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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 17: White women. (search)
sband to the Land Office, with instructions to register the purchase in her name. He registered his own. Living in Crescent City, having neither sheep nor cattle, the sailor's wife could turn the land to no account. At length a squatter, one Judge Mason, led his herds into her fields and challenged her to drive them off. She went to law, and lost her cause. Her enemy, she says, was rich, and bribed the local magistrates. When she had lost her savings, Smythe deserted her and the children, l, and Hannah Smythe was poor. Having no choice of means, she made over to Cobb her bit of land in trust, understanding that he was to pay all expenses for her, and to hold the property till she had paid his bill. Five years her suit dragged on; Mason fighting her over every point of law; until the woman's heart, made sore by long delays and hopes destroyed, conceived the notion that her advocate was betraying her to the enemy for lucre. He was going to his office to sign my property awa
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
igious conversation, and avow, without the slightest hesitation, their desire to be Christians. The convalescent camp. The Yankees have, at various times, obtained materials for furnishing their camp from the once beautiful residence of Senator Mason, on the edge of town, and there is now nothing left but some half demolished walls. A camp, for convalescent soldiers on their way to the army, was established near there last week, and I went out to preach on Tuesday morning. Some 200 men assembled under the trees in what was Mr. Mason's yard, and it was moving to see with what fixed attention they listened. Men were there from almost every State in the Confederacy, but we had a common interest in God's worship and word. At the close of the sermon, some twenty or twenty-five readily knelt for special prayer. My appointments here having closed on Saturday, I intended to go down to Bunker Hill on Monday, and get into the army proper; but it became so clear that they were about t
herever she felt it a duty to go. He reminded her that he himself had been a soldier, and said that all true soldiers would respect her. He was naturally a man of great benevolence, a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Degree of Royal Arch Mason; and in his last days he spoke much of the purposes and noble charities of the Order. She had herself received the initiation accorded to daughters of Royal Arch Masons, and wore on her bosom a Masonic emblem, by which she was easily recognized s. Tyler's friend offered the only extenuation possible — the man had been on board the Alabama and was very bitter. But in Mrs. Tyler's memory that fearful deed is ever mingled with that fiendish face and speech. The next day the Rebel Commissioner Mason, replying to some remarks of the American Minister, Mr. Adams, in the Times, took occasion most emphatically to deprecate the insinuation that the South had any knowledge of, or complicity in this crime. Mrs. William H. Holstein.
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
agazine, 239. Macdaniel family, 45, 51, 57. McDowell, General, 166. Macfeeley, Lieutenant--Colonel, 242. McIntosh, General, 344, 373. McKinley, bill, 475; William, 293, 492. McMichael, Morton, 62. Macon, 343, 355, 361. McPherson, General, 222, 223, 227, 244-246, 251. Macready riots, 97. Manassas, 172. Manifest Destiny, 125,133, 402. Marat, President French Assembly, 78, 88. March to the Sea, 300, 355. Marriage of Dana, 58. Marti, Jose, tribute to, 498. Mason, Senator, 153. Maximilian, 398. Maynard, Horace, 288. Maynardier, Major, 351. Mazzini, 497. Meade, General, 249, 251, 310, 320, 323, 325, 326, 328, 330, 332-334, 336, 342, 348, 356, 361, 367. Meigs, General, 303. Memphis, 191, 192, 195, 204-206, 225, 256, 267, 301. Merritt, General, 366. Mexico, 114, 133. Middle Military Division, 343. Miles, General, 359, 364, 365. Military Division of the Mississippi, 268, 276, 297. Milliken's Bend, 201, 212, 216, 235, 243, 267. Mil
rt Royal. value of this Federal success. the Trent affair. capture of commissioners Mason and Slidell. an English commander's protest. great indignation in Englmpossible without a chain of strong fortifications to hold the advanced line of Mason's and Munson's hills, or even the interiour one of Fairfax Court-house and its e Bahama Channel, and demanded the surrender of the Confederate emissaries, Messrs. Mason and Slidell, who were passengers on board that vessel, and were proceeding and refusing to leave it unless by actual physical force, hands were laid o i Mr. Mason, Lieut. Fairfax and another officer taking him by the collar of the coat on eis scarcely to be found in the records of modern times. When the arrest of Messrs. Mason and Slidell was first made known at Washington, Secretary Seward had writte under no circumstances, should the United States surrender Messrs. Slidell and Mason? Why did they encourage the popular sentiment to a similar position? The Unit
stile powers. They are not intended for the humane purpose of ameliorating the condition of the unhappy prisoners held in captivity. They are designed to inflame the evil passions of the North; to keep up the war spirit among their own people; to represent the South as acting under the dominion of a spirit of cruelty, inhumanity, and interested malice, and thus to vilify her people in the eyes of all on whom these publications can work. They are justly characterized by the Hon. James Mi. Mason as belonging to that class of literature called the sensational --a style of writing prevalent for many years at the North, and which, beginning with the writers of newspaper narratives and cheap fiction, has gradually extended itself, until it is now the favoured mode adopted by medical professors, judges of courts, and reverend clergymen, and is even chosen as the proper style for a report by a committee of their Congress. Nothing can better illustrate the truth of this view than the Re
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 1: the Boston mob (second stage).—1835. (search)
, Lowell Mason, Jr., was on Leverett Street, about half way down, when the carriage dashed past. The pursuit was even then so determined that the mob jumped upon the steps and were thrust away by the constable within. Boy that he was, young Mason was struck by the composure of Mr. Garrison's countenance. The mob, he remembers, was not a rough one, in the present sense of that term: it was composed of young men (merchants' clerks, as Mr. Ellis Ames describes them). Mr. Mason's observationMr. Mason's observation should be noted in connection with the alleged gloomy sky on which much stress is laid in Mayor Lyman's apologia.we drove up to this new and last refuge of liberty and life, when another bold attempt was made to seize me by the mob—but in vain. Mayor Lyman says: Running the greater part of the way, I reached the jail before the carriage, which, however, soon came up, but not before between two and three hundred persons had assembled there. But a line was made to the jail by officers, and,
s,27Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Apr. 11, 1862, disability. Pilkey, Francis,33Hadley, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Plymton, Andrew F.,35Milford, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864, to 6th Battery. Potter, Jeffrey M.,21North Bridgewater, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864Transferred Dec. 23, 1864 to 13th Battery. Potter, Willis S.,19Taunton, Ma.Sept. 5, 1864June 11, 1865, expiration of service. Prevoe, Joseph,29Hadley, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Aug. 11, 1865, expiration of service. Presby, Mason W.,30Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Deserted, Jan. 1, 1862. Prince, Amasa T.,30Brighton, Ma.Feb. 29, 1864Mar. 3, 1864, rejected recruit. Price, Theodore H.,38Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Died July .., 1862, Vicksburg, Miss. Ray, Charles,23Boston, Ma.July 31, 1861Nov. 1, 1861, disability. Ricker, William,18Boston, Ma.Jan. 8, 1863Deserted July 1864, Greenville, La. Riordon, Hugh,23Lenox, Ma.Jan. 5, 1864May 16, 1865, expiration of service. Riordon, Timothy,21Pittsfield, Ma.Jan. 4, 1864Killed Apr.
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, III: the boy student (search)
ion with a dignity that I did not forget for a long time. My two nearest rivals in rank at that time spoke a Greek dialogue, a thing not done for many years, I believe, in the college. The same event is described in his college diary:— I spoke excellently, my friends say so, remembered my part and was much applauded. I felt perfectly comfortable & cool on the stage but badly before going on. Drank 7 or 8 glasses of iced lemonade of which Sedgwick made a bucket & brought it up to Mason's room! He also mentions his attire on this important day, when he escorted his mother and sisters to the chapel wearing black coat, new pants, dark veskit, blk stockings & pumps. His report of a later exhibition is not quite so creditable:— Oct. 2. Had the pleasure of finishing my oration & rewriting a good deal of it, wh. delighted me & I spent the rest of the day in reading Rookwood— also the eve'g—comfort, fire, 3 candles, rock'g chair. Oct. 20. Exhib. passed off well
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 2: the secular writers (search)
your lordships, that all attempts to impose servitude upon such men, to establish despotism over such a mighty continental nation, must be vain, must be fatal. Fisher Ames. This fine intellectual exhibition, if it belonged rather to statesmanship than to literature, should have prepared the way for literature. The more cultivated English people were not unprepared for seeing it in the American colonies; for Horace Walpole, the most brilliant man of his time, had written to his friend Mason, two years before the Declaration of Independence, that there would one day be a Thucydides in Boston and a Xenophon at New York. Unfortunately a different influence came in the way. In New England, whence much of this intellectual work had proceeded, the prevailing party among educated men consisted soon after the war of an essentially conservative class, the Federalists, who had lost all faith in popular government, on the election of Jefferson. In the Massachusetts circle under that na
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