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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jones, John Winston (search)
Jones, John Winston Born in Chesterfield, Va., Nov. 22, 1791; graduated at William and Mary College in 1803; elected to Congress in 1835; served until March, 1845; during his last term he was speaker of the House. He died Jan. 29, 1848.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Salt Lake, Sept. 6, and the Pacific coast, at the mouth of the Columbia River, Nov. 10; returned July, 1844.] Bunker Hill monument completed and dedicated......June 17, 1843 [President Tyler was present, and Daniel Webster delivered the address.] National Liberty party, in convention at Buffalo, N. Y., nominates James G. Birney for President, and Thomas Morris, of Ohio, for Vice-President......Aug. 30, 1843 Twenty-eighth Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 4, 1843 John W. Jones, of Virginia, elected speaker. Explosion of a large gun, the Peacemaker, on the United States war-steamer Princeton, on the Potomac, carrying, with many excursionists, the President and several of his cabinet; kills Mr. Upshur, Secretary of State, Mr. Gilmer, Secretary of Navy, David Gardiner, and others, besides wounding twelve of the crew......Feb. 28, 1844 Treaty of annexation with Texas signed......April 12, 1844 [Rejected by the Senate, 35 to 16.] National Whig Conventi