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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
ts, which he had been thirty years collecting, and which could not be replaced. The better part of the community expressed their abhorrence of the acts, yet the rioters went unpunished, an indication that they had powerful sympathizers. Indemnification for losses by the officers of the crown was demanded by the British government and agreed to by Massachusetts. Hutchinson received $12,000; Oliver, $645; Story, $255; Hallowell, $1,446. The commissioners of customs arrived in Boston in May, 1768, and began their duties with diligence. The sloop Liberty, belonging to John Hancock, arrived in Boston Harbor June 10, with a cargo of wine from Madeira. It had been determined by leading merchants and citizens to resist these custom-house officers as illegal tax-gatherers, and when the tide-waiter, as usual, went on board the Liberty, on her arrival, just at sunset, to await the landing of dutiable goods on the dock, he was politely received and invited into the cabin to drink punch.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Rhode Island, (search)
Easton May, 1690 Caleb CarrMay, 1695 Walter Clarke Jan. 1696 Samuel Cranston May, 1698 Joseph JenckesMay 1727 William WantonMay 1732 John WantonMay 1734 Richard Ward July 15, 1740 William Greene May, 1743 Gideon WantonMay 1745 William GreeneMay 1746 Gideon WantonMay 1747 William GreeneMay 1748 Stephen HopkinsMay 1755 William GreeneMay 1757 Stephen Hopkins March 14, 1758 Samuel Ward May, 1762 Stephen HopkinsMay 1763 Samuel WardMay 1765 Stephen HopkinsMay 1767 Josias LyndonMay 1768 Joseph WantonMay 1769 Nicholas Cooke Nov., 1775 William GreeneMay, 1778 John Collins May 1786 Arthur FennerMay 1790 James FennerMay 1807 William JonesMay 1811 Nehemiah R. KnightMay 1817 William C. GibbsMay 1821 James FennerMay 1824 Lemuel H. ArnoldMay 1831 John Brown FrancisMay 1833 William SpragueMay 1838 Samuel Ward KingMay 1840 Governors under the State Constitution. James Fenner 1843 Charles Jackson 1845 Byron Diman. 1846 Elisha Harris 1847 Henry B. Anthony 1849
o the royal interests. Deeming it important that the public should know what was under discussion in the Assembly, and in general what took place there, the representatives were instructed to endeavor to have a gallery constructed in the room where they were in the habit of meeting, to which the public should be admitted. In 1767, the Townshend duties were laid by Parliament. The Massachusetts representatives sought cooperation both in England and in this country for their repeal. In May, 1768, the governor required the House of Representatives to repeal the resolution by which they had appealed to the other colonies for aid in this behalf, and when this was refused, he dissolved the General Court. Rumors followed this act that more soldiers were to be stationed at Boston. A town meeting was thereupon held in that place September 12, 1768, at which the inhabitants voted to request the governor to convene the General Court, and a committee was appointed to ascertain from him w
Associations were formed to encourage home manufactures, and to refrain from the use of foreign articles subject to taxation. At their next winter session, the House of Representatives prepared letters to several noblemen in England, praying them to obtain a repeal of the new tax act, and an address to the king; copies of which they sent to the Assemblies of the other colonies, asking their cooperation. These proceedings gave great offence in England. When the next General Court met, in May, 1768, the Governor sent a message to the House, which engaged the whole of their attention. In pursuance of instructions which he had received, he required them, in His Majesty's name, to rescind the resolution of the last House of Representatives, in consequence of which a circular letter had been sent to the several assemblies upon the continent. Ibid., III. 195. A few days afterwards the demand was renewed, with a threat of dissolution as the penalty of refusal. After due consideration,
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Charlestown schools without the Peninsula Revolutionary period. (search)
and a cousin of the governor's father. May 14, 1765, Walter Russell and Isaac Mallet were elected to the board, the former for the Alewife Brook school, the latter for the one at Gardner Row. Mr. Mallet served three years, and was succeeded, May, 1768, by John Lamson, who continued in office for five years. In 1773 Mr. Fosdick was serving in his place, but that year it was decided to do away with a local committee, and it was voted that the selectmen manage the school without the Neck, and pamuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (same amounts). May, 1760, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d. May, 1765, ‘66, ‘67, Isaac Mallet, Samuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 180; £ 34 10s. May, 1768, ‘69, ‘70, Samuel Kent, John Lamson, Walter Russell (same amounts). May, 1771, and May, 1772, Peter Tufts, Jr., John Lamson, Lieutenant Samuel Cutter (same amounts). May, 1773, ‘74, ‘75. The selectmen, a committee for th
eet and Long lane (afterward Federal street). Between Federal street and Summer street, were gardens and orchards, even as late as the last century. At the foot of what is now Milk street was Oliver's dock. It was in this vicinity, in 1765, that Lemuel Cox and his brother Jesse, bought a house and land of William Lowder. The lot was situated on the south side of Batterymarch street with a frontage of about eighty-four feet, and a depth of about one hundred and forty-five feet. In May, 1768, he bought thirty acres of land in Malden of his brother Unite, which he disposed of in December, to John Wait, Jr. In the Spring of 1767 (30 May), we find him returning from South Carolina, on the schooner Three Brothers, as Mr. Lemuel Cox, wheelwright. After the Boston Port Bill, the patriotic element, as we would call them now, though the government then styled them as turbulent and disloyal, met in gatherings in August each year, and dined at the Liberty Tree in Dorchester. Amon