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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bemis's Heights, battles of. (search)
sharp engagement, in which Morgan's horse was shot under him, the combatants withdrew to their respective lines. Meanwhile Burgoyne had moved rapidly upon the American centre and left. At the same time the vigilant Arnold attempted to turn the British right. Gates denied him reinforcements, and restrained him in every way in his power, and he failed. Masked by thick woods, neither party was now certain of the movements of the other, and they suddenly and unexpectedly met in a ravine at Freeman's farm, at which Burgoyne had halted. There they fought desperately for a while. Arnold was pressed back, when Fraser, by a quick movement, called up some German troops from the British centre to his aid. Arnold rallied his men, and with New England troops, led by Colonels Brooks, Dearborn, Scammel, Cilley, and Major Hull, he struck the enemy such heavy blows that his line began to wave and fall into confusion. General Phillips, below the heights, heard through the woods the dine of bat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carey, Matthew 1760-1839 (search)
Carey, Matthew 1760-1839 Publicist; born in Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 28, 1760; learned the business of printer and bookseller, and at the age of seventeen wrote and published a pamphlet on duelling. This was soon followed by an address to the Roman Catholics in Ireland on their oppressions by the penal code. This was so seditious and inflammatory that he was compelled to fly to Paris, but returned to Ireland in the course of a year, where, in 1783, he edited the Freeman's journal, and established the Volunteer's journal. Because of a violent attack on Parliament, he was confined in Newgate Prison; and after his release he sailed for the United States, arriving in Philadelphia, Nov. 15, 1784. There he started the Pennsylvania Herald, the first newspaper in the country that gave accurate reports of legislative proceedings. He was always aggressive with his pen. He fought a duel with Colonel Oswald, editor of a rival newspaper. He married in 1791, and began business as a booksell
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
he curia. Yet alongside of the Roman group called the curia there is a group whose name, the century, exactly translates the name of the Teutonic group; and, as Mr. Freeman says, it is difficult to believe that the Roman century did not at the outset in some way correspond to the Teutonic hundred as a stage in political organizatiorvivals from some prehistoric state of things; and whether they were originally applied to a hundred of houses, or of families, or of warriors, we do not know. Freeman, Comparative politics, 118. M. Geffroy, in his interesting essay on the Germania of Tacitus, suggests that the term canton may have a similar origin. Geffroy, ian federation, framed in 274 B. C., and the United States of America, there are some interesting points of resemblance which have been elaborately discussed by Mr. Freeman, in his History of federal government. About the same time the Aetolian League came into prominence in the north. Both these leagues were instances of true fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Freeman, Frederick 1800-1883 (search)
Freeman, Frederick 1800-1883 Clergyman; born in Sandwich, Mass., in 1800; was ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Plymouth, Mass., in 1823; subsequently took orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church. Among his works are a History of Cape Cod; Annals of Barnstable county; Genealogy of the Freeman family, etc. He died in Sandwich, Mass., in 1883.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lyon, Matthew 1746- (search)
but was cashiered for deserting his post. He served in the Northern Army awhile afterwards, and held the rank of colonel while serving as commissary-general of militia. In 1778 he was deputy secretary to the governor of Vermont; and after the war he built saw-mills and grist-mills, a forge, and a mill for manufacturing paper, where he had founded the town of Fairhaven, in Rutland county. Lyon served in the State legislature, and was a judge of Rutland county in 1786. He established the Freeman's Library (newspaper), which he conducted with ability. From 1797 to 1801 he was a member of Congress, and gave the vote which made Jefferson President of the United States. For a libel on President Adams, in 1798, he was confined four months in jail and fined $1,000. In 1801 he went to Kentucky, and represented that State in Congress from 1803 to 1811. Ruined pecuniarily by the building of gunboats for the War of 1812-15, he went to Arkansas, and was appointed territorial delegate to Co
We are under obligations to Mr. Frederick Freeman, of the Southern Express, for Petersburg papers of yesterday in advance of the mail.