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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. 32 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 32 0 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 1 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 6 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 6 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 4 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 4 0 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) 4 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 4 0 Browse Search
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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Perils and Besetting Snares. (search)
toiler cannot look sulky but his master sees in that black face a general insurrection; a Northern newspaper arriving at the post-office is savagely squinted at as if it were an infernal machine; and the very chit-chat of the market and the tavern is scrupulously sifted in search of abolition sentiments. The great house is tremulous with alarms, and stands always in dread of the humbler quarter-houses. There is a revolution on foot in the garret. There is a gunpowder plot in the cellar. Betty is putting arsenic into the soup in the kitchen, and Sam is secreting a rusty musket in the stable. All this reconciles us to blundering Irish servants, to half cooked breakfasts, and to half-blackened boots, to the innumerable inconveniences attending free service on which our Southern friends are perpetually descanting. There is a pleasure in feeling comparatively safe. There is rapture in the conviction that your throat is decently assured from the knife of the assassin. How easily
respondent. Time forbids my enumerating the many other and valuable articles bestowed toward alleviating the wants of the devoted bands of chivalry who pine in Southern prisons. As the ladies who are engaged in this laudable undertaking are open and avowed rebels, it will be no breach of courtesy to give an admiring public the names of these beauties. Among the most enthusiastic and devoted of those home-made warriors, is the charming Miss Kit C----, Miss D----e, the Misses Mac K----, Miss Betty G----e, Miss Kate M----l, and numerous others. Mrs. N----(lovely creature as she is) has her whole soul in the work, and is one of the leading spirits. Outside the lines, there are vivacious and sprightly young ladies, who worship at the same shrine: there's Miss Lucy H----l and Miss Fanny B----y. They are what is known as country girls, and have less policy and more honesty in their actions. Miss B----refused to take the oath, and vowed she would rather die, or get married, first. The
, whom it would not be profanation to call sacred, and who never seemed young to their pupils, continued, through many years, to teach the young their first steps on the high and perilous ladder of learning. With what fidelity they administered the accustomed kisses, alphabet, and birch, some of us can never forget. Twelve cents per week, paid on each Monday morning, secured to each pupil an abundance of motherly care, useful knowledge, and salutary discipline. Our town rejoiced in a Marm Betty. After all, these schools were more important to society than the march of armies or the sailing of fleets; for they laid well the first foundation-stones of that immortal edifice,--human character. Since 1799, a law had existed in the town, pledging it to pay for the instruction of poor children at the dame schools. Whittling seems native to New England boys. March 7, 1808, the town voted to repair the seats and benches in the schoolhouse. In 1817, female teachers for the female
28, 1750; m.1st, Benjamin Swinerton. 2d, L. Thompson.  d.John, b. Apr. 26, 1752.  e.Samuel R., b. Jan. 21, 1755.  f.Emerson, b. Apr. 21, 1758.  g.Lucy, b. Jan. 7, 1761; d. Nov. 7, 1777. 14-47Thomas Hall m. 1st, June 30, 1737, Judith Chase; 2d, Huldah----; removed late in life to Cornish, N. H., and there died, 1797. He had--  47-112Percival, b. Mar. 15, 1740-1.  113Thomas, b. Mar. 23, 1742-3.  113 a.Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1745.  b.Thomas, b. Dec. 1747.  c.Mary, b. June 10, 1750.  d.Betty, b. June 9, 1753.  e.Moses, b. Aug. 27, 1755; d. in Guildhall, Vt.  f.Judith, b. Sept. 16, 1757.   And by second wife,--  114Moody, b. Feb. 25, 1760.  114 a.Huldah, b. July 26, 1761. 14-48ZACCHEUS removed to New Braintree, m. Mary----, and had (born in Sutton)--  48-114 b.Elias, b. Sept. 23, 1743.  c.Mary, b. Sept. 17, 1745.  d.Zaccheus, b. July 1, 1749.  e.Aaron. 14-51Willis Hall, of Sutton, was deacon, representative, &c., and a man of wealth. He m., 1st, May 15, 1
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
hed with their success. We are in a critical position, but I trust will get out of it. This result is no more than might have been known by any one who looked upon things in their proper light. Fairfax Court House, September 2, 1862-8 A. M. All safe and well at this moment. Private letters are forbidden, so ought not to give you any news. Be resigned, and try to look forward with good spirits. Willie William Sergeant, brother of Mrs. Meade. is here and all right. Send word to Betty Wife of William Sergeant. at Harrisburg. Arlington House, Va., September 3, 1862. We arrived here this morning. Everything now is changed; Mc-Clellan's star is again in the ascendant, and Pope's has faded away. The whole army has been withdrawn in the face of the enemy, around Washington, getting back to where we left last March, and now we have to defend our capital, and perhaps resist an invasion of our soil through Maryland, and all from the willful blindness of our rulers. How
5, 97, 102, 108, 110, 122, 173-178, 182-184, 187, 193, 194, 196, 253, 265, 270; II, 285. Sedgwick, John, I, 196, 284, 289, 293, 296, 332, 353, 364, 371, 373, 379, 383; II, 6, 8, 12, 25, 30, 31, 37-39, 41, 64, 87, 95, 100, 105, 116, 119, 121, 123-126, 128-131, 140, 148, 182, 185, 190, 198, 204, 328, 340, 360, 361, 363, 375, 376, 378, 385, 393, 409, 410, 413, 414, 417, 419, 422. Seeley, F. W., II, 83. Seminole Indian outbreak, I, 201-202. Semmes, P. J., II, 80, 85, 86. Sergeant, Betty, I, 307. Sergeant, John, I, 16, 94, 204. Sergeant, Spencer, I, 41, 62. Sergeant, Wm., I, 41, 221, 254, 276, 301, 306, 307, 311, 313, 316; II, 226, 231, 232, 263, 267, 269, 272. Seven Days Battle, June 26–July 1, 1862, I, 279-301, 304, 328; II, 314. Seven Pines, battle of, May 31–June 1, 1862, I, 271. Seward, Wm. H., I, 235, 240, 241, 260, 370, 381; II, 162, 189, 191, 230. Seymour, Truman, I, 276, 280, 281, 285, 288, 289, 291, 293, 296, 302, 303, 305, 316, 328, 329, 368.
The last of the papers was of less comparative value to me than to a great fraction of your immense parish of readers, because I am so familiar with every movement of the Pilgrims in their own chronicles. Deacon Pitkin's Farm is full of those thoroughly truthful touches of New England in which, if you are not unrivaled, I do not know who your rival may be. I wiped the tears from one eye in reading Deacon Pitkin's Farm. I wiped the tears, and plenty of them, from both eyes, in reading Betty's bright idea. It is a most charming and touching story, and nobody can read who has not a heart like a pebble, without being melted into tenderness. How much you have done and are doing to make our New England life wholesome and happy! If there is any one who can look back over a literary life which has pictured our old and helped our new civilization, it is yourself. Of course your later books have harder work cut out for them than those of any other writer. They have had Uncle Tom'
1863Agnes of Sorrento. 1864House and home papers. 1865Little foxes. 1866Nina Gordon (formerly Dred ). 1867Religious poems. 1867Queer little people. 1868The chimney corner. 1868Men of our times. 1869Oldtown folks. 1870Lady Byron Vindicated. 1871The history of the Byron Controversy (London). 1870Little pussy Willow. 1871Pink and white Tyranny. 1871Old town Fireside stories. 1872My wife and I. 1873Palmetto leaves. 1873Library of famous fiction. 1875We and our neighbors. 1876Betty's bright idea. 1877Footsteps of the master. 1878Bible Heroines. 1878Poganuc people. 1881A dog's mission. In 1872 a new and remunerative field of labor was opened to Mrs. Stowe, and though it entailed a vast amount of weariness and hard work, she entered it with her customary energy and enthusiasm. It presented itself in the shape of an offer from the American Literary (Lecture) Bureau of Boston to deliver a course of forty readings from her own works in the principal cities of the
sympathetic nature, 2; reverence for the Sabbath, 3; sickness, death, and funeral, 4; influence in family strong even after death, 5; character described by H. W. Beecher, 502; H. B. S.'s resemblance to, 502. Beecher, William, brother of H. B. S., 1; licensed to preach, 56. Bell, Henry, English inventor of steamboat, 215. Belloc, Mme., translates Uncle Tom, 247. Belloc, M., to paint portrait of H. B. S., 241. Bentley, London publisher, offers pay for Uncle Tom's Cabin, 202. Betty's bright idea, date of, 491. Bible, 48; Uncle Tom's, 262; use and influence of, 263. Bible Heroines, date of, 491. Bibliography of H. B. S., 490. Biography, H. B. S.'s remarks on writing and understanding, 126. Birney, J. G., office wrecked, 81 et seq.; H. B. S.'s sympathy with, 84. Birthday, seventieth, celebration of by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 500. Blackwood's attack on Lady Byron, 448. Blantyre, Lord, 230. Bogue, David, 189-191. Boston opens doors to slave-hunte
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall), Introduction. (search)
lack cat, which sparkled when stroked! Later in life this brother wrote of her, She has been a dear, good sister to me: would that I had been half as good a brother to her. Her earliest teacher was an aged spinster, known in the village as Marm Betty, painfully shy, and with many oddities of person and manner, the never-forgotten calamity of whose life was that Governor Brooks once saw her drinking out of the nose of her tea-kettle. Her school was in her bed-room, always untidy, and she was carried her a good Sunday dinner. Thomas W. Higginson, in Eminent women of the age, mentions in this connection that, according to an established custom, on the night before Thanksgiving all the humble friends of the Francis household — Marm Betty, the washer-woman, wood-sawyer, and journeymen, some twenty or thirty in all were summoned to a preliminary entertainment. They there partook of an immense chicken pie, pumpkin pie made in milk-pans, and heaps of doughnuts. They feasted in the
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