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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 6: the schism.—1840. (search)
. consented, under the circumstances, to make no distinction between white and black passengers on the boat and in the special trains connecting with it—a prime Lib. 10.122. consideration in securing the attendance of colored delegates. On Monday, May 11, the great rally began at the depot in Boston: A few came from the land of down east, reported Mr. Lib. 10.79. Garrison, and from the thick-ribbed hills of the Granite State; but especially from the counties of old Essex, and Middlesex, and Norfolk, and Plymouth, and Suffolk, in Massachusetts, they came promptly and numerously at the summons of humanity, in spite of hard times and the busy season of the year, to save our heaven-approved association from dissolution, and our broad platform from being destroyed. An extra train of cars had been engaged for the occasion; but so numerous was the company, another train had to be started—our numbers continually augmenting at every stopping-place between the two cities. 0, it
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 1: re-formation and Reanimation.—1841. (search)
slavery. Lib. 11.7. The sooner, added Mr. Garrison, this truth is realized by abolitionists, Lib. 11.7. the better. When we go into a place, said Wendell Phillips at Weymouth, speaking as an anti-slavery July 2, 1841; Lib. 11.123. lecturer, we know, we feel instantly, whether the minister is for or against us. We judge instinctively. But that the presumption was that the minister would be adverse, is clear from such a report on the attitude of the clergy Lib. 11.173. as was made for Middlesex, one of the largest counties in Massachusetts, yet within easy radius of Boston, the Liberator office, and the engine of the State anti-slavery machinery, and by no means a neglected field. Collins, who, after his return from England, devoted all his spare time to lecturing and recruiting in Massachusetts and the neighboring States, delivering more than ninety addresses in upwards of sixty towns and parishes, and travelling some 3500 miles, reported on Jan. 18, 1842: All the opposition
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
but by a prudent course, and without any bargain, we can obtain the control of the Senate. We can then at least dictate to the Whigs whom they shall send. But this cannot be done except by thinning the Whig ranks. I fear that the course in Middlesex Opposition to union between Democrats and Free Soilers for the election of members of the Legislature, led by Samuel hoar, R. H. Dana, Jr., and Anson Burlingame. It proved ineffective against the strong current in favor of union. will jeopaelicately commenting on the Compromise, sought to pacify the public mind with the claim that the North had on the whole gained the substance. The Free Soilers and Democrats united on senators in all the counties with no difficulty, except in Middlesex, where the union was opposed by Samuel Hoar, Dana, Burlingame, and J. C. Dodge; and in the towns such unions were almost universal. For Congress the Free Soilers supported Mann, the rejected Whig, and Fowler, insuring the election of both. Th
f Pere la Chaise. The name in this case reminds us that it is understood some memorial, other than yet exists, will be erected over the remains of Asahel Stearns, of Cambridge, who died in February, 1839, aged 64 years; not unknown in political life, for he was a Member of Congress during one session of that body, but more distinguished by professional ability and success. During two years he was Professor of Law in Harvard University, and for nineteen years he was County Attorney for Middlesex. In 1824 he published the first edition of a work which gained him great legal reputation,--that on Real actions. The writer of an obituary notice of him, in the Law Reporter, giving an account of the origin of this work, states that in the winter of 1824, during the session of the Court at Cambridge, when the Bar were accustomed, more than at present, to spend their evenings together, and when their habits of social intercourse did much to soften the many asperities which the practice
ll, James S. Runey, J. Q. Twombly, Robert Burrows, David P. Horton, Alfred Horton. A true copy. Attest: C. Williams, Clerk. In response to the above, the said justice issued the following warrant:— Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Middlesex, ss. To Ira Thorpe, of Somerville, in said County of Middlesex. Greeting: Whereas, application in writing has been made to me, Francis Tufts, Esquire, a justice of the peace within and for the County of Middlesex, by Charles Williams and elefifty-four. Francis Tufts, Justice of the Peace. Pursuant to the foregoing warrant, I have notified and warned said applicants to meet at the said place in the mode prescribed and for the purpose mentioned in said warrant. Ira Thorpe. Middlesex, ss., February 16, 1854. Subscribed and sworn to before me. Francis Tufts, Justice of the Peace. Under this warrant, a meeting was duly held in the little schoolhouse which stood at the junction of Shawmut and Medford streets, a constit
the 4th M. V. M. (Colonel Packard), which went by afternoon train (April 17) to Fall River, to take the steamer for New York and thence to Fortress Monroe. The 6th (Colonel Jones) left for Washington by rail, but at a later hour. The 3d (Colonel Wardrop) was embarked on the steamer Spalding for Fortress Monroe, but remained in the harbor till morning. The 8th The 8th M. V. M. came mainly from Essex County; the 3d and 4th mainly from Norfolk, Plymouth and Bristol; the 6th mainly from Middlesex, with one company from Boston and one from Worcester. (Colonel Munroe) was delayed by the desire to attach to it other companies; it was not ordered to proceed until April 18, and was then accompanied by Brig.-Gen. (afterwards major-general) B. F. Butler, the instructions from Washington having now been modified to include four regiments and a brigadier-general. This regiment went through Philadelphia, after being, like the 6th, warmly received in New York, it being the second regiment th
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), The oldest road in Cambridge. (search)
n this road that General Warren hurried to the battle. Back over it came the troops after the battle; and by this road were brought the wounded to the hospitals, chief among these being Colonel Thomas Gardner of Cambridge, commanding the first Middlesex regiment, who died July 3. Thus the old road has been glorious in war. A plan of Cambridge in 1635 shows the allotments of ground extending from the river as far north as Cow-yard Lane which ran east and west about in the line of Dane Hall;the First Church in Boston in 1717 and was an excellent minister. Francis, after the English plan, succeeded his father. He occupied the ancestral estate, and spent the most of his life in the public service. He was Register of Probate for Middlesex from 1709 to 1731, so that for many years the father was Judge and the son Register. He was Register of Deeds forty-five years, a member of the Council twenty-six years, and a Justice for twenty-seven years, until his resignation from reasons
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), The river Charles. (search)
wn and across a ferry at Copp's Hill. That bridge cost a deal of money, and various expedients were adopted to aid Cambridge in her bearing of what was justly considered a heavy burden for the poor little town. Brighton, Newton, Lexington and Middlesex County itself helped to keep the bridge in repair, and even the General Court occasionally granted money on its account. It would take too long to review in detail all the important events that have happened here, such as the brilliant scene in 1716 when Colonel Shute, the newly made governor of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, was met at the bridge by Spencer Phips, Esq., with his Troop of Horse, the Sheriff of Middlesex and other gentlement of the County, and conducted by them to Harvard College, where he was entertained with a long oration, all in Latin. It was nearly sixty years after that gala day, that the planks of the Great Bridge were hastily torn up and piled along the Cambridge side in order to impede the march of Lor
of Bricks were first elected, Nov. 10, 1684: Town Clerk, as an officer distinct from the Selectmen, March 13, 1692-3: Town Treasurer, March 30, 1694: Assessors, July 16, 1694. The County Records indicate that Thomas Danforth was Treasurer of Middlesex, before 1657, when he was succeeded by Edward Goffe, who died in 1658, and John Stedman was appointed, who held the office until 1683; Samuel Andrew was his successor and remained in office until 1700, except during the administration of Andros other government of New Hampshire, attended by the honorable the Lieut.-Governor and several of the chief gentlemen of this and that Province, and on this side of the river was met by Spencer Phips Esq., with his Troop of Horse, the Sheriff of Middlesex, and other gentlemen of that County, and by them conducted to Harvard College in Cambridge, where he was received by the President, Fellows, and Students, and entertained in the Hall with a congratulatory Latin Oration, by Mr. Thomas Foxcroft:
r, with courses undefined, by a committee of the Legislature, your remonstrants conceive, never was before offered to any Court, Legislative or Judicial, of Massachusetts; that a Bill reported in accordance with these petitions, was rejected; that the principal object of all these petitions, viz. to open a road from Mr. Wyeth's sign-post to Mr. Fayerweather's corner, Namely, Brattle Street, from Fresh Pond Lane to Fayerweather Street. has been three times before the Court of Sessions of Middlesex, has been as often rejected by it, and has been once suppressed after it had obtained by intrigue and surprise the sanction of that honorable Court; and it is now a fifth time pending in the existing Court of Sessions of that County; that the petition of T. H. Perkins and others prays for a committee to explore, view, and mark out new highways from the westerly end of the Canal Bridge to communicate with the great roads into the country, etc.; that this petition is predicated on the feebl
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