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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
fitted. He was earnest, tender, and guileless, and was in no sense a man suited to the handling of the vexatious problems of politics. As has often been said before, his death may have saved him from a more cruel fate — that of ridicule. Notwithstanding the bitter warfare that had been waged against General Grant, he was elected by an overwhelming majority, as were also a majority of the nominees of the Republican party for members of Congress. We returned to our apartments in November, 1872, I to take up the usual routine of looking after my children, acting as secretary to General Logan, receiving and entertaining friends who were daily growing more numerous, and discharging my social duties. These were not at all distasteful, because, as I recall now, society women, or rather the families in the official homes of the capital, made a great effort to make themselves a reputation for refinement, cordiality, and intelligent appreciation of the positions of their husbands and
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.18 (search)
I admired most was the sense of power the eyes revealed, and a quiet, but unmistakeable, kindly condescension; and an inimitable calmness and self-possession. I was glad to have seen her, not only for the honour, and all that, but also, I think, because I have carried something away to muse over at leisure. I am richer in the understanding of power and dominion, sitting enthroned on human features. He began in England his career as a public lecturer, and in pursuance of it went, in November, 1872, to America. He was received with high honours by the public, and with great cordiality by his old friends; was given a warm welcome by the boys, the sub-editors of the Herald, and was banqueted by the Union League Club, and the St. Andrew's Society, etc., etc. Then he spent several months in travelling and lecturing. Returning to England, before the clear summons came to his next great exploration, he once more, as correspondent of the Herald, accompanied and reported the British ca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
horterNov. 1861 to Nov. 1863 Thomas H. WattsNov. 1863 to Apr. 1865 Interregnum of two months. Lewis E. ParsonsJune. 1865 to Dec. 1865 Robt. M. PattonDec. 1865 to July, 1868 Wm. H. SmithJuly, 1868 to Nov. 1870 Robt. B. LindsayNov. 1870 to Nov. 1872 David B. LewisNov. 1872 to Nov. 1874 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1874 to Nov. 1876 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1876 to Nov. 1878 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1878 to Nov. 1880 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1880 to Nov. 1882 Edward N. O'NealNov. 1882 to Nov. 1884 Edward N. O'NNov. 1872 to Nov. 1874 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1874 to Nov. 1876 Geo. S. HoustonNov. 1876 to Nov. 1878 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1878 to Nov. 1880 Rufus W. CobbNov. 1880 to Nov. 1882 Edward N. O'NealNov. 1882 to Nov. 1884 Edward N. O'NealNov. 1884 to Nov. 1886 Thomas SeayNov. 1886 to Nov. 1888 Thomas SeayNov. 1888 to Nov. 1890 Thomas G. JonesNov. 1890 to Nov. 1892 Thomas G. JonesNov. 1892 to Nov. 1894 William C. OatesNov. 1894 to Nov. 1896 Joseph F. JohnstonNov. 1896 to Nov. 1898 Joseph F. JohnstonNov. 1898 to Nov. 1900 W. J. SamfordNov. 1900 to Nov. 1902 United States senators from the State of Alabama. Names.No. of Congress.Date. William R. King16th to 28th1819 to 1844 John W. Walker16th to 17th1819 to 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
ship Polaris, on an Arctic exploring expedition......June 29, 1871 William M. Tweed arrested in New York City......Oct. 27, 1871 [His bail bond was fixed at $2,000,000.] Legislature establishes a commission of State parks......May 23, 1872 Topographical survey of the Adirondack wilderness begun by the State under the supervision of Verplanck Colvin......1872 Susan B. Anthony and some other women vote at Rochester......Nov. 5, 1872 Gen. John A. Dix elected governor......November, 1872 Horace Greeley dies......Nov. 29, 1872 Commercial panic beginning in the Stock Exchange of New York spreads throughout the country......Sept. 19, 1873 International Railway Bridge crossing Niagara River at Black Rock (Buffalo) to Canada, built under authority of Congress and the British Parliament and the State and province governments at a cost of over $1,500,000. Total length 3,651 1/2 feet, over the river proper 1,967 1/2 feet. Began 1870, opened......Oct. 31, 1873 Tweed
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young women's Christian associations, (search)
ian Union of New York, established in 1858, the first Young Women's Christian Association in this country being formed in Boston, Mass., in 1866. In 1871 there were three young women's Christian associations and twenty-seven other women's associations. The associations since 1871 have held biennial conferences. There is a distinct organization of young women's Christian associations in the colleges, all sprung from the first association in the State Normal University, Normal, Ill., in November, 1872. The work in young women's Christian associations was at first modelled on that of the young men's Christian associations, but it was found that women's needs required that it should be different. An important feature is the maintenance of boarding-homes for young women. Besides this, the associations in the large cities have gymnasiums, educational classes, entertainments, lectures, employment bureaus, etc. The work of the associations among women is fourfold: Physical—systematic
is a long and tedious operation, requiring many trials and repetitions of the process. The object-glass has but two pieces, — a plano-concave lens of flint and a double convex lens of crown glass. The Washington equatorial (shown in Plate LXIX.) has a clear aperture of 26 inches and a focal length of 31 feet 6 inches, its total length being 32 feet 6 inches. The rough glass for the object-lens was received by Messrs. Clark in December, 1871, and was ground, polished, and finished in November, 1872. Another year was required to finish the tube and complete the other parts of the instrument. The tube is of thin steel, in three pieces, and is mounted upon a pillar of brick supported by an arched foundation of bluestone, and capped by a block of sandstone weighing about two tons. The dome inclosing the instrument is 41 feet in diameter and 25 feet high. It rests upon a tower of equal diameter and 21 feet in hight. For lightness, and in order that the temperature may be maintain
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
al and customary, but they were sincere expressions of respect and gratitude. Chauncey M. Depew, in a eulogy on General Sherman at Albany, March 29, 1892, stated that at a notable gathering in New York (meaning the New England dinner at Delmonico's) Sumner attacked General Grant as a failure in civil affairs, covertly alluding to him in remarks on Miles Standish, and was replied to by General Sherman. The statement has no basis of fact. Sumner did not then or at any other time after November, 1872. make the slightest reference in public to General Grant. Nothing in the language of either Sumner or General Sherman justified the imputation. No one present, as General James Grant Wilson, one of the guests, certifies, suspected Sumner to have intended any such personal reference. It is surprising that Mr. Depew, who in the election of 1872 was himself bitterly personal against General Grant, should have put such a construction on the senator's speech. The passage of Mr. Depew's e
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register, Chapter 16: ecclesiastical History. (search)
C. 1860, was installed Dec. 13, 1870; he had previously been settled at Winchester, and more recently at Groveland, Mass. Deacons. Elected. Held office until Age. Ebenezer HoveyMay, 1865DiedMarch 25, 186665 Josiah SparrowMay, 1865ResignedNov. 1872 Jacob EatonDec. 1867 Simeon TaylorDec. 1867ResignedOct. 1869 Charles L. FessendenNov. 1872 Free Church of St. James.—The Parish of St. James, at North Cambridge, was organized on Christmas day, 1864, and from that time divine service wasNov. 1872 Free Church of St. James.—The Parish of St. James, at North Cambridge, was organized on Christmas day, 1864, and from that time divine service was regularly continued under the charge of Rev. Andrew Croswell, B. U. 1843, who was elected Rector at Easter, 1865, and remained in that office until Easter, 1871, when the failure of health compelled him to resign. He was succeeded by Rev. William H. Fultz (since deposed), whose connection with the church ceased in the summer of 1873. Rev. Theodosius S. Tyng, a graduate of Kenyon College, 1869, and of the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, 1874, took charge of the church Oct. 1, 1873, a
ted, Feb. 16, 1863 Martin Griffin appointed, May 1, 1879 Military Companies Ordered to train once a month, 1631 Military Companies One frightened by an eclipse of the moon, June 27, 1675 Boston, said to have twelve, Sep., 1773 Boston, said to have fourteen, Sep., 1842 Began recruiting for Mexican War, June, 1847 Began recruiting for the Rebellion, April, 1861 Had a champion drill on Boston Common, May 27, 1868 Aided the police ten days, at the great fire, Nov., 1872 Mill-Dam One where Causeway street now is, 1646 Built on the Back Bay, 1820 Road across, opened for travel, July 2, 1821 A public highway, tolls taken off, Dec. 8, 1868 Creek, where Blackstone street now is, 1646 Cross-works removed, Feb. 26, 1646 Canal closed at Hanover street, Oct. 16, 1826 Open south of Hanover street till April, 1834 North of Haymarket square, filled up, June, 1845 Pond. Between Haymarket square and Causeway streets, 1640 The marsh g
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
o do, and thereupon he was offered a position as courier for General Lee, but preferring to serve in the line, he obtained a transfer to cavalry, and continued in that branch of the army until the close of hostilities Then returning to Newberry county he engaged in farming until 1880, when he made his home at Greenville, still retaining, however, his agricultural interests, which are quite extensive and valuable, including some of the finest land in the cotton belt of South Carolina. In November, 1872, he was married to Eliza S. McKay, daughter of the late Robert S. McKay, and they have six children living: Octavia V., John H., Elizabeth C., Robert McK., Martha and Ferris M. Lieutenant Hezekiah D. Williamson, a native of Columbus county, N. C., born August 1, 1842, was a student in the seminary at Warsaw, that State, when the war made him a soldier. In the fall of 1861 he joined Company C, Twentieth North Carolina infantry, Col. Alfred Iverson commanding, and served as a private o
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