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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Army life-causes of the Mexican war-camp Salubrity (search)
ienced a depression of spirits she could not account for when the regiment left. Before separating it was definitely understood that at a convenient time we would join our fortunes, and not let the removal of a regiment trouble us. This was in May, 1844. It was the 22d of August, 1848, before the fulfilment of this agreement. My duties kept me on the frontier of Louisiana with the Army of Observation during the pendency of Annexation; and afterwards I was absent through the war with Mexico, he outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times. The 4th infantry went into camp at Salubrity in the month of May, 1844, with instructions, as I have said, to await further orders. At first, officers and men occupied ordinary tents. As the summer heat increased these were covered by sheds to break the rays of the sun. The summer was whiled away in social enjoy
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
the Fourth Regiment as brevet lieutenant, and I had the pleasure to ride with him on our first visit to Mr. Frederick Dent's home, a few miles from the garrison, where we first met Miss Julia Dent, the charming woman who, five years later, became Mrs. Grant. Miss Dent was a frequent visitor at the garrison balls and hops, where Lieutenant Hoskins, who was something of a tease, would inquire of her if she could tell where he might find the small lieutenant with the large epaulettes. In May, 1844, all of our pleasures were broken by orders sending both regiments to Louisiana, near Fort Jessup, where with other troops we were organized as The Army of observation, under General Zachary Taylor. In March, 1845, I was assigned as lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment, and joined my company at St. Augustine, Florida. The soldier's life of those days was not encouraging to those of active aspirations; but influences were then at work that were beginning to brighten the horizon a little.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electro-magnetic Telegraph. (search)
en 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 use; and in May, 1844, he transmitted from Washington to Baltimore, a distance of 40 miles, the first message, furnished him by a young lady— What hath God wrought! The first public message was the announcement of the nomination by the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore (May, 1844) of James K. Polk for President of the United States. Professor Morse also originated submarine telegraphy. He publicly suggested its feasibility in a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury in 1843. As early as 1842 he laid a submarine cable, or insulated wire, in the harbor of New York, for which achievement the American Institute awarded him a small gold medal. In 1858 he participated in the labors and honors of laying a cable under the sea between Europe and Am
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Methodist Episcopal Church, South, (search)
ildren, with an intention to enslave them. In 1816 the general conference passed an act that no slave-holder could hold any office in the Church, except in such States where the laws did not admit of emancipation and permit the liberated slave to enjoy freedom. The agitation caused by slavery which continually disturbed the Church culminated in a serious condition in 1844, when Bishop Andrew, of the South, became a slave-holder by marriage. At the general conference held in New York, in May, 1844, a resolution was adopted, by a vote of 111 to 69, that Bishop Andrew desist from the exercise of his office so long as he is connected with slavery. The outcome of the discussion was the report of a committee that the thirteen annual conferences in slave-holding States would find it necessary to unite in a distinct ecclesiastical connection. In May of the following year these Southern conferences sent representatives to the convention in Louisville, Ky., which formally organized the Met
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tyler, John 1790-1862 (search)
dence of both parties by his acts during his administration, and was succeeded in the Presidential office by James K. Polk, in 1845. All of his cabinet excepting Mr. Webster, resigned in 1841, and he left it after an important treaty had been concluded and ratified (August, 1842), when Hugh S. Legare succeeded him. The last important act of Tyler's administration was signing the act for the annexation of Texas. He had been nominated for the Presidency by a convention of office-holders in May, 1844, but in August, perceiving that he had no popular support, he withdrew from the contest. In February, 1861, he was president of the peace convention held at Washington, D. C. He died in Richmond, Va., Jan. 18, 1862. Negotiations with Great Britain. In the following special message President Tyler details the results of several important negotiations with the British minister in Washington: Washington, Aug. 11, 1842. To the Senate of the United States,— I have the saisfacti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
anthracite coal at Mauch Chunk......Jan. 12, 1839 United States Bank of Pennsylvania again suspends specie payment......1839 It finally closes its doors, its capital being lost......Sept. 4, 1841 Use of wire rope as cables introduced on the inclined planes of the Alleghany and Portage Railroad by John A. Roebling......1842 Philadelphia and Reading Railroad completed......1842 Riots between the native Americans and Irish in Philadelphia suppressed by the military......April-May, 1844 Petroleum is obtained while boring for salt on the Alleghany, a few miles above Pittsburg......1845 Pittsburg nearly destroyed by fire; loss, $10,000,000......April 10, 1845 Telegraphic communication between Philadelphia and Fort Lee, opposite New York, completed......Jan. 20, 1846 Philadelphia and Pittsburg connected by telegraph......Dec. 26, 1846 State forbids the use of jails to hold fugitive slaves......May 3, 1848 Resurvey of Mason and Dixon's line completed......No
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
obtains cession to the United States of the pine forests of the valley of the St. Croix and its tributaries......July 29, 1837 Assembly meets at Burlington, Des Moines county......Nov. 6, 1837 Legislature assembles at Madison......Nov. 26, 1838 Portage canal, connecting Wisconsin and Fox rivers, begun by the United States......1838 Mitchell's bank at Milwaukee established......1839 The Wisconsin phalanx, a community on Fourier's system, established at Ceresco, now Ripon......May, 1844 Mormon colony, an offshoot from Nauvoo, led by James Jesse Strang, is founded on White River at Voree......1845 Enabling act for the State of Wisconsin passed by Congress......Aug. 6, 1846 State constitution prohibiting banks and banking, framed by a convention at Madison, Oct. 5–Dec. 16, 1846, is rejected by the people......April, 1847 Troops from Michigan and Wisconsin leave Detroit by boat for Vera Cruz, enlisted in the Mexican War......April 24, 1847 First railroad chart
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
VI. pp. 425, 426. Reports of the State of Maine; March, 1844; Vol. VI. p. 519. Ray's Report on Insanity; March, 1844; Vol. VI. p. 520. The Number Seven; April, 1844; Vol. VI. p. 529-541. The Reports of the State of New Hampshire; May, 1844; Vol. VII. p. 48-51. Perkins's Edition of Brown's Chancery Reports; May, 1844; Vol. VII. p. 51, 52. American Law Journals; June, 1844; Vol. VII. pp. 65-77. Diversions in Philology. July, 1844; Vol. VII. pp. 155-157. And, at a laterMay, 1844; Vol. VII. p. 51, 52. American Law Journals; June, 1844; Vol. VII. pp. 65-77. Diversions in Philology. July, 1844; Vol. VII. pp. 155-157. And, at a later period, the following: Wedgewood's Revised Statutes of the United States; June, 1845; Vol. VIII. p. 88. Mackeldey's Compendium of Modern Civil Law; January, 1846; Vol. VIII. pp. 427, 428. Punishments and Prisons; February, 1846; Vol. VIII. pp. 477—--479 and O'Brien on Military Law. April, 1846; Vol. VIII. pp. 529-532. His topics, it will be seen, like those of his early contributions to the American Jurist, Ante, Vol. I. p. 152. were books, authors, and jurists, instead o
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
iced to have my name united with yours in this manner, so that the public may know how long and intimate our friendship has been, and that we may swim down the stream of time together. . And, in reference to a remark of Sumner which disparaged an editor's labors, lie added: Next to a good reporter I hold a good annotator. What were Saunders now worth but for Williams's notes? What were Coke on Littleton but for Hargrave and Butler? The Law Reporter, in announcing the edition, said: May, 1844, Vol. VII. pp. 57, 58. The publishers have secured the valuable editorial services of Charles Sumner, Esq., whose distinguished professional reputation is a sufficient assurance that the department of the work intrusted to his hands — the addition of the American cases and the recent English decisions–will be performed in a manner worthy of the high character of the original work. After a full review of the editor's method of annotating, it referred to the biographical notices: For this
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing), chapter 4 (search)
me truth; cheat me by no illusion. O, the granting of this prayer is sometimes terrible to me! I walk over the burning ploughshares, and they sear my feet. Yet nothing but truth will do; no love will serve that is not eternal, and as large as the universe; no philanthropy in executing whose behests I myself become unhealthy; no creative genius which bursts asunder my life, to leave it a poor black chrysalid behind. And yet this last is too true of me. She describes a visit made in May, 1844, at the house of some valued friends in West Roxbury, and adds: We had a long and deep conversation, happy in its candor. Truth, truth, thou art the great preservative! Let free air into the mind, and the pestilence cannot lurk in any corner. And she uses the following language in an earnest letter to another friend:— My own entire sincerity, in every passage of life, gives me a right to expect that I shall be met by no unmeaning phrases or attentions. Reading to-day a fe
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