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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 10 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gage, Lyman Judson 1836- (search)
Gage, Lyman Judson 1836- Financier; born in De Ruyter, Madison co., N. Y., June 28, 1836; was educated at the Academy in Rome, N. Y.; entered the Oneida Central Bank when seventeen years old, and served as office-boy and junior clerk till 1855, when he removed to Chicago, where he was a clerk in a planing-mill in 1855-58. He then became a book-keeper in the Merchants' Loan and Trust Company, and was afterwards cashier. In 1868 he was made cashier, in 1882 vice-president, and in 1891 president of the First National Bank of Chicago. He was the first president of the board of directors of the Lyman Judson Gage. World's Columbian Exposition; served three times as president of the American Bankers' Association; first president of the Chicago Bankers' Club; and twice president of the Civil Federation of Chicago. On March 5, 1897, he was appointed Secretary of the United States Treasury. See embargo acts.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nye, James Warren 1814-1876 (search)
Nye, James Warren 1814-1876 Lawyer; born in De Ruyter, N. Y., June 10, 1814; received an academical education and began practising law in Madison county, N. Y. In 1861 he was appointed governor of Nevada Territory, where he greatly aided in holding the far Western States and Territories from seceding at the outbreak of the Civil War, and in 1865 and 1867 was elected United States Senator from Nevada. He died in White Plains, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1876.
I. 1374, 5, 8. Godwin, III. 381—2. Heeren, i. 156. A naval war soon followed, which Cromwell eager- 1652 ly desired, and Holland as earnestly endeavored to avoid. The spirit of each people was kindled with the highest national enthusiasm; the commerce of the world was the prize contended for; the ocean was the scene of the conflict; and the annals of recorded time had never known so many great naval actions in such quick succession. This was the war in which Blake, and Ayscue, and De Ruyter, gained their glory; and Tromp fixed a broom to his mast in bravado, as if to sweep the English flag from the seas. Cromwell was not disposed to trammel the industry of Virginia, and Maryland, and New England. His ambition aspired to make England the commercial emporium of the world. His plans extended to the possession of the harbors in the Spanish Netherlands; France was obliged to pledge her aid to conquer, and her consent to yield Dunkirk, Mardyke and Gravelines; and Dunkirk, in t
the protective system and concessions to free trade; in the Mediterranean, their fleet, under De Ruyter, was preparing to suppress the piracies of the Barbary states, and punish the foes of Christen The landing of British troops in Holland could be prevented only by three naval engagements. De Ruyter and the younger Tromp had been bitter enemies; the latter had been disgraced on the accusationlsbay, where the Dutch with fifty-two June 7. ships of the line engaged an enemy with eighty, De Ruyter was successful in his first manoeuvres, while the extraordinary ardor of Tromp plunged headlong into dangers which he could not overcome; the frank and true-hearted De Ruyter checked himself in the career of victory, and turned to the relief of his rival. Oh, there comes grandfather to the rst raged, and was exhausted, and was again renewed with unexampled fury. But victory was with De Ruyter and the younger Tromp, the guardians of their country. The British fleet retreated, and was p