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uated at Harvard in 1647, was a merchant in Boston, married late in life, and died in 1696, probably childless, aged 67. Nathaniel lived in Dorchester, was chosen a Selectman when only 25 years old, and died there in 1657, aged 27. His widow married Gov. Hinckley of the Plymouth Colony. His descendants are numerous, reaching as high as 1,911 in the book before us. Pelatiah was prepared for College by Rev. Richard Mather, of Dorchester, with whom he also studied divinity after graduating at Harvard, and in 1661 was settled as minister in Springfield-was there at the time of its destruction by the Indians in 1675, and died there in 1692, aged 55. His descendants number 96 in these Memorials. This branch of the New England Glovers constitutes Part I. of the book, filling about 500 pages.
In Part II. are given-first, an account of Henry Glover, a brother of John the emigrant, who came over and settled in Dedham about 1640, and whose descendants are here recorded to the number of 382; second, of the Glovers of New Jersey, whose residence in this country dates no further back than 1826; third, of Mr. Ralph Glover, who was very early in Dorchester, but none of whose posterity bave been traced, fourth, of Rev. Josse Glover, a highly respectable and wealthy dissenting clergyman, who left Sutton in England, in 1638, on a mission of kind and generous intentions towards Harvard College, for whose benefit he had been laboring for some months before his departure—who took with him the first printing press of the infant Colony, with Stephen Daye as overseer of the intended establishment at Cambridge, and “ three men-servants who were bound to work the press for him three years." Mr. G. fell sick and died on the voyage, “ leaving a widow and five children to proceed on their lonely way in grief and disappointment." A brief reference to some of the name in Georgia and the Carolinas closes the work.
These “ Memorials" are evidently the labor of years. Although not before known as an authoress, Miss Glover is no novice in genealogical research, and she has prosecuted it in regard to her own ancestry with all the zeal and interest which practical experience and a love of kindred could inspire. She has largely made use of ancient wills, deeds and other documents connected with the lives of individuals, which enhance the general historical value of the work, and give a pleasant variety to its pages. The plan of the work is simple and well carried out, the indices are ample, and the fair, open type and good paper present a page that the eye does not weary in looking upon.
Two other progenitors of the name, who settled in Essex County, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., are not noticed in this volume, although the author states that much information has been gathered concerning them.
In Memoriam. A Sermon in Memory of the late Samuel Bradlee, deliv
ered in the Church of the Redeemer, August 11, 1867. By Roirs Ellis. [Boston:] Printed for Private Distribution. [1867.] Svo. pp. 20. Mr. Bradlee, who died August 1, 1867, at the ripe age of 88, was the father of Rer. Caleb Davis Bradlee, pastor of the Church of the Redeemer, formerly Corresponding Secretary of this Society. The day before his death the golden wedding of himself and wife was celebrated at the house of their elder son, Nathaniel J. Bradlee, in this city. It was an occasion of unalloyed pleasure to the venerable couple and the other participants.
The sermon of Rev. Mr. Ellis was appropriate to the occasion. An appendix is added, giving some of the chief incidents in Mr. Bradlee's life, with an account of the golden wedding and the funeral that so soon succeeded it.
Manual of the Constitution of the United States nf America. By Tivo-
“Litera Scripta manet."
The early law-partner of Daniel Webster at Portsmouth, N. H., and after a long life of professional success
“In years he seems, but not impaired by years"the venerable Judge Farrar, dignifies his elegant retirement, and obliges his Country, by this admirable Manual op its Organic Lawa Manual so essentially accurate and full in learning, so imbued with the spirit of its great framers and authors, so loyal to its great design the general welfare”-and so adapted to To-Day and so salutary to the Future, that it is by far our best book of political hermeneutics, and will be the Text Book of our colleges.
Judge Farrar proves historically that the first clause of the Constitution “ We the People" &c., is not a “ preamble," or introduction, but a part of the Constitution, and as such, the fundamental basis of national legislation.
“Critics I saw, that others' namnes deface,
And fix their own, with labor, in their place," siis and warned by examples, we wish here distinctly to assign to Judge Farrar the credit of this new interpretation. The author says: “It was in the midst of its events (the Rebellion and with a particular view to the practical operation of our government, under all the varieties of its circumstances, and to the principles on which the questions evolved by them have been or should be decided, that this treatise has been compiled. Its position in this respect is different from any prior exposition of the Constitution. The results of our marked experience should be noted and studied, as well to enable us to trace the footsteps of Divine Providence in the development of the destinies of a great people, as for the permanent use of those who may enjoy the future blessings of our institutions. In the hope of exciting the diligent attention of inquirers to ascertain and understand these results, the following work is submitted to their consideration." ,
The present edition is too costly and luxurious for general use, and the publishers should issue it in plainer style for common wants.
The Fire Lands Pioneer: published by the Fire Lands Historical Socie
ty, at their Rooms in Whittlesey Building, Norwalk, Ohio. Sandusky, Ohio : 8vo. 1867. pp. 119.
This volume contains the proceedings of the Fire Lands Society at their annual meeting for 1866, at Norwalk, and of the three quarterly meetings to March, 1867, inclusive, at Greenfield, Centerton, and Townsend. Various biographies are given, obituary notices, anecdotes and reminiscences, the ninth anniversary address of the Society, sketches of early pioneers, with a sprinkling of miscellaneous articles. We learn that the venerable President of the Society, Platt Benedict, the patriarch, is gone. He died at the ripe age of 91 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was born in Danbury, Conn., March 18, 1775; located in Norwalk in 1815; built the first house in the place, a log one, in 1817, but in 1819 erected a brick house the first one built there-in which he spent his days. He was the first Postmaster in the town; was afterwards Justice of the Peace, and was also Mayor. He made the first move in agricultural, religious and other matters. In 1857, he was elected President of the Society, which position he held until his death
It is from this work-by the politeness of the family—that we have taken the interesting sketch of Hon. Ebenezer Lane, LL.D., a corresponding member of our Society, which article will be found the leading one of this number; accompanied with a good portrait of the Judge. The Pioneer" is a valuable depository of facts. The contents are of an entertaining and an instructive character." We are always pleased to have an opportunity of perusing the publication. Pen-Piclures of the War. Lyrics, Incidents, and Sketches of the Rebel
lion; Comprising a choice selection of Pieces by our best Poets. To which is added, Current and well-authenticated Anecdotes and Incidents of the War. Together with a full account of many of the Great Batlles ; also, a complete Historical Record of all Events, both Civil and Military, from the commencement of the Rebellion. Compiled by LEDYARD BILL. Sixth edition. New York : 1866. 8vo. pp. 368.
The stirring and patriotic movements recently enacted in our country's historyso tersely depicted, often, by the pen of the poet, in the burning utterances, sometimes, of those who witnessed the scenes, and in the compact words of the historian's page should not be forgotten. A desire to have a hand-book of the conspicuous events connected with our great struggle in possession of the public, with such particulars of incidents as would be of interest, hereafter, for reference and re-perusal, seems to have prompted to the preparation of this volume. It is well to have such a vade mecum as Mr. Bill has thus compiled.
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, at the Semi-Annual
Meeting held in Boston, April 24, 1867. Cambridge: Press of John Wilson & Son, 1867. 8vo. pp. 131.
This is a very valuable number. Besides the usual matter, it has the whole of two large fragments of the records of the Council for New England, chartered by James I., Nov. 3, 1620, which fragments are preserved in the British State Paper Office, and are supposed to be all that are extant.
The matter here presented is very valuable, and illustrates many points in the early history of our country.
The remarks of Rev. Mr. Hale upon the mention of the “island of Brazil” in a letter dated July 25, 1498, and Mr. Bergenroth's letter on the same subject, are quite interesting. So are the remarks of Mr. Deane upon the Mappe-Monde of Sebastian Cabot. Mr. Deane thinks that the “ Prinia Vista" of the Cabots is shown by this map to be Cape Breton, and not Newfoundland as bas generally been supposed, nor Labrador as contended for by the late Hon. Richard Biddle. The History of the Civil War in America; Comprising a full and im
partial account of the Origin and Progress of the Rebellion, of the vari. ous Naval and Military Engagements, of the heroic deeds performed by Armies and Individuals, and of touching scenes in the field, the camp, the hospital, and the cabin. By John S. C. ABBOTT, author of “ Life of Napoleon," "History of the French Revolution," " Monarchies of Continental Europe," &c. ' Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of Batlle Scenes, from original designs by Darley and other eminent artists, and Portraits of distinguished men. New York: Published by Ledyard Bill, 1866. 8vo. Vol. I. pp. 508. Vol. II, pp. 629.
It is a difficult task for any one, however well informed, with all the facilities possible at his command, to write out a correct history of the war of the great rebellion. A person, to indite truly, must be remarkably unbiassed, to say the least, in relation to men and measures; he must sift and analyze, must compare conflicting statements, weigh this and reject that, and from the best materials at his command work out something like a just and complete narrative of the war and its actors. This, we repeat, is a difficult undertaking. No one but an experienced writer and thinker ought, in justice to the subject and to the public, to engage in such a labor. From a cursory view of the work before us, we are of the opinion that the writer of these volumes has aimed to be faithful to the great subject, that his statements are care fully considered and impartially related, and we see no reason to doubt of their general correctness, and fidelity to truth. Mr. Abbott has long ago made himself popular in other departments of history, and we are inclined to think that he will lose none of his reputation for industry and truthfulness with those who read, understandingly, the book now under notice.
We trust that Mr. Bill, the publisher, will receive the thanks of the public, for making the work so attractive, by appropriate embellishments—there being upwards of fifty illustrations in the two volumes -and so truly available by the two good indexes, which are placed, each, with its respective volume. The Gale Family Records in England and the United Stales; to which
are added the Tottingham Family of New England, and some Account of the Bogardus, Waldron and Young Families of New York. By George GALE, LL.D. Wisconsin : Leith & Gale, Printers, 1866. 12mo. pp. 254.
Judge Gale, the author of this book, contributed to the Register, a few years ago, a genealogy of the Gale Family. He has here given the result of his researches in detail. The work is clearly arranged and thoroughly indexed ; and is illustrated by four portraits engraved on steel.
We learn that the author has in press a book entitled, “ The Upper Mississippi, or Historical Sketches of the Introduction of Civilization into the Northwest," covering the period from 1800 to 1866. We shall look for this book with interest.
Centennial Celebrations of the Town of Orford, N. H., containing the
Oration, Poems and Speeches delivered on Thursday, September 7,1865. With some Additional Matlers relating lo the History of the Place. [Manchester, N. H.: Henry A. Gage, Printer.] 12mo. pp. 145.
The oration was delivered by the Rev. JOEL MANN, of New Haven, Ct., a son of John Mann, one of the early settlers of the town, who with his wife Lydia Porter, arrived there Oct. 24, 1765, and whose son John was the first child of Anglo-American stock born in the town. Mr. and Mrs. Mann found only two persons living there, namely, Daniel Cross and his wife, who had settled there the previous June and removed from the place some time afterwards. The town had been chartered four years previous, Sept. 25, 1761.
Besides the services at the celebration, which do credit to those engaged in them, we have genealogical or biographical sketches of the families of Avery, Bissell, Blood, Corliss, Croes, Dana, Davis, Dayton, Dewey, Howard, Kimball, Marston, Merrill, Newell, Palmer, Phelps, Pratt, Quint, Rogers, Simpson, Strong, Tillotson and Wheeler.
If the orator bad consulted the Mann genealogy in the Register (ante, siii. 325), he would have been able to avoid some errors into which he has fallen in his own pedigree. Rev. Samuel Mann, of Wrentham, was not a son of Richard Mann, of Hanover. The statement quoted from Barry that Richard Mann was a passenger in the Mayflower as a member of Elder Brewster's family is also an error. This error prubably arose from there being a boy named Richard More in Brewster's family ; but according to Bradford this boy and a brother of his died the first winter, and they were the only persons besides the Elder, his wife and two sons, that composed his family, which consisted of but six persons in all. See Bradford's Hist. of Plymouth Plantation, pp. 447 and 451. Notes concerning Peter Pelham, the Earliest Artist resident in New Eng
land, and his successors prior to the Revolution. Reprinted, with Additions, from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for 1866-67. By William H. WAITMORE. Cambridge: Press of John Wilson & Son, 1867. 8vo. pp. 31.
This is an attempt to illustrate the history of the early painters and engravers of New England, and particularly of Peter Pelham, the step-father and no doubt the instructor of John Singleton Copley. Pelham combined the two professions, and showed considerable proficiency in both. He is styled by Mr. Whitmore, " the pioneer artist of New England." There is evidence that he practised both his arts in 1727, two years before Smibert came to this country. The tract is quite interesting, and throws light upon a portion of our annals that have not received sufficient attention. Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New Hampshire for the
year ending June 1, 1866. Vol. II, Concord, N. H. pp. 988.
This volume completes the military history of New Hampshire during the late war, and, taken in connection with the preceding volumes, constitutes a permanent and noble monument of the fidelity, zeal and ability with which the duties of his office have been discharged by General Head. The labors of the several State Adjutants-General during the war were excessively complicated, arduous and incessant, and often thankless and ill-requited.
We have had frequent occasions to consult these volumes, and have been greatly impressed with the evidences of the vast labor involved in their compilation, as well as with their fulness and general accuracy. In these respects they are hodel reports.
In addition to the statistics and narratives illustrating the part troops from New Hampshire took in the last war, this volume contains an exceedingly valuable military history of New Hampshire from its settlement in 1623 to 1861, prepared mainly by Col. C. E. Potter, of New Hampshire. It is believed that this is the first of the kind attempted in the United States, and when it is considered how many years have elapsed, and the scattered and almost inaccessible sources of information from which the record has been made up, it is a marvel of patient industry.
During the late war New Hampshire furnished to the Army 1,601 different officers, while the whole number of musters-in under different Commissions was 2,145. The whole number of enlisted men, original volunteers, recruits, drafted men and substitutes was 31,426. By the State enrolment of 1866, the whole number of citi. zens liable to military duty was 35,921.
A. H. H.
Fitchburg in the War of the Rebellion. By Henry A. WILLIS. Fitch
burg: 1866. pp. 282.
The late Adjutant of the 53d Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, bas here given us, in a concise form, an account of the prompt, patriotic and distinguished part borne by the town of Fitchburg in the late war. The history of cach Company raised there is briefly narrated, and a chapter is devoted to each of the following subjects, viz.:-Call for three months Troops, 1862 ; The Draft; Relief to Soldiers and Families ; Our Patriot Dead; Soldier's Funerals; Rebel Prisons ; Reception of Regiments ; Town Action, Public Meetings, Correspondence, &c.; Roster of Commissioned Officers; Roll of Fitchburg Soldiers.
Fitchburg alone furnished 716 enlisted men and 63 substitutes ; 3 Colonels; 2 Lt. Cols.; 2 Majors; 4 Brevet Majors; 17 Captains; 20 First Lieutenants, and 7 Second Lieutenants. These officers and men served in the following organizations, viz.:Co. D, 2d Reg't, Infantry ; (Fusiliers), 15th Reg't, Infantry ; Co. D, 21st Reg't, Infantry; Co. - , 25th Reg't, Infantry ; Co. A, 36th Reg't, Infantry ; Co.'s A and B, 53d Reg't, Infantry; Co. F, 57th Reg't, Infantry; Co. A, 4th Reg't, Heavy Artillery, and Co.'s B and E, of the old 9th Reg't (re-enlisted). The greater portion of these men enlisted for the war, and on the expiration of the term of three years, re-enlisted for longer or shorter terms. Besides these, the citizens of Fitchburg directly aided in putting a much larger number, residents of other towns, into the army. Mr. Willis is deserving of special thanks for this successful effort to preserve these interesting facts from oblivion while the evidence is accessible. A. H. I.
Fifth Annual Report of the Directors and Treasurer of the General
Theological Library, wilh a List of Members, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation in Boston, April 15, 1867. Boston : Dean Dudley, Printer. *1867. 8vo. pp. 36.
This Society, which was instituted April 20, 1860, and incorporated March 14, 1867, has for its objects the collection and preservation of the theological literature of all denominations; and we would suggest to the various religious sects the propriety of placing on its shelves some of the ablest books setting forth their peculiar tenets, which have been published by them. Its rooms are No. 41 Treinont Street; and its Secretary is Rev. Luther Farnham, of Boston.
Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry, 1861–65. By Alonzo H.
Quint, Its Chaplain. Boston: James P. Walker, 1867. pp. 528. With Portraits.
The history of the Great Rebellion can have no more brilliant page than that which contains the record of this regiment-its organization, its discipline, its endurance and bravery, its obstinate courage, its splendid achieveinents in fighting and suffering, from the inception of the war till its muster-out after the surrender of Lee. The record shows how it participated largely in nearly every great battle of the war, under McClellan, Burnside, 'Hooker, Meade, Sherman and Grant, in Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. Wherever hard work was to be done, there was the Second Regiment and in the front tanks of the loyal army.
The officers and men were reciprocally worthy of each other. All were heroes ; with no cowardice-or impatience-or disgrace anywhere.
The story as here so fitly told by Rev. Dr. Quint, and with such painstaking accuracy and fulness of data, is enlivened with genial humor and keen wit, and the pictures of such stern realities as go to make up war-its marchings and countermarchings, battles, skirmishings by day and by night, sickness, fatigue, cold, heat, hunger, and rain-is full of pathos, poetry and inspiration.
of the 1,000 enlisted men and 38 Field, Staff and Line officers that left Massachusetts in 1861, less than 100 of the former and only 4 of the latter came back at muster-out. Of the 1,749 different persons, whose names are borne on the regimental rolls from first to last, more than one-half passed from the ranks by death in action, by wounds, by disease and accident !
A very valuable portion of this volume is taken up with a brief record of the enlisted men, and a more extended biographical notice of each officer. Steel engraved portraits of Br’t Maj. Generals Gordon and Andrews, Br’t Brig. Gen. Cogswell, Rev. Dr. Quint, Chaplain; Lt. Cols. Dwight, Savage and Mudge; Captains Abbott, Cary, Williams and Fox, accompany the volume.
A. H. H.