Born in Scotland, raised in Staten Island, Thomson lived in Watchung for 50 years before moving to Georgia, where he passed away.
In February 1676 a reported 1,500 Indians raided Lancasterand Medfield in Massachusetts. The Commissioners of the UnitedColonies ordered six hundred mounted men to gather at Brookfieldunder the command of Major Thomas Savage, and they planned a palisadearound Boston. Loyal Indians were protected from mobs by puttingthem in a workhouse, and the Christian Indians at Natick weredeported to Deer Island in Boston Harbor. Metacom and his bravesattacked Northampton on March 14, but it was defended by two companiesfrom Connecticut and one from Massachusetts. However, CaptainSamuel Wadsworth and his fifty men were all killed on their wayto relieve Sudbury. Warwick in Rhode Island was burned to theground, and an appeal by Roger Williams did not prevent the Narragansettsfrom burning his house and others in Providence. Williams hadtried to explain to the natives that ten thousand English couldcarry muskets, and that even if they killed them, the King ofEngland could send ten thousand more.
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Cotton Mather was born on February 12, 1663 and lived in Bostonuntil his death in 1728. He was the youngest to graduate fromHarvard in 1678, and three years later he was awarded a master'sdegree by his father, Increase Mather. Cotton was ordained in1685, joining his father at the Second Church. He devoted sixhours a day to prayer and meditation and seven hours a day nearthe end of his life. Twice each month he kept a sleepless vigilof self-examination, and he fasted often. He struggled againsthis own pride and what he believed were demonic forces. In 1701he published "A Christian at His Calling" in which hepreached that a Christian should follow an occupation with industry,discretion, honesty, contentment, and piety. In 1702 Cotton Mather'secclesiastical history of New England called was published in London and included seven partson New England history, biographies of governors and sixty ministers,history of Harvard College and its graduates, New England religion,and problems related to their churches, such as heretics, witches,and Indians. He worked as an unpaid commissioner to help convertIndians.
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John Winslow brought news of the revolution to Boston on April4, 1689, and Andros had him arrested. Two weeks later Cotton Matherwas facing charges for incendiary writing, and mutinous troopsarrived from the frontier. Andros was besieged on Fort Hill, and87-year-old Simon Bradstreet and other magistrates went to theTown House and read a declaration from the balcony criticizingthe abuses of Andros. Two days later they announced they werethe Council for Safety of the People and Conservation of the Peaceuntil a more orderly settlement could be made. They locked upRandolph, judges, captains, the sheriff, the jailor, and Dudley,who was seized in Rhode Island. Andros capitulated and was putunder house arrest; but after he tried to escape twice, once inwoman's clothing, he was imprisoned. In 1691 a pamphlet called"The Revolution in New England Justified," which wasprobably written by Edward Rawson, argued that the colonists derivedtheir rights from occupying and using the soil and from purchasingthe land from the Indians rather than from any grant from theking. However, Andros was of the opinion that whoever did notpay rent to those who held the patents for lands should be treatedas rebels rather than subjects.
New England 1664-1744 - Literary Works of Sanderson Beck
In our subjects with cloacal exstrophy, the finding of histologically normal testes at orchiectomy in the neonatal period would imply that the brain developed within a male-typical prenatal hormonal milieu. The neuronal properties associated with Y-chromosome–specific transcription factors SRY and ZFY should be typical for such genetic males as well. However, because of sex-reassignment surgery, postnatal androgen surges could not occur in 13 subjects, occurred for only the first three months of life in Subject 14, and should have been normal only in the 2 subjects raised as males with their gonads in place. Only the two raised as males with gonads in place should have normal pubertal androgen surges. Subjects 1 through 14 were raised as females socially and legally, with surgically feminized external genitalia. The ultimate sexual identity of the 14 subjects assigned to female sex in the neonatal period was unpredictable. The sexual behavior and attitudes of all 16 subjects appeared to reflect strong male-typical characteristics, irrespective of whether they were raised as males or females. Five subjects assigned to female sex at birth maintain this identity and appeared generally content. The sexual identity of the one subject who has angrily refused all discussions on this topic since being told of her male status at birth is concerning. Eight subjects assigned to female sex in infancy declared themselves male, four spontaneously and four others after learning that they were born male. None have veered from these declarations. Thus, some subjects appear to be able to recognize their male sexual identity regardless of environmental mediators to the contrary — a point that recalls the study by Imperato-McGinley et al. of 18 males with 5α-reductase deficiency who were raised female but, typical of the syndrome, virilized at puberty, with 17 of the 18 subsequently transitioning to male identity.