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Isaac, bap. 30 Oct. 1748, a saddler, m. Ruth Locke 26 Sept. 1771, res. in Medf. as early as 1771, and was living there in 1794; Samuel, bap. 21 July 1751, said to have died in Gloucester at an early age; Elizabeth, bap. 4 Mar. 1753, d. unm. 17 Sept. 1787; William, bap. 1 June 1755; John, bap. 8 Aug. 1762, a saddler, res. in Amherst, N. H., 10 Ap. 1794. Isaac the f. was a glazier, and resided on part of the homestead, in the house long occupied as a Hotel and still standing on the northerly sina, bap. 18 Sept. 1757; Andrew, bap. 5 Oct. 1760. Francis the f. was a merchant in Medf., removed to Maine, and d. 27 Ap. 1794; his w. Mary d. 20 Oct. 1791. 9. William, s. of John (5), m. Mary Brooks 1 Oct. 1747, and had William, bap. 22 May 17481773, a. about 33; his w. Elizabeth d. 1815, at a good old age. 36. Joseph, s. of Thomas (35), m. Comfort Quiner 11 Ap. 1794, and had Eliza, b. 14 Sept. 1794, d. 7 Dec. 1795; Eliza, b. 12 Feb. 1796, m. Barnabas Edmands of Charlestown 8 Aug. 1824,
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, Life of Isaac T. Hopper. (search)
either of them was aware that the other had become a Quaker. Tears started to their eyes, and they embraced each other. They had long and precious interviews afterward, in which they talked over the circumstances that had inclined them to reflect on serious subjects, and the reasons which induced them to consider the Society of Friends as the best existing representative of Christianity. The gravity of their characters at this period, may be inferred from the following letter, written in 1794: Dear Isaac,— While I sat in retirement this evening, thou wert brought fresh into my remembrance, with a warm desire for thy welfare and preservation. Wherefore, be encouraged to press forward and persevere in the high and holy way wherein thou hast measurably, through mercy, begun to tread. From our childhood I have had an affectionate regard for thee, which hath been abundantly increased; and, in the covenant of life I have felt thee near. May we, my beloved friend, now in the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Confederate airship. (search)
e. The new mode of travel will be more pleasant, for there will be no dust, and, by rising higher, as necessity may require, the happy traveller may keep cool. Travelling in the air by means of balloons is not of very remote date. The first successful experiments in this line were made in France, about 1783, when the balloon sailed across the Seine and a part of Paris, remaining in the air twenty-five minutes. A balloon was used for military observation at the battle of Fleurus, fought in 1794. A great deal concerning aerostation can be found in books and newspapers, but there is one experiment that seems to have escaped the notice of the curious In the winter of 1864-‘65, General Robert E. Lee and his army were defending Petersburg, Va. The troops were stretched out along the lines perhaps at the rate of one to every one hundred yards. McGowan's Brigade held the works not far from battery forty-five (or the Star Fort), and near where the great dam was built. One cold, ra
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
n 1862, Fifth Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, Longstreet's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. John S. Marmaduke. 1789. Born Missouri. Appointed Missouri. 30. Major-General, March 17, 1865. Commanded cavalry division, Sterling Price's Army, Trans-Mississippi Department. George W. Holt. 1790. Born Alabama. Appointed Alabama. 31. Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General to Lieutenant-General S. D. Lee, commanding corps Army of Tennessee. Robert H. Anderson. 1794. Born Georgia. Appointed Georgia. 35. Brigadier-General, July 26, 1864. Commanding brigade, Kelly's Cavalry Division, Army of Tennessee. Lafayette Peck. 1797. Born Tennessee. Appointed Tennessee. 38. 1858. Moses J. White. 1799. Born Mississippi. Appointed Mississippi. 2. Colonel, commanding Thirty-seventh Tennessee Infantry, Marmaduke's Brigade, Third Corps, Army of the Mississippi. Joseph Dixon. 1800. Born Tennessee. Appointed Tennessee. 3. Captain, Con
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
ople, by the people, for the people, so often and so gushingly quoted—the inference implied being the success of the Confederate cause would prove the downfall of the government. Most lame and impotent conclusion, for nothing can be more true than that was the very kind of government that the Confederates so earnestly strove to maintain, and to establish separately, for themselves. The expression, by the by, was not original with Mr. Lincoln, but had been used by speakers and writers since 1794. We should, as we do, render to those men of the olden time love and thanks. We recall their actions, cherish their memories, but above all it is most incumbent upon us to preserve intact their priceless legacy. We should ever bear in mind that this inestimable inheritance of selfgovernment is not wholly our own. It is not to be bartered away, or for any reason to be parted with. In it we have but a life estate, and hold it in trust for those who are to follow us, solemnly pledged to tr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.50 (search)
st the French revolution, could respond to an appeal in behalf of the injured and high-souled victim by exclaiming in his place in Parliament: I would not debase my humanity by supporting an application in behalf of such a horrid ruffian. But is it for a moment to be supposed that the most fanatical member of an American Congress, which assumes to itself a special philanthropy and sits in the year 1866, can be found to imitate the savage bigotry of an exasperated British royalist in the year 1794? Congress appealed to. If the members of the congressional majority at Washington are not weaker and more wicked men than the sternest of their political opponents would willingly believe them to be, they will compel a prompt exposure of the authors of this shameful thing—a prompt exposure and a punishment as prompt. The President has done his duty in laying bare the facts, and will do his duty, we doubt not, in arresting at once and summarily this continuous outrage upon the n
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904, Historical Sketch of the old Middlesex Canal. (search)
Boston to the Merrimac River at what is now known as Middlesex Village, about two miles above Lowell, was the first constructed. The work on this was commenced in 1794, and completed and opened for public use in 1803. Following the construction of the Middlesex Canal came the requisite work to render the Merrimac River navigabl the great fall of between fifty and sixty feet now furnishes the water power for the mills at Manchester. The contract was first undertaken by Samuel Blodgett in 1794, and not completed until 1807. Eight miles above Amoskeag the locks and short canal at Hooksett overcame a fall of some seventeen and one-half feet; further up iver Wendell, John Adams, of Quincy, Peter Brooks, of Medford, and Andrew Craigie, of Cambridge. The stock had steadily advanced from $25 per share in the fall of 1794 to $473 per share in 1803, the year after the canal was opened, and touching $500 in 1804. Then a decline set in, a few dollars at a time, until 1816, when its ma
lestown schools after 1812 By Frank Mortimer Hawes (Continued.) Before continuing our account of the Charlestown schools, we wish to speak briefly of some of the earlier trustees who honored their office with years of valuable service. Charlestown can point with pride to the long list of men who served her so faithfully. One need but look to the original board of 1793 to see that only her first citizens were considered worthy to be directors of school affairs. Trustees for 1793 and 1794, Richard Devens, Nathaniel Gorham, Josiah Bartlett, Aaron Putnam, Joseph Hurd, Nathaniel Hawkins, Seth Wyman. 1795 and 1796, the same, with the exception of Mr. Hawkins, who was succeeded by Timothy Tufts. 1797, 1798, 1799, the same, with the exception of Hon. Nathaniel Gorham, who was followed by his son, Nathaniel Gorham, Jr., and Timothy Tufts, who was succeeded by Samuel Tufts. 1800 and 1801, Seth Wyman, Samuel Tufts, Jonathan Teel, Rev. Jedediah Morse, Benjamin Hurd, Jr., Timoth
ntory was filed, which, by the way, showed no real estate, some sharp creditor thought that he had some land in Douglas, and had a new set of appraisers apointed to appraise this land. They reported that it had been sold for taxes. There is no deed on record, so far as I have found, by John Ireland, conveying his equity in the land which he mortgaged to Mr. Phipps, and, as I have said, his inventory showed no real estate. What I have said above regarding foreclosures applies here, for in 1794 Francis Dana, who was then chief justice of our supreme judicial court, as executor of the will of Edmund Trowbridge (an eminent lawyer), obtained a judgment against David Phipps. The latter had been high sheriff of Middlesex County up to 1774, when he found the climate of some other British possession more salubrious than this and left. In other words, he was a Tory, and after he left, his property was confiscated. What was the cause of this particular trouble in the court, whee the chief
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 6. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Old portraits and modern Sketches (search)
ne occasion, and had I attempted it in some pitiful sectarian or party or literary sheet, I should have stood a chance to get quoted into the periodicals. Now, who dares quote from the Herald of Freedom? He wrote for humanity, as his biographer justly says, not for fame. He wrote because he had something to say, and true to nature, for to him nature was truth; he spoke right on, with the artlessness and simplicity of a child. He was born in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in the sixth month of 1794,—a lineal descendant from John Rogers, of martyr-memory. Educated at Dartmouth College, he studied law with Hon. Richard Fletcher, of Salisbury, New Hampshire, now of Boston, and commenced the practice of it in 1819, in his native village. He was diligent and successful in his profession, although seldom known as a pleader. About the year 1833, he became interested in the anti-slavery movement. His was one of the few voices of encouragement and sympathy which greeted the author of this sk
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