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The old Ship of State. by David Barker, of Exeter) me. O'er the dark and gloomy horizon that bounds her, Through the storm and the night and the hell that surrounds her, I can see, with a faith which immortals have given, Burning words, blazing out o'er the portals of Heaven-- “She will live!” But a part of the freight which our forefathers gave her We must cast to the deep yawning waters to save her-- 'Tis the chain of the slave we must fling out to light her, 'Tis the brand and the whip we must yield up to right her. She will live! Clear the decks of the curse! If opposed by the owner, Hurl the wretch to the wave, as they hurled over Jonah; With a “Freedom to all!” gleaming forth from our banner, Let the tyrant yet learn we have freemen to man her. She will live! She will live while a billow lies swelling before her, She will live while the blue arch of heaven bends o'er her, While the name of a Christ to the fallen we cherish, Till the hopes in the breast of humanity per
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The Foresight of Mr. Fielder. (search)
The Foresight of Mr. Fielder. A Vocalist of the last generation, celebrated in his day, and called Incledon, while listening to the performances of Braham, was accustomed to wish that his old music-master could come down from heaven to Exeter and take the mail-coach up to London, to hear that d — d Jew sing. Mr. Herbert Fielder, of Georgia, who is the latest champion of disunion, and who appears to have muddled himself into something like sincerity by too much reading of Mr. Calhoun, in a pamphlet which he has put out, and for which he charges the incredibly small sum of fifty cents, utters a similar wish. Mr. Herbert Fielder admits that Gen. Washington, in a certain document usually called The farewell Address, strongly deprecated the dissolution of the Union. In the course of his disquisition, Mr. Fielder supposes Washington to descend from heaven, with or without the aid of a parachute, but still, we suppose, in full regimentals, with what Mr. Fielder calls important dispa
stom-house marker and gauger, fell tangled and prostrate in the toils of the usurer and the sheriff. The common people, writhing under the intolerable pressure of debt, for which no means of payment existed, were continually prompting their legislators to authorize and direct those baseless issues of irredeemable paper money, by which a temporary relief is achieved, at the cost of more pervading and less curable disorders. In the year 1786, the legislature of New Hampshire, then sitting at Exeter, was surrounded, evidently by preconcert, by a gathering of angry and desperate men, intent on overawing it into an authorization of such an issue. In 1786, the famous Shays's Insurrection occurred in western Massachusetts, wherein fifteen hundred men, stung to madness by the snow-shower of writs to which they could not respond, and executions which they had no means of satisfying, undertook to relieve themselves from intolerable infestation, and save their families from being turned into t
Doc. 26.-Second New Hampshire regiment. The following are the officers of the regiment: Colonel, Gilman Marston, of Exeter; Lieut.-Col., Frank S. Fiske, of Keene; Major, Jonah Stevens, Jr., of Concord; Adjutant, Samuel G. Langley, of Manchester; Surgeon, George H. Hubbard, of Washington, N. H.; Quarter-master, John S. Godfrey, of Hampton Falls, N. H.; Quartermaster-Sergeant,----Perkins, of Concord; Sergeant-Major,----Gordon, of Manchester; Commissary-Sergeant,----Cook, of Claremont. The following are the officers of the several companies: Co. A, of Keene--Capt., Tileston A. Baker; 1st Lieut., Henry N. Metcalf; 2d Lieut., H. B. Titus. Co. B, of Concord--Capt., Samuel G. Griffin; 1st Lieut., Charles W. Walker; 2d Lieut., A. W. Colby. Co. C, of Manchester--Capt., James W. Carr; 1st Lieut., James H. Platt; 2d Lieut., S. O. Burnham. Co. D, of Dover--Capt., Hiram Rollins; 1st Lieut., Samuel P. Sayles; 2d Lieut., W. H. Parmenter. Co. E, of Concord-Capt., Leonard Brown; 1st Lieut.
life. A consultation was held by all those who had a right to be consulted, and it was decided that I should be sent to Exeter to be fitted for college, with the hope that a free scholarship might be found for me. I continued my studies, and late in the following autumn I went to Exeter. Here I commenced the study of Latin, and soon afterwards that of Greek. I must say, truthfully, that my learning at Exeter did not amount to much. To be sure, I acquired the Latin grammar with a certainty oExeter did not amount to much. To be sure, I acquired the Latin grammar with a certainty of memory that was excelled only by my uncertainty as to the meanings of the rules it contained. My learning was nothing but memorizing. It was the same in the study of Greek. I was far too young to appreciate the beauties of the Iliad, but I was rergyman, who had befriended my mother, built a house in Lowell for her to occupy, and by his advice I came to Lowell from Exeter at the end of the winter term in 1828, and studied my Latin at home during the spring and summer. Seth Ames, afterwards
th, 962, 967. Erith, England, powder explosion at, 775-776. Essex (Mass.) district, Hon. John B. Alley, member of Congress from, 919; succeeded by Butler, 919-920. Esterbrook, Lieut. James E., in Butler's staff, 896. Europe, Butler reads histories of, 868; General Grant in, 874. Evarts, counsel for President Johnson, 929-930. Everett's battery, 460-461. Everett, Captain, reconnoitres in rear of Fort St. Philip, 363. Everett, Professor, treatise on yellow fever,399. Exeter, Butler to school at, 51-52. F Fairbanks, Governor, Vermont, aids in recruiting, 300. Farmer, Captain, anecdote of 232. Farnham, Butler's tutor at Waterville, 66-69. Farragut, Admiral David G.? gets coal from Butler at Ship Island, 354-355; disbelief in efficacy of Porter's bombardment, 358, 362; plan of operations against New Orleans, 359; his passage by the forts, 364, 367; his capture of New Orleans, 370; spared Confederate gunboat McRae, 390; insulted by New Orleans women,
e honor of our land! III. By traitor hands shall Freedom die? Her sacred shrines in ruin lie? no! rings on every Northern breeze; no! comes from all our inland seas; no! bursts from every patriot's heart, In country home, or city mart! The hallowed dust we tread cries out, “Up, Freemen, at the battle shout; Let not a traitor hand oppress, While we have homes to guard and bless!” By the good our fathers won, By immortal Washington, Let the cry, “we will be free!” Echo on from sea to sea! IV. To arms!--and let the rebels feel A freeman's blow, and blade of steel! To arms! to arms! let all the world See Freedom's banner wide unfurled! Let all the waiting nations know We still have hearts to dare a foe! That, trusting in our fathers' God, We ne'er will heed a tyrant's rod! That we will guard our Liberty! That to the end we will be free! Then, in one united host, Let us stand at Duty's post, And let all the nations see How we love our Liberty! --Exeter (N. H.) News Letter,
hopes to gild the coming day, Warm greetings with a host of friends, Ready to join the bloody fray. And when the morning tints the sky With deepening blushes fringed with gold, To meet their foe the brave ones fly, Determined still to win and hold. That day again the battle's rage Is terrible as death can be; Eight score of thousands there engage In closest fight for victory. Heaven favors now the loyal host, And crowns them with the joy they crave, They firmly stand at duty's post, And rout their foes, though strong and brave! Night coming leaves with them the field; Gone foes, gone doubts, gone wildest fears; The victor's palm again they wield, Though at the price of blood and tears. The battle-ground is piled with slain; Ah! thousands sleep to wake no more, And thousands still feel keenest pain From mangled bodies drenched in gore! Yet such the price of liberty, A nation's dearest, bloodiest prize; But blessed is it to be free, And love will make the sacrifice. Exeter, N. H.
the Dutch keel ploughed your waters With her sable sons and daughters, Long before the slave embargo: “When your wails of wives and mothers, Of your sisters, fathers, brothers, Shall amount through all your slaughters To the wails of sons and daughters, Of the sable sons and daughters, Since the auction-hammer thundered That all human ties were sundered: “When the proceeds of the cargo, Brought before the old embargo-- When the proceeds as you had it, With each mill of interest added, Shall be squandered in your slaughters, 'Mid your wails of wives and daughters, You will get your honest credit!” Then he closed the opening cover, When again I crossed the river, By the sentry standing ever Gaunt and grim beside that river; Then my spirit sought its dwelling, Left within a brother's keeping, Of an angel brother's keeping, When that brother left my dwelling, And recrossed the river swelling, From this land with sorrow laden, To his better home in Aidenn. Exeter, September,
He had--   Abigail, b. June 17, 1814.  3-4George W., b. Aug. 29, 1816.  5Silas F., b. Aug. 24, 1818.   Jonathan S., b. Apr. 29, 1820; d. Sept. 18, 1820.   Elizabeth R., b. Aug. 14, 1821; m. Alfred Odiorne, Apr. 1, 1852.   Mary P., b. Mar. 7, 1823.  6Henry M., b. Dec. 26, 1825.   Ellen R., b. Oct. 18, 1828; m. Elijah Sampson, of Duxbury.   Ann J., b. July 7, 1833.   He moved to Medford in 1832. 3-4George W. Wild m. Elizabeth M. Otis, June 3, 1840, who was b., Aug. 31, 1818, in Exeter, N. H. No issue. 3-5Silas F. wild m. Lucy D. Smith, Oct. 26, 1843, who was b. July 11, 1819. Child:--   Emma Warren, b. Feb. 17, 1845. 3-6Henry M. wild m. Caroline S. Bean, Oct. 22, 1850, who was b. in Durham, Nov. 16, 1822. Child:--   Henry F., b. June 4, 1853.  1Willis, George, was freeman, May 2, 1638, then living at Cambridge with wife Jane. In a petition to Andros, 1688, he states his age to be 86, and that he had lived in Cambridge near sixty years. He d. 1690, ag
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