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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
party held to the doctrine that the Constitution recognized slavery, and that nothing could be done towards its abolition except through an amendment to the Constitution; while the proposition of the Free-Soil party, as enunciated by Mr. William Lloyd Garrison, one of its leaders at that time, was that the Constitution was a covenant with hell and a league with death. The State had been under the control of the Whig party for more than thirty years, save that the Democrats had elected Marcus Morton governor in 1839 and 1841, each time by a majority of one vote only, counted, I am proud to say, for the honor of the Whig party and of the State, by opposition returning boards. Reform had become very necessary because of the oppressive anti-labor legislation of the Whig party under the lead of the manufacturers. To bring about this reform a coalition of the Free-Soil and Democratic parties was attempted and partially carried out. I was very strongly in favor of it because I saw ho
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
809 to 1810 Elbridge GerryDem.-Rep.1810 to 1812 Caleb StrongFederal.1812 to 1816 John BrooksFederal.1816 to 1823 William EustisDem.-Rep.1823 to Feb., 1825 Marcus MortonDem.-Rep.Feb. to July, 1825 Levi LincolnDemocrat.1825 to 1834 John DavisWhig.1834 to March, 1835 Samuel T. ArmstrongWhig.March, 1835. to 1836 Edward EverettWhig.1836 to 1840 Marcus MortonWhig.1840 to 1841 John DavisDemocrat.1841 to 1843 Marcus MortonWhig.1843 to 1844 George N. BriggsDemocrat.1844 to 1851 George S. BoutwellWhig.1851 to 1853 John H. CliffordDem. & F. S.1853 to 1854 Emory WashburnWhig.1854 to 1855 Henry J. GardnerRepublican.1855 to 1858 Nathaniel P. BanksRepublMarcus MortonWhig.1843 to 1844 George N. BriggsDemocrat.1844 to 1851 George S. BoutwellWhig.1851 to 1853 John H. CliffordDem. & F. S.1853 to 1854 Emory WashburnWhig.1854 to 1855 Henry J. GardnerRepublican.1855 to 1858 Nathaniel P. BanksRepublican.1858 to 1861 governors under the State Constitution— Continued. Name.Party.Term. John A. AndrewsRepublican.1861 to 1866 Alexander H. BullockRepublican.1866 to 1869 William ClaflinRepublican.1869 to 1872 William B. WashburnRepublican.1872 to May, 1874 Thomas TalbotRepublican.May to Dec., 1874 William GastonDemocra
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, John Hunt 1826- (search)
urdered citizens, and stole 300 horses. On he went, robbing mill and factory owners by demanding $1,000 as a condition for the safety of their property. In like manner he went from village to village until the 12th, when, at a railway near Vernon, he encountered Colonel Lowe with 1,200 militiamen. Morgan was now assured that Indiana was aroused, and that there was a great uprising of the loyal people against him. The victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg now inspirited the people. Governor Morton called on the citizens to turn out and expel the invaders. Within forty-eight hours 65,000 citizens had tendered their services, and were hastening towards the rendezvous. Morgan was alarmed. He stole fresh horses for the race before Hobson, his persistent pursuer. He passed swiftly north of Cincinnati through the southern counties, and struck the river a little above Pomeroy. The people of Ohio, also, were aroused. General Judah went up the Ohio, from Cincinnati, in steamboats, t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
a committee to report an address and resolutions, of which he was made chairman. The address was not his own composition; Palfrey was its reputed author. The Free Soilers of Massachusetts proved to be men of extraordinary vitality; and it is interesting to observe how many of them came to the front before or during the Civil War,—Sumner, Adams, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, E. R. Hoar, and Andrew. Among the younger Free Soilers were George F. Hoar, Henry L. Pierce, John A. Kasson, and Marcus Morton, Jr, the last of whom became chief-justice of the Supreme Court of the State. The Free Soilers of Massachusetts have held two reunions,—one, Aug. 9, 1877, at Downer Landing, Hingham, with C. F. Adams presiding; and another, June 28, 1888, at the Parker House in Boston. with E. L. Pierce in the chair. The proceedings in each case were printed in pamphlet form. His name was put at the head of a State committee which was charged with the management of the campaign, and he became its chairm
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
the intermarriage of white and colored persons had been repealed, and the personal liberty law of 1843 had been passed during the Democratic administration of Marcus Morton. They were generally farmers and artisans, free from the influence of the mercantile interests then dominant in the Whig party. Their leaders at the time werept Vermont, the most steadfast Whig State in the Union, varying from a uniform Whig majority, usually very large, only in the elections of 1838 and 1842, when Marcus Morton, a Democrat, was chosen governor,—the first time by a majority of one in an election by the people, and the second time by a majority of one in the Legislaturee who had been prominent as an advocate of the coalition drew from him a letter which, in its trenchant personalities, was not unworthy of Junius. Letter to Marcus Morton, Commonwealth, March 18. This was the elder Morton, who is to be distinguished from his son, afterwards chief-justice of the State. Those who knew Mr. Wilson,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
able list of Democrats and Free Soilers. Among the former were Banks, Boutwell, Hallett, B. F. Butler (since known as General Butler), W. Griswold, and J. G. Abbott; and among the latter were Wilson, Dana, Sumner, Burlingame, Charles Allen, Marcus Morton (two of the name, father and son), Amasa Walker, E. L. Keyes, Charles P. Huntington, F. W. Bird, and John M. Earle. Five of the members had been or were afterwards governors,—Briggs, Boutwell, Gardner, Banks, and Talbot. Three afterwards became United States senators, Rockwell, Boutwell, and Dawes. One (the younger Morton) became chief-justice of the State. The convention began its session May 4, and closed August 1. Robert Rantoul, father of the distinguished statesman of that name, and member of the next earlier convention of 1820, called it to order. Banks, already eminent as a presiding officer of the State House of Representatives, and since Speaker in Congress, was chosen the president. Nothing was wanting to the dignity
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
ord, in a meeting held June 22, where a committee of correspondence, with Samuel Hoar and Ralph Waldo Emerson as members, was appointed. This committee invited a large number of the leading men of the three parties to meet at the American House in Boston July 7; but less than thirty attended. Atlas, July 10; Commonwealth, July 8, 11. Among the Free Soilers at this conference were Samuel Hoar, F. W. Bird, S. C. Phillips, C. F. Adams, Henry Wilson, R. W. Emerson, George F. Hoar, and Marcus Morton, Jr. Less than half-a-dozen Whigs came, and most of these were obstructive. No definite action was taken, for the reason that a call for a fusion mass convention had been issued by other persons interested in the movement, which obtained eight or ten thousand names, and received in some towns the signatures of nearly all the voters. Commonwealth, July 14, 15, 17; August 1. It appeared for a time as if the movement would succeed, and Massachusetts become the founder of the new party.
n, in office, 1813 David Henshaw, in office, 1829 George Bancroft, in office, 1838 Levi Lincoln, in office, 1841 Robert Rantoul, in office, 1844 Marcus Morton, in office, 1845 Charles Greeley, Jr., in office, 1849 Charles H. Peaslee, in office, 1853 Arthur W. Austin, in office, 1857 James S. Whitney, in o, inaugurated, May 23, 1823 Levi Lincoln, inaugurated, May 25, 1825 John Davis, inaugurated, Jan. 1, 1834 Edward Everett, inaugurated, Jan. 6, 1836 Marcus Morton, inaugurated, Jan. 1, 1840 Geo. N. Briggs, inaugurated, Jan. 3, 1844 Geo. S. Boutwell, inaugurated, Jan. 1, 1851 Governor State, John H. Cliffordhe Striped Pig evades the law at Dedham muster, Sep. 11, 1838 Jacob's trial for violation; great excitement, June 17, 1839 Fifteen-gallon repeal signed by Gov. Morton, Feb. 10, 1840 To sell, refused by the City Government, Sep. 14, 1846 The twenty-eight gallon law passed, Mar. 10, 1848 To sell, granted by the City Go
9 (left town). Dr. R. L. Hodgdon, 1868-71. John Field, 1868-70. Henry J. Wells, 1868-72. Josiah Crosby, 1868-76. Henry Swan, 1869-79—term expires 1881. Samuel G. Damon, 1869 A lady was chosen for two years, in 1869, but declined.-70. Ira O. Carter, 1870-73. Moses Hunt, 1870-71. Charles E. Goodwin, 1870-79—term expires 1880. Charles H. Crane, 1871 (declined and excused). John T. Trowbridge, 1871-77. Charles Schwamb, 1871-74. Rev. William H. Ryder, 1872 (resigned). Rev. J. M. Finotti, 1873-76 (left town). Rev. Amos Harris, 1874-76 (left town). John H. Hardy, 1874-76. Alfred Hobbs, 1874-78. Rev. George W. Cutter, 1876-76. John W. West, 1876-77. William H. Allen, 1876-79—term expires 1882. John P. Wyman, 1876-79. John S. Crosby, 1876-79—term expires 1882. F. V. B. Kern, 1876-79—term expires 1880. Daniel F. Jones, 1877-79—term expires 1881. Rev. Matthew Harkins, 1878-79—term expires 1881. Marcus Morton, 1879—ter
ap. 8 Dec. 1745. Thomas, s. of Thomas, d. 22 July, 1743, a. 18. Mrs.———, at Joseph Robbins's—d. 9 Sept. 1751, a. 70. Mary, m. Aaron Cutter, 1 Apr. 1745—Cutter (par. 17). Abigail, m. Henry Dunster, Jr., 27 Apr. 1748. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Robbins, 1 May, 1746. Hannah, m. Samuel Switcher, of Athol, 24 Oct. 1792. Hannah, m. Bela Greenwood, 80 Apr. 1826. Morrill, Elizabeth, d. 20 Feb. 1824, a. 35. Ava, m. Alice Parker, 30 Nov. 1826. Morse, Mrs.—dau. of Joel Tufts, d. 4 July, 1842. Morton, Philander (stranger), d. 7 Mar. 1826, a. 22. Mott, Joseph B., m. Sarah A. Greenleaf, 1 Jan. 1836; Sarah A. G., wife of Joseph—Charlestown End—d. 30 Nov. 1836, a. 28. Joseph B., m. Mrs. Susan Wyman, 27 Jan. 1841. (Joseph B. Mott d. 10 Dec. 1857, a. 48. Susan Mott d. 19 Nov. 1870, a. 75.) Mullet or Mullett. See Mallet. Munroe, Abigail—of Concord—adm. Pct. ch. 8 Nov. 1741. Philip, of Lexington, had Philip, bap. here 26 Aug. 1753; Mary (perhaps of same), bap. here
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