Cornet Joseph Parsons One of the Founders of Springfield and Northampton, Massachusetts: Springfield, 1636; Northampton, 1655. An Historical Sketch from Original Sources ...
A. R. Parsons, 1898 - 187 pages
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Cornet Joseph Parsons One of the Founders of Springfield and ..., Volume 1
Albert R. Parsons,Henry M. Burt
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Page 121 - Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
Page 46 - Within three days after I was goinge to Windsor with my oxen and cart, and about 4 miles from our town as I was goinge, whether my oxe hung out his Tongue or whether he went to eat, soe it fell out that a wrattle snake bitt him by the Tongue and there he dyed.
Page 96 - Parsons : Death, passing by and hearing Parsons play, Stood much amazed at his depth of skill, And said, ' This artist must with me away ' (For death bereaves us of the better still), But let the quire, while he keeps time, sing on, For Parsons rests, his service being done.
Page 102 - A lively desire of knowing and of recording our ancestors so generally prevails, that it must depend on the influence of some common principle in the minds of men.
Page 128 - That there may be the less temptation to others to continue in the said now dangerous commerce, we do in like manner solemnly covenant, that we will not buy, purchase or consume, or suffer any person, by, for or under us to purchase or consume...
Page 128 - Boston: and being fully sensible of our indispensable duty to lay hold on every means in our power to preserve and recover the much injured constitution of our country; and conscious at the same time of no alternative between the horrors of slavery, or the carnage and desolation of a civil war...
Page 158 - ... who, more than any other, had distinguished himself in the task of wielding the vast machinery of the Union Armies during all the stages of the conflict in response to the plans and requirements of our Generals, he would, with little hesitation, designate General Lewis B. Parsons. . . . It is to his matchless combinations that must be attributed much of the efficiency and success that almost invariably marked every military movement in the West. When the climax of General Grant's Western renown...
Page 131 - ... stony hill road.' The snow, knee-deep to his horse, was covered with a crust, and he was obliged, in some instances, not only to make a path for his horse, but to pull down or leap fences. When he came out upon the road, the legs of his horse were streaming with blood. He was far ahead of Shays, and, spurring on, reached the arsenal in forty-five minutes from the time he left Wilbraham.
Page 159 - I have long contemplated writing you and expressing my satisfaction with the manner in which you have discharged the very responsible and difficult duties of superintendent of river and railroad transportation for the armies both in the west and east. The position is second in importance to no other connected with the military service, and to have been appointed to it at the beginning of a war of the magnitude and duration of this one and holding it to its close, providing transportation for whole...