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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
would confer a favor by informing us without delay. Our Bound volumes (3 of which are now ready), are very neatly gotten up, and we are not surprised that many subscribers prefer to take their nurmbers found, rather than in pamphlet form. We would advise all such, however, to send their orders (and the money) tn advance, as we may not be able hereafter to supply bound volumes to any save those who have so ordered them. We now have on hand a number of bound volumes for 1876, and for January to June, 1877, and we ask our friends to assist us in securing orders for them. We can also supply our little volume on A Confederate View of the Treatment of Prisoners . We beg our friends to interest themselves in placing these volumes on the shelves of public libraries in all parts of the country. College libraries, Y. M. C. A. libraries, and others would be glad to purchase these books if their attention were called to them. Contributions to our Archives are always acceptable, a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
Belknap, opened a correspondence with our Society, as the result of an interview which the Secretary of the Society had with his private secretary (Dr. Barnard). This correspondence resulted in nothing, as the Secretary of War insisted upon our simply giving him copies of such parts of our archives as he might desire without any equivalent, and our Committee, on the other hand, were unwilling that the reciprocity should all be on one side, and insisted upon an exchange of documents. In January, 1877, Dr. Barnard, by the direction of the then Secretary of War, Hon. Don. Cameron, reopened the correspondence; but as no better terms were offered us we again declined to turn over our archives to the inspection and use of the War Department unless there should be full reciprocation. The course of the War Department very naturally excited the fear that there was no purpose to deal fairly with Confederate documents in the proposed publication of the Official history of the Rebellion.
t in the bombardment. They both struck torpedoes, and went to the bottom on Apalachie bar; thenceforward the fleet made no further attempt to encounter the almost certain destruction which they saw awaited any vessel which might attempt to enter the torpedo-guarded waters. But many were sunk when least expecting it. Some went down long after the Confederate forces had evacuated Mobile. The Tecumseh was probably sunk, says Major General D. H. Maury, Southern Historical Society Papers, January, 1877. on her own torpedo. While steaming in lead of Farragut's fleet she carried a torpedo affixed to a spar, which projected some twenty feet from her bows; she proposed to use this torpedo against the Tennessee, our only formidable ship; while passing Fort Morgan, however, a shot from that fort cut away the stays by which the torpedo was secured; it then doubled under her and, exploding fairly under the bottom of the ill-fated ship, she careened and sank instantly in ten fathoms of water.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
drach Bondassumes office1818 Edward Coles1822 Ninian Edwards1826 John Reynolds1830 William L. D. Ewingacting1834 Joseph Duncanassumes office1834 Thomas Carlin1838 Thomas Ford1842 Augustus C. French1846 Joel A. Matteson1853 William H. Bissell1857 John WoodactingMarch 18, 1860 Richard Yatesassumes officeJanuary, 1861 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1865 John M. PalmerJanuary, 1869 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1873 John L. BeveridgeactingMarch 4, 1873 Shelby M. Cullomassumes officeJanuary, 1877 John M. HamiltonactingFeb. 7, 1883 Richard J. OglesbyJanuary, 1885 Joseph W. FiferJanuary, 1889 John P. AltgeldJanuary, 1893 John R. TannerJanuary, 1897 Richard YatesJanuary, 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Ninian Edwards15th to 18th1818 to 1824 Jesse B. Thomas15th to 19th1818 to 1826 John McLean18th to 20th1824 to 1830 Elias Kent Kane19th to 23d1826 to 1835 David J. Baker21st1830 John M. Robinson21st to 27th1831 to 1841 William L. D. Ewing24th18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
Noah Nobleassumes officeDec. 7, 1831 David Wallaceassumes officeDec. 6, 1837 Samuel Biggerassumes officeDec. 9, 1840 James Whitcombassumes officeDec. 6, 1843 Joseph A. Wrightassumes officeDec. 6, 1849 Ashbel P. Willardassumes officeJan. 12, 1857 Abraham A. Hammondassumes officeOct. 1860 Henry S. Laneelected U. S. SenatorJan. 1861 Oliver P. Mortonassumes officeJan. 1861 Conrad Bakerassumes officeJan. 1867 Thomas A. Hendricksassumes officeJan. 1873 James D. Williamsassumes officeJan. 1877 Albert G. Porterassumes officeJan. 1881 Isaac P. Grayassumes officeJan. 1885 Alvin P. Hovey(died in office)Jan. 1889 Ira J. Chase, lieut.-gov.actingNov. 1891 Claude Matthewsassumes officeJan. 1, 1893 James A. Mountassumes officeJan. 1897 Winfield T. Durbinassumes officeJan. 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. James Noble14th to 22d1816 to 1831 Waller Taylor14th to 19th1816 to 1825 William Hendricks19th to 24th1825 to 1837 Robert Hanna22d1831 to 1832 Joh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
a6100 Lost Atlantic steamships. Name of Vessel.Owners.Nationality.Persons on Board.Date of Leaving Port. PresidentBritish and American S. N. CompanyBritish136March 11, 1841 PacificCollins LineAmerican240Sept. 23, 1856 TempestAnchor LineBritish150Feb. 26, 1857 United KingdomAnchor LineBritish 80April 17, 1868 City of BostonInman LineBritish177Jan. 28, 1870 ScanderiaAnglo Egyptian LineBritish 38Oct. 8, 1872 IsmailiaAnchor LineBritish 52Sept. 27, 1873 ColomboWilson LineBritish44January, 1877 Herman LudwigGerman50Sept. 28, 1878 HomerBritish43Dec. 17, 1878 ZanzibarBritish48Jan. 11, 1879 SurbitonBritish33Feb. 18 1879 BcrniciaBritish45March 19, 1879 City of LimerickBritish43Jan. 8, 1881 City of LondonBritish41Nov. 13, 1881 Straits of DoverBritish27Jan. 3, 1883 ConistonBritish27Dec. 24, 1884 FerwoodBritish25Jan. 20, 1885 PrestonBritish29Jan. 20, 1885 ClandonBritish27Jan. 24, 1885 HumberBritish56Feb. 15, 1885 ErinNational Line British72Dec. 31, 1889 ThanemorcJohnsto
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Telephone, the (search)
..July, 1875 Elisha Gray files his caveat for an invention to transmit the tones of the human voice through a telegraphic circuit, etc......Feb. 14, 1876 Professor Bell publicly explains his method before the American Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston......May 10, 1876 Bell's telephone exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia, Pa.......June, 1876 Iron diaphragm first used by Bell......June 30, 1876 Edison's carbon, loud-speaking telephone invented......January, 1877 Professor Bell exhibits at the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass., his telephone, using a powerful horseshoe magnet, by which a short speech, shouted into a similar telephone in Boston, 16 miles distant, is distinctly audible to an audience of 600 persons in Salem......Feb. 12, 1877 First-known telephone line connects the office of Charles Williams, electrician, in Boston, and his house in Somerville......April, 1877 First telephone exchange established in Boston, Mass......1877 O
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
1849 E. M. Peaseassumes office1853 State governors—Continued. H. R. Runnelsassumes officeDec., 1857 Samuel Houstonassumes officeDec., 1859 Edward Clarkassumes officeMarch 20, 1861 F. R. Lubbockassumes officeDec., 1861 P. Hurrahassumes officeDec., 1863 A. J. Hamiltonassumes officeJuly 21, 1865 J. W. Throckmortonassumes officeAug. 13, 1866 E. M. Peaseassumes officeJuly 30, 1867 E. J. Davisassumes officeJan., 1870 Richard Cokeassumes officeJan., 1874 R. B. Hubbardassumes officeJan., 1877 Oran M. Robertsassumes officeJan., 1879 John Irelandassumes officeJan., 1883 Lawrence S. Rossassumes officeJan., 1887 James S. Hoggassumes officeJan., 1891 James S. Hoggassumes officeJan., 1893 Charles A. Culbersonassumes officeJan., 1895 Charles A. Culbersonassumes officeJan., 1897 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1899 Joseph D. Sayersassumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Samuel Houston29th to 36th1846 to 1859 Thomas J. Rusk29th to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
at Jacksonville......Jan. 20, 1875 At a special election, amendments to the constitution are ratified by the people......May 4, 1875 After the November Presidential election three sets of certificates of electoral votes were sent to Washington: (1) that of Republican electors, signed by Governor Stearns; (2) that of Democratic electors, signed by Attorney-General Cocke; (3) that of Democratic electors made under act of the legislature and signed by Governor Drew......December, 1876-January, 1877 Act authorizing State adjutant-general to lease convicts......March 3, 1877 Convention of colored men at Tallahassee addresses the colored people of the State on education and acquiring homesteads and fostering habits of industry and sobriety......July 4, 1877 Governor Drew procures conveyance to the State of nearly 1,800,000 acres of government land under act of Congress relating to swamp and overflowed lands......1880 State sells 4,000,000 acres of State land south of Ocal
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Lowell (search)
one of the Hayes electors should cast his vote for General Bristow, which would throw the election of President into the House of Representatives; and he endeavored to persuade Lowell to do this. Lowell went so far as to take legal advice on the subject, but his counsellor informed him that since the election of John Quincy Adams it had been virtually decided that an elector must cast his vote according to the ticket on which he was chosen. When the electors met at the Parker House in January, 1877, Lowell deposited his ballot for Hayes and Wheeler, and the slight applause that followed showed that his colleagues were conscious of the position he had assumed. When President Hayes appointed Lowell to be Minister to Spain, Lowell remarked that he did not see why it should have come to him. It really came to him through his friend E. R. Hoar, of Concord, who was brother-in-law to Secretary Evarts. His friends wondered that he should accept the position, but the truth was that Lowe
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