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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
Stealing Poultry. --A lad calling himself Richard Morris, and who goes by the alias of Johnson, was carried before the Recorder yesterday, for being an active participant in the felonious abduction of one turkey and five chickens belonging to Robert S. Johnson.--The evidence supported the charge, and the prisoner was sent on in default of $150 ball to take his trial before the Hustings Court on the 13th of next May.
The Daily Dispatch: May 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], The War Movements. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: October 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], From
From Norfolk. Various Departures — camp cookery — soup — personal Items — drowned sailor — a patriotic young man — shooting at long Range — Charitable fund. [Special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk. Oct. 16, 1861. The flag of truce steamer Kahukee took down yesterday some forty Federal aliens.--She had also on board three English gentlemen who wished to leave the country. Among the aliens were a number of women--one of them being a Mrs. Morris, who had formerly been arrested at Manassas as a spy. Dr. Ferguson, a wounded prisoner taken at Bull Run was also allowed to leave. Capt. Milligan, the signal officer, publishes a notice that whenever a flag of truce steamer leaves for Old Point, it will be indicated by a white flag at headquarters. One was a float to the breeze some time yesterday. The question of a serviceable change in the rations and fare of the soldiers is beginning to be mooted. Whatever is most wholesome with only the
The Daily Dispatch: October 18, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Stealing market supplies. (search)
Stealing market supplies. --A youth named Richard Morris was before the Mayor yesterday, charged with stealing a quantity of butter and eggs from Richard Osborne, a free negro. The theft was proved by the testimony of Watchman Benjamin Franklin, and the accused was remanded for trial.
The Daily Dispatch: January 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], Bold robbery. (search)
Bold robbery. --On Saturday last, about 12 o'clock, the cash drawer in the drug store of Peyton Johnston & Brother was robbed of a number of papers and some $12 dollars in money, while the young men present were busily engaged in compounding prescriptions. Later in the day, a negro man brought an one of the stolen papers which he said he found in an alley leading from Shockoe Slip to the Gallego Milla. Mr. Joseph W. Johnston immediately went to the place designated, and found nearly all of the papers scattered about, with an old cash book, which the rogues had thrown into a warehouse window near by after removing the money. Richard Morris was arrested last evening on suspicion of having perpetrated the robbery.
The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1862., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], "a soldier's Gratitude.". (search)
Mayor's Court. --The cases disposed of yesterday presented but few points of interest. Incelins McKinney, charged with making an assault upon Wm. Stagg, was required to give security to keep the peace. A charge against Wm. Stagg, for making an assault upon A. McKinney, was dismissed. The case of Richard Morris, charged with stealing a pocked book and $10 in money from P. Johnston & Bro., was continued until to-day, in consequence of the absence of a witness. A fine of $5 was imposed upon Richard Gregory, for retailing ardent spirits without a license. Two or three negroes were sent down for punishment; about the same number, of drunks were disposed of in the usual way, and thus closed the important proceedings of the august tribunal.