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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil rights bill, (search)
l was permitted to the Supreme Court. Charles Sumner, the distinguished Senator from Massachusetts, was exceedingly anxious to secure the adoption of an amendment to the original bill, which, among other things, should prevent common carriers, inn-keepers, theatre-managers, and officers or teachers of schools from distinguishing blacks from whites; should prevent the exclusion of negroes from juries; and should give federal courts exclusive cognizance of offences against it. In 1872 he offered a bill covering these grounds as an amendment to the amnesty act, but it failed of passage by a single vote. Later in the same year it was introduced in the House. On April 30, 1874, the measure was adopted in the Senate, but rejected in the House, and in February, 1875, it was adopted in both Houses, becoming a law March 1. On Oct. 25, 1883, the Supreme Court of the United States, through Justice Bradley, decided that the supplementary civil rights bill (Sumner's) was unconstitutional.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
h lines taken possession of by government, and army news not to be published until authorized.—26. Legal tender bill approved by the President.— 28. Confederate steamer Nashville ran the blockade at Beaufort, N. C. Fast Day in the Confederacy.—March 1. John Minor Botts arrested at Richmond, Va., for treason to the Confederate States. Schooner British Queen captured while trying to run the blockade at Wilmington, N. C.— 2. Brunswick, Ga., captured by Union troops.—6. President Lincoln asks Chn Y. Beall, of Virginia, hanged as a spy at Fort Lafayette, N. Y., He was one of the pirates who tried to seize the Michigan on Lake Erie.—25. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston supersedes Beauregard in command of the Confederate forces in North Carolina.—March 1. Admiral Dahlgren's flag-ship Harvest Moon blown up by a torpedo and sunk; only one life lost. New Jersey rejects the emancipation amendment to the national Constitution.—2. The Confederates at Mobile fire twenty-four shots at a flag-
d, in conformity with order No. 301 from the headquarters of the Division of Cuba of July 25, 1900. 3. All laws, regulations, orders, and decrees which may be in force at the time of the promulgation of the Constitution shall continue to be observed until they are replaced by others. The Platt Amendment. The following resolution was reported to the United States Senate by the committee on the relations with Cuba on Feb. 25. It was passed by the Senate Feb. 27, and by the House on March 1: That in fulfilment of the declaration contained in the joint resolution approved April 20, 1898, entitled For the Recognition of the Independence of the People of Cuba, demanding that the government of Spain relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the United States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolutions into effect, the Pres
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson (search)
000 cavalry, picked from his own and the divisions of Merritt and Gregg, crossed the Rapidan, swept around to the right flank of Lee's army by way of Spottsylvania Court-house, and, pushing rapidly towards Richmond, struck the Virginia Central Railroad at Beaver Dam station, where he had his first serious encounter with the Confederates, under the Maryland leader, Bradley T. Johnson, whom he defeated. Then he struck across the South Anna, cut the Fredericksburg and Richmond Railway, and on March 1 halted within 3 miles of Richmond. His grand object was to liberate the Union captives from Libby prison (see Confederate prisons). He was now within the outer line of its defences, at which the Confederates had thrown down their arms and fled into the city. At Spottsylvania Court-house about 500 of his best men, led by Col. Ulric Dahlgren, a dashing young officer, diverged from the main column for the purpose of striking the James River Canal above Richmond, destroying as much of it as
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Navy of the United States (search)
t of marine, and an admiralty seal was adopted, composed of an escutcheon with a chevron of stripes alternate red and white, an anchor below, and a ship under full sail as a crest. On Oct. 30, 1775, Congress resolved to fit out two more vessels, one of twenty and the other of thirty-six guns; and about the middle of December issued an order for the construction of thirteen additional armed vessels—five of thirty-two guns, five of twenty-eight, and three of thirteen—to be ready for sea by March 1, following. The committee to whom the construction was referred reported that the average cost of the ships would be about $60,000 each, and that materials for the same and for their equipment might all be obtained in the colonies, excepting cannon and gunpowder. The marine committee was increased in number, so as to consist of one member from each colony. This committee had very little executive power, but had general control of all naval operations under the direction of Congress. In
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ohio Company, the (search)
Company, the When, by treaty, the Indians had ceded the lands of the Northwestern Territory, the thoughts of enterprising men turned in that direction as a promising field for settlements. On the night of Jan. 9, 1786, Gen. Rufus Putnam and Gen. Benjamin Tupper formed a plan for a company of soldiers of the Revolution to undertake the task of settlement on the Ohio River. The next day they issued a call for such persons who felt disposed to engage in the enterprise to meet at Boston on March 1, by delegates chosen in the several counties in Massachusetts. They met, and formed The Ohio Company. It was composed of men like Rufus Putnam, Abraham Whipple, J. M. Varnum, Samuel Holden Parsons, Benjamin Tupper, R. J. Meigs, whom Americans think of with gratitude. They purchased a large tract of land on the Ohio River; and on April 7, 1788, the first detachment of settlers sent by the company, forty-eight in number—men, women, and children—seated themselves Site of Marietta in 1781
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
t commander in Cagayan, surrenders the entire province to Captain McCalla, of the Newark. Dec. 11. The President directed General Otis to open the ports of the Philippines to commerce. Dec. 19. General Lawton was killed in attacking San Mateo. Jan. 22, 1901. Treaty with Spain for the purchase of the island of Cibutu and Cagayan for $100,000 ratified by United States Senate. Jan. 28. Petition from Filipino federal party praying for civil government presented to the Senate. March 1. Twenty-one officers and 120 bolomen surrender. March 23. Aguinaldo captured by General Funston. April 2. Aguinaldo takes oath of allegiance. April 20. General Tinio surrendered. June 15. United States Philippine Commission appoints Arellano, chief-justice, and six other Supreme Court judges. June 21. Promulgation of President McKinley's order establishing civil government and appointing William H. Taft the first governor. June 23. General MacArthur is succeeded by Gene
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Piqua, council at (search)
ave been taken by the hand by our brothers, the English, the Six Nations, the Delawares, the Shawnees, and the Wyandottes; and, we assure you, in that road we shall go. And as you threaten us with war in the spring, we tell you, if you are angry we are ready to receive you, and resolve to die here before we will go to you. That you may know this is our mind, we send you this string of black wampum. Brothers, the Ottawas, you hear what I say. Tell that to your fathers, the French; for that is our mind, and we speak it from our hearts. The colors of the French were taken down and their ambassadors were dismissed. On March 1 Gist took his leave, bearing this message to the English beyond the Alleghanies: Our friendship shall stand like the loftiest mountain. In the spring the French and Indians from Sandusky struck the Miamis a stunning blow. Piqua was destroyed, and the great chief of the Miami Confederacy was taken captive, sacrificed, and eaten by the savage allies of the French.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Polk, James Knox 1795-1849 (search)
by General Paredes of his desire to reverse the decision of his predecessor. But the government of General Paredes owes its existence to a military revolution, by which the existing constitutional authorities had been subverted. The form of government was entirely changed, as well as all the high functionaries by whom it was administered. Under these circumstances, Mr. Slidell, in obedience to my direction, addressed a note to the Mexican minister of foreign relations, under date of March 1 last, asking to be received by that government in the diplomatic character to which he had been appointed. This minister in his reply, under date of March 12, reiterated the arguments of his predecessor, and in terms that may be considered as giving all grounds of offence to the government and people of the United States denied the application of Mr. Slidell. Nothing, therefore, remained for our envoy but to demand his passports and return to his own country. Thus the government of Mex
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porto Rico, (search)
ained, after the plan of the United States, thus making short descriptions and more certain data as to boundaries. But this is too great an undertaking to be begun now, and it can well await more pressing reforms. We would further recommend that the proceeds of these lands, when sold or leased, be used for the benefit of the public schools of the island. Temperature and climate. From reports since the control of the island of Porto Rico by this government, to wit, from November to March 1, four months, and from the Spanish records prior to that date, we glean the following summary, which may be of importance, and afford a correct basis on which to form opinions as to the climate: 1898Nov.Dec.Jan.Feb. Mean temperature77.275.974.675.2 Highest85858285 Lowest65566666 Greatest daily range18171316 Lowest daily range7888 Total rainfall in12.085.342.920.80 Religion. The religion of Porto Rico was the recognized Roman Catholic Church, and, with a single exception, no o
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