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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fairbank, Calvin 1816-1898 (search)
freed others, bringing the number of those whom he had helped to escape up to forty-seven. In 1843 he heard of a nearly white slave-girl at Lexington who was to be sold at auction. In order to buy her freedom he raised $2,275, and had the promise of $25,000 more if required. He secured her liberty for $1,485, and took her to Cincinnati, where she was educated. In 1844, with Miss D. A. Webster, he opened the way for the escape of the Hayden family. For this offence he was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment, and Miss Webster to two years. He was pardoned in 1849. Later he was again detected in the violation of the Fugitive Slave Law, and sentenced a second time to fifteen years in prison at Frankfort, where he was cruelly treated, receiving about 35,000 lashes on his naked body. In 1864 he was set at liberty, after spending over seventeen years in jail. He published How the way was prepared (in which is told the story of his life). He died in Angelica, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
mbly of such an imperial city as Athens furnished a school of political training superior to anything else that the world has ever seen. It was something like what the New England town-meeting would be if it were continually required to adjust complicated questions of international polity, if it were carried on in the very centre or point of confluence of all contemporary streams of culture, and if it were in the habit every few days of listening to statesmen and orators like Hamilton or Webster, jurists like Marshall, generals like Sherman, poets like Lowell, historians like Parkman. Nothing in all history has approached the high-wrought intensity and brilliancy of the political life of Athens. On the other hand, the smallness of the independent city, as a political aggregate, made it of little or no use in diminishing the liability to perpetual warfare which is the curse of all primitive communities. In a group of independent cities, such as made up the Hellenic world, the t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Samuel Augustus 1780-1846 (search)
olution in the Senate which was the occasion of the great debate between Robert Young Hayne, of South Carolina, and Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts. The resolution, which seemed a simple affair to elicit such a notable debate, was as follows: Resolved, that the committee on public lands be instructed to inquire and report the quantity of the public lands remaining unsold within each State and Territory, and whether it be expedient to limit, for a certain period, the sales of the public lands to such lands only as have heretofore been offered for sale, and are now subject to entry at the minimum price. And, also, whether the office of surveyor-general, and some of the land offices, may not be abolished without detriment to the public interest; or whether it be expedient to adopt measures to hasten the sales, and extend more rapidly the surveys of the public lands. For the debate in full see Hayne, Robert young, and Webster, Daniel. Senator Foote died in Cheshire, Dec. 15, 1846.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gales, Joseph -1860 (search)
Gales, Joseph -1860 Journalist; born near Sheffield, England, April 10, 1786. His father emigrated to the United States in 1793, and established the Independent Gazetteer in Philadelphia, and in 1799 removed to Raleigh. N. C., where he established the Register. Joseph became a printer, and subsequently a partner of Samuel Harrison Smith, publisher of the National Intelligencer, in Washington, D. C., the successor of the Independent Gazetteer. In connection with William Winston Seaton he made the Intelligencer a daily newspaper. Both partners were efficient reporters, and to their interest and foresight is due the preservation of many important speeches, notably those of Webster and Hayne. Gales died in Washington, D. C., July 21, 1860.