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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaines, Myra Clark 1805-1813 (search)
Gaines, Myra Clark 1805-1813 Claimant; wife of Edmund Pendleton Gaines; daughter of Daniel Clark, who was born in Sligo, Ireland, and emigrated to New Orleans, where Myra was born in 1805. Her father inherited a large estate from his uncle in 1799, and died in New Orleans, Aug. 16, 1813, devising all his property to his mother, Mary Clark. Myra married first W. W. Whitney in 1832, and on his death General Gaines in 1839. She claimed the estate of her father, who was reputed a bachelor at the time of his death, and after a litigation of over fifty years she succeeded in establishing her rights. She died in New Orleans, Jan. 9, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
or Altgeld pardoned all the anarchists (Schwab, Neebe, and Fielden) in prison, June 26, 1893.] City of New Orleans against administratrix of the estate of Myra Clark Gaines, deceased, Jan. 9, 1885, in Supreme Court of United States; judgment against the city for over $500,000......May 13, 1889 [About 1836 Myra Clark Gaines fiMyra Clark Gaines filed a bill in equity to recover real estate in the possession of the city of New Orleans. Her father, Daniel Clark, who died in New Orleans a reputed bachelor, Aug. 16, 1813, by will dated May 20, 1811, gave the property to his mother, and by memorandum for a will (which was never found) made in 1813, gave it to his daughter Myra.ans, rendered a decision which recognized the probate of the will of 1813, in April, 1877; an appeal was taken, and in 1883 judgment was again given in favor of Mrs. Gaines for $1,925,667 and interest. The final appeal, June, 1883, resulted as above. In 1861 the value of the property was estimated at $35,000,000.] Dr. Patrick
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
kills the helmsman......April 25, 1806 Great Britain issues an Order in council declaring the whole coast of Europe, from the Elbe to Brest, in France, under blockade......May 16, 1806 Napoleon issues the Berlin Decree......Nov. 21, 1806 Second session convenes......Dec. 1, 1806 Treaty with Great Britain signed by commissioners, but the President did not even send it to the Senate......Dec. 3, 1806 Aaron Burr's supposed conspiracy culminates......1806 Burr arrested by Lieutenant Gaines, near Fort Stoddart, Ala.......Feb. 19, 1807 Act to prohibit import of slaves from Jan. 1, 1808, passes the House, Feb. 7, 1807, by 113 to 5; approved......March 2, 1807 Duty on salt repealed......March 3, 1807 Ninth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1807 Burr brought to Richmond, Va., early in......March, 1807 His trial for treason begins there......May 22, 1807 British frigate Leopard, fifty guns, Captain Humphreys, fires into the United States frigate Chesapeake, Com
o two more interesting or peculiar cases than those of Madame Paterson Bonaparte, and of Mrs. Myra Clark Gaines, both of which have, for many years, occupied prominent positions before, not only the lan- other wife living, espoused herself. The marriage was kept secret, and in 1806 Myra, now Mrs. Gaines, was born. Being naturally destrous of having her connection with Clark a publicly acknowledsband died, but she remarried, and in so doing enlisted a powerful auxiliary in the person of Gen. Gaines, who believed in her legitimacy and aided her with all his might. It would be wearisome merethe various legal struggles, the attempted social ostracisms, the treacheries, experienced by Mrs. Gaines in this work of her lifetime. She sued in numerous courts, and with varied success, until heand patient hearing, she has obtained her victory. The Court has unanimously decided that Myra Clark Gaines is the only legitimate child of Daniel Clark, and that, as such, she is entitled to all th
Mrs. Myra Clark Gaines. --Mrs. Myra Gaines is thus described, as she appeared at a late Presidential levee, leaning on the arm of a young gentleman, a relative of her family: Her figure is short and slight; her weight, perhaps, one hundred pounds. She were a Quaker-colored watered silk dress, cut low over a full bust; the very short sleeves revealed a finely-proportioned and fair white arm, that would have graced the belle of the assembly. Though her age is about fifty, no one would estimate it over thirty-five. She wore bright gold bracelets upon her wrists,--Her hair, which is black and glossy, was confined in a netting of gold lace, and two long bright curis fell one upon either shoulder. Her eyes are black, restleas, and expressive. Two small ostrich plumes — of white and blue-- were partially concealed in the dark folds of her hair. Her step is elastic, her manner graceful. She is very conversational with her acquaintances, and her countenance indicates unusual intell
Noble letter from Mrs. Gaines. --The New York Herald, with its characteristic mendacity, lately announced that Mrs. Gen. Gaines, on her return from the South to Washington, spoke deprecatingly of the Confederate cause; and the attention of that lady having been called to the statement, she writes the following letter to the BMrs. Gen. Gaines, on her return from the South to Washington, spoke deprecatingly of the Confederate cause; and the attention of that lady having been called to the statement, she writes the following letter to the Baltimore Exchange: Washington, D. C., Aug. 13, 1861. To the Editors of the Exchange: My attention has been recently called to several newspaper notice in reference to my late visit South, wherein I am made to give utterance to certain opinions with regard to the state of things there. Deeming it due to truth, to far as I saw and heard, I had no doubt but they would stand by opinion to the last, and would sooner perish than be subdued. These were the sentiments that met me everywhere through my journey South, as I frankly stated to my friends since my arrival here, in answer to their inquiries. Very respectfully, Myra Clark Gaines.