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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Musgrave, Mary (search)
Musgrave, Mary Indian interpreter; was a half-breed Creek, and wife of John Musgrave, a South Carolina trader. She lived in a hut at Yamacraw, poor and ragged. Finding she could speak English. Oglethorpe employed her as interpreter, with a salary of $500 a year. Her husband died, and she married a man named Mathews. He, too, died, and about 1749 she became the wife of Thomas Bosomworth, chaplain of Oglethorpe's regiment, a designing knave, who gave the colony much trouble. He had become heavily indebted to Carolinians for cattle, and, to acquire fortune and power, he persuaded Mary to assert that she had descended in a maternal line from an Indian king, and to claim a right to the whole Creek territory. She accordingly proclaimed herself empress of the Creeks, disavowed all allegiance to the English, summoned a general convocation of the Creek chiefs, and recounted the wrongs she had suffered at the hands of the English. Inflamed by her harangue, dictated by Bosomworth, t
of the Romances of the War. --A sprightly newspaper correspondent has given the public the following among the incidents of the war: A few years ago Sir John Musgrave, of England, and his beautiful daughter, visited New York, bringing with them the prestige of a good name, and wearing the livery of exceeding gracefulness aed, enjoying all the luxuries and elegancies of life, which the princely wealth of their fathers could so well afford them. Col.--, of Virginia, had often met Miss Musgrave in New York, and whilst passing down the street in Richmond suddenly and unexpectedly met her. "Mercy!" exclaimed Col.--, "I would as soon have expected to see an angel from Heaven! Pray, Miss Musgrave, how came you here?" Her story was soon told with most unaffected simplicity. "After leaving New York," said she, "I returned to England and went with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea. On my return home I married Mr. Grinnell, and on the breaking out of the war in America, my h
Mayor's Court. --The business before the Mayor yesterday was of an uninteresting character. We note a few of the cases: John Musgrave, charged with attempting to rob David Wright, appeared at the bar with a confusion on the left cheek and a bump on his cranium, which were given him in the affray that ensued. Wright anda saloon on Main street, near 21st, in the night time, to get a glass of beer. Wright paid for the treats, and as he approached the door, his money in his hand, Musgrave grabbed at it, but failed to get it all. Musgrave then ran, and was pursued by Wright and his friend, who finally overtook him, and after giving him a few blows Musgrave then ran, and was pursued by Wright and his friend, who finally overtook him, and after giving him a few blows turned him over to the police. In order to get at other facts the examination was adjourned until this morning. Charles, a slave, was caught in the street last Saturday evening and caged, for having a live pig in his possession. His examination was adjourned till this morning, to enable him to show how he came by the young