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d tedious attack in 1794; after which the scarlet fever raged in New Haven, disabling many of his workmen ; and soon the lawsuits, into which they were driven in defense of their patent, began to devour all the money they could make or borrow. In 1795, Whitney had another attack of sickness; and, on his return to New Haven, from three weeks of suffering in New York, learned that his manufactory, with all his machines and papers, had just been consumed by fire, whereby he found himself suddenly culty from the seed, that the expense of cleaning the wool must have put a stop to its further cultivation, had not a machine, by which the operation of cleaning is easily and successfully accomplished, been invented. This machine was invented in 1795, by Mr. Eli Whitney, of Massachusetts. There are two qualities of this cotton, the one termed Upland Georgia, grown in the States of Georgia and South Carolina, and the other of superior quality, raised upon the banks of the Mississippi, and dist
g the obstinate believers in Manifest Destiny and the unparalleled rationality, wisdom, intelligence, and self-control, of the peerless American People. Does this look like infatuation? If the wisdom that comes to-morrow were the genuine article, every man would be a Solomon. Remember that, for more than seventy years, no man had seen an American hand lifted against the symbol of our Nationality. Neither Shays's Rebellion, In 1786-7. in Massachusetts, nor the Whisky Rebellion, In 1795. so called, in western Pennsylvania, had really purposed aught beyond the removal or redress of temporary grievances which were deemed intolerable. Even old John Brown — fanatic as he was; madman as many held him — never dreamed of dividing the country which he sought to purge of its most flagrant wrong; his Canada Constitution expressly stipulated See pages 287-8. that the Union should be preserved, and its flag retained and cherished by his adherents. Since the close of our Revolutiona
Yet, in the face of these notorious facts, Gov. Letcher responded to the President's call on Virginia for Militia to defend the capital in the following terms: I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers at Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern States; and a requisition made upon me for such an object — an object, in my judgment, not within the purview of the Constitution or the Act of 1795--will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war; and, having done so, we will meet you in a spirit as determined as the Administration has exhibited toward the South. To the same effect, Gov. Ellis, of North Carolina--who had long been thoroughly in the interest and counsels of the plotters of Disunion — responded to the call as follows: Raleigh, April 15, 1861. Honorable Simon Cameron, Secretary of War: Your dispatch is received, and, if genuine — which its <
the loyal States for Six Hundred Thousand more recruits to our armies, rendering conscription in some localities unavoidable, than the barriers of caste began to give way. I have never, said Mr. Broomall, of Pa., in the House (Feb. 11th, 1863), found the most snaky constituent of mine, who, when he was drafted, refused to let the blackest negro in the district go as a substitute for him. Thus, Mr. Wilson, of Mass., having reported July 8, 1862. to the Senate a bill to amend the act of 1795, prescribing the manner of calling forth the Militia to suppress insurrection, &c., Mr. Grimes, of Iowa, moved July 9. that henceforth there shall be no exemption from Military duty because of color. On the suggestion of Mr. Preston King, of N. Y., this proposition was so amended as to authorize the President to accept persons of African descent, for the purpose of constructing intrenchments, or performing camp service, or any war service for which they may be found competent. This, and
if, indeed, it has been violated at all. A great ado has been made in reference to the Executive proclamation calling out the militia of the States to the extent of seventy-five thousand men. That call was made under the authority of the act of 1795, and is perfectly in accordance with the law. It has been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that that act is constitutional, and that the President alone is the judge of the question whether the exigency has arisen. This decision was made in the celebrated case of Martin agt. Mott. The opinion of the Court was delivered by Judge Story. Let me read from the opinion of the Court: It has not been denied here that the act of 1795 is within the constitutional authority of Congress, or that Congress may not lawfully provide for cases of imminent danger of invasion, as well as for cases where an invasion has actually taken place. In our opinion there is no ground for a doubt on this point, even if it had been relied o
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Introduction. (search)
gerous neighbor grew upon Spain, and in the insane expectation of checking the progress of the Union westward, she threatened, and at times attempted, to close the mouth of the Mississippi, on the rapidly increasing trade of the West. The bare suggestion of such a policy roused the population upon the banks of the Ohio, then inconsiderable, as one man. Their confidence in Washington scarcely restrained them from rushing to the seizure of New Orleans, when the treaty of San Lorenzo El Real in 1795 stipulated for them a precarious right of navigating the noble river to the sea, with a right of deposit at New Orleans. This subject was for years the turning point of the politics of the West, and it was perfectly well understood, that, sooner or later, she would be content with nothing less than the sovereign control of the mighty stream from its head spring to its outlet in the Gulf; and that is as true now as it was then. So stood affairs at the close of the last century, when the co
ridge across Mystic River at Penny Ferry. It was thought that this bridge from Malden to Charlestown would almost ruin the navigation of Mystic River. For the same reason, the town voted, May 9, 1796, to oppose the building of Chelsea Bridge. 1795: A revision of the Constitution is proposed to the people. Medford gives fifty-three votes against it, and one for it. 1795: Voted £ 500 for town-expenses. 1797: Two thousand three hundred dollars for the same. March 7, 1796: Voted to pay 1795: Voted £ 500 for town-expenses. 1797: Two thousand three hundred dollars for the same. March 7, 1796: Voted to pay assessors two dollars per day while making taxes. This is the first record of the kind. March 6, 1797: For the first time, the town voted to pay the town-clerk for his services; and they gave him twenty dollars. March 6, 1809: Voted that the Moderator be desired to read the address from the Legislature to the people. The town thereupon passed a unanimous vote of approbation. At the town-meeting, held March 5, 1810, the following officers were chosen for the year ensuing:-- Fitch Ha
he six tombs first built in the old burying-ground were made in a yard owned by Thomas Brooks, Esq. That yard was near Mystic River, about half-way between Rock Hill and the Lowell Railroad Bridge. In that yard, Samuel Francis made bricks as early as 1750, and sold them at ten shillings per thousand (lawful money). Mr. Brooks carried on the manufacture in 1760, and sold them at fifteen shillings. Mr. Stephen Hall was the next occupant of that yard, which has been discontinued since 1800. In 1795, the price was four dollars. Captain Caleb Brooks made bricks on the land occupied by the second meeting-house. The banks remain visible at this time. A bed of clay was opened, in 1805, about forty rods east of the Wear Bridge, on land belonging to Spencer Bucknam, lying on the north side of the road. Only one kiln was burned there. Fountain-yards.--These yards, which were near the Fountain house, about eighty rods east of Gravelly Bridge, were early in order of age. Messrs. Willia
ss in Medford from dysentery. Out of fifty-six deaths in 1775, twenty-three were children. In 1776, there were thirty-three deaths; in 1777, nineteen; in 1778, thirty-seven; and in 1779, thirteen. No reason is given for these differences in numbers. Out of the thirty-seven deaths of 1778, eighteen were by dysentery, and twenty were children. Whooping-cough has, at certain times, been peculiarly destructive. Throat-distemper, so called, is often named among prevalent causes of death. In 1795, ten children and three adults died of it between the 20th of August and the 1st of November. Apoplexy seems to have destroyed very few lives. During the first fifteen years of Dr. Osgood's ministry, only one case occurred! Oct. 15, 1778: The town voted to procure a house for those patients who had the smallpox. No disease appeared to excite so quick and sharp an alarm as this. The early modes of treatment gave ample warrant for any fears. In 1792, the town voted that Mr. Josiah Symme
27, 1788; m. Reuben Hunt. 39-72Benjamin Tufts m. Esther----, who d. May 27, 1778, aged 37.   He d. 1804, and had--  72-128Benjamin, b. Oct. 9, 1761.  129Esther, b. May 30, 1763; m. Hezekiah Blanchard.  130Jacob.  130 1/2Mary, b. 1779; d. c. 1795. 39-76John Tufts m.--------, and had--  76-131John.  132Peter. d. unm. 39-77HUTCHINSON Tufts, who d. Aug. 2, 1800, m. Mary Grover, and had--  77-133Hutchinson, b, Dec. 16, 1769.  134Mary, m. Jonathan Locke. 39-78Francis Tufts m., successiv. 1785.  172Joseph, b. 1783; m. Helen Whittemore.  173Lydia, b. 1786; d. 1808.  174Bernard, b. 1788; m. Lucinda Tufts.  175Asa, b. 1790; m. Mary Ann Tufts.  176Lucy, b. 1792; m. Gershom Whittemore.  177Mary, b. 1793; d. 1820.  178Edmund, b. 1795.  179Mercy, b. 1797; d. 1820.  180Harriet, b. 1799; m. James Russell.  181Caroline, b. 1801; m. Gershom Whittemore. 66-111Thomas Tufts m. Rebecca Adams, and had--  111-182Thomas, d. 1816, aged c. 24.  183Rebecca, d. aged c. 30
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