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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arbuthnot, Marriott, -1794 (search)
Arbuthnot, Marriott, -1794 British naval officer; born about 1711; became a post-captain in 1747. From 1775 to 1778 he was naval commissioner resident at Halifax, Marriott Arbuthnot. Nova Scotia. Having been raised to the rank of vice-admiral in 1779, he obtained the chief command on the American station, and was blockaded by the Count d'estaing in the harbor of New York. In the spring of 1780 he co-operated with Sir Henry Clinton in the siege of Charleston, S. C. In February, 1793, he became admiral of the blue. He died in London, Jan. 31, 1794.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Posey, Thomas 1750- (search)
rginia, and assisted in the defeat of Dunmore at Gwyn's Island. He joined Washington, in New Jersey, early in 1777; was transferred to Morgan's rifle regiment, and with it did valuable service on Bemis's Heights and at Saratoga. He commanded the regiment in the spring of 1778, and was finally placed in command of a battalion of Febiger's regiment, under Wayne, participating in the capture of Stony Point in July, 1779, where he was one of the first to enter the works. Colonel Posey was at the surrender of Yorktown, and was afterwards with Wayne until the evacuation of Savannah, in 1782. In February, 1793, he was made brigadier-general; settled in Kentucky; became State Senator and lieutenant-governor; was major-general of Kentucky levies in 1809; and United States Senator in 1812-13. He succeeded Harrison as governor of Indiana Territory in March, 1813; and in 1816 was made agent for Indian affairs, which post he held at the time of his death, in Shawneetown, Ill., March 19, 1818.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
urse at the University was completed, Mr. John Scott read lectures, as the deputy of Sir Robert Chambers, the Vinerian Professor of Common Law, throughout the years 1774-76. He was called to the bar, Feb. 9, 1776, and it is said that he gave the fruits of the first year of his professional life for pocket-money to his wife. She received half a guinea. But very soon he acquired a large practice and the favor of Lord Thurlow. In June, 1788, he was made Solicitor-General and knighted. In Feb., 1793, on the promotion of Sir Archibald Macdonald to the office of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Sir John Scott became Attorney-General, and very soon afterwards commenced the important State prosecutions against Hardy and Horne Tooke. On the death of Sir James Eyre, in July, 1799, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Eldon, and appointed to the vacant office of Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. In the spring of 1801, on the retirement of Mr. Pitt's administration, he was advanced to the po
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion, Mr. Buchanan's administration. (search)
ough, in Pennsylvania, we are all opposed to slavery in the abstract, yet we will never violate the Constitutional compact which we have made with our sister States. Their rights will be held sacred by us. Under the Constitution it is their own question, and there let it remain. Gales and Seaton's Register of Debates, vol. XII., part 1, 1835-6, p. 781. A new source of anti-slavery agitation was about this time opened against the execution of the old Fugitive Slave Law, passed in February, 1793. This was greatly increased by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, at the January term, 1842, in the case of Prigg vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 16 Peter, 689. It is true, the opinion of the Court, delivered by Mr. Justice Story, explicitly affirmed the Constitutional right of the master to recover his fugitive slave in any State to which he had fled. It even went so far as to clothe the master himself with full authority, in every State of the Union,
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Gregory Stone and some of his descendants (search)
s to the satisfaction of all concerned required men of tact. We have no reason to believe that these gentlemen were unsuccessful. June, 1788, Mr. Hawkins is first recorded as receiving his proportion of the town money for the school in his district. Again, January 5, 1789, he is one of a committee of five to divide the school money for the year preceding, according to the taxes, and Milk Row received £ 31 2s 8d. February 7, 1791, the same amount was disbursed by him; in 1792, £ 38; in February, 1793, £ 41. These sums are each for the year preceding. As Mr. Hawkins continued his services into the next period of our school history, we will leave further mention of him for some future chapter. Samuel Tufts, like his brothers Peter, Nathan, and Timothy, found a helpmate among the Adamses, of Cambridge, but Martha Adams, his wife, was not, I believe, a daughter of Joseph Adams. Our interest in Samuel Tufts to-day centres chiefly in the old homestead on Somerville avenue, where his f
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Charlestown schools without the Peninsula Revolutionary period. (search)
port of the schools. May 6, 1782. The selectmen and Edward Gardner; £ 120 (for all the schools). May 12, 1783 (outside), Timothy Tufts, Philemon Russell, Amos Warren; £ 125 (for all schools). May 10, 1784, the selectmen (same amount). May 4, 1785, the selectmen; £ 180 (for all schools). May 15, 1786, the selectmen and Seth Wyman; £ 185 (for all schools). May, 1787, the selectmen, Seth Wyman, William Whittemore (same amount). May 26, 1788, the selectmen, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 150 (for all schools). May 14, 1789, the selectmen, Philemon Russell (same amount); Milk Row, £ 31 2s 8d; Alewife Brook, £ 14 17s 2d; Gardner Row, £ 14 18s 10d. May, 1790, ‘91, same committee; £ 150, exclusive of the income of the school fund. May 14, 1792, the selectmen, Richard Devens, Samuel Dexter, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 225, including the school fund. Apportioned February, 1793, for the year preceding, Milk Row, £ 41; Alewife Brook, £ 20; Gardn
by them, but although terribly wounded, and nearly 80 years old, survived eighteen years afterward. See Paige, 414, 415, 688, &c.; Wyman's Chas., 1027, group 41. 2. Samuel, s. of Samuel (1), m. Love Stone, 11 June, 1747. Styled 3d, when he married, and sometimes Jr., to distinguish him from his father, and from his cousin Dea. Samuel Whittemore, of the First, or Old, Parish. Samuel, Jr., was adm. Pct. ch. 17 July, 1774. He d. 5 (6) Mar. 1800, a. 79 (g. s.); his w. Love d. 13 (14) Feb. 1793, a. 72 (71—g. s.). Had Samuel, b. 6, bap. 8 May, 1748; a dau., b. and d. 3 Dec. 1749; Elizabeth, b. 7, bap. 10 Nov. 1751, d. 13 Mar. 1753, a. 17 mos.; Elizabeth, b. 20, bap. 28 Oct. 1753, m. Amos Warren, 25 Nov. 1773; Nathan, b. 17, bap. 20 Nov. 1757; Jonathan, b. 4, bap. 14 Nov. 1762; Josiah, b. 4, bap. 9 Dec. 1764. See Wyman, 1027. He was Pct. treasurer, 1786 (1787, excused); Pct. collector, 1776-77. 3. Thomas, s. of Samuel (1), m. Anna Cutter, 1 Feb. 1753— Cutter (par. 14). Both we