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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Woodbridge, William 1780-1861 (search)
Woodbridge, William 1780-1861 Governor; born in Norwich, Conn., Aug. 20, 1780; went with his father to Marietta, O., in 1791, being one of the first settlers of the Northwestern Territory; was admitted to the bar in 1806; prosecuting attorney for New London county, O., in 1808-14; made secretary of Michigan Territory by President Madison, and settled in Detroit; member of Congress in 1819-20; judge of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1828-32; governor of Michigan in 1840-41, member of the United States Senate in 1841-47. He died in Detroit, Mich., Oct. 20, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yancey, William Lowndes 1814- (search)
Yancey, William Lowndes 1814- Legislator; born in Ogeechee Shoals, Ga., Aug. 10, 1814; went to Alabama in youth, where he studied law, and entered on its practice at Montgomery. For a while he was engaged in journalism, and served in both branches of the Alabama legislature. From 1844 to 1847 he was a member of Congress. A fervid and fluent speaker, he was an influential politician in the Democratic party, and became a leader of the extreme Pro-slavery party in the South. As early as 1858 he advised the organization of committees of safety all over the cotton-growing States. His speeches did much to bring about the Civil War. Mr. Yancey reported the Alabama ordinance of secession to the convention at Montgomery, which was adopted Jan. 14, 1861. In February following he was appointed a Confederate commissioner to the governments of Europe to obtain the recognition of the Confederate States. He entered the Confederate Congress early in 1862, in which he served until his dea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yazoo lands. (search)
claimant, by its agent, and solicited a settlement. It appeared that a great share of those original grants had passed into the hands of New England men. Their claims were violently opposed, partly on political and sectional grounds. The subject was before Congress several years, many of the Southern members, led by the implacable John Randolph, defeating every proposed measure for making an honorable settlement with the New England purchasers. The claimants turned from Congress to the courts. In 1810 the Supreme Court of the United States decided that the act of the Georgia legislature in repudiating the original grants of the Yazoo lands was unconstitutional and void, being in violation of a solemn contract. This decision and other considerations caused Congress to make a tardy settlement with the claimants in the spring of 1814. Such was the end of a speculation out of which Southern grantees made splendid fortunes, but which proved very unprofitable to Northern speculators.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yeo, Sir James Lucas 1782- (search)
on board the Essex who refused to fight against his countrymen, pleading, among other reasons, that if caught he would be hung as a deserter from the royal navy. This story reached Sir James, then a commander on the West India Station, and he sent by a paroled prisoner a message to Porter, inviting the Essex to combat with his vessel (the Southampton), saying he would be glad to have a tete-à--tete anywhere between the capes of the Delaware and the Havana, when he would have the pleasure to break his own [Porter's] sword over his d—d head, and put him down forward in irons. The challenge was accepted in more decorous terms, but the tete-à--tete never came off. Sir James was too cautious. Indeed, his conduct on two or three occasions on Lake Ontario caused the wits of the day to interpret his extreme caution as a specimen of heart disease known to cowards. He commanded the British James Lucas Yeo. naval forces on Lake Ontario in 1813-14. He died off the coast of Africa in 1
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