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th proslavery opinions four reasons property in man is robbery of man slavery a cowardly institution Prejudice of race city, plantation, and hired-out country slaves a black Rothschild why the Southern ladies are pro-slavery a poem by William North, About Southern women and Northern travellers chiefly. I remained in Montgomery two or three weeks; sailed down the romantic Alabama to Mobile; in that place rambled for twenty-four hours; and then entered the steamer for the city of Ne States. A majority, I believe, of the married men in South Carolina support colored mistresses also. A Fugitive poem. I wish to conclude this record of my second trip with an anti-slavery poem, written by my noble and gifted friend, William North, during the contest on the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, at the time when John Mitchel, of unhappy memory, gave utterance to his longings for a plantation in Alabama, well stocked with fine fat negroes. It is indelibly associated in my
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (William Frederick) 1737-1820 (search)
perpetrators, and abettors of such traitorous designs. This proclamation was aimed at Chatham and Camden in the House of Lords, and Barr6 in the House of Commons, and their active political friends. When it was read to the people at the Royal Exchange it was received with a general hiss from the populace. But the stubborn King would not yield. He would rather perish than consent to repeal the alterations in the charter of Massachusetts, or yield the absolute authority of Parliament. And North, who in his heart thought the King wrong, supported him chiefly, as was alleged, because he loved office with its power and emoluments better than justice. When, in November, the wife of John Adams read the King's proclamation, she wrote to her husband, saying, This intelligence will make a plain path for you, though a dangerous one. I could not join to-day in the petitions of our worthy pastors for a reconciliation between our no longer parent state, but tyrant state, and the colonies. L
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), King's Mountain, battle on (search)
d executed the severe orders of Cornwallis. Ten of them, after a trial by drum-head court-martial, were hung on the limb of a great tulip-tree. On the spot where Ferguson fell, a small monument was erected to commemorate the event, and to the memory of some of the patriots killed in the battle. The defeat of the British changed the aspects of the war in the South. It awed the Tories and encouraged the Whigs. The mustering of forces beyond the mountains to oppose his movements took Cornwallis by surprise. It quickened the North Carolina legislature into more vigorous action, and it caused a general uprising of the patriots of the South, and suddenly convinced their oppressor that his march through North Carolina to the conquest of Virginia was not to be a mere recreation. Met by North Monument on King's Mountain. Carolinians at Charlotte, he was compelled to fall back to the Catawba, and his experience in that winter campaign was marked by great perplexities and disasters.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
three years; then until 1876, two years; from 1876 until 1895, three years; from 1895, two years. The governor and lieutenant-governor must be thirty years of age, a citizen of the United States, and five years a resident of the State. United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress.Term. Philip Schuyler1st1789 to 1791 Rufus King1st to 4th1789 to 1796 Aaron Burr2d to 5th1791 to 1797 John Lawrence4th to 6th1796 to 1800 Philip Schuyler5th 1797 to 1798to John Sloss Hobart5th1790 William North5th1798 James Watson5th to 6th 1799 to 1800 Gouverneur Morris6th to 7th1800to 1803 John Armstrong6th to 8th1801to 1804 He Witt Clinton7th to 8th1802 to 1803 Theodore Bailey8th1803to 1804 Samuel L. Mitchell8th to 11th 1804 to 1809 John Smith8th to 13th1803 to 1813 Obadiah German11th to 14th1809to 1815 Rufus King13th to 19th1813 to 1825 Nathan Sanford14thto 17th1815 to 1821 Martin Van Buren18th to 20th1823 to 1828 Nathan Sanford19th to 22d1826 to 1831 Charles E. Dudley20th to 2
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North, William 1755-1836 (search)
North, William 1755-1836 Military officer; born in Fort Frederick, Pemaquid, Me., in 1755; entered the army of the Revolution in 1775: led a company in the battle of Monmouth, and, in 1779, became an aide to Baron de Steuben. He accompanied the baron into Virginia, and was at the surrender of Cornwallis. North was so beloved by Steuben that the latter willed him half his property. From July, 1798, to June, 1800, he was adjutant and inspector-general of the United States army, with the rank of brigadier-general. He was a member and speaker of the New York Assembly; United States Senator in 1789-99; one of the first canal commissioners of New York; and, in 1812, declined the appointment of adjutant-general of the army. He died in New York City, Jan. 3, 1836. North Carolina, State of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steuben, Frederick William Augustus, Baron von 1730- (search)
g twenty or thirty tenants. He was generous, witty, cheerful, and of polished manners. Steuben was buried in his garden at Steubenville. Afterwards, agreeably to his desires, his aides had his remains wrapped in his cloak, placed in a plain coffin, and buried in a grave in the town of Steuben, about 7 miles northwest of Trenton Falls. There, in 1826, a monument was erected over his grave by private subscription, the recumbent slab bearing only his name and title. His grateful aide, Colonel North, caused a great mural monument to be erected to his memory upon the walls of the German Reformed Church edifice in Nassau Street, between John Street and Maiden Lane, New York City, with a long and eulogistic inscription. On the day that Washington resigned his commission as commanderin-chief he wrote to Steuben, making full acknowledgment of the valuable services rendered by him in the course of the war. As a proper testimonial of Steuben's merits in a military capacity, the letter i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trials. (search)
l begins May 4, 1830; acquitted......Jan. 31, 1831 John A. Murrell, the great Western land pirate, chief of noted bandits in Tennessee and Arkansas, whose central committee, called Grand council of the Mystic clan, is broken up by arrest of its leader......1834 [Murrell lived near Denmark, Madison co., Tenn. He was a man without fear, physical or moral. His favorite operations were horse-stealing and negrorunning. He promised negroes their freedom if they allowed him to conduct them North, selling them on the way by day and stealing them back by night, always murdering them in the end. He was captured by Virgil A. Stewart in 1834, convicted, and sentenced to the penitentiary, where he died.] Spanish pirates (twelve in number), for an act of piracy on board the brig Mexican; trial at Boston; seven found guilty, five acquitted......Nov. 11-25, 1834 Heresy trial; Rev. Lyman Beecher, Presbyterian, before the presbytery and synod of Cincinnati, on charges preferred by Dr. Wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
ies at Washington, aged eighty......Feb. 23, 1848 Water introduced in Boston through new water-works......Oct. 25, 1848 Shadrach, colored waiter, arrested as a slave in Boston......Feb. 15, 1851 [Rescued by colored persons and sent to Canada.] Thomas Sims, a fugitive slave, arrested in Boston and sent back into slavery......April 12, 1851 [He is sold in New Orleans to a brickmason of Vicksburg, from whence he escapes in 1863 to the besieging army of General Grant, who sent him North.] Senatorial contest in the State legislature between Charles Sumner (Freesoil) and Robert C. Winthrop. Charles Sumner elected on the twenty-sixth ballot......April 24, 1851 Daniel Webster dies at Marshfield, aged seventy......Oct. 24, 1852 Law fixing the hours of labor for a day, from Oct. 1, 1853, to April 1, 1854, at twelve hours; from April 1, 1854, until Oct. 1, 1854, at eleven hours; and after Oct. 1, 1854, at ten hours......May 17, 1853 New constitution framed by a conven
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
y their decisions the fabric of our law, the gray colleges in which our intellect and science found their earliest home, the graves where our heroes and sages and poets sleep. Indeed, I have understated their share in the abbey. It reaches down not only to the days of the Pilgrim Fathers, but to the War of Independence. Chatham and Burke and Barre as well as Patrick Henry advocated the American cause, which engaged the sympathy of the great mass of Englishmen, if not that of Grenville and North. We shall not have far to walk before we find those memorials of the abbey which belong to America in some special and distinctive way, and it is to those that I shall closely confine myself. On entering the western door you will see immediately to your right the huge monument reared by the nation to the memory of Captain Cornewell, who perished nobly in the sea-fight off Toulon in 1742. A passage recently cut through the Sicilian marble pediment of this block of sculpture admits you i