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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 210 210 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 122 122 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 41 41 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) 17 17 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. 14 14 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 13 13 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 8 8 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 6 6 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 6 Browse Search
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Francis Glass, Washingtonii Vita (ed. J.N. Reynolds), CAPUT DUODECIMUM. (search)
detrectant. — Ad officium attamen perbrevi redeunt. — Cibariorum omnis generis caritas. — Propugnaculum, West-Point nuncupatum, adoriri parat Clintonius. — Ab hoc autem proposito decedens, ad Rempublicam Connecticutensem iter intendere constituit, illamque regionem vastat. NUNC res anno millesimo septingentesimo septuagesimo no no gestas tempus explicandi. HicHic, &c., “ this, and the following year, passed, without any thing worthy of mention being achieved; ” the years alluded to here, are 1779, and 1780. et insequens annus, nullâ re memorabili gestâ, transiit. Civitates, Gallorum Gallorum, &c., “ encouraged by the alliance of the French. ” societate animatæ, hostes, successu desperato, certamen tam iniquum detrectaturos ratæ, Ratœ, &c., “ supposing the enemy, despairing of success, would decline so unequal a contest. ” segniùs remissiùsque agere cæperunt: has spes inanes esse Washingtonius enixè demonstravit; literis, enim, quas ad Congressum misit, pacem long
s, with their most populous village at Rock Island. Other tribes of Algonquin or Dakota descent-Chippewas, Ottawas, Pottawattamies, Kickapoos, Menomonees, and Winnebagoes, Winnebago is a term of reproach, signifying Dirty-water-people; they call themselves Hochongalas, or Trout tribe. pressed upon the eastern and northern limits of the hunting-grounds of the Sacs and Foxes; while the Sioux, a powerful nation of fierce and skillful horsemen, flanked them on the west and northwest. In 1779 the Sacs and Foxes, with their allies, attacked St. Louis, then a village of less than five hundred people; and, encouraged by the treachery of the commandant of the Spanish garrison, would have destroyed it, but for the gallant defense of the French inhabitants and its timely relief by George Rogers Clark with an American force. After this, the Sacs and Foxes were engaged in wars with the Osages and other tribes, but especially with the Sioux, against whom they waged a deadly feud. Neve
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
es of western Pennsylvania, says at its conclusion: In leaving the Army I have less regret, as I know I commit it to an able and faithful direction, and that this direction will be ably and faithfully seconded by all. While Governor of Virginia, a section lying under the Cumberland Mountains, projecting between Kentucky and Tennessee, was formed into a separate county and named after him. It has since been divided into two, the eastern portion being called after General Winfield Scott. In 1779 General Lee was elected to Congress, and on the death of General Washington was appointed to deliver an address in commemoration of the services of that great man, in which occurs the famous sentence so often quoted: First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens. [In this popular quotation the word countrymen is almost always substituted for the original words used by its author, Henry Lee.]--editor. In 1798-99, as a representative of the County of Westmorela
wn of St. Louis. The day had been observed always as a holiday, and the citizens were expected to be out looking for wild strawberries; but, fortunately, warned by the rumors of a contemplated attack, only a few had gone to inspect their crops. Some hostile Indians had been seen lying in ambush, which alarmed the inhabitants, and they insisted on the Governor calling upon the authorities at St. Genevieve for assistance. He at last yielded unwillingly to their demands, and had, on May I, 1779, returned with sixty men, who were in the town when the attack was made. It was sudden and violent, and about twenty citizens were killed in the field before they could regain the fort. Sylvio Francisco de Cartabana, the Spanish Governor, had gone to St. Genevieve and brought the militia from that post to aid in the defence of the town. When the attack commenced neither Cartabana nor his promised force were forthcoming, but lay hidden in a garret until the foe had retired; but the citiz
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Sketch of the principal maritime expeditions. (search)
by land, crossing the Caucasus. The czar then goes to seize Derbent, he besieges Backou, then he treats finally with one of the parties which rent the empire of the Sophis, causing to be ceded to himself Astrabad, the key of the Caspian Sea, and in some sort, that of the Persian monarchy. The age of Louis XV was signalized only by secondary expeditions, not excepting that of Richelieu against Minorca, very glorious as an escalade, but less extraordinary as a descent. The Armerican War (1779) was the epoch of the greatest maritime efforts of France; Europe did not see, without astonishment, that power send at the same time Count D'Estaing to America with twenty-five ves sels of the line, whilst that M. Orvilliers, with sixty-five Franco-Spanish vessels of the line, was to protect a descent operated by three hundred transport vessels and forty thousand men united at Havre and St. Malo. This new Armada cruised for two months without undertaking anything; the winds drove it at la
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 2, chapter 23 (search)
y make a display on Fifth Avenue or the Boulevard Haussmann of Paris. The city was built on a plateau of sand about forty feet above the level of the sea, abutting against the river, leaving room along its margin for a street of stores and warehouses. The customhouse, court-house, post-office, etc., were on the plateau above. In rear of Savannah was a large park, with a fountain, and between it and the court-house was a handsome monument, erected to the memory of Count Pulaski, who fell in 1779 in the assault made on the city at the time it was held by the English during the Revolutionary War. Outside of Savannah there was very little to interest a stranger, except the cemetery of Bonaventura, and the ride along the Wilmington Channel by way of Thunderbolt, where might be seen some groves of the majestic live-oak trees, covered with gray and funereal moss, which were truly sublime in grandeur, but gloomy after a few days' camping under them. Within an hour of taking up my quarter
ears2,162122 In these four years are included the expenses of building the meeting-house, in 1769. The pews paid the greater part.   Lawful Money. Expenses from 1771 to 1772£55834 Expenses from 1777 to 17781,41444 Expenses from 1778 to 1779 (by tax)3,061186  Borrowed2,85000     (Depreciated money)5,311186 1779.Expenses (raised by tax)8,81400  Borrowed8,63544     Extra expenses on account of the war17,44944 1780.Raised by tax101,4011910  Borrowed5,38370     (Depreciated mon1779.Expenses (raised by tax)8,81400  Borrowed8,63544     Extra expenses on account of the war17,44944 1780.Raised by tax101,4011910  Borrowed5,38370     (Depreciated money)106,785610 1786.March, to March, 17871,440150 1790.Expenses of town for one year86156 1800.Expenses of town for one year$3,188.11 1810.Expenses of town for one year4,317.16 1820.Expenses of town for one year5,348.78 1830.Expenses of town for one year5,608.93 1835.Expenses of town for one year15,300.15 1840.Expenses of town for one year17,314.21 1845.Expenses of town for one year20,004.26 1850.Expenses of town for one year15,186.18 Since the year 1820, all the pu
he charges of the town the ensuing year. Nov. 30: Voted to raise £ 1,600, in addition to the £ 1,400 voted last May. 1779: William Earl, of Medford, was powder-monkey on board the ship-of-war Bon Homme Richard, Sept. 23, 1779, then commanded byterwards received a pension. He pursued, in Medford, the trade of a tailor. He was a good citizen, and a good singer. 1779: Voted to raise £ 3,000 for current expenses, and to borrow $12,000 for three months. Oct. 18, 1779: Voted to raise $7voluntarily to our enemies, and his estates were therefore confiscated in 1778, he writes to Mr. Edmund Quincy, of Boston, 1779, complaining bitterly of this injustice, declaring that he had been prevented from returning to Medford solely by ill healThese acts of oppression, as viewed by him, did not weaken his attachment to this town; for in his will, made in London in 1779, he bequeathed generously to the clergymen of Medford, to the church, and the schools. Many valuable tokens he left to fr
the purification of those persons who had been exposed to the contagion of smallpox. It stood on the west side of Main Street, about forty rods south of Colonel Royal's house. Visitors from Charlestown were unceremoniously stopped and smoked. 1775: During this and some following years, there was fatal sickness in Medford from dysentery. Out of fifty-six deaths in 1775, twenty-three were children. In 1776, there were thirty-three deaths; in 1777, nineteen; in 1778, thirty-seven; and in 1779, thirteen. No reason is given for these differences in numbers. Out of the thirty-seven deaths of 1778, eighteen were by dysentery, and twenty were children. Whooping-cough has, at certain times, been peculiarly destructive. Throat-distemper, so called, is often named among prevalent causes of death. In 1795, ten children and three adults died of it between the 20th of August and the 1st of November. Apoplexy seems to have destroyed very few lives. During the first fifteen years of Dr.
ediately in front of the Woburn Road. It was torn down, in 1779, by his great-grandson, Samuel. He died July 29, 1696, agehad--  26-87Horatio G., b. Jan. 4, 1778.  88Elizabeth, b. 1779; d. 1840.  89Ruth, b. 1780; d. Nov. 27, 1806.  90Hannah b had two sons, Nehemiah and James (4). 3-4James Curtis, b. 1779, m. Desire Otis, 1802, and had several children, one of who  1Howe, Joseph, was born in Boston, 1710, where he died in 1779. He m., 1st, Mercy Boardman, in 1740, who d. in 1747; 2d, nue under Gen. Brooks. His children were--  2-5Samuel, b. 1779; d. Mar. 31, 1823.  6Daniel, m. Sarah Preston.  7Joseph, 1.  88Hepzibah, b. 1777; m. Benjamin Hall.  89Stephen, b. 1779.   His widow d. Aug. 30, 1830, aged 87. He d. Dec. 31, 17 1763; m. Hezekiah Blanchard.  130Jacob.  130 1/2Mary, b. 1779; d. c. 1795. 39-76John Tufts m.--------, and had--  76-13793.   He d. Nov. 29, 1815, and had--  267 a.Margaret, b. 1779; m. Samuel Swan, jun.  b.Samuel, b. 1784; d. 1
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