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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electoral commission. (search)
to be presided over by the associate justice longest in commission. After much debate, the bill passed both Houses. It became a law, by the signature of the President, Jan. 29, 1877. The next day the two Houses each selected five of its members to serve on the Electoral Commission, the Senate members being George F. Edmunds (Vt.), Oliver P. Morton (Ind.), Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (N. J.), Thomas F. Bayard (Del.), and Allen G. Thurman (O.), and the House members, Henry B. Payne (O.), Eppa Hunton (Va.), Josiah G. Abbott (Mass.), James A. Garfield (O.), and George F. Hoar (Mass.). Senator Francis Kernan (N. Y.) was afterwards substituted for Senator Thurman, who had become ill. Judges Clifford, Miller, Field, and Strong, of the Supreme Court, were named in the bill, and these chose as the fifth member of associate justices Joseph P. Bradley. The Electoral Commission assembled in the hall of the House of Representatives, Feb. 1, 1877. The legality of returns from several States
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Logan, John Alexander 1826-1886 (search)
eneral Jackson's position. Wilcox's brigades were moved back to their former position, and Hood's two brigades, supported by Evans, were quickly thrust forward to the attack. At the same time Wilcox's three brigades made a like advance, as also Hunton's brigade of Kemper's command. Now we will see how many troops there were. Wilcox had three brigades and Hood two brigades, Evans one, and Hunton one. Seven brigades of Longstreet's command (besides his artillery), that were formed in batteryHunton one. Seven brigades of Longstreet's command (besides his artillery), that were formed in battery and playing furiously upon Pope's left in the direction of Groveton, and at four o'clock were attacking Pope's left at that very time, and they were not withdrawn, but continued the onslaught. At five o'clock (one hour later), General Porter received the 4.30 order to attack the enemy's right and rear at once. At this very moment when he was ordered to attack the larger portion of Longstreet's forces were engaged against Pope's forces in front of Jackson, leaving but a small force back under
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
877, with four associate justices of the Supreme Court from the first, third, eighth, and ninth circuits, together with a fifth associate justice selected by the other four; the commission not to be dissolved when organized, and no withdrawal of members permitted except by death or physical disability; approved......Jan. 29, 1877 Senate elects as members George F. Edmunds, Oliver P. Morton, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Allen G. Thurman, Thomas F. Bayard; the House elects Henry B. Payne, Eppa Hunton, Josiah G. Abbot, James A. Garfield, George F. Hoar; the justices of the Supreme Court designated are Nathan Clifford, Samuel F. Miller, Stephen J. Field, and William Strong, and select Joseph R. Bradley as the fifth; in all eight Republicans, seven Democrats......Jan. 30, 1877 Three certificates from Florida referred to the electoral commission, and the vote awarded to the Republicans by 8 to 7......Feb. 9, 1877 Prof. A. Graham Bell exhibits his telephone at Salem, Mass......Feb. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
eaker of the Confederate congress, dies in Appomattox county......Aug. 5, 1891 Appomattox Court-house building destroyed by fire......Feb. 3, 1892 Legislature ratifies a final settlement of the State debt with the bond-holders. Nineteen million dollars in bonds, to run 100 years, at 2 per cent. for ten years and 3 per cent. for ninety years, to be issued for the $28,000,000 outstanding......February, 1892 Senator John S. Barbour dies suddenly in Washington......May 14, 1892 Eppa Hunton, of Warrenton, under executive appointment, May 28, qualifies as United States Senator......June 1, 1892 Convention of Southern governors meet at Richmond in the interest of the South......April 12, 1893 Remains of Jefferson Davis, brought from New Orleans, buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond......May 31, 1893 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early, C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
to 18th1822 to 1824 Littleton W. Tazewell18th to 22d1824 to 1832 John Randolph19th to 20th1825 to 1827 John Tyler20th to 24th1827 to 1836 William C. Rives22d to 23d1833 to 1834 Benjamin W. Leigh23d to 24th1834 to 1836 Richard E. Parker24th to 25th1836 to 1837 William C. Rives24th to 29th1836 to 1845 William H. Roane25th to 27th1837 to 1841 William S. Archer27th to 30th1841 to 1847 Isaac S. Pennybacker29th to 30th1845 to 1847 James M. Mason29th to 37th1847 to 1861 Robert M. T. Hunter30th to 37th1847 to 1861 John S. Carlile37th1861 Waiteman T. Willey37th1861 to 1863 John J. Bowden38th1863 to 1864 39th and 40th Congresses vacant. John W. Johnston41st1870 to 1883 John F. Lewis41st to 44th1870 to 1875 Robert E. Withers44th to 47th1875 to 1881 William Mahone47th to 50th1881 to 1887 H. H. Riddleberger48th to 51st1883 to 1889 John W. Daniel50th to —1887 to — John S. Barbour51st to 52d1889 to 1892 Eppa Hunton52d to 54th1892 to 1895 Thomas S. Martin54th to —1895