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I. 286. Five Nations. See Iroquois. Fletcher, Benjamin, in Pennsylvania, III. 37. In New York, 56. In Connecticut, 67 Fleury, Cardinal, II. 325. Averse to war, III. 449. Florida discovered, I. 31. Abandoned, 60. Huguenots, 63. Melendez in, 66. Colonized, 69. Expeditions against, in. 209, 432. Fox, George, I. 154. Education, 331. Influence of the age on him, 354. His death, 404. France, first voyages, I. 15. Trading voyages of, 25. Settles Acadia and Canada, 27. Huguenot colonies of, 61. Its settlements pillaged, 148. Loses Acadia, 445. Persecutes the Huguenots, II 174. War with the Five Nations, 419-423. Character of its monarchy, 467. Its rivalry with England, III. 115. Missions, 128. Contends for the fisheries and the west, 175. War with England, 176. Indian alliance, 177. War with the Iroquois, 189. Colonial boundaries, 192. Excludes England from Louisiana, 203. Sends Indians into New England, 214. Desires peace, III. 225 Extent of her po
mply. He sighed, turned about, reclined against the windowframe, and exclaimed, Then, why am I come here? Being of morbid sensitiveness, honest, and scrupulous of his word, the unhappy man spent the night in arranging his private affairs, and towards morning hanged himself against the fence in the garden. Thus was British authority surrendered by his despair. His death left the government in the hands of James Delancey, a man of ability and great possessions. A native of New York, of Huguenot ancestry, he had won his way to political influence as the leader of opposition in the colonial Assembly; and Newcastle had endeavored to conciliate his neutrality by a commission as lieutenant-governor. He discerned, and acknowledged, that the custom of annual grants could never be surrendered. Dissolve us as often as you will, said his old associates in opposition, we will never give it up. But they relinquished claims to executive power, and consented that all disbursements of public
so dear to a commercial community, revolted at the thought of an early and unavoidable appeal to arms, caught eagerly at every chance of an honorable escape from the certain miseries of a desperate conflict, and exerted themselves strenuously to secure the management of affairs Chap. VI.} 1774. July. to men of property. For this end they relied on the ability of John Jay, a young lawyer of New York, whose name now first appears conspicuously in the annals of his country. Descended from Huguenot refugees, educated in the city at its college, of the severest purity of morals, a hard student, an able writer, a ready speaker; recently connected with the family of Livingston by marriage; his superior endowments, his activity and his zeal for liberty, tempered by a love for order, made him for a quarter of a century distinguished in his native state. At that time he joined the dignity of manhood to the energy of youth. He was both shy and proud, and his pride, though it became less vi
mber 1764, daughter of Rev. John and Joanna (Cotton) Brown of Haverhill and great-great-granddaughter of the famous Puritan teacher, Rev. John Cotton of Boston, Mr. Brooks had two sons and two daughters. His second son, Hon. Peter Chardon Brooks, who was born at North Yarmouth 6 January 1767 and died in Boston 1 January 1849, was named for one of his father's Harvard classmates, Peter Chardon, who died prematurely in the West Indies in October 1766, the son of an eminent Boston merchant of Huguenot descent, whose house stood at the corner of the present Bowdoin Square and Chardon Street, on the site recently occupied by the Bowdoin Square Baptist Church. The family of Rev. Edward Brooks was in straightened circumstances after his death; but the young Peter Chardon Brooks, starting in business in Boston about 1789 as a marine-insurance broker, rose to be one of the most eminent merchants of Boston, and accumulated a fortune. He resided in Boston in the winter, and passed his summers
their lives between. What truth do we garner, what moral glean, From this traditive tale of the tower so gray? Was it chance, the grasp of that reckless hand? Or, was that wild clutch of the fatal band An act of retributive wrath foreseen? Was the old mill an avenger of wrong that day? Who shall answer the question, yea or nay? In Historic Leaves (published by Somerville Historical Society) in 1903, Florence Carr has an interesting article of six pages on the Mallet family, tracing its Huguenot origin and its connection with the old mill. Mrs. L. F. A. Maulsby also gives in a Somerville souvenir a brief account illustrated by a cut of the old mill with its sails and the long inclined beam with the wheel at its end, upon the ground. The old gravestone of John Mallet in Zzz. Charlestown cemetery is also shown. We commend a reading of these which are in the Society's library. This ancient structure was probably built very soon after John Mallet's purchase of the site in 1703-
" Our harbor is filled with vessels, and we notice a large number of vessels "up, cleared, and sailed," for this port. I will state a fact that may put to blush office-seekers who may see it: There has been but two postmasters in the city of Charleston since the days of Washington. General Washington appointed Mr. Balot in1797, who served until his death, when the present incumbent, Mr. Huger, (pronounced Uger,) was appointed by Mr. Monroe. Mr. Huger is now over seventy years--of Huguenot blood — a gentleman of commanding and venerable appearance; about six feet high, well proportioned, fine Roman face, full head of hair, and as white as snow, fine black eye, heavy eyebrows, very erect, and one of the most high-toned gentlemen in all our city.--One peculiar trait he has, and that is he is remarkably fond of the company of young persons; and whilst they show great deference to him, no one, however young, is at all cramped in his society. In many respects he greatly resembles
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