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James Mitchell Varnum

James Mitchell Varnum was an American legislator, general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, a pioneer to the Ohio Country. "The career of Gen. Varnum was brief, he graduated at twenty. He was a man made on a gigantic scale. James Mitchell Varnum was born in Massachusetts; as a young man he matriculated at Harvard College only to transfer to the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, more known as "Rhode Island College", He graduated with honors in the college's first graduating class in September 1769. In Rhode Island he met his future wife, Martha "Patty" Child, whom he married on February 2, 1770, he studied law under Rhode Island Attorney General Oliver Arnold and was admitted to the bar in 1771. He pursued the practice of law, he began construction of his home, a colonial mansion now known as the Varnum House, in 1773. In October 1774, while tensions were rising between the American colonies and Great Britain, Varnum was elected as captain in command of the newly organized Kentish Guards, a chartered militia company in Varnum's home town of East Greenwich.

Another member of the company was Private Nathanael Greene who would rise to become one of the most distinguished officers in the Continental Army and would soon be Varnum's immediate superior. No fewer than 30 other members of the Kentish Guards would serve as officers in the Continental Army. In May 1775, following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Varnum was commissioned as colonel in command of one of the three regiments from Rhode Island, under the command of Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, which served in the Army of Observation during the Siege of Boston. In early July 1775 General George Washington arrived in Cambridge to take command of the Army of Observation which became the Continental Army. In the early part of war regiments were identified by the name of their commanding officer. Varnum's Regiment was renamed as the 9th Continental Regiment on January 1, 1776. Varnum's regiment served throughout the Siege of Boston which ended with the evacuation of the British army on March 17, 1776.

In early April the regiment marched to New York where it participated in several battles, including the Long Island and White Plains, in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the British from occupying the city. In December 1776 Varnum returned to Rhode Island to recruit more soldiers for the Rhode Island units in the Continental Army who's enlistments were about to expire. On December 12 Varnum accepted a commission as a brigadier general in Rhode Island Militia and given command of the state's brigade which guarded the state's mainland from possible attack from the British forces which had occupied the important port city of Newport. Varnum's stay in Rhode Island was brief because he was commissioned as a brigadier general in the Continental Army in February 1777, he served as a brigade commander until he resigned in March 1779. During this period he served at the battles of Red Bank, New Jersey in 1777 and the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778, he was at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777 to 1778.

Varnum advocated allowing freed African American slaves to enlist in the Continental Army, which resulted in the reorganization of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment as a racially integrated unit in 1778. Varnum was a disciple of Major General Charles Lee and a serious critic of the position of Inspector General held in 1778 by Baron Von Steuben. In March 1779 Varnum resigned his Continental Army commission because of personal business matters, he was commissioned as the major general in command of the Rhode Island Militia in May 10, 1779 and held the position until he was relieved by Major General Joseph Stanton, Jr. on May 7, 1788. He led Rhode Island troops in the service of the United States in July and August, 1780, under the Comte de Rochambeau who commanded the French army sent by King Louis XVI of France. In common with 33 of the 81 generals in the Continental Army, Varnum was a Freemason, he attended St. John's Lodge, No. 1 in Providence. In 1783, at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, along with General George Washington, Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and numerous others, General Varnum became an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati and served as president of the Rhode Island Society, following the death of Nathanael Greene, from 1786 until his death in 1789.

He represented Rhode Island at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia from May 3, 1780 to May 1, 1782 and in the 8th Confederation Congress which convened in New York from November 6, 1786 to October 30, 1787. The 8th Confederation Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance on July 13, 1787 which opened settlement in the Northwest Territories. Varnum was well known as a jurist, he represented the defendant in Trevett v. Weeden, one of the earliest cases of judicial review. On A

OOPARTS (Shun album)

OOPARTS is a compilation album by the Japanese experimental music group Shun, released on DIW Records in 1994. The title of the album references out-of-place artifacts. OOPARTS includes every song released by Shun over its four-year period of activity, it features heavy use of sampling. Shun's composer Susumu Hirasawa remarked in the album's liner notes that the music did not age well, citing a loss of its original uniqueness and shock value. Susumu Hirasawa - shun, SHUN 2nd, SHUN IIIrd SHEETS and SHUN・4 Akiro "Kamio" Arishima - shun Akemi Tsujitani - shun Iwao Asama - shun Yuji Matsuda - SHUN 2nd, SHUN IIIrd SHEETS and SHUN・4 Teruo Nakano - SHUN 2nd Hiromi Seki - SHUN・4 Shuichi Sugawara - SHUN・4 Shigeo Motojima - SHUN・4 The oldman, on the way to IWATE. - SHUN・4 Boris Karloff and O. P. Heggie - sampled acting in "Conditioning Cycle" Domenico Ghirlandaio - cover art OOPARTS at MusicBrainz OOPARTS at NO ROOM - The official site of Susumu Hirasawa

Roderick Finlayson

Roderick Finlayson was a Canadian Hudson's Bay Company officer, farmer and politician. Born in Loch Alsh, Finlayson came to North America in 1837, he moved to Lower Canada into an apprentice clerk position with the Hudson’s Bay Company. As an HBC clerk, Finlayson worked under Charles Ross in the building of Fort Victoria in 1843-1844. Upon Ross's death, which he mentions with sympathy in his autobiography, Finlayson took charge of Fort Victoria. After Chief Factor James Douglas arrived from Fort Vancouver in 1849, Finlayson was reassigned to second in command. In 1849 he married Sarah Work, one of John Work's Metis daughters. In 1850 Finlayson was promoted to the rank of Chief Trader, in 1859 to Chief Factor. Finlayson was one of the few to see Victoria grow from bare ground to the Capital of British Columbia. "Roderick Finlayson". Dictionary of Canadian Biography. University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016. Roderick Finlayson at Find a Grave

Weepah Way for Now

Weepah Way for Now is a 2015 American independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephen Ringer and starring Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka. Elle and Joy are two sisters apart by two years; the two are singers and are living together away from the city and making do with the new life they have chosen. Aly Michalka as Elle AJ Michalka as Joy Mimi Rogers as Lynn Amanda Crew as Alice Saoirse Ronan as Emily Liam Aiken as Reed Gil Bellows as John Dan Byrd as Dan Erin Cummings as Susan Ryan Donowho as Syd Gale Harold as Theatrical Agent Jon Heder as Ernie Tyler Labine as Record Executive Madeline Zima as Lauren The film made its worldwide premiere on June 16, 2015 at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Weepah Way for Now on IMDb Weepah Way for Now at Rotten Tomatoes

Edmund Butler (bishop)

Edmund Butler was appointed as the Catholic Archbishop of Cashel in 1527. He was the illegitimate son of 8th Earl of Ormonde. In 1539 he conformed to the Church of Ireland retaining his temporalities. Butler studied at Oxford University, became a friar of the Trinitarian Order, was appointed prior of the abbey of that order at Athassel in the County of Tipperary. In 1524, Butler was nominated by the pope to the archbishopric of Cashel, with permission to retain the priory of Athassel; the consecration of Butler took place in 1527. He was a member of the privy council in Ireland, held a provincial synod at Limerick in 1529, and, on the dissolution of religious houses in Ireland, surrendered the abbey of Athassel to the crown. Butler swore the Oath of Supremacy at Clonmel early in 1539, he was present in the parliament at Dublin in 1541 which enacted the statute conferring the title of'King of Ireland' on Henry VIII and his heirs. The communication addressed to the king on this subject, bearing the signature of the Archbishop of Cashel, has been reproduced on plate lxxi in the third part of'Facsimiles of National Manuscripts of Ireland.'

Butler's autograph and archiepiscopal seal were attached to the'Complaint' addressed to Henry VIII in 1542 by'the Gentlemen and Freeholders of the county of Tipperary.' This document appears in the same'Facsimiles.' A letter from Butler to the Protector, Somerset, in 1548, is preserved among the state papers in the Public Record Office, London. In 1549-50 Butler took part at Limerick with James, Earl of Desmond, the king's commissioners, in the enactment of ordinances for the government of Munster. References to Butler and his proceedings concerning public affairs in the districts of Ireland with which he was connected occur in the English governmental correspondence of his time. Butler died on 5 March 1551, was buried in the cathedral at the Rock of Cashel, under an elaborate marble monument which he had erected, but which does not now exist; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Butler, Edmund". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co.


Autorité des marchés financiers (France)

Not to be confused with the Autorité des marchés financiers The Autorité des marchés financiers is the stock market regulator in France. The AMF is an independent public body, responsible for safeguarding investments in financial instruments and in all other savings and investment as well as maintaining orderly financial markets; the Autorité des marchés financiers was established by the Financial Security Act of 1 August 2003. It was formed from the merger of the Commission des opérations de bourse, the Conseil des marchés financiers and the Conseil de discipline de la gestion financière; the AMF is an independent public body with legal personality and financial autonomy with the duty of: Safeguard investments in financial instruments and in all other savings and investment vehicles Ensure that investors receive material information Maintain orderly financial marketsIt falls under the European regulatory umbrella of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. Shareholders are required to notify their holdings to the AMF when their stake exceeds or falls below certain thresholds.

According to the act of 26 July 2005 the lowest disclosure threshold is 5%. Pursuant the same article allows that companies can set additional notification thresholds in their articles of association. Economy of France Securities Commission AMF WebSite