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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 51 11 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) 24 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 10 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 7 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 7 1 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 4 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 4 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 4 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bridges. (search)
ever bridge erected, comprising two cantilevers, 385 feet each in length, extending from the shores to piers, and reaching out over the river, supporting a central girder 120 feet in length; distance between piers. 495 feet; height of bridge, 180 feet above the water; opened Dec. 20, 1883. Kentucky and Indiana Bridge. over the Ohio River, at Louisville; has two cantilever spans of 480 and 483 feet; begun in 1883; completed in 1888. Poughkeepsie Bridge, crossing the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie; is composed of two cantilever spans on each shore of 523 feet, and a central cantilever span of 521 feet, joined by two ordinary girders of 500 feet span with projecting cantilever ends; work begun 1886; opened in 1888. Blackwell's Island Bride (under construction), across the East River north of the Brooklyn Bridge. It has four channel piers, 135 feet above high-water. The bridge will be 2 miles in length, with two channel spans of 846 feet each, and one across Blackwell's Island
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, George 1739- (search)
vernor, and held the office, by successive elections, eighteen years. He was very energetic, both in civil and military affairs, until the end of the war; and was chiefly instrumental in preventing the consummation of the British plan for separating New England from the rest of the Union by the occupation of a line of military posts, through the Hudson and George Clinton. Champlain valleys, from New York to the St. Lawrence. In 1788 Governor Clinton presided over the convention held at Poughkeepsie to consider the new national Constitution. To that instrument he was opposed, because it would be destructive of State supremacy. In 1801 he was again elected governor of New York, Clinton's monument. and in 1804 was chosen Vice-President of the United States. In 1808 he was a prominent candidate for the Presidency, but was beaten by Madison, and was reelected Vice-President. By his castingvote in the Senate of the United States, the renewal of the charter of the Bank of the United
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colleges for women. (search)
al income. The institutions exclusively for women, organized on the general basis of college requirements, were divided into two classes. The first comprised the following: Mills College, in Mills College Station, Cal.; Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.; Women's College, Baltimore, Md.; Radcliffe, in Cambridge; Smith, in Northampton; Mount Holyoke, in South Hadley; Wellesley, in Wellesley—all in Massachusetts; Wells, in Aurora; Elmira, in Elmira: Barnard, in New York City; and Vassar, in Poughkeepsie—all in New York; Bryn Mawr, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; and Randolph-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Va. These colleges had 543 professors and instructors, 4,606 students, seventeen fellowships, 254 scholarships, $6,390,398 invested in grounds and buildings, $4,122,473 invested in productive funds, and $1,244,350 in total income. The second division, which comprised institutions under the corporate name of colleges, institutes, and seminaries, and were largely under the control of the different r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
le of The Constitutionalist, which were devoted chiefly to the discussion of the defects of the Articles of Confederation. In the summer of 1782 he succeeded in having the subject brought before the legislature of New York, then in session at Poughkeepsie, and that body, by a resolution drawn by Hamilton and presented by his father-in-law, General Schuyler, recommended (July 21, 1782) the assembling of a national convention to revise the Articles, reserving the right of the respective legislatustitution. Greenleaf's Political register —anti-Federal in its politics-contained a disparaging account of the celebration; and when, a night or two afterwards, news came of the ratification of the Constitution by the convention in session at Poughkeepsie, a mob attacked the printing-office, broke in the doors, and destroyed the type. The people of Providence, R. I., were in favor of the Constitution, and were preparing to celebrate its ratification on July 4, with other ceremonies appropria
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Andrew Jackson, 1826- (search)
Davis, Andrew Jackson, 1826- Spiritualist; born in Blooming Grove, Orange co., N. Y., Aug. 11, 1826. While a shoemaker's apprentice in Poughkeepsie, early in 1843, remarkable clairvoyant powers were developed in him by the manipulation of mesmeric influences by William Levingston. He was quite uneducated, yet while under the influence of mesmerism or animal magnetism he would discourse fluently and in proper language on medical, psychological, and general scientific subjects. While in a magnetic or trance state he made medical diagnoses and gave prescriptions. In March, 1844, he fell into a trance state without any previous manipulations, during which he conversed for sixteen hours, as he alleged, with invisible beings, and received intimations and instructions concerning the position he was afterwards to occupy as a teacher from the interior state. In 1845, while in this state, he dictated to Rev. William Fishbough his first and most considerable work, The principles of natu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eastman, Harvey Gridley, 1832- (search)
arvey Gridley, 1832- Educator; born in Marshall, Oneida co., N. Y., Oct. 16, 1832; after attending the common schools of his neighborhood, completed his education at the State Normal School at Albany; and at the age of twenty-three opened a commercial school at Oswego, N. Y., having been a teacher in a similar school kept by his uncle in Rochester. In that school he first conceived the plan of a commercial or business college. On Nov. 3, 1859, Mr. Eastman opened a business college in Poughkeepsie, with a single pupil. In 1865 there were more than 1,700 students in the college. It was the first institution in which actual business was taught. Mr. Eastman was a very liberal and enterprising citizen, foremost in every judicious measure which promised to benefit the community in which he lived. He was twice elected mayor of the city, and held that office at the time of his death, in Denver, Col., July 13, 1878. On the day of his funeral the city was draped in mourning and nearly
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emott, James, 1771-1850 (search)
Emott, James, 1771-1850 Jurist; born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., March 14, 1771; graduated at Union College in 1800, and began the practice of law at Ballston Centre, but soon removed to Albany. He represented that district in the legislature in 1804. He practised law a while in New York City, and then returned to Poughkeepsie. Poughkeepsie. He was in Congress from 1809 to 1813, and was a leader of the Federal party therein. He was again in the legislature (1814-17), and was speaker of that body. From 1817 to 1823 he was first judge of Dutchess county, and was judge of the second circuit from 1827 to 1831, when, in compliance with the then law of the State, that pras first judge of Dutchess county, and was judge of the second circuit from 1827 to 1831, when, in compliance with the then law of the State, that prohibited the holding of a judicial office by a citizen over sixty years of age, he retired from public life with his intellect in full vigor. He died in Poughkeepsie, April 10, 1850.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Engineering. (search)
which is a revival of a very ancient type, came into use. The great Forth Bridge, in Scotland, 1,600-foot span, is of this style, as are the 500-foot spans at Poughkeepsie, and now a new one is being designed to cross the St. Lawrence near Quebec, of 1,800-foot span. This is probably near the economic limit of cantilever construth Wales, in Australia, called for both designs and tenders for a bridge over an estuary of the sea called Hawkesbury. The conditions were the same as that at Poughkeepsie, except that the soft mud reached to a depth of 160 feet below tide-level. The designs of the engineers of the Poughkeepsie bridge were accepted, and the sa the Hudson River so as to give 3,000,000,000 to 4,000,000,000 gallons daily. It is then proposed to pump 1,000,000,000 gallons daily from the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, 60 miles away, to a height sufficient to supply New York City by gravity through an aqueduct. If this scheme is carried out, the total supply will be about
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kent, James 1763-1847 (search)
Kent, James 1763-1847 Jurist; born in Phillipstown, N. Y., July 31, 1763; studied law James Kent. with Egbert Benson; and began its practice in 1787, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He was a member of the New York legislature from 1790 to 1793, and became Professor of Law in Columbia College in 1793. Deeply versed in the doctrine of civil law, he was made a master in chancery in 1796; city recorder in 1797; judge of the Supreme Court in 1798; chiefjustice in 1804; and was chancellor from 1814 to 1823. After taking a leading part in the State constitutional convention in 1821, he again became law professor in Columbia College, and the lectures he there delivered form the basis of his able Commentaries on the United States Constitution, published in 4 volumes. He was one of the clearest legal writers of his day. In 1828 he was elected president of the New York Historical Society. He passed his later years in revising and enlarging his Commentaries, and in giving opinions on legal sub
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lee, Ann 1736-1784 (search)
een formed by James and Jane Wardley, Quakers. About 1770 she began to prophesy against the wickedness of marriage as the root of all human depravity, and resumed her maiden name of Lee. She came to America with some followers in 1774, and in 1776 they established themselves at Niskayuna, near Watervliet, where she was the recognized leader of the sect. Being opposed to war, she was suspected of being a British emissary, and, being charged with high treason, was imprisoned at Albany and Poughkeepsie until released by Governor Clinton in 1777, when she returned to Watervliet, and there her followers greatly increased. During a religious revival in New Lebanon (since in Columbia county, N. Y.) in 1780 many persons were converted to the doctrines of Ann Lee, and the now flourishing Society of Shakers of New Lebanon was founded. She and some of her followers made missionary tours into New England with considerable success from 1781 to 1783, and so greatly were her spiritual gifts man
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