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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bellows, Henry Whitney, 1814- (search)
Bellows, Henry Whitney, 1814- Clergyman; born in Boston, June 11, 1814. Educated at Harvard and the Divinity School at Cambridge, he was ordained pastor of the first Unitarian Church in New York City in January, 1838. he remained its pastor Henry Whitney Bellows, D. D. until his death, Jan. 30, 1882. He was the projector of the Christian inquirer, in 1843, and he occupied from the beginning a conspicuous place in the pulpit, in letters, and in social life, wielding great influence for good. Dr. Bellows was one of the originators of the United States Sanitary commission (q. v.), which performed such prodigious benevolent work during the late Civil War. He was president of the Commission from the beginning. Besides numerous pamphlets and published discourses. Dr. Bellows was the author of a collection of sermons on Christian doctrine, published in 1869; and later he gave a picturesque account of a European tour in 1868-69, in 2 volumes, entitled The old world in its New fac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electro-magnetic Telegraph. (search)
Electro-magnetic Telegraph. This invention, conceived more than a century ago, was first brought to perfection as an intelligent medium of communication Morse apparatus, circuit and battery. beteen points distant from each other by Prof. Samuel F. B. Morse (q. v.), of New York, and was first presented to public notice in 1838. In the autumn of 1837 he filed a caveat at the Patent Office; and he gave a private exhibition of its marvellous power in the New York University in January, 1838, when intelligence was instantly transmitted by an alphabet composed of dots and lines, invented by Morse, through a circuit of 10 miles of wire, and plainly recorded. Morse applied to Congress for pecuniary aid to enable him to construct an experimental line between Washington and Baltimore. For four years he waited, for the action of the government was tardy, in consequence of doubt and positive opposition. At the beginning of March. 1842, Congress Morse Key appropriated $30,000 for his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jesup, Thomas Sidney 1788-1860 (search)
Jesup, Thomas Sidney 1788-1860 Military officer; born in Virginia, in 1788; entered the army in 1808, and was Hull's adjutant-general in 1813. For his good conduct at the battle of Chippewa, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel; also colonel for his services in the battle of Lundy's Lane, or Niagara, in which he was severely wounded. After the war, he was promoted to adjutant-general and quartermaster-general of the army in 1818, with the rank of brigadier-general, and was brevetted major-general in 1828. In 1836 he was in command of the army in the Creek nation, and at the close of the year he commanded the army in Florida. He was wounded by the Seminoles in January, 1838. He died in Washington, D. C., June 10, 1860.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
inted 1804 David Holmesappointed March, 1809 State governors. David Holmes term begins Nov. 1817 George Poindexter term begins Nov. 1819 Walter Leaketerm beginsNov. 1821 Lieut.-Gov. Gerard C. Brandon actingNov. 1825 David Holmesterm beginsNov. 1825 Gerard C. Brandonterm beginsNov. 1827 Abram W. Scott term beginsNov. 1831 Lieut.-Gov. Fountain Winston actingNov. 1833 Hiram G, Runnelsterm begins Jan. 1834 Charles Lynchterm beginsJan. 1836 Alexander G. McNutt, Democratterm beginsJan. 1838 Tilgham M. Tucker, Democratterm beginsJan. 1842 Albert G, Brown, Democratterm beginsJan. 1844 Joseph W. Matthews, Democratterm beginsJan. 1848 John A. Quitman, Democratterm beginsJan. 1850 John Isaac Guion, pres. of the Senate, acting, Feb. 3, 1851 James Whitefield, pres. of the Senate,term begins Nov. 25, 1851 Henry S. Foote, Union term begins Jan. 1852 John J. McRae term beginsJan. 1854 William McWillie term begins Nov. 16, 1857 John J. Pettus, Democrat term begins Jan. 1860 J