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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 0 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 3 1 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, West Point-graduation (search)
crat, while my father was a Whig. They had a warm discussion, which finally became angry-over some act of President Jackson, the removal of the deposit of public moneys, I think-after which they never spoke until after my appointment. I know both of them felt badly over this estrangement, and would have been glad at any time to come to a reconciliation; but neither would make the advance. Under these circumstances my father would not write to Hamer for the appointment, but he wrote to Thomas Morris, United States Senator from Ohio, informing him that there was a vacancy at West Point from our district, and that he would be glad if I could be appointed to fill it. This letter, I presume, was turned over to Mr. Hamer, and, as there was no other applicant, he cheerfully appointed me. This healed the breach between the two, never after reopened. Besides the argument used by my father in favor of my going to West Point — that he thought I would go --there was another very strong ind
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
to vote, and woman's rights, free love, community of property, and all sorts of novel social ideas were espoused by them. In 1838 the political abolitionists, including Birney, the Tappans, Gerrit Smith, Whittier. Judge Jay, Edward Beecher, Thomas Morris, and others seceded, and in 1840 organized the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and under this name prosecuted their work with more success than the original society. In 1839-40 the liberty party (q. v.) was formed, and in the Presidential election of 1844 Birney and Morris received 62,300 votes, most of which would have gone to Clay, and thus made possible the election of Polk, the annexation of Texas. and the addition of an immense amount of slave territory to the United States. In the next two Presidential elections the abolitionists voted with the free soil party (q. v.), and after 1856 with the Republicans, though rather as an auxiliary than as an integral part of the party. During the period 1850-60 the most act
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annapolis, (search)
xorable. They had gathered in large numbers from the surrounding country. Charles Carroll and others, fearing mob violence, advised Stewart to burn the vessel and cargo with his own hands, which he did. The vessel was run ashore and destroyed, when the people cheered and dispersed. This was the last attempt at importation of tea into the English-American colonies. On April 14, 1755, General Braddock and Commodore Keppel, with Governors Shirley, of Massachusetts; De Lancey, of New York; Morris, of Pennsylvania; Sharpe. of Maryland, and Dinwiddie. of Virginia. held a congress at Annapolis. Braddock had lately arrived as commander-in-chief of the British forces in America. Under his instructions, he first of all directed the attention of the government to the necessity of raising a revenue in America. He expressed astonishment that no such fund was already established. The governors told him of their strifes with their respective assemblies, and assured Braddock that no such
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, Thomas 1776-1844 (search)
Morris, Thomas 1776-1844 Jurist; born in Augusta county, Va., Jan. 3, 1776; removed to Ohio in 1795; admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1804; was a member of the legislature in 1806-30; elected judge of the Supreme Court of the State in 1830; and United States Senator in 1832. In 1844 the Liberal party nominated him for Vice-President on the ticket with James G. Birney. He died in Bethel, O., Dec. 7, 1844.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Ohio, (search)
o 1810 Edward Tiffin 10th to 11th1807 to 1809 Stanley Griswold 11th1809 Alexander Campbell11th to 13th1810 to 1813 Thomas Worthington11th to 13th1811 to 1814 Joseph Kerr13th to 14th1814 to 1815 Jeremiah Morrow13th to 16th1813 to 1819 Benjamin Ruggles 14th to 23d1815 to 1833 William A. Trimble16th to17th1819 to 1821 Ethan Allen Brown17th to 19th1822 to 1825 William Henry Harrison.19th to 20th1825 to 1828 Jacob Burnett20th to 23d1828 to 1831 Thomas Ewing22d to 25th1831 to 1837 Thomas Morris23d to 26th1833 to 1839 William Allen25th to 31st1837 to 1849 Benjamin Tappan26th to 29th1839 to 1845 Thomas Corwin29th to 31st1845 to 1850 Thomas Ewing31st1850 Salmon P. Chase31st to 34th1849 to 1855 Benjamin F. Wade32d to 41st1851 to 1869 George E. Pugh34th to 37th1855 to 1861 Salmon P. Chase37th1861 John Sherman37th to 45th1861 to 1877 Allen G. Thurman41st to 47th1869 to1880 Stanley Matthews45th to 46th1877 to 1879 George H. Pendleton46th to 49th1879 to 1885 James A. Garfi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
ot-note references see page 291.O.Whig1,275,017146,315234John Tyler For foot-note references see page 291.VaWhig234 Martin Van BurenN. Y.Dem1,128,70260R. M. JohnsonKyDem48 James G. BirneyN. Y.Lib7,059L. W. TazewellVaDem11 James K. PolkTennDem1 1844. James K. Polk For foot-note references see page 291.TennDem1,337,24338,175170George M. Dallas For foot-note references see page 291.PaDem170 Henry ClayKyWhig1,299,068105T. FrelinghuysenN. J.Whig105 James G. BirneyN. Y.Lib62,300Thomas MorrisO.Lib 1848. Zachary Taylor For foot-note references see page 291.LaWhig1,360,101139,557163Millard Fillmore For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Whig163 Lewis CassMich.Dem1,220,544127William O. ButlerKyDem127 Martin Van BurenN. Y.F. Soil291,263Charles F. AdamsMass.F. Soil 1852. Franklin Pierce For foot-note references see page 291.N. H.Dem1,601,474220,896254William R. King For foot-note references see page 291.AlaDem254 Winfield ScottN. J.Whig1,380,57642William A.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton, battle of. (search)
were pressed by the New England troops, under Stark, Poor, Patterson, Reed, and others, and were joined in their flight towards New Brunswick by the 40th, who had not taken part in the action. A British regiment in the strong stone-built Nassau Hall, of the College of New Jersey, was cannonaded, and soon surrendered. In this short but sharp battle the British lost, in killed, wounded, and prisoners, about 430 men. The American loss was about 100, including Colonels Haslet and Potter, Major Morris, and Captains Shippen, Fleming, and Neal. Mercer died nine days after the battle. When Cornwallis arrived at Princeton, Washington and his little army and prisoners were tar on their way towards the Millstone River, in hot pursuit of the 40th and 55th regiments. Washington relinquished the chase because of the great fatigue of his soldiers; and moving on to Morristown (q. v.), in east Jersey, there established the winter-quarters of the army. He was universally applauded. It is said t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
e......April 1, 1843 Col. John C. Fremont starts on his second exploring expedition with thirty-nine men......May, 1843 [Reached 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
irst will including a bequest in aid of the Abolition cause. And here must not be omitted the name of John P. Hale, of New Hampshire, who was a candidate for the Presidency on the Liberty party ticket, and also a conspicuous member of the U. S. Senate. Going westward, we come to Ohio, which became, early in the movement, the dominating center of Abolitionist influence. Salmon P. Chase was there. James G. Birney, after being forced out of Kentucky, was there. Ex-United States Senator Thomas Morris, a candidate for the Vice-Presidency on the Liberty party ticket, was there. Leicester King and Samuel Lewis, Abolition candidates for the governorship of the State, were there. Joshua R. Giddings and United States Senator Ben. Wade were there. One great advantage the Ohio Abolitionists enjoyed was that they were harmonious and united. In the East that was not the case. There was a bitter feud between the Garrisonians, who relied on moral suasion, and the advocates of politica
te, 43; slavery contest, 67 ;andtheUnion, 159-160; Radicals, 159; Conservatives, 159; Charcoals, 159; Claybanks, 159; military control of, 163-166; guerrilla bands, 165; pacification of, 168; Radicals, opposition to Lincoln, in National Convention, 168-169; delegation to Lincoln, 169-171; Germans, attacks on, 181-182; loyalty of, 182-183. Missouri Democrat, The, 157-158; and Louis Snyder, 158-159; opposition to Lincoln, 180; support of Johnson, 180. Monroe, James, 205. Moody, Loring, 205. Morris, Senator, 205. Mott, Mrs. Lucretia, 38, 102-103. Mott, James, 203. N National Anti-Slavery Advocate, 204. National Era, The, 0000, 207-208. Negroes, prejudice against, in North, 35; in Ohio, 36; stronger in North than in South, 36; suffrage, 80; failure as freemen, 80-81. Newcomb, Stillman E., 201. Nicolay, J. C., 136. Nigger Hill, 26, 73. Nigger-pens, 31. Noyes, 179. O Oberlin College, 207. O'Connell, Daniel, 131. Ohio, pro-slavery, 21; Abolitionists of, 21. Opdyke, 179.
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