvania, and suffering thereby, he removed to New York in 1693, and in that year printed the laws of that colony. He began the first newspaper in New York. Oct. 16, 1725--the New York gazette. He was printer to the government of New York more than fifty years, and for thirty years the only one in the province. He died in New York, May 23, 1752.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dudley, Joseph, 1647- (search)
strate. From 1677 to 1681 he was one of the commissioners for the united colonies of New England. He was in the battle with the Narragansets in 1675, and was one of the commissioners who dictated the terms of a treaty with that tribe. In September, 1685, King James commissioned him president of New England, and in 1687 he was made chief-justice of the Supreme Court. Dudley was sent to England with Andros in 1689, and the next year was made chief-justice of New York. He went to England in 1693, and was deputy governor of the Isle of Wight. He entered Parliament in 1701, and from 1702 to 1715 he was captain-general and governor of Massachusetts. Then he retired to his quiet home at Roxbury, where he died, April 2, 1720. The disputes between the royal governors and the people, which continued about seventy years, were begun in Massachusetts with Dudley. In his first speech he demanded a fit and convenient house for the governor, and a settled and stated salary for him. The Hous
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fletcher, Benjamin (search)
his avarice, his evident prostitution of his office to personal gain, disgusted all parties. He continually quarrelled with the popular Assembly, and his whole administration was unsatisfactory. The Quaker-governed Assembly of Pennsylvania thwarted his schemes for obtaining money for making war on the French; and he was fortunately led by Col. Peter Schuyler in all his military undertakings. The Assembly of Connecticut denied his right to control their militia; and late in the autumn of 1693 he went to Hartford with Colonel Bayard and others from New York, and in the presence of the train-bands of that city, commanded by Captain Wadsworth, he directed (so says tradition) his commission to be read. Bayard began to read, when Wadsworth ordered the drums to be beaten. Silence! said Fletcher, angrily. When the reading was again begun, Drum! Drum! cried Wadsworth. Silence! again shouted Fletcher, and threatened the captain with punishment. Wadsworth stepped in front of the go
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frost, Charles 1632- (search)
Frost, Charles 1632- Pioneer; born in Tiverton, England, in 1632; came with his father to America, who settled on the Piscataqua River in 1636. Frost was a member of the general court from 1658 to 1659, and a councillor from 1693 to 1697: He was accused by the Indians of having seized some of their race for the purpose of enslavement and was killed in 1697.
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