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ies by lakes and seas continually interlaced each other. Mason, a sea officer and prominent member of the council, obtaineant was named Marianna. In 1622, another grant was made to Mason and Gorges of all the lands between the Merrimack and Sagaded plantations about the year 1623. A charter was given to Mason and Gorges in opposition to the Plymouth charter, which hadill. To the reader who is not a lawyer, the name of Jeremiah Mason, and his skill as a tryer of causes, are now almost unnor, who is the greatest lawyer? I should have to say Jeremiah Mason. I was quite young when I first saw Jeremiah Mason.Jeremiah Mason. In later life, I saw him not unfrequently in court trying cases, some of them of the very greatest importance, and I had shis peculiar sphere, of whom I ever had any knowledge: Jeremiah Mason, Daniel Webster, and Rufus Choate. The consummate ascription of the trial. But I am warned that I cannot do Mr. Mason fair justice, nor delineate him so that others can be bro
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
and Western Bay State regiment recruited Connecticut over the Fince how riotous soldiery were disciplined seizure of Mason and Slidell we should have fought England, and could have beaten her interview with Lincoln believes in moving on the unfavorably. On the 7th of November, 1861, Commodore Wilkes, with the San Jacinto, captured the Trent, having on board Mason and Slidell, the rebel emissaries to England and France. The Trent was an English passenger boat,--and of course a mail England would look at the Trent affair only as a cause of war. The whole country desired that our government should hold Mason and Slidell, and for a time we did hold them. But after much consideration Mr. Seward, always fearful that England would do something against us, consented to return Mason and Slidell, upon the ground that the Trent, although captured, was not brought in. That was a subterfuge on our side, and a sneak on England's side. If the capture of these men was such an offenc
Napoleon had made substantially this proposition to the English government:-- That the two governments should unite in recognizing the independence of the Confederacy. That a treaty should then immediately be made with the Confederacy through Mason and Slidell. That Louis Napoleon, being promised aid by the rebels, should make an attack upon Mexico [which was afterwards made without their aid], for the purpose of establishing the empire of Maximilian, and that he should occupy New Orleans f bringing them away. A more daring performance than that of Strong was not done during the war by anybody. In the meantime I had become satisfied that the French government had come to an understanding with Mr. Seward and had broken off with Mason and Slidell; and that Seward was to aid the French Emperor in his attack on Mexico. That fact the man Seward himself confessed by an order issued that no arms should be sold to go out of the country because all were wanted to arm our troops. Wh
. Massachusetts, Butler aspires to be governor of, 967-968; elected, 968-969; his Fast Day proclamation, 970,972; the canvass for re-election, 981. Masonboro'inlet, transport fleet arrives off, 786. Mason, Jeremiah, tribute to, 63-64. Mason and Slidell episode, 316-324; reference to, 430-464-489. Matthews, Lieutenant, at Annapolis, 192-194. McCLELLAN, Gen., Geo. B., forces General Scott out, 245; Butler's first meeting with, 288; details Burnside to recruit for special serviceh U. S. colored troops raid into Virginia and North Carolina, 617-618. Sixty-Seventh Ohio attacked, 649. Slavery, its perpetuation the cause of the war, 128; how and why it lead to rebellion and Butler to the front, 128, 160. Slidell and Mason episode, McClellan's reference to, 577. Slocumb, Mrs., Cora, story of, 423, 425. Smith, Rev. S. F., expounds Calvinistic doctrine, 60. Smith, Win., Butler studies law with, 71-72. Smith, Wm. P., transportation at Baltimore and plea to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mason, Jeremiah 1768-1848 (search)
Mason, Jeremiah 1768-1848 Legislator; born in Lebanon, Conn., April 27, 1768; graduated at Yale College in 1788; admitted to the bar in 1791; and began practice in Westmoreland, N. H. He was Attorney-General in 1802, and from 1813 to 1817 was United States Senator. For many years he was in the New Hampshire legislature, and was the author of Statue of John Mason, of New Hampshire. an able report on the Virginia resolutions touching the Missouri compromise (q. v.). In 1837 he removed to Boston, where, until he was seventy years of age, he was extensively engaged in his profession; but he was little known, personally, out of New England. His mind was clear, logical, and extremely vigorous, the characteristics of which, Webster said, were real greatness, strength, and sagacity. He died in Boston, Oct. 14, 1848.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire. (search)
usielassumes office1895 George A. Ramsdellassumes office1897 Frank W. Rollinsassumes office1899 Chester B. Jordanassumes office1901 United States Senators. Name No. of Congress. Term John Langdon1st 1789 Paine Wingate1st to 3d 1789 to 1793 Samuel Livermore3d to 6th 1793 to 1801 James Sheafe7th1801 to 1802 Simeon Olcott7th to 9th 1801 to 1805 William Plumer7th to 19th 1802 to 1807 Nicholas Gilman9th to 13th 1805 to 1814 Nahum Parker10th1807 to 1810 Charles Cutts11th 1810 Jeremiah Mason13th to 15th 1813 to 1817 Thomas W. Thompson13th to 14th 1815 to 1817 David L. Morrill14th to 18th1817 to 1823 Clement Storer15th to 16th 1817 to 1819 John F. Parrott16th to 19th 1819 to 1825 Samuel Bell18th to 24th 1823 to 1836 Levi Woodbury19th to 22d 1825 to 1831 Isaac Hill22d to 24th 1831 to 1836 John Page24th 1836 Henry Hubbard24th to 27th 1836 to 1842 Franklin Pierce25th to 27th 1837 to 1842 Leonard Wilcox27th 1842 Levi Woodbury27th to 29th 1842 to 1845 Charles G. Ather
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ostend manifesto. (search)
ifesto. In July, 1853, William L. Marcy, the Secretary of State, wrote to Pierre Soule, American minister at Madrid, directing him to urge upon the Spanish government the sale or cession of Cuba to the United States. Nothing more was done until after the affair of the Black Warrior in the winter of 1854. In April, 1854, Mr. Soule was instructed and clothed with full power to negotiate for the purchase of the island. In August the Secretary suggested to Minister Buchanan in London, Minister Mason at Paris, and Minister Soule at Madrid the propriety of holding a conference for the purpose of adopting measures for a concert of action in aid of negotiations with Spain. They accordingly met at Ostend, a seaport town in Belgium, Oct. 9, 1854. After a session of three days they adjourned to Aix-la-Chapelle, in Rhenish Prussia, and thence they addressed a letter, Oct. 18, to the United States government embodying their views. In it they suggested that an earnest effort to purchase Cu
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 5: the day of small things. (search)
Chapter 5: the day of small things. After leaving Baltimore, Garrison clung pathetically to the belief that, if he told what he had seen of the barbarism of slavery to the North, he would be certain to enlist the sympathy and aid of its leaders, political and ecclesiastical, in the cause of emancipation. The sequel to his efforts in this regard proved that he was never more mistaken in his life. He addressed letters to men like Webster, Jeremiah Mason, Lyman Beecher, and Dr. Channing, holding up to their view the tremendous iniquity of the land, and begging them, ere it should be too late, to interpose their great power in the Church and State, to save our country from the terrible calamities which the sin of slavery was bringing upon us. But there is no evidence that this appeal produced the feeblest ripple in the lives of the two first; and upon the two last it was equally barren of result. Dr. Channing, indeed, did not take the trouble to hear any one of the three lectures
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Index. (search)
29. Lumpkin, Wilson, 128. Lundy, Benjamin,44, 45, 46, 48-54, 57, 58, 69, 71, 72, 75, 108, 133. Lunt, George, 244 247, 248. Lyman, Theodore, 223, 224. 227, 228, Macaulay, Zachary, 154. Malcolm, Rev. Howard, 52. Martineau, Harriet, 94, 240. Mason, James M., 338. Mason, Jeremiah, I I. Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 265, 280, 297, 310. Mathew, Father, 304, 305. May, Samuel, Jr., 325, 389. May, Samuel J., 90, 93, 94, 134, 166, 167, 179, 180, 186, 199, 245, 272, 289, 393. McDowellMason, Jeremiah, I I. Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 265, 280, 297, 310. Mathew, Father, 304, 305. May, Samuel, Jr., 325, 389. May, Samuel J., 90, 93, 94, 134, 166, 167, 179, 180, 186, 199, 245, 272, 289, 393. McDowell, James, 124, 125. McKim, James Miller, 149. McDuffie, Governor, 243, 246. Mercury, Charleston, 126, Mill, John Stuart, 390. Missouri Compromise, Repeal of, 352-354. Moore, Esther, 259. Morley, Samuel, 390, Mott, Lucretia, 178,259, 292, 293. National Intelligencer, 28. New England Anti-Slavery Society, 137-141, 200, 280, 311. New England Spectator, 282. Newman, Prof. Francis W., 378. O'Connell, Daniel, 154, 170, 171, 304. Otis, Harrison Gray, 35,129, 30, 131, 213, 214, 215. Palmer, Danie
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
eman. This is a good record surely. May he sleep in peace! What he earned, God grant he may have! But the bar that seeks to claim for such a one a place among great jurists must itself be weak indeed; for this is only to make him out the one-eyed monarch of the blind. Not one high moral trait specified; not one patriotic act mentioned; not one patriotic service even claimed. Look at Mr. Webster's idea of what a lawyer should be in order to be called great, in the sketch he drew of Jeremiah Mason, and notice what stress he lays on the religious and moral elevation, and the glorious and high purposes which crowned his life! Nothing of this now! I forget. Mr. Hallett did testify for Mr. Choate's religion [laughter and applause]; but the law maxim is, that a witness should be trusted only in matters he understands, and that evidence, therefore, amounts to nothing. [Merriment.] Incessant eulogy; but not a word of one effort to lift the yoke of cruel or unequal legislation from th
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