Register of Old Suffolk Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, 1900 ... Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, Massachusetts

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W. Spooner, 1901 - Chelsea (Mass.) - 106 pages
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Page 25 - Barges came up to Hog Island to prevent our People's leaving said Island, which she could not effect; after that several Barges were towing her back to her Station, as there was little Wind and flood Tide. Our People put in a heavy Fire of small Arms upon the Barges, and two 3 Pounders coming up to our Assistance began to play upon them and soon obliged the Barges to quit her and to carry off her Crew; After which our people set Fire to her, although the Barges exerted themselves very vigorously...
Page 5 - ... membership in this Chapter ; but any member who shall be suspended, expelled, or in any way lose membership in the State Society, shall thereupon cease to be a member of this Chapter, and no person shall be admitted who is not a member of a State Society of THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. It is your sacred duty to revive and keep alive, especially within your territory, the spirit of pure and unselfish patriotism, which inspired the Fathers of the Republic, and diligently to promote the...
Page 42 - Resolved, as the opinion of this committee, that all the live stock be taken from Noddle's island, Hog island, Snake island, and from that part of Chelsea near the sea coast, and be driven back ; and that the execution of this business be committed to the committees of correspondence and selectmen of the towns of Medford, Maiden, Chelsea and Lynn, and that they be supplied with such a number of men as they shall need, from the regiment now at Medford.
Page 25 - Regulars landed upon the last mentioned and pursued our Men till they had got safely back to Hog Island ; then the Regulars began to fire very briskly by Platoons upon our Men. In the mean time an armed Schooner with a number of Barges came up to Hog Island to prevent our people's leaving said Island, which she could not effect ; after that several Barges were towing her back to her Station, as there was little wind and flood tide. Our people put in a heavy Fire of small arms upon the Barges, and...
Page 39 - ... still Extends as far as Bunker's hill, Whose admiralty reaches, clever, Near half a mile up Mistic river, Whose naval force yet keeps the seas, Can run away whene 'er he'd please.
Page 51 - ... Schooner to return till late in the Evening, the Rebels brought Cannon and fired on her briskly, and in the confusion the Schooner ran on Shore on the Winnessimet Ways, on which She was quitted by the People, and left to be burnt by the Rebels. The Admiral applied to the General, and got a Detatchment of 80 Marines on the Island about 9 in the Evening, who remained in Williams's house. The General by no means approved of the Admiral's scheme, supposing it to be a trap, which it proved to be ;...
Page 7 - Special meetings may be called at any time by the president, or at the request of three or more members.
Page 25 - She was burnt upon the way of Winisimet Ferry. We have not lost a single Life, although the Engagement was very warm from the armed Schooner (which mounted four 6 Pounders and 12 Swivels), from an armed Sloop that lay within Reach of small Arms, from one or two 12 Pounders upon Noddle's Island, and from the Barges which were all fixed with Swivels.
Page 30 - I think as mean as they have represented them to be, there has been no one action with the enemy, which has not been conducted by an officer of this Colony, except that at Chelsea, which was conducted by Gen'. Putnam.
Page 46 - ... Life, although the Engagement was very warm from the armed Schooner (which mounted four 6 Pounders and 12 Swivels), from an armed Sloop that lay within Reach of small Arms, from one or two 12 Pounders upon Noddle's Island, and from the Barges which were all fixed with Swivels. Hog Island was swept of its Stock, and some was taken from Noddle's Island. Two or three Persons only of our Men were wounded, but not mortally. How many of the Enemy were killed and wounded, we cannot ascertain. We have...

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