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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
. A. (total cost, $106,509.93)......Oct. 10, 1885 Gen. George B. McClellan, born 1826, dies at Orange, N. J.......Oct. 29, 1885 Ferdinand Ward, of firm of Grant & Ward, New York City, indicted June 4, sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing......Oct. 31, 1885 All insurgents and unlawful assemblages in Washington Territory commanded to disperse by proclamation of President......Nov. 7, 1885 North, Central, and South American exposition opened at New Orleans......Nov. 10, 1885 Elizur Wright, abolitionist, born 1804, dies at Medford, Mass.......Nov. 22, 1885 Vice-President Thomas A. Hendricks, born 1819, dies at Indianapolis, Ind.,......Nov. 25, 1885 Farmers' congress, at its fifth annual meeting, held at Indianapolis, Ind., organizes with Robert Beverly, of Virginia, as president......Dec. 3, 1885 Forty-ninth Congress, first session, meets......Dec. 7, 1885 John Sherman, of Ohio, elected president pro tem. of the Senate, and John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky, speake
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
rom Oct. 3)......Oct. 11, 1882 Tom Thumb (Charles H. Stratton), born 1838, dies at Middleborough......July 15, 1883 Foreign exhibition opens in Boston, continuing until Jan. 12, 1884......Sept. 3, 1883 Wendell Phillips, born 1811, dies at Boston......Feb. 2, 1884 Charles O'Conor, born 1804, dies at Nantucket......May 12, 1884 Statue of John Harvard unveiled at Cambridge......Oct. 15, 1884 William C. Endicott appointed United States Secretary of War......March 6, 1885 Elizur Wright, abolitionist, born 1804, dies at Medford......Nov. 22, 1885 Charles Francis Adams, Sr., born 1807, dies at Boston......Nov. 21, 1886 State property in the Hoosac tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad sold to Fitchburg Railroad Company......1887 First Monday in September (Labor Day) made a legal holiday at session of legislature, which adjourns......June 16, 1887 Spencer F. Baird, naturalist, born 1823; dies at Wood's Holl......Aug. 19, 1887 Asa Gray, botanist, born 1810
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
nds, fresh from his farm in Lancaster county, dressed in plainest homespun, his tall form surmounted by a shock of unkempt hair, the odd obliquity of his vision contrasting strongly with the clearness and directness of his spiritual insight. Elizur Wright, the young professor of a Western college, who had lost his place by his bold advocacy of freedom, with a look of sharp concentration in keeping with an intellect keen as a Damascus blade, closely watched the proceedings through his spectacle but affirming the duty of Congress to abolish it in the District of Columbia and Territories, and to put an end to the domestic slave-trade. A list of officers of the new society was then chosen: Arthur Tappan, of New York, president, and Elizur Wright, Jr., William Lloyd Garrison, and A. L. Cox, secretaries. Among the vice-presidents was Dr. Lord, of Dartmouth College, then professedly in favor of emancipation, but who afterwards turned a moral somersault, a selfinversion which left him ever
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Winchester, battles of (search)
akened his lines by sending half his army on a reconnaissance to Martinsburg (which Averill repulsed), Sheridan put his forces under arms, and, at 3 A. M. on Sept. 19, they were in motion towards Winchester, Wilson's cavalry leading, followed by Wright's and Emory's corps. Wilson crossed the Opequan at dawn, charging upon and sweeping away all opposers, and securing a place, within two miles of Winchester, for the deployment of the army. There they formed, with Wright's corps on the left, fWright's corps on the left, flanked by Wilson's cavalry, Emory in the centre, and Crook's Kanawha infantry in reserve in the rear. Early had turned back towards Winchester before Sheridan was ready for battle, and strongly posted his men in a fortified position on a series of detached hills. Averill had followed them closely from Bunker's Hill, and he and Merritt enveloped Winchester on the east and north with cavalry. Between the two armies lay a broken, wooded country. The Nationals attempted to reach Early's vulnerab
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 (search)
Wright, Elizur 1804-1885 Journalist; born in South Canaan, Conn., Feb. 12, 1804; graduated at Yale College in 1826; was Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Western Reserve College in 1829-33; and secretary of the American Anti-slavery Society in 1833. He was editor of Human rights in 1834-35, and the Anti-slavery magazine in 1837-38; Massachusetts abolitionist in 1839; and Daily Chronotype in 1845; was commissioner of insurance for Massachusetts in 1858-66; wrote an introduction to Whittier's Poems; and Savings Banks life insurance, etc.; contributed to the Atlantic monthly; and published several anti-slavery pamphlets. He died in Medford, Mass., Nov. 22, 1885.
rs.] Addresses were then made by Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell, Robert C. Morris, and others. It was a great meeting for the colored people, and did much to aid recruiting. Stirring appeals and addresses were written by J. M. Langston, Elizur Wright, and others. One published by Frederick Douglass in his own paper, at Rochester, N. Y., was the most eloquent and inspiring. The following is extracted:— We can get at the throat of treason and slavery through the State of Massachusettscklee, John H. and Mary E. Cabot, Mary P. Payson, Manuel Emilio, Henry W. Holland, Miss Halliburton, Frederick Tudor, Samuel Johnson, Mary E. Stearns, Mrs. William J. Loring, Mrs. Governor Andrew, Mrs. Robert C. Waterston, Wright & Potter, James B. Dow, William Cumston, John A. Higginson, Peter Smith, Theodore Otis, Avery Plummer, James Savage, Samuel May, Mrs. Samuel May, Josiah Quincy, William Claflin, Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis, George Bemis
97. Wilson, William, 309. Winona, gunboat, 237. Winyaw Bay, S. C., 290. Winyaw Indigo Society, 290. Wissahickon, gunboat, 237. Woodbury, J. G., 111. Wounded, Care of, 64, 105, 173, 174, 176, 251, 254, 272. Wright, A. R., 275. Wright, Elizur, 14. Wright and Potter, 16. Wright's Bluff, S. C., 298, 299, 305, 307. Wyoming, steamer, 268. Y. Yellow Bluff, Fla., 185. Yellow fever, 226. Young, P. M. B., 300. Z. Zachry, Charles T., 178. Plan showing the field of o 111. Wounded, Care of, 64, 105, 173, 174, 176, 251, 254, 272. Wright, A. R., 275. Wright, Elizur, 14. Wright and Potter, 16. Wright's Bluff, S. C., 298, 299, 305, 307. Wyoming, steamer, 268. Y. Yellow Bluff, Fla., 185. Yellow fever, 226. Young, P. M. B., 300. Z. Zachry, Charles T., 178. Plan showing the field of operations of the 54th Mass regiment. 1863-1865. continued on facing page. Plan showing the field of operations of the 54th Mass regiment. 1863-1865.
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, The close of the War (search)
ball had not yet been regulated according to the rules of Rugby and Harrow. The last of the pernicious foot-ball fights between Sophomores and Freshmen took place in September, 1863, and commenced in quite a sanguinary manner. A Sophomore named Wright knocked over Ellis, the captain of the Freshman side, without reason or provocation, and was himself immediately laid prostrate by a red-headed Scotch boy named Roderick Dhu Coe, who seemed to have come to college for the purpose, for he soon aftts, the Freshmen won the game. It was the first of President Hill's reforms to abolish this brutal and unseemly custom. The New York game of base-ball, which has since assumed such mammoth proportions, was first introduced in our colleges by Wright and Flagg, of the Class of ‘66; and the first game, which the Cambridge ladies attended, was played on the Delta in May of that year with the Trimountain Club of Boston. Flagg was the finest catcher in New England at that time; and, although he
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Frank W. Bird, and the Bird Club. (search)
attended the Buffalo convention, in 1848, and helped to nominate Martin Van Buren for the Presidency. He was, however, doing more effective work by assisting Elizur Wright in publishing the Chronotype (the most vigorous of all the anti-slavery papers), both with money and writing; and in a written argument there were few who could equal him. He appears to have been the only person at that time who gave Elizur Wright much support and encouragement. In 1850 Bird was elected to the State Legislature and worked vigorously for the election of Sumner the ensuing winter. His chief associates during the past two years had been Charles Francis Adams, the most dd William S. Robinson fell into the habit of dining together and discussing public affairs every Saturday afternoon. It was not long before they were joined by Elizur Wright and Henry Wilson. Sumner came to dine with them, when he was not in Washington, and Dr. S. G. Howe came with him. The Kansas excitement brought in George L.
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Elizur Wright (search)
op the New York ferry-boats. Meanwhile, as Mrs. Wright was too ill to be removed, he purchased an is not half as bad as it is represented. Elizur Wright went and returned with the emphatic reply:ur wager. Webster then gave him his card, and Wright returned it by writing his name on a piece of looked carefully through them, congratulated Mr. Wright on his good fortune, and handed him two hundizur Wright on the sidewalk and said to him: Mr. Wright, you could have afforded to lose that wager ressmen, and it was a power in the land. Elizur Wright's services as editor of the Chronotype gavh companies were expelled from the State. Mr. Wright's insurance reports brought him such celebrimon impulse make a formidable impression. Mr. Wright, after arguing his case with the insurance c companies then withdrew their business from Mr. Wright and thus reduced his income from twelve thouinsurance company. As it was a pleasant day Mr. Wright invited his visitor to Pine Hill, where they[55 more...]
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