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the rebels at Dyer's Mills, near Concord, Missouri, by which he agreed that the United States would not make any arrests if the rebels would lay down their arms and return to their homes. Gen. Prentiss acquiesced in the compromise. The rebels were four hundred strong, and Gen. Henderson's force numbered one thousand five hundred. The proposition for compromise came from the rebels.--National Intelligencer, Nov. 1. General Kelley issued a proclamation from Romney to the people of Hampshire County and the Upper Potomac, in which he assured them of protection to their persons and property.--(Doc. 112.) Asa T. Pratt, of Braintree, Mass., who expressed strong secession sentiments at a Democratic Convention at Dedham, was ridden on a rail by several of his town's people.--In accordance with orders received from the War Department, Gov. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, issued marching orders to eight regiments in addition to those already at the seat of War.--Gov. Andrew, of Massachusett
Doc. 112. proclamation of General Kelley. The following Proclamation was issued by Gen. Kelley to the people of Hampshire County and the Upper Potomac: My object in addressing you is to give you assurance that I come among you not for the purpose of destroying you, but for your protection in all your rights, civil, social, and political. I am here, backed by the forces of the United States, to protect you in the rights of property as well as person, so long as you are peaceful citizens and loyal to the Government of the United States, the flag of which has so long and so well protected you, and under the folds of which you have lived long, happily, and prosperously. But if you attempt to carry on a guerilla warfare against my troops, by attacking my wagon-trains or messengers, or shooting my guards or pickets, you will be considered as enemies of your country, and treated accordingly. I shall put as few restrictions upon the ordinary business of the people as possible, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hawley, Joseph 1723-1788 (search)
Hawley, Joseph 1723-1788 Statesman; born in Northampton, Mass., Oct. 8, 1723; graduated at Yale College in 1742; studied theology, but abandoned it for law, and in that practice arose to distinction rapidly. Early espousing the republican cause, he was regarded as one of its ablest advocates. He steadily refused a proffered seat in the governor's council, but served in the Assembly from 1764 to 1776, where he was distinguished for his bold and manly eloquence. He was chairman of the committee of the first provincial congress of Massachusetts (October, 1774) to consider the state of the country. Mr. Hawley remained in public life until failing health compelled him to retire, and died in Hampshire county, Mass., March 10, 1788.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Regulating act, (search)
age received an official copy of the new law, and at once prepared to put it into operation. The people of Massachusetts, in convention, decided that the act was unconstitutional, and firmly declared that all officers appointed under it, who should accept, would be considered usurpers of power and enemies to the province, even though they bore the commission of the King. A provisional congress was proposed, with large executive powers. Gage became alarmed, stayed his hand, and the regulating act became a nullity. Courts convened, but the judges were compelled to renounce their office under the new law. Jurors refused to serve under the new judges. The army was too small to enforce the new laws, and the people agreed, if Gage should send troops to Worcester to sustain the judges there, they should be resisted by 20,000 men from Hampshire county and Connecticut. Gage's council, summoned to meet at Salem in August, dared not appear, and the authority of the new government vanished.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
y vote at election held.......Oct. 7, 1873 Hoosac tunnel completed......Nov. 27, 1873 Prof. Louis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807; dies at Cambridge......Dec. 14, 1873 United States Senator Charles Sumner, born in Boston, 1811, dies at Washington......March 11, 1874 Governor Washburn, elected United States Senator to succeed Sumner, resigns executive office to Lieut.-Gov. Thomas Talbot......April 30, 1874 Bursting of a reservoir dam on Mill River, near Williamsburg, Hampshire county, nearly destroys Williamsburg, Leeds, Haydensville, and Skinnerville; 200 lives and $1,500,000 worth of property lost......May 16, 1874 Prohibitory liquor law repealed......April 5, 1875 Centennial celebration of the battles of Lexington and Concord......April 19, 1875 Centennial celebration of the battle of Bunker Hill......June 17, 1875 Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the day Washington assumed command of the army, at Cambridge......July 3, 1875 Smith College at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warner, Hiram 1802-1881 (search)
Warner, Hiram 1802-1881 Jurist; born in Hampshire county, Mass., Oct. 29, 1802; received an academic education; removed to Georgia in 1819, and taught school there for three years; admitted to the bar and began practice in Knoxville, Ga., in 1825; member of the State House of Representatives in 1828-31; judge of the Superior Court of the State in 1833 and in 1836-40; judge of the Supreme Court of the State in 1845-53; and was elected to Congress in 1855. He was again appointed a judge of the Supreme Court, on the reorganization of the judiciary of the State, and became its chief-justice in 1872. He died in Atlanta, Ga., in 1881.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 1: introductory and explanatory. (search)
e which a great war entails upon a community engaged in it. In more than nine-tenths of the towns no military organizations had existed for at least thirty years; and, at the time of the first call for troops, the whole available military force of the Commonwealth was less than six thousand men, and those were chiefly in the large cities and towns on the seaboard counties. The volunteer, organized militia, in the great central county of Worcester, and the four western counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire, did not exceed one thousand men; and in the counties of Barnstable, Nantucket, and Dukes, there was not a solitary company or a military organization of any description. At the commencement of the war, no one, however wise, was farseeing enough to foretell with any degree of accuracy its probable duration, much less its extent and magnitude. A general impression prevailed that it would not extend beyond the year in which it commenced. The utmost limit assign
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 3: Berkshire County. (search)
Chapter 3: Berkshire County. Berkshire is the most westerly county in the Commonwealth. It is bounded north by Bennington County, Vermont; west by Rensselaer and Columbia Counties, New York; south by Litchfield County, Connecticut; and east by Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts. In parts it is rough and hilly, but has many beautiful and picturesque streams and valleys. The Housatonic and Hoosick are its chief rivers; the former empties into Long Island Sound, and the latter into the Hudson River. The Hoosack and Greylock, which are partly in the town of Adams, are its chief mountains. Under the former, a tunnel for a railroad, four miles in length, is being made; and the latter is the highest land in Massachusetts. Its largest towns are Pittsfield, the county-seat; and Adams, in which there are many large and flourishing manufactories. The largest portion of the people, however, are agriculturists. The Boston and Albany Railroad passes through the c
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 7: Franklin County. (search)
Chapter 7: Franklin County. This county is bounded on the north by Windham County, Vermont, and a part of Cheshire County, New Hampshire; east by Worcester County, south by Hampshire County, and west by the county of Berkshire. The surface of the county is elevated: the Green-Mountain range extends from north to south, presenting some of the wildest and most picturesque scenery in the State. The soil, however, broken by hills of no common height, is exceedingly fertile; its numerous valleys produce fine crops of grain and grasses; its mountain sides afford rich pasturage for cattle and sheep. The Connecticut River flows through its centre from north to south, and the Deerfield and Miller's Rivers pass through rich and beautiful valleys. It is a quiet, pastoral region, with here and there busy manufacturing towns. Greenfield is the shire town, and is widely known as one of the most beautiful of our New-England villages. The population of Franklin County in 1860 was 31,434,
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 8: Hampden County. (search)
Chapter 8: Hampden County. This county is bounded north by Hampshire County, east by Worcester County, south by Tolland and Hartford Counties, Connecticut, and west by the county of Berkshire. The Connecticut River passes from north to south through the centre of the county. Springfield, the shire town, is one of the most beautiful and enterprising cities in the Commonwealth. The Boston and Albany, and several other railroads, centre there. The United-States arsenal, for the manufacture of fire-arms, is located in Springfield. The Springfield Daily Republican has a national reputation for ability and enterprise. Some parts of the county are mountainous, but the principal part of it is rather undulating than hilly. The occupations of the people are farming and manufacturing, and altogether it is one of the most thriving and intelligent counties in the Commonwealth. The population of the county in 1860 was 57,866, in 1865 it was 64,438, which is an increase in five years
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