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Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 34 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
John D. Billings, The history of the Tenth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in the war of the rebellion 1 1 Browse Search
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he entered upon the duties of Governor of this Common-wealth. Associated with him on the ticket as Lieutenant-Governor was Hon. John Z. Goodrich, of West Stockbridge, who, being afterwards appointed Collector of the Port of Boston, resigned on the 29th of March, 1861. Oliver Warner, of Northampton, was elected Secretary of State; Henry K. Oliver, of Salem, Treasurer and Receiver-General; Dwight Foster, of Worcester, Attorney-General; and Levi Reed, of Abington, Auditor of Accounts. Jacob Sleeper, of Boston; John I. Baker, of Beverly; James M. Shute, of Somerville; Hugh M. Greene, of Northfield; Joel Hayden, of Williamsburg; James Ritchie, of Roxbury; Oakes Ames, of Easton; and Eleazer C. Sherman, of Plymouth,—were elected Councillors. William Schouler, of Lynn, was Adjutant-General, to which office he had been appointed by Governor Banks; he was also acting Quartermaster and Inspector-General of the Commonwealth,—the entire duties of which offices he performed with the assista
our defenceless heads the wrath of Col. Jones, the unpopular post commander, for setting his authority at defiance. Oct. 1, J. Henry Sleeper, the newly appointed Captain of the Company, arrived. He had been pronoted to this position from a first lieutenancy in the First Massachusetts Battery. By his interference we were relieved from camp guard,— a change which we heartily appreciated, having never taken kindly to it. Capt. Jacob Henry Sleeper was a Bostonian by birth, son of the Hon. Jacob Sleeper of the Governor's Council. He was twenty-three years of age and entered the army at the beginning of the war as 1st Lieutenant in the Fifth Massachusetts Infantry, where he won praise from his superiors for coolness and bravery in the first battle of Bull Run. Almost immediately after his time was out he joined Captain Porter's First Massachusetts Light Battery as Lieutenant and gained much credit for dashing bravery, coolness under fire and skill as an artillerist. Thus highly re
kson sold the property to William True and Jacob Sleeper. It was described by metes and bounds, an13 acres, 3 qrs., and 21.82 rods. In 1836, Sleeper conveyed his undivided half part to Amos and ago. Subsequently the Lawrences reconveyed to Sleeper. True conveyed his interest to Ezra Mudge, and he conveyed to Sleeper, who thereby became sole owner of the nearly fourteen acres. Sixty years this was no novelty at that time. In 1844, Sleeper made an agreement with Orr N. Towne, represen church, to the Ireland rangeway. In 1851, Sleeper sold to the town land described as being on t half of an acre. In the same year (1851), Sleeper sold to Isaac F. Shepard land adjoining the cing about an acre. Shepard mortgaged back to Sleeper, then sold the equity to Thomas J. Lee, who s had been interested in having the whole of Mr. Sleeper's original purchase belong, eventually, torchase comprised all the land of the original Sleeper purchase of 1835, not at that tine owned by t[6 more...]
3, 82, 85. Sawyer, Charles W., 21, 22. Sawyer, Edward K., 23. School Holidays, List of, 53. Second Baptist Church of Cam-bridge, 39. Shaw, Henry, 19. Shaw, John B., 19. Shed, Samuel, 42. Shepard, Isaac F., 74. Sheridan, Major-General, 10. Sherman, Mr., 31. Sherman, John N., 32, 33, 35. Sherman, General T. W., 57, 59, 60. Shirley, Governor, 62. Shirley, Mass., 29. Shirley, W., 63, 65. Simsport, 58. Six Mile House, 2. Skehan, John, 19. Skelton, Samuel, 83, 84. Sleeper, Jacob, 73, 74, 75. Smith, Addison, 19. Society, The, 78. Society of Cincinnati, 23. Soley Lodge, 72. Soley, John, 78. Soldiers' Retreat, 5. Somerville Avenue, 25. Somerville Cemetery, 42, Somerville Historical Society, 21, 22, 72. Somerville Improvement Society, 42. Somerville, Mass., 4, 9. South Berwick, 31. South Carolina, 31. South Side Railroad, 10. Sparhawk, Samuel, 89. Spottsylvania, 2, 14. Sprague, Mary, 78. Sprague, Richard, 78. Springfield, Mass., 16.