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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence. (search)
our sacred honor. Signed by order and in behalf of the Congress. John Hancock, President. Attested, Charles Thompson, Secretary. New Hampshire. Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton. Massachusetts Bay. Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island, Etc. Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut. Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New York. William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. Georgia. Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Pennsylvania. Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamiin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, William Paca, George Ross. Delaware. Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Maryland. Samuel Chase, James Wilson, Thomas Stone, Charles C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, Lewis 1671-1746 (search)
Morris, Lewis 1671-1746 Statesman; born in New York City, in 1671; son of Richard Morris, an officer in Cromwell's army, who, after settling in New York, purchased (1650) the tract on which Morrisania was subsequently built. Lewis was judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a member of the council; for several years was chief-justice of New York and New Jersey, and governor of New Jersey from 1738 to 1746. He died in Kingsbury, N. J., May 21, 1746. His son, Robert Hunter (born about 1700; died Jan. 27, 1764), was chief-justice of New Jersey for twenty years, and for twenty-six years one of the council. A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Morrisania, N. Y., in 1726; graduated at Yale College in 1746, and was in Congress in 1775, serving on some of the most important committees. To him was assigned the delicate task of detaching the Western Indians from the British interest, and early in 1776 he resumed his seat in Congress. His fine estate near
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, Staats long 1728-1800 (search)
Morris, Staats long 1728-1800 Military officer; born at Morrisania, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1728; brother of Lewis Morris, the signer. In 1756 he was a captain in the British army, and in 1761 was lieutenant-colonel of a regiment of Highlanders. He was a brigadier-general as early as 1763, and in 1796 had reached the rank of general. The next year he was made governor of Quebec. His first wife was the Duchess of Gordon. He died in 1800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
people were made slaves. It remained a dependency of New York until 1738, when it was made an independent colony, and so remained until the Revolutionary War. Lewis Morris, who was the chief-justice of New Jersey, was commissioned its governor, and was the first who ruled over the free colony (see Morris, Lewis). William FranklinEdward Hyde, Lord Cornbury 1702 Lord Lovelace 1708 Richard Ingoldsby, lieutenant-governor 1709 Robert Hunter 1710 William Burnett1720 John Montgomery1728 Lewis Morris, president of council1731 William Crosby 1732 John Anderson, president of council1736 John Hamilton, president of council 1736 Lewis Morris1738 John HamilLewis Morris1738 John Hamilton, president,1746 John Reading, president1746 Jonathan Belcher1747 John Reading, president 1757 Francis Bernard1758 Thomas Boone 1760 Josiah Hardy1761 William Franklin1763 State governors. Assumes office. William Livingston 1776 William Patterson 1790 Richard Howell1794 Joseph Bloomfield 1801 John Lambert, acting
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
......1721 Law providing for triennial elections of deputies to Assembly and triennial sessions alternately at Burlington and Amboy......1727 Governor Montgomery dies July 1, 1731 Executive of New Jersey separated from New York, and Lewis Morris appointed governor......1738 Weekly mail from Philadelphia to New York, carried by post-boys through New Jersey, established......1739 Rev. George Whitefield visits Elizabethtown......1740 First iron run at furnace in Oxford, Warren county......March 9, 1743 Governor Morris dies at Kingsbury, near Trenton......May 21, 1746 College of New Jersey, at Elizabethtown, incorporated......1746 College of New Jersey removed to Newark......1748 Trenton public library founded......1750 First printing-press in the province established at Woodbridge by James Parker......1751 College of New Jersey finally located at Princeton, and Nassau Hall erected......1756 Stage line established from New York to Philadelphia by w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
eight transports and more than 1,000 men on the rocks at the mouth of the St. Lawrence, and sails for England; the army disbands......1711 Tuscaroras leave North Carolina and join their brethren in New York, thus forming the Six Nations......1712 Pretended discovery of a negro insurrection in New York; nineteen negroes hanged......1712 Schoharie Flats settled by Germans......1713 Peace of Utrecht between England and France......April 11, 1713 Court of chancery established. Lewis Morris appointed chief-justice of the province......1715 Governor Hunter resigns; Peter Schuyler acting governor......July 19, 1719 William Burnet, governor, arrives at New York......Sept. 17, 1720 English establish a trading-post at Oswego......1722 William Bradford issues the New York Gazette, the first newspaper in the province......October, 1725 Fort Niagara built by the French......1726 Governor Burnet succeeded by John Montgomery......April 15, 1728 Boundary with Conne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitehead, William Adee 1810-1884 (search)
Whitehead, William Adee 1810-1884 Historian; born in Newark, N. J., Feb. 19, 1810; became a surveyor and made a survey of Key West, Fla., in 1828; was United States customs collector there in 1830-38; then removed to New York and became a stock-broker. He was one of the founders of the Newark Library Association and was corresponding secretary of the New Jersey Historical Society from its establishment in 1845 till his death. He was the author of East Jersey under the proprietary governments; Papers of Lewis Morris, Governor of New Jersey; Analytical index to the colonial documents of New Jersey, in the State paper office in England; Biographical sketch of William Franklin; Contributions to the early history of Perth Amboy, etc. He died in Perth Amboy, N. J., Aug. 8, 1884.
roclaimed by Washington, based on the will of the majority, or whether it is to be sundered and shattered by a defeated faction, that sets at defiance the will of the people and would trample the Constitution in the dust? If ever the spirits of the departed are permitted to revisit the scenes they loved, and hover like angels around the steps of their successors, we may suppose that Hancock and the Adamses, Sherman and Wolcott, Carroll and Livingston, Jefferson and Franklin, Robert and Lewis Morris, Wilson and Rush and all their noble compeers look down from heaven in this hour upon the Congress at Washington; and God grant that the sturdy spirit which inspired the first Congress may equally inspire the last! Whatever may be our fate, said John Adams, with prophetic vision, after the adoption of the Declaration--be assured that this Declaration will stand. It may cost treasure and it may cost blood, but it will richly compensate for both. Through the thick gloom of the present
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 3: the Proclamation.—1863. (search)
he troops marched across the city with loaded muskets, ready for a possible attack in the Irish quarter of the North End, where they embarked on a steamer for North Carolina. W. L. Garrison to George T. Garrison. Boston, August 6, 1863. Ms. We have all been made very glad, to-day, by the receipt of your pencilled note, dated Hatteras Inlet, July 31st, announcing your safe arrival at Newbern, though a little surprised at N. C. your sudden removal with Wild's Brigade, probably to Morris Gen. E. A. Wild. Island. . . . You may readily suppose that I was very much disappointed in not being able to see you, and give you my parting blessing and a farewell grasp of the hand, when your regiment marched through Boston. Multitudes, with myself, were greatly disappointed that the regiment did not parade on the Common, where we all expected to take our farewell leave. I followed you, however, all the way down to the vessel, hoping to speak to you; but I found myself on the wrong
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 10: death of Mrs. Garrison.—final visit to England.—1876, 1877. (search)
The conversation turned on war and the recent imminence of complications between England and Russia. The danger is past, said Mr. Bright, for fortunately we have now no allies. How would it do, said Mr. Garrison, to place this interrogation above the door of the House of Commons?— Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? Psalm XCIV. 20. I used to quote that in the Anti-Corn Law Days, replied Mr. Bright, with a smile. Then he alluded to Lewis Morris's recent poem, The Epic of Hades, which had greatly impressed him, and repeated, with exquisite feeling, Whittier's beautiful apostrophe to his sister in Snow Bound. Descending next to the river terrace, the two friends talked of the future life, and Mr. Garrison narrated the curious circumstance of Henry C. Wright's Ante, p. 253. post-mortem suggestions about his burial-place. The story greatly interested Mr. Bright, who had known the author of A kiss for a blow thirty years before, a
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