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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 38 4 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 38 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 21 5 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 15 1 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 15 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 9 1 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. 9 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 6 2 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.36 (search)
September 1st A day in camp. September 2d Marched towards Winchester, and when about five miles distant, met our cavalry, under General Vaughn of Tennessee, retreating in disorder, the Yankees in pursuit. We quickly formed line, and moved forward, but the enemy retired, declining further battle. Camped six miles from Bunker Hill. September 3d Went to our well known resting point, Bunker Hill. A few shell were fired, and one wounded our skillful and popular Surgeon, Dr. George Whitefield, from Demopolis, Alabama, in the arm. His absence will be a great loss to us. September 4th (Sunday) Marched towards Berryville, passing Jordan Springs, a well known watering place, and halted at 12 o'clock, one and a half miles from Berryville. Deployed to the left of the town, where we could see the enemy and their breast-works very plainly. At night retired one mile. September 5th Our division again passed Jordan Springs, and soon after heard the skirmishers firing i
o report what is necessary to be done to Mr. Turell's fences. When the Rev. George Whitefield, of England, came to this country, as a missionary of the cross, to w to be more infectious and poisonous than the French prophets, the trial of Mr. Whitefield's spirit, or any other pamphlet of this kind we have been infected with. Tome zealots in Medford, who were desirous that their minister should invite Mr. Whitefield to preach in his pulpit; but he opposed it strongly; and, to justify himselhe best sermon that Mr. Turell ever delivered. When Mr. Turell was ill, Mr. Whitefield did get into his pulpit. Oct. 7, 1770, Mr. Turell preached a sermon on the death of Mr. Whitefield, from this text: Verily, every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. April 18, 1768: The number of church-members was 49 males, andecdote is told of him, which may mean much or little. It was reported that Mr. Whitefield was to preach in Medford the next sabbath. A man from Malden came, and too
rner of Melrose, is a deep excavation, called Bear's Den. Oct. 8, 1738.--Governor Belcher attended meeting in Medford, Sunday. Rev. Mr. Turell preached. Rev. Joshua Tufts preached in Medford, Aug. 24, 1740. A species of very destructive worm appeared in July, 1743. They destroyed both grass and corn. Mr. Turell preached, July 3, on the event, from Lam. III. 39, and Ezek. XVIII. 25. 1744.--A long-tailed comet, of unusual brightness, frightened some of our people more than Mr. Whitefield had; but a wag here said, that he thought it the most profitable itinerant preacher and friendly new-light that had yet appeared. 1745.--Medford voted thus: Any person who allows his dog to go into the meeting-house on Sunday shall pay ten shillings (old tenor) for each offence. 1749.--Some idea of travelling expenses may be obtained from the acts of the town relative to their farm on the Piscataqua River. They wished to sell the farm for two thousand pounds (old tenor); and there
7, 303, 306, 484, 495, 570. Tufts College, 297. Turell family, 555. Turell, 29, 49, 221, 310, 319. Universalist Church, 269. Usher family, 556. Usher, 36, 168, 169, 170, 178, 188, 193, 345, 419, 538, 570. Wade family, 558. Wade, 8, 28, 34, 36, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 97, 100, 327, 425. Waite, 36, 51, 439, 560. Warren family, 560. Warren, 225. Washington, 69, 161. Waterman, 87. Watson, 36. Weber family, 560. Wellington, 37, 55. Wheeler, 34, 43. Whitefield, 226, 233. Whitmore family, 561. Whitmore, 9, 36, 68, 69, 97, 103, 106, 109, 126, 209, 216, 217, 265, 331, 332, 334, 353, 411, 412, 414, 415, 438, 507, 511, 513, 553, 560, 570. Wier, 49, 565. Wigglesworth, 8. wild family, 566. Willard, 105. Willis family, 566. Willis, 28, 36, 42, 96, 99, 101, 102, 103, 106, 218, 241, 265, 328. Wilson, 2, 3, 14. Winthrop, 2, 3, 5, 11, 13, 14, 20, 25, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 45, 74. Winslow, 268. Woodbridge, 203, 313. W
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
Burr, Aaron, 1716- educator; born in Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 4, 1716; was of German descent; graduated at Yale College in 1735; and ordained by the presbytery of east Jersey in 1737. He became pastor at Newark. N. J., where he was chiefly instrumental in founding the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), and was elected its president in 1748. In 1752 he married a daughter of Jonathan Edwards, the metaphysician. In 1754 he accompanied Whitefield to Boston. He died Sept. 24, 1757. Vice-President of the United States; born at Newark. N. .J., Feb. 6, 1756; a son of Rev. Aaron Burr, President of the College of New Jersey, and of a daughter of the eminent theologian, Jonathan Edwards. When nineteen years of age, he entered the Continental army, at Cambridge, as a private soldier, and as such accompanied Arnold in his expedition to Quebec. From the line of that expedition, in the wilderness. Arnold sent him with despatches to General Montgomery, at Montreal, wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
he trustees of $400,000. The condition upon which the lands were parcelled out was military duty; and so grievous were the restrictions, that many colonists went into South Carolina, where they could obtain land in fee. Nevertheless, the colony increased in numbers, a great many emigrants coming from Scotland and Germany. Oglethorpe went to England in 1734, and returned in 1736 with 300 emigrants, among them 150 Highlanders skilled in military affairs. John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield came to spread the gospel among the people and the surrounding heathen. Moravians had also settled in Georgia, but the little colony was threatened with disaster. The jealous Spaniards at St. Augustine showed signs of hostility. Against this expected trouble Oglethorpe had prepared by building forts in that direction. Finally, in 1739, war broke out between England and Spain, and Oglethorpe was made commander of the South Carolina and Georgia troops. With 1,000 men and some Indian
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habersham, Joseph 1751-1775 (search)
Habersham, Joseph 1751-1775 Statesman; born in Savannah, Ga., July 28, 1751. His father, James, who was born in England in 1712, and died at New Brunswick, N. J., in 1775, accompanied Whitefield to Georgia in 1738, and was secretary of the province in 1754; president of the council and acting governor in 1769-72. Joseph was a member of the first patriotic committee in Georgia in 1774, and ever afterwards took an active part in the defence of the liberties of his country. He helped to seize gunpowder in the arsenal Joseph Habersham. in 1775, and was a member of the council of safety. He was one of a company who captured a government ship (July, 1775), with munitions of war, including 15,000 lbs. of gunpowder. He led some volunteers who made the royal governor, Wright, a prisoner (Jan. 18, 1776), and confined him to his house under a guard. When Savannah was taken by the British, early in 1778, he took his family to Virginia; but in the siege of Savannah (1779) by Lincoln
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisburg. (search)
of 3,250 men was enlisted, transports were procured, and an ample quantity of bills of credit issued to pay the expense. Massachusetts provided ten armed vessels. The chief command of the expedition was given to William Pepperell, of Maine. Whitefield, who was then making his third preaching tour throughout the colonies, successfully advocated the expedition, and suggested the motto of the New Hampshire regimental flag— Nil desperandum Christo duce ( Nothing is to be despaired of with Christ for a leader ). It assumed the character of an anti-papist crusade. One of the chaplains, a disciple of Whitefield, carried a hatchet, provided to hew down all images in the French churches. Louisburg must be subdued, was the thought of the New-Englanders. Commodore Warren, in the West Indies, refused to co-operate with his fleet until he received express orders to do so. The expedition sailed from Boston, April 4, 1745, and at Canseau they were unexpectedly joined by Warren on May 9. The c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Societies, religious and benevolent (search)
G. Howe (q. v.), who treated the complicated infirmities of Laura Bridgman successfully. The first asylum for the insane in this country was founded at Williamsburg, Va., in 1773, and was the only one in the United States until 1818, when another was established at Somerville, Mass. That was followed by the Bloomingdale Asylum, New York, in 1821, and the asylum at Hartford in 1824. The Moravians in Georgia established the first orphan asylum in the American colonies about 1738, and Rev. George Whitefield laid the foundation-stone of one 10 miles from Savannah in 1740. Preventive and reformatory institutions are among our most important public charities. The first of the kind in the United States was the New York House of Refuge for Juvenile Delinquents, founded in 1824. It was opened at the beginning of 1825. It still exists, and occupies a considerable space on Randall's Island, East River. Care for the bodily comfort and social condition of seamen—a greatly neglected class o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
glethorpe appointed general of forces in South Carolina and Georgia......June, 1737 John Wesley sails for England......Dec. 24, 1737 Uprising of negroes, incited by the Spanish at Stono, quelled......1738 Arrival of ship bringing Rev. George Whitefield and a regiment recruited by Oglethorpe in England; the regiment, under Colonel Cochran, locating at Frederica......May 3, 1738 Many Moravian emigrants remove to Pennsylvania (the rest follow two years later)......1738 Attempted assas of convention between the British and Spanish governments; disputed territories to be retained by present possessors......Jan. 14, 1739 Treaty of peace at Coweta Town between chiefs of Creek Indians and Oglethorpe......Aug. 21, 1739 George Whitefield lays first brick of central building of orphan house Bethesda, 9 miles from Savannah......March 25, 1740 Spanish Fort St. Diego, near St. Augustine, defended by fifty-seven men, taken by Oglethorpe......May 10, 1740 Being joined at St
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