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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burke, Aedanus, 1743-1802 (search)
Burke, Aedanus, 1743-1802 Jurist; born in Galway, Ireland, June 16, 1743; was educated at St. Omers for a priest; emigrated to View of the place where the British laid down their arms. South Carolina, and there engaged with the patriots in their conflict with Great Britain. He was a lawyer, and in 1778 was made a judge of the Supreme Court of South Carolina. He served two years in the army; was in Congress (1789-91); and after serving in the State legislature, he became chancellor of the common-wealth. He died in Charleston, S. C., March 3, 1802. Judge Burke was a thorough republican, and wrote a famous pamphlet against the Cincinnati Society (q. v.) that was translated into French by Mirabeau, and used by him with much effect during the French Revolution. Burke opposed its aristocratic features. He also opposed the national Constitution, fearing consolidated power. Burke, Edmund
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 26: three months in Europe. (search)
om cloisters, from drawing-rooms, even from foreign lands if need be, to devote their time and efforts to the work without earthly recompense or any stipulation save for a bare subsistence, which the less needy Catholics, or even the more liberal Protestants, in every parish, would gladly proffer them. Perfectly practicable—perfectly impossible! The following is the only incident of his Irish tour that space can be found for here:— Walking with a friend through one of the back streets of Galway beside the outlet of the Lakes, I came where a girl of ten years old was breaking up hard brook pebbles into suitable fragments to mend. roads with. We halted, and M. asked her how much she received for that labor. She answered, Sixpence a car-load. How long will it take you to break a car-load? About a, fortnight. He concluded his brief sketch of this country with the words, Alas! unhappy Ireland. Yet, on a calmer and fuller survey of Ireland's case, and after an enumeration of
for the reorganization of the volunteer troops of the nation, and until 1890 served as a member of the executive committee of the National Guard association of the United States. In 1886 he was appointed United States minister to Columbia, a position he held until June 22, 1889. Since then he has been occupied in literary pursuits, being the author of a school history of Virginia, and other works. Brigadier-General Patrick T. Moore Brigadier-General Patrick T. Moore was born at Galway, Ireland, September 22, 1821, son of John Moore, who removed to Canada with his family in 1835, and soon after was appointed consul at Boston. Coming to Richmond at the age of twenty-nine years, General Moore engaged in business as a merchant, until the outbreak of war, when, having been for some time a captain of militia, he offered his services to the State. In the spring of 1861 he was commissioned colonel of the First regiment, Virginia infantry, which was assigned to Longstreet's brigade
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
ver the tide comes in above normal. All the surrounding country is a low marsh, except where the town is located on a ridge about three feet above low tide. The town is situated on the west or Texas side, about five miles from the gulf end of the stream. On the Texas bank the Confederates had erected a mud fort about one mile from the gulf. This fort was manned by forty-two men all told, under the command of Lieutenant Richard (commonly known as Dick) W. Dowling. He was born in Galway, Ireland, and came to America when a child with his parents, who settled in New Orleans, La. He was at the time of this battle very young, but he was a brave soldier, and fully competent to do the work which fate had destined for him. On the 7th of September, the night previous to the battle, the Federal fleet began arriving from New Orleans. When daylight came the Confederates viewed with consternation the formidable sight. They had not one charge of ammunition, nor even a hand-bar with wh
Later from Europe.arrival of the Prince Albert. St. Johns, Nov. 4. --The Prince Albert, which left Galway on the 23d, arrived at St. Johns Friday night. The North American had arrived out. The Neapolitans voted almost unanimously for annexation. The Royal Meeting was progressing at Warsaw. The Duke of Richmond was dead. The Gazette de Lyons had been suppressed for incessant appeals for agitation. It was reported that Garibaldi would be offered a rank of Prince and General after annexation was effected. The Sardians had beaten a corps of the Neapolitans, taken 800 prisoners, and captured a portion of artillery. It was reported that Garibaldi's ships had been captured by Spanish and Austrian ships. It was said that Austria had given positive assurance that she will not draw sword unless Rome is attacked. The Galway company had ordered two new steamers. Commercial. Cotton — Sales for Monday amounted to 10,000 bales, and the
inging that beautiful production of our national composer?" "Give me your little dog, Prince, " she immediately replied. "You shall have him to-morrow, Madame." The next day the servant brought the animal. As it was very cold that day, the Prince had wrapped the little fellow in an Indian cashmere worth 15,000f., and he begged Madame Bosio to "accept the dog with his wrapper." Collection in Dublin for Capt. Wilson of the Minnie Schiffer. --Since Mr. Persse, United States Consul at Galway, forwarded to the Dublin Evening Mail office ten guineas, as his subscription to Capt. John Wilson, who so nobly came to the rescue of the sufferers in the Connaught, numerous citizens of Dublin have followed his example. The Mail says: "We suggest that a committee should at once be formed for the purpose of taking charge of the work of guiding and eliciting the expression of the public gratitude to the gallant Captain of the Minnie Schiffer. We shall ourselves feel pleasure in doing
Four days later from Europe.arrival of the Prince Albert, St. Jones, N. F., March 9. --The Galway Company's steamship, Prince Albert, which left Galway on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 26th, arrived at this port en route to N. York, at 8 o'clock this morning. The Prince Albert's dates are four days later than those received per steamship North Briton at Portland. The Cunard steamship, Arabia, from New York, arrived at Queenstown on Saturday evening, February 23d. The steamship Niagara sailed from Queenstown on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14th, at 4 o'clock, for Halifax and Boston. Political news unimportant. The Prince Albert brings no news of the Australasian. Commercial intelligence. Liverpool, February 26th,P. M. --Cotton.--The sales to-day have been 8,000 bales, including 2,000 to speculators and exporters. Messrs. Hewitt & Co. report an advance of ½@3-16 of a penny per cent. since Friday last, the market closing firm at the advance.
Later from Europe.Arrival of the city of Baltimore. New York, March 28 --The steamship City of Baltimore, from Liverpool on the 13th instant, arrived this morning. The Jura, Kangaroo, Nova Scotian, and Fulton had arrived out. The city of Messina had surrendered to the Sardinian forces. The Hibernia, of the Galway line, would make her first trip on the 26th inst. The French Legislature was engaged in debating the Emperor's address. The main topic was his Orleans policy. Several members strongly denounced associating with the English policy, which had proved victorious in Italy. One member warned the Government against the suicidal policy, and predicted internal danger ahead. All was quiet at Warsaw. Russian troops continued to arrive. The Conference on the Syrian question was being held. It was expected an agreement would soon be decided upon. Dispatches were received announcing that the Mussulman of Syria were assuming a threatening att
erations. The Sultan of Turkey was also to receive a money consideration. Spain has ordered six screw war frigates of the first class, in order that she may be superior on the sea to the American flag. Count Teleki had committed suicide. It is positively asserted that Mr. Gladstone will announce in the House of Commons tonight that the mail contract with the Galway steamship line has terminated. It is stated authoritatively that negotiations for the withdrawal of the French forces from Rome are approaching a conclusion. The first steamer from Liverpool for New Orleans is advertised to sail on the 7th of August. The steamship Niagara, from Boston, via Halifax, arrived at Liverpool on the 13th instant. The steamship Columbia from New York, via St. Johns, N. F., arrived at Galway on the 14th The steamship Jura, from Quebec, arrived at Londonderry on the 14th. The steamship City of Washington, from New York, arrived at Queenstown on the 15th.
turn of Hon. George M. Dallas--Debate in the English House of Lords on the blockade. The steamer America with dates to the 19th arrived at Halifax on the 30th of May, from Liverpool. The America has over $1,000,000 in specie. Hon. Geo. Mr. Dallas, late U. S. Minister to England, is a passenger. The steamer City of Washington had arrived out. The Hibernian had put back to Liverpool, with damaged machinery. The North Briton took her place, sailing on the 18th. The Galway contract has been annulled, but the boat will continue to run. Mr. Adams, the new Ambassador, had been presented at Court. In the House of Lords the Earl of Elleuborough asked the Government whether the term "lawful blockade," in the proclamation, was to be interpreted literally or with qualifications, as according to the strict meaning of the Paris agreement, it was impossible to maintain an effective blockade. He complained of the vagueness of the proclamation in respect to art
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