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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 17 7 Browse Search
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States 16 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 23, 1865., [Electronic resource] 12 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 8 0 Browse Search
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 6 0 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 4 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 2 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anti-Masonic party. (search)
Morgan, a citizen of western New York, announced his intention to publish a book in which the secrets of freemasonry were to be disclosed. It was printed at Batavia, N. Y. On Sept. 11 Morgan was seized at Batavia, upon a criminal charge, by a company of men who came from Canandaigua. He was taken to that place, tried and acquitBatavia, upon a criminal charge, by a company of men who came from Canandaigua. He was taken to that place, tried and acquitted on the criminal charge, but was immediately arrested on a civil process for a trifling debt. He was cast into jail there, and the next night was discharged by those who procured his arrest, taken from prison at nine o'clock at night, and at the door was seized and thrust into a carriage in waiting, which was driven rapidly towde violent attempts to suppress Morgan's announced book, and this outrage was charged upon the fraternity. A committee was appointed, at a public meeting held at Batavia, to endeavor to ferret out the perpetrators of the outrage. They found evidences of the existence of what they believed to be Stone idol at Copan, 13 feet in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holland land Company. (search)
sed and surrendered that portion of the land to which the Indian title was unextinguished, in consideration of which the State relinquished two-thirds of the contract price. In 1796 Robert Morris purchased from the State this portion also, extinguished the Indian title, sold off several large tracts upon the east side of and along the Genesee River, and mortgaged the residue to Wilhelm Willink, of Amsterdam, and eleven associates, called the Holland Land Company. This company, by the foreclosure of the mortgage, acquired full title to the land, surveyed it, and opened their first land office in Batavia, N. Y., in 1801. It was in this land speculation that Robert Morris was involved in financial ruin, and compelled to endure the privations of a debtor's prison for a long time. The Holland Land Company having sold the larger part of the domain, they, in 1805, conveyed the residue of the wild lands to several companies, who finally disposed of all to bona fide purchasers and settlers.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lewis, Meriwether (search)
o obtain them, for which purpose open letters of credit shall be furnished you, authorizing you to draw on the executive of the United States, or any of its officers, in any part of the world, on which drafts can be disposed of, and to apply with our recommendations to the consuls, agents, merchants, or citizens of any nation with which we have intercourse, assuring them, in our name, that any aids they may furnish you shall be honorably repaid, and on demand. Our consuls, Thomas Hewes, at Batavia, in Java, William Buchanan, in the Isles of France and Bourbon, and John Elmslie, at the Cape of Good Hope, will be able to supply your necessities by drafts on us. Should you find it safe to return by the way you go, after sending two of your party round by sea, or with your whole party, if no conveyance by sea can be found, do so, making such observations on your return as may serve to supply, correct, or confirm those made on your outward journey. On re-entering the United States a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Martindale, John Henry 1815-1881 (search)
Martindale, John Henry 1815-1881 Military officer; born in Sandy Hill, N. Y., March 20, 1815; graduated at West Point in 1835; left the army the next year, and became a civil engineer; and finally practised law in Batavia, N. Y. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers in August, 1861, and served in the Army of the Potomac, in the campaign of 1862, under Gen. Fitz-John Porter. He was in the Army of the James, and also in the army of the Potomac, in the campaign against Richmond, commanding (in July and September, 1864) the 18th Army Corps. For gallantry at Malvern Hill (q. v.) he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He resigned in 1864, and was made attorney-general of New York in 1866. He died in Nice, France, Dec. 13, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, William 1775- (search)
Morgan, William 1775- Freemason; born in Culpeper county, Va., in 1775; died by violence, Sept. 19, 1826. Was in the battle of New Orleans; and was a brewer in Toronto, Canada, in 1821. He was a resident, in 1826, of Batavia, N. Y., where he was seized, carried to Fort Niagara, and, as many persons have since believed, was drowned in Lake Ontario, because it was reported that he was about to publish an exposure of the secrets of Freemasonry. This affair created intense excitement and a new political party. See Anti-Masonic party.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Niagara, Fort (search)
beginning at sunset and ending at midnight (Lundy's Lane, Battle of.). The Americans were left in quiet possession of the field. Brown and Scott were both wounded, and the command devolved on General Ripley, who withdrew to Fort Erie. Drummond again advanced with 5,000 men, and appeared before Fort Erie on Aug. 4 and prepared for a siege. There was almost incessant cannonading from the 7th to the 14th. On the 15th Drummond attempted to carry the place by assault, but was repulsed with heavy loss (see Erie, Fort). Nearly a month elapsed without much being done, when General Brown, who had resumed the chief command, ordered a sortie from the fort. It was successful (Sept. 17). The Americans pressed the besiegers back towards Chippewa. Informed that General Izard was approaching with reinforcements for Brown, Drummond retired to Fort George. The Americans abandoned and destroyed Fort Erie Nov. 5, crossed the river, and went into winter quarters at Black Rock, Buffalo, and Batavia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Prisoners for debt. (search)
atute-books of our States until within a comparatively few years. When Lafayette visited the United States in 1824-25 he found Colonel Barton, the captor of General Prescott in Rhode Island, in a prison for debt, and released him by the payment of the creditor's demand. Robert Morris, whose financial ability was the main dependence of the colonies in carrying on the war for independence, was a prisoner for debt in his old age. Red Jacket, the Seneca chief, once saw a man put in jail in Batavia, N. Y., for debt. His remark— He no catch beaver there! —fully illustrated the unwisdom of such laws; for surely a man in prison cannot earn money to pay a debt. Public attention was thoroughly aroused to the cruelties of the law when John G. Whittier wrote his stirring poem, The prisoner for debt, in which he thus alluded to Colonel Barton: What hath the gray-haired prisoner done? Hath murder stained his hands with gore? Ah, no! his crime's a fouler one— God made the old man poor. F<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
retired......Sept. 29, 1894 Oliver Wendell Holmes, born in Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 29, 1809, dies at his residence in Boston......Oct. 7, 1894 Andrew G. Curtin, war governor of Pennsylvania, dies at Bellefonte, Pa., aged seventy-seven......Oct. 7, 1894 Train on the Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad held up 41 miles south of Washington, D. C., and robbed of $150,000......Oct. 12, 1894 Memorial tablet to memory of Robert C. Morris, the financier of the Revolution, unveiled at Batavia, N. Y.; oration by Secretary of Treasury Carlisle......Oct. 13, 1894 Secretary Carlisle offers for sale $50,000,000 of United States 5-per-cent. tenyear bonds......Nov. 13, 1894 [Awarded to the Stewart syndicate of New York City, Nov. 26.] Dr. James McCosh, ex-president of Princeton College, dies in Princeton, N. J., aged eighty-three......Nov. 16, 1894 New treaty with Japan signed at Washington......Nov. 23, 1894 President remits the unexpired portion of Brigadier-General Swaim
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
000 to defend her harbor against France......1798 Washington nominates Alexander Hamilton as first in rank of major-generals in the provisional army......1798 Legislature enacts the gradual abolition of slavery......April, 1799 Population of the State, 589,051......1800 George Clinton again elected governor......1801 Democrats predominant, led by Col. Aaron Burr, the Clintons, and the Livingstons......1801 Buffalo laid out by the Holland Land Company, who open an office at Batavia, Joseph Ellicott agent, for the sale of land......1801 Academy of fine arts founded at New York City......1801 Duel between Col. John Swartwout and De Witt Clinton; five shots exchanged; Swartwout slightly wounded......1802 Military Academy established at West Point by Congress......1802 Burr's Democratic friends resolve to support him for governor against any regular nominee......1804 Morgan Lewis elected as the regular Democratic candidate ......1804 Burr proposed as F
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Upton, Emory 1839-1881 (search)
Upton, Emory 1839-1881 Military officer; born in Batavia, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1839; graduated at West Point in 1861, and was assigned to the artillery. He became aide to General Tyler, and was wounded in the battle of Bull Run. In the Peninsular campaign he commanded a battery, and was active in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In the campaign against Richmond (1864) he commanded a brigade until assigned to the army under Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, where he was wounded in the battle of Winchester. Early in 1865 he commanded a division of cavalry in General Wilson's operations in Alabama and Georgia, and was distinguished in the capture of Selma. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, for meritorious services during the Rebellion. He was the author of Infantry tactics for the United States army, adopted in 1867. He died in San Francisco, Cal., March 14, 1881.