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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
Moses Wisner) denounced the President of the United States as a partisan, and the Democratic party as cause of the alarm, resentment, and discontent in the South, by persistent misrepresentations of the principles and intentions of the Republican party. He declared the personal liberty act of his State to be right. Let it stand, he said; this is no time for timid and vacillating counsels while the cry of treason is ringing in our ears. The new governor (Austin Blair), who was inaugurated Jan. 3, took substantially the same ground. He recommended the legislature to take action for the support of the national government, and they responded by passing resolutions, Feb. 2, pledging to that government all the military power and material resources of the State. They expressed an unwillingness to make compromises with traitors, and refused to send delegates to the peace conference (q. v.). The best men of the State, serving in the Union army, redeemed this pledge. Michigan furnished to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morrill, Justin Smith 1810- (search)
monetization of silver (see below) on Jan. 28, 1878. The remonetization of silver. Mr. President,—The bill now before the Senate provides for the resuscitation of the obsolete dollar of 412 1/2 grains of silver, which Congress entombed in 1834 by an act which diminished the weight of gold coins to the extent of 6 6/10 per cent., and thus bade a long farewell to silver. It is to be a dollar made of metal worth 53 5/3 pence per ounce, or 10 cents less in value than a gold dollar, and on Jan. 3, awkwardly enough, worth 8 3/4 cents less than a dollar in greenbacks, gold being only 1 1/4 per cent. premium, but, nevertheless, to be a legal tender for all debts, public or private, except where otherwise provided by contract. The words seem to be aptly chosen to override and annul whatever now may be otherwise provided by law. Beyond this, as the bill came from the House, the holders of silver bullion —not the government or the whole people —were to have all the profits of coinage and<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Panama Canal. (search)
of Reclus and Sosa1878 International Canal Congress convened in ParisMay 15, 1879 Seven schemes proposed; canal from Gulf of Limon to Bay of Panama recommended (by 74-8)May 29, 1879 De Lesseps arrives at the isthmusDec. 31, 1879 Canal through Nicaragua proposed by Americans; favored by General GrantSept., 1879 De Lesseps's scheme opposed by the United States governmentMarch, 1880 De Lesseps, at Liverpool, describes his plan; canal to be 46 miles longMay 31, 1880 Engineers leave Paris Jan. 3; at workFeb. 24, 1881 Number of men said to be employed, 11,0001883 Company had expended 1,400,000,000 francs up to1888 French government authorizes a lottery for the workJune 8, 1888 Company suspends paymentDec. 11, 1888 Report of Inquiry commission states that 900,000,000 francs will be required to finish the workMay 5, 1890 M. Ferdinand and Charles de Lesseps, Fontane, Cotter, and Eiffel, sentenced in the French court of appeals to imprisonment and fineFeb. 9, 1893 Congressional
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton, battle of. (search)
d, if possible, fall on his stores at New Brunswick. Battle of Princeton (from an old print). Washington kept his camp-fires brightly burning, sent his baggage silently down the river to Burlington, had small parties throwing up intrenchments within hearing of the British sentinels, and at about midnight, the weather having suddenly become very cold and the ground hard frozen, the whole American army marched away unobserved by the enemy. By a circuitous route, they reached Princeton (Jan. 3) before sunrise. Two or three View of the battle-field near Princeton. British regiments lying at Princeton had just begun their march to join Cornwallis at Trenton. Their commander, Colonel Mawhood, first discovered the approaching Americans, under General Mercer, and a sharp engagement ensued, each having two field-pieces. Meanwhile the British at Trenton were greatly surprised, in the morning, to find their expected prey had escaped. The American camp-fires were still burning, but
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
rnor......Jan. 9, 1879 Boundary dispute between New York and Connecticut, begun in 1856, is settled, the southern boundary being fixed through the middle of Long Island Sound; the oblong tract, 4.68 square miles in area, lying 20 miles east of the North River, goes to New York......1880 Board of Pardons, consisting of the governor, a judge of the Supreme Court of Errors, and four persons appointed by the General Assembly, who must all concur in a pardon, is created by legislature......Jan. 3–May 3, 1883 Bronze memorial statue of William A. Buckingham, Connecticut's war governor, is unveiled in Hartford......June 18, 1884 State constitution amended; biennial legislative sessions to begin in 1887; ratified by 30,520 to 16,380......Oct. 6, 1884 President Noah Porter, of Yale University, resigns......1886 Republican candidates for State officers elected by the legislature, there being no choice in State election of Nov. 2, 1886......January, 1887 First text-book ever