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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence. (search)
issolved; and that, as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Signed by order and in behalf of the Congress. John Hancock, President. Attested, Charles Thompson, Secretary. New Hampshire. Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton. Massachusetts Bay. Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island, Etc. Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut. Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New York. William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. North Car
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yorktown, siege of (search)
man, proclaiming the hour and giving the usual cry, All's well, added, and Cornwallis is taken! Thousands of citizens rushed from their beds, half Lord Cornwallis. dressed, and filled the streets. The old State-house bell that had clearly proclaimed independence, now rang out tones of gladness. Lights were seen moving in every house. The first blush of morning was greeted with the booming of cannon, and at an early hour the Congress assembled and with quick-beating hearts heard Charles Thompson read the despatch from Washington. At its conclusion it was resolved to go in a body to the Lutheran church, at 2 P. M., and return thanks to the Almighty God for crowning the allied armies of the United States and France with success. A week later that body voted the thanks of the nation and appropriate honors to Washington, Rochambeau, and De Grasse, and their respective officers and men; and appointed a day for a general thanksgiving and prayer throughout the Union on account of
ous to the English people, and they had denounced him as a pirate, as our Northern people have denounced the writer of these pages. Conyngham was closely confined, and the English admiral, whose fleet was then stationed in the waters of New York, threatened to send him to England for trial. Let us see what steps the American Congress took in behalf of this rebel pirate, as soon as it heard of these proceedings. The subject having been brought to its notice, it directed its Secretary, Charles Thompson, to address a letter of remonstrance to the British admiral, threatening retaliation, if he dared to execute his threats. I quote from the journals of Congress:— In Congress assembled, July 1799.—A letter of the 17th instant, from Ann Conyngham, and a petition from a number of inhabitants of Philadelphia were read, representing that Captain Gustavus Conyngham, now a prisoner with the enemy, is closely confined, and ordered to be sent to England, and praying that measures may be t
prepared in due form, and sworn to before the British Consul, that it was purchased, and shipped, on neutral account. These ex parte statements are precisely such as every unscrupulous merchant would prepare, to deceive his enemy, and save his property from capture. There are two shipping-houses in the case; that of Craig & Nicoll, and that of Montgomery Bros. Messrs. Craig & Nicoll say, that the grain shipped by them, belongs to Messrs. Shaw & Finlay, and to Messrs. Hamilton, Megault & Thompson, all of Belfast, in Ireland, to which port the ship is bound, but the grain is not consigned to them, and they could not demand possession of it, under the bill of lading. It is, on the contrary, consigned to the order of the shippers; thus leaving the possession, and control of the property, in the hands of the shippers. Farther: The shippers, instead of sending this grain to the pretended owners, in a general ship, on freight, consigned to them, they paying freight, as usual, have chart
slavery. The calm judgment of the people accepted this argument; and hence they could not affirm the policy advanced by Mr. Sumner, because they did not believe it wise then to adopt it. The time might come, they argued, when it would be the highest wisdom to take such a stand; and that time came, and the nation was saved. The Democratic convention was held in Worcester, Sept. 18, and nominated Isaac Davis, of Worcester, for Governor; Edwin C. Bailey, of Boston, Lieutenant-Governor; Charles Thompson, of Charlestown, Secretary of State; Moses Bates, of Plymouth, Treasurer; and Edward Avery, of Braintree, Attorney-General. These gentlemen were war Democrats. Moses Bates was elected president of the convention, and, on taking the chair, made a long speech, which, so far as it related to the great national issue, was decided in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war. Speeches were made by Oliver Stevens, of Boston; E. A. Alger, of Lowell; and Edwin C. Bailey, of Boston,—all of
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
ement.Date. Thomas, Francis, 1st Lieut.,12th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 1, 1863. Thomas, Henry,21st Mass. Inf.,Cold Harbor, Va.,June 2, 1864. Thomas, Joh,24th Mass. Inf.,New Berne, N. C.,March 14, 1862. Thomas, Richard E., Corp.,26th Mass. Inf.,Winchester, Va.,Sept. 19, 1864. Thomas, William,54th Mass. Inf.,Olustee, Fla.,Feb. 20, 1864. Thompson, Alexander,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Thompson, Alexander E.,1st Mass. Cav.,New Hope Church, Va.,Nov. 27, 1863. Thompson, Charles,9th Mass. Inf.,Malvern Hill, Va.,July 1, 1862. Thompson, Charles W., Sergt.,10th Mass. Inf.,Spotsylvania, Va.,May 12, 1864. Thompson, Francis W., Corp.,22d Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. Thompson, George A.,5th Mass. Inf.,Bull Run, Va.,July 21, 1861. Thompson, George H.,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Thompson, George W., Capt.,34th Mass. Inf.,Winchester, Va.,Sept. 19, 1864. Thompson, Ira,1st Mass. H. A.,Petersburg, Va.,June 16, 1864. Thompson, James E
ement.Date. Thomas, Francis, 1st Lieut.,12th Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 1, 1863. Thomas, Henry,21st Mass. Inf.,Cold Harbor, Va.,June 2, 1864. Thomas, Joh,24th Mass. Inf.,New Berne, N. C.,March 14, 1862. Thomas, Richard E., Corp.,26th Mass. Inf.,Winchester, Va.,Sept. 19, 1864. Thomas, William,54th Mass. Inf.,Olustee, Fla.,Feb. 20, 1864. Thompson, Alexander,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Thompson, Alexander E.,1st Mass. Cav.,New Hope Church, Va.,Nov. 27, 1863. Thompson, Charles,9th Mass. Inf.,Malvern Hill, Va.,July 1, 1862. Thompson, Charles W., Sergt.,10th Mass. Inf.,Spotsylvania, Va.,May 12, 1864. Thompson, Francis W., Corp.,22d Mass. Inf.,Gaines' Mill, Va.,June 27, 1862. Thompson, George A.,5th Mass. Inf.,Bull Run, Va.,July 21, 1861. Thompson, George H.,15th Mass. Inf.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Thompson, George W., Capt.,34th Mass. Inf.,Winchester, Va.,Sept. 19, 1864. Thompson, Ira,1st Mass. H. A.,Petersburg, Va.,June 16, 1864. Thompson, James E
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers, and soldiers who died as prisoners. (search)
5th Mass. Inf.,Salisbury, N. C.,Feb. 5, 1865. Thayer, Noah W.,39th Mass. Inf.,Salisbury, N. C.,Nov. 16, 1864. Thayer, William F.,24th Mass. Inf.,Millen, Ga.,--- Thomas, Charles,39th Mass. Inf.,Florence, S. C.,Oct.--, 1864. Thomas, Eli C.,23d Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Aug. 30, 1864. Thomas, J. W.,56th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,June 24, 1864. Thomas, Joseph D.,2d Mass. H. A.,Andersonville, Ga.,Sept. 12, 1864. Thomas, Joseph E.,32d Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Oct. 17, 1864. Thompson, C.,1st Mass. H. A.,Andersonville, Ga.,Jan. 27, 1865. Thompson, Charles H.,34th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Oct. 17, 1864. Thompson, Frank W.,39th Mass. Inf.,Florence, S. C.,Jan. 10, 1865. Thompson, George,11th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,June 13, 1864. Thompson, George H.,58th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Aug. 2, 1864. Thompson, J., Possibly identical with Thompson, John, reported deserted, Aug. 16, 1863.13th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Sept. 5, 1864. Thompson, J.
64. Thayer, Nelson L.,35th Mass. Inf.,Salisbury, N. C.,Feb. 5, 1865. Thayer, Noah W.,39th Mass. Inf.,Salisbury, N. C.,Nov. 16, 1864. Thayer, William F.,24th Mass. Inf.,Millen, Ga.,--- Thomas, Charles,39th Mass. Inf.,Florence, S. C.,Oct.--, 1864. Thomas, Eli C.,23d Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Aug. 30, 1864. Thomas, J. W.,56th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,June 24, 1864. Thomas, Joseph D.,2d Mass. H. A.,Andersonville, Ga.,Sept. 12, 1864. Thomas, Joseph E.,32d Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Oct. 17, 1864. Thompson, C.,1st Mass. H. A.,Andersonville, Ga.,Jan. 27, 1865. Thompson, Charles H.,34th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Oct. 17, 1864. Thompson, Frank W.,39th Mass. Inf.,Florence, S. C.,Jan. 10, 1865. Thompson, George,11th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,June 13, 1864. Thompson, George H.,58th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Aug. 2, 1864. Thompson, J., Possibly identical with Thompson, John, reported deserted, Aug. 16, 1863.13th Mass. Inf.,Andersonville, Ga.,Sept. 5, 1864.
, 554 Thomas, John, 425 Thomas, Lorenzo, 23 Thomas, R. E., 425 Thomas, Samuel, 563 Thomas, Stephen, 228 Thomas, Weston, 484 Thomas, William, 425 Thompson, A. E., 425 Thompson, A. F., 65 Thompson, A. M., 563 Thompson, Alexander, 425 Thompson, C., 554 Thompson, C. H., 554 Thompson, C. W., 425 Thompson, Charles, 425 Thompson, DeW. C., 160 Thompson, F. W., 22d Mass. Inf., 425 Thompson, F. W., 39th Mass. Inf., 554 Thompson, G. A., 425 Thompson, G. H., 15th Mass. Inf., 425 ThompsoThompson, Charles, 425 Thompson, DeW. C., 160 Thompson, F. W., 22d Mass. Inf., 425 Thompson, F. W., 39th Mass. Inf., 554 Thompson, G. A., 425 Thompson, G. H., 15th Mass. Inf., 425 Thompson, G. H., 58th Mass. Inf., 554 Thompson, G. J., 151 Thompson, G. W., 111, 425 Thompson, George, 554 Thompson, Ira, 1st Mass. H. A., 425 Thompson, Ira, 21st Mass. Inf., 495 Thompson, Isaiah, 495 Thompson, J., 3d Mass Inf., 555 Thompson, J., 13th Mass. Inf., 554 Thompson, J. B., 123, 425 Thompson, J. D., 425 Thompson, J. E., 27th Mass. Inf., 425 Thompson, J. H., 555 Thompson, James M., 555 Thompson, John, 13th Mass. Inf., 554 Thompson, John, 58th Mass. Inf., 555 Thompson, John M
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