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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, The third voyage set forth by sir Walter Ralegh to Guiana , with a pinnesse called The Watte, in the yeere 1596. Written by M. Thomas Masham a gentleman of the companie. (search)
e Friday following, being the thirteenth of May, having lost the barke that came out with us the Wednesday before. Upon Sunday morning, the fifteenth of May, we came to Guadalupe , where wee watered at the Southern part of the Island, and having done by night, we set saile, and stood away to the Northward, but were becalmed all night, and untill tenne of the clocke on Munday night: at which time having a faire gale at East, and after at Southeast, wee passed along in the sight of Monserate, Antigua , and Barbuda . Upon the ninth of June, being Thursday, we made the Islands of Flores and Corvo : and the eight and twentieth of June we made the Lisart, and that night came all safe to Plymmouth, blessed be God. Betweene the Isle of Barbuda in the West Indies and England we had three mighty stormes, many calmes, and some contrary windes. And upon the foureteenth of June 1597, there being divers whales playing about our pinnesse, one of them crossed our stemme, and going under, rubbed he
ed, or a single plantation destroyed, in consequence of emancipation in all the British West Indies! The journals of Antigua, where the apprenticeship system was not tried, but the stimulus of wages applied at once, say: The great doubt ito freedom, not only without the slightest irregularity, but with the solemn and decorous tranquillity of a Sabbath. In Antigua, there are two thousand whites, thirty thousand slaves, and four thousand five hundred free blacks. Antigua and St. Antigua and St. Christopher's are within gunshot of each other, and both are sugargrowing colonies. In the latter island, the proportion of blacks is smaller than in the former, yet St. Christopher's has had some difficulty with the gradual system, while the quiet of Antigua has not been disturbed for one hour by immediate manumission. Such facts are worth more than volumes of sophistry. If, however, the humane view be not allowed, let us look at the question in a pecuniary one. The results in this di
ous and thriving population. The three brick buildings, mentioned above and called forts, having descended to us as specimens of ancestral architecture, may well compare with any specimens left in the neighboring towns. They show that the style of building here was ample and strong ; which style has been fashionable ever since. The house of Col. Royal was the most expensive Col. Isaac Royal's house. in Medford. Built by his father, after the model of an English nobleman's house in Antigua, it has stood a tempting model to three generations. Mr. Thomas Seccomb's large brick house, on the north side the market-place, was the first copy of Col. Royal's. Rev. Mr. Turell's house, now owned by Jonathan Porter, Esq. is a good example of another style; also the one now owned and occupied by Gorham Brooks, Esq. The old dilapidated mansion of the late Dr. Simon Tufts, south-east corner of High and Forest Streets, is one of the oldest and best specimens of the second fashion which pre
, That he heard Captain Jenks say, that, a day or two before said battle, Colonel Royal sent for him, and desired him to go to Salem, and procure him a passage to Antigua in a vessel bound there; and that he (said Jenks) would have gone, but the battle prevented him. To this testimony may be added that of Colonel Royal himself.gnized him as the primal cause of the establishment of a permanent school for that second of sciences, jurisprudence. Colonel Isaac Royal was born, in the Island of Antigua, in 1719. The English had established themselves there as early as 1636. The father of our townsman, who gave his own Christian name to his son, possessed hows the outer wall of the former building. Some diversities in the height of rooms indicate the same fact. Its exterior form is a copy of a nobleman's house in Antigua; and its present owner, Mrs. Tidd, has carefully preserved the form given to it by Colonel Royal. It was at first within the limits of Charlestown; and Colonel R
ch of them, in 1694, was assessed twelve-pence; from 1700 to 1719, as personal estate; 1727, each male fifteen pounds, and each female ten pounds; from 1731 to 1775, as personal property. In 1701, the inhabitants of Boston gave the following magnanimous direction: The representatives are desired to promote the encouraging the bringing of white servants, and to put a period to negroes being slaves. Colonel Royal (Dec. 7, 1737) petitions the General Court, that, having lately arrived from Antigua, he has with him several slaves for his own use, and not to sell, and therefore prays that the duty on them be remitted. The duty was four pounds a head. This petition was laid on the table, and rests there yet. In 1781, a final blow was given to slavery in Massachusetts; and in this the inhabitants of Medford unanimously rejoiced. To show how anxious our fathers were to prevent all abuse of an existing custom, the town passed the following vote, Aug. 4, 1718: Voted that every inhabitant
.  7Jemima, b. 1692; d. Nov. 9, 1709.  8Samuel, of Freetown.  9Jacob, of Boston.   And others, whose names are unknown. 2-5Isaac Royall returned in 1757 from Antigua, where he had resided 40 years, settled in Medford, and there d. June 7, 1739. He m., July 1, 1697, Elizabeth, dau. of Asaph Eliot, who d. Apr. 21, 1747. His wife seems to have m., 1st, an Oliver, as Isaac R. mentions a dau.-in-law, Ann, wife of Robert Oliver, of Antigua. Elizabeth R., in her will, mentions gr.-ch., Dr. James, Thomas, Isaac, Richard, and Elizabeth Oliver. Children:--  5-10Asaph, b. Apr., 1699; d. July 24, 1699.  11Isaac.  12Penelope, m. Henry Vassall. 2-8Samuel Roya  17Elizabeth, m. Sir William Pepperrell.  17 1/2Mary. 5-12PENELOPE Royall m. Henry Vassall, 1741, and had--  12-18Elizabeth, m. Dr. Charles Russell, who d. in Antigua, s. p., May 27, 1780. 11-16MIRIAM Royall m. Thomas Savel, Dec. 23, 1773, and had--  16-18 1/2Thomas.  19Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1784.  20Miriam, b. Apr.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grasse-Tilly, Francois Joseph Paul, Count de 1723-1788 (search)
He had sailed from France, towards the end of March, with twenty-six Map: Virginia 1788, position of the English and French fleets previous to the action. ships-of-the-line, followed by an immense convoy of about 250 merchantmen. That convoy he put safely into the harbor of Port Royal, having carefully avoided a close engagement with a part of Rodney's fleet, under Admiral Hood. He engaged with British vessels at long range (April 29), and so injured them that they were obliged to go to Antigua for repairs, and, meanwhile, he accomplished the conquest of Tobago in June. He then proceeded with the fleet of merchantmen to Santo Domingo, and soon afterwards sailed with an immense return convoy, bound for France. After seeing it well on its way, he steered for Chesapeake, and, despite the activity of British fleets watching for him, he was safe within the capes of Virginia, and at anchor, with twenty-four ships-of-the-line, at the beginning of September. He found an officer of Lafa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamilton, Henry 1777-1796 (search)
ral Indian nations to a council late in 1777; and from that point he sent abroad along the frontiers bands of savages to murder and plunder the American settlers. Their cruelties he applauded as evidence of their attachment to the royal cause. He gave standing rewards for scalps, but offered none for prisoners. His war-parties, composed of white men and Indians, spared neither men, women, nor children. He planned a confederation of the tribes to desolate Virginia. In 1778 he wrote to Lord George Germaine (q. v.), whose favorite he was, Next year there will be the greatest number of savages on the frontier that has ever been known, as the Six Nations have sent belts around to encourage those allies who have made a general alliance. But early in that year he was made a prisoner of war at Vincennes, and was sent to Virginia. He had formed a conspiracy for the Southern and Northern Indians to desolate the whole frontier from New York to Georgia. He died in Antigua, Sept. 29, 1796.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, the (search)
Lee, the Early in 1775, Washington conceived that the readiest way to obtain supplies for the army was the fitting-out of armed vessels for intercepting those sent from England to Boston. He caused six armed schooners to be prepared for this purpose, which cruised off the New England coasts. One of these, the Lee, Captain Manley, captured, Nov. 29, 1775, the brig Nancy, an ordnance vessel from Woolwich, containing a large brass mortar, several pieces of brass cannon, a large quantity of small-arms and ammunition, and an abundance of things for the use of camps and artillery. Within ten days afterwards the Lee captured three British store-ships and a brig from Antigua laden with rum. In less than five days after the last-mentioned capture several other store-ships fell into the hands of Manley, and so the Continental army was supplied with materials intended for the British army in Boston.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Martin, Josiah 1737-1786 (search)
Martin, Josiah 1737-1786 Royal governor; born in Antigua, West Indies, April 23, 1737; was appointed governor of North Carolina in 1771, and became extremely obnoxious to the people by his attempts to thwart the patriotic movements. He denounced the Provincial Congress, and announced his determination to use all the means in his power to counteract their influence. Finding the Assembly firm in their stand against him, he dissolved them, April 8, 1775. Soon after this a letter from the governor to General Gage, asking for a supply of men and ammunition, was intercepted. The people were greatly exasperated. The committee of safety at Newbern seized and carried off six cannon which he had placed in front of the palace there. News of hostile preparations reached the governor's ears from every quarter. Becoming alarmed for his personal safety, he fled to Fort Johnson, June 14, on the Cape Fear River, near Wilmington, whence he sent forth, June 16, a menacing proclamation. A pl
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