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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Caesar A. RodneyJan. 28,1807 William Pinkney Dec. 11,1811 Richard Rush Feb. 10,1814 William WirtNov.13,1817 John M. BerrienMarch 9,1829 Roger B. TaneyJuly 20,1831 Benjamin F. ButlerNov. 15,1833 Felix Grundy July 5,1838 Henry D. GilpinJan. 11,1840 John J. Crittenden March 5,1841 Hugh S. LegareSept.13,1841 John Nelson July 1,1843 John Y. MasonMarch 6,1845 Nathan Clifford Oct. 17,1846 Isaac Toucey June 21,1848 Reverdy Johnson March 8,1849 John J. Crittenden July 22,1850 Caleb Cushing March 7,1853 Jeremiah S. BlackMarch 6,1857 Edwin M. StantonDec. 20,1860 Edward Bates March 5,1861 Titian J. Coffey, ad interim.June 22,1863 James Speed Dec. 2,1864 Henry Stanbery July 23,1866 William M. EvartsJuly 15,1868 E. Rockwood HoarMarch 5,1869 Amos T. Ackerman June 23,1870 George H. WilliamsDec. 14,1871 Edwards Pierrepont April26,1875 Alphonso Taft May 22,1876 Charles Devens March12,1877 Wayne MacVeagh March 5,1881 Benjamin H. BrewsterDec. 19,1881 Name.Appoi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charleston, S. C. (search)
e bar, and the last sail was seen like a white speck just as the sun went down. The Democratic convention. On April 23, 1860, about 600 representatives of the Democratic party assembled in convention in the hall of the South Carolina Institute in Charleston, and chose Caleb Cushing (q. v.), of Massachusetts, their chairman. From the first hour of the session knowing ones discovered omens of an impending tempest, which might topple from its foundations their political organization. Mr. Cushing's opening address to the convention pleased them. In it he declared it to be the mission of the Democratic party to reconcile popular freedom with constituted order, and to maintain the sacred reserved rights of the sovereign States. He charged the Republicans with laboring to overthrow the Constitution. He declared that the Republicans were aiming to produce a perpetual sectional conspiracy, which would hurry the country on to civil war, and that it was the high and noble part of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
public fast.—26. This day was observed as a festival in Louisiana, by proclamation of Governor Hahn, in honor of the emancipation acts in Missouri and Tennessee.—Feb. 1. The legislature of Illinois ratified the emancipation amendment to the national Constitution; the first to do so. John S. Rock, a negro of pure blood, admitted to practise as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of the United States; the first.—2. Gen. Robert E. Lee made commander-in-chief of the Confederate forces.—4. Lieutenant-Commander Cushing, with fifty-one men, in four boats, destroyed cotton valued at $15,000 at All Saints, N. C.—5. Harry Gilmor's camp broken up and himself captured at Moorefield, W. Va., by Lieutenant-Colonel Whittaker, who marched over mountains and across streams filled with floating ice—140 miles in forty-eight hours—with 300 picked cavalry for the purpose.—6. A number of soldiers in Early's army send a petition to Jefferson Davis to stop the war.—7. The Confederate Senate rejected
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cushing, Caleb 1800-1879 (search)
Cushing, Caleb 1800-1879 Jurist; born in Salisbury, Mass., Jan. 17, 1800; graduated at Harvard University in 1817; became a distinguished lawyer, in which profession he began practice at Newburyport, Mass. He served in the State legislature, and was in Congress from 1835 to 1843, as a Whig Representative, when, with Mr. Tylerive member of the Democratic party. President Tyler sent him as commissioner to China, where, in 1844, he negotiated an important treaty. He advocated the Caleb Cushing. policy of war with Mexico, and led a regiment to the field. In 1853 President Pierce called Mr. Cushing to his cabinet as Attorney-General. In 1860 he was pMr. Cushing to his cabinet as Attorney-General. In 1860 he was president of the Democratic convention at Charleston. In 1866 he was one of three commissioners appointed to codify the laws of the United States; in 1871 was one of the counsel on the part of the United States before the Geneva Arbitration Tribunal; and in 1873-77 was minister to Spain. He died in Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 2, 1879
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
at Baltimore pursuant to adjournment......June 18, 1860 After some days of debate over credentials of delegates, many delegates withdraw, and the chairman, Caleb Cushing, of Massachusetts, resigns. David Tod, of Ohio, is chosen chairman, and balloting begins......June 22, 1860 [On the second ballot Stephen A. Douglas, of Ily Confederates from Canada......Oct. 19, 1864 Confederates under Price enter Linn county, Kan......Oct. 23, 1864 Confederate ram Albemarle blown up by Lieutenant Cushing, U. S. N., at Plymouth, N. C.......Oct. 27, 1864 Battle of Hatcher's Run, Va.......Oct. 27, 1864 Nevada, the thirty-sixth State in order, admitted int. 13, 1862......Dec. 17, 1878 Bayard Taylor, born 1825, dies at Berlin, Germany......Dec. 19, 1878 Government resumes specie payment......Jan. 1, 1879 Caleb Cushing, born 1800, dies at Newburyport, Mass......Jan. 2, 1879 Potter committee of House of Representatives begins the cipher despatches inquiry at Washington.....