History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Containing Carefully Prepared Histories of Every City and Town in the County Volume 2

History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Containing Carefully Prepared Histories of Every City and Town in the County Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...take into consideration the present distil circumstances of our public affairs, and cu. upon means for a settlement of those disturb, that are subsisting in this commonwealth/' At the meeting that followed it was voted. not to send provisions to the men gone from town under arms. 2d, to choose a coin! agreeable to the second article." This con1.; reported in favor of sending a petition to the eral Court praying that all "the disturbances sisting in this commonwealth may be seui which report was accepted, and the petition By this action of the town we find that a in" of the people were opposed to the use of to: measures, though it cannot be denied that: all of them were in favor of some immediai salutary reforms in the affairs of government.. The War of 1812 with Great Britain an; Mexican War have left no data worthy of r.. and the incidents usual to most of the New' land towns Mere experienced in Shirley in: to the War of the Rebellion. The news c capture of Fort Sumter, which came to April 15, 1861, aroused the entire comni-' from their apathy, and caused the dullest t lieve that the rebels were in earnest in their I; erent declarations. From that time until t!.i closed the interest and zeal of our peopkunabated. Town-meetings were of frequent rence, large sums of the public funds were; priated for the benefit of the army, and the? of private charity was constantly accunrulan: the encouragement and comfort of the Feder.; diers. The whole number mustered into the s from Shirley was one hundred and thirty-. Of this number twenty-one were killed, U; camp or hospital, or at home of disease enge: by the hardships of army life. The town has been largely peopled by v of rural occupations and rural habits. To t;. soil has...show more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854403
  • 9781236854407