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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 4 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Oldport days, with ten heliotype illustrations from views taken in Newport, R. I., expressly for this work. 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 2 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
ht second-hand military clothes. I have so come to associate good troops with dusty, faded suits, that I look with suspicion on anyone who has a stray bit of lace or other martial finery. . . . At 10.30 General Humphreys and General Meade, taking only Sanders and myself, embarked on a boat with General Ingalls, for City Point. The boat started up the river with us, and we found it an hour's trip to City Point. The river is very pretty, or rather fine, with banks that remind one of Narragansett Bay, going to Newport, only they are, I think, higher. . . . City Point is a jut of land at the junction of the Appomattox and the James. It must once have been a quite pretty place, and consisted of a large number of scattered private houses, several of them very good ones; especially that near which General Grant had his camp, which is just on the river. . . . Grant had gone to the front, some seven miles away, and we presently rode out on the Petersburg road, and met Grant returning,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
o clamor of a stanch minority is permitted to remain until spring......October, 1635 John Winthrop, the younger, Hugh Peters, and Henry Vane arrive at Boston......Oct. 3, 1635 Captain Underhill is sent to apprehend Roger Williams, as he still continued to preach, and carry him aboard a ship bound for England, but finds him gone......December, 1635 Roger Williams finds refuge with Massasoit, the sachem of the Wampanoags, and commences a settlement at Seekonk, on the east side of Narragansett Bay; but learning from Mr. Winslow, of Plymouth, that he was within the patent of that. colony, he and five others move to the other side of the bay, having obtained a grant of land from Canonicus, the head sachem of the Narragansets. He names this settlement Providence......1636 A law of the colony prohibits erecting a dwelling-house more than half a mile from the meeting-house......1636 Religious controversy with Mrs. Anne Hutchinson begins......1636 Sir Henry Vane chosen gover
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 6: school-teaching in Boston and Providence. (1837-1838.) (search)
erely intellectual life, while she yet felt its charms. Her residence in Providence had made her a citizen of the world, and the best thing she had done there was to defy the disapproval of her employer and attend a caucus,--in those days a rare exploit for a woman. We see the same half-conscious impulse toward action manifested in one of her letters to her younger brothers, in which she describes with great fullness a visit to a French man-of-war, the Hercules, which had anchored in Narragansett Bay. She says, incidentally, I thought I much should like to command such a vessel, despite all the hardships and privations of such a situation. Fuller Mss. i. 635. When she wrote, years after, the oft-quoted passage in Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Let them be sea-captains, if they will, it may have been with this reminiscence in her mind. On March 1, 1838, she wrote to Mr. Emerson one of her most characteristic letters. I reproduce it from the manuscript, because it shows wh
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 5 (search)
giving them beads or something and getting baskets of corn in exchange. Outlook, October, 1907. This seemed to the speaker, and quite reasonably, the very first contact with civilization on the part of the American Indians. Precisely parallel to this is the memorial which we meet to dedicate, and which records the first interview in 1620 between the little group of Plymouth Pilgrims and Massasoit, known as the greatest commander of the country, and Sachem of the whole region north of Narragansett Bay. Bancroft's History of the United States, i, 247. Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, says the poet Pope; and nothing is more remarkable in human history than the way in which great events sometimes reach their climax at once, instead of gradually working up to it. Never was this better illustrated than when the Plymouth Pilgrims first met the one man of this region who could guarantee them peace for fifty years, and did so. The circumstances seem the simplest of the
rn-post is gone,--so that each tide sweeps in its green harvest of glossy kelp, and then tosses it in the hold like hay, desolately tenanting the place which once sheltered men. The floating weed, so graceful in its own place, looks but dreary when thus confined. On that fearfully cold Monday of last winter (January 8, 1866) when the mercury stood at--10°, even in this mildest corner of New England,--this vessel was caught helplessly amid the ice that drifted out of the west passage of Narragansett Bay, before the fierce north-wind. They tried to beat into the eastern entrance, but the schooner seemed in sinking condition, the sails and helm were clogged with ice, and every rope, as an eye-witness told me, was as large as a man's body with frozen sleet. Twice they tacked across, making no progress; and then, to save their lives, ran the vessel on the rocks and got ashore. After they had left her, a higher wave swept her off, and drifted her into a little cove, where she has ever s
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 1 (search)
Mountains. under the glaciers. . . . After that he was called Leif the Lucky. Leif was now both well to do and honored. . . . Now there was a great talk about Leif's Vinland voyage; and Thorvald, his brother, thought the land had been too little explored. Then said Leif to Thorvald, Thou shalt go with my ship, brother, if thou wilt, to Vinland. There has been much difference of opinion as to where Vinland was. Some think that it was Nantucket; others, the island of Conanicut in Narragansett Bay; and others, some place much farther north and east. See Costa's Pre-Columbian Discovery of North America, Anderson's Norsemen in America, Kohl's History of the Discovery of the East Coast of North America, published by the Maine Historical Society. IV.—Thorvald, Leif's brother, goes to Vinland. Now Thorvald made ready for this voyage with thirty men, with the counsel thereon of Leif, his brother. Then they fitted out their ship, and bore out to sea (A. D. 1002): and there is
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 3 (search)
feet long and four feet broad, which are not made of iron, or stone, or any other kind of metal, because that in all this country, for the space of two hundred leagues which we ran, we never saw one stone Indians making canoes. of any sort. They help themselves with fire, burning so much of the tree as is sufficient for the hollowness of the boat: the like they do in making the stern and forepart, until it be fit to sail upon the sea. . . . And we came to another land, Probably Narragansett Bay. being fifteen leagues distant from the island, where we found a passing good haven, wherein being entered, we found about twenty small boats of the people, which, with divers cries and wonderings, came about our ship. Coming no nearer than fifty paces towards us, they staid and beheld the artificialness of our ship, our shape, and apparel, that they all made a loud shout together, declaring that they rejoiced. When we had something animated i.e. somewhat encouraged. them, using th
Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island a town of 4,649 pop., on Narragansett Bay. Has a good harbor. Engaged in manufacturing and commerce. Value of manufactures for the year 1864, $2,122,694.
Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island a town of 2,400 pop., on Narragansett Bay, and on the Stonington & Providence Railroad, 15 miles from Providence. Engaged in commerce, manufactures and fishery.
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