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giment was intended for America, renounced the profession which he loved, as the only means of escaping the obligation of fighting against the cause of freedom. This resignation Chap. Xxxiii} 1775. June. gave offence to the court, and was a severe rebuke to the officers who did not share his scruple; but at London the Common Hall, in June, thanked him publicly as a true Englishman; and the guild of merchants in Dublin addressed him in the strongest terms of approbation. On the twenty-fourth of June, the citizens of Lon- June <*>4. don, agreeing fully with the letter received from New York, voted an address to the king, desiring him to consider the situation of the English people, who had nothing to expect from America but gazettes of blood, and mutual lists of their slaughtered fellowsubjects. And again they prayed for the dissolution of parliament, and a dismission for ever of the present ministers. As the king refused to receive this address on the throne, it was never pre
, Clinton, in Anbury's Travels, II. 382. he had the effrontery to assert that, on leaving Philadelphia, they would move to the south. But the attempt to mislead Washington was fruitless. In a council on the seventeenth, Lee advised that it would not be safe to attack the British, and carried with him all the officers except Greene, Lafayette, Wayne, and Cadwalader. Unmoved by the apathy of so many, Washington crossed the Delaware sixteen miles above Trenton, and de- Chap. IV.} 1778. June 24. taching Maxwell's brigade of nine hundred to assist a party of a thousand Jersey militia in destroying the roads, and Morgan with a corps of six hundred to hang upon the enemy's right, he moved with the main army to Hopewell. There, on the twentyfourth, Lee insisted in council that the Americans should rather build a bridge for the retreat of their enemies, than attack so well-disciplined an army. Lafayette replied that it would be shameful to suffer the British to cross New Jersey with
next day Wythe, Mason, and Jefferson pledged their influence to secure a grant of three hundred acres of land to every man who should engage in the expedition. On the fourth Clark left Williamsburg, clothed with all the authority he could wish. At Redstone-old-fort, he prepared boats, light artillery, and ammunition. For men he relied solely on volunteer backwoodsmen of south-western Pennsylvania, and from what we now call East Tennessee, Chap. VIII.} 1778. and Kentucky. On the twenty-fourth of June, the day of an eclipse of the sun, his boats passed over the falls of the Ohio. After leaving a small garrison in an island near them, his party consisted of four companies only; but the men were freeholders, each of whom had self-respect, and confidence in every one of his companions. Their captains were John Montgomery, Leonard Helm, Joseph Bowman, and William Harrod. An attack on Vincennes was the first object of Clark, but he learned that its garrison outnumbered his forces.
abandon post after post and redoubt after redoubt, until they were completely shut up in Savan- May 21. nah. A body of British cavalry and infantry went out four miles from Savannah to escort a strong party of Creeks and Choctaws into the town. In the following night, he threw himself with inferior force between them and Savannah, and, attacking them by surprise, totally defeated and dispersed them. At Sharon, five miles from Savannah, at half-past 1 in the morning of the twenty-fourth June 24. of June, a numerous horde of Creek warriors, headed by their ablest chiefs and a British officer, surprised Chap. XXVIII.} 1782. June. the camp of Wayne, and for a few moments were masters of his artillery. Wayne marshalled his troops, and, under a very heavy fire of small-arms and hideous yells of the savages, attacked them in front and flank with the sword and bayonet alone. The Indians resisted the onset with ferocity heightened by their momentary success. With his own hand Wayne
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Literal copy of Births, deaths, and Marriages in Medford from earliest records. (search)
1691 Ruth Bradshoe the daughter of John Bradshoe & mary his wife was borne September 8: 1690 Sarah Bradshoe the daughter of John Bradshoe & mary his wife was borne october 27th: 1690 Sarah Bradshoe the daughter of John Bradshoe & mary his wife dyed August 22: 1691 Samuell Tufts sone of Peter & mercy Tufts was borne February 19: 169 1/2 Jacob Chamberlain sone of Jacob and Experiens Chamberlain was Borne February 23: 169 1/2 Nathaniell Tufts lone of John & mary Tufts was Borne June 24: 1692 William hall sone of John & Jemina Hall was Borne October 22: 1692 Samuell Tufts sone of Peter Tufts & mercy his wife dyed June 5: 1693 Amos Woodward sone of Daniell & Elizibeth woodward borne June 11 mercy Blanchard daughter George Blanchard & Sarah his 1693 wife borne november 5 1693 Stephen Hall sone of Stephen hall & Grace his wife borne november 10: 1693 Thomas ffox sone of Isack Fox and Abigaill his wife born February 11 169 3/4 John Bradshoe sone of John Bradshoe &
sixty. At that time medals were awarded for good behavior, regular attendance and perfect lessons, and at the Whitsunday festival fourteen scholars received medals furnished by the rector, and two of the boys in the choir were also decorated with medals furnished by the parish. A banner was given to the leading class and was carried at the head of the school in the processionals. At Whitsunday, 1878, the superintendent's report read as follows: School commenced May 27, 1877, continued to June 24, inclusive; resumed September 9, continued up to June 2, inclusive, forty-three Sundays. Whole number that have been in the Sunday-school duringthe year, eighty-two; whole number of persons acting as teachers during the year , fifteen. At present, 1901, there are on the books of the Sunday-school the names of one hundred and two children, nine teachers and three officers; Mr. Allison M. Stickney being superintendent. There is also a Bible class, which meets on a week-day evening, conduc
ded and returned with 91 passengers. Afternoon. Went up and down the river with two boats with awnings, the Governor and Council and other gentlemen on board, in all 211 passengers. June 21.Towed Capt. Merrill to the upper landing: loaded and towed him to Turkey Falls, 15 miles: got back at 12 o'clock. June 22.At 5 in the morning took a party of members up and down the river 7 miles. Afternoon. Took a party of 215 on board with music. June 23.Left Concord with two loaded boats in tow. June 24.Arrived at Head of Middlesex. The three loaded boats towed up stream carried thirteen tons each. Justly proud of his achievement, Captain Sullivan wrote the following letter to the Boston Advertiser . Mr. Hale: The progress of the art of steam navigation is so interesting to our country that I need not apologize for sending you the enclosed extract from the journal of the Merrimack, at the commencement of the regular application of the power on the canal. This boat is of the
ever, was not severed, and life was not extinct when found. Through the admirable skill of Dr. Hunter, assisted by Drs. Caldwell and Creigh, the wounds were closed, and proper remedies given, so that be will probably recover. His insanity, however, is yet fearful. Lewisburg, Va. May 28. Yesterday our County Court was in session. The business before them was of considerable importance. A negro man was tried for incendiary threats, condemned and sentenced to be bung on the 24th of June next. As to our military affairs, we are not lagging behind our sister counties. We have already sent two companies of sharp shooters and one full cavalry company, decided by experienced military officers to be the best mounted troop, as a body, that ever trod the soil of America. Before two weeks shall have passed we will have two more rifle companies ready for marching orders. The $10,000 voted by the county for the equipment of troops is not yet exhausted, and when it is, we ha
Fight in Lancaster county.Repulse of a forty of Federal Pirates — several killed-they Bombard the Mouse of a citizen. We are indebted to Addison Hall, Esq., of Lancaster county, Va., for the following statement: To the Editors of the Dispatch: I will give you a heavy, but very nearly correct account of an encounter with the enemy at the residence of James W. Gresham, Esq., on yesterday, June 24th. I am now at the house of Mr. Gresham, and from him and others gather the following facts: At about the hour of 4 o'clock P. M., the steamer called the Star passed up the Rappahannock river as far as Towles' Point, just below Urbanna, and, returning immediately, stopped opposite Mr. Gresham's, and within about six hundred yards of the house, A large barge, armed with two swivels, and a small rowboat, containing together about fifty men, put off for the shore, and the men landed.--Some ten or twelve men, armed with muskets and side arms, came up the bank to the house, professin
Presentation of a horse to Col. Thos. G. Bacon. --Mr. Doswell and others, of this city, have presented to Col. Thos. G. Bacon, of the 7th South Carolina Regiment, a valuable horse, called "Mars." Col. Bacon acknowledges the compliment in a handsome manner, in a letter, (dated June 24th,) to Mr. Doswell. The Seventh Regiment has been pushed for ward to the outposts, and we truly hope that the gallant men who now occupy a position in the very front of the enemy, will be supplied by the Confederates Government with suitable comforts to enable them to endure the toils of the campaign. Col. Bacon has numerous personal friends in this community, who will doubtless interest them solves in behalf of his command, without delay. These South Carolinians will certainly fight whenever called upon. We make some interesting extracts from Col. Bacon's letter: "We are within about five miles of 5000 of the enemy. A balloon was seen last night and several times to-day, from my camp,
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