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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winthrop, John 1606-1649 (search)
st; born in Groton, Suffolk, England, Feb. 12, 1606; son of the preceding; educated at Trinity College, Dublin; entered the public service early; was in the expedition for the relief of the Huguenots of La Rochelle, in 1627; and the next year was attached to the English embassy at Constantinople. In 1631 he came to America, but soon returned to England. He was sent back in 1635, as governor of the Connecticut colony, by Lords Say and Seal and Brook, built a fort at the mouth of the Connecticut River, and there began a village named Say-Brook. In 1645 he founded New London, on the Thames. Under the constitution of the colony he was succeeded by John Hayne, and was elected governor in 1657, and again in 1659. He held the office until his death. After the accession of Charles II. (1660) Winthrop went to England to obtain a charter from the King. The colonists had been sturdy republicans during the interregnum, and the King did not feel well disposed towards them, and at first
phemous, erroneous, or unsafe. In November, the General Court summoned Mrs. Hutchinson to the New Town, and sentenced her to banishment from Massachusetts, with many of her friends and kinsfolk. In view of these proceedings, Shepard seems to have dreaded the displeasure of Vane, who had returned to England; for a moment he was inclined to follow in the footsteps of Hooker, whose daughter he had lately married, and lead his congregation to the beautiful hillside of Mattabeseck, on the Connecticut River below Wethersfield. But it was left for other settlers a few years later to occupy that spot and call it Middletown. Shepard remained in the New Town, and his presence there is believed to have shaped its destinies. For his vigilancy against heresies had been well proved in the Hutchinson controversy, and Cotton Mather tells us that it was with a respect unto this vigilancy, and the enlightening and powerful ministry of Mr. Shepard, that, when the foundation of a college was to be l
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 7: Cambridge in later life (search)
the boy receiving for his services whatever the applicant may choose to give. This very summer a child was lost from Haverhill, New Hampshire, and the woods were searched for him far and near; some friends came to D to inquire. Looking in the fire, as usual, he said, I see him lying by a brook, almost dead, and described the brook. That night a violent storm occurred; and going to the brook in the morning, they found it much swollen, and the lifeless body of the boy was found in the Connecticut River, just below the brook. In this case a large reward (five hundred dollars) had been offered for news of the lost child, and ten dollars were paid to the diviner. The boy is now sixteen or seventeen years old, and of rather dull aspect; the parents are poor, he has had little reading or instruction, and has scarcely ever been away from home, and the stories I give, which I have set down carefully from the narrative of people who know the child, in whom they inspire only a vague wonder
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
ad about two o'clock at night; by this, you will reach Boston at seven o'clock in the morning. If you do not incline to this penance, you can go up the Hudson, stopping at West Point,— which I wish you to see; then at the town of Hudson, and from Hudson come down by the railway, which you have tried once. Or, you may take still a third way (the boat to New Haven),—a very pretty place in the summer, embowered in trees, and the seat of a flourishing American university; then ascend the Connecticut River to Springfield, thence by railroad to Boston. Ever and ever yours, Charles Sumner. To Lord Morpeth, New York. Boston, Dec. 6, 1841. my dear Morpeth,—Yours of Dec. 3 was duly received; and so, we may expect you Thursday morning. My dear friend Longfellow, whom you have seen once at his rooms, in the old seat of General Washington,—a Professor of our Cambridge University, and the head of our Parnassus,— wishes you to dine with him on the evening of your arrival. You will m
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
in,—observe the beautiful boats on this lake; pass by Crown Point and Ticonderoga, places famous in the French war and that of the Revolution; then cross Lake George, a lake of silver; from Lake George to Saratoga you will pass over the Flanders, the debatable ground in American history, fought over in two wars; see Saratoga and Ballston, then return to Burlington, on Lake Champlain, and from there wind through the Green Mountains; see Montpelier, in the lap of the mountains; cross the Connecticut River, pass through what is called the Gap in the White Mountains to Portland, Me., and thence to Boston; then, on the Western Railroad, to Berkshire, in the western part of Massachusetts; again to Trenton Falls (you will not miss another sight of them); thence back to the North River; and, descending the river, stop at Catskill and at West Point. Is this not a good plot? Cannot you be present at the annual Commencement of Harvard University (our Cambridge), the last Wednesday in August?
appeared impatient of such narrow limits. At the General Court, May 14, 1634, Those of New Town complained of straitness for want of land, especially meadow, and desired leave of the Court to look out either for enlargement or removal, which was granted; whereupon they sent men to see Agawam and Merrimack, and gave out that they would remove, etc. Savage's Winthrop, i. 132. Early in July, 1634, Six of New Town went in the Blessing (being bound to the Dutch plantation,) to discover Connecticut River, intending to remove their town thither. Ibid., i. 136. In the following September, the same subject was again brought before the General Court. The record is very brief; but the particulars related by Winthrop are of so much interest that they may well be quoted in full:— Sept. 4, 1634. The General Court began at New Town, and continued a week, and was then adjourned fourteen days.— The main business, which spent the most time and caused the adjourning of the Court, was about
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
at the age of twenty-two; and Augustus, who was lost at sea, on a northern voyage, at the age of eighteen. Mr. Ticknor was the only child of the second marriage. William Ticknor, father of Elisha, was a farmer, residing in Lebanon, N. H. He lived to a great age, dying in 1822, the year after his son. We give here some recollections of him, and of his own early life, dictated by Mr. Ticknor in the leisure of his last peaceful years. My grandfather's farm was at Lebanon, on Connecticut River. Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N. H., where my father was educated, was only a few miles off, and he liked to visit both. My mother went with him, and so did I, beginning in 1802. But it was a very different thing to travel then, and in the interior of New England, from what it is now. The distance was hardly one hundred and twenty miles, but it was a hard week's work, with a carriage and a pair of horses,—the carriage being what used to be called a coachee. One day, I recollect, w
ian, valley of, 756. Chironectes pictus, 701. Chorocua Bay, 733. Christinat, Mr., 159, 459, 478. Civil war, 568, 570, 575, 577, 579, 591. Clark, H. J., 494, 539. Coal deposits at Lota, age of, 753. Coal mines at Sandy Point, 718. Coast range, 755. Coelenterata, Owen on the term, 575. Collections, growth of, 507; embryological, 507; appropriation for; place of storage; sale, 508. Conception Bay, 750. Concise, Parsonage of, 134. Connecticut geology, 415. Connecticut River, 413. Connor's Cove, 746. Corcovado Gulf, 746. Corcovado Peak, 746. Contributions to Natural History of the United States, 533, 536, 538, 539, 542, 553. Copley medal, 572. Coral collection, 487, 490. Cordilleras, 755. Cornell University, 662. Cotting, B. E., 444. Coulon, H., 300, 301. Coulon, L. 190, 199, 208, 215. Coutinho, Major, 632, 636. Crinoids, deep-sea and fossil, compared, 705. Ctenophorae, 489. Cudrefin, 1, 9. Curicu, 753, 756. Cuvier, Geo
Christian Examiner, The3, 89 Christian Messenger, The27 Christian Souvenir, The3 Christ's Hospital School, England20 Clay Pits, The, Somerville44 Clark, Joseph47 College Hill26 Committee on Historic Sites, Somerville Historical Society74 Committee of Safety, The89, 90, 92 Concord Bridge78 Concord Fight, The80 Concord, Mass.52, 88 Concord, N. H.50, 51, 52, 56, 57 Concord R. R.51 Concord River52, 53, 54, 55 Condit, Sears42 Coney, John27 Connecticut Flag, The80, 87, 93 Connecticut River49, 52 Connecticut, 3rd Regiment of86 Continental Army, The86 Continental Congress, The95 Coos Falls50 Corpus Christi, Cambridge, England16 Council of War, The89, 90 Court Manual, The15 Craigie, Andrew53, 56 ‘Cranberry Pickers, The’6 Cromwell's Falls50 Cross Street, Somerville44, 45 Cross Street Universalist Church26, 27 Cutler, John, Jr.35 Cutler, Nathaniel60 Cutler, Timothy40 Cutter, Edward43 Cutter, Fitch44 ‘Dame Schools,’ Charlestown60 Danforth, Samuel34 Dartmou
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
litary devil in a man, and make him into a soldier! Think of the human family falling upon one another at the inspiration of music! How must God feel at it, to see those harp-strings he meant should be waked to a love bordering on divine, strung and swept to mortal hate and butchery! Leave off being Jews, (he is addressing Major Noah with regard to his appeal to his brethren to return to Judaea,) and turn mankind. The rocks and sands of Palestine have been worshipped long enough. Connecticut River or the Merrimac are as good rivers as any Jordan that ever run into a dead or live sea, and as holy, for that matter. In Humanity, as in Christ Jesus, as Paul says, there is neither Jew nor Greek. And there ought to be none. Let Humanity be reverenced with the tenderest devotion; suffering, discouraged, downtrod-den, hard-handed, haggard-eyed, care-worn mankind! Let these be regarded a little. Would to God I could alleviate all their sorrows, and leave them a chance to laugh! Th
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