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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Willett, Mabinus 1740-1830 (search)
Willett, Mabinus 1740-1830 Military officer; born in Jamaica, L. I., July 31, 1740; graduated at King's College in 1775; he served under Abercrombie in the attack on Ticonderoga, and was with Bradstreet in the expedition against Fort Frontenac. He was one of the most conspicuous of Marinus Willett. the New York Sons of Liberty. In 1775 he entered McDougall's regiment as captain, and joined Montgomery in the invasion of Canada. After the capture of St. John he remained there, in command, until January, 1776, and was soon afterwards made lieutenant-colonel of the 3d New York Regiment. In May, 1777, he was ordered to Fort Stanwix, and assisted in its defence in August following, making a successful sortie to effect a diversion in favor of General Herkimer (see Oriskany, battle of). He bore a message, by stealth, to General Schuyler, which led to the expedition up the Mohawk Valley, under General Arnold, that caused the abandonment of the siege of Fort Stanwix. He joined the ar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, Henry 1812- (search)
no mistakes. We have committed errors; we could not always see what the right was; we failed sometimes; but, gentlemen, take our record— take it as it stands—it is a bright and glorious record, that any man or set of men may be proud of. We have stood, and we stand to-day, on the side of man, and on the side of the ideas God has given us in His Holy Word. There has not been a day since by the labors, the prayers, and the sacrifices of the old antislavery men and women of the country, from 1830 to 1855—during twenty-five years—I say to you, gentlemen, here, today, that this party, the product of these prayers, and these sacrifices, and these efforts—with all its faults—has been true to patriotism, true to liberty, true to justice, true to humanity, true to Christian civilization. I say to you here to-day, all along during this time, the Democratic party carried the banners of slavery. Whenever the slave power desired anything they got it. They wielded the entire power of th
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