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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Choate, Rufus 1799-1859 (search)
Choate, Rufus 1799-1859 Lawyer; born in Essex, Mass., Oct. 1, 1799; studied at the Cambridge Law School, and, with William Wirt, became one of the most eminent lawyers and orators of his time. He began the practice of law at Danvers, Mass., in 1824. He was a distinguished member of both branches of his State legislature, a member of the Lower House of Congress, and United States Senator, succeeding Daniel Webster in 1841. In 1853 he was attorney-general of Massachusetts. After the death of Webster, Mr. Choate was the acknowledged leader of the Massachusetts bar. Impaired health compelled him to retire from public life in 1858. He died in Halifax, N. S., July 13, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831- (search)
Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831- Military officer; born in Danvers, Mass., April 12, 1831; educated at Partridge's Military Academy, Norwich, Conn., and became a railroad surveyor in Illinois and Iowa and westward to the Rocky Mountains. He was sent to Washington in 1861 to procure arms and equipments for Iowa volunteers, and became colonel of the 4th Iowa Regiment in July. He commanded a brigade on the extreme right at the battle of Pea Ridge, and was wounded. For his services there he was made brigadier-general. He was appointed to the command of the District of the Mississippi in June, 1862. He was with Sherman in his Georgia campaign, and was promoted to major-general. He finally commanded the 16th Corps in that campaign, and in December, 1864, he succeeded Rosecrans in command of the Department of Missouri. In 1867-69 he was a member of Congress from Iowa, and subsequently was engaged in railroad business.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fowler, Samuel page 1800- (search)
Fowler, Samuel page 1800- Antiquarian; born in Danvers, Mass., April 22, 1800; aided in founding the Essex Institute. He was the author of articles in the Historical collections of the Essex Institute; Life and character of the Rev. Samuel Parris, of Salem village, and his connection with the witchcraft delusion of 1692, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peabody, George 1795-1869 (search)
Peabody, George 1795-1869 Philanthropist; born at Danvers, Mass., Feb. 18, 1795. After serving as a clerk in his uncle's store in Georgetown, D. C., in 1812-13, he became a partner with Elisha Riggs, in New York City, and afterwards in Baltimore. In July, 1843, he became a banker, in London, and amassed an immense fortune, which he used in making princely benefactions, as follows: To his native town, $200,000, to establish a lyceum and library; to the first Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, $10,000; to found an institute of science, literature, and the fine arts, in Baltimore, $1,400,000; and, in 1862, to the city of London, $2,500,000, for the benefit of its poor, for which the Queen gave him her portrait, the city its freedom, and the citizens erected a statue of him. In 1866 he gave to Harvard University $150,000 to establish a museum and professorship of American archaeology and ethnology, and, the same year, to the Southern Educational Fund, just created,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, Moses 1755-1822 (search)
Porter, Moses 1755-1822 Military officer; born in Danvers, Mass., in 1755: was in the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill, and many of the prominent battles of the Revolution, and was one of the few old officers selected for the first peace establishment. In 1791 he was promoted to captain, and served under Wayne in 1794. In March, 1812, he was colonel of light artillery, and was distinguished at the capture of Fort George, in May, 1813. He accompanied Wilkinson's army on the St. Lawrence, and in the autumn of 1814 was brevetted brigadier-general, and ordered to the defence of Norfolk, Va. He died in Cambridge, April 14, 1822.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Putnam, Israel 1718- (search)
Putnam, Israel 1718- Military officer; born in Salem (the part now Danvers), Mass., Jan. 7, 1718; he settled in Pomfret, Conn., in 1739, where he acquired a good estate; raised a company, and served in the French and Indian War with so much efficiency that in 1757 he was promoted to the rank of major. While Abercrombie was resting Israel Putnam in 1776. securely in his intrenchments at Lake George after his repulse at Ticonderoga, two or three of his convoys had been cut off by French scouting-parties, and he sent out Majors Rogers and Putnam to intercept them. Apprised of this movement, Montcalm sent Molang, an active partisan, to waylay the English detachment. While marching through the forest (August, 1758), in three divisions, within a mile of Fort Anne, the left, led by Putnam, fell into an ambuscade of Indians, who attacked the English furiously, uttering horrid yells. Putnam and his men fought bravely. His fusee at length missed fire with the muzzle at the breast
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Robert Treat Paine as their delegates to the Continental Congress. This was the last session of the Massachusetts Assembly under a royal governor. In February, 1775, Gage heard that some cannon had been deposited at Salem by the patriots, and on Sunday, the 26th, he sent Colonel Leslie, with 140 regular troops, in a vessel from Castle William to seize them. They landed at Marblehead and marched to Salem, but, not finding the cannon there, moved on towards Danvers. Reaching a drawbridge over a stream between the two towns, they found a large number of people assembled there, and on the opposite side forty militia under Col. Timothy Pickering. The bridge was drawn up. Leslie ordered it to be let down, but Pickering refused, declaring it to be private property. Leslie determined to ferry a few troops over in a gondola that lay near. Perceiving this, some of the militia instantly scuttled the vessel. The minister at Salem (Mr. Barnard), fearing ins
.....Dec. 20, 1783 Virginia deed of cession dated......March 1, 1784 New Ohio Company formed in Boston......1786 Rufus Putnam, Samuel Parsons, and Manasseh Cutler made directors of the Ohio Company......March, 1787 Northwest territorial government established......July 13, 1787 Gen. Samuel H. Parsons appointed judge in and over the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio River......1787 Mayflower leaves Sumrill's Ferry on the Youghiogheny with pioneers from Danvers, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., to form a permanent settlement in Ohio......April 2, 1788 They land at Marietta......April 7, 1788 First meeting of the agents and directors of the Ohio Company west of the Alleghanies; they name the place Marietta, after Marie Antoinette, Queen of France......July 2, 1788 Gen. Arthur St. Clair arrives at Fort Harmar as governor of Northwestern Territory......July 9, 1788 Washington county formed......July 12, 1788 Governor St. Clair establishes civi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
hether of our own or the new generation, who may assemble on the occasion of commemoration. There is work yet to be done which will task the best efforts of us all. For thyself, I need not say that the love and esteem of early boyhood have lost nothing by the test of time; and I am, very cordially, thy friend, John G. Whittier. Anti-slavery anniversary. Read at the semi-centennial celebration of the American Anti-slavery Society at Philadelphia on Dec. 3, 1883: Oak Knoll, Danvers, Mass. Nov. 30, 1883. I need not say how gladly I would be with you at the semi-centennial of the American Anti-slavery Society. I am, I regret to say, quite unable to gratify this wish, and can only represent myself by a letter. Looking back over the long years of half a century, I can scarcely realize the conditions under which the convention of 1833 assembled. Slavery was predominant. Like Apollyon in Pilgrim's progress, it straddled over the whole breadth of the way. Church and S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Witchcraft, Salem (search)
ed to the General Court, where a majority of that body declared her guilty, and she was hanged. In 1688 a young girl in Danvers (a part of Salem) accused a maid-servant of theft. The servant's mother, a wild Irishwoman and a Roman Catholic, declaraft, and who believed America was originally peopled with a crew of witches transported hither by the devil —hastened to Danvers, with other clergymen as superstitious as himself, spending a whole day there in fasting and prayer, and so controlled tred broadcast among the people, and bore terrible fruit not long afterwards. In 1692 an epidemic disease broke out in Danvers resembling epilepsy. The physicians could not control it, and, with Mather's sermon before them, they readily ascribed ight not be visited by the judgments of an avenging God on his country, his family, and himself. The parish minister at Danvers in whose family the affliction started, and who was zealous in promoting the prosecutions, was compelled to leave the co