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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 5 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coles, Edward 1786-1868 (search)
Coles, Edward 1786-1868 Governor; born in Albemarle county, Va., Dec. 15, 1786; graduated at William and Mary College in 1807; went to Russia on a confidential diplomatic mission for the United States government in 1817. He removed to Edwardsville, Ill., in 1819, and freed all the slaves which he had inherited, giving to the head of each family 160 acres of land. He was governor of Illinois from 1823 to 1826, and during his term of office he prevented the slavery party from obtaining control of the State. Later he settled in Philadelphia, Pa., and in 1856 read a History of the ordinance of 1787 before the Pennsylvania Historical Society. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 7, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Illinois. (search)
national government (to Dec. 1, 1864) 197,364 troops. In 1899 the equalized valuations of taxable property aggregated $953,099,574; and in 1900 the entire bonded debt consisted of $18,500 in bonds, which had ceased to draw interest and never been presented for payment. The population in 1890 was 3,826,351; in 1900, 4,821,550. See United States, Illinois, vol. IX. Territorial Governor. Ninian EdwardscommissionedApril 24, 1809 State governors. Shadrach 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
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Timby, Theodore Ruggles 1822- (search)
Timby, Theodore Ruggles 1822- Inventor; born in Dover, N. Y., April 5, 1822. He conceived the idea of a revolving turret for military purposes when he was a lad. At the age of nineteen he made a model, and at the beginning of 1843 filed his first caveat in the United States Patent Office. He obtained other patents for improvements, and received for his invention the official sanction of the national government several years before the time when Captain Coles, of the British navy, claims to have invented the turret. When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Timby perfected his invention and obtained a fifth patent —a broad one—for it was for a revolving tower for offensive or defensive warfare, whether used on land or water. The constructors of monitors, after the affray with the Merrimac, recognized the validity of Mr. Timby's claim, and paid him a liberal sum for the right to use his invention. He also invented the American turbine water-wheel and the method of firing ordnance by e
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
it may be said that Lovejoy was sacrificed on Southern soil. All the towns along the Mississippi were frequented by Southerners, often largely settled by them. Little more than a dozen years had elapsed since the strenuous exertions of Governor Edward Coles had barely defeated the attempt of the Southern element in Illinois to legalize slavery by Washburne's Sketch of Edward Coles, p. 190. amending the constitution. Alton, situated in the southern half of the State, opposite the slave-cursEdward Coles, p. 190. amending the constitution. Alton, situated in the southern half of the State, opposite the slave-cursed shore of Missouri and not far from St. Louis, in intimate commercial relations with the cotton-growing districts, was, though owing its prosperity, and even a certain reputation for philanthropy, to Eastern settlers, predominantly Southern in tone. Southern divines helped to harden Tanner's Martyrdom of Lovejoy, p. 125. public sentiment against the further countenance or toleration of Lovejoy; Southern doctors took an active part in the mob, and one of them perhaps fired the murderous shot.
1; d. Baraboo, Wis., June 17, 1866], 2.348. Coe, William, Rev., supporter of G., 2.269, 287, summoned to Chardon St. Convention, 424. Coffin, Joshua [b. Newbury, Mass., Oct. 12, 1792; d. June 24, 1864], historian of Newbury, 1.222, teacher, 273, 275; part in founding New Eng. A. S. Society, 278, 280, 281; helps edit Lib., 283; delegate to Nat. A. S. Convention, 395, 398, 399; agent of Lib., 429.—Portrait in Harper's Magazine, 51.176. Coffin, Peter, 1.222. Cogswell, Francis, 2.172. Coles, Edward [b. Albemarle Co., Va., Dec. 15, 1786; d. Philadelphia, July 7, 1868], 2.186.— Portrait in Life by Washburne. Collier, William, Rev., founds National Philanthropist, 1.80, 13, entertains Lundy, 92, 93, founds American Manufacturer, and lodges Whittier, 115, lodges G., 123, and Knapp, 220. Collins, Charles, 1.264. Collins, John A., Andover student, 2.277; Gen. Agent Mass. A. S. S., 292, plans steamboat delegation, 346, 348; calls Chardon St. Convention, 422; sent abroad to rai
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Constitution and the Constitution. (search)
nk of for them. For, he said; on this broad continent, not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours. Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you. From an early period in Illinois there had existed a system of indenture and registration, whereby the services of negroes were bought and sold. At December term, 1828, it was held that registered servants are goods and chattels and can be sold on execution. The system had a strong opponent in Edward Coles, who, in the words of Nicolay, though a Virginian, waged relentless war against it, beginning his reform in his own slaves. Where are the paeans of praise to him? The paeans are reserved for another who begins and continues his reforms in some other man's house. On the 12th of February, 1853, an act was passed, making it a crime for a negro to come, or be brought, into the State, providing that any such negro who remained therein ten days should be fined fifty dollars, and in case of i