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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 33 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alsop, Richard, 1761-1815 (search)
Alsop, Richard, 1761-1815 A witty poet and essayist; born in Middletown, Conn., Jan. 23, 1761. He is best known in literature as the principal author of a series of burlesque pieces, begun in 1791 and ended in 1805, entitled, in collective form, The echo. They were thus published in 1807. Dwight, Hopkins, and Trumbull were associated with Alsop in the production of The echo, which, from a work provocative of mirth, became a bitter political satirist of the Democratic party. He wrote a Monody on the death of Washington, in heroic verse, which was published in 1800. Alsop ranked among the Hartford wits at the close of the eighteenth century. He died in Flatbush, L. L., Aug. 20, 1815.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
ltonstall1707 to 1724 Joseph Talcott1724 to 1741 Jonathan Law1741 to 1750 Roger Wolcott1750 to 1754 Thomas Fitch1754 to 1766 William Pitkin1766 to 1769 Jonathan Trumbull1769 to 1784 Mathew Griswold1784 to 1786 Samuel Huntington1786 to 1796 Oliver Wolcott1796 to 1798 Jonathan Trumbull1798 to 1809 John Treadwell1809 to 181Jonathan Trumbull1798 to 1809 John Treadwell1809 to 1811 Roger Griswold1811 to 1813 John Cotton Smith1813 to 1817 Oliver Wolcott1817 to 1827 Gideon Tomlinson1827 to 1831 John S. Peters1831 to 1833 H. W. Edwards1833 to 1834 Samuel A. Foote1834 to 1835 H. W. Edwards1835 to 1838 W. W. Ellsworth1838 to 1842 O. F. Cleveland1842 to 1844 Roger S. Baldwin1844 to 1846 Clark Bissell11789 to 1797 William S. Johnson 1st1789 to 1791 Roger Sherman 2d1791 to 1793 Stephen Nix Mitchell 3d1793 to 1795 James Hillhouse 4th to 11th1796 to 1811 Jonathan Trumbull4th1795 to 1796 Uriah Tracy 4th to 9th1796 to 1807 Chauncey Goodrich 10th to 12th1807 to 1813 Samuel W. Dana 11th to 16th1810 to 1821 David Daggett 13th t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
of the people themselves. So long as we rate oratory too high and wisdom too low and gauge our representatives by the number of times they get into newspapers and not by what we ourselves know of their characters and abilities, so long we shall continue the desire for opportunities for display and fail to create the desire for opportunities to do service. Speakers of the House of Congress. Congress.Years.Name.State.Born.Died. 11789-91F. A. MuhlenburgPennsylvania 17501801 21791-93Jonathan TrumbullConnecticut17401809 31793-95F. A. MuhlenburgPennsylvania 17501801 4, 51795-99Jonathan DaytonNew Jersey17601824 61799-1801Theo. SedgwickMassachusetts17461813 7-91801-07Nathaniel MaconNorth Carolina17571837 10, 111807-11Joseph B. VarnumMasssachusetts17501821 12, 131811-14Henry ClayKentucky 17771852 131814-15Langdon ChevesSouth Carolina17761857 14-161815-20Henry ClayKentucky17771852 161820-21John W. TaylorNew York17841854 171821-23Philip P. BarbourVirginia17831841 181823-25Henry
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, John 1750-1843 (search)
re. He was a judge of the Supreme Court for eighteen years (1801-19), and judge of the court of errors in 1808. In 1825 he removed to Detroit, Mich., where he died, May 10, 1831. Artist; born in Lebanon, Conn., June 6, 1756; son of Gov. Jonathan Trumbull; graduated at Harvard College in 1773. Having made an accurate sketch of the works around Boston in 1775, he attracted the attention of Washington, who, in August of that year, made him one of his aides-de-camp. He became a major of brStates, painting portraits for his historical pictures (now in the rotunda of the national Capitol)—The Declaration of Independence; The surrender of Burgoyne; The surrender of Cornwallis; and the Resignation of Washington at Annapolis. In 1794 Trumbull was secretary to Jay's mission to London, and was appointed a commissioner John Trumbull. (1796) to carry the treaty into execution. He returned to the United States in 1804, and went back to England in 1808, when everything American was so u
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, Jonathan 1710-1785 (search)
Trumbull, Jonathan 1710-1785 Patriot; born in Lebanon, Conn., Oct. 12, 1710; graduated at Harvard College in 1727; preached a few years; studied law; and became Jonathan Trumbull. a member of Assembly at the age of twenty-three. He was chosen lieutenant-governor in 1766, and became ex-officio chief-justice of the Superiedom. In the absence in Congress of the Adamses and Hancock from New England, Trumbull was considered the Whig leader in that region, and Washington always placed imnition and other supplies, and this want continued, more or less, for months. Trumbull was then governor of Connecticut. The Trumbull House, 1850. On one occasion,nsult brother Jonathan. The origin of these words were soon lost sight Governor Trumbull's War-office. of, and Brother Jonathan became the title of our nationalit17, 1785. Legislator; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 26, 1740; son of Governor Trumbull; graduated at Harvard College in 1759. When the Revolutionary War brok
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
a respectable standing in the world.] Great Britain appoints her first minister, George Hammond, to the United States......Aug. 7, 1791 Second Congress, first session, opens at Philadelphia......Oct. 24, 1791 Speaker of the House, Jonathan Trumbull, of Connecticut. Gen. Arthur St. Clair's expedition against the Indians of Ohio surprised and routed......Nov. 4, 1791 Congress grants a bounty for fishingvessels......Feb. 16, 1792 Post-office department reorganized......Feb. 20, ed to the President of the republic at the executive mansion......March 4, 1872 United States Centennial commissioners and alternates meet in Philadelphia and organize, electing Joseph R. Hawley president......March 4, 1872 Statues of Jonathan Trumbull and Roger Sherman presented to the Senate by Connecticut for the old Hall of Representatives......March 8, 1872 President Grant appoints Gen. A. A. Humphreys, U. S. A., Prof. Benjamin Peirce, United States coast survey, and Capt. Daniel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
by the citizens to resign......Sept. 19, 1765 Gov. Thomas Fitch consents to take the oath for the support of the Stamp Act......1766 [He is dismissed at the next election.] Connecticut Journal first published at New Haven......1767 Jonathan Trumbull elected governor......1769 [The only colonial governor who favored independence in 1776. He was elected governor annually until 1784. The name Brother Jonathan, humorously bestowed upon him by General Washington, has been applied to .1792 Connecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,200,000 acres, the remainder of the tract between Lake Erie and lat. 41° N..1795 [The price, $1,200,000, was made a State school fund.] Connecticut through Governor Trumbull, executes surrender to the United States of jurisdiction over the Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 1800 Connecticut opposed to war of......1812 New London blockaded by Sir Thomas Hardy with British ships for twenty months......June,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 2: the secular writers (search)
ly his reputation at the moment was won as a merciless satirist. The Hartford wits Freneau was a classmate of James Madison at Princeton. Contemporary with him were three men of Connecticut and Yale,--Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, and Jonathan Trumbull. Like Freneau, these writers began by tentative experiments in prose and verse, and like him they were swept into the current of the Revolution and into the service of political satire. For a time these three writers, who came to be known exerted during the first half of this period by the satirical verses of Freneau and the Hartford group would be hard to exaggerate. We have to do only with the literary quality of this work; and from such a point of view, at least, Freneau and Trumbull stand clearly above the rest. John Trumbull John Trumbull was born in 1750. He passed his examination for Yale College at the age of seven, sitting in the lap of an older man to write. When his body was big enough, he entered college, re
sts; we are to pay infinite taxes and they none; we are to be burdened that they may be eased; W. S. Johnson to Lieut. Gov. Trumbull, 14 March, 1767. and they would brook no longer heavy impositions on themselves, which were not to be shared by thnty years. It has exceeded my hopes. That a greater change hung over America could not escape the penetration of Jonathan Trumbull, the Deputy Governor of Connecticut. He was a perfect model of the virtues of a rural magistrate, never weary of bds tending to violence should be taken to maintain the dependence of the Colonies, it would hasten a separation; Jonathan Trumbull to William S. Johnson, 23 June, 1767. that the connection with England could be preserved by gentle and insensible Lord Beauchamp in Cavendish Debates, i. 215. his Bill imperceptibly through both Houses. W. S. Johnson to Dep. Gov. Trumbull, 14 Sept. 1767. Garth to Committee of South Carolina, 6 June, 1767. The Stamp Act had called an American revenue jus
e attempted this barbarous violation of the most sacred rights of their country, deserve the name of rebels and traitors, not only against the laws of their country and their King, but against Heaven itself. Province called to province. A revolution must Chap. XXX.} 1767. Oct. inevitably ensue, said a great student of scripture prophecies, B. Gale of Killingworth to Ezra Stiles, 15 Oct. 1767. in a village of Connecticut. We have discouraging tidings from a mother country, thought Trumbull. The L. Governor of Connecticut to the Agent of Connecticut in London, 17 November, 1767. The Americans have been firmly attached to Great Britain; nothing but severity will dissolve the union. At Boston, revolution was rapidly advancing. Faith in the integrity of Parliament was undermined; From the Craftsman, in the Boston Gazette, 12 October, 1767. 654, 2, 2. men were convinced that arbitrary will might be made the sole rule of government by a concert with Parliament; and they c
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