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Page 83 - important service" [first appointment in NY State to that rank, hitherto elective"], 1851, MFSNY; Military Agent SNY in Europe, 1851-53, authorized and endorsed by USA, 1851-3 ; assisted in organization of present Police, N. Y., and first reported in favor of Paid Fire Department with Fire Escapes and Steam Engines, 1852-3; Adjutant-General SNY, 1855; Brevet Major-General SNY for " meritorious services,'* by "Special Act " or
Page 22 - To the lasting memory of Maj. Lewis Burwell, of the county of Gloucester, in Virginia, gentleman, who descended from the ancient family of the Burwells, of the counties of Bedford and Northampton...
Page 18 - In 1872 the degree of Master of Arts was conferred on him by the trustees of Bowdoin College as a result of three years of successful teaching after his graduation.
Page 129 - A Chronicle, together with a little Romance regarding Rudolf and Jacob Naf, of Frankford, Pennsylvania, and their Descendants, including an Account of the NefFs in Switzerland and America.
Page 42 - Oxon] gu. a saltier betw. four garbs, or.— Crest, on the stump of a tree vert, a falcon, rising, ppr. belled and jessed or. Motto, Cedant arum togce.
Page 128 - ... county, England, granted to the founder of the family by "The Conqueror." Arms: Sable a cross engrailed or, in the quarter a mullet ar. Crest: A griffith sejeant. Motto: Patcor potior (I labor. I secure). The original settlers of the family in the colony of Virginia were John and Robert Peyton, both of ancient Isleham Peyton stock, which sprung from Reginald de Peyton, a nephew of William de Malet, one of the great barons who accompanied William the Conqueror to England and was the king's mace...