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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Ancestry-birth-boyhood (search)
Ancestry-birth-boyhood My family is American, and has been for generations, in all its branches, direct and collateral. Mathew [Matthew] Grant, the founder of the branch in America, of which I am a descendant, reached Dorchester, Massachusetts [now part of Boston], in May, 1630. In 1635 he moved to what is now Windsor, Connecticut, and was the surveyor for that colony for more than forty years. He was also, for many years of the time, town clerk. He was a married man when he arrived at Dorchester, but his children were all born in this country. His eldest son, Samuel, took lands on the east side of the Connecticut River, opposite Windsor, which have been held and occupied by descendants of his to this day. I am of the eighth generation from Mathew Grant, and seventh from Samuel. Mathew Grant's first wife died a few years after their settlement in Windsor, and he soon after married the widow Rockwell, who, with her first husband, had been fellow-passengers with him and
y of social existence; to give adequate power, and yet efficiently to guard against the perversions of the grant, is the problem which the wisdom of ages has but partially solved. Hence the maxim, Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. There are surely better remedies for offence against the peace and good order of society than such a departure from our principles of constitutional liberty and community independence as would be Federal legislation to enforce a sumptuary policy. Father Mathew found reason and moral suasion such potent factors that his good work was not of a day, but lives after him in some who took the pledge, and others who have joined the temperance societies. These and other causes have so acted upon public opinion and social habits, as to give the prohibition movement the possibilities it now has, and could not have enjoyed in the not remote past. Why not trust to religion and education, to refinement and science, aided by the laws which have had the sa
ond as aforesaid, shall be, and I do hereby bequeath the same to my said brother Samuel and his heirs, any thing before mentioned to the contrary notwithstanding. Moreover, I do give to my brother, Samuel Cradock, and my sister, his wife, five hundred pounds; and to every one of the children of my said brother I do give one hundred pounds. Moreover, to his son Samuel, now student in Emanuel, in Cambridge, I do give for his maintenance for three years forty pounds per annum; and to his son Mathew, for his better preferment, whereby to place him with an able merchant, two hundred pounds. And I do give twenty pounds yearly to my said brother Samuel towards the maintenance of my brother and sister Sawyer; and to my sister, after the decease of her husband, I do give two hundred pounds. Item: To Dorothy Sawyer, daughter to my said sister Sawyer, I give, for her better preferment, in case she will be advised by my wife in her marriage, two hundred pounds; and to the rest of my sister Sawy
John Henry, d. s. p.  6Emily. Cradock, Mathew, the founder of Medford, was descended from anok, and left issue, Walter, who d. s. p.,) and Mathew, b. 1563, who m. Dorothy Greenway. This MatheMathew had Mathew, our patron, and Samuel, clerk at Thistleton, co. Rutland. Mathew m., 1st, Damaris, daMathew, our patron, and Samuel, clerk at Thistleton, co. Rutland. Mathew m., 1st, Damaris, dau. of Richard Winne, by whom he had Damaris, bap. Nov. 1, 1623; and, 2d, Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Jordan, of London, and had-- Mathew, bap. June 3, 1632. Thomas, bap. Feb. 10, 1634. Mary, bap. Novragraph in confusing the brother and nephew of Mathew, I prefer the authority of the English heraldsdants of the governor. Samuel, the brother of Mathew, had Samuel, Mathew, and Zachary; of whom SamuMathew, and Zachary; of whom Samuel was rector of North Cadbury, and d. Oct. 7, 1706, aged 86. On the death of his father's cousin, one son,--  8-18James Bartlett.   Groves, Mathew, son of Mathew and Naomi, b. July 9, 1702. Mathew and Naomi, b. July 9, 1702.  1Hall, widow Mary, of Cambridge, had lands given her by that town, 1662, when she united with the c[1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
that I am desired yet to take up additional cares? If the cause I plead be just, if it be worthy of your sympathy, and at the same time consistent with the impartial considerations of your own moral and material interests—which a patriot should never disregard, not even out of philanthropy—then why not weigh that cause with the scale of its own value, and not with a foreign one? Have I not difficulties enough to contend with, that I am desired to increase them yet with my own hands? Father Mathew goes on preaching temperance, and he may be opposed or supported on his own ground; but whoever imagined opposition to him because, at the same time, he takes not into his hands to preach fortitude or charity? And, indeed, to oppose or to abandon the cause I plead only because I mix not with the agitation of an interior question is a greater injustice yet, because to discuss the question of foreign policy I have a right. My nation is an object of that policy. We are interested in it.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Temperance reform. (search)
ce convention meets at Philadelphia; 440 delegates from twenty-two States......May 24-27, 1833 Order of Sons of Temperance organized in New York......Sept. 29, 1842 John B. Gough signs the pledge at Worcester, Mass......Oct. 31, 1842 Father Mathew visits the United States; arriving in New York on the Ashburton; he is welcomed at the Irving House as the guest of the city......July 2, 1849 Maine liquor law passed......June 2, 1851 Order of Good Templars formed in New York State......1851 Father Mathew sails from Philadelphia on the Pacific for Ireland after an extended tour throughout the United States......Nov. 8, 1851 John B. Gough makes a two years tour of England, delivering his first address in Exeter Hall, London......Aug. 2, 1853 World's temperance convention in Metropolitan Hall, N. Y......Sept. 6-10, 1853 Spirit rations in the navy of the United States abolished after......Sept. 1, 1862 National Temperance Society and publication house, with head
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 15: Random Shots. (search)
religious forms and observances. But the good man had his compensation as well as his trials. Such of a very noble kind was the great Irish address brought over from Ireland by Remond in December 1841. It was signed by Daniel O'Connell, Father Mathew, and sixty thousand Roman Catholics of Ireland, who called upon the Irish Roman Catholics of America to make the cause of the slaves of the United States their cause. Large expectations of Irish assistance in the anti-slavery agitation were uite one thing to preach Abolitionism with three thousand miles of sea-wall between one and his audience, and quite another to rise and do the preaching with no sea-wall to guard the preacher from the popular consequences of his preaching, as Father Mathew quickly perceived and reduced to practice eight years later, when he made his memorable visit to this country. In vain was the monster document unrolled in Faneuil Hall, and many Abolitionists with Irish blood were put forward to sweep the c
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Index. (search)
n, 148. Loring, Edward Greeley. 354. Loring, Ellis Grey, 134, 135 136, 138, 245, 264. Lovejoy, Elijah P., 254-257. Lowell, James Russell, 136, 329. Lumpkin, Wilson, 128. Lundy, Benjamin,44, 45, 46, 48-54, 57, 58, 69, 71, 72, 75, 108, 133. Lunt, George, 244 247, 248. Lyman, Theodore, 223, 224. 227, 228, Macaulay, Zachary, 154. Malcolm, Rev. Howard, 52. Martineau, Harriet, 94, 240. Mason, James M., 338. Mason, Jeremiah, I I. Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 265, 280, 297, 310. Mathew, Father, 304, 305. May, Samuel, Jr., 325, 389. May, Samuel J., 90, 93, 94, 134, 166, 167, 179, 180, 186, 199, 245, 272, 289, 393. McDowell, James, 124, 125. McKim, James Miller, 149. McDuffie, Governor, 243, 246. Mercury, Charleston, 126, Mill, John Stuart, 390. Missouri Compromise, Repeal of, 352-354. Moore, Esther, 259. Morley, Samuel, 390, Mott, Lucretia, 178,259, 292, 293. National Intelligencer, 28. New England Anti-Slavery Society, 137-141, 200, 280, 311. New England Spectator
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
Smith, John, priv., (H), Dec. 1, ‘61; 18; killed in action June 30, ‘62, White Oak Swamp, Va. Smith, John, priv., (—), Aug. 3, ‘63; 26; sub.; N. F.R. Smith, John A., priv., (—),Jan. 28, ‘62; 43; disch. disa. Mar. 23, ‘62; unassigned. Smith, John H., priv., (A), Apr. 22, ‘64; 18; died Aug. 15, ‘64, Andersonville, Ga; enlistment papers say disch. Oct. 5, ‘63 from 4th N. H. Vols. Smith, Martin, priv., (G), May 13, ‘64; 23; sub. Chas. Clements; abs. pris. since June 22, ‘64; N. F.R. Smith, Mathew, priv., (—), Dec. 19, ‘62; 22; N. F.R. Smith, Michael, priv., (K), Aug. 3, ‘63; 25; sub. Marcus Hall; disch. disa. Dec. 17, ‘63, Gen. Tuft's report 4. Smith, Ogden, priv., (A), July 26, ‘61; 19; deserted Sept. 16, ‘62; see Navy folio 604. Smith, Samuel, H. priv., (H), Oct. 2, ‘61; 20; wounded June 25, ‘62; disch. disa. Dec. 3, ‘62. Smith, Sidney M., priv., (H), Apr. 14, ‘64; 21; (lied Aug. 26, ‘64. Smith, Thos., priv., (A), Mar. 26, ‘64; 28; die
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Irish sympathy with the abolition movement. (search)
1842, the chairman presented an Irish address to the Irish residents of the United States signed by Daniel O'Connell, Father Mathew, and sixty thousand other Irishmen, calling upon all Irish men in America to espouse the Antislavery cause. Mr. Philkes the three kingdoms, has poured across the waters a thunderpeal for the cause of liberty in our own land; and that Father Mathew, having lifted with one hand five millions of his own countrymen into moral life, has stretched forth the other — whihis countrymen. [Tremendous and continued cheers.] Mr. Chairman, we stand in the presence of at least the name of Father Mathew; we remember the millions who pledge themselves to temperance from his lips. I hope his countrymen will join me in p philanthropy knows no shore. Humanity has no country; and I am proud, here in Faneuil Hall,--fit place to receive their message,--to learn of O'Connell fidelity to freedom, and of Father Mathew love to the real interests of man. [Great applause.
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