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Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 24: (search)
all fragments of the shattered rings of my windpipe, and pieces of clothing which the bullet had carried along with it. I was frequently attacked with fits of suffocation, which sometimes came upon me while walking in the street, and were so violent that I had to be carried home in a state of insensibility resembling death. At last my doctor, who had but little hope of my recovery, recommended me to try the effects of country air; and having received pressing invitations from my friends at Dundee, in Hanover County, I went there towards the end of August. The very day after my arrival, my attacks, accompanied by severe fever, became so violent that I was prostrated on a sick-bed for two long months, every day of which my kind friends expected would be my last. The natural strength of my constitution, however, carried me through all these trials; and about the middle of October I was allowed to leave my room, but reduced to a skeleton, having lost ninety pounds in weight, and so wea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Charles Francis 1821- (search)
point a few miles short of that touched by the Polaris. They soon returned, when Hall was taken sick and died Nov. 8, 1871. In August, 1872, Captain Buddington attempted to return with the Polaris, but for weeks was in the icepack. She was in great peril, and preparations were made to abandon her. The boats, provisions, and nineteen of the crew were put on the ice, but before the rest of them could get out the vessel brokeloose and drifted away. Those on the ice drifted southward for 195 days, floating helplessly about 2,000 miles. An Eskimo, the friend of Captain Hall, kept the company from starving by his skill in seal-fishing. The party was picked up in April, 1873, by a Nova Scotia whaling steamer, and the Polaris made a port on an island, where her crew wintered, made boats of her boards, and set sail southward. They were picked up, June 23, by a Scotch whaler and taken to Dundee. Captain Buddington was born in Groton, Conn., Sept. 16, 1823; and died there, June 13, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Samuel 1733- (search)
Johnson, Samuel 1733- Jurist; born in Dundee, Scotland, Dec. 15, 1733; was taken to North Carolina by his father when he was three years of age, and was in civil office there under the crown until he espoused the cause of the patriots. In 1773 he was one of the North Carolina committee of correspondence and an active member of the Provincial Congress. He was chairman of the provincial council in 1775, and during 1781-82 was in the Continental Congress. In 1788 he was governor of the State, and presided over the convention that adopted the national Constitution. From 1789 to 1793 he was United States Senator, and from 1800 to 1803 was judge of the Supreme Court. He died near Edenton, N. C., Aug. 18, 1816.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), MacKENZIEenzie, William Lyon 1795- (search)
MacKENZIEenzie, William Lyon 1795- Journalist; born in Dundee, Scotland, March 12, 1795; kept a circulating library near Dundee when he was seventeen years of age, and was afterwards clerk to Lord Lonsdale, in England. He went to Canada in 1820, where he was engaged successfully in the book and drug trade in Toronto. He entered political life in 1823; edited the Colonial advocate (1824-33) and was a natural agitator. He criticised the government party, and efforts to suppress his paper fDundee when he was seventeen years of age, and was afterwards clerk to Lord Lonsdale, in England. He went to Canada in 1820, where he was engaged successfully in the book and drug trade in Toronto. He entered political life in 1823; edited the Colonial advocate (1824-33) and was a natural agitator. He criticised the government party, and efforts to suppress his paper failed. Rioters destroyed his office in 1826, and the people, whose cause he advocated, elected him to the Canadian Parliament. Five times he was expelled from that body for alleged libels in his newspaper, and was as often re-elected, until finally the Assembly got rid of him by refusing to issue a writ for a new election. He went to England in 1832, with a petition of grievances to the home government. In 1836 Toronto was incorporated a city, and Mackenzie was chosen its first mayor. He eng
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moody, Dwight Lyman 1837-1899 (search)
he great Chicago Training School for foreign missionaries and lay Christian workers. In 1873, with Ira D. Sankey, his famous co-worker, who had joined him two years before, he visited Great Britain and began Christian work in York. This mission produced many good results, and the fame of it spread widely. Later he visited Sunderland, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and other places. From England he went to Edinburgh, and soon afterwards the whole of Scotland was aroused. Great meetings were held in Dundee, Glasgow, and other important cities. After visiting the chief cities of Ireland, where he met with similar success, he returned to England, and conducted great meetings in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool. His greatest meetings of all were held in Agricultural Hall, London, where audiences of from 10,000 to 20,000 gathered. In November, 1875, enormous meetings were begun in Philadelphia, continuing for three months. Then, in turn, New York, Chicago, and Boston had similar religious
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stiles, Henry Reed 1832- (search)
Stiles, Henry Reed 1832- Physician; born in New York City, March 10, 1832; graduated at the New York Ophthalmic Hospital in 1855; settled in Brooklyn in 1856, and practised there for several years. In 1869 he was one of the originators of the American Anthropological Society, and in 1872 aided in founding the New York City Public Health Association; was in charge of the Homoeopathic Dispensary in Dundee, Scotland, in 1877-81. His publications include The history and genealogies of ancient Windsor, Conn.; Monograph on Bundling in America; History of the City of Brooklyn, N. Y., etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Frances 1795-1852 (search)
Wright, Frances 1795-1852 Reformer; born in Dundee, Scotland, Sept. 6, 1795; travelled in the United States in 1818-20 and again in 1825; and purchased in the latter year 2,000 acres of land in Tennessee, where she established a colony of emancipated slaves. She lectured extensively on slavery and established what were called Fanny Wright societies. She published Views on Society and manners in America, etc. She died in Cincinnati, O., Dec. 14, 1852.
331Lattice. 1861DirschanVistula39840Lattice 1874St. Louis Two side arches of 497 feet each. See tubular-arch bridge.Mississippi351551 5Tubular arch Eads. 1886KuilinburgLeck9515 Clear span of main truss, 492 feet; also one span of 262 feet; seven of 187 feet each. See d, Fig. 2702.Level.LatticeMichaelis. Louisville Whole length, 5,294 feet; weight of iron, 8,723,000 pounds.Ohio29400LevelTruss The iron truss-girder bridge over the Tay in Scotland, about 1 1/4 miles west of Dundee, is to be 10,320 feet in length, and to have, commencing on the Fifeshire side, spans as follows: three spans of 60 feet, two of 70, twenty-two of 120, fourteen of 200, sixteen of 120, twenty-five of 66, one of 160, and six of 27 feet. The bridge will thus have eighty-nine spans, and has a hight of about 78 feet above mean high water. The Girard Avenue Bridge, Philadelphia, is shown on the opposite page. It crosses the Schuylkill River at the entrance to the Fairmount Park, and was built
-cel′lar. An oil-reservoir in the bottom of a journal-box. Oil-cloth. A tarpaulin. Painted canvas for floor-covering. The latter description is prepared from cloth especially woven for the purpose, frequently of great width, and covered on each side by a peculiar series of processes, with paint. Figures or patterns in oil-colors are afterward printed on one side by means of wooden blocks. See floor-cloth. Floor oil-cloth is manufactured from jute, made principally at Dundee, Scotland. This is woven into widths of frequently from 18 to 24 feet, in looms at which two men, one on each side, are employed in throwing the shuttle. The length of the warp often exceeds 100 yards. The pieces are cut to the desired size, and these smaller pieces are stretched upon upright wooden frames, each of which has a series of scaffolds, reached by a ladder at one end of the frame. When the canvas is perfectly stretched, a weak solution of size is laid on with a brush, and while ye
Scotland. a Glasgow tea-party. Edinburgh hospitality. Aberdeen. Dundee and Birmingham. Joseph Sturge. Elihu Burritt. London. the Lord e, Scots wha hae, and Bonnie Doon, and then, changing the key, sang Dundee, Elgin, and Martyr. Take care, said Mr. S.; don't get too much et. Then came, in their turn, deputations from Paisley, Greenock, Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Belfast in Ireland; calls of friendship, ace and voice made our journey a pleasant one. When we got into Dundee it seemed all alive with welcome. We went in the carriage with the. When they came to sing the closing hymn, I hoped they would sing Dundee; but they did not, and I fear in Scotland, as elsewhere, the characational melodies are giving way before more modern ones. We left Dundee at two o'clock, by cars, for Edinburgh again, and in the evening atf Edinburgh. We have received letters from the workingmen, both in Dundee and Glasgow, desiring our return to attend soirees in those cities.
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