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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Second session meets......Dec. 3, 1877 President's message recommends resumption of specie payment, Jan. 1, 1879......Dec. 3, 1877 President and Mrs. Hayes celebrate their silver wedding at the White House......Dec. 31, 1877 About 100 lives, chiefly railroad engineers and artisans bound for Brazil, lost by wreck of the steamship Metropolis near Kitty Hawk, N. C.......Jan. 31, 1878 Greenback National Convention in Toledo, O., organizes a National Greenback party, with Judge Francis W. Hughes as president......Feb. 22, 1878 Bland silver bill, as amended, passed over the President's veto......Feb. 28, 1878 Benjamin F. Wade, born 1800, dies at Jefferson, O.......March 2, 1878 American register to be issued to, and naval officers detailed for, the Jeannette (fitted for a Polar expedition by James Gordon Bennett), by act......March 18, 1878 William M. Tweed, born 1823, dies in Ludlow Street jail, New York......April 12, 1878 Thomas W. Ferry chosen president pr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weed, Thurlow 1797-1882 (search)
oth State and national politics, and became known as the most adroit of party managers. He was an original leader of the Whig party, active in the election of Governor Seward in 1838 and 1840, in President Harrison's nomination in 1836 and election of 1840, in President Taylor's and General Scott's nominations in 1848 and 1852 respectively. He advocated the nomination of Seward for the Presidency in 1856 and 1860, and cordially supported Fremont and Lincoln. In 1861 he went to Europe with Archbishop Hughes and Bishop McIlvaine, under a commission from the national government, to endeavor to prevent foreign recognition of the Confederacy. On his return he settled in New York City, where he edited the Commercial Advertiser till ill-health caused his retirement in 1867. He published Letters from Europe and the West Indies, and Reminiscences in the Atlantic monthly in 1870. He died in New York City, Nov. 22, 1882. His Autobiography was published in Boston in 1833. Thurlow Weed.