History of the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Part 2 (Google eBook)

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Isaac Atwater
Munsell, 1893 - Minneapolis (Minn.) - 1021 pages
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Page 526 - University for the benefit of descendant* of HENRY BRIGHT, JR., who died at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1686. In the absence of such descendants, other persons are eligible to the scholarships. The will requires that this announcement shall be made in every book added to the Library under its provision*.
Page 782 - I must gain five minutes time. Reinforcements were coming on the run, but I knew that before they could reach the threatened point, the Confederates, unless checked, would seize the position. I would have ordered '7 that regiment in if I had known that every man would be killed. It had to be done...
Page 595 - June 14. 1843. She married September 22, 1888, Parsons Brainard Cogswell, journalist and ex-mayor of Concord, who died October 28, 1895. GEORGE ALFRED PILLSBURY. George Alfred Pillsbury was born in Sutton, August 29, 1816, and died in Minneapolis, Minn., July 17, 1898. He received a thorough common school education, and at the age of eighteen obtained employment with a grocer and fruit dealer doing business under the Boylston market in Boston. After a little more than a year he retired to Sutton...
Page 595 - ... selectman and treasurer, and in i85o-'5i he was elected representative to the general court. Having been appointed upon a committee to purchase a site and build a new jail at Concord, he was made chairman of the committee, and gave his whole time the following year to the superintendence of the work. In November, 1851, Mr. Pillsbury received from the Concord railroad corporation an appointment as purchasing agent for the road, and removing to Concord entered upon his duties in December and continued...
Page 712 - Brown and engaged in the real estate, loan and insurance business, under the name of Hamlin & Brown.
Page 804 - Boston, where he continued in the practice of his profession, until his death, which occurred in July, 1828, at the age of seventy -four years.
Page 614 - THE MILL EXPLOSION OF 1878. The history of Minnesota milling would not be complete without reference to the great explosion of 1878, perhaps the greatest catastrophe in the history of milling. Cut in a stone tablet on the north side of the "Washburn A" mill are the following words : THIS MILL WAS ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1879, ON THE SITE OF WASHBURN MILL "A," WHICH WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED ON THE SECOND DAY OF MAY, 1878, BY FIRE AND A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OCCASIONED BY THE RAPID COMBUSTION OF FLOUR DUST....
Page 782 - There is no more gallant deed recorded in history. I ordered these men in there because I saw I must gain five minutes' time. Reinforcements were coining on the run, but I knew that before they could reach the threatened point the Confederates, unless checked, would seize the position. I would have ordered that regiment in if I had known that every man would be killed.
Page 924 - ... contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, prosecute and defend, answer and be answered in any court of record or elsewhere, and to hold any estate, real, personal, or mixed, and the same to grant, sell, lease, mortgage or otherwise dispose of for the benefit of said Society, and to receive donations to be applied as the donor may direct, and to devise and keep a common seal; and to make and enforce any by-laws not contrary to the Constitution and laws of the United...
Page 758 - The purposes of said corporation shall be to provide and regulate a suitable room or rooms for a Produce Exchange in the city of New York, to inculcate just and equitable principles in trade, to establish and maintain uniformity in commercial usages, to acquire, preserve, and disseminate valuable business information, to adjust controversies and misunderstandings between persons engaged in business, and to make provision for the widows and families of deceased members.

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