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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
llion against the United States, the following, to wit: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana (except the parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, Ste. Marie, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the city of New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are, for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are, and henceforward shall be, free; and that the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and nava
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Upshur, Abel Parker 1790- (search)
Upshur, Abel Parker 1790- Statesman; born in Northampton county, Va., June 17, 1790; admitted to the bar in 1810; practised in-Richmond, Va., in 1810-24; judge of the General Court of Virginia in 1829-41; Secretary of the Navy in 1841-43. In the latter year he succeeded Daniel Webster as Secretary of State. He published Brief inquiry into the true nature and character of our federal government; Review of Judge Joseph story's commentaries on the Constitution. He was killed with several others on the Potomac River, near Washington, by the explosion of a large wrought-iron gun on the United States steamer Princeton, the discharge of which he was witnessing, Feb. 28, 1844.