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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 69 69 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 53 53 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. 15 15 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 12 12 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 9 9 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 9 9 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 4 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Siege and capture of Fort Pulaski. (search)
ved unvaryingly in that direction. Our men soon learned the point of attack of each gun, and were warned by the cry of Cover! when a shot was coming. They took great satisfaction in seeing visitors to the batteries dodge at false alarms, in their pursuit of amusement, not always respecting even high rank. In all, 16 of these 20 guns were silenced by our fire, while not one of our pieces was struck. During the siege our batteries fired 5275 shots, of which 3543 were from the 20 guns and 1732 from the 16 mortars. We were provided with ammunition for a week's firing, of which about one-fifth was expended. Brevet Brig.-General Charles G. Halpine. From a photograph. The photograph was evidently intended to show General Halpine in his literary character of Private miles O'Reilly, whose war poems were among the most popular of that period. At Fort Pulaski, Major Halpine was Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of General David Hunter, commanding the Department of the South,
ing. After 1775, more regularity obtained. Another fact should be noticed in the following accounts,--the bewildering depreciation in the value of money. For fluctuations in the currency, see the tables. Samuel Brooks, Treasurer from 1729 to 1732.Old Tenor.  Amount paid for town-expenses, 3 years£1,44691 Ebenezer Brooks, Treasurer from 1735 to 1743.     Amount paid for town-expenses, 8 years2,26507 Benjamin Parker, Treasurer from 1743 to 1749.     Amount paid for town-expenses, 6 yearen Willis1714. Jonathan Tufts1715. Samuel Wade1717. Thomas Tufts1718. John Bradshaw1719. Jonathan Tufts1721. John Bradshaw1722. Thomas Tufts1723. Ebenezer Brooks1724. John Bradshaw1725. Ebenezer Brooks1726. Stephen Hall1730. Thomas Hall1732. John Hall1733. Stephen Hall1734. John Willis1736. John Hall1737. Benjamin Willis1738. John Hall1739. Benjamin Willis1740. Simon Tufts1742. John Hall1743. Benjamin Willis1744. Samuel Brooks1745. Benjamin Willis1746. Jonathan Watson
f time, on the college catalogue. A fall from his horse brought on bleeding of the lungs; and he died Dec. 31, 1786, aged sixty, leaving a property of £ 2,676. 1s. 3d. On the tombstone of these two physicians we read the following: Both eminent in their profession; just towards man, and devout towards God. It is worthy of record, that one medical pupil of the father, and another medical pupil of the son, became distinguished officers in the revolutionary army. Dr. Cotton Tufts, born 1732, brother of the above, graduated at Harvard College 1749; studied medicine with his brother; settled in Weymouth; became the chosen friend and agent of Hon. John Adams; was elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a vice-president and president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He died in 1815, revered for his Christian piety, beloved for his extensive usefulness, and admired for his common sense. Dr. Aaron Putnam, who married Rebecca Hall, daughter of Aaron Hall,
23000 John Albery0100000000 Jonathan Tufts11011461123 Ensign John Bradshoe100019101310 Thomas Hall010001060411 Mr. Ebenezer Brooks1001511174 Stephen Willis, sen.010011001011 Captain Peter Tufts010021600191 John Hall, jun.0100000000 To judge accurately of taxes paid by our ancestors after 1710, it is needful to know the rate of depreciation in the Province bills, which were taken in payment for taxes. In 1710, one ounce of silver was equal to 8s. of these bills; in 1722, 14s.; in 1732, 19s.; in 1742, 28s.; and in 1752, 60s. In July 20, 1720, the General Court ordered, that taxes might be paid in live-stock and merchandise, instead of money; and, from 1720 to 1750, live-stock in Medford was valued, on an average, as follows: Oxen, four years old, £ 2 each; horses, three years old, £ 2; bulls and cows, three years old, £ 1 10s.; swine, above one year old, 8s. each; sheep and goats, 3s. each. In those towns which had vessels, a decked vessel was valued, for taxation, at
ernor of New Hampshire. He moved to Medford, and d. there Sept. 5, 1726. 9-13Robert Usher was of Dunstable. He m.--------, and had--  13-24John, b. May 31, 1696.  25Robert, b. June, 1700; killed in Lovewell's fight. 4-20John Usher, jun., H. C. 1719, was a minister, and d. Apr. 30, 1775, leaving a son,--  20-26John, b. 1723; d. July, 1804, minister at Bristol. 13-24John Usher, of Dunstable, m.--------, and had--  24-27John, b. May 2, 1728.  28Robert, b. Apr. 9, 1730.  29Rachel, b. 1732.  30Habijah, b. Aug. 8, 1734; m.--------, who d. Oct. 19, 1791. 24-28Robert Usher m.--------, and moved to Medford, where he d. Oct. 13, 1793. He had--  28-31Eleazer, b. 1770. 28-31Eleazer Usher, of Medford, m. Fanny Bucknam, who d. Dec. 23, 1848. He d. Apr. 9, 1852. Children:--  31-32John G., b. Sept. 5, 1800.  33Sarah B., m. John Wade.  34Fanny, m. 1st, W. Griffin; 2d, W. Smith.  35Mary Ann, m. 1st, Fr. Wade; 2d, A. Hulin.  36Lydia C., m. Arley Plummer.  37Nancy A., m. C
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.48 (search)
a long residence in Virginia, and the identity of his interests with those of the Virginians, appear to have greatly changed his views of governmental authority and popular rights. During the year 1724 Governor Spotswood married Ann Butler, daughter of Richard Bryan, Esq., of Westminster. She derived her middle name from James Butler, Duke of Ormond, her relative and godfather. The Governor now resided at Germana. It was here that Colonel William Byrd, of Westover, visited the Governor in 1732. I give the following extract from Colonel Byrd's journal: September 27.--Here I arrived about 3 o'clock, and found only Mrs. Spotswood at home, who received her old acquaintance with many a gracious smile. I was carried into a room elegantly set off with pier glasses, the largest of which came soon after to an odd misfortune. Amongst other favorite animals that cheered this lady's solitude a brace of tame deer ran familiarly about the house, and one of them came to stare at me as a st
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
Gorsuch. David Jones, the first settler on the A view of Baltimore to-day. site of Baltimore, in 1682, gave his name to a small stream that runs through the city. In January, 1730, a town was laid out on the west of this stream, contained in a plot of 60 acres, and was called Baltimore, in honor of Cecil, Lord Baltimore. In the same year William Fell, a ship-carpenter, purchased a tract east of the stream and called it Fell's Point, on the extremity of which Fort McHenry now stands. In 1732 a new town of 10 acres was laid out on the east side of the stream, and called Jonestown. It was united to Baltimore in 1745, dropping its own name. In 1767 Baltimore became the county town. The population in 1890 was 434,439; in 1900, 508,957. When the British army approached the Delaware River (December, 1776), and it was feared that they would cross into Pennsylvania and march on Philadelphia, there was much anxiety among the patriots. The Continental Congress, of the courage and pa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beaumarchais, Pierre Augutstin caron de, 1732- (search)
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augutstin caron de, 1732- Author; born in Paris, Jan. 24, 1732; the son of a watch-maker. In 1761 he purchased a commission as secretary to the King, a sinecure which conferred noble rank on its possessor, and the name of Beaumarchais, which he had assumed, was legally confirmed. Entering into mercantile speculations, he soon acquired a large fortune. He was the author of the famous play, the Barber of Seville. In September 1775, he submitted a memorial to the French monarch, in which he insisted upon the necessity of the French government's secretly aiding the English-American colonies; and as agent of his government he passed some time in England, where he became acquainted with Arthur Lee, which acquaintance led to diplomatic and commercial relations with the Continental Congress. He conducted the business of supplying the Americans with munitions of war with great ability, and afterwards became involved in a lawsuit with them. In 1784 he produced his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bering (now preferred to the form Behring), Vitus, (search)
Bering (now preferred to the form Behring), Vitus, Danish navigator; born at Horsen, in Jutland, in 1680. In his youth he made several voyages to the East and West Indies; entered the Russian navy, and served with distinction against the Swedes; and in 1725 commanded a scientific expedition to the Sea of Kamtchatka. He ascertained that Asia and America were separated by water — a strait which now bears his name. This problem Peter the Great had been very desirous of having solved. Bering was appointed captain commandant in 1732, and in 1741 set out on a second voyage to the same region, when he discovered a part of the North American continent supposed to have been New Norfolk. he and his crew, being disabled by sickness, attempted to return to Kamtchatka, but were wrecked on an island that now bears his name, where Bering died Dec. 8, 1741. His discoveries were the foundation of the claim of Russia to a large region in the far northwest of the American continent. See Alask
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