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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 9., Strangers in Medford, (continued from Vol. 8, no. 4). (search)
757Joseph Stenall? Stenal, JosephStoneham, Nov. 5, 1756May 3, 1757In family of Robert Burns.        Hannah (wife)        and two children Still, PhoebeCharlestown, Nov. 19, 1760Sept. 7, 1761Age 4 years. Servant in family of Saml. Hall. Stocker, HannahLynn, Dec., 1765Nov. 8, 1766 Stocker, SamuelBoston, June 2, 1762Jan. 1, 1763        Mary (wife)        Samuel (child) Stoning, GeorgeDanvers, May 4, 1761Laborer on farm of Col. Royall. Storer, CharlesAug. 31, 1797 Stowers, SarahMalden abt. Nov. 1, 1766In family of Henry Fowle. Swan, Samuel, Esq.Aug. 31, 1797 Symonds, DanielAug. 31, 1797        EbenezerAug. 31, 1797 Tarbott, FitchAug. 31, 1797        HughAug. 31, 1797 Tavener, Edward LiddleBoston, Oct. 2, 1759Nurse child in family of Richard Creese. Taylor, TimothyMarshfield, Apr. 5, 1755Tenant of Col. Royall at Tavern-house.        wife and children Teal, BenjaminCharlestown, Apr., 1758Nov. 27, 1758Tenants of Col. Royall.
ritime scene, representing the clipper ship Syren as she passes Boston (lower) Light. The Syren is owned by Silsbee, Pitman & Silsbee, of Salem, is commanded by Capt. George Silsbee, and intended for the California and East India trade. Her dimensions are as follows: length 180 feet, beam 36 ft depth of hold 22 feet; and altogether her model is of the most perfect and beautiful character in outline, and she can hardly escape being one of the finest bottoms afloat. The Syren was built by Mr. Taylor, at Medford, in the most thorough and substantial manner, and possesses all the modern marine improvements. Our artist has sketched her with everything set that can draw, and right merrily she is bowling over the waters of the outer channel, a perfect picture of nautical neatness and beauty. As a matter of current history we note that at the present time there is being built on the bank of the Mystic in Somerville (next Wellington bridge) a vessel of about the same size as the Syren, p
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
nd the winding river which later had ten ship yards within a mile's distance, and where one to three vessels could often be seen at one time on the stocks. Brooks. History of Medford. Following Mr. Magoun the next year Calvin Turner of Pembroke and Enos Briggs of the Essex county family of that name built the ship Medford of two hundred and thirty-eight tons for John C. Jones of Boston. After them came Sprague & James, Lapham, Fuller, Rogers, Stetson, Waterman, Ewell, Curtis, Foster, Taylor, Hayden & Cudworth and others who have built vessels here. After the Revolution the New England states in particular found themselves in desperate straits from the cutting off of their trade with the West Indies and Great Britain, through the operation of the British navigation laws. While the southern states could send their tobacco and cotton to Europe to pay for the manufactures that they required, there was nothing which could be exported from New England. In July, 1783, an order in
Port of Richmond, Jan. 26, 1861 high Water this day (Monday) at 5½ o'clock. arrived, Schr. Lizzie Taylor, Taylor, Baltimore, lumber, J. J. Abrahams. Sailed, Schr. Jos. P. Cake, Endicott, down the river for wood, for New York. Sloop Ellie, Camp, Norfolk, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co.
The Congressional Resignation proposition. Washington,, Jan. 27. --The proposition of Montgomery that the members of Congress resign, and that arrangements be made for the election of their successors to meet on the 22d of February, in order that they may be fresh from the people, and adjust our political difficulties, is so far successful as to have been signed by Messrs. Montgomery and Florence, of Pa.; Bocock, of Va.; Martin, of Va.; Garnett, of Va.; Jenkins, of Va.; Edmondson, of Va.; Dejarnette, of Va.; Wright and A very, of Tenn.; Briggs, of N. J.; Taylor, of La.; Davis, Holman and English, of Ind.; Burnett and Stephenson, of Ky.; Smith, of N. C.; Whiteley, of Del.; Larrabee, of Wis.; Scott, of Cal.; Sickles, of N. Y.; Craig and Anderson, of Mo.; Simms, Brown, Peyton and Stephenson, of Ky.; Hughes and Kunkel, of Md.; Fowke, Logan and McClernand, of Ill. The last names were added because it will facilitate a just settlement.
The cannel Coal business ruined. --The discovery of immense reservoirs of oil under ground, needing only the use of an auger to render it available, has utterly ruined the cannel coal business. The works in this county and Taylor are lying unfinished and idle. Meanwhile hundreds and thousands of persons are making money out of the oil business in our neighboring counties. Coopers are in great demand, it being found impossible to have barrels made as fast as they are needed. In a word, oil is the source from whence Wirt and Ritchie and perhaps other counties are drawing vast sums of money.--Marion County Virginian.
s been removed, and Edmonds, of Michigan, appointed in his place. Charles Welsh, Chief Clerk of the Navy Department, has resigned, and — Berrien, of New York, for some years Clerk in the Fourth Auditor's Office, succeeds him. The Senate, in executive session yesterday, confirmed the appointment of Geo. W. McClennan, Esq., as Second Assistant Postmaster General. Prof. Mason, of Tennessee, has been appointed to a vacant $1200 clerkship in the General Post-Office Department. Mr. Hutchins, lately clerk to Committee on Naval Affairs, House of Representatives, has been appointed to a $1200 clerkship in the Interior Department. Mr. Greiner, of Ohio, editor of a paper in columbus, will probably be selected for Governorship of New Mexico, vice Rencher, of North Carolina. Mr. G. was the author of many of the songs in the Tip and Ty, Taylor and Fillmore, and other political campaigns. George Harrington, of the District of Columbia, has been appointed Assistant Treasurer.--Wash. States.
Retention of a public officer. --A petition is in circulation in Richmond, and has been very extensively signed, asking Mr. Lincoln to retain Col. Thos. B. Bigger as Postmaster. It is signed by members of all parties, and states that the Colonel has given satisfaction, as head of postal arrangements in Richmond, to five Presidents of the United States--a fact the public will readily admit. The Whigs protested against his removal when General Taylor was elected, and he was retained. Col. B. is a veteran of the war of 1812. He also, from his long connexion with the post-office, understands its workings better, we suppose, than anybody that the President might be induced to put in his place.
The New Foreign Ministers. --The Federal Administration, as announced, has also made its selection of Ministers for the important European Courts. Hon. Charles Francis Adams, a member of the last Congress from Massachusetts, and a son of John Quincy Adams, is nominated for England. Hon. Wm. L. Dayton, of New Jersey, is nominated for the French Mission. Mr. Dayton served a term in the United States Senate, and was a candidate for Vice President on the Fremont ticket in 1856. Hon. George P. Marsh, of Vermont, gets the Sardinian Mission, which was so strongly demanded by Carl Schurz. Mr. Marsh served one term in the House of Representatives, and was appointed Resident Minister to Turkey by President Taylor in 1849. He is more eminent as a scholar and author than as a politician. Gen. Watson Webb, editor of the New York Courier, has been nominated Minister to the Turkish Porte.
t "Essay on Military Education, delivered at Wilmington, North Carolina, before the State Educational Convention," thus illustrates the military spirit and genius of the Southern people: "The armies of the Revolution were commanded by Washington, a Southern General. The officers, who distinguished themselves in an especial manner in the war of 1812, were Southern born and Southern-bred, Jackson, Coffee, Harrison, Scott and Gaines. The commanding Generals in the Mexican war, Scott, and Taylor, were both of Virginia. The Chief of Ordnance under Gen. Scott, and the next most important; officer was Huger, of South Carolina. The Chief of Engineers was Lee. of Virginia. the only man the Army acknowledges to be fit to be the successor to Gen. Scott. The chief leaders in skirmishing were Lane, of North Carolina, and Hays, of Tennessee. The light batteries of Artillery which did such wonderful execution at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterey, Buena Vista, and in the Valley of Mex
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