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October 12. A convention of citizens of North Carolina, loyal to the Union, was held in Hyde County, N. C. Charles H. Foster, of Hertford County, addressed the assembly. He told his hearers wherein almost every article and section of the Bill of Rights of North Carolina had been violated by the Confederates, and expressed his sincere belief that, should the secessionists be successful in the present war, a monarchical or military despotism would be speedily established. Even now, he said, the well-known wishes of the people are disregarded, and it is openly declared that a poor man should not vote. North Carolina gave the over-whelming majority of thirty-five thousand for the Union, and over one thousand against holding a convention to discuss the treasonable subject of secession. But such a convention had met, and when they had succeeded in passing a secession ordinance, they, well knowing what its fate would be, refused to submit the obnoxious document to the people, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gatling, Richard Jordan 1818- (search)
Gatling, Richard Jordan 1818- Inventor; born in Hertford county, N. C., Sept. 12, 1818. His first invention was a screw Richard Jordan Gatling. for propelling water-craft. Later he designed a machine for sowing rice, and, on removing to St. Louis in 1844, adapted it to sowing wheat in drills. In 1861 he conceived the idea of his revolving battery gun. This was first manufactured in 1862, at Indianapolis. Subsequently twelve were made and used on the James River, Va., by General Butler. In 1866 Gatling further improved this invention, and after satisfactory trials at Washington and Fort Monroe the Gatling gun was adopted by the United States government. It is now in use also in nearly all European countries. In 1886 he invented a new gun-metal, composed of steel and aluminum. Later Congress voted him $40,000 for proof experiments in a new method of casting cannon. He has also invented a hemp-breaking machine and a steam-plough.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
most distant nations of the earth. McCormick, of Virginia, was the first to put the reaper into the field, which has done so much to develop the vast grain fields of the West. Stevens, of South Carolina, was the first to use iron as a protection against artillery, and thus the whole system of naval warfare has been changed. Dr. Reed, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the inventor of rifled cannon, which have made useless fortifications of stone and brick. Richard Jordan Gatling, of Hertford county, North Carolina, is the inventor of the terrible gun that bears his name. The Georgians claim that their countryman, Rev. F. R. Goulding, is the inventor of the sewing-machine. General Gabriel J. Rains, by the construction of a peculiar friction primer, made the use of torpedoes successful in the Southern waters during the civil war, and demonstrated that weak maritime nations could be protected against the most powerful. The Le Contes, of Georgia, are to-day among our foremost men of science
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Valuable war relic. (search)
dler, Marshall county, N. C. Ezekiel Chandler, Marshall county, N. C. David Combs, Hertford county, N. C. Walter Dawkins, Richmond county, N. C. Richard Dawkins, Richmond county, N. C. nahoe, Richmond county, N. C. John Donahoe, Richmond county, N. C. James T. Deans, Hertford county, N. C. John R. Dwiggins, Guilford county, N. C. Umphrey Elliott, Hertford county, N. C. JaHertford county, N. C. James L. Freeman, Rockingham county, N. C. Peter Franklin, Madison county, N. C. John W. Goodwin, Hertford county, N. C. John Gosnal, Madison county, N. C. Ambrose Hoke, Iredell county, N. C. Hertford county, N. C. John Gosnal, Madison county, N. C. Ambrose Hoke, Iredell county, N. C. James C. Hodge, Richmond county, N. C. Henderson Harrellon, Hertford county, N. C. Alleson Henderson, Guilford, N. C. William H. Johnson, Wilmington, N. C. Duncan P. Johnson, Wilmington, N. Hertford county, N. C. Alleson Henderson, Guilford, N. C. William H. Johnson, Wilmington, N. C. Duncan P. Johnson, Wilmington, N. C. Charles W. Jacoks, Hertford, N. C. William H. Jones, Hertford, N. C. John W. Kellough, Mecklenburg county, N. C. Commodore P. Long, Richmond county, N. C. Isaac L. Lezigia, Richmond, Va. John
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
ee hundred infantry and our battery, numbering about one hundred and twenty-five men, was no light one. For weeks it had been in a state of constant activity and excitement, enhanced towards the last with continual suspense and anxiety. It had been constantly on the move to meet threatened advances from the directions of the Tar and lower Roanoke and the Chowan and Backwater rivers. If I remember aright, during the month of March it had been sent upon two expeditions through Northampton, Hertford and Bertie counties, to repel reported raids of the enemy's cavalry from the Chowan; one, to and below Tarboro to meet a threatened advance from the lower Tar and Roanoke, and one, down the Seaboard and Roanoke railroad towards Franklin, to check a cavalry raid from the Blackwater. This last expedition, however, was in April, the command returning to camp therefrom the night of April 6th. It was under command of Colonel Whitford, who had with him not to exceed two hundred infantry (about
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
large in area, fertile, surrounded by swamps, yet healthy. His numerous slaves were most kindly treated, religiously trained, contented and happy. His manner of speaking was very deliberate, polished, earnest and most impressive. Mr. Fenner B. Satterthwaite, member from Beaufort county, was a born orator. The most eloquent speech I heard in that body of great men was from him. He was one of the leaders of one of the strongest bars in the State. Mr. Kenneth Rayner, delegate from Hertford county, had been for years a conspicuous politician. He spoke always with vehemence, and was occasionally so fiery as to appear excited by anger. Dr. Rufus K. Speed, of Elizabeth City, was such an impressive speaker that he was selected by the Whig party as candidate to be elector-at-large on purpose to meet the Democratic orator, E. Graham Haywood. Nicholas W. Woodfin, when a boy, rode into Asheville after meal on a mule bareback. By his energy and talents he rose to be a leader of th
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Charlestown School in the 17th century. (search)
rley was the schoolmaster one year from April 26, 1652, and again also in 1657. He, with his wife Constant (Starr), was admitted to the Charlestown church in 1658. He is said to have been the son of Ralph Morley, of Braintree. His mother may have been the widow Catharine Morley who sojourned thirty weeks with John Greene, of Charlestown, at two shillings and sixpence per week. John Morley died January 24, 1660-1, and in his will bequeathed his estate at Lucas and at Chesthunt Leyes, Hertford county, Eng., first to his wife, and secondly to his sister, Mrs. Ann Farmer. The will of the wife was probated in 1669. In 1660 one thousand acres of land, in the wilderness, on the western side of Merrimack river, at a place commonly called by the Indians Sodegonock, were laid out by order of the General Court of Massachusetts Colony, for the use of the town of Charlestown. The rental of this tract of land helped to defray the annual expenses of the school. November 26, 1661, Mr. Eze
Willis52 Hammond, Lawrence, Recorder34 Hancock, Governor John52 Hancock,—, Schoolmaster, 172465 Harper's Magazine3 Harpswell, Me.103 Harrington Family, The46 Harvard College2, 8, 19, 33, 34, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65 Harvard College, Charlestown Graduates of Previous to170160 Harvard Graduates, Sibley37 Haven, George47 Hawes, Frank Mortimer15, 32, 58 Hay, William, Schoolmaster, 172165 Hayden, Joseph O.6, 74 Hayes, John S.2 Hayes, John S., Addresses of2 Hearse House, The42 Hertford County, England19 Heyman, Samuel60, 62 Heymond, Samuel61 Highland Avenue, Somerville22, 45 Hill, Colonel Herbert E.2 Hinckley, Mrs. James H.104 Historical Sketch of Old Middlesex Canal49 Hooksett Locks and Canal50, 57 Horn Pond, Woburn53 Huguenots, The10,11,12 Hunt, M. Agnes13 Hunt, Rev. Samuel103, 104 Hutchinson Collection, The42 Hutchinson, Mrs. Jacob T.104 Indian Wars, The40 Inman House, The, Cambridge94 Ipswich Female Seminary103 Ipswich, Mass.20, 40 Ireland, Shadrach15
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in North Carolina. Murfreesboro', N. C., May 10, 1861. The people of Hertford county met in Convention on Thursday last, and nominated Hon. Kenneth Rayner to represent us in the approaching. Convention of the State of North Carolina. Mr. Rayner addressed the citizens of Murfreesboro', yesterday, at 2 o'clock P. M., responding to the nomination. A large audience listened for two hours to the honorable gentleman, who spoke with his usual animation, bringing down thunders of applause from his audience. Many of us wished that Hon. W. N. H. Smith, had been our candidate, but that gentleman constantly declined every solicitation to enter the canvass. The military spirit of our town is fully aroused; nearly every able-bodied man in town has entered one of the two volunteer companies being organized at the call of the Governor. Many of our aged men are eager to rush to the contest, but their services will be needed at hom
imore has found a presentment against John Merryman, Esq., on the charge of treason. This is the way the Lincoln Government intends to dodge the contest with Chief Justice Taney. A Mr Holstein was murdered a few weeks ago in Craig county, Va. His wife, two white men and a negro have been arrested on suspicion. Samuel and Jos. Levi, of Union town, Ky., absconded a few days since, leaving an indebtedness of $20,000. John A. Anderson and Wm. Beale, well-known citizens of Hertford county, N. C., died recently. James W. McCulloh, formerly First Comptroller of the U. S. Treasury, died at Orange, N. J., on the 17th inst. The degree of Ll. D. has been conferred on Lincoln by a Northern College. A. S. S. should have been added. The Milwaukee Bank riots had ceased at last accounts, though the jail was strictly guarded. Mr. David Bowen, a member of Capt. Page's cavalry, was drowned white bathing, last Sunday, in Hampshire county, Va. Judge Wm. S. Clawson,
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