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n and citizens.--(Doc. 116.) Jefferson Davis sent a message to the Congress at Montgomery to-day. While reading in Congress, the allusion to Virginia was loudly cheered. A quotation from President Lincoln's proclamation advising the people of the South to retire to their homes within twenty days, was met with derisive laughter from the crowd in the galleries. Nearly all the members of Congress were present.--Charleston Mercury, April 30.--(Doc. 117.) Citizens of Weverton, Frederick Co., Maryland, in a letter to Governor Hicks, protest against the entrance of Virginia troops from Harper's Ferry into their State.--(Doc. 118.) There was an interesting display of patriotism by the young ladies of Brooklyn (N. Y.) Heights Seminary. They unfurled a beautiful flag at their chapel, in Montague street, where speeches were made by Dr. West, the principal; Professor Washburne of Harvard Law School, and Rev. Dr. Storrs. A preliminary meeting, to make arrangements for providing
e of Federal troops across her soil; and not only forbid, but resist it. Baltimore was a Secession volcano in full eruption; while the counties south of that city were overwhelmingly in sympathy with the Slaveholders' Rebellion, and their few determined Unionists completely overawed and silenced. The counties near Baltimore, between that city and the Susquehanna, were actively cooperating with the Rebellion, or terrified into dumb submission to its behests. The great populous counties of Frederick, Washington, and Alleghany, composing Western Maryland--having few slaves — were preponderantly loyal; but they were overawed and paralyzed by the attitude of the rest of the State, and still more by the large force of rebel Virginians — said to be 5,000 strong — who had been suddenly pushed forward to Harper's Ferry, and who, though not in season to secure the arms and munitions there deposited, threatened Western Maryland from that commanding position. Thus, only the county of Cecil, in<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Bradley Tyler 1829- (search)
Johnson, Bradley Tyler 1829- Lawyer; born in Frederick, Md., Sept. 29, 1829; graduated at Princeton in 1849; studied law at the Harvard Law School in 1850-51, and began practice in Frederick. In 1851 he was State attorney of Frederick county. In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions in Charleston and Baltimore; voted for the States' Rights platform; and, with most of the Maryland delegates, withdrew from the convention, and gave his support to the Breckinridge and Lane ticket. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate army, rising from the rank of captain to that of brigadier-general. After the war he practised law in Richmond, Va., till 1879, and then in Baltimore till 1890. He was a member of the State Senate in 1875-79. His publications include Chase's decisions; The foundation of Maryland; Life of General Washington; Memoirs of Joseph E. Johnston; The Confederate history of Maryland, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Key, Francis Scott 1780- (search)
Key, Francis Scott 1780- Author; born in Frederick county, Md., Aug. 9, 1780; was a lawyer and poet, and, removing to Washington, D. C., became district attorney. A collection of his poems was Francis Scott Key. published after his death, in Baltimore, Jan. 11. 1843. The Star-Spangled banner On the return of the British to their vessels after the capture of Washington, they carried with them Dr. Beanes, an influential and well-known physician of Upper Marlboro. His friends begged for his release, but Admiral Cockburn refused to give him up, and sent him on board the flag-ship of Admiral Cochrane. Key, then a resident of Georgetown, well known for his affability of manner, was requested to go to Signature of Francis Scott Key. Cochrane as a solicitor for the release of the doctor. He consented, and the President granted him permission. In company with John S. Skinner, a well-known citizen of Baltimore, he went in the cartel-ship Minden, under a flag of truce. They
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McSherry, James 1819-1869 (search)
McSherry, James 1819-1869 Author; born in Frederick county, Md., July 29, 1819; graduated at St. Mary's College, Emmettsburg, Md., in 1828; admitted to the bar in 1840; began practice in Gettysburg, but removed to Frederick City, where he engaged in his profession till his death. His publications include History of Maryland, 1634-1848; Pere Jean, or the Jesuit Missionary, etc. He died in Frederick City, Md., July 13, 1869.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Methodist Episcopal Church, (search)
immediate results. It was reserved for Philip Embury and Robert Strawbridge, two Wesleyan local preachers from Ireland, to really organize the movement in America. Embury began his work in the lower part of New York City by gathering a few Methodists together for regular worship. In 1768 these people built the first Methodist church in America, on John Street. The site is still occupied by a Methodist edifice. Strawbridge at about the same time gathered about him a few people in Frederick county, Md. The first annual conference was held in Philadelphia in 1773, but the Methodist Episcopal Church was not formally established till Dec. 24, 1784, when a general conference met in Baltimore. By the latter year the number of members had increased to 14,988. Although they had formed societies, they were without an ordained ministry during the Revolutionary War. When this condition of affairs was reported to John Wesley, he appointed Dr. Thomas Coke, a presbyter of the Church of Englan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schley, Winfield Scott 1839- (search)
Schley, Winfield Scott 1839- Naval officer; born in Frederick county, Md., Oct. 9, 1839; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1860; was with the West Gulf blockading squadron in 1861; took part in the engagements which led to the surrender of Port Hudson, La., in 1863; was promoted lieutenant-commander in 1866, and commander in 1874. He was placed in command of the Arctic relief expedition in 1884, and rescued Lieutenant Greely and six survivors at Cape Sabine. He was promoted captain in 1888, and in 1891, when a number of American sailors were stoned by a mob in Valparaiso, Chile, he went to that port in command of the Baltimore and settled the trouble. In August, 1891, the Baltimore, still under his command, was detailed to convey the remains of John Ericsson (q. v.) to Sweden, in recognition of which service he received a gold medal from the King of Sweden. He was promoted commodore in February, 1898, and when the American-Spanish War began was given command of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
efuge in New York. The Assembly, prorogued from 1763, meets and protests against the Stamp Act, and appoints Col. Edward Tilghman, William Murdock, and Thomas Ringgold delegates to the congress of deputies from all the colonies......1765 Frederick county court deciding the Stamp Act unconstitutional, a popular demonstration takes place, the Sons of liberty carry through the streets a coffin inscribed, The Stamp Act expired of a mortal stab received from the Genius of Liberty in Frederick cFrederick county court, Nov. 23, 1765, aged 22 days ......Nov. 30, 1765 Public officers in Annapolis, urged by the people, treat the Stamp Act as a nullity......April 3, 1766 People of Maryland enter into articles for non-importation of British superfluities and for the promotion of American manufactures......June 20, 1769 British bark Good Intent, arriving at Annapolis, a meeting of the Associators is held, and it is resolved that the cargo of English goods should not be landed......1770 Assem
Doc. 118.--the Weverton letter. Weverton, Frederick County, Md., April 29, 1861. To Gov. Hicks:--At a meeting held in Weverton, by the citizens of Washington and Frederick Counties, the following memorial was agreed to, and ordered to be presented to your Excellency, by a Committee appointed for that purpose: Whereas, since the occupation of Harper's Ferry by the troops of Virginia, a number of soldiers have at different times crossed over into our State, and, under pretence of obtaining arms, have disturbed the peace of the neighborhood, and outraged the feelings of citizens by searching private dwellings; and whereas the citizens of Sandy Hook, Weverton, and vicinity, protesting against the right of troops from Virginia invading our soil for such unfriendly purposes, do hereby beseech your Excellency to adopt such measures as, in your good judgment, will be sufficient to prevent any repetition of similar outrages. We, furthermore, would especially state that troops
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
from that State served in the armies of the Confederacy. There are no data by which an approximate estimate can be made of the number furnished, but the above conjecture is reasonable and probable. It is certain that there was no neighborhood in Maryland from Mason and Dixon's line to the seashore, from which all the young men of the better class did not go to military service in Virginia, and an examination now will show Maryland Confederate soldiers still living all over the State. Frederick county, which was a Union stronghold, shows a list of over one thousand Confederates. The Marylanders were scattered throughout the armies of the Confederacy. In Virginia, in Georgia, in Mississippi, in Arkansas, they were found serving in the ranks of their regiments, or as commissioned officers from captain to brigadier-general. A large percentage, the majority, of the officers in the army and navy of the United States from Maryland, resigned their commissions, and entered the service of
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