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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Edwin 1797-1854 (search)
Williams, Edwin 1797-1854 Author; born in Norwich, Conn., March 7, 1797; settled in New York City, where he served many years as secretary of the American Institute; and was connected with the principal geographical, statistical, and historical societies of the United States. His publications include The politician's manual; New universal Gazetter; Book of the Constitution; New York as it is; Arctic voyages; The statesman's manual (carried on after his death by Benson J. Lossing); Wheat trade of the United States and Europe; Presidents of the United States; The twelve stars of the republic, etc. He died in New York City, Oct. 21, 1854.
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 6: apprenticeship. (search)
ngle State, but in many, and finally in all the States, together with the location and vote of this, that, and the other congressional district., (whig, democratic and what not,) at all manner of elections. These things he rapidly and easily mastered, and treasured in his capacious memory, till we venture to say he has few if any equals at this time, in this particular department, in this or any other country. I never knew but one man who approached him in this particular, and that was Edwin Williams, compiler of the N. Y. State Register. Another letter from the same friend contains information still more valuable. Judging, he writes, from what I do certainly know of him, I can say that few young men of my acquaintance grew up with so much freedom from everything of a vicious and corrupting nature—so strong a resolution to study everything in the way of useful knowledge—and such a quick and clear perception of the queer an & humorous, whether in print or in actual life His
, 1866. Wilder, John. Second Lieutenant, 54th Mass. Infantry, Feb. 9, 1863; mustered, Feb. 10. Discharged for promotion, June 23, 1863. Captain, 2d U. S. Colored Infantry, June 23, 1863. Lieut. Colonel, July 30, 1864. Mustered out, Jan. 5, 1866. Willey, William Henry. Private and Sergeant, 2d Mass. Heavy Artillery, July 29, 1863. Discharged for promotion, Aug. 23, 1865. Second Lieutenant, 14th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, Aug. 24, 1865. Mustered out, Dec. 11, 1865. Williams, Edwin. Credited to Boston. Entered 3d N. C. Volunteers, afterward 37th U. S. Colored Infantry, Jan. 20, 1864. Second Lieutenant, June 28, 1865. Discharged, May 12, 1866. Willis, Samuel M. First Lieutenant, Assistant Surgeon, 26th Mass. Infantry, July 14, 1862. Major, Surgeon, 1st La. Volunteers, afterward 74th U. S. Colored Infantry, Oct. 23, 1862. Resigned, May 13, 1865. Wilson, Henry Hamilton. Born in Massachusetts. At U. S. Naval Academy, from Sept. 24, 1862, to Sept. 1
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
lard, Ammi, 585 Willard, Andrew, 154 Willard, J. N., 391 Willard, Robert, 154 Willard, Samuel, 372 Willard, Sidney, 233 Willard, Wells, 372 Willcomb, C. L., 154 Willey, J. C., 372 Willey, J. S., 372 Willey, W. H., 26th Mass. Inf., 372 Willey, W. H., 14th U. S. Colored H. A., 497 Williams, A. G., 391 Williams, C. F., Jr., 373 Williams, C. H., 373 Williams, Caroline T., 585 Williams, Charles, 483 Williams, D. R., 585 Williams, E. L. M., Mrs., 585 Williams, E. P., 731 Williams, Edwin, 497 Williams, Emily L., 585 Williams, Ephraim, 454, 567 Williams, G. D., 373 Williams, G. F., 731 Williams, G. S., 571 Williams, G. W., 731 Williams, George, Navy, 154 Williams, George, 585 Williams, H. B., 454 Williams, H. P., 373 Williams, J. A., 154 Williams, J. B., 373, 585 Williams, J. H., 373 Williams, J. M. S., 585 Williams, J. O., 373 Williams, James, S., 154 Williams, Jesse S., 373 Williams, M. F., 373 Williams, Philander, 373 Williams, R. S., 483 Will
course of the Hon. D. C. Dejarnette, our representative in the Congress of the late United States, especially in regard to all questions relating to the separation of our State from the Federal Union; and laying aside all the old distinction of parties, we fully endorse the sentiments which he has expressed on this occasion, and deeply regret that they are not fully acted up to by the Convention now in session in Richmond. The resolution was adopted unanimously. On motion of Mr. Edwin Williams, it was Resolved, That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the Hon. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, for the able address delivered to-day, and that we offer him a cordial welcome to the hospitalities and friendship of the people of Chesterfield. Short addresses were then made, in response to calls, by Messrs. Friend, Nash, Ruffin, and others, and, after adopting a resolution of thanks to the Chairman and Secretary, the meeting adjourned sine die. The Armory Band enlivened the
The Daily Dispatch: March 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Another speech of Vice President Stephens. (search)
press says: "The nominations of Messrs. Adams, Dayton, and Marsh, for England, France and Italy, will meet with general approval from those who regard the non-seceding Southern States as entitled to no consideration from the President in his selection of Ministers abroad. The ancient Commonwealth of Virginia, which gave her electoral vote last year, for the first time since the election of Washington, against the Democratic candidate for the Presidency; Maryland, the State of Howard, Williams, Pinckney and Harper; North Carolina, the State of Gaiton, Iredell, Badger, Graham and the Stanleys; Tennessee, which preferred Clay to Polk in 1844--Scott to Pierce in 1852, and Bell to Breckinridge in 1860--all are ignored by Abraham Lincoln — while Kentucky alone is recognized in the person of Cassius M. Clay, who could not carry a county in the State on the popular vote. Even the third-rate mission to Constantinople is conferred upon a Northern man — the gasconading editor of a New Yor
Death of Hon. E. Williams. Stonington, Conn., March 23. --The Hon. Ephraim Williams died here this morning, after a brief illness.
property of the citizens of the county necessary to pay. the interest and principal in three annual instalments. The following committee were appointed to make sale of the county bonds, viz: Jas. H. Cox, J. Hobbs, Augustus H. Drewry, W. B. Gates, James B. Jones and James McTyre The following committee were appointed to disburse the money to the volunteers, and to such of their families as might need it: District No. 1--J. Hobbs, E. Clarke, and William Garnett. District No. 2-- Edwin Williams, A. H. Drewry and Dr. J. Howlett. District No. 3--Silas Crasham, Samuel Taylor, and H K. Graves, District No. 4--Jas. McTyre, Haly Cole, and Wm Winston. District No. 5--Jas. H. Cox, L. L. Lester, and J. W. Pinchbeck. District No. 6--Jas. B. Jones, Jas. C. Howlett, and C. Talley. I have been thus particular in writing out the names of the different committees, in order to accomplish a two fold object: 1st, to draw the attention of the capitalists of the community to the county bonds
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.candidates for the Convention — Crops, &c Chester, Chesterfield Co., Va., Jan. 14th. Our last Court-day was a very dull one, and very little money changed hands. The case of Jno. C. Davison, for stealing a mule, was continued until the next term. The candidates for the Convention addressed the people. Chas. W. Friend presided over the meeting, and Edwin Williams acted as Secretary. During the absence of the committee charged with preparing resolutions, Dr. Jno. W. Walke addressed the people in favor of resistance. He declined becoming a candidate for the Convention. Mr. James H. Cox announced himself as a candidate. In case of the failure to obtain our rights in the Union, he was for a Southern Convention.--Messrs. W. W. Hancock and Joseph T. Mason also announced themselves as candidates.--The committee, on returning, made a lengthy and able report, on which action was deferred until the next meeting of our Court. The wh