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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
either of the candidates; and when the votes of the Electoral College were counted, it was found that the choice of President devolved upon the House of Representatives. In February, 1825, that body chose John Quincy Adams President, and John C. Calhoun Vice-President. Mr. Adams received the votes of 13 States on the first ballot, General Jackson 7 States, and Mr. Crawford 4 States. Mr. Calhoun received the votes of 182 of the electors, against 78 for all others. The Electoral College had giMr. Calhoun received the votes of 182 of the electors, against 78 for all others. The Electoral College had given Jackson the largest vote of any candidate --99--and Adams 84. See cabinet, President's. In 1831 Mr. Adams was elected to Congress. and was continued in it by successive elections until his death, which occurred suddenly in the Capitol, on Feb. 23, 1848. His last words were, This is the last of earth; I an content. Mr. Adams was a ripe scholar, an able diplomatist, a life-long opponent of human slavery, a bold and unflinching advocate for its abolition. When he was eighty years of ag
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Benton, Thomas Hart, -1858 (search)
izure, made by virtue of a treaty with Texas, when no Texan force — witness the disastrous expeditions to Mier and to Santa Fe have been seen near it without being killed or taken, to the last man? The treaty, in all that relates to the boundary of the Rio Grande, is an act of unparalleled outrage on Mexico. It is the seizure of 2,000 miles of her territory without a word of explanation with her, and by virtue of a treaty with Texas, to which she is no l)arty. Our Secretary of State (Mr. Calhoun), in his letter to the United States charge in Mexico, and seven days after the treaty was signed, and after the Mexican minister had withdrawn from our seat of government, shows full well that he was conscious of the enormity of the outrage, knew it was war, and proffered volunteer. apologies to avert the consequences which he knew he had provoked. The President, in his special message of Wednesday last, informs us that we have acquired a title to the ceded territories by his signatu
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 2: (search)
J. Dennis, James Gardner, H. Bussey, W. H. Renfroe (killed) and I. D. Graham; Adjt. I. B. Pye; Commissary J. M. Zachry, in place of Thomas Bacon (killed); Quartermaster G. B. Buchanan; Captains (A) W. E. Dougherty, in place of Carr (died); (B) J. J. Allen; (C) J. W. Murray, W. W. Johnson and Thomas Grace; (D) George Latham; (E) Abercrombie; (F) Edwards; (G) M. L. Billingsley; (H) R. A. Harkie, in place of Delamar (killed); (I) J. D. Graham, in place of Lee (killed), and later Baxley; (K) C. Calhoun. The Twenty-eighth regiment Georgia volunteers organized with T. J. Warthen as colonel; George A. Hall, lieutenant-colonel; J. G. Cain, major; J. W. Robinson, adjutant. The captains were Tully Graybill (A), E. B. Hook (B), Wm. P. Crawford (C), N. J. Garrison (D), George R. Moore (E), Jesse Burtz (F), John Hill, Jr. (G), Wm. L. Johnson (H), Isaac F. Adkins (I), John N. Wilcox (K). The Twenty-eighth went to Virginia in time to share in the battles around Richmond; remained with the army