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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Tennessee, (search)
bellAssumes officeOct., 1851 Andrew JohnsonAssumes officeOct., 1853 Isham G. HarrisAssumes officeOct., 1857 Andrew JohnsonAssumes officeprov. March 12, 1861 W. G. BrownlowAssumes officeApril, 1865 DeWitt C. SenterAssumes officeOct., 1869 John C. BrownAssumes officeOct., 1871 James D. Porter, JrAssumes officeJan., 1875 Albert S. MarksAssumes officeJan., 1879 Alvin HawkinsAssumes officeJan., 1881 William B. BateAssumes officeJan., 1883 Robert L. TaylorAssumes officeJan., 1887 John P. BuchananAssumes officeJan., 1891 Peter TurneyAssumes officeJan., 1893 H. Clay EvansAssumes officeJan., 1895 Robert L. TaylorAssumes officeJan., 1897 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1899 Benton McMillinAssumes officeJan., 1901 United States Senators. Name.No. of CongressTerm. William Blount4th to 5th1796 to 1797 William Cocke4th to 9th1796 to 1805 Joseph Anderson5th1797 to 1798 Andrew Jackson5th1797 to 1798 Daniel Smith5th1798 Joseph Anderson6th to 14th1799 to 1815 Daniel Smit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, Jacob 1810-1885 (search)
Thompson, Jacob 1810-1885 Lawyer; born in Caswell county, N. C., May 15, 1810; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1831. Admitted to the bar in 1834, he began the practice of law in Chickasaw county, Miss., in 1835. He was elected to Congress in 1839, and remained in that body until 1851. For several years he was chairman of the committee on Indian affairs, and he defended his adopted State when she repudiated her bonds. He was vehemently pro-slavery in his feelings, and was one of the most active disunionists in his State many years before the Civil War. He was Secretary of the Interior under President Buchanan, but resigned, Jan. 7, 1861, and entered into the services of the Confederacy. He was governor of Mississippi in 1862-64, and was then appointed Confederate commissioner in Canada. He died in Memphis, Tenn., March 24, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Twiggs, David Emanuel 1790-1862 (search)
l the National forces in that State, about 2,500 in number, and with them all the stores and munitions of war, valued, at their cost, at $1,200,000. He surrendered all the forts in his department. By this act Twiggs deprived the government of the most effective portion of the regular army. When the government heard of it, an order was issued (March 1) for his dismissal from the army of the United States for treachery to the flag of his country. Twiggs threatened, in a letter to the ex-President, to visit Buchanan in person, to call him to account for officially calling him a traitor. The betrayed troops, who, with most of their officers, remained loyal, were allowed to leave Texas, and went to the North, taking quarters in Fort Hamilton, at the entrance to New York Harbor. General Twiggs was then given an important position in the Confederate army, and was for a short time in command at New Orleans, resigning towards the close of 1861. He died in Augusta, Ga., Sept. 15, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ssion, convenes......Dec. 1, 1823 President Monroe, in his message, proclaims the Monroe doctrine ......Dec. 2, 1823 A resolution authorizing an embassy to Greece offered in the House by Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts......Dec. 8, 1823 [This resolution was defeated Jan. 26, 1824, although ably supported by Clay, Webster, and others. John Randolph opposed it in speeches full of sense and sarcasm.] Tariff (protective) bill brought before the House......Jan. 9, 1824 [Clay and Buchanan supported the bill, while Webster opposed it.] Congress by resolution offers the Marquis de Lafayette a ship to bring him to the United States, approved......Feb. 4, 1824 Act to survey routes for canals and roads......February, 1824 Ninian Edwards presents an address to the House bringing charges against Secretary Crawford. This is known as the A. B. Plot......April 19, 1824 Tariff bill approved......May 22, 1824 [37 per cent. was the average rate of duty.] Report of comm