Browsing named entities in Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing). You can also browse the collection for December 8th or search for December 8th in all documents.

Your search returned 6 results in 6 document sections:

Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amnesty proclamations. (search)
the people of the States wherein the national authority has been suspended, and loyal State governments have been subverted, a mode in and by which the national authority and loyal State governments may be re-established within said States, or in any of them; and, while the mode presented is the best the executive can suggest, with his present impressions, it must not be understood that no other possible mode would be acceptable. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the 8th day of December, A. D. 1863, and of the independence of the United States of America the eighty-eighth. Abraham Lincoln. President Johnson in 1865. The second one was issued by President Johnson, under date of May 29, 1865, and was the beginning of the reconstruction measures. The following is the text: Whereas, the President of the United States, on the 8th day of December, 1863, did, with the object of suppressing the existing rebellion, to induce all persons to lay down their arms, to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
informed the United States government of a contemplated Confederate raid from Canada, to destroy Buffalo, and liberate Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island, near Sandusky. A fleet of French steamers arrived off Brazos, Tex.—15. Corpus Christi Pass, Tex., captured by National troops.—18. Mustang Island, Tex., captured by the Nationals.—19. Gettysburg battle-field consecrated as a national cemetery for Union soldiers who fell in the July battles.—26. National Thanksgiving Day observed.—Dec. 8. President Lincoln issued a proclamation of amnesty. Congress thanked General Grant and his army, and ordered a gold medal to be struck in honor of the general.—12. Notice given that the Confederate authorities refused to receive more supplies for the starving Union prisoners in Richmond, Va. 1864.—Jan. 11. General Banks issued a proclamation for an election in Louisiana, Feb. 22. A provisional free-State government inaugurated at Little Rock, Ark.— 25. Congress thanked Corne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jay, John 1817-1894 (search)
nt the well-earned confidence of his fellow-citizens, and declaring their unabated reliance in his judgment, integrity, and patriotism. The Senate of Pennsylvania made a similar declaration. The legislature of New Hampshire expressed, Dec. 5, 1795, their abhorrence of those disturbers of the peace who had endeavored to render abortive measures so well calculated to advance the happiness of the country. The North Carolina legislature, by a decided majority, adopted a series of resolutions, Dec. 8, reprobating the treaty and thanking their Senators for having opposed it. In the legislature of South Carolina resolutions were introduced declaring the treaty highly injurious to the general interests of the United States ; when the friends of the treaty, finding themselves in a minority, declared the legislature had no business to interfere with the duties of the President and Senate of the United States, and, refusing to vote, the resolutions were adopted unanimously. The House did not
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lovejoy, Elijah parish 1802- (search)
killed by the friends who were aiding him to defend his building. This caused a momentary lull in the movements of the mob, and Mr. Lovejoy, under the belief that his assailants had withdrawn, opened the door of the building, and was immediately shot, five bullets entering his body, causing his death within a few minutes, Nov. 7, 1837. The affair created widespread excitement, and was the occasion of numerous publications and speeches by anti-slavery leaders. The freedom of the press.—On Dec. 8, 1837, Wendell Phillips delivered a speech at Faneuil Hall, Boston, on the murder of Lovejoy and the freedom of the press, of which the following is the substance: Mr. Chairman,—We have met for the freest discussion of these resolutions, and the events which gave rise to them. (Cries of Question, Hear him, go on, No gagging, etc.) I hope I shall be permitted to express my surprise at the sentiments of the last speaker, surprise not only at such sentiments from such a man, but at the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
amely, $52,189,500......Aug. 7, 1894 President Cleveland recognizes the new Republic of Hawaii......Aug. 8, 1894 A detachment of militia drives the remnant of the Kelly and Frye industrial armies across the Potomac......Aug. 11, 1894 [They were finally furnished transportation to their Western homes by the government.] United States Senate ratifies the new Chinese treaty regulating immigration, signed March, by 47 to 20......Aug. 13, 1894 [Formally proclaimed by the President, Dec. 8.] House passes the Senate tariff bill by 182 yeas (175 Democrats, seven Populists) to 106 nays (ninety-three Republicans, thirteen Democrats), and passes bills for free coal, iron, barbed wire, and sugar......Aug. 13, 1894 Tariff bill becomes a law without the President's signature......Aug. 27, 1894 Second session (268 days) adjourns......Aug. 28, 1894 Ten towns in Minnesota, six in Wisconsin, and three in Michigan totally destroyed by forest fires......August, 1894 Gen. N.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, Leonard 1860- (search)
Medical School in 1884; Leonard Wood. appointed assistant surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant, United States army, Jan. 5, 1886; accompanied the expedition in search of Geronimo as medical and line officer in the same year, and in recognition of his meritorious services in that campaign received a medal of honor; was promoted surgeon and captain Jan. 5, 1891. He raised the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, popularly known as the Rough Riders, at the beginning of the American-Spanish War, and was made its colonel, with Theodore Roosevelt as his lieutenant-colonel, May 8, 1898; won distinction at the battles of Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers July 8, 1898, and major-general Dec. 8 of the same year. He was military governor of Santiago from July 19, 1898, to Dec. 13, 1899, when he succeeded Gen. John R. Brooke as military governor of Cuba. On the reorganization of the regular army in 1901, he was commissioned a brigadier-general.