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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curry, Daniel -1887 (search)
Curry, Daniel -1887 Clergyman; born near Peekskill, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1809; graduated at Wesleyan College in 1837; accepted a professorship at the female college of Macon, Ga., in 1839; was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1841, and held several charges in Georgia. When the denomination was divided into the Northern and Southern branches he settled in New York State, where he filled a number of important appointments. He was editor of the Christian advocate in 1864-76; the National repository in 1876-80; and the Methodist review in 1884-87. His publications include New York: a Historical sketch; Platform papers; Lifestory of Bishop D. W. Clark, etc. He died in New York City, Aug. 17, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cutter, Charles A. 1837- (search)
Cutter, Charles A. 1837- Librarian; born in Boston, March 14, 1837; graduated at Harvard in 1855; has been connected with the Harvard College and the Boston Athenaeum libraries; appointed librarian of the Forbes library, Northampton, Mass., in 1894. He is author of Rules for a dictionary catalogue; The expansive classification, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864 (search)
Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864 Statesman; born in Philadelphia, July 10, 1792; a son of the preceding; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1810, and admitted to the bar in 1813. He went with Mr. Gallatin to Russia as private secretary, and returned in 1814, when he assisted his father in the Treasury Department. In 1828 he was mayor of Philadelphia; United States Senator from 1832 to 1833, and declined a re-election. He was ambassador to Russia from 1837 to 1839, and Vice-President of the United States from 1845 to 1849. From 1856 to 1861 he was American minister in London. Mr. Dallas was an able lawyer and statesman. He died in Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1864.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, Henry winter, 1817-1865 (search)
Davis, Henry winter, 1817-1865 Legislator; born in Annapolis, Md., Aug. 16, 1817; graduated at Kenyon College in 1837; elected to Congress as a Whig in 1854, and at the dissolution of that party joined the American or Know-nothing party, and was re-elected to Congress in 1858. At the outbreak of the Civil War he announced himself in favor of an unconditional Union while a candidate for re-election to Congress. He was overwhelmingly defeated, but in 1863 was reelected. Although representing a slave State, Senator Davis was a strong antislavery advocate. He died in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 30, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, John W., 1799-1859 (search)
Davis, John W., 1799-1859 Statesman; born in Cumberland county, Pa., July 17, 1799; graduated at the Baltimore Medical College in 1821; settled in Carlisle, Ind., in 1823; member of Congress in 1835-37, 1839-41, and 1843-47; speaker of the House of Representatives during his last term; United States commissioner to China in 1848-50; and governor of Oregon in 1853-54. He was president of the convention in 1852 which nominated Franklin Pierce for President. He died in Carlisle, Ind., Aug. 22, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Debtors. (search)
United States even as late as 1829 it was estimated that there were 3,000 debtors in prison in Massachusetts; 10,000 in New York; 7,000 in Pennsylvania; and a like proportion in the other States, many of them imprisoned for small sums. Imprisonment for debt was abolished in the United States by an act of Congress in 1833, though not fully enforced until 1839. Kentucky had previously abolished the law in 1821; Ohio in 1828; Maryland in 1830; New York in 1831. Connecticut abolished the law in 1837; Alabama in 1848. In 1828 there were 1,088 debtors imprisoned in Philadelphia; the sum total of their debts was only $25,409, and the expense of keeping them $362,076, which was paid by the city, and the total amount recovered from prisoners by this process was only $295. Interest-bearing debt. Title of Loan.Authorizing act.Rate.When issued.When redeemable.Interest payable.Amount issued.Outstanding March 31, 1901. Registered.Coupon.Total. Dollars.Dollars.Dollars.Dollars. Consols of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
to 1821 John Collins1821 to 1822 Caleb Rodney1822 to 1823 Joseph Hazlett1823 to 1824 Samuel Paynter1824 to 1827 Charles Polk1827 to 1830 David Hazzard1830 to 1833 Caleb P. Bennett1833 to 1836 Charles Polk1836 to 1837 Cornelius P. Comegys.1837 to 1840 William B. Cooper.1840 to 1844 Thomas Stockton.1844 to 1846 Joseph Maul.1846 William Temple 1846 William Thorp .1847 to 1851 William H. Ross.1851 to 1855 Peter F. Cansey .1855 to 1859 William Burton .1859 to 1863 William Cannon 18l Rodney19th1826 Henry M. Ridgely.19th to 20th1827 to 1829 Louis McLane20th to 21st1827 to 1829 John A. Clayton21st to 23d1829 to 1835 Arnold Naudain.21st to 23d1830 to 1836 Richard H. Bayard24th to 28th1836 to 1845 Thomas Clayton24th to 29th1837 to 1847 John M. Clayton29th to 30th1845 to 1849 Name.No. of CongressDate. John Wales30th to 31st1849 to 1851 Presley Spruance30th to 32d1847 to 1853 James A. Bayard32d to 38th1851 to 1864 John M. Clayton33d to 34th1853 to 1856 Joseph P. C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dewey, George, 1837- (search)
Dewey, George, 1837- Naval officer; born in Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 26, 1837; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1858; and served on the frigate Wabash in the Mediterranean squadron until the beginning of the Civil War, when he was assigned to the steam sloop Mississippi of the West Gulf squadron. On April 19, 1861, he was commissioned lieutenant, and was with Admiral Farragut when the latter's squadron forced the passage of forts St. Philip and Jackson in April, 1862. He also took part in the attack on Fort St. Philip and the subsequent battles with gunboats and ironclads which gave Farragut control of New Orleans. In the smoke of the battle the Mississippi ran aground within range of the shore batteries. When it was seen Admiral George Dewey. Birthplace of Admiral Dewey. that the ship could not be saved, the officers and men set her afire and escaped in the boats. Later, Dewey served in the North Atlantic blockading squadron, and still later with the European
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1794-1887 (search)
rothea Lynde, 1794-1887 Philanthropist; born in Worcester, Mass., about 1794. After her father's death she supported herself by teaching a school for young girls in Boston. Becoming interested in the welfare of the convicts in the State prison at Charlestown, her philanthropic spirit expanded and embraced all of the unfortunate and suffering classes. Having inherited from a relative property sufficient to render her independent, she went to Europe for her health. Returning to Boston in 1837, she devoted her life to the investigation and alleviation of the condition of paupers, lunatics, and prisoners, encouraged by her friend and pastor, Dr. Channing. In this work she visited every State in the Union east of the Rocky Mountains, endeavoring to persuade legislatures to aid the unfortunate, and was instrumental in bringing about the foundation of several State asylums for the insane. At the breaking out of the Civil War she was appointed superintendent of hospital nurses, and a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 (search)
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 Military officer; born in Franklin county, Va., Nov. 3, 1816; graduated from West Point in 1837, and served in the Florida war the same year. In 1838 he resigned his commission and studied law. In 1847 he served as a major-general of volunteers during the war with Mexico. He was appointed colonel in the Confederate service at the outbreak of the Civil War. He lost but two battles—one at Gettysburg, Jubal A. Early. when he commanded a division of Lee's army, and the second at Cedar Creek, where Sheridan arrived in time to rally his men after his famous ride. In 1888 he published a book giving the history of the last year of the Civil War, during which time he was in command of the Army of the Shenandoah. He died in Lynchburg, Va.., March 2, 189
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