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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
h 5, 1817 Henry Clay March 7, 1825 Martin Van Buren March 6, 1929 Edward Livingston May 24, 1831 Louis McLane May 29, 1833 John Forsyth June 27, 1834 Daniel Webster March 5, 1841 Hugh S. Legare May 9, 1843 Abel P. Upshur July 24, 1843 John C. Calhoun March 6, 1844 James Buchanan March 6, 1845 John M. Clayton March 7, 1849 Daniel Webster July 22, 1850 Edward Everett Nov. 6, 1852 William L. Marcy March 7, 1853 Lewis CassMarch 6, 1857 Jeremiah S. Black Dec. 17, 1860 William H. Seward .March 5, 1861 Elihu B. Washburne March 5, 1869 Hamilton Fish March 11, 1869 William M. Evarts March 12, 1877 James G. Blaine March 5, 1881 F. T. Frelinghuysen Dec. 12, 1881 Thomas F. Bayard March 6, 1885 James G. Blaine March 5, 1889 John W. Foster June 29, 1892 Walter Q. Gresham .March 6, 1893 Richard Olney June 7, 1895 John Sherman March 5, 1897 William R. Day April 26, 1898 John HaySept. 20, 1898 March 5,1901 Secretaries of the Treasury. Alexander HamiltonSep
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-seventh. Abraham Lincoln. By the President: William H. Seward, Secretary of State. This warning was unheeded, and on the day mentioned the President issued the following proclamation: Proclamation. Whereas, On the 22d day of September; in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred anuest of the former, and by him presented to the late George Livermore, of Boston. It is a steel-pen, of the kind called The Washington, in a common cedar holder—all as plain and unostentatious as was the President himself. By the President: William H. Seward, Secretary of State. By the Emancipation Proclamation 3,063,392 slaves were set free, as follows: Arkansas111,104 Alabama435,132 Florida61,753 Georgia462,232 Mississippi436,696 North Carolina275,081 South Carolina402,541 Texas1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Higher law doctrine. (search)
Higher law doctrine. In the debate on the admission of California into the Union as a free State, William H. Seward, on March 11, 1850, said in the course of his speech: The Constitution regulates our stewardship; the Constitution devotes the domain to union, to justice, to defence, to welfare, and to liberty. But there is a higher law than the Constitution which regulates our authority over the domain and devotes it to the same noble purposes. The territory is a part— no inconsiderable part—of the common heritage of mankind, bestowed upon them by the Creator of the universe. We are His stewards, and must so discharge our trust as to secure in the highest attainable degree their happin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hinton, Richard Josiah 1830- (search)
Hinton, Richard Josiah 1830- Author; born in London, England, Nov. 25, 1830; came to the United States in 1851; settled in Kansas in 1856; served in the National army throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of colonel. He engaged in journalism in Washington, New York, and San Francisco. He is the author of Life of Abraham Lincoln; Life of William H. Seward; Handbook of Arizona; Life of Gen. P. H. Sheridan; John Brown; The making of the New West, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
e, for there was a wonderful power slumbering behind that vote. President Lincoln's cabinets. On the day after his first inauguration (March 5, 1861), President Lincoln nominated the following gentlemen as his constitutional advisers: William H. Seward, of New York, Secretary of State; Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury; Simon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War; Gideon Welles, of Connecticut, Secretary of the Navy; Caleb Smith, of Indiana, Secretary of the Interior; Montgomery Blair, of Maryland, Postmaster-General; and Edward Bates, of Missouri, Attorney-General. These were immediately confirmed by the Senate. At the beginning of his second administration he retained his cabinet— namely, W. H. Seward, Secretary of State; Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury; Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War; Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy; William Dennison, Postmaster-General; J. P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior; James Speed, Attorney-General. There
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
eighton, Low, and StoufflerRescuing 500 passengers from the S. S. San Francisco. July 26, 1853. Creighton of the Three Bells, Glasgow; Low, of the bark Kelly, of Boston; and Stouffler, of the ship Antarctic, LiverpoolGold. Medals awarded by the Congress of the United States—Continued. Date of Resolution.To whom presented.For what service.Metal. March 2, 1867Cyrus W. FieldLaying the Atlantic cableGold. March 16, 1867George PeabodyPromotion of educationGold. March 1, 1871George F. RobinsonSaving William H. Seward from assassination, April 14, 1865. Besides the medal, $5,000Gold. Feb. 24, 1873Capt. Crandall and others, Long Island light-house keeper and crewSaving passengers from the Metis, of the New York and Providence line, Aug. 31, 1872Gold. June 16, 1874Centennial medals June 20, 1874Life-saving medals. 1st and 2d classThere have been presented as awards for life-saving since the passage of the resolution 167 gold and 209 silver medals up to July 1, 1892Gold & silver
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
sonic. Enos T. ThroopDemocrat. 1829 1830 Francis Granger Anti-masonic. Ezekiel Williams William L. MarcyDemocrat.1832 Francis GrangerAnti-masonic. 1834 William H. SewardWhig. 1836 Jesse Buel. Isaac S. Smith. William H. SewardWhig1838 William L. MarcyDemocrat. 1840 William C. BouckDemocrat. Gerrit Smith. William C. BouckWilliam H. SewardWhig1838 William L. MarcyDemocrat. 1840 William C. BouckDemocrat. Gerrit Smith. William C. BouckDemocrat 1842 Luther Bradish. Alvan Stewart. Silas Wright. JrDemocrat 1844 Millard FillmoreWhig. Alvan Stewart. John YoungWhig 1846 Silas Wright, JrDemocrat. Ogden Edwards. Henry Bradley. Hamilton FishWhig1848 John A. Dix Democrat. Reuben H. Walworth. William Goodell. Washington HuntWhig 1850Horatio SeymourDemocrat to 1844 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge23d to 28th1833 1844 Henry A. Foster28th1844 John A. Dix28th to 31st1845 to 1849 Daniel S. Dickinson28th to 32d1845to 1851 William H. Seward31st to 37th1849to 1861 Hamilton Fish32d to 35th1851 to 1857 Preston King35th to 38th1857 to 1863 Ira Harris37th to 40th1861 to 1867 Edwin D. Morgan38th t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
ave upon the welfare of those 4,000,000 of bondsmen, I deny her right to secede. Seventy years has the Union postponed the negro. For seventy years has he been beguiled with the promise, as she erected one bulwark after another around slavery, that he should have the influence of our common institutions. I know how we stand to-day, with the frowning cannon of the English fleet ready to be thrust out of the port-holes against us. But I can answer England with a better answer than William H. Seward can write. I can answer her with a more statesmanlike paper than Simon Cameron can indite. I would answer her with the stars and stripes floating over Charleston and New Orleans, and the itinerant cabinet of Richmond packing up archives and wearing apparel to ride back to Montgomery. There is one thing and only one, which John Bull respects, and that is success. It is not for us to give counsel to the government on points of diplomatic propriety, but I suppose we may express our op
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Seward, William Henry 1801-1872 (search)
Seward, William Henry 1801-1872 Statesman; born in Florida, Orange co., N. Y., May 16. 1801; graduated at Union College in 1820; became had been sent abroad to seek recognition and aid for their cause, Mr. Seward addressed the American ministers in Europe, conjuring them to useis Adams minister to the British Court, and on April 10, 1861, Secretary Seward William Henry Seward. instructed him concerning the manner iWilliam Henry Seward. instructed him concerning the manner in which he should oppose the agents of the Confederates. He directed him to stand up manfully as the representative of his whole country, and nation, asking no favors of others. You will, in no case, said Mr. Seward, listen to any suggestions of compromise by this government, undePowell, a Confederate soldier of Florida, went to the house of Secretary Seward, who was then severely ill, with the pretence that he was a meion by the porter, he rushed in, and up two flights of stairs, to Mr. Seward's chamber, at the door of which he was met by his son, Frederick
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stanton, Edwin McMasters 1814- (search)
e. Possessed of a keen sense of humor, he was free and eager in its enjoyment, and, strange as it may sound to those who knew him in later life, had a laugh so hearty and contagious that it became characteristic of him. His imagination was through life the larger and most potent quality of his mind, and from first to last he lived in a world so tinctured by it, that his thoughts and acts were mysteries to the commonplace, matter-of-fact minds about him. He shared this peculiarity with William H. Seward, and the two made up a part of President Lincoln's cabinet quite distinctive from the other half composed of Lincoln himself and Salmon P. Chase. The President and his Secretary of the Treasury, while dissimilar in many things, were one in the way they regarded what the world is pleased to call facts. Working from such widely separated planes, it is singular how well they worked together. It seems strange to look back and contrast the Stanton of that early day, with the hard, bronze
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