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-See Journal of the Board of Aldermen, N. Y. At Alexandria, Va., through the exertions of Major Lemon, commanding the guard there, Miss Windle, formerly of Delaware, but more recently of Philadelphia, and of late a correspondent of the Southern press, was arrested in the act of leaving for Washington by the steamboat. She is a highly-educated lady, and the authoress of several works published while she resided in Philadelphia, among which was a Legend of the Waldenses, also A visit to Melrose. Miss Windle has resided in Alexandria for the past month, where her movements have been closely watched. She boldly avowed her secession proclivities, and made no secret of her correspondence with the leaders of the rebel army. After a hearing she was sent to Washington. Augustus Schaeffer, of Gloucester, New Jersey, belonging to Captain Sinn's Philadelphia Company of Cavalry, was severely wounded in the head yesterday, by a pistol ball, while out with a scouting party toward Fairfax
Chapter 1: Name and location. Medford, a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, lies in 42° 25′ 14″ 42, north latitude, and 71° 07′ 14″ 32, west longitude. It is about five miles N. N. W. from the State House in Boston; and about four miles N. W. by N. from Bunker-Hill Monument. It borders on Somerville, West Cambridge, Winchester, Stoneham, Melrose, and Malden. It received the name of Meadford from the adventurers who arrived at Salem, in May, 1630, and came thence to settle here in June. When these first comers marked the flatness and extent of the marshes, resembling vast meads or meadows, it may have been this peculiarity of surface which suggested the name of Meadford, or the great meadow. In one of the earliest deeds of sale it is written Metford, and in the records of the Massachusetts Colony, 1641, Meadfoard. The Selectmen and Town-clerks often spelled it Meadford ; but, after April, 1715, it has been uniformly written Medford. No reason is given for th
e those persons who have cut the seats of the new meetinghouse. Feb. 17, 1731.--Mr. Turell says in his record, Married, standing together, William Watson and Abigail Hall. Was this the first time he had seen a couple so placed? Sept. 12, 1731.--Rev. John Seccomb preached in Medford. 1735.--Sampson, a negro slave, was sorely frightened by a wild bear and cub, which he met in the woods, near Governor Cradock's house. In a rock on the north-east border of Medford, near the corner of Melrose, is a deep excavation, called Bear's Den. Oct. 8, 1738.--Governor Belcher attended meeting in Medford, Sunday. Rev. Mr. Turell preached. Rev. Joshua Tufts preached in Medford, Aug. 24, 1740. A species of very destructive worm appeared in July, 1743. They destroyed both grass and corn. Mr. Turell preached, July 3, on the event, from Lam. III. 39, and Ezek. XVIII. 25. 1744.--A long-tailed comet, of unusual brightness, frightened some of our people more than Mr. Whitefield had
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Goss, Elbridge Henry 1830- (search)
Goss, Elbridge Henry 1830- Author; born in Boston, Mass., Dec. 22, 1830; received a common-school education. His publications include Early bells of Massachusetts; Centennial fourth address; Life of Col. Paul Revere; History of Melrose, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kidder, Frederick 1804-1885 (search)
Kidder, Frederick 1804-1885 Author; born in New Ipswich, N. H., April 16, 1804; engaged in business at different times in Boston, New York, and the South; and became widely known as an antiquarian authority. His publications include The history of New Ipswich, N. H., from its first Grant in 1736 to 1852 (with Augustus A. Gould); The expeditions of Capt. John Lovewell; Military operations in Eastern Maine and Nova Scotia during the Revolution; History of the first New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution; and History of the Boston massacre, March 5, 1770. He died in Melrose, Mass., Dec. 19, 1885.
ill the foot of the pipe is again immersed. In some cases the steam is made to give an alarm at this point of depression of the water-level. See low-water alarm. Other forms of apparatus have valves operated by floats. See boiler-feeder; feed-pump, etc. A form of feed-water apparatus by which water is taken on board the tender while the locomotive and train are in motion is adopted on some railways in the United States and in England. On the Hudson River Railway, for instance, at Melrose, is placed between the rails of the track a trough 1,200 feet long, 18 inches wide, 15 inches deep, and holding 16,000 gallons of water. The tender has a pipe with a nozzle pointing forward, and capable of being raised and lowered. The train running at full speed, the nozzle is let down so as to pass two inches below the surface of water in the trough, and the water is thereby forced through the nozzle into the pipe and thence to the tender. The plan was invented and patented by Angu
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 10: Middlesex County. (search)
.17; in 1863, $12,412.37; in 1864, $10,000.00; in 1865, $6,400.00. Total amount, $37,544.50. Melrose Incorporated May 3, 1850. Population in 1860, 2,532; in 1865, 2,866. Valuation in 1860, $1y Elbridge H. Goss, entitled The Melrose Memorial, contains a very full and complete history of Melrose in the war, which is in every respect creditable to the author and to the citizensof the place. Melrose furnished four hundred and sixteen men for the war, The Melrose Memorial claims that Melrose furnished four hundred and fifty-four men for the war. which was a surplus of seventy-threeMelrose furnished four hundred and fifty-four men for the war. which was a surplus of seventy-three over and above all demands. Nine were commissioned officers. The whole amount of money appropriated and expended by the town on account of the war, exclusive of State aid, was thirty-eight thousan, $6,500.00; in 1864, $4,700.00; in 1865, $3,900.00. Total amount, $19,957.80. The ladies of Melrose performed a great deal of good work for the soldiers during the war, and a very considerable am
ncaster 638 Lanesborough 80 Lawrence 202 Lee 81 Leicester 639 Leominster 642 Lenox 84 Leverett 271 Lexington 414 Leyden 272 Littleton 419 Lincoln 416 Longmeadow 307 Lowell 420 Ludlow 308 Lunenburg 644 Lynn 207 Lynnfield 212 M. Malden 425 Manchester 213 Mansfield 139 Marblehead 215 Marlborough 427 Marshfield 557 Marion 557 Mattapoisett 561 Medfield 504 Medford 429 Medway 506 Melrose 431 Mendon 646 Methuen 218 Middleborough 563 Middlefield 350 Middleton 220 Milford 648 Millbury 651 Milton 507 Monroe 274 Monson 310 Montague 275 Monterey 87 Montgomery 311 Mount Washington 88 N. Nahant 222 Nantucket 478 Natick 433 Needham 609 New Ashford 90 New Bedford 141 New Braintree 653 Newbury 223 Newburyport 225 New Marlborough 91 New Salem 277 Newton 435 Norton 145 Nort
d. As Major Howe fell, realizing that his wound was mortal, he said to the soldier who caught him: Tell mother I died a brave man. Corporal Peter O'Rourke, of Company E, who was carrying the state flag, fell wounded and called to Corporal Henry K. Martin of his company to Come and take the colors. One of the incidents of this engagement was the action of Private Robert W. Putnam, His sacrifice has furnished the inspiration for the erection of an imposing memorial on Mt. Hood, in Melrose, Mass., to the patriot dead of the Civil War who lie in unknown graves. of Company F. He was in the front line and was badly wounded in the left side and shoulder. With the assistance of comrades, he was seated upon a stump, from which he waved the others forward, his cap swinging from the tip of his bayonet. Putnam was taken by the enemy, and, after a march of seven miles, was placed in Libby Prison, where he died on July 13th, 1862, and was buried in an unknown grave. In his report of
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 7: the World's Convention.—1840. (search)
y, on which the first stopping-place was Sheffield, where the hospitalities of the Rawsons at Wincobank Hall were enjoyed, and acquaintance made with the beloved bard of negro freedom, James Montgomery. Thence the route led to York and to Newcastle-on-Tyne, for the sake of visiting Harriet Martineau, then writing the Hour and the man, at Tynemouth. In the early morning of July 20, the fellow-travellers, less Thompson and Remond, who had gone before, mounted the coach at the Turf Hotel for Melrose, where the Abbey was explored in the twilight. On the following day they arrived at Thompson's door in Edinburgh. 8 Duncan Street, Newington. So far from being allowed to rest, they were at once drawn into a fresh round of private entertainment and public meetings. In the afternoon of July 21, they dined with Dr. Beilby, a leading physician of the town, having as fellow-guests his more distinguished medical brother Dr. John Abercrombie, and Adam Black, of the Quarterly Review. In t
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