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good sermon on the beauties of the peculiar institution. The Marion speakers, however, failed to come to time, but Mr. James Thomas, of Otter Creek, was thar, and found a much larger crowd than he expected to meet in such a strong Republican precine sympathy with treason and rebellion that a cry of hang him, bring a rope, etc., was soon raised. A rope was brought; Mr. Thomas was requested to say his last words. By good management, however, he got near the door, and ejaculating a prayer of lety or more excited men in pursuit. Down the ravine, over the knolls, through sloughs, toward the banks of the Cedar, but Thomas beat them all, and as his pursuers neared the river-banks they heard something go ker chug into the water with a grunt lias his pursuers neared the river-banks they heard something go ker chug into the water with a grunt like a very large bull-frog when scared off a log. Thomas had escaped, and put the river between himself and danger.--Linn County Register, July 25.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fields, James Thomas 1817-1881 (search)
Fields, James Thomas 1817-1881 Publisher; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 31, 1817; was educated in his native place; went to Boston and became a clerk in a book-store in 1834. Soon after he reached his majority he became a partner in the publishing firm of Ticknor, Reed & Fields, of which he remained a member till 1870. After retiring from the publishing business Mr. Fields became a lecturer on literary subjects. His published works include a volume of Poems; A few verses for a few friends; Yesterdays with authors; Hawthorne; and In and out of doors with Charles Dickens. James Thomas fields. He was editor of the Atlantic monthly in 1862-70, and afterwards (with Edwin P. Whipple) edited the Family Library of English poetry. He died in Boston, April 24, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fleet, Thomas 1685- (search)
Fleet, Thomas 1685- Printer; born in England, Sept. 8, 1685; became a printer in Bristol, England, but emigrated to Boston, Mass., in 1712, where he established a printing-office. He married Elizabeth Goose, June 8, 1715. In 1719 he conceived the idea of publishing the songs which his mother-in-law had been singing to his infant son. The book was issued under the title of Songs for the nursery; Or, mother Goose's Melodies for children. Printed by T. Fleet, at his printing-house, pudding Lane, 1719. Price, two coppers. In connection with his printing-office he established the Weekly rehearsal, which was afterwards changed in title to Boston evening post. He continued as proprietor and editor of this paper until his death, July 21, 1758.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forrest, Nathan Bedford 1821-1877 (search)
usseau, Steedman, and Morgan, and withdrew before he had done much damage. At Fayetteville he divided his forces, giving 4,000 to Buford, his second in command. Buford attacked Athens (Oct. 2-3), which General Granger had regarrisoned with the 73d Indiana Regiment, and was repulsed. Forrest had pushed on to Columbia, on the Duck River, with 3,000 men, but did not attack, for he met Rousseau, with 4,000 men, coming down from Nashville. At the same time, Gen. C. C. Washburne was moving up the Tennessee on steamers, with 4,000 troops, 3,000 of them cavalry, to assist in capturing the invaders. Several other leaders of the National troops, under the command of General Thomas, who had then arrived at Nashville, joined in the hunt for Forrest. He saw his peril, Map of scene of some of Forrest's operations. and, paroling his prisoners (1,000), he destroyed 5 miles of the railway south from the Duck River, and escaped over the Tennessee (Oct. 6), at Bainbridge, with very little loss.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Franklin, battle of. (search)
Franklin, battle of. General Thomas had sent General Schofield southward to confront Hood's invasion of Tennessee in 1864, and he took post south of Duck River, hoping to fight the invaders there. But two divisions under A. J. Smith, coming from Missouri, had not arrived, and Schofield fell back, first to Columbia, and then to Franklin, not far below Nashville, General Stanley saving his train from seizure by Forrest after a sharp fight with the guerilla chief. At Franklin, Schofield disposed his troops in a curved line south and west of the town, his flanks resting on the Harpeth River. He cast up a line of light intrenchments along his entire front. His cavalry, with Wood's division, were posted on the north bank of the river, and Fort Granger, on a bluff, commanded the gently rolling plain over which Hood must advance in a direct attack. Schofield had about 18,000 men. At four Battle-field of Franklin o'clock on the afternoon of Nov. 30, 1864, Hood advanced to the att
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Friendly Association. (search)
founder of the commonwealth towards the Indians and the white people, and exasperated both by their greed and covetousness. The Indians were made thoroughly discontented by the frauds practised on them in the purchase of lands and the depredations of banditti called traders. So much had they become alienated from the English that in 1755 the Delawares and others joined the French in making var. For some time the Friends, or Quakers, had observed with sorrow the treatment of the Indians by Thomas and John Penn and the traders, and, impelled by their uniform sympathy with the oppressed, they formed a society in 1756 called the Friendly Association for Regaining and Preserving Peace with the Indians by Pacific Measures. The society was a continual thorn in the sides of the proprietors and Indian traders, for the active members of the association watched the interests of the red men with keen vigilance, attended every treaty, and prevented a vast amount of fraud and cheating in the dea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins 1787- (search)
814. Becoming interested in the deaf and dumb, he began his labors for their instruction in 1817, with a class of seven pupils. He became one of the most useful men of his time, labored incessantly for the benefit of the deaf and dumb, and was the founder of the first institution in America for their instruction. He was president of it until 1830, when he resigned. The asylum was located at Hartford, where Dr. Gallaudet became chaplain for the Connecticut Retreat for the Insane in 1833, which office he retained until his death, Sept. 9, 1851. Dr. Gallaudet published several works for the instruction of the young, besides other books. He was of Huguenot descent. His two sons, Thomas and Edward Miner, also devoted their lives to the instruction of the deaf and dumb. The former, an Episcopal clergyman, was instrumental in organizing churches for the deaf and dumb; and the latter established in Washington, D. C., the National Deaf-Mute College, in 1864, of which he became president.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
nry1798 Benjamin Ogle1799 to 1801 John F. Mercer1802 to 1803 Robert Bowie1804 to 1805 Robert Wright1806 to 1808 Edward Lloyd1809 to 1810 Robert Bowie1811 to 1812 Levin Winder1813 to 1814 Charles Ridgely1815 to 1817 Charles W. Goldsborough1818 to 1819 Samuel Sprigg1820 to 1822 Samuel Stevens, Jr1823 to 1825 Joseph Kent1826 to 1828 Daniel Martin1829 Governors under the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas K. Carroll1830 Daniel martin1831 George Howard1831 to 1832 James Thomas1833 to 1835 Thomas W. Veazey1836 to 1838 William Grayson1839 to 1841 Francis Thomas1842 to 1844 Thomas G. Pratt1845 to 1847 Philip F. Thomas1848 to 1850 Enoch L. Lowe1851 to 1855 Thomas W. Ligon1856 to 1857 Thomas H. Hicks1858 to 1861 Augustus W. Bradford1862 to 1864 Thomas Swann1865 to 1867 Oden Bowie1868 to 1871 W. P. Whyte1872 to 1874 James B. Groome1875 John lee Carroll1876 to 1879 William T. Hamilton1880 to 1883 Robert M. McLane1884 to 1887 Elihu E. Jackson1888 to 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
1867 Expedition against the Indians in western Kansas, led by Generals Hancock and Custer......April 30, 1867 Jefferson Davis taken to Richmond on habeas corpus and admitted to bail in $100,000; sureties, Horace Greeley and Augustus Schell, of New York; Aristides Welsh and David K. Jackman, of Philadelphia; W. H. McFarland, Richard B. Haxall, Isaac Davenport, Abraham Warwick, G. A. Myers, W. W. Crump, James Lyons, J. A. Meredith, W. H. Lyons, John M. Botts, Thomas W. Boswell, and James Thomas, Jr., of Virginia......May 13, 1867 Congress reassembles......July 3, 1867 Supplementary reconstruction bill, reported July 8, vetoed and passed over the veto......July 19, 1867 Congress adjourns to Nov. 21, after a session of eighteen days......July 20, 1867 Catharine Maria Sedgwick, authoress, born in 1789, dies near Roxbury, Mass.......July 31, 1867 John H. Surratt, implicated in assassination of President Lincoln, is arrested in Alexandria, Egypt, and placed on the Americ
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Semmes' Georgia Brigade. (search)
, L. Pickard, W. S. Parker, E. Sikes, John Ship, R. D. Stone, J. H. Stone, J. F. Williams, J. H. Williams, S. Williams, G. S. Williams. Co. K. Sergeant R. L. Walker, Private Francis Hughes, M. A. Hessee, Rufus McCulloch, H. C. King, Thos. Lynch, Private H. Allen, E. Malone, Wm. Barnett, B. Meadows, G. W. Cheeks, N. P. Deshorg, A. C. Dalby, James Norwood, A. C. Dailey, Thos. L. Ray, G. G. Dailey, J. M. Shaw, G. Fulbright, James Squires, A. Graham, James Thomas, J. C. Hazell, Henry Walker, W. H. Hazell, Wm. Walker, Thos. Horner, G. W. Pittard. Thos. Hughes, [6 off.; 175 men.] I certify, upon honor, that of the number of men on this roll, only seventy two (72) were armed on the morning of the 9th inst. J. H. Dickey, Capt. Commanding Regiment. W. W. Flemming, Lt., Act. Adj't. Twenty-First North Carolina Regiment. Co. A. 1st Sergeant F. M. Eccles, Corporal Henry Brinkley, Mus'n David Dock, Bugler Edward Lineback, Pr
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