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he river, and reports a thriving population as then gathered between the two brick houses, called forts, which are yet standing. At that early period, boundary lines were indefinitely settled, and names as indefinitely applied. It was afterwards the intention of some to unite Mr. Cradock's, Mr. Winthrop's, Mr. Wilson's, and Mr. Nowell's lands in one township, and call it Mystic. Boundaries. Medford, until 1640, was surrounded by Charlestown, which embraced Malden, Stoneham, Woburn, Burlington, Somerville, a part of Cambridge, West Cambridge, and Medford. At a Court holden at Boston, April 1, 1634: There is two hundred acres of land granted to Mr. Increase Nowell, lying and being on the west side of North River, called Three-mile Brook (Malden River). There is two hundred acres of land granted to Mr. John Wilson, Pastor of the Church in Boston, lying next the land granted to Mr. Nowell on the south, and next Meadford on the north. Medford bounds would have run to Malden River,
made an offer, which was accepted. Thus 1802 saw laid the first keel of that fleet of ocean merchant ships whose sails have shaded every sea and bay on the navigable globe. Honor to him to whom honor is due! Mr. Magoun lives to see his favorite science and art carried to new triumphs; and, resting in the affluence that follows his labor, may he long enjoy that respect and gratitude which society loves to give to its real benefactors! Timber was procured from Medford, Malden, Woburn, Burlington, Lexington, Stoneham, Andover, and their adjoining towns. Mr. Magoun's first purchase of it was trees standing in what is now Winchester. He gave six dollars per ton: the seller was to cut and deliver it. It was more difficult to get the white-oak plank. When the Middlesex Canal was opened, a supply came through that channel; and large rafts were floated into the river through a side lock, which was near the entrance of Medford Turnpike. With our first builders, their price per ton for
of steam upon a column of water received at the bow and ejected at the stern on a line with the keel. The plan has been lately revived, and several vessels have been built in England to test it. See hydraulic propeller. In 1786, John Fitch, a watchmaker of Philadelphia, made public his plan of paddling a ship by steam, the device resembling vertical paddles, six on each side, working alternately. His vessel was launched on the Delaware in 1788, and performed her trip of 20 miles to Burlington, where she unfortunately burst her boiler, and whence she floated back to the city. She was repaired, and made several subsequent trips. The cylinder was 12 inches diameter, had 3 feet stroke (a, Fig. 5607). In 1796, he tried a steamboat, 18 feet long, 6 feet beam, on the Collect Pond, New York City, where the Tombs prison now stands. The screw and paddle-wheel are said to have been used coactively in this vessel. Fitch went West, died suddenly in 1799, and was buried at Bardstown
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
e town during the war for State aid to soldiers' families, and which was repaid by the Commonwealth, was as follows: In 1861, $191.36; in 1862, $1,093.32; in 1863, $1,996.96; in 1864, $4,606.40; in 1865, $3,935.06. Total amount $11.823.10. Burlington Incorporated Feb. 28, 1799. Population in 1860, 606; in 1865, 594. Valuation in 1860, $328,461; in 1865, $408,136. The selectmen in 1861 were Nathan Blanchard, William Winn, John Wood; in 1862, 1863, and 1864, Nathan Blanchard, William er was authorized to borrow such sums of money as may be required to pay bounties. 1865. June 9th, Voted, to reimburse the money raised by subscription during the past year, though not till after being assessed and paid into the treasury. Burlington furnished eighty-two men for the war, which was a surplus of four over and above all demands. None were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town for war purposes, exclusive of State aid, was ten t
606 B. Barnstable 27 Barre 607 Becket 65 Bedford 372 Belchertown 332 Bellingham 482 Belmont 373 Berkley 122 Berlin 609 Bernardston 256 Beverly 177 Billerica 375 Blackstone 611 Blandford 296 Bolton 613 Boston 582 Boxborough 377 Boxford 180 Boylston 616 Bradford 182 Braintree 483 Brewster 31 Bridgewater 538 Brighton 378 Brimfield 298 Brookfield 616 Brookline 485 Buckland 267 Burlington 381 C. Cambridge 382 Canton 490 Carlisle 391 Carver 540 Charlestown 393 Charlemont 259 Charlton 618 Chatham 33 Chelmsford 399 Chelsea 591 Cheshire 66 Chester 299 Chesterfield 334 Chicopee 300 Chilmark 164 Clarksburg 68 Clinton 619 Cohasset 491 Colerain 260 Concord 401 Conway 261 Cummington 335 D. Dalton 69 Dana 621 Danvers 184 Dartmouth 124 Dedham 493 Deerfield 262 Denn
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 1: the organization of the 121st New York Volunteers (search)
rren, Manheim, Schuyler, Columbia and Salisbury. Company E. Middlefield, Milford, Cherry Valley, Hartwick, Springfield, Otego and Roseboom. Company F. Edminston, Exeter, Unadilla, Otego and Maryland. Company G. Cherry Valley, Roseboom, Decatur, Middlefield, Westford, Worcester and Herkimer. Company H. Little Falls, Richfield, Salisbury and Otego. Company I. Milford, Laurens, Morris, Worcester, Pittsfield, Hartwick and German Flats. Company K. Laurens, New Lisbon, Oneonta, Burlington, Otego, Butternuts, Pittsfield and Plainfield. A camp for the regiment was selected across the Mohawk River from Herkimer on German Flats, and named Camp Schuyler. The contract for this camp-site reads as follows: Headquarters Camp Schuyler, August 29, 1862. This agreement, made this 25th day of July, A. D. 1862, between Albert Story, on behalf of the State of New York, as Quartermaster, and Henry J. Schuyler, witnesseth that the said Schuyler has leased for the season certain
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 9: Journalist at large.—1868-1876. (search)
tive cooperation, and was especially helpful in launching the Journal, of which, for a time, he was an associate editor with Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Mrs. Lucy Stone, and T. W. Higginson. He was one of the Vice-Presidents also of the American and of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Associations, and President of the former for two years. In the wintry months of February and March, 1870, he made two journeys to Vermont, and addressed suffrage conventions at Rutland and Burlington in company with Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Livermore, the question of a constitutional amendment being then before the State Board of Censors. From the exposure thus incurred he narrowly escaped a severe illness, and the gradual impairment of his health may be said to date from that time. When well enough, he never failed to attend the semi-annual suffrage conventions in Boston, in January and May; and at the annual hearings at the State House before the Committees on suffrage and other bills af
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 9: going to Europe.—December, 1837.—Age, 26. (search)
now stares me in the face, and the anxiety arising from the responsibility of my course quite overcomes me. I have in my letters to several of my friends alluded particularly to my feelings, and also defended my plan of travel; but to you I need start no such idea. Your mind goes with me; and your heart jumps in step with my own. I passed a pleasant day in Philadelphia, where I dined with Peters and supped with Ingersoll, and met all the first lawyers; then a delightful homelike day in Burlington, where S. P. received me with sisterly regard, I may almost say; and the whole family made my stay very pleasant. In New York I have been exceedingly busy, for the day I have been there, in arranging my money affairs, and writing letters of all sorts. Keep your courage up, my dear Hillard; have hope, and don't bate a jot of heart. The way is clear before you, and you will bowl along pleasantly and speedily. Be happy. Remember me affectionately to all my friends, and to your wife; an
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
rget dear Boston and friends there, and long much to hear of you. I sadly fear that all of you will delay writing me until you hear from me, which will serve me badly, as I shall then be without letters from you for many months. Tell my friends to write; let me know all the news,—law, literature, politics, love, and matrimony. Before this letter can reach you Cleveland will be a married man; give my love to him, if he is in Boston. I have already written him to the care of Bishop Doane, Burlington. Tell Miss Austin that I had the happiness of placing her little packet in Mrs. Ticknor's hands on New Year's morning. Mrs. T. is delightful, and it does me good to see her. Every evening of my first week in Paris I passed with her. As ever, affectionately yours, C. S. Have seen Mademoiselle Mars in Moliere's Les Femmes Savantes. It was a treat which I shall never forget. Her voice is like a silver flute; her eye like a gem. Have met several professors. Journal. Jan. 13, 1
am, s. of Joseph (5), m. Mary Reed of Lex. 5 May 1753, and had Mary, b. 28 Feb. 1754, m. Joel Viles, 27 June 1775; Hannah, bap. 4 Jan. 1756, in. James Walker of Burlington; Phebe, bap. 19 June 1757, m. Jonathan Bridge, 22 Feb. 1781; Martha, bap. 19 Nov. 1758, m. Abraham Smith 8 May 1788; Betty, bap. 28 Oct. 1759, m. William Bridgew. Elizabeth d. 2 Sept. 1690, a. 60, according to the Record; but she was probably somewhat older. In a memoir, formerly in possession of Rev. Samuel Sewall of Burlington, drawn up by his predecessor, Rev. John Marrett, a lineal descendant of this family, it is said that President Dunster was son of Henry, of Balehoult, England, 1737, d. young; Amos, b. 8 Feb. 1738-9; Mary, b. 17 Aug. 1740, d. 17 Oct. 1754; John, b. 10 Sept. 1741, grad. H. C. 1763, ordained at 2d church in Woburn (now Burlington) 21 Dec. 1774, m. Martha, dau. of his predecessor, Rev. Thomas Jones, and d. 18 Feb. 1813, leaving an only dau. Martha, who in. his successor, Rev. Samuel Sewal
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