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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
longer than any other already adopted, but similar in tenor. They assumed that the commonwealth, which had been created by the national government first a Territory, and then a State (1819), had delegated sovereign powers to that government, which were now resumed and vested in the people of the State of Alabama. The convention favored the formation of a confederacy of slave-labor States, and formally invited the others to send delegates to meet those of Alabama, in general convention, on Feb. 4, at Montgomery, for consultation on the subject. The convention was not harmonious. Union men were not to be put down without a struggle. There was a minority report on Secession; and sone were for postponing the act until March 4, with a hope of preserving the Union. Nicholas Davis, from northern Alabama, declared his belief that the people of his section would not submit to any disunion scheme, when Yancey (q. v.) denounced him an his fellow-citizens of that region as tories, traitors.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Freedom of a City. (search)
ortrait be obtained and placed in the gallery of portraits belonging to this city, and that the thanks of this corporation be tendered to the officers and men under his command. Know ye that. Jacob Brown, Esquire, is admitted and allowed a freeman and a citizen of the said city, to have, to hold, to use, and enjoy the freedom of the city, together with all the benefits, privileges, franchises, and immunities whatsoever granted or belonging to the said city. By order of the mayor and aldermen. In testimony whereof the said mayor and aldermen have caused the seal of the said city to be hereunto affixed. Witness: De Witt Clinton, Esquire, Mayor, the fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of the Independence and sovereignty of the United States the thirty-ninth. De Witt Clinton. This form of honor has been bestowed but seldom in the United States; in Europe, and especially in England and Scotland, it is frequently granted.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
ote on the question of Convention or No convention. Of 128 members of the convention elected Jan. 28, 1861, eighty-two were Unionists. The people, however, had voted against a convention. The legislature appointed delegates to the peace conference (q. v.), and also appointed commissioners to represent the State in the proposed general convention at Montgomery, Ala., but with instructions to act only as mediators to endeavor to bring about a reconciliation. They declared, by resolution, Feb. 4, that if peace negotiations should fail, North Carolina would go with the slave-labor States. They also provided for arming 10,000 volunteers and the reorganization of the militia of that State. Further than this the legislative branch of the government refused to go; and the people, determined to avoid war if possible, kept on in the usual way until the clash of arms at Fort Sumter and the call of the President for 75,000 volunteers filled the people of the State with excitement and alar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace Congresses. (search)
ll-success on the unreasonable pretensions of the British ministry. On Jan. 19, 1861, a series of resolutions were adopted by the Virginia legislature recommending a national peace convention or congress to be held in the city of Washington on Feb. 4, for the purpose of effecting a general and permanent pacification; commending the Crittenden compromise as a just basis of settlement; and appointing two commissioners, one to go to the President of the United States, and the other to the govern and interest demands that Virginia shall unite her destinies with the slave-holding States. Delegates to the peace convention were chosen from nearly every State but the seven seceding ones. They met at Willard's Hotel, in Washington, D. C., Feb. 4. The convention was permanently organized by the appointment of ex-President John Tyler, of Virginia, to preside, and Crafts J. Wright, of Ohio, as secretary. The convention was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. P. D. Gurley. Mr. Guthrie, of Kentu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ship-building. (search)
to terminate the convention. Mr. Adams gave this notice Nov. 23, 1864. It will be noted that the executive department acted in this matter, without any authority from Congress. It assumed the right to annul the convention without legislative action. Jan. 17, 1865, Senator Sumner, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, reported to the Senate, with an amendment, the resolution which had passed the House at its last session. On the next day the resolution passed the Senate. On Feb. 4 the amendment was agreed to by the House, and, on Feb. 9, the resolution was approved and signed by the President in the following form: Joint resolution to terminate the treaty of eighteen hundred and seventeen, regulating the naval force on the lakes. Whereas the United States, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the other part, by a treaty bearing date April, eighteen hundred and seventeen, have regulated the naval force upon the lakes, and i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
stice Howell, of the United States Supreme Court, dies......Aug. 8, 1895 Major-General Miles assumes command of the army......Oct. 5, 1895 [Lieutenant-General Schofield retired for age.] Members of the Venezuela boundary commission named by the President......Jan. 1, 1896 The Secretary of the Treasury calls for bids for $100,000,000 in bonds as a popular loan......Jan. 6, 1896 The American ship St. Paul goes ashore off Long Branch, N. J.......Jan. 24, 1896 [She was released Feb. 4.] The United States consulate at Barcelona, Spain, mobbed......March 2, 1896 American college athletes win many victories in the Olympian games in Greece......April 6, 1896 International Arbitration Congress meets at Washington......April 22, 1896 John Hays Hammond and other Americans convicted of high treason in the Transvaal Republic, sentenced to death......April 28, 1896 [They were subsequently banished.] Republican National Convention meets at St. Louis, Mo. Platform a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washingtoniana. -1857 (search)
was regarded as a document of great importance, as unfolding the views of the French, and the first announcement of positive proof of their hostile acts in the disputed territory. Disputes about rank caused a reference to General Shirley, then (1756) commander-in-chief of the British forces in America, and Washington was chosen by his fellow-officers to present the matter to the Washigton's House in Fredericksburg. general. He set out for Boston, a distance of 500 miles, on horseback, Feb. 4, accompanied by two young officers, and stopped several days in the principal cities through which he passed. He was everywhere received with great respect, for the fame of his exploits in the field where Braddock fell had preceded him. In New York he was cordially entertained by Beverly Robinson, son of the speaker of the Virginia Assembly. Mrs. Robinson's sister, Mary Phillipse, was then at his house, and Washington was smitten with her charms. On his return from Boston he Colonel Wa