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The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1884   By:

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"The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1884" provides a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of Massachusetts during the late 19th century. The collection of articles covers a wide range of topics, from historical anecdotes to profiles of prominent figures in the state. The writing is insightful and engaging, offering readers a thorough understanding of the time period. Overall, this issue of The Bay State Monthly is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Massachusetts and New England.

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[Illustration: Ben F. Butler]



A Massachusetts Magazine



No. VI.


There is a belt extending irregularly across the State of New Hampshire, and varying in width, from which have gone forth men who have won a national reputation. From this section went Daniel Webster, Lewis Cass, Levi Woodbury, Zachariah Chandler, Horace Greeley, Henry Wilson, William Pitt Fessenden, Salmon P. Chase, John Wentworth, Nathan Clifford, and Benjamin F. Butler.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUTLER was born in the town of Deerfield, New Hampshire, November 5, 1818.

His father, Captain John Butler, was a commissioned officer in the War of 1812, and served with General Andrew Jackson at New Orleans. As merchant, supercargo, and master of the vessel, he was engaged for some years in the West India trade, in which he was fairly successful, until his death in March, 1819, while on a foreign voyage. In politics he was an ardent Democrat, an admirer of General Jackson, and a personal friend of Isaac Hill, of New Hampshire.

Left an orphan when an infant, the child was dependent for his early training upon his mother; and faithfully did she attend to her duties. Descended from the Scotch Covenanters and Irish patriots, Mrs... Continue reading book >>

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