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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—the war on the Rapidan. (search)
ffects of inaction, Hooker ordered regimental, brigade, and division drills to take place whenever the rigor of winter permitted. Considerable changes were also made in the composition of the army and the personnel of its chiefs. On the 10th of February the Ninth corps, which had been under Burnside during the preceding summer, was removed from the banks of the Rappahannock, and the largest portion of it was sent to Suffolk, a place which the Confederates were preparing to attack in consideeral detachment which had sought to dispute with him the passage of the Monongahela, and completely destroyed the magnificent railroad-bridge across that river. At the South-east, General W. H. F. Lee had made an unsuccessful attack, on the 10th of February, upon Gloucester Point on York River, and a few days later, on the 25th, he cannonaded the Federal ships in the Rappahannock, while his cousin, crossing that river some distance below Falmouth, surprised a Federal post and captured about one
rietaries of Carolina, the land between the Hudson and the Delaware. In honor of Carteret, the territory, with nearly the same bounds as at present, except on the north, received the name of New Jersey. If to fix boundaries and grant the soil, could constitute a state, the duke of York gave political existence to a commonwealth. Its moral character was moulded by New England Puritans, English Quakers, and dissenters from Scotland. Meantime avarice paid its homage to freedom; and 1665 Feb. 10 the royalists, who were become lords of the soil, indifferent to liberty, sought to foster their province, by most liberal concessions. Security of persons and property under laws to be made by an assembly composed of the governor and council, and at least an equal number of representatives of the people; freedom from Chap XV.} 1665 taxation except by the colonial assembly; a combined opposition of the people and the proprietaries to any arbitrary impositions from England; freedom of jud
m most frequently, had never found him more so, and believed he wished for nothing so much as to be able to change his administration. His personal influence was therefore next invoked to arrest the repeal of the Stamp Act. On Monday, the tenth of February, Lord Strange, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, went in to the king on the business of his office; when he came out, he declared to some of the king's servants that his majesty had given him authority to say, that he was for a modifica the association of Connecticut and New-York; and joined in urging a continental union. They of Portsmouth in New Hampshire pledged themselves equally to the same measures. Gordon's Hist. of the Am. Rev. II. 198. In Connecticut, on the tenth of February, the patriots of Norwich welcomed the plan; while, on the next day, a convention of almost all the towns of Litchfield county resolved that the Stamp Act was unconstitutional, null, and void, and that business of all kinds should go on as u
Chapter 22: Has New England a right in the Newfoundland fisheries? February, 1775. on the tenth of February, after the speaker reported Chap. XXII.} 1775. Feb. to the house of commons the answer to their address, Lord North presented a message from the king, asking the required augmentation to his forces. The minister, who still clung to the hope of reducing Massachusetts by the terrors of legislation, next proposed to restrain the commerce of New England and exclude its fishermen from the Banks of Newfoundland. The best shipbuilders in the world were at Boston, and their yards had been closed; the New England fishermen were now to be restrained from a toil in which they excelled the world. Thus the joint right to the fisheries was made a part of the great American struggle. God and nature, said Johnston, have given that fishery to New England and not to Old. Dunning defended the right of the Americans to fish on the Banks. If rebellion is resistance to governmen
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 4., First Universalist Society in Medford. (search)
ing petition appears to be one of the first movements to organize the First Universalist Society in Medford: Petition. To Luther S. Cushing, Esquire, one of the Justices of the Peace, within and for the County of Middlesex: The subscribers, inhabitants of the town of Medford, in said county, being members of a religious society in said town, being duly qualified to vote in town affairs, and being desirous of incorporating ourselves, according to an act of the Legislature, passed February the 10th, A. D. 1824, hereby request you to issue your warrant, directed to some suitable person, whose name is hereunto subscribed, for calling the first meeting of the said religious society, requiring said person to notify and warn the members of the said religious society, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, to meet at some time and place, as shall be appointed in such warrant, to choose all such officers, and transact all such business as parishes are by law authorized to choose, and
An old Medford Schoolboy. On February 10, at New Bedford, there passed away one, a native of Medford (and whose boyhood days were spent here), who is kindly remembered by his old associates still living. These lines are not intended as obituary; rather an appreciative mention of one we have never met, or even heard of, till in recent years. Thomas Meriam Stetson was the son of Rev. Caleb Stetson, the second Unitarian pastor of Medford's First Parish. His birth occurred in the house on High street, later the home of Rev. Charles and Miss Lucy Ann Brooks, June 15, 1830. His later boyhood home was the parsonage house, erected on the site of the present St. Joseph's parochial residence. His early education was in the schools of Medford (public and private), and his college course was at Harvard, graduating there in 1849. After study in the Dane Law Zzz. to the bar in 1854. His father's pastorate (of twenty-one years) in Medford closed in 1848, prior to the son's graduat
hes, B. A. (Author of the Story of Staffordshire Tales and Legends of the Midland Counties, etc.) It thus appears that our inquiries have created interest among Staffordshire historians, and their search reveals the fact of there being two (contemporary) Matthew Cradocks, both Members of Parliament. Our thanks are certainly due to them and to the present proprietor of Meaford (whose letters to Historian Hughes follow), who carefully copied the inscription in Caverswall church. Feb. 10th. Dear Mr. Hughes— Since I saw you the other night I have been hunting up the Cradocks. I find as I thought that they are related to us through the Parkers. . not the Jervis'. I find that on Nov. 28th, 1735, John Hawe of Walsall married Mary Cradock. They had a daughter Mary who married in 1764, Thomas Hawe Parker of Park Hall. This Thomas Parker left his Park Hall estate to his nephew, my grandfather the Honble E. S. Parker Jervis, and it now belongs to my brother. We also still ow
Eliza M. Gill. In the recent passing of Miss Eliza M. Gill, who died at Waltham, Mass., February 10, the Historical Society of Medford loses one of its most loyal members and a frequent contributor to the pages of the register. Miss Gill was born in Melrose, April 5, 1851. She was of old New England Colonial stock, being a direct descendant of Richard Warren, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower company. Among her ancestors were Pete Harrington, who helped throw over the tea in Boston Harbor, and Captain John Vinton, connected with the Vintons of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and himself one of the most prominent yeomen of Revolutionary days. Miss Gill lived at the family home, 28 Ashland street Medford, for sixty-one years and during twelve years was a teacher in the public schools. A graduate of the High School, taking also an extra year of study in the classics, she had developed a fine literary and historical taste, becoming an interestin
ill be paid on the delivery of my negro man Henry, 21 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, and weighing about 175 pounds, ginger cake complexion, countenance rather cast down, though not easily embarrassed, and a very shrewd negro in a business transaction, wearing when he left a very good faded grey suit; the sack was trimmed with red tape, and a red cloth cap on his head; he had no beard. He ran away from me while in camp three miles from Hulett's Station, on the Central Railroad near Gen. W. W. Pendleton's headquarters, on the 10th day of February last, and when last seen was going in the direction of Hanover Junction, perhaps trying to make his way to Richmond, thence to Savannah, Ga. his native home — although he may still be in the army, passing off as a free negro cook. He is an excellent cook, and can doubtless find constant employment in the army. Jas. K. Barnum, Private Co. B. Sumter Artillery, Lt. Col. A. S. Cutts commanding Brig, Gen. Pendleton's corps. mh 26--1t*
al and at present an exited Virginian, fell in at the moment and expressed to me the opinion that the end of the war is in eight, that there will be a short and rapid series of successive over a disheartened conspiracy, and then all will be over. I give you these opinions as entitling us to what is sometimes granted by candid tribunals — viz.: a of judgment." It is a pity that the name of the shrewd observer has not been preserved. So sagacious a man ought not to be anonymous. On the 10th of February he tells as. "The process of preparation has steadily gone on in the loyal States, while that of exhaustion has been going on in the disloyal. * * We have the most satisfactory evidence that the Union will be hailed in every quarter just as fast as the army shall emancipate the people from the oppression of the insurgent leaders." March 15: "The financial and moral, as well as the physical elements of the insurrection, seem to be rapidly approaching exhaustion" On the 25th of March
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