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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 3 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 3 3 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 3 3 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life 3 3 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. 3 3 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 3 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, de Witt 1769-1828 (search)
Clinton, de Witt 1769-1828 Statesman; born in Little Britain, Orange co., N. Y., March 2, 1769; graduated at Columbia De Witt Clinton. College in 1786; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1788, but practised very little. He was private secretary to his uncle George, governor of New York, in 1790-95, in favor of whose administration he wrote much in the newspapers. He was in the Assembly of his State in 1797, and from 1798 to 1802 was a Democratic leader in the State Senate. He was mayor of New York City in 1803-7, 1809-10, and 1811-14. He was an earnest promoter of the establishment of the New York Historical Society and the American Academy of Fine Arts. Opposed to the War of 1812-15, he was the Peace candidate for the Presidency in 1812, but was defeated by James Madison. Mr. Clinton was one of the founders and first president of the Literary and Philosophical Society in New York, and was one of the most efficient promoters of the construction of the Erie Canal.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, Sir Henry 1738-1795 (search)
Clinton, Sir Henry 1738-1795 Military office born in 1738; was a son of George Clinton, colonial governor of New York. He entered the army when quite young, and had risen to the rank of major-general in 1775, when he was sent to America with Howe and Burgoyne. He participated in the battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775), and was thereafter active in service against the oppressed colonists until June, 1782, when he returned to England. He Sir Henry Clinton. succeeded General Howe as commanderin-chief of the British forces in America in January, 1778. In October, 1777, Sir Henry undertook a diversion in favor of General Burgoyne, then making his way towards Albany from Canada, in accordance with the British Clinton's despatch and bullet. plan of conquest. Clinton, with a strong land and naval force, had captured Forts Clinton and Montgomery, in the Hudson Highlands (Oct. 6), and sent forces of both arms of the service up the river on a marauding excursion, hoping to dr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cobb, David 1748-1839 (search)
Cobb, David 1748-1839 Military officer; born in Attleboro, Mass., Sept. 14, 1748; graduated at Harvard College in 1766; became a physician; member of the Provincial Congress in 1775; aide-de-camp to Washington for a number of years; and brevetted brigadier-general at the close of the Revolutionary War. Washington assigned him the duty of providing entertainment for the French officers, and of making terms for the evacuation of New York. He was a member of Congress in 1793-95; lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts in 1809. He died in Taunton, Mass., April 17, 1839.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coinage, United States (search)
truck in a mint at Rupert, Vt. The national Constitution vested the right of coinage exclusively in the national government. The establishment of a mint was authorized by act of Congress in April, 1792, but it did not go into full operation until 1795. During the interval of about three years its operations were chiefly experimental. and hence the variety of silver and copper coins which appeared between 1792 and 1795, now so much sought after by coincollectors. The most noted of these is 1795, now so much sought after by coincollectors. The most noted of these is the Washington cent, or Liberty-cap cent, so called because it has the profile of Washington on one side and a libertycap on the other. The subject of a device for the national coin caused much and sometimes warm debate in Congress. The bill for the establishment of the mint originated in the Senate, and provided for an eagle on one side of the gold and silver coins. To this there was no objection. The bill proposed for the reverse a representation of the head of the President of the Unite
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Collins, John -1795 (search)
Collins, John -1795 Governor; born June 8, 1717; was an active patriot during the Revolutionary War; in 1776 was made a commissioner to arrange the accounts of Rhode Island with Congress; in 1778-83 was a member of the old Congress. and in 1786-89 governor of Rhode Island. He was then elected to the first Congress under the national Constitution, but did not take his seat. He died in Newport, R. I., March 8, 1795.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
neas C. Lounsbury 1887 to 1889 Morgan G. Bulkeley 1889 to 1891 to 1891 to 1893 Luzon B. Morris1893 to 1895 O Vincent Coffin 1895 to 1897 Lorrin A. Cooke 1897 to 1899 George E. Lounsbury 1899 to 1901 George P. McLean 1901 to 1903 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Date. Oliver Ellsworth 1st to 4th1789 to 1797 William S. Johnson 1st1789 to 1791 Roger Sherman 2d1791 to 1793 Stephen Nix Mitchell 3d1793 to 1795 James Hillhouse 4th to 11th1796 to 1811 Jonathan Trumbull4th1795 to 1796 Uriah Tracy 4th to 9th1796 to 1807 Chauncey Goodrich 10th to 12th1807 to 1813 Samuel W. Dana 11th to 16th1810 to 1821 David Daggett 13th to 15th1813 to 1819 James Lanman16th to 18th1819 to 1825 Elijah Boardman17th1821 to 1823 Henry W. Edwards 18th to 19th1823 to 1827 Calvin Willey 19th to 21st1825 to 1831 Samuel A. Foote 20th to 22d1827 to 1833 Gideon Tomlinson 22d to 24th1831 to 1837 Nathan Smith23d 1833 to 1835 John M. Niles 24th to 25th1835 to 1839 Perry Smith25th to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cutler, Ephraim 1767-1853 (search)
Cutler, Ephraim 1767-1853 Surveyor; born in Edgarton. Mass., in 1767; appointed agent of the Ohio Company in 1788; removed to Ohio in 1794; appointed judge of Common Pleas in 1795. He was the author of History of the first settlement of Amestown, Ohio, etc. He died in Amestown, O., in 1853.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, John, 1761-1847 (search)
Davis, John, 1761-1847 Jurist; born in Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 25, 1761; graduated at Harvard College in 1781; admitted to the bar and began practice at Plymouth in 1786. He was the last surviving member of the convention that adopted the federal Constitution; comptroller of the United States Treasury in 1795-96; and eminent for his knowledge of the history of New England. In 1813 he made an address on the Landing of the Pilgrims before the Massachusetts Historical Society, over which he presided in 1818-43. His publications include an edition of Morton's New England Memorial, with many important notes; Eulogy on George Washington; and An attempt to explain the inscription on Dighton Rock. He died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 14, 1847. Statesman; born in Northboro, Mass., Jan. 13, 1787; graduated at Yale in 1812; admitted to the bar in 1815; member of Congress in 1824-34, during which time he opposed Henry Clay; and was elected to the United States Senate in 1835, and resigne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824 (search)
Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824 Statesman; born in Elizabethtown, N. J., Oct. 16, 1760; son of Elias; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1776; entered the army as paymaster of his father's regiment in August; aided in storming a redoubt at Yorktown, which was taken by Lafayette; and served faithfully until the close of the war. He was a member of the convention that framed the national Constitution in 1787, and was a representative in Congress from 1791 to 1799. He was speaker in 1795, and was made United States Senator in 1799. He held the seat until 1805. He served in both branches of his State legislature. Suspected of complicity in Burr's conspiracy, he was arrested, but was never prosecuted. He died in Elizabethtown, Oct. 9, 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware Indians, (search)
nt, in 1774. The Delawares joined the English when the Revolutionary War broke out, but made peace with the Americans in 1778, when a massacre of ninety of the Christian Indians in Ohio by the Americans aroused the fury of the tribe. Being almost powerless, they fled to the Huron liver and Canada. Under the provisions of a treaty in 1787, a small band of Delawares returned to the Muskingum, the remainder being hostile. These fought Wayne, and were parties to the treaty at Greenville in 1795. The scattered tribes in Ohio refused to join Tecumseh in the War of 1812, and in 1818 they ceded all their lands to the United States, and settled on the White River, in Illinois, to the number of 1,800, leaving a small remnant behind. They finally settled in Kansas, where missions were established among them, and they rapidly increased in the arts of civilized life. In the Civil War, the Delawares furnished 170 soldiers for the National army. Having acquired land from the Cherokees in t
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