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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graydon, William -1840 (search)
Graydon, William -1840 Lawyer; born near Bristol, Pa., Sept. 4, 1759; brother of Great Bridge. Alexander Graydon; studied law; removed to Pittsburg, where he began practice. In 1794-95 he was a prominent leader in the Mill-dam troubles. He published a Digest of the laws of the United States; Forms of Conveyancing and of practice in the various courts and public offices, etc. He died in Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 13, 1840.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grey, Charles, Earl 1729- (search)
Grey, Charles, Earl 1729- Military officer; born in England Oct. 23, 1729; was aidede-camp to Wolfe, at Quebec, in 1759; was commissioned lieutenant-colonel in 1761; and, as colonel, accompanied General Howe to Boston in 1775, who gave him the rank of major-general. He led the party that surprised General Wayne in the night. He was an active commander in the battle of Germantown (q. v.) and as a marauder on the New England coast in the fall of 1778. He surprised and cut in pieces Baylor's dragoons at Tappan. For these and other services in America he was made a lieutenant-general in 1783. He became a general in 1795; was elevated to the peerage in 1801; and was the father of the celebrated English statesman of the same name. He died Nov. 14, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Habersham, Joseph 1751-1775 (search)
esident of the council and acting governor in 1769-72. Joseph was a member of the first patriotic committee in Georgia in 1774, and ever afterwards took an active part in the defence of the liberties of his country. He helped to seize gunpowder in the arsenal Joseph Habersham. in 1775, and was a member of the council of safety. He was one of a company who captured a government ship (July, 1775), with munitions of war, including 15,000 lbs. of gunpowder. He led some volunteers who made the royal governor, Wright, a prisoner (Jan. 18, 1776), and confined him to his house under a guard. When Savannah was taken by the British, early in 1778, he took his family to Virginia; but in the siege of Savannah (1779) by Lincoln and D'Estaing, he held the office of colonel, which he retained till the close of the war. He was Postmaster-General in 1795-1801, and president of the Savannah branch of the United States Bank from 1802 till its charter expired. He died in Savannah, Nov. 17, 1815.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Hiland 1795-1885 (search)
Hall, Hiland 1795-1885 Jurist; born in Bennington, Vt., July 20, 1795; admitted to the bar in 1819; was a member of the first National Republican Convention in 1856. He was governor of Vermont in 1858-59; and published a History of Vermont. He died in Springfield, Mass., Dec. 18, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hampton, Wade 1754-1835 (search)
Hampton, Wade 1754-1835 Military officer: born in South Carolina in 1754; was distinguished as a partisan officer under Sumter and Marion in the Revolution; and was twice a member of Congress—from 1795 to 1797, and from 1803 to 1805. In October, 1808, he was commissioned a colonel in the United States army; in 1809 brigadier-general, and March 2, 1813, major-general. Imperious and overbearing in his nature and deportment, he was constantly quarrelling with his subordinates. He was superseded by Wilkinson in command at New Orleans when the war broke out in 1812, and was put in command of the Army of the North, with headquarters on the borders of Lake Champlain. In that post he gained no honors, and his career there was chiefly marked by disobedience to the orders of his superiors. In April, 1814, he resigned his commission, and left the army. He was an extensive land and slave owner in South Carolina and Louisiana, and passed there a large portion of his later years. He d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harper, Robert Goodloe 1765-1825 (search)
Harper, Robert Goodloe 1765-1825 Senator; born in Fredericksburg, Va., in 1765; removed to North Carolina, and towards the close of the Revolutionary War served as a trooper under General Greene; graduated at Princeton in 1785; admitted to the bar in 1786; and served in Congress from 1795 to 1801. During the War of 1812 he was in active service, attaining the rank of major-general. Afterwards he was elected to the United States Senate from Maryland, to which place he had removed upon his marriage with the daughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, but resigned in 1816, when he was the Federal candidate for Vice-President. He published an Address on the British treaty in 1796, and a pamphlet on the Dispute between the United States and France in 1797. He died in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 1825.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harrington, Timothy 1715-1795 (search)
Harrington, Timothy 1715-1795 Clergyman; born in Waltham, Mass., in 1715; became a Congregational pastor in 1741. It is of him that the amusing story is told that, having always been in the habit of praying for our gracious sovereign King George before the Revolutionary War, after the war broke out he at one time, through habit, uttered the accustomed prayer, but hastily added, O Lord, I mean George Washington! He died in Lancaster, Mass., Dec. 18, 1795.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayes, Rutherford Birchard 1822-1893 (search)
h may be continued, if necessary, until the expiration of thirty days after the commencement of the ensuing session. In 1795 this provision was substantially re-enacted in a law which repealed the act of 1792. In 1807 the following act became thest observed all the prerequisites of the law in that respect. By this act it will be seen that the scope of the law of 1795 was extended so as to authorize the national government to use not only the militia, but the army and navy of the United States, in causing the laws to be executed. The important provision of the acts of 1792, 1795, and 1807, modified in its terms from time to time to adapt it to the existing emergency, remained in force until, by an act approved by President Lincolnthods of our system of government on occasions of elections than at other times. In the early legislation of 1792, and of 1795, by which the militia of the States was the only military power resorted to for the execution of the constitutional powers
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Patrick 1736- (search)
ved from the colonial magazine at Williamsburg. For a short time Henry was in the military service, and was the first governor of the State of Virginia (1776-79). He was again elected governor after the war and was a member of the State convention that ratified the national Constitution, he opposing it with all his strength because it menaced State supremacy. In 1794 Henry retired from the bar, and took up his abode at Red Hill, in Charlotte. Washington appointed him Secretary of State in 1795; but he declined the nomination, as he did that of envoy to France, offered by President Adams, and of governor offered by the people. Henry was elected to the State Senate in 1799, but, dying June 6, 1799, never took his seat. When the news of the passage of the Stamp Act and kindred measures reached Virginia (May, 1765) the House of Burgesses was in session. The aristocratic leaders in that body hesitated, and the session was drawing near its close, when Henry, finding the older and mo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hopkins, Johns 1795-1873 (search)
Hopkins, Johns 1795-1873 Philanthropist; born in Anne Arundel county, Md., May 19, 1795; went to Baltimore in 1812 and entered a wholesale grocery store; and soon afterwards established himself in the trade. In 1822 he founded the house of Hopkins & Brothers, in which he made a large fortune. He retired from the grocery business in 1847, and engaged in banking and railroad enterprises; became director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company; and chairman of its finance committee in 1855. He aided in founding the Johns Hopkins Hospital, free to all, to which he gave property valued at $4,500,000, in 1873; presented the city of Baltimore with a public park; and gave $3,500,000 to found Johns Hopkins University (q. v.). He died in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 24, 1873.
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