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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vaux, Roberts 1786-1836 (search)
Vaux, Roberts 1786-1836 Jurist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 25, 1786; received a private school education; admitted to the bar in 1808; and became judge of the county court of Philadelphia in 1835. Most of his life was devoted to charity, education, and the reform of the penal code. He was one of the originators of the public school system of Pennsylvania; a founder of the deaf and dumb asylum, the Philadelphia Savings Funds, and other societies. Among his works are Memoirs of the life of Anthony Benezet; Notices of the original and successive efforts to improve the discipline of the prison at Philadelphia, etc. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 7, 1836.
ld Drury, Sep. 3, 1828 Charged for license, $500, 1828 The building called The Odeon, May 18, 1835 Sold to make place for stores, Dec. 29, 1851 Last play performed, May 7, 1852 Haymarket, near the Mall and West street, opened, Dec. 26, 1796 Called a great wooden lanthorn, 1798 Near Temple place, removed, 1829 Howard, on Howard street, opened Oct. 13, 1845 Little Tremont, on Tremont street, opened for a time, 1843 Lion, on Washington street, opened for a time, Jan. 7, 1836 Park, on Washington street, opened, Apr. 14, 1879 Selwyn's, on Washington and Essex streets, opened, Oct. 28, 1867 Has been changed to Globe, 1880 Tremont, on Tremont street, first opened, Sep. 24, 1827 Madam Celeste dancing there, Nov. 20, 1827 William Pelby became manager, Jan. 28, 1828 Junius Brutus Booth playing, July 29, 1828 Edwin Forrest playing Metamora, Oct. 10, 1831 James Anderson mobbed there, Nov. 16, 1831 Mrs. Vincent's first appearance, Sep. 12
Woburn, m. Jonathan Eastman, of Concord, New Hamps, 15 Sept. 1776. Reuben, of Woburn, and Keziah Baldwin, of Woburn, m. 5 Aug. 1777. Seth, of Woburn, m. Abigail Symmes. of Medford, 10 Feb. 1780. Frederick, and Rhoda Reed, m. 16 Oct. 1783. 2. Reuben, m. Sarah Abbott Warren, of Charlestown, 20 May, 1810. Sarah Abbott d. 29 Apr. 1811, a. 21; and Reuben's infant d. 11 May, 1811. Reuben, m. Rachel Buckman, 24 Oct. 1826. Had Sarah Ann, a. 10 yrs., bap. 7 July, 1837; William Sumner, d. 7 Jan. 1836, a. 1; Reuben Sumner, bap. (a. 6 days) 7 July, 1837, d. 19 Jan. 1838, a. 61 mos. Reuben the father d. previously to the death of this last one, viz., on 16 July, 1837, a. 55. See Wyman, 562. 3. Leonard, who m. Hannah Winship, of Lexington, 2 Apr. 1812, was the Leonard buried 30 Mar. 1835, a. 50; and Mrs. Hannah (his wid.) m. John Frost, 23 June, 1836. See Frost (par. 31). Miss Olive, prob. dau. of Leonard (3), d. 29 Oct. 1841, a. 25. Jones, Ephraim, Jr., of Concord, and Alice Cu
h its request began with the District, its ulterior purpose went much farther. On the 12th of December, 1831, Mr. J. Q. Adams presented fifteen petitions, from numerous inhabitants of Pennsylvania, for the abolition of slavery in the District and of the slave trade therein. The petition was referred to a committee, which asked to be discharged from its consideration. Several petitions for the same object from citizens of Ohio were presented to the Senate by Mr. Morris, of that State, January 7, 1836. An animated debate ensued. Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Buchanan opposed the reception of the petitions on the ground that they slandered one-half the Union, and because they aimed at a violation of the Constitution. Mr. Buchanan said: "If any one principle of constitutional law can, at this day, be considered as settled, it is that Congress had no right, no power, over the question of slavery in those States where it exists. The property of the master in his slave existed in full force