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rederic, and find them inexorably withheld. During these negotiations, and before the end of March, news reached Europe of victories in the West Indies, achieved by Monckton with an army of twelve thousand men, assisted by Rodney and a fleet of sixteen sail of the line and thirteen frigates. On the seventh of January, the British armament appeared off Martinico, the richest and best of the French colonies, strongly guarded by natural defences, which art had improved. Yet, on the fourteenth of February, the governor and inhabitants were forced to capitulate. Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent's, were soon after occupied; so that the outer Caribbee Islands, in the whole extent of the arc which bends from St. Domingo towards the continent of South America, were British. For the siege of Havana the continental colonies were ordered to contribute quotas of men, and reinforcements were on their way from England. These successes gave new courage to the king's friends to pursue their sy
, and do everything necessary for the public good. The British, having carried their arms into the upper country of Georgia, sent emissaries to encourage a rising in South Carolina. A party of abandoned men, whose chief object was rapine, put themselves in motion to join the British, gathering on the way every kind of booty that could be transported. They were pursued across the Savannah by Colonel Andrew Pickens with about three hundred of the citizens of Ninety-Six; and on the fourteenth of February 14. were overtaken, surprised, and completely routed. Their commander and forty others fell in battle, and many prisoners were taken. About two hundred escaped to the British lines. The republican govern- Chap. XIII.} 1779. ment which, since 1776, had maintained its jurisdiction without dispute in every part of the commonwealth, arraigned some of them in the civil court; and, by a jury of their fellow-citizens, seventy of them were convicted of treason and rebellion against the
soldiers tracking the ground with their bloody feet, Greene to Washington. retreated at the rate of seventeen miles a day along wilderness roads where the wagon wheels sunk in deep mire and the creeks were swollen by heavy rains. On the fourteenth, they arrived at the ferries. 14. Greene first sent over the wagons, and at half-past 5 in the afternoon could write that all his troops were over and the stage clear. So soon as Cornwallis gained good information, he Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Feb. 14. pursued the light troops at the rate of thirty miles a day, but he was too late. On the evening of the fourteenth, Otho Williams brought his party, which on that day had marched forty miles, to the ferries. The next morning, Cornwallis made his appearance there only to learn that the Americans, even to their rearguard, had crossed the river the night 15. before. The safety of the southern states had depended on the success of this retreat of two hundred miles from the Catawba to the
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Literal copy of Births, deaths, and Marriages in Medford from earliest records. (search)
ts his sone Jonathan Borne March 5 168 2/3 Capt Nathaniell Wade his sone Jonathan borne December 31: 683 Capt Nathaniell Wade his sone samuell borne october 7: 1685 Capt Nathaniell Wade his daughter anne borne march 1: 168 4/5 Stephen ffrances his daughter lydia borne June 11: 1686 Peter Tufts his sone Cotton Borne July 28 1686 peter Tufts his sone Cotton dyed December 23 1686 Caleb Brooks his daughter Susan dyed October 30: 1686 Stephen Willis his sone Benjaman borne February 14: 168 6/7 Daniell Woodward his daugh Abigail born March 12 168 6/7 Capt Nathaniell Wade his daugh dorothy borne Aprill 30: 1687 Isack Fox his sone Samuell Borne July 4: 1687 Peter Tufts his daughter mercy Borne May 8: 168 6/7 John Bradsho his daughter mary borne march 8: 168 7/8 Peter Tufts his daughter mercy dyed February 7: 168 7/8 Capt Jonath Wade his daughter dorithy borne Aprill 11: 1688 John Tufts his daughter mary borne ——29: 1688 Jonathan Tufts his sone John Bo
To-day, February 14th, is Saint Valentine's day --an occasion set apart for several years past for the transmission through the post-office of printed caricatures of the "tender passion," in its various stages, from skewered beef hearts to sentimental verses. The Saint after whom the day is named, suffered martyrdom in the reign of the Emperor Claudius, for some petty infraction of law — from which circumstance (he being an ardent devotee of love and charity,) has arisen the practice of naming as aforesaid "loving friends" in valentines or remembrances — in these latter days mostly converted into a means of saying covertly that which would entail danger if openly expressed. The practice of sending valuable presents on St. Valentine's day, once in vogue, to use an inelegant, but forcible expression, has long since been "played out
Local Matters. Hastings Court, Thursday, Feb. 14th. --Present: Senior Alderman Sanxay and Messrs. Bray, Timberlake and Anderson. Martin Mueller, a native of Germany, took the requisite oaths and was admitted a citizen of the United States. In the case of Wm. Cavenagh, Thos. Devlin and Jas. McCorson, indicted for misdemeanors, the prosecution was abated as to Devlin, defendant, being dead. The other parties being put on trial and found guilty.--Cavenagh was fined $10 and McCorson $5, with costs, and ordered to 30 days imprisonment, and thereafter until said fine be paid. In the case of John Hagan, indicted for abusing officer Seal while in the discharge of his duty, a rule was awarded against J. Callahan, J. Wright, and Dr. Picot, his witnesses, for non- attendance. In the case of Henry Flowers, for misdemeanor, a rule was awarded against Michael Fleming, a recusant witness, returnable forthwith. Oliver Crosmore, indicted for misdemeanor, gave $200 bail f
New York,Feb. 14. --The steamer New York, from Southampton on Tuesday, the 29th, has arrived. The Italian Parliamentary elections had resulted in favor of the ministry. Count Cavour had been returned from Turin, and Garibaldi and Poerio from Naples. Commercial. Liverpool,Jan. 28-Monday.--Cotton- Market quiet--Saturday's quotations barely maintained. Estimated sales to-day about 7,000 bales. [No breadstuff market reported.] American Railway securities slightly advanced. Consols 91 . London, Monday.--Wheat declined 1@2d.
Congressional. Washington,Feb. 14.-- House.--Mr. Leake, of Virginia, asked (but was refused) permission to introduce a resolution for the appointment of a select committee, to inquire whether the Superintendent of the Census Bureau has not abused his position, by sending speeches to the heads of families in Virginia, or elsewhere. Mr. Pryor, rising to a question of privilege, submitted a preamble, reciting the statement of the Washington correspondent of the New York Times, charging certain seceding members of Congress with having stolen books from the Congressional Library for the Southern Confederacy, and concluding with a resolution appointing a committee to investigate said charge. Passed. Mr. Stanton, of Ohio, made some personal remarks relative to his colleague, Mr. Cox, in the Committee of Thirty-Three. Mr. Howard, of the "Conspiracy" Committee, reported that there was no evidence of any intention on the part of lawless persons to seize the public buildings a
From Washington. Washington,Feb. 14.--Messrs. Pryor, Maynard and Edwards compose the special committee of the House to inquire into the New York Times' allegations against certain Southerners. There is nothing yet of the missing sloop-of-war Levant, though the Pacific naval mails are in.
The President of the Southern Confederacy. Montgomery, Ala.,Feb. 14. --Hon. Jeff. Davis left Jackson, Miss., last night, for this city. He comes by way of Grand Junction and Chattanooga. His inauguration takes place on Monday next.
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