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or a public funeral which respect for their venerable pastor could suggest was made by the town; and their Committee for the occasion were Messrs. Abner Bartlett, Jonathan Brooks, Thatcher Magoun, Turell Tufts, and Dudley Hall. The funeral services were on Saturday, Dec. 14. The prayer was offered by President Kirkland ; and the sermon preached by Dr. Abiel Holmes, from 2 Tim. IV. 6, 7. The pall-bearers were the Rev. Drs. Kirkland and Holmes, of Cambridge; Ripley, of Concord; Foster, of Brighton; Fiske, of West Cambridge ; and Homer, of Newton. The wife of Dr. Osgood died Jan. 7, 1818, aged seventy, and left behind the memorial of an amiable, intelligent, and pious woman. The memory of the just is blessed. The incidents in the history of Dr. Osgood, not mentioned in the memoir, are few and unimportant. Among those of historic interest are the following:-- March 15, 1782: At a meeting of the brethren of the church this day, the pastor proposed an alteration in the form of
been a hinderance. On the election of Dr. Brooks to the office of governor, he resigned his medical practice to his pupil and friend,-- Dr. Daniel Swan, of Medford,--who graduated at Harvard College in 1803. He first entered on practice at Brighton, in 1808, where for eight years he had all the success he anticipated. He was invited by the inhabitants of Medford, in 1816, to become their physician; and, having obeyed the call, he has practised nearly forty years as the established physici different times; several Illustrations of Scripture, at different times. Right Hand of Fellowship at the Ordination of Rev. Charles Brooks, in Hingham1821 The Address to the Phi Beta Kappa Society1829 Obituary Notice of Rev. Dr. Foster, of Brighton1829 Address to the Society at the Ordination of Rev. T. B. Fox, Newburyport1831 Charge at the Installation of Rev. Edward B. Hall, Providence, R. I.1832 Address to the Society at the Ordination of Rev. John Pierpont, jun., Lynn1843 Obituary
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
n; 709 brick and stone and 67 wooden buildings burned; loss $70,000,000; nearly 65 acres burned over; fourteen lives lost......Nov. 9-10, 1872 Legislature meets in extra session to devise means of relief for Boston......Nov. 19, 1872 William A. Richardson appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 17. 1873 Oakes Ames, M. C., father of the Credit Mobilier, dies (aged sixty-nine)......May 8, 1873 Massachusetts Normal Art School at Boston opened......May 8, 1873 Charlestown. Brighton, and West Roxbury annexed to Boston by vote at election held.......Oct. 7, 1873 Hoosac tunnel completed......Nov. 27, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807; dies at Cambridge......Dec. 14, 1873 United States Senator Charles Sumner, born in Boston, 1811, dies at Washington......March 11, 1874 Governor Washburn, elected United States Senator to succeed Sumner, resigns executive office to Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Talbot......April 30, 1874 Bursting of a reservoir dam
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitney, Frederic Augustus 1812-1880 (search)
Whitney, Frederic Augustus 1812-1880 Clergyman; born in Quincy, Mass., Sept. 13, 1812; graduated at Harvard College in 1833 and at its Divinity School in 1838; was pastor at Brighton, Mass., in 1843-59. He was the author of Historical sketch of the old Church at Quincy; Biography of James Holton, etc. He died in Brighton, Mass., Oct. 21, 1880. Whitney, Frederic Augustus 1812-1880 Clergyman; born in Quincy, Mass., Sept. 13, 1812; graduated at Harvard College in 1833 and at its Divinity School in 1838; was pastor at Brighton, Mass., in 1843-59. He was the author of Historical sketch of the old Church at Quincy; Biography of James Holton, etc. He died in Brighton, Mass., Oct. 21, 1880.
hill for the next two and a half miles is up-hill work. The horse jibbed, so we pushed on, on foot, as fast as possible, and left the cab to come on. When we reached the summit, we could only make out a steamer on the horizon, from eighteen to twenty miles off. This could not be the Alabama, unless she was making off to sea again. There was no bark. As soon as our cab reached the crown of the hill, we set off at a break-neck pace, down the hill, on past the Round-house, till we came near Brighton, and as we reached the corner, there lay the Alabama within fifty yards of the unfortunate Yankee. As the Yankee came around from the south-east, and about five miles from the Bay, the steamer came down upon her. The Yankee was evidently taken by surprise. The Alabama fired a gun, and brought her to. When first we got sight of the Alabama, it was difficult to make out what she was doing; the bark's head had been put about, and the Alabama lay, off quite immovable, as if she were takin
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
. 145th Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Butler and mustered in for 100 days June 9, 1864. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., June 12, and duty in that District till September. Mustered out at Camp Butler September 23, 1864. Regiment lost during service by disease 40. 146th Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in for 1 year September 18, 1864. Assigned to duty in Illinois. Guarding drafted men at Camp Butler. Cos. B and C at Brighton, Cos. D and E at Quincy, and Co. F at Jacksonville. Mustered out July 5, 1865. Regiment lost during service by disease 38. 147th Illinois Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Fry, Chicago, Ill., for 1 year February 18, 1865. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 21-25, and to Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga., February 27-28. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Dept. o
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Sumner. (search)
ply interested. He also liked to converse about the books he read, and in this way acquired a reputation for loquacity which never left him as long as he lived. It was sometimes troublesome to his friends, but it was of great advantage to him as a public speaker. He lived a quiet, sober, industrious life in college, attracting comparatively little attention from either his instructors or his fellow students. Yet, he showed the independence of his character by attending a cattle-show at Brighton, a proceeding for which he would have been suspended if it had been discovered by the college faculty. There were many foolish, monkish restrictions at Harvard in those days, and among them it was not considered decorous for a student to wear a colored vest. He might wear a white vest, but not a buff or a figured one. Sumner preferred a buff vest, and insisted on wearing it. When he was reprimanded for doing so he defended his course vigorously, and exposed the absurdity of the regulatio
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 28: Philadelphia. (search)
Chapter 28: Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the best example of White progress in America, because nothing accidental, nothing temporary, rules the conditions of her growth. She has not been made a Royal residence, like Rome; the centre of a new imperial system, like Berlin. No great discovery of mineral wealth has drawn to her the daring spirits of all nations, like San Francisco. She is not the chief entry of immigrants from Europe, like New York. She has not sprung into fashion like Brighton and Saratoga. She owes no part of her fortune to having been made a free port, like Livorno, or to her having taken the fancy of a Caesar, like Madrid. Her growth is natural. Accidental growth is seen in many towns. A railway bridge secures prosperity to Omaha; a line of docks makes Birkenhead; a spring of oil gives life to Petrolia. But Philadelphia owes her wealth to general causes, and her greatness is not jeopardized by the failure of a dozen industries. Men now living in Walnu
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 34: America at school. (search)
cy with the same high spirit as they showed in fronting the great material power of their enemies in the war. Ten years ago there were no such public schools in Richmond as there were in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. A lady of the First Families could not send her boys and girls to an institution where they might have to mingle with white trash. It is the sentiment of a ruling class, common to all countries, not more obvious in Richmond and Raleigh than in Geneva and Lausanne, in Brighton and Harrogate. A society of gentry tends by habit to become a caste. No teachers of the higher grades found welcome in Virginia, and the science of pedagogy was abandoned to the Thwackums and Squeers. A private school, the lowest type of boarding-school, was the only school thought good enough for the girls and boys of White citizens in Richmond. But for the higher culture found in the domestic circle, where the men were mostly gentlemen, the women mostly ladies, the state of learning
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
in 1864, $445.00; in 1865, $526.51. Total amount, $1,347.53. About two hundred dollars were raised by the ladies of the town for the Christian Commission. Brighton Incorporated Feb. 24, 1807. Population in 1860, 3,375; in 1865, 3,859. Valuation in 1860, $3,488,577; in 1865, $3,812,694. The selectmen in 1861 and 1862f the town for their services. November 26th, It was voted to appropriate seven thousand two hundred dollars to be used by the selectmen to furnish the quota of Brighton under the new call of the President. 1863. November 20th, It was voted to open a recruiting office, and a large committee was appointed to obtain the men. It lose of the war. 1865. At a town-meeting held April 24th, a report was made by Charles Heard on the subject of erecting a monument in honor of the soldiers of Brighton who had fallen in the war, the cost of which was to be raised by voluntary subscription from each adult male and female, and from each of the school children in
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