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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbot, Ezra, 1819-1884 (search)
Abbot, Ezra, 1819-1884 Theologian; born in Jackson, Me., April 28, 1819. He was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1840, became associate librarian at Harvard College in 1856, and from 1872 till his death was Professor of New Testament Literature and Interpretation at the Cambridge Divinity School. He was a member of the American Committee of New Testament Revisers, was one of the editors of the American edition of Smith's Bible dictionary, and published numerous works in Biblical criticism. He was especially distinguished in the line of Greek scholarship. He died in Cambridge, Mass., March 21, 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Abigail (Smith, (search)
Adams, Abigail (Smith), Wife of President John Adams; born in Weymouth, Mass., Nov. 23, 1744; daughter of the Rev. William Smith; was married Aug. 25, 1764, when Mr. Adams was a rising young lawyer in Boston. In 1784 she joined her husband in France, and in the following year went with him to London, where neither her husband nor herself received the courtesies due their position. In 1789-1810 she resided at the seat of the national government, and passed the remainder of her life in the Quincy part of Braintree, dying Oct. 28, 1818. Her correspondence, preserved in Familiar letters of John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, during the Revolution, throws important light upon the life of the times which it cover
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1850- (search)
Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1850- Historian and editor; born in Shutesbury, Mass., April 16, 1850; was graduated at Amherst College in 1872 and at Heidelberg University in 1876: and in 1878-81 was successively Associate Professor and Professor of History in Johns Hopkins University; also in 1878-81 lecturer in Smith College, Northampton, Mass. He had been for many years secretary of the American Historical Association and editor of its Reports, editor of the Johns Hopkins studies in Historical and political Science, and editor of Contributions to American educational history, published by the United States Bureau of Education. His other publications include a large number of educational and historical monographs.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander, James, 1690-1756 (search)
Alexander, James, 1690-1756 An active public man in the province of New York, to which he emigrated from Scotland in 1715, where he was born in 1690. He had fled from Scotland because of his peril there as an adherent of the Young Pretender. He was accompanied by William Smith, afterwards chief-justice of the province and its historian. He was made surveyor-general of New Jersey and New York. was secretary of the latter colony, and attained eminence in the profession of the law. As attorney-general of the province and occupant of other important positions, he became distinguished. He was one of the able counsel who defended the freedom of the press in the person of John Peter Zenger in 1735. Because of the part which he took in that famous trial he was arbitrarily excluded from the bar, but was reinstated in 1737. He was associated with Franklin and others in founding the American Philosophical Society. He was the father of William Alexander, known as Lord Stirling, a gen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anglican Church. (search)
tiful address, when they set foot on American soil a sense of freedom overcame their allegiance, and, following the example of the Plymouthians and Endicott, they established separate churches and close their own officers. Without any express renunciation of the authority of the Church of England, the Plymouth people had laid aside its liturgy and rituals. Endicott followed this example at Salem, and had the sympathy of three godly ministers there — Higginson, Skelton, and Bright; also of Smith. a sort of interloper. A church was organized there — the first in New England, for that at, Plymouth was really in a formative state yet. All of the congregation were not prepared to lay aside the liturgy of the Church of England, and two of them (John and Samuel Browne) protested, and set up a separate worship. The energetic Endicott promptly arrested the malcontents and sent them to England. Following up the system adopted at Salem, the emigrants, under the charter of 1630, establishe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Antietam, battle of. (search)
etrated the National line and drove it back, when the unflinching Doubleday gave them such a storm of artillery that they, in turn, fell back to their original position. Sedgwick, twice wounded, was carried from the field, and the command of his division devolved on Gen. O. O. Howard. Generals Crawford and Dana were also wounded. Franklin was sent over to assist the hard-pressed Nationals. Forming on Howard's left, he sent Slocum with his division towards the centre. At the same time General Smith was ordered to retake the ground on which there had been so much fighting, and it was done within fifteen minutes. The Confederates were driven far back. Meanwhile the divisions of French and Richardson had been busy. The former received orders from Sumner to press on and make a diversion in favor of the right. Richardson's division, composed of the brigades of Meagher, Caldwell, and Brooks (who had crossed the Antietam at ten o'clock), gained a good position. The Confederates, rein
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1766 (search)
and pushed on towards Fort Pitt. with the troops in light marching order, and 340 pack-horses carrying flour. On Aug. 5 his advanced guard was attacked near Bushy Run by Indians in ambuscade, who were driven some distance by the troops. The barbarians returned to the attack, and a general action ensued, the Indians being continually repulsed and then returning to the fight. They were finally driven from their posts with fixed bayonets and dispersed. They rallied, and the next morning surrounded Bouquet's camp. After a severe conflict, they were again dispersed. In these engagements the English lost fifty killed and sixty wounded. Colonel Bouquet reached Fort Pitt four days afterwards, and the campaign was closed. In 1764 he subdued the Ohio Indians, and compelled the Shawnees and Delawares to make peace. D)r. William Smith. of Philadelphia, wrote a history of this expedition, and published it in 1765, with plates and a map. Bouquet died in Pensacola, Fla., in February, 1766.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, George 1739- (search)
of the United States from 1805 to 1812; Republican; born in Little Britain, Ulster co., N. Y., July 26, 1739; was carefully educated by his father and a Scotch clergyman, a graduate of the University of Aberdeen. In early youth George made a successful cruise in a privateer in the French and Indian War, and soon afterwards joined a militia company, as lieutenant, under his brother James, in the expedition against Fort Frontenac in 1758. He chose the profession of law, studied it with William Smith, and became distinguished in it in his native county. In 1768 he was elected a member of the Provincial Assembly, wherein lie soon became the head of a Whig minority. In 1775 he was elected to the Continental Congress, and voted for the resolution for independence in 1776; but the invasion of New York by the British from the sea called him home, and he did not sign the Declaration of Independence. He was appointed a brigadier-general, and as such performed good service in his State.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
.Rep9 Henry ClayKyRep2 1828. Andrew Jackson For foot-note references see page 291.TennDem647,231138,134178John C. Calhoun For foot-note references see page 291.S. C.Dem171 John Q. AdamsMass.Nat. R.509,09783Richard RushPaNat. R.83 William SmithS. C.Dem7 1832. Andrew Jackson For foot-note references see page 291.TennDem687,502157,313219Martin Van Buren For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Dem189 Henry ClayKyNat R.530,18949John SergeantPaNat. R.49 John FloydVaInd.33,1 references see page 291.N. Y.Dem761,54924,893170R. M. Johnson (d) For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem147 W. H. HarrisonO.Whig73Francis GrangerN. Y.Whig77 Hugh L. WhiteTennWhig26John TylerVaWhig47 Daniel WebsterMass.Whig736,65614William SmithAlaDem23 Willie P. MangumN. C.Whig11 1840. W. H. Harrison For foot-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. JohnsonKyDem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, William 1727-1803 (search)
Smith, William 1727-1803 Clergyman; born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1727; graduated at the University of Aberdeen in 1747; emigrated to America in 1750; and, accepting an invitation to take charge of the College of Philadelphia, he went to England to receive ordination as a minister in the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was placed at the head of the college in 1754. He was its founder and first provost. It was the origin of the present University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith was distinguished for his patriotism and oratory. At the request of Congress he pronounced orations on the deaths of General Montgomery and Dr. Franklin, and these are considvernment, but finally adhered to the crown and went to England at the end of the struggle in 1783. In November, 1786, he was appointed chiefjustice of Canada. Judge Smith wrote History of the province of New York from its discovery in 1732, and, with William Livingston, published Revised laws of New York, 1690–;1762. He died in
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