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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
ich he carried in person to General Washington. In that pamphlet Webster proposed a new system of government which should act, not on the States, but directly on individuals, and vest in Congress full power to carry its laws into effect. The plan deeply impressed the mind of Washington. Events in North Carolina and Massachusetts made many leading men anxious about the future. They saw the weakness of the existing form of government. In the autumn of 1785 Washington, in a letter to James Warren, deplored that weakness, and the illiberality, jealousy, and local policy of the States, that was likely to sink the new nation in the eyes of Europe into contempt. Finally, after many grave discussions at Mount Vernon, Washington, acting upon the suggestions of Hamilton made five years before, proposed a convention of the several States to agree upon a plan of unity in a commercial arrangement, over which, by the existing Constitution, Congress had no control. Coming from such an exalt
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
an assembly that should appoint councillors, and that this body or the councillors should exercise the powers of government until a governor should be appointed who would consent to govern the colony according to the charter. This was done. James Warren, president of the Provincial Congress, was authorized to issue writs for an election. The summons was readily obeyed. A full house convened on July 20, and Warren was chosen speaker. A council was elected, and the two branches proceeded to Warren was chosen speaker. A council was elected, and the two branches proceeded to legislation, under the charter. On May 1, 1776, the General Court of Massachusetts passed an act for establishing the Stile of Commissions which shall hereafter be Issued and for Altering the Stile of writs, Processes, and all Law proceedings within this colony, and for directing Pene Recognizances to the Use of this Government shall for the future be taken and prosecuted. The act went on to say that, Whereas, the Petitions of the United Colonies to the King had been rejected and treated wit
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mine Run, operations near (search)
he designated point, when the movement had become known to the Confederates. Warren, with 10,000 men, followed by an artillery reserve, was confronted by a large pll's corps, and brisk skirmishing began. French's troops, that were to support Warren, did not, for various causes, come up until night, when the latter was so hard pressed that Meade was compelled to send troops from his left to Warren's assistance. These various delays had given Lee ample time to prepare to meet his antagonistront of all was a strong abatis. Meade, however, resolved to attack Lee, and to Warren was intrusted the task of opening the assault, his whole force being about 26,0he latter dashed across Mine Run and drove back those of the Confederates. But Warren's guns were not heard. He had found the Confederates much stronger than he expected, and prudently refrained from attacking. Satisfied that Warren had done wisely, Meade ordered a general suspension of operations. Lee's defences were growing
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
ed them to look there should be better walking. Morton was angry on his return, and defied the stout Puritan sentiments of his neighbors. Plymouth was called to interfere, and Captain Standish seized the bacchanalian ruler of Merry Mount and he was sent a prisoner to England. Pursuant to the provisions of the Boston port bill, General Gage adjourned the Massachusetts Assembly, May 31, 1774, to Salem, June 7. Anticipating this, the patriots in the Assembly appointed Samuel Adams and James Warren to act in the interim. They held private conferences with others, and arranged plans for future action. They made arrangements for a Continental Congress; provided funds and munitions of war; prepared an address to other colonies inviting their co-operation in the measures of a general congress; and drew up a non-importation agreement. When the Assembly met on the 7th these various bold propositions were laid before it. The few partisans of the crown in the House were astonished and al
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spottsylvania Court-house, battle of (search)
his army in motion towards Spottsylvania Court-house, 15 miles southeast from the battle-field. Warren and Sedgwick took the direct route by the Brock road, and Hancock and Burnside, with the trains,e march all night, and reached the vicinity of Spottsylvania. Court-house and intrenched before Warren came up. By the evening of the 8th Lee's whole force was intrenched on a ridge around SpottsylvaLee in strengthening his position. There had been sharp fighting the day before (May 8) between Warren and a force of the Confederates. Warren held his position until relief arrived from Sedgwick, wWarren held his position until relief arrived from Sedgwick, when the Confederates were repulsed. The Nationals lost about 1,300 men. The commanders of several regiments fell. One Michigan regiment went into battle with 200 men, and came out with 23. The day ld of the bloody angle. Meanwhile Burnside, on the The field of the bloody angle. left, and Warren, on the right, had made attacks on Lee's wings, but were repulsed. At midnight Lee withdrew to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warren, mercy 1728-1814 (search)
Warren, mercy 1728-1814 Historian; born in Barnstable, Mass., Sept. 25, 1728; was Mercy Warren. the wife of Gen. James Warren and sister of James Otis. Her mind was as strong and active as that of her fiery brother, but she was restrained from taking public part in the politics of the day by her sex. She was a poet of much excellence, and corresponded with the leading statesmen of the day. She excelled in dramatic composition, and produced The group, a political satire; The Adulator; excelled in dramatic composition, and produced The group, a political satire; The Adulator; and two tragedies of five acts each, called The sack of Rome, and Ladies of Castile. The latter were written during the earlier years of the Revolutionary War, and published in 1778, and were full of patriotic sentiments. Her complete poetical works were published in 1790. In 1805 Mrs. Warren completed and published a History of the Revolutionary War (3 volumes). She died in Plymouth, Oct. 19, 1814.