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Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
Chapter 4: Political history. Medford takes a rich share in the political honors of the country. At an early date, it expressed its determination to preserve inviolate the rights and privileges secured to the colony by the charter of 1629. When the four colonies of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Haven united, May 19, 1643, under the name of The United Colonies of New England, their politics and patriotism seem to expand together. This fraternal bond was especially strengthened in our ancestors' hearts, when, by the charter of Oct. 7, 1691, Plymouth was annexed to Massachusetts. May 10, 1643: The General Court say that the whole plantation, within this jurisdiction, is divided into four shires; to wit, Essex, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Suffolk. Each had eight towns, except Norfolk, which had six. June 4, 1689: Ensign Peter Tufts was chosen by the town as Representative, according to the Honorable Council's signification. May 21, 1690: Peter Tufts was c
Kittery Point (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
enemies, his property was forfeited and taken under the Confiscation Act. He made bequests to Medford and Worcester, and legacies to the clergymen. While a member of the House of Representatives, he presented the chandelier which adorns its hall. George Erving, Esq., merchant, of Boston, who married one of Colonel Royal's daughters, was a refugee included in the Conspirator's Act. He died in London, Jan. 16, 1806, aged 70. General Sir William Pepperell, baronet, was born at Kittery Point, Maine, in 1696. He died at Kittery, June 6, 1759. Colonel Royal was appointed one of the Mandamus Councillors for this Province by his Majesty, Aug. 9, 1794; but he did not take the oath of office. 1743: He gave Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage. While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary. In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestown Neck. By his will, he gave to Medford one hundred acres of land in Granby (South Hadley), for th
Watertown (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
, who would subdue us; and that, by his conversation, it appeared to him (the said Tufts) that said Royal was for surrendering up all to Great Britain, rather than make resistance. Mr. Samuel Winship declared, That, on Sunday before said battle, said Royal went in his coach to Boston, and took with him a pair of pistols and a carabine, but for what end he did not know, nor never heard; that, at the same time, he left in his house two firearms, which Mr. Poor, some days after, carried to Watertown. Captain Isaac Hall declared, That, the winter before said battle, he went to settle accounts with said Royal, at his house; and that said Royal showed him his arms and accoutrements (which were in very good order), and told him that he determined to stand for his country, &c. Mr. Billings said, That he heard Captain Jenks say, that, a day or two before said battle, Colonel Royal sent for him, and desired him to go to Salem, and procure him a passage to Antigua in a vessel bound the
Springfield (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
hatic. There were those who were ready to rise in rebellion against the government, and throw the whole fabric of American liberty in ruins. This suicidal sophistry found its advocate in Shays, who put himself at the head of a military force of eleven hundred men. The Governor of Massachusetts ordered out four thousand four hundred troops of militia and four companies of artillery, who, under Gen. Lincoln, marched to Worcester, Jan. 22. General Shepherd took possession of the arsenal at Springfield, and, on the 25th of that month, encountered Shays, and soon scattered his adherents to the four winds, leaving upon the field three of them killed, and one wounded. This base attempt to involve the country in civil war being thus promptly and totally crushed, while it united anew the friends of freedom and order, put a final check to further insurrections. We have mentioned these facts to show the fidelity of our Medford patriots to the cause of their country; for no sooner had this sub
Bunker Camp (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
keep the country in the orbit of safety. The war carried on against Mexico, during Mr. Polk's administration, received the approbation and support of a majority of the inhabitants of Medford. That war gave a President to the United States, in a laurelled hero, who changed that majority in this town. Medford furnished a small number of soldiers for that war. No one of them was killed; yet only one returned to reside here. Nov. 1, 1830: Voted that the town approve of the Address of the Bunker-hill Monument Association, which has now been read, and request their Representative to promote such appropriation. 1831: Medford instructs its Representatives in the General Court to oppose all measures which tend to make the number of Representatives in Massachusetts more than two hundred. A convention was called for revising the Constitution of Massachusetts; and, Oct. 10, 1820, Nathaniel Hall and Abner Bartlett were chosen delegates. On the 9th April, 1821, the town voted to accep
Medford (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ent to the Provincial Congress at Cambridge. Medford now, as one man, enrolled itself, and stood rr fathers. This event put the inhabitants of Medford in a state of watchfulness and defence at theother country caused a day of thanksgiving in Medford,which the aged among us remember. There weree a new character to the political affairs of Medford; and, at the last gubernatorial election, the the Committee of Safety, &c., of the town of Medford have proceeded to take into their care the es England; and he thus writes to his friend in Medford:-- I shall leave North America with great ame here with his family in 1738. He died in Medford on Thursday, June 7, 1739, in the forenoon, was buried in Medford on Saturday, 10th inst., and was carried, the same night, to Dorchester, and tenty. Although Colonel Royal's property in Medford was confiscated in 1778, it was kept together Tufts. Resolved, That Simon Tufts, Esq., of Medford, be, and he hereby is, directed to deliver in[93 more...]
Granby (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
e first professorship of law at Cambridge; and a legacy of plate to the first church in Medford shows that his regard for his country was not weakened by distance nor seared by proscription. He bequeathed more than two thousand acres of land, in Granby and Royalton, in Worcester County, for the establishment of the aforesaid professorship. He was, for twenty-two years, a member of the Council. His virtues and popularity at first saved his estate, as his name was not included with those of his Charlestown £ 100, which was used to build a parsonage. While Representative, he returned to the town treasury his salary. In 1745, he gave £ 80 to the school on Charlestown Neck. By his will, he gave to Medford one hundred acres of land in Granby (South Hadley), for the use and better support of the common schools of the town. This Granby farm was sold, 1788, for one hundred dollars, to Mr. Richard Hall. Generosity was native with him, and shone the salient feature of his character.
Worcester County (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
living some time in retirement, he embarked for Europe. He was a proscribed refugee; and his estate, since that of Jacob Tidd, Esq., was confiscated. He died of small-pox, in England, October, 1781. His bounty laid the first professorship of law at Cambridge; and a legacy of plate to the first church in Medford shows that his regard for his country was not weakened by distance nor seared by proscription. He bequeathed more than two thousand acres of land, in Granby and Royalton, in Worcester County, for the establishment of the aforesaid professorship. He was, for twenty-two years, a member of the Council. His virtues and popularity at first saved his estate, as his name was not included with those of his sons-in-law, Sir William Pepperell and George Erving, in the Conspirator's Act; but, on the representation of the Selectmen of Medford that he went voluntarily to our enemies, his property was forfeited and taken under the Confiscation Act. He made bequests to Medford and Worc
Rhode Island (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
id power. That, some time after, finding said Royal's estate in a wasting condition, he sent to said Royal, informing him that he would undertake the care of it; and, some time after, he received a letter from said Royal, enclosing another power for that purpose, dated May 23, 1775; upon which he undertook to act as his attorney. That he had since made said Royal no remittances of any of the rents or of the estate (agreeable to a promise he had made to a former Committee). That the State of Rhode Island having sequestered what of said Royal's estate lay within their jurisdiction, he had applied to the General Assembly there, and informed them of the letters he had received from said Royal, empowering him to take the care of his estate; and that they, after examination made, delivered the said estate up to him; and he has held it ever since, as attorney aforesaid. Mr. Peter Tufts declared, That, about a fortnight before Lexington battle, Colonel Royal told him that it would not do
Cambridge (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
all, and Stephen Hall, 3d, are sent to the Provincial Congress at Cambridge. Medford now, as one man, enrolled itself, and stood ready at thiod of the Revolution. A detachment of troops from the army at Cambridge were ordered east; and, on the 13th September, 1775, they encampeConstitution, the Legislature acted as a Convention. They sat at Cambridge. May 25, 1778: The inhabitants of Medford express their opinio Medford to form the Constitution of 1780. The convention sat at Cambridge from Sept. 1, 1779, to March 2, 1780. After the adoption of thanimating presence of Washington, who was received by our army at Cambridge, in July, 1775, elevated the drooping spirits of the troops, thenOctober, 1781. His bounty laid the first professorship of law at Cambridge; and a legacy of plate to the first church in Medford shows that egal education, he suggested the establishment of a Law School at Cambridge. This recommendation was joyfully greeted; and, in 1817, the law
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