Revolutionary War

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Stories From Here and There by Charles A. Morse

A notebook containing articles written by Charles Morse and published in the Orange Enterprise & Journal (with the exception of two articles published in 1950). Articles include the following subjects:
- First Congregational Unitarian Church 100th Anniversary - 1936
- Warwick’s 46th Annual Reunion - 1940
- Henry Manning, his time in Andersonville and his early death in 1868
- William Lawrence - first Warwick son to enlist in Civil War, first Warwick son to die
- Naming of Warwick landmarks: Mount Grace, Bennett’s Knob, Flour Hill, Rum Brook Road
- Church Bell
- Dr. Pomeroy vs. Shays Rebellion
- Susie E. Barber (daughter of Deacon Hervey Barber)
- Goldsbury family
- Tory Ministers
- Spiritualistic Spring

Year (or year range): 
1938-1950
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Handwritten list - Citizens of Roxbury Canada Voting on May 21, 1760

Handwritten document with facts about the citizens of Roxbury Canada voting (on May 21, 1760) to raise "lawful money to defray the charges of some suitable orthodox minister's preaching". It was written on the backside of the W.M. Welch MF'G Company's advertisement.

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Gertrude Cook
Item is inside of:: 
Rhoda Cook Collection

List of Warwick Minutemen and item concerning getting salt from Boston

A handwritten list (front of folded paper difficult to read) of the names of 25 Warwick men who joined in 1774 a company of Minute Men from N'fld (26 m2n). These men "marched to Cambridge upon the alarm of Lexington." The following men are on the list and they served from 23 days to 4 weeks 2 days or less. Lieut. Thomas Rich, Sergt. Joseph Mayo, Sergt. Abraham Barnes, Corp. Seth Peck, Corp.

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Gertrude Cook
Item is inside of:: 
Rhoda Cook Collection

Florentine Biscuit Box containing Rhoda A. Cook papers

Wedding invitation to the marriage of Florence G. Steele and Wm. F. Cook, Certificate of marriage of Florence Steel and Wm Cook, and calling cards for Wm Cook and Florence Steele are temporarily on exhibit on top of display case, west wall, room 1a near the wedding dress of Florence Steele Cook.

Florentine Biscuit Box with the following inscription on the inside lid of box: "This box and all its contents will be given to H. H. Cook who will follow my directions. I trust him entirely. Rhoda A. Cook"
The following are included in the documents in the box:
Item #5 Appraisal of estate of Daniel Cook 1812 for administrator Ezekiel Cook by Wm Cobb Jr, Josiah Pomeroy Jr; Item #7 Poem "Toll the Bell" written on the death of "Becky" daughter of Rev. P. Smith who was to become the wife of Rev. John Moors of Greenfield; Item #41 A copy of record in Registry of Deeds Bk 2, page 47 and Bk 5, page 540 Lot 28 in 1st div; Item #61 Bundle of papers and maps concerning property dispute between Rhoda Cook and abuttors; Item #71 Genealogical data on Cook family from first immigrant down to family of Ezekiel Cook 1818; Item #72 List of notes held by Daniel Cook at his death 1811; Item #73 U.S.Post Office contract account of payments to Asahel Cook to carry mail from 1857 thru 1861; Item #74 Minutes describing Widow Polly Cook thirds from estate of her husband Ezekiel Cook 1820; Item #76 Notes on treatment of Tories during the American Revolution; Item #78 Original record of Ezekiel and Polly Woodbury Cook married Oct 26, 1803; Item #79 History of second Cook house built 1810 torn down 1923; Item #80 Revolutionary War service of Daniel Cook from Mass State Archives; Item #81 Notes on Ebenezer Hall and glass manufacture; Item #82 "The Christening of Mount Grace" a poem (author unknown) based on the original story long believed of the naming of mountain; Item #83 Ten shares of stock owned by Rhoda Cook in the Tallapoosa Land and Mining and Mfg Co Georgia 1888; Item #84 Notice to George S. Cook of his election as County Commissioner of Hampden County by Board of Examiners 1920; Item #85 50th Anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg 1913. Notice sent to all veterans of Civil War (including Henry H. Cook) describing proposed program for the celebration of the anniversary and the arrangement made for the transportation and care of veterans; Item # 86 "Names of People living in 1872 on farms once part of Warwick but set off to Orange in 1789" - compiled by Rhoda Cook; Item #87 A letter written in 1838 to Rhoda Cook daughter of Ezekiel Cook by Thomas Rockwood a school teacher from Foxboro Mass. The long letter very well written reveals an intimate feeling between the correspondents - of friendship but not yet of love. Rhoda died in 1839 a spinster age 24 - buried in Warwick Cemetery grave #268; An account book from the First National Bank of Litchfield containing 2 pages of deposits and the remainder of the book used as a journal - writing of her ancestry, a school problem at the Riverside School in Gill, the rules for pinochle, Genealogical data on Cook family, writings by W. H. Carruth and Mark Twain, trip to Washington D.C. in 1920; various newspaper clippings - three obituaries of Rhoda A. Cook, an article on older residents, an article on the 13th Annual reunion of old town residents, picture of George S. Cook, and a clipping on Warwick news; Golden Anniversary announcements for Mr. and Mrs. Asahel Cook (1831-1881) and Mr. and Mrs. Summer Cook (1833-1883); calling cards Mr. and Mrs. Willard Cleveland, Mrs. Royal Sweetser Goldsbury, Henry H. Cook (4 copies); Wedding announcement of Miss Mary A. Wallace and Mr. P. Meirick Harwood (Dec 23, 1884) and a wedding invitation to the marriage of Florence G. Steele and Wm. F. Cook (Aug 17, 1874) and the Certificate of Marriage of Florence Steele and Wm Cook; a copy of the poem "The Christening of Mt. Grace"; post card of center of Warwick depicting three houses (the Cook House, Old Wheelock Store later a boot making factory, and the Warwick Inn known as the Wheelock Homestead) and a brief history of each; 3 photographs - Old Home Day 1940, the Unitarian Church, and circa 1900 family gathering on a porch; copy of the last will and testament of Rhoda A. Cook May 13, 1932; a Memorial Day poem; 3 papers and 2 short notes on Cook genealogy.

Approximate era: 
don't know
Donated by: 
Gertrude Cook
Item is inside of:: 
Rhoda Cook Collection

gravestone (broken) of Rev. Lemuel Hedge

Original gravestone of Rev. Lemuel Hedge, possibly damaged by vandals upset at his support of the king during the Revolutionary War.

Approximate era: 
don't know

Resolution of the Massachusetts House of Representatives

Resolution of the Massachusetts House of Representatives honoring three revolutionary war heroes of the town of Warwick: Private Enoch Kelton, Corporal James Kelton, Private Thomas Kelton. "On June 16, 2002, the Town of Warwick and relatives of the honored will pay tribute and commemorate the military service of 3 Revolutionary war heroes at the Kelton Cemetery in Warwick."

Year (or year range): 
2002
Approximate era: 
2001-

Revolutionary Musket

Revolutionary War era musket carried by the grandfather of Edwin C. Chase, Esq.

Year (or year range): 
1775
Approximate era: 
before 1800
Donated by: 
Edwin C. Chase, Esq.,

Catalyst for Revolution: The Boston Tea Party 1773

Catalyst for Revolution: The Boston Tea Party 1773
Publication of the Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission Publication
December 1973
by Benjamin W. Labaree

Publication located in notebook which also contains Massachusetts Newspapers and the Revolutionary Crisis.

Year (or year range): 
1973
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Massachusetts Newspapers and the Revolutionary Crisis 1763-1776

Massachusetts Newspapers and the Revolutionary Crisis 1763-1776
Publication of the Massachusetts Bicentennial Commission, May 1974
Francis G. Walett, Professor of History, Worcester State College

Located in notebook which also contains The Boston Tea Party, 1773.

Year (or year range): 
1974
Approximate era: 
1951-1975

Provincial Congress extracts and copy of town deed

4 documents are contained in a frame: Charles Morse has copied deed for the new township of Warwick, "Several methods of making salt - petre" , from 1775,extracts from the records of the late provincial congress held at Cambridge and extracts from the minutes of the proceedings of the congress, Feb. 1775

The three original documents listed have been individually preserved and are located in the display case on the west wall of room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1765-1775
Approximate era: 
don't know
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