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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.24 (search)
ake to strains of music, and I think I should rise to life again! Until then, existence is mere prolonged endurance. Stanley all his life had a passion for reading, when he could not be doing. He delighted in reading Caesar, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, and lighter books also did not come amiss. From Cheltenham, he wrote:-- I have begun again on Thucydides. Gladstone's Gleanings are ended. They are all good. Strange! how I detect the church-going, God-fearing, conscientious Christian, in almost every paragraph. Julian Corbett's Drake is fair; I am glad I read it, and refreshed myself with what I knew before of the famous sailor. From the Bell Hotel, Gloucester, he wrote, June 3, 1891:-- I had a long walk into the country, which is simply buried under bushy green of grass and leaves. I saw the largest river in England yesterday: it appears to be a little wider than what I could hop over with a pole in my best days. It was a dirty, rusty-coloured stream, but
igent. It taught that the affections are the source of happiness; and it endeavored to develop the moral powers, so as to introduce God and Christ and truth and heaven as permanent occupants of the soul. If it be true that the acquisition of mere science and literature imparts no adequate power to subdue vicious habit or restrain criminal passion, but often gives keenness to their edge and certainty to their aim, it follows, as a solemn consequence, that every patriot, philanthropist, and Christian, is sacredly bound to patronize the Sunday school. The communion plate belonging to the First Church has its history, which is as follows :-- Two silver cups, bought by the church in 1719. One silver cups, gift of Mrs. Sarah Ward, 1725. One silver cups, gift of Deacon Thomas Willis. Two silver cups, gift of Mr. Francis Leathe, 1742. One silver cups, gift of Thomas Brooks, Esq., 1759. One large silver tankard, with a cover,--gift of Rev. Ebenezer Turell, 1760. One sm
ed them to build churches, establish schools, and read the Bible without sectarian prejudice. He said, I am convinced that God has more light yet to break forth out of his holy word. Receive such light gladly. Our fathers acted on this wise, Christian, and republican advice, and engaged Philemon Purmount to teach the children; for which he was to be paid thirty acres of ground by the public authorities. How accordant this with that noble resolve of New England, to establish a college, to thth, he issued the first sheet of the Massachusetts Gazette. He died Oct. 30, 1807, aged sixty-seven. He was an able writer, and an impartial editor; a very industrious man, and a friendly neighbor; a true American patriot, and a humble, pious Christian. Rev. John Pierpont. The Portrait, a Political Poem1812 Airs of Palestine, a Religious Poem1816 Sermon, What think ye of Christ? 1823 Sermon, Knowledge is power, --Annual Fast1827 Sermon occasioned by the Death, at Sea, of Rev. D
arties; and rural games were all the fashion. The cake and wine, though abundant, did not prevent the offer of more substantial viands. A custom like this would be apt to run into extremes; and this became so apparent as to call forth from the ministers of Boston a testimony against evil customs in 1719. They called them riotous irregularities. Funerals.--As the Established Church of the mother country made a formal service over the remains of its members, it was deemed expedient and Christian, by the Puritans, not to imitate such examples; and, accordingly, they buried their dead without funeral prayers. Neither did they read the Scriptures! What they could have substituted for these simple, rational, and impressive rites, we do not know, but presume it must have been a sermon and a hymn. The first prayer made by a clergyman at a funeral, which we have heard of, was made by Rev. Mr. Wilson, of Medfield, at the funeral of Rev. Mr. Adams, of Roxbury, Aug. 19, 1685. The first
 4Martha W., b. May 30, 1817; d. July 12, 1817.  5Henry F., b. June 15, 1818.  6Isaac R., b. Dec. 17, 1820; m. Mary Merrill.  7Rebecca G., b. Sept. 1, 1823.  1Reeves, John, embarked, Mar. 16, 1634, aged 19, for New England, on board the Christian, from London, and settled in Salem, where land was granted him in 1643. His first wife was Jane----; and 2d, Elizabeth----. His children were--  1-2William.  3Freeborn, b. Mar. 10, 1658.  4Benjamin, b. Dec. 30, 1661. 1-2William Reeves m. E, aged 68; and had--  3-15Sarah, b. Oct. 31, 1679.  16Humphrey, b. May 21, 1681. 1-4Samuel Turell m. Lydia, dau. of Anthony Stoddard, and had--  4-16 1/2 Mary, m.----Whittemore, and had Daniel and Samuel.  17John, b. July 3, 1687.  18Christian, b. Dec. 17, 1688; m. Samuel Bass.  18 1/2Lydia, m. Cornelius Thayer.  19Ebenezer, b. Feb. 5, 1702. 4-19Ebenezer Turell, the minister, grad. 1721; studied with Rev. Benjamin Colman; settled at M., 1724, where he d., Dec. 8, 1778. H
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letters of General R. E. Lee. (search)
. Lee. Hon. W. W. Corcoran. Lexington, Va., 26th January, 1870. My Dear Mr. Corcoran--I am very sorry that I cannot attend the funeral obsequies of Mr. Peabody. It would be some relief to witness the respect paid to his remains and to participate in commemorating his virtues; but I am unable to undertake the journey. I have been sick all the winter and am still under medical treatment. I particularly regret that I shall not have the pleasure of seeing you. Mr. Cyrus McCormick, Colonel Christian and Major Kirkpatrick, trustees of Washington College, will represent it on the occasion. They will assemble at Mr. McCormick's house, No. 40 Fifth Avenue, New York, and will probably not leave before the end of this week. I wish you would join them, as I know they would be happy of your company. Please remember me to Mr. Thornton and Mr. and Mrs. Russell. With great regard, R. E. Lee. Hon. W. W. Corcoran. hot Springs, Va., 23d August, 1870. My Dear Mr. Corcoran--It has bee
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Missouri campaign of 1864-report of General Stirling Price. (search)
ilroad as I went, with a hope to capture that city with its troops and munitions of war. I arrived at Richwoods on the 30th, having passed through Potosi. Lieutenant Christian, whom I had sent to the Mississippi river before I left Camden for the purpose of obtaining gun-caps, joined me at this place, bringing 150,000. LieutenantLieutenant Christian is a most energetic and efficient officer, and deserves especial notice. Major-General Fagan sent 300 men to De Soto to destroy the depot, which was effected, and the militia, who had gathered there in some numbers, at the same time was scattered. At the same time, General Cabell was sent with his brigade to cut the P's advance attempted to intercept them — the distance they had gained was too great for this to be effected. They succeeded, however, in killing the Federal Captain Christian, a notorious bushwhacker, noted for his deeds of violence and blood. After passing over the prairie four miles beyond Newtonia, General Shelby encamped in
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
ranch, Archer, Gregg, Pender, Field, Thomas7 JacksonWinder, Jones, J. K., Taliaferro, Starke6 Hill, D. H.Ripley, Garland, Rodes, Anderson, G. B. Colquitt4 Total 2d Corps4 Divisions19 Brigades, 24 Batteries, 100 Guns24 ArtilleryPendletonPendleton's Reserve, 58 Guns12 CavalryStuartHampton, Lee F., Robertson, 14 Guns3 Aggregate2 Corps, 10 Divisions43 Brigades, 284 guns, 55,000 Men67 CORPSDIVISIONSBRIGADESBATTS. 1st CorpsKingPhelps, Doubleday, Patrick, Gibbon4 HookerRickettsDuryea, Christian, Hartsuff2 MeadeSeymour, Magilton, Gallagher4 2d CorpsRichardsonCaldwell, Meagher, Brooke2 SumnerSedgwickGorman, Howard, Dana2 FrenchKimball, Morris, Weber3 5th CorpsMorellBarnes, Griffin, Stockton3 PorterSykesBuchanan, Lovell, Warren3 HumphreysHumphreys, Tyler, Allabach2 6th CorpsSlocumTorbert, Bartlett, Newton4 FranklinSmith, W. F.Hancock, Brooks, Irwin3 CouchDevens, Howe, Cochrane4 9th CorpsWillcox, O. B.Christ, Welsh2 BurnsideSturgisNagle, Ferrero2 RodmanFairchild, Harland
he fair lands of the South. We made the light at Gibraltar just as the day was dawning, and, hurried on by the current, moved rapidly up the Strait. Several sail that were coming down the Mediterranean became plainly visible from the deck as the twilight developed into day. We could not think of running into Gibraltar before overhauling these sails; we might, perchance, find an enemy among them, and so we altered our course and gave chase; as so many barks, ancient and modern, heathen, Christian, and Moor had done before us, in this famous old Strait. The telescope soon revealed the secret of the nationality of two of the sails; they being, as plainly as symmetry and beauty of outline, the taper and grace of spars, and whiteness of canvas— produced upon our own cotton-fields—could speak, American. To these, therefore, we directed our attention. It was a couple of hours before we came up with the first of these ships. She was standing over toward the African side of the Strait,
miral, or other commanding officer of the fleet, or ships of his Britannic Majesty, lying in the harbor of New York, viz.: Sir, I am directed by the Congress of the United States of America to inform you, that they have received evidence that Gustavus Conyngham, a citizen of America, late commander of an armed vessel in the service of the said States, and taken on board of a private armed cutter, hath been treated in a manner contrary to the dictates of humanity, and the practice of Christian, civilized nations. I am ordered, in the name of Congress, to demand that good and sufficient reason be given for this conduct, or that the said Gustavus Conyngham be immediately released from his present rigorous, and ignominious confinement. With all due respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedient and humble servant. Resolved, That, unless a satisfactory answer be received to the foregoing letter, on or before the 1st day of August next, the Marine Committee do imm
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