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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THE LETTER REACHES SARATOGA IS FORWARDED TO ANNE IS LAID BEFORE HENRY B. NORTHUP THE STATUTE OF MAY 14, 1840 ITS PROVISIONS ANNE'S MEMORIAL TO THE GOVERNOR THE AFFIDAVITS ACCOMPANYING IT SENATOR SOULE's LETTER DEPARTURE OF THE AGENT APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR ARRIVAL AT MARKSVILLE THE HON. JOHN P. WADDLLL THE CONVERSATION ON NEW-YORK POLITICS IT SUGGESTS A FORTUNATE IDEA THE MEETING WITH BASS THE SECRET OUT LEGAL PROCEEDINGS INSTITUTED DEPARTURE OF NORTHUP AND THE SHERIFF FROM MARKSVILLE FOR BAYOU BOIUF ARRANGEMENTS ON THE WAY REACH EPPs' PLANTATION DISCOVER HIS SLAVES IN THE COTTON FIELD THE MEETING THE FAREWELL. I Am indebted to Mr. Henry B. Northup and others for many of the particulars contained in this chapter. The letter written by Bass, directed to Parker and Perry, and which was deposited in the post-office in Marksville on the 15th day of August, 1852, arrived at Saratoga in the early part of September. Some time previous to this, Anne had removed. to Glens Falls, Warren county, where she had charge of the kitchen in Carpenter's Hotel. She kept house, however, lodging with our children, and was only absent from them during such time as the discharge of her duties in the hotel required. M 19 Messrs. Parker and Perry, on receipt of the letter, forwarded it immediately to Anne. On reading it the children were all excitement, and without delay hastened to the neighboring village of Sandy Hill, to consult Henry B. Northup, and obtain his advice and assistance in the matter. Upon examination, that gentleman found among the statutes of the State an act providing for the recovery of free citizens from slavery. It was passed May 14,1840, and is entitled "An act more effectually to protect the free citizens of this State from...
A study of the autobiography of Cotton Mather (1663-1728), "Signs of the Times" examines Puritan signifying practices of the late 17th and early 18th centuries in New England on several levels, ranging from the comprehensive, in which Mather situates himself within the "imitatio Christi" tradition, to the minute, whereby "Paterna" serves an elaborate sensor/sensorium. Mather's autobiography is also a handbook of spiritual technology, and his assessment of the practices he found to be useful signifies major changes within the structures of Puritan experience, despite his attempt to weave his own times and other times that he privileges as a seamless web. Dominating Mather's book is the desire to make the random routine and the routine random - a tension in Puritan practice that became increasingly difficult to balance. Mather's pivotal role in signalling these shifts is nowhere more evident than in the pattern of personal piety he endorses in "Paterna", and his insistence on the processual mode continues to resonate in American culture.