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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 279 279 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 90 90 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 48 48 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 37 37 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 34 34 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 26 26 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 24 24 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 23 23 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 22 22 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 22 22 Browse Search
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omise which all hope will be fulfilled. This venerable man has done a thing the like of which no man ever will do again, upon the doctrine of chances: he voted in 1840 as presidential elector for the election of William Henry Harrison as President of the United States, and, in 1888, forty eight years after, as such elector, votedsions of the Superior Court, and coming home to the office to study from the books the questions of law raised at the bar. I so continued until the September term, 1840, for the Court of Common Pleas. The session was held in Lowell, and the Hon. Charles Henry Warren presided. Mr. Smith had quite given up the practice of the law said, I hope he won't reject you on account of that answer, because it is generally right in point of fact, even if wrong in point of law. During the autumn of 1840, I began my education in national politics, making my first speech in favor of Van Buren as against Harrison, who was so triumphantly elected. Harrison's election
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
n Pleas, substantially the trial court of the people's causes, was abolished, and a new Court established upon a basis on which it remains to-day. Most of the provisions of that bill are still the law of the State. During all these years, from 1840 to 1860, I was receiving instruction in another science. This instruction had a most important bearing upon my after life, and became of very considerable importance to the country. In 1839, the autumn before I was admitted to the bar, I had joihe lower grade, and then steadily went up, never attempting to pass a grade without fully filling the position in due order of promotion, until having served in every lower grade, I was elected colonel of the regiment to which I had belonged since 1840. Our citizen soldiery, known by the name of the Massachusetts volunteer militia, were organized and armed by the State and in part supported by it. Sometimes in companies, and sometimes in regiments or larger bodies, the soldiers were called to