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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
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and one at the breast, all beset the office and wanted passports to leave the country. This was on account of the late conscription proclamation of Jefferson Davis. It is not fair, said the Richmond Enquirer, that those who have drained the very life-blood of our people, should be let off thus quietly, and not made to shed the first, at least, if not the last, drop of blood for the Government which protected them in the collection of their hoarded pelf. --Vallandigham arrived at Niagara Falls, Canada West, and issued an address to the people of Ohio.--(Doc. 129.) General John G. Parke, with a body of National troops, was attacked by a legion of South-Carolina troops, near Jackson, Miss. After an engagement of half an hour the rebels retreated with a loss of three hundred, leaving the Nationals in possession of the field. The draft riot continued at New York City. Mayor Opdyke issued a proclamation announcing that the riot, which for two days had disgraced the city, had b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 (search)
iety at the bedside of a dying wife, was prostrated with disease. He died in Pleasantville, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1872. Mr. Greeley was the author of several books, his most considerable work being a history of the Civil War, in 6 volumes, The American conflict. Mr. Greeley died in a full belief in the doctrine of universal salvation, which he had held for many years. In the summer of 1864 a number of leading conspirators against the life of the republic were at the Clifton House, at Niagara Falls, in Canada, where they plotted schemes for exciting hostile feelings between the United States and Great Britain; for burning Northern cities; rescuing the Confederate prisoners on and near the borders of Canada; spreading contagious diseases in the national military camps; and, ultimately, much greater mischief. These agents were visited by members of the peace party (q. v.). At the suggestion, it is said, of a conspicuous leader of that faction, a scheme was set on foot to make the loyal pe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Noyes, John Humphrey 1811-1886 (search)
Noyes, John Humphrey 1811-1886 Clergyman; born in Brattleboro, Vt., Sept. 6, 1811; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1830; licensed to preach in 1833, and in the following year declared he had experienced a second conversion. Hefounded a new sect called Perfectionists in Putnam county, Vt. After twelve years he imbibed some of the teachings of Fourier and persuaded his disciples to live in communities. In 1848 he went with his followers to Oneida, N. Y., where he established the Oneida Community. He taught that God had a dual body— male and female. The only successful communities, those founded at Oneida, N. Y., and Wallingford, Conn., adopted what was named complex marriage, and lived in a unity house. Subsequently they were compelled to abandon complex marriage and their number soon diminished. Noyes published The second coming of Christ; History of American socialism, etc. He died in Niagara Falls, Canada, April 13, 188
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 11: (search)
e a great causey, into the darker chaos of the future, will not be likely to find many who will venture on his new, wondrous pontifrice. Those that do, will, I think, be seen dropping through it, one after another, like the crowds in Mirza's vision in the Spectator, but none will get over by it to the shadowy land beyond. It is no common man, however, that undertook such a work, and if you ever find out who he is, I pray you to send me word. . . . . To G. T. Curtis, Boston. Niagara Falls, Upper Canada, July 23, 1845. my dear George,—We begin to want to hear again from you and Mary, and so I muster me up to thank you for your letter and ask for another. I have, however, little to say. We passed a very quiet life at Geneseo, Mr. Ticknor and his family passed the months from June to October, 1845, in the village of Geneseo, New York, near to the country houses of their friends, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Wadsworth and Miss Wadsworth. In a letter, written after his return home,