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Late that evening, the 20th, we resumed our old quarters at Lagny, and early next day I made a visit to the royal headquarters at Ferrieres, where I observed great rejoicing going on, the occasion for it being an important victory gained near Mendon, a French corps of about 30,000 men under General Ducrot having been beaten by the Fifth Prussian and Second Bavarian corps. Ducrot had been stubbornly holding ground near Mendon for two or three days, much to the embarrassment of the Germans toMendon for two or three days, much to the embarrassment of the Germans too, since he kept them from closing a gap in their line to the southwest of Paris; but in the recent fight he had been driven from the field with such heavy loss as to render impossible his maintaining the gap longer. The Crown Prince of Prussia was thus enabled to extend his left, without danger, as far as Bougival, north of Versailles, and eventually met the right of the Crown Prince of Saxony, already at Denil, north of St. Denis. The unbroken circle of investment around Paris being wellnig
hom Andrew m. Phebe Eliot, grand-daughter of the Rev. Andrew Peters, of Middleton; and had eleven children, nine of whom are now living. Of these,--   Jonathan Perkins m., in 1823,----, fourth daughter of Nathan Wait, Esq., by whom he had six children, four of whom are now alive.   Perry, Sanford B., b. Sept. 20, 1819, in Leicester, was son of William Perry, who was born there, Apr. 12, 1797. William was the son of Abijah Perry, b. in Princeton, Aug. 3, 1764,--son of Aaron Perry, b. in Mendon, Apr. 17, 1733. The father of Aaron was John P., who is supposed to be a descendant of Edmund Perry, who settled in N. E. about 1650. Sanford B. Perry m. Sarah Jane Barr, b. of James Barr, in New Ipswich, July 11, 1827. Her father was b. May 23, 1790; and his father, James, b. in Kilbarchan, co. of Renfrew, Dec. 12, 1752, emigrated to the United States, June 22, 1774.  1POLLY, Samuel, and Elizabeth, had--  1-2Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1714.  3Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1716.  4Ruth, b. Feb. 25,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Russell, Jonathan 1771-1832 (search)
Russell, Jonathan 1771-1832 Diplomatist; born in Providence, R. I., in 1771; graduated at Brown University in 1791; studied law; but became a merchant, and his taste led him into political life, though he never sought office. He was one of the commissioners who negotiated the treaty at Ghent, in 1814; and after that was United States minister at Stockholm, Sweden, for several years. On his return to the United States, he settled at Mendon, Mass., which district he represented in Congress in 1821-23. Although he was a forcible and elegant writer, little is known of his literary productions excepting an oration delivered in Providence on July 4, 1800, and his published correspondence while in Europe. He died in Milton, Mass., Feb. 19, 1832.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Scammel, Alexander 1747-1781 (search)
Scammel, Alexander 1747-1781 Military officer; born in Mendon (now Milford), Mass., March 24, 1747; graduated at Harvard College in 1769; taught school, practised surveying, and became proprietor of the town of Shapleigh, Me. In 1775 he was studying law with General Sullivan, when he left his books and joined the army at Cambridge as Sullivan's brigade-major. He was with him in the battle of Long Island, and of Trenton and Princeton; was especially distinguished at Saratoga; and from 1778 to 1781 was adjutant-general of the army. He commanded a regiment of light infantry in the siege of Yorktown, where he was surprised, and surrendered, but was so badly wounded that he died in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 6, 1781.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thayer, Eli 1819-1899 (search)
Thayer, Eli 1819-1899 Educator; born in Mendon, Mass., June 11, 1819; graduated at Brown College in 1845; established the Oread Institute, Worcester, Mass., in 1848; member of the legislature in 1853-54, during which period he organized and founded the Emigrant Aid Company and endeavored to unite the North in favor of his scheme to send into Kansas anti-slavery settlers. His company founded Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, and Ossawatomie, of which places Gov. Charles Robinson said: Without these settlements Kansas would have been a slave State without a struggle; without the Aid Society these towns would never have existed; and that society was born of the brain of Eli Thayer. Mr. Thayer was a member of Congress in 1857-61. He invented an automatic boiler cleaner, an hydraulic elevator, and a sectional safety steamboiler. His publications include a history of the Emigrant Aid Company; several lectures; a volume of his speeches in Congress; and the Kansas crusade. He died in Wor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thayer, Simeon 1737-1800 (search)
Thayer, Simeon 1737-1800 Military officer; born in Mendon, Mass., April 30, 1737; he served with the Rhode Island troops in the French and Indian War, and in 1757 in the Massachusetts line, under Colonel Frye and Rogers the Ranger. He was taken prisoner in 1757 at Fort William Henry. He accompanied Arnold in his famous expedition to Quebec (1775), and was made prisoner; but was exchanged in July, 1777, and was prominent in the defence of Red Bank and Fort Mifflin, where he was major. He was wounded in the battle of Monmouth; served in New Jersey in 1780, and in 1781 retired from the service. He left a Journal of the invasion of Canada in 1775, which was published in 1867. He died in Cumberland, R. I., Oct. 14, 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Universalists, (search)
Universalists, A sect who believe in the final salvation of all. James Relly, who published his Union in 1760, founded the sect of Universalists in Great Britain; and John Murray, in America, about 1770. The sect barely exists in Great Britain, but flourishes in the United States. In 1818 Hosea Ballou taught that retribution is confined to this life, and those who could not accept this doctrine formed a distinct sect and took the name of Universal Restorationists at Mendon, Mass., Aug. 17, 1831. University and College education in the United States
a, a volcanic earth obtained near Baiae, in Italy. See pozzuolana. b. Hydraulic mortar or cement is made from argillaceous limestones, the presence of the alumina conferring the power of hardening under water. Hydraulic limes were known to and understood by the Romans. Attention was directed to the subject by Smeaton, when he experimented for a cement capable of hardening under water, in order to form his foundation courses for the Eddystone lighthouse. c. The French cement made at Mendon, near Paris, is made of chalk 4 parts, clay 1 part, ground in water, settled, molded, dried, and calcined. d. The Portland cement of England is made of chalk and clay from the valley of the Medway. The septaria and lias rocks also yield an hydraulic cement. Artificial pozzuolana is also made from lime and clay. e. Gad's patent (English); dried clay in powder, 3; oxide of iron, 1. Make into a paste with boiled oil. Will harden under water. f. Mix clay, broken pottery, flint and
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
l, S. C. $50. Binghampton, N. Y. Robinson, Charles 18, sin.; hostler; Philadelphia. 9 Apl 63; deserted 25 Mch 65 Savannah, Ga. $50. Robinson, William 23, sin.; farmer; Detroit, Mich. 9 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Robinson, William 2nd 19, mar.; boatman; Sandy Hill, N. Y. 9 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Ross, Daniel 19, sin.; farmer; Adrian, Mich. 9 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Rutledge, William 34, sin.; laborer; Oberlin, O. 14 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Scisco, Stephen H. 22, sin.; farmer; Mendon. 15 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. seaman, Alfred B. 25, mar.; laborer; Parksburg, Pa. 12 Apl 63; 28 Sep 65. $50. Shorter, John 16, mar.; farmer; Amboy, Mich. 9 Apl 63; 3 Je 65 St. Andrews Parish, S. C; dis. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hill, S. C. $50 Simpson, Henry 21, sin.; barber; Columbus, O. 9 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Simpson, Louis L. 22, mar.; shoemaker; Hingham. 25 Nov 63; 25 May 65 Worcester. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hill, S. C. $325. Sims, John Corpl. 36, mar.; engineer; Bo
lery Company, tenders, by vote of the corps, their services for coast defence. The Massachusetts Bible Society offers a supply of Bibles and Testaments for the soldiers. April 21.—Mrs. Julia R. Seavy, Jamaica Plain, writes, I am anxious to contribute in some way to the comfort of our brave volunteers. Would twenty flannel shirts be acceptable? If so, I will have them made and forwarded to you for distribution. Our country, right or wrong. April 23.—Edward Greenmon, or Greenmast, of Mendon, writes, Will you accept the service of a Dartmoor prisoner in the war of 1812, and near seven years on board of a British ship-of-war? Impressed at the age of twelve years, when the war was declared, I was most cruelly flogged and threatened to be hung, because I would not fight against my country. I am ready now to fight the traitors of my country, and battle for freedom. Edward S. Waters, of Salem, suggests the organization of an engineer corps, to repair the bridges between Philadelph
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