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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
2 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. 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. WashAlvan 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 Horatio SeymourDemocrat. 1852 Washington HuntWhig. Minthorne Tompkins. Myron H. ClarkWhig 1854Horatio SeymourDemocrat. Daniel Ullman. Green C. Bronson. John A. KingRepublican 1856 Amasa J. ParkerDemocrat. Erastus Brooks. Edwin D. MorganRepublican1858Amasa J. ParkerDemocrat. Lorenzo Burrows. Gerrit Smith. 1860William Kelly. James T. Brady. Horatio SeymourDemocrat 1862 James S. WadsworthRepublican Reuben E. FentonRepublican 1864 H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Alvan 1790-1849 (search)
Stewart, Alvan 1790-1849 Reformer; born in South Granville, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1790; educated in Burlington College, Vermont. In 1811 he became professor in the Royal School in the seigniory of St. Armand in Canada, where he was held a prisoner during a part of the War of 1812. He settled in Utica, N. Y., in 1832, and gave his time chiefly to the advocacy of slave freedom and temperance. He was the first to urge the organization of a political party having for its distinct object the abolition of slavery. His published speeches include Right of petition; Great issues between right and wrong, etc. He died in New York City, May 1, 1849.
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
Society at Worcester! Whatever it does, will tell mightily for good or evil. Whether Fitch and Woodbury will try to rally their forces on that occasion, I do not know, but think it highly probable. Should you attend, let your soul speak out as God shall give it utterance—and think not of me as your brotherin-law, but only of our glorious cause. You are, happily, too well known to be charged with being swerved or biased by our connexion. Bro. May and Phelps will be there—the Grimkes —Alvan Stewart, An eminent lawyer of Utica, N. Y., who took a leading part in the formation of the State Anti-Slavery Society in 1835 (ante, p. 42). He was not present at Worcester, nor was Gerrit Smith. The Rev. Joshua Leavitt, editor of the Emancipator, alone represented the American Society. and perhaps Gerrit Smith, and many others. The meeting will probably hold two days, but perhaps only one. . . . The course of reasoning marked out in your letter, to be given at Worcester, is very good and <
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 4: Pennsylvania Hall.—the non-resistance society.—1838. (search)
etropolis on Monday, May 7, 1838: The debates in our meetings have been quite spirited on Ms. several topics. Alvan Stewart came pretty near carrying his point, in opposition to Judge Jay, respecting an amendment of Lib. 8.77. our Constituy many of whom were induced to attend by knowing that I would be present. The meeting was addressed by Beriah Green, Alvan Stewart, Rev. Mr. Cross, Charles W. Denison, and myself. It was an John Cross. interesting occasion. The manner in which tursed soil? Yesterday afternoon, a number of our abolition friends May 11, 1838. arrived from New York—among them Alvan Stewart, St. Clair, Mr. Fuller and wife, dear Mary, etc. On board the Alanson St. Clair; John E. Fuller; Mary Benson. steambnds obtained leave of the captain to hold a discussion in the cabin on slavery. Several slaveholders were on board. Alvan Stewart had not spoken more than a minute or two before they began to shout, Down with him! Hustle him out! Throw him over
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
, and home of Goodell and his Friend of Man; home, likewise, of Alvan Stewart, whose nearly successful effort to commit the American Society to raise $32,500 for its own use during the coining year, which Alvan Stewart resisted, affirming that a dollar spent at Utica was Lib. 9.79tructions. He was ruled out of order by the presiding officer, Alvan Stewart. He then moved that freemen meant all persons, but was beaten ballot-box is the only peaceful mode of securing abolition, Alvan Stewart wrote to the Emancipator in January, 1840: An independent abolihat report was written, I listened to arguments—particularly by Alvan Stewart—which convinced me I was wrong. I corresponded with Garrison, en change that came over the trio (presumably in consequence of Alvan Stewart's persuasiveness), a circular distributed and signed by Birney,n the District, was prophetic of the fate of a third party such as Stewart, Holley, and Stanton were anxious to create. All standards were l
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 6: the schism.—1840. (search)
etween New Organization and Third Party have already appeared in this narrative, and will be more and more conspicuous as we proceed. Mr. Garrison's opposition to the latter will be understood only by bearing in mind the facts: (1) that Holley, Stewart, Birney and Gerrit Smith proposed to convert the existing anti-slavery (immediate-emancipation) organization into a political machine—in other words, to substitute one mode of action for another; (2) that they expected to do this without subtraay at Boston. The Albany Convention mustered a hundred and Apr. 1, 1840. twenty-one members enrolled, of whom one hundred and four were from New York State alone. Neither Pennsylvania nor Ohio—nor any more western State—was represented. Alvan Stewart presided. Torrey was one Emancipator, 4.198; Life of Myron Holley, p. 259. of the vice-presidents, Leavitt one of the secretaries; Holley and Elizur Wright members of the business committee, Gerrit Smith and Goodell of the committee on corr<
A. S. S., 310, 349, Western Reserve A. S. Convention, 313, Birney, Stanton and E. Wright, 310, Win. Jay, 342; urged by A. Stewart, 310, M. Holley, 310, 339, Stanton, 314, 339, E. Wright, 315, Birney, 339; started by Warsaw Convention, 319, confirmed., 240; on A. S. voting pledges, 245; unfairness, 283; proposes World's Convention, 352; letters from Birney, 294, 300, A. Stewart, 310; favors Third Party movement, 311, 341; proposes Life of Lundy by G., 323; transfer to N. Y. City A. S. Society, 3g, John M. [b. Feb. 1800], 1.399. Stetson, George, R., 1.292. Stevens, Isaac, instigates Boston mob, 2.10, 43. Stewart, —, Elder, 1.478. Stewart, Alvan [b. South Granville, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1790; d. N. Y. City, May 1, 1849], of Utica, 2.25dits Quarterly Magazine, 2.63, 178; encourages Grimkes, 317; against an Anti-Slavery party, 302, 310, 342, converted by A. Stewart, 310; involved in Woodbury's attack on G., 154, denounces G.'s course towards Clerical Appeal, 162, 168, 169, 178, char
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 8 (search)
red man, the soundness of the Prigg decision, the constitutionality of the old Fugitive Slave Law, the true construction of the slave-surrender clause,--nothing has been added, either in the way of fact or argument, to the works of Jay, Weld, Alvan Stewart, E. G. Loring, S. E. Sewall, Richard Hildreth, W. I. Bowditch, the masterly essays of the Emancipator at New York and the Liberator at Boston, and the various addresses of the Massachusetts and American Societies for the last twenty years. Thits conscience for voting under a pro-slavery government,--I heard first suggested by Mr. Garrison in 1838. It was elaborately argued that year in all our antislavery gatherings, both here and in New York, and sustained with great ability by Alvan Stewart, and in part by T. D. Weld. The antislavery construction of the Constitution was ably argued in 1886, in the a Antislavery Magazine, by Rev. Samuel J. May, one of the very first to seek the side of Mr. Garrison, and pledge to the slave his l
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 9: organization: New-England Anti-slavery Society.—Thoughts on colonization.—1832. (search)
e—or any man's life—by publishing in a thick pamphlet, with all the emphasis that a printer knows how to give with types, his Thoughts on Colonization. His Liberator editorials and this tremendous pamphlet at once struck the thinking minds of the country with wonderment and awe. Old politicians of both parties bit their lips, if they did not gnash their teeth, and, in the absence of any other defence, invoked the mob. It was in vain. The fire was kindled. When such men as the Tappans, Alvan Stewart, Gerrit Smith, General Fessenden, Theodore D. Weld, N. P. Rogers, President Storrs, Beriah Green, William Goodell, Joshua Leavitt, Amos A. Phelps, dropped the Colonization Society, Not all those mentioned by Mr. Wright waited for the publication of the Thoughts to discontinue their support of the Society. See, for Arthur Tappan, ante, p. 261, and particularly Lib. 3.55, where Mr. Tappan, after stating that the first thing which shook his confidence in the Society was the fact that ar
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 2: the Irish address.—1842. (search)
, and arrived at Rochester (450 miles from Boston) on Sunday afternoon. Wishing to keep my rest Nov. 13. unbroken, I concluded to tarry overnight, and went to a Temperance hotel near the depot, and in the morning left for Utica, Mr. Garrison's scruples about travelling on the Sabbath had apparently vanished. arriving in that beautiful city at 2 o'clock P. M. Here I concluded Nov. 13. to remain until the next morning. On going up Genesee Street, in quest of a Temperance house, I met Alvan Stewart going to church. We shook hands with each other, and he politely asked me to go and stop with him overnight. I declined, not wishing to incur any special obligations at that time, or in that quarter; but, on his invitation, I spent the evening with him and James C. Jackson (whose headquarters are now in Utica), and we had a talk on a great variety of topics, not excepting third-partyism. I spoke very plainly on the last topic, and made them both rather uneasy; for poor James evidently