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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hay, Adelbert Stone 1876- (search)
Hay, Adelbert Stone 1876- Consul; born in Cleveland, O., in 1876; son of John Hay, Secretary of State; graduated at Yale College in 1898; appointed United States consul at Pretoria, South African Republic, in 1899, and served till November, 1900. During this brief period he won high praise from British and Boers alike for the impartial and humane manner in which he executed his official duties, and for the personal services he rendered the sick and wounded of the belligerents. At the time of his death he had been appointed assistant private secretary to President McKinley, and was to have entered on that service on July 1. He died in New Haven, Conn., June 23, 1901.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holidays, legal. (search)
general election. Kansas. Jan. 1, Arbor Day, May 30, public fast, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Kentucky. J5, general election. Maine. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, public fast, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Maryland. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, Goan. 1, Feb. 22, third Tuesday in April, Arbor Day, May 30, public fast, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. Nebraska. Jn secular or business day next succeeding each holiday. New Mexico. Jan. 1, July 4, Dec. 25, and all days for fasting and thanksgiving. Notes due on holidays lection. Oregon. Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, first Saturday in June, July 4, first Monday in September, public fast, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25. Pennsylvania. Jaing, Dec. 25. Washington. Jan. 1, Feb. 12 and 22, Decoration Day, July 4, first Monday in September, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, general election. West Virginia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Internal revenue. (search)
in the period 1880-1900, both inclusive, with principal sources. The re-imposition of adhesive stamps in 1898 was provided for in the War Revenue Act of that year. The war revenue and the receipts of the national treasury from other sources having been much larger than was anticipated, and having produced a surplus largely in excess of the actual financial needs of the country, Congress adopted a conference report on a bill to reduce the war revenue on Feb. 28, 1901, to go into effect on July 1 next ensuing. The revenue reduction was expected to amount to $42,165,000 per annum, the repeal of various stamp taxes and a few changes in the existing law concerning specified articles being estimated to make the following itemized reductions: Commercial brokers, $138,000; certificates of deposits, $200,000; promissory notes, $3,500,000; bills of lading for export, $100,000; telegraphic despatches, $800,000; telephone messages, $315,000; bonds other than indemnity, $25,000; certificate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kellogg, Edgar Romeyn 1842- (search)
Kellogg, Edgar Romeyn 1842- Military officer; born in New York City, March 25, 1842; entered the army in April, 1861, as a sergeant in the 24th Ohio Infantry; was promoted to second lieutenant in October following; then resigned and enlisted as a private in the 16th United States Infantry. He was promoted to first lieutenant, Aug. 1, 1862: captain, Feb. 16, 1865; major of the 8th Infantry in 1888; lieutenant-colonel of the 10th Infantry in 1892; and colonel of the 6th Infantry, June 30, 1898; and was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, Oct. 1, 1898. In the Civil War he greatly distinguished himself in the battle of Murfreesboro and in the Atlanta campaign, and in the war with Spain (1898) he commanded the 10th United States Infantry in the battle of San Juan Hill, near Santiago de Cuba, on July 1.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lewis, Meriwether (search)
the powers and authorities given to yourself. Given under my hand at the city of Washington, this twentieth day of June, 1803. Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America. While these things were going on here, the country of Louisiana, lately ceded by Spain to France, had been the subject of negotiation at Paris between us and this last power, and had actually been transferred to us by treaties executed at Paris on April 30. This information, received about the first day of July, increased infinitely the interest we felt in the expedition, and lessened the apprehensions of interruption from other powers. Everything in this quarter being now prepared, Captain Lewis left Washington on July 5, 1803, and proceeded to Pittsburg, where other articles had been ordered to be provided for him. The men, too, were to be selected from the military stations on the Ohio. Delays of preparation, difficulties of navigation down the Ohio, and other untoward obstructions, reta
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Malvern Hill, battle of. (search)
and artillery arrived there at 4 P. M., and in that almost impregnable position preparations were made for battle. Yet General McClellan did not consider his army safe there, for it was too far separated from his supplies; so, on the morning of July 1, he went on the Galena to seek for an eligible place for a base of supplies, and for an encampment for the army. During his absence the Confederates brought on a battle, which proved to be a most sanguinary one. Lee had concentrated his troops at Glendale, on the morning of July 1, but did not get ready for a full attack until late in the afternoon. He formed his line with the divisions of Generals Jackson, Ewell, Whiting, and D. H. Hill on the left (a large portion of Ewell's in reserve); Generals Magruder and Huger on the right; while the troops of A. P. Hill and Longstreet were held in reserve on the left. The latter took no part in the engagement that followed. The National line of battle was formed with Porter's corps on the l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
estroy the seaport towns and ravage the country. In April news came of the downfall of Napoleon and of his abdication, which was expected to release British veterans from service in Europe. Notwithstanding the national capital was then almost defenseless, the passage of the British ships up the Potomac might be disputed only by the guns of Fort Washington, a few miles below the city, and there was little force to obstruct the passage of land troops across Maryland from the Chesapeake. On July 1 official intelligence reached the President that a fleet of transports, with a large force, bound to some port in the United States, probably on the Potomac, was about to sail from Bermuda. In the military district of which the District of Columbia formed a part there were only a little more than 2,000 effective men, under General Winder, and these were scattered at points some distance from each other. There was a company of marines at the barracks at Washington, and a company of artiller
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Meade, George Gordon 1815-1872 (search)
Scott. The citizens of Philadelphia presented him with an elegant sword on his return from Mexico. In the summer of 1861 he was made a brigadier-general of volunteers, having been in charge of the surveys on the northern lakes until that year as captain of engineers. He was in the Army of the Potomac, active and efficient, from 1861 until the close of the war. In June, 1862, he was made major-general of volunteers, and was in command of the Army of the Potomac in the summer of 1863. On July 1, 2, and 3, of that year he fought the decisive battle of Gettysburg. In 1864 he was made major-general in the United States army; and from July, 1865, to George Gordon Meade. August, 1866, was in command of the Military Division of the Atlantic, and subsequently of the Department of the East and the military district comprising the States of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. In 1865 he received the degree of Ll.D. from Harvard University. He died in Philadelphia, Nov. 6, 1872. The citizen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
's men, in the southwestern part of the commonwealth. Assured by the aspect of affairs, and conciliatory and assuring proclamations from both General Lyon and Colonel Boernstein, the people became quieted, and the loyal State convention was called to assemble at Jefferson City on July 22, 1861. General Lyon remained at Booneville about a fortnight, preparing for a vigorous campaign in the southwest. He then held military control over the whole region northward of the Missouri River, and on July 1 there were at least 10,000 loyal troops in Missouri, and 10,000 more might have been there within forty-eight hours from camps in neighboring States. Sigel was pushing forward towards the borders of Kansas and Arkansas to open the campaign. The capture of the Confederate troops at St. Louis (q. v.) produced consternation among their friends in Jefferson City, where the Missouri legislature was in session. A bill was immediately passed by which the governor was authorized to receive a loan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Monroe, James 1759-1870 (search)
he Post-office Department amounted to $1,169,885.50, and consisted of the following items: Compensation to postmasters, $353,995.98; incidental expenses, $30,866.37; transportation of the mail, $784,600.08; payments into the treasury, $423.08. On July 1 last there was due to the department, from postmasters, $135,245.28; from late postmasters and contractors, $256,749.31, making a total amount of balances due to the department of $391,994.59. These balances embrace all delinquencies of postmasters and contractors which have taken place since the organization of the department. There was due by the department to contractors, on July 1 last, $26,548.64. The transportation of the mail within five years past has been greatly extended, and the expenditures of the department proportionately increased. Although the postage which has accrued within the last three years has fallen short of the expenditures $262,841.46, it appears that collections have been made from the outstanding balan
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