Col. Arthur Noble, of Georgetown. Fort Halifax. Col. William Vaughan, of Matinicus and Damariscotta: Papers Read Before the Main Historical Society

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S. Berry, 1881 - Maine - 209 pages
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Page 148 - By the struggling moonbeam's misty light, And the lantern dimly burning. No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
Page 305 - Before either could arrive, one of the men climbed up the staff, with a red coat in his teeth, which he fastened by a nail to the top. This piece of triumphant vanity alarmed the city, and immediately a hundred men were despatched in boats to retake the battery.
Page 201 - ... fraudulency and contrivance of Mr. Jones, the master of the ship; for their intention, as is before noted, and his engagement, was to Hudson's river. But some of the Dutch having notice of their intentions, and having thoughts about the same time of erecting a plantation there likewise, they fraudulently hired the said Jones, by delays while they were in England, and now under pretence of the danger of the shoals, &c. to disappoint them in their going thither." He adds, in a note, " Of this plot...
Page 148 - We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed And smoothed down his lonely pillow, That the foe and the stranger would tread o'er his head, And we far away on the billow!
Page 117 - It •would have been an infinite satisfaction to me, and done great honor to the expedition, if your limbs would have permitted you to take the chief command,' undoubtedly supposing that the Governor's gout would make such a proposition safe.
Page 205 - England, but his dealings with them contradict this assertion. In a letter to Gorges, from Governor Bradford and others in 1628, they say: "Honorable Sir: As you have ever been, not only a favorer, but also a special beginner and furtherer of the good of this country, to your great cost and less honor, we whose names are underwritten, being some of every plantation in the land, deputed for the rest, do humbly crave your worship's help and assistance,
Page 299 - ... employed in my service. Some of them have had their fathers and mothers killed; some their other relations; others have been wounded in their own persons by the Indians in the former wars. They are in a great uproar, and say they will leave the place if some security is not procured for it.
Page 304 - Hampshire troops, and marched to the north-east part of the harbor, in the night; where they burned the warehouses, containing the naval stores, and staved a large quantity of wine and brandy. The smoke of this fire being driven by the wind into the grand battery, so terrified the French, that they abandoned it and retired to the city, after having spiked the guns and cut the halliards of the flag-staff.
Page 203 - ... end, both winter & somer, not only with corne, but also with such other commodities as ye fishermen had traded with them, as coats, shirts, ruggs, & blankets, biskett, pease, prunes, &c. ; and what they could not have out of England, they bought of the fishing ships, and so carried on their bussines as well as they could.
Page 304 - ... by . -- a majority of one voice, in the absence of several members who were known to be against it. Circular letters were immediately despatched to all the colonies, as far as Pennsylvania, requesting their assistance, and an embargo on their ports. With one of these letters, Vaughan rode express to Portsmouth, where the assembly was sitting. Governor...

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