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i. The era of Slave-hunting. Fugitive Slave law John Van Buren Judge Grier R. R. Sloane Margaret Garner Anthony Burns--the flaunting lie National party Platforms of 1852 Gen. Scott election of Pierce and King. but, whatever theo, was rescued and escaped. In other cases, however, and conspicuously in those of Thomas Sims April 12, 1851. and Anthony Burns, May 27, 1854. the State and City authorities, the Judiciary, the Military, the merchants, and probably a decided eof at least $20,000 was shamefully squandered or embezzled, as $2,000 would have amply sufficed. The surrender of Anthony Burns probably excited more feeling than that of any other alleged fugitive, in that it attained unusual publicity, and toosouri compact having recently been consummated in the passage and Presidential approval of the Kansas-Nebraska bill — Anthony Burns having been adjudged a fugitive at Boston, President Pierce ordered the U. S. cutter Morris to take him from that cit
52-3; 618. Burnett, Henry C., of Ky., 304; 496; 555; becomes a member of the Rebel Congress and a Senator on the same day, 617. Burnett, L. W., of N. J., letter from Gov. Price to, 439. Burnett, Thos. L., of Ky., Rebel Congress, 617. Burns, Anthony, the case of, 215; 220. Burns, Wm., makes a speech at Baltimore, 462. Burnside, Col., at Bull Run, 541. burrow, B., of Ark., in Dem. Convention, 315. Burt, Col., (Rebel,) killed at Ball's Bluff, 624. Burt, Gen. Armistead, Burns, Wm., makes a speech at Baltimore, 462. Burnside, Col., at Bull Run, 541. burrow, B., of Ark., in Dem. Convention, 315. Burt, Col., (Rebel,) killed at Ball's Bluff, 624. Burt, Gen. Armistead, Of S. C., 196; 378. Burton, Gov. Wm., of Del., Message, 350; 460-61. Butler, Andrew P., of S. C., denounces Clay's Compromise measures, 205; 299. Butler, Pierce, of S. C., remarks on the adoption of the Constitution, 45, 47. Butler, Gen. Benjamin F., in the Charleston Convention, 311; 318; arrives in Maryland with the 8th Mass., 468; at Annapolis, 469-70: takes possession of Baltimore, 471; born in Liberia, 508; 528; seizes Geo. P. Kane, 529; commands the Hatteras expedition, 599; 6
re only equalled by the Yankee editors in deeds of valor. Let war be breathed, and they first swear to a man that they are ready and anxious to exterminate creation, whilst the latter, not content, like Alexander, to sigh for more worlds to conquer, threaten to destroy the laws of gravity and lay violent hands upon the whole planetary system. Yet, these war mandarins are all members of the Peace Society, and would no more think of resenting a blow on the cheek, the seduction of a wife, or the dishonor of a daughter, than they would of flying. We have not forgotten how all Massachusetts collected in Boston when Anthony Burns was to be delivered to his Virginia master, and swore that it should not be done. A single file of soldiers, however, marched the fugitive from State street to the lower end of Long Wharf, through miles of streets packed with valorous fanatics, who did nothing but sing old Puritan hymns, with a most hideous and barbarous disregard to metre.--Richmond Examiner
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burns, Anthony, (search)
Burns, Anthony, Negro slave; was seized in Boston, as a fugitive slave, May 27, 1854. After a judicial hearing he was remanded to slavery and was taken to the wharf and shipped South under a strong guard to prevent his rescue by anti-sla-very sympathizers. The event created great excitement, and subsequently his freedom was purchased by a subscription raised in Boston, and after his release he settled in Canada.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Parker, Theodore 1810- (search)
ch, in November, 1852, occupied Music Hall for the first time. Parker became the most famous preacher of his time. His place of worship was always crowded, and people came from all parts of the country to hear him. He urgently opposed the war with Mexico as a scheme for the extension of slavery; was an early advocate of temperance and anti-slavery measures; and after the passage of the fugitive slave law he was one of its most uncompromising opponents. So marked was his sympathy for Anthony Burns, the seized fugitive slave at Boston (January, 1854), as to cause his indictment and trial for a violation of the fugitive slave law. It was quashed. In 1859 hemorrhage of the lungs terminated his public career. He sailed first to Santa Cruz, thence to Europe, spending the winter Theodore Parker. of 1859-60 in Rome, whence, in April, he set out for home, but only reached Florence, where he died, May 10, 1860. He bequeathed 13,000 valuable books to the Public Library of Boston. Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
your slaves for you. Every slave sent back from a Northern State is a fresh oath of the South that she would secede. Our fathers trusted to the promise that this race should be left under the influence of the Union, until, in the maturity of time, the day should arrive when they would be lifted into the sunlight of God's equality. I claim it of South Carolina. By virtue of that pledge she took Boston and put a rope round her neck in that infamous compromise which consigned to slavery Anthony Burns. I demand the fulfilment on her part even of that infamous pledge. Until South Carolina allows me all the influence that 19,000,000 of Yankee lips, asking infinite questions, have upon the welfare of those 4,000,000 of bondsmen, I deny her right to secede. Seventy years has the Union postponed the negro. For seventy years has he been beguiled with the promise, as she erected one bulwark after another around slavery, that he should have the influence of our common institutions. I k
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Savage's Station, battle at (1862) (search)
general command of Sumner. There they were assailed by a Confederate force under Magruder, who first attacked Sedgwick at about 9 A. M. on June 29. He was easily repulsed. Supposing the Nationals to be advancing, he sent to Huger for aid; but finding they were only a covering party, these troops did not join him. By a misconception of an order the National line had been weakened, and at 4 P. M. Magruder fell upon the Unionists with much violence. He was again repulsed by the brigades of Burns, Brooke, and Hancock. The 69th New York and the batteries of Pettit, Osborn, and Bramhall then took an effective part in the action, and the battle raged furiously until 8 or 9 P. M., when Magruder recoiled. He had expected aid from Jackson, but was disappointed. Darkness put an end to the battle. Covered by French's brigade, the National troops fell back to White Oak Swamp, and by 5 A. M. the next day they were beyond the creek, and the bridge, over which nearly the whole Army of the P
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
ing Maria A. Bickford......1846 [Acquitted on the plea that the murder was committed while he was sleep-walking.] Dr. John W. Webster, for the murder of Dr. George W. Parkman in the Medical College, Boston, Nov. 23, 1849. Webster partly burns his victim. The remains identified by a set of false teeth. Webster convicted and hanged; trial......March 19-30, 1850 Catherine N. Forrest v. Edwin Forrest; divorce and alimony granted to Mrs. Forrest......Dec. 16, 1851–Jan. 26, 1852 Anthony Burns, fugitive-slave case, Boston......May 27-31, 1854 Dr. Stephen T. Beale, ether case......1855 United States v. Henry Hertz et al., for hiring and retaining persons to go out of the United States to enlist in the British foreign legion for the Crimea: tried in the district court of the United States for eastern district of Pennsylvania......1855 Slave case in Cincinnati, O. (see Harper's magazine, vol. XII., p. 691)......April, 1856 James P. Casey, for shooting James King, o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
grant Aid Society organized by Eli Thayer, and incorporated (to aid emigration to Kansas)......April 20, 1854 Kansas–Nebraska bill taken up in the House......May 8, 1854 Bill passes the House as an original measure, by 112 to 99......May 24, 1854 It passes the Senate, 35 to 13, and approved......May 30, 1854 [The Missouri Compromise measures of 1820 repealed by section 14 of this act.] President Pierce issues a proclamation against the invasion of Cuba......May 31, 1854 Anthony Burns, arrested as a slave at Boston, Mass., is taken by the revenue cutter Morris, by order of President Pierce, conveyed to Norfolk, Va., and delivered to his alleged master, a Mr. Suttle......June 2, 1854 Treaty with Great Britain, reciprocity; the fishery difficulty settled......June 5, 1854 George N. Hollins, commander of the ship Cyane, bombards and destroys the small town of Greytown on the Mosquito coast, Central America......June 13, 1854 [This was an attempt to obtain redre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
enty......Oct. 24, 1852 Law fixing the hours of labor for a day, from Oct. 1, 1853, to April 1, 1854, at twelve hours; from April 1, 1854, until Oct. 1, 1854, at eleven hours; and after Oct. 1, 1854, at ten hours......May 17, 1853 New constitution framed by a convention met at Boston, May 7, 1853; completes its work......Aug. 1, 1853 [Submitted to the people, but not ratified.] Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society organized by Eli Thayer, and incorporated......April 20, 1854 Anthony Burns seized as a slave at Boston......May 27, 1854 [He is remanded to slavery, and, under a strong guard to prevent his release, is taken to the wharf and shipped South. He was subsequently liberated by purchase, and settled in Canada.] A convention in Worcester declares in favor of a new political organization, to be called the Republican party......July 20, 1854 State convention of the Republican party, held at Worcester, nominates Henry Wilson for governor and Increase Sumner for
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