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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
ain appearing in Kentucky, and assisting Rev. Norris Day in transporting slaves to Ohio, is first requested and then compelled to leave the State......March 12, 1854 A jury having acquitted Matthew F. Ward of the murder of William H. G. Butler in Louisville, an indignation meeting is held in Louisville. A mob burns in effigy John J. Crittenden, of counsel for Ward and others, and is with difficulty subdued......April 29, 1854 State temperance convention at Louisville nominates George W. Williams for governor......Dec. 14, 1.854 Know-nothing convention at Louisville nominates Judge William V. Loring, Whig, for governor......Feb. 22, 1855 Riot on election day, Bloody Monday, between Know-nothings and foreigners......Aug. 6, 1855 John C. Breckinridge elected Vice-President of the United States......1856 General assembly of Old School Presbyterian Church at Lexington......May 21, 1857 Corner-stone of Henry Clay monument laid in the cemetery at Lexington with masonic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, George Washington (search)
Williams, George Washington Author; born a mulatto in Bedford Springs, Pa., Oct. 16, 1849; was a lieutenant-colonel in the Republican army of Mexico in 1865-67; engaged in journalism in 1875; graduated at the Cincinnati Law College in 1877; member of the Ohio legislature in 1878-81; and was minister to Haiti in 1885-86. His publications include History of the negro race in America from 1619-1880; History of the negro troops in the War of the rebellion; and History of the reconstruction of the insurgent States (2 volumes).