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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
orders of the senior colonel. Commander-in-chief, Major-General McClellan. Chief of Staff, Brigadier-general Marcy. Adjutant-general, Brigadier-general S. Williams. Chief of Cavalry, Brigadier-general Stoneman. Inspector-general, Colonel Sackett. Chief of Engineers, Brigadier-general Barnard. Chief of Topographical Engineers, Brigadier-general Humphreys. Surgeon-in-chief, Doctor Tripler. Quartermaster-general, Brigadier-general Van Vliet. Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Colonel Clarke. Chief of Ordnance, Colonel Kingsbury. Provost Marshal-general, Brigadier-general Andrew Porter. Judge Advocate, Colonel Gantt. Chief of the Signal Corps, Major Myer. Chief of Telegraphy, Major Eckert. Division of Reserve Cavalry, Brigadier-general P. St. George Cooke. 1st Brigade, Brigadier-general Emory. 2d Brigade, Brigadier-general Blake. Artillery Reserve, Colonel Hunt. 14 Regular batteries, 80 guns. 4 Volunteer batteries, 20 guns. Brigade of Engineers, Bri
to have died for the glory of God. They passed the perpendicular rocks, which wore the appearance of monsters; they heard at a distance the noise of the waters of the Missouri, known to them by its Algonquin name of Pekitanoni; and, when they came to the most beautiful confluence of rivers in the world,—where the swifter Missouri rushes like a conqueror into the calmer Mississippi, dragging it, as it were, hastily to the sea,—the good Marquette resolved in his heart, anticipating Lewis and Clarke, one day to ascend the mighty river to its source; to cross the ridge that divides the oceans, and, descending a westerly flowing stream, to publish the gospel to all the people of this New World. In a little less than forty leagues, the canoes floated past the Ohio, which was then, and long afterwards, called the Wabash. Its banks were tenanted by numerous villages of the peaceful Shawnees, who quailed under the incursions of the Iroquois. The thick canes begin to appear so close and
cesses at which humanity shudders; a retreating army abandons its wounded. The hunting tribes have the affections of men; but among them, Relation 1633, p. 64. also, extremity of want produces like results. The James, on Tanner, 293 Lewis and Clarke, II. 138. aged and infirm meet with little tenderness; the hunters, as they roam the wilderness, desert their old men; Clarke, if provisions fail, the feeble drop down, and are lost, or Lafitay i. 48<*> life is shortened by a blow. The fate oClarke, if provisions fail, the feeble drop down, and are lost, or Lafitay i. 48<*> life is shortened by a blow. The fate of the desperately ill was equally sad. Diseases were believed to spring, in part, from natural causes, for which natural remedies were prescribed. Of these, the best was the vapor bath, prepared in a tent covered with skins, and warmed by means of hot stones; or decoctions of bark, or roots, or herbs, were used. Graver maladies were inexplicable, and their causes and cures formed a part of their religious superstitions; but those who lingered with them, especially the aged, were sometimes negl
hes missions, III. 121. Charles I., I. 194. Convenes a parliament, II. 2. Trial, 15. Charles II., his restoration, II. 29. Character, 48. Charleston founded, II. 169. Chauvin obtains a patent, I. 25. Chaumonot, Father, II. 144. Cherokees, III. 246. Treaty with, 332. Cheesman, Edmund, II. 230. Chickasas, Soto amongst, I. 49. Their residence, III. 160, 249. French wars with, 365. Visit Oglethorpe, 433. Chippewas, II. 150. Clarendon, ministry of, II. 435. Clarke, John, II. 61. Clayborne, William, I. 200, 236, 246, 249. Coligny plans settlements, I. 61-63. Colleton, James, II. 186. Colonies, Anglo-American, general character, II. 453. O:igin, 454. Christian, 455. Relations with parliament, III. 100. Taxation, 101. Judiciary, 103. Currency, 104. Charters, 107. Progress, 369. Settlements, 371. Schools, 373. Press, 374. Relations with metropolis, 380. Checks on their industry, 384. Sugar colonies favored, 385. Paper money
amed in from scores of miles around, old men as well as young. They had scarce a semblance of artillery, or warlike stores; no powder, nor organization, nor provisions; but there they were, thousands Chap. XXVIII} 1775. April 19. with brave hearts, determined to rescue the liberties of their country. The night preceding the outrages at Lexington, there were not fifty people in the whole colony that ever expected any blood would be shed in the contest; the night after, the king's governor and the king's army found themselves closely beleaguered in Boston. The next news from England must be conciliatory, or the connection between us ends, said Warren. This month, so William Emerson of Concord, who had been chaplain to the provincial congress, chronicled in a blank leaf of his almanac, is remarkable for the greatest events of the present age. From the nineteenth of April, 1775, said Clarke, of Lexington, on its first anniversary, will be dated the liberty of the American world.
with three hundred and fifty-two men surrendered by capitulation. General Marion turned his arms against Georgetown; and, on the first night after the Americans had broken ground, the British retreated to Charleston. The troops under Rawdon did not halt until they reached Monk's corner. The north-western part of South Carolina was thus recovered, but the British still held Ninety-Six and Augusta. Conforming to the plan which Greene had forwarded from Deep river, General Pickens and Colonel Clarke with militia kept watch over the latter. On the twentieth of May, they were joined by Lieu- 20. tenant-Colonel Lee. The outposts were taken one after another, and on the fifth of June the main fort June 5. with about three hundred men capitulated. One officer, obnoxious for his cruelties, fell after the surrender by an unknown hand. Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, the commander, had himself hanged thirteen American prisoners, and delivered citizens of Georgia to the Cherokees to suffer d
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 13., Early Improvements on the Mystic. (search)
t month of 1655) the court took action against him for his speech of the previous July, and on April 3 arraigned him for the crime (?), sentencing him to be publicly admonished therefor. The query naturally arises, To what place did he remove on March 1st, 1655? Possibly an answer may be found in the following, recorded on page 184 of second book of Middlesex Records:— To all people to whome these prsents shall come, Henry Dunster of Manottimy, within the precincts of Cambridge . . . Clarke, Sendethe Greeting . . . for Divors good reasons & considerations him hereunto moving, but especially for the consideration of the sum of ten pounds, . . . payd . . . by Thomas Broughton of Boston margt. ... do confirm unto . . . Broughton ... all that parcll of Land on wch the Corne mills & fulling mills stands wch the said Thomas Broughton built on Menottomye land & in the River of Mysticke, together with twenty-foure Rods in length by the Riverside aforesaid, the one halfe of the said Rod
d. Yours Sincerely, E. M. Parker Jervis. Evidently there is yet much to learn about the father of our Medford, but it would appear from the third (Jervis) letter that the difficulties referred to by Historian Hughes are, in a measure, cleared up. What may yet be learned we leave to future issues of the Register, and present the following:— Copy of inscription at Caverswall Church George Cradock Esqre (for his great Providence in the Common laws well worthy named Beau Clarke of ye Assizes for this Circuit) did take to wife ye most amiable & most loving Dorothy ye daughter of John Saunders Doctor of Physicke by whom he had a Pair Royal of incomparable Daughters—to wit Dorothy, Elizabeth and Mary It is easier to guesse that he lived in a splendid Degree if I shall but recount to you that Sir Thos. Slingsly Bt.marriedDorothy The Rt. Hon. Robt Lord CholmondelyElizabeth Sir John BridgemanMary But! but! to our grief George Cradock is assaulted by death
e J Bruckley J E Burton J Brizzalarro J Brown J G Baptist Dr J G Burton J H Bowen C Booschan D Bragg B F Barrett A Booze A 2 Bowen F Baptist Geo Briggs R T Brownlie R Brooks T (col'd) Blessing Geo Bill G W 2 Barrett G Bloomer G L Beecher H Brown H M By the & Thomson Crump W W Curtis G R Cockson W Crutchfield Wp Cecharelli Petro Conner P Carrington P R Cunton D Chesser C 2 Crouch Chas H Cline Chas A Cox Chris Corvin Mau Clarke J Coughlan Wm Camp Wm Carter J B Cletter J V Cole Jno. W Carr Geo Carter G W Cummings Jno. Carothers Jno. Clapp Geo E Ciough Jno. F Crone S F Cummings Jno. Cog bill Jno. Cackly Jno. B Carmady Jno. Carter Dr J F Chatlin Jno. Clarke Jno. Collins T 2 Calchan T Clarey Thos 2 Chapman G A Carter Sherw'd Carrie E P Cocke Rd F Carey Rd Chandier Dr Rk Chandler Ro Copland Wm Cain Mr Copeland A M Clayton E or G T Spears Dobson H W Do
es was carried — Ayes 72, noes not counted. Mr. Marr then introduced a resolution to drop all but the three highest candidates, which was adopted. The names of the three candidates were announced by the Secretary, as follows: Josiah W. Rives, N. A. Thompson and J. J. Farish, and the Convention proceeded to vote, with the following result: Thompson 84, Farish 37, Rives 22. Necessary to a choice 72. So Mr. N. A. Thompson was declared elected Sergant-at-Arms. Mr. Nelson, of Clarke, offered a resolution for the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the rules of the House of Delegates, and report such as are applicable to this body. Rejected. The Convention then proceeded to the election of First Doorkeeper. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, nominated C. Drumright, of Mecklenburg. Mr. Hall, of Lancaster, nominated Richard Rains, of Richmond city. Mr. French, of Mercer, nominated Benjamin R. Linkous, of Raleigh. Mr. Critcher, of Rich
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