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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
millions, and the law of July 17th even allowed notes of smaller denomination than those of one dollar to be put in circulation; in order to facilitate the issue of such paper, all bank notes of this description emanating from private establishments were ordered to be suppressed; but the latter clause having been denounced as unconstitutional, it was never applied. New taxes had to be imposed in order to pay the interest on this constantly-increasing debt. The measures adopted on the 28th of May for the purpose of collecting funds in those districts where the two armies were contending proved altogether insufficient. On the 6th of June, Congress inaugurated an entire system of excise laws under the name of the internal revenue act, long prepared by Mr. Chase, which secured some important sources of revenue to the government, although at the cost of great discomfort to those branches of industry affected by it. These means not yet proving sufficient, the whole custom-house tariff
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
ore in Arkansas. He never appeared again in Missouri, and the tranquillity of that State was scarcely ever disturbed afterward, the seat of war being gradually transferred far away from its frontiers. During the ensuing months, to which we shall have no occasion to recur, there is scarcely a mention of any skirmish between the small Union detachments and the Confederate partisan bands: one only took place in the districts which have been in dispute since the beginning of the war. On the 28th of May the Southerners obtained a slight advantage along the borders of Little Black River, between Martinsburg and Rives' Store. The other encounters took place north of the Missouri River, where, on all sides, as has already been shown, the inhabitants were organizing in companies of foot or mounted militia, who carried on a petty warfare until the coming of the Federal troops restored peace. The principal Confederate band was formed in the middle of May; on the 19th it put to flight the Un
d won laurels at Laffeldt. Merit made him at two-and-twenty a lieutenant-colonel, and his active genius improved the discipline of his battalion. He was at once authoritative and humane, severe yet indefatigably kind; modest, but aspiring and conscious of ability. The brave soldier dutifully loved and obeyed his widowed mother, and his gentle nature saw visions of happiness in scenes of domestic love, even while he kindled at the prospect of glory, as gunpowder at fire. On the twenty-eighth day of May, Amherst, after a most unusually long passage, reached Halifax. The fleet had twenty-two ships of the line and fifteen frigates; the army at least ten thousand effective men. Isaac Barre, who had lingered a subaltern eleven years till Wolfe rescued him from hopeless obscurity, was in the expedition as a major of chap XIII.} 1758. brigade. For six days after the British forces, on their way from Halifax to Louisburg, had entered Chapeau Rouge Bay, the surf, under a high wind, m
nental troops between the Chesapeake and Canada amounted only to seven thousand men; in the first week of June, those under the command of Washington, present and fit for duty, numbered but three thousand seven hundred and sixty. On the twenty-eighth of May, the official report May 28. of the surrender of Charleston was received. Journal desjenigen: was sich unter dem an den Generallieutenant von Kniephausen übertrage nen Commando ereignet hat. The refugees insisted that the men of New JMay 28. of the surrender of Charleston was received. Journal desjenigen: was sich unter dem an den Generallieutenant von Kniephausen übertrage nen Commando ereignet hat. The refugees insisted that the men of New Jersey, weary Chap. XVIII.} 1780. May. of compulsory requisitions of supplies, longed to return to their old form of government; and English generals reported so great disaffection among the starved and half-clothed American officers and men, that one-half of them would desert to the English and the other half disperse. The moment seemed opportune for setting up the royal standard in New Jersey. Strengthening the post at Kingsbridge, and leaving only three regiments in New York, Knyphausen fo
vest him with dictatorial powers. But Jefferson, on the other hand, reasoned: The thought alone of creating a dictator is treason against the people; is treason against mankind in general, giving to their oppressors a proof of the imbecility of republican government in times of pressing danger. The government, instead of being braced and invigorated for greater exertions under difficulties, would be thrown back. As governor of Virginia, speaking for its people and representing their dis- May 28. tresses, he wrote to Washington: Could you lend us your personal aid? It is evident, from the universal voice, that the presence of their beloved countryman would restore full confidence, and render them equal to whatever is not impossible. Should you repair to your native state, the difficulty would then be how to keep men out of the field. The words sunk deeply into Washington's Chap. XXV.} 1781. mind. During the summer, congress sought to improve the methods of administration. I
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 13., The Congregational Church of West Medford. (search)
on assigned for the next day's study in the Sabbath-school. This class was for the children who could not attend Sabbathschool at Medford on account of the distance, and it came to number about thirty. Plainly some place more commodious than a private house was needed for this increasing class. Deacon Barnes conducted a canvass, with assistance, and found sufficient sentiment in support of the plan to form a Sabbath-school. A call was issued for a meeting, to be held Sunday afternoon, May 28, to organize. Eighty-five persons attended, held an open discussion of the plan in all its aspects, voted to organize the Mystic Sabbath-school, and, by use of a nominating committee and a marking list, elected Mr. N. T. Merritt superintendent, Miss Johnson secretary, and Mr. James P. Richardson treasurer. During the first year of the school there appear on the roll one hundred and forty-six names, from fifty-seven families. The religious affiliation of eighteen families cannot be sta
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Medford radio-the fourth R. (search)
ational advantages were limited to the three Rs, or lived before the advent of Old Prob (otherwise the Weather Bureau) could understand the following?— Amrad is broadcasting official weather reports from Wgi. The broadcasting is on 485 meters, as required by the regulations and is preceded by music to enable listeners to tune in. It is evident there is now a fourth R, brought largely about by a student of Tufts College. But it is a branch of education that Mr. Tufts, the owner of the old bleak hill, who said he would put a light on it, little dreamed of. We do not recall that any sermon by any Medford clergyman (or other) has been reproduced in our pages. Having listened to that of Memorial Sunday in Trinity Church, which was repeated that evening and broadcasted at Wgi, the Register is preserving it for the future, trusting that it will be read at the preacher's boyhood home in Old England, and by others in future days when those who on May 28 listened in may have forgotten
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., The Medford Indian monument (search)
imes in public print, and views of this monument are extant, among them our illustration. The location was on the northern side of the canal's course, and the mansion house alluded to is seen in the background. After the death of Mr. Francis Brooks, this house was in the occupancy of various tenants until in May, 1909, his estate, comprising over fifty acres, passed into the hands of a real estate trust, which proceeded to lay out streets and house lots or building sites. The Mercury of May 28 and June 4 contains accounts of the sale and of efforts to save the bridge and monument from destruction. In his address of January 3, 1910, Mayor Brewer alluded to the bridge, saying, It is about the only substantial relic of the old Middlesex Canal in Medford, and I have been endeavoring to secure it for the city, together with a small oval of land, in order that the ancient structure may be preserved; and of the other, I wish to obtain the monument also for the city and to place it on
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.affairs in Winchester — war Ricmors — a trip to Harper's Ferry — Stoppage of mail intercourse, &c. Winchester, Va. May 28. It is pleasant to be able to say that I have no war news to send you. Our good old town is as serene to day as the blue May sky that bends above her. All apprehension of an early attack from the Yankees has disappeared. The passage of companies, battalions, and regiments through our streets has ceased. The only military spectacle that enlivens them is furnished by an occasional squad of Continentals--Company K, 4th Regiment, noted for their constant attendance upon John Brown, from the 18th of October, 1859, to the end of his valuable life, and now commanded by Capt. Avis, the jailor of that worthy,--on their way to mount guard over the Hospital, or the thirty-two pounders sent up from Richmond. A large number of these guns are still here, enough having been sent down, it is thought, for all necessary purposes. <
e fleet, and I could see the soldiers on Pickens — they were as thick as bees. I could see them drilling on the beach, and the horses grazing near the fort. General Bragg has ordered all strangers away, or that they take position in the army. He has also moved his quarters from the hospital about a mile and a half in the woods. Two immense Columbiads, each weighing 16,000 pounds, reached West Point, Ga., last Sunday, on their way to Pensacola. From Washington. Washington, May 28.--Colonel Butler and Hon. Messrs. Ashley, of Ohio, and Dunn, of Indiana, arrived here to-day from Fortress Monroe, on the Government transport City of Richmond. All was quiet at the fortress, but some important military movements were in progress. Yesterday five transport vessels, with 2,500 troops, convoyed by the steamer Harriet Lane, went up Hampton Roads towards the mouth of James River and took possession of Newport News Point, and there entrenched themselves. The position is one
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