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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quincy, Josiah 1709-1784 (search)
as a State and the War of 1812-15—with great ability and vigor. He was ready, fervid, earnest, witty, and keenly satirical in speech, and was a constant annoyance to Presidents Jefferson and Madison. After the war he was again State Senator (1815-20), Josiah Quincy. member of the State Constitutional Convention, speaker of the Massachusetts Assembly in 1820-21, mayor of Boston from 1823 to 1829, and president of Harvard College from 1829 to 1845. He was judge of the Boston municipal court1820-21, mayor of Boston from 1823 to 1829, and president of Harvard College from 1829 to 1845. He was judge of the Boston municipal court in 1822, and he first laid down the rule that the publication of the truth with good intentions, and for a justifiable motive, was not libellous. Mr. Quincy was a lifelong opposer of the system of slave labor, not only as morally wrong, but injurious to the country; and at the age of ninety-one years he made a public patriotic speech in support of the efforts of the government to perpetuate the Union. Mr. Quincy's career in Congress was Josiah the first. memorable. It was at a time of grea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raymond, Henry Jarvis 1820- (search)
Raymond, Henry Jarvis 1820- Journalist; born in Lima, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1820; graduated at the University of Vermont in 1840; studied law; became assistant editor of the New York Tribune at its commencement in April, 1841. He was the first editor of Harper's New monthly magazine; and in September, 1851, issued the first number of the New York Daily times. In 1854 he was elected lieutenant-governor of the State of New York, and was prominent in the organization of the Republican party in 1854-56. In 1861 he was elected a member and speaker of the New York Assembly, and was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1863. He was elected to Congress in 1864. He visited Europe a third time in 1868, and his career was suddenly Henry Jarvis Raymond. terminated by death in New York City, June 18, 1869. His publications include Political lessons of the Revolution; History of the administration of President Lincoln; Life and services of Abraham Lincoln, with his State
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Reynolds, John Fulton 1820- (search)
Reynolds, John Fulton 1820- Military officer; born in Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 20, 1820; graduated at West Point in 1841; served through the war with Mexico; took part in the expedition against the Rogue River Indians and in the Utah expedition of 1858; appointed brigadier-general of volunteers in 1861; took part in the battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines's Mill, and Glendale. In the last-named battle he was taken prisoner, but was soon exchanged and returned to duty. He participated in the battle of Bull Run, and on Nov. 29, 1862, was promoted to the rank of major-general of volunteers, succeeding General Hooker in command of the 1st Corps of the Army of the Potomac. On the first day of the battle of Gettysburg (July 1, 1863), he was in command of the left wing of the National army, and was shot dead. A monument in his honor was erected at Gettysburg in 1884.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Rhode Island, (search)
3 to 1797 Ray Greene 5th to 7th 1797 to 1801 Christopher Ellery 7th to 9th 1801 to 1805 Samuel J. Potter 8th 1803 to 1804 Benjamin Howland 8th to 11th 1804 to 1809 James Fenner 9th to 10th 1805 to 1807 Elisha Matthewson 10th to 12th 1807 to 1811 Francis Malbone 11th 1809 Christopher G. Champlain 11th to 12th 1810 to 1811 William Hunter 12th to 17th 1811 to 1821 Jeremiah B. Howell 12th to 15th 1811 to 1817 James Burrell, Jr. 15th to 16th 1817 to 1820 Nehemiah R. Knight 16th to 27th 1820 to 1841 James D'Wolf 17th to 20th 1821 to 1825 Asher Robbins20th to 26th 1825 1839 Nathan F. Dixon26th to 27th 1839 to 1842 William Sprague 27th to 28th 1842 to 1844 James F. Simmons 27th to 30th 1841 to 1847 John B. Francis 28th 1844 to 1845 Albert C. Greene 29th to 33d 1845 to 1851 John H. Clark 30th to 33d 1847 to 1853 Charles T. James 32d to 35th1851 to 1857 Philip Allen 33d to 36th 1853 to 1859 James F. Simmons 35th to 37th 1857 to 1862 Henry B. Anthony 36th to 48th 1859 to 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ripley, Eleazar Wheelock 1782- (search)
Ripley, Eleazar Wheelock 1782- Military officer; born in Hanover, N. H., April 15, 1782; was a nephew of President Wheelock, of Dartmouth College; studied and practised law in Portland; was in the legislature of Massachusetts, and was chosen speaker of the Assembly in 1812. He was also State Senator. In March, 1813, he was appointed colonel of the 21st Infantry. He was active on the Northern frontier until appointed brigadier-general in the spring of 1814, when he took part in the events on the Niagara frontier. For his services during that campaign he received from Congress the brevet of major-general and a gold medal. General Ripley left the army in 1820; practised law in Louisiana; was a member of the State Senate; and was a member of Congress from 1834 till his death in West Feliciana, La., March 2, 1839. He was wounded in the battle at York, and in the sortie at Fort Erie he was shot through the neck. These wounds caused his death.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodney, Cesar Augustus 1772-1824 (search)
Rodney, Cesar Augustus 1772-1824 Legislator; born in Dover, Del., Jan. 4, 1772; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1789; admitted to the bar in 1793: elected to Congress from Delaware in 1803; became Attorney-General of the United States in 1807. He served in the War of 1812; was appointed by President Monroe to report upon the status of the Spanish-American republics in 1817; reelected to Congress in 1820, and to the United States Senate in 1822; appointed minister to the Argentine Republic in 1823. He published a Report upon the present State of the United provinces of South America (1819). He died in Buenos Ayres, South America, June 10. 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Russell, David Allan 1820- (search)
Russell, David Allan 1820- Military officer; born in Salem, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1820; and was brevetted major-general, United States army, the day he was killed in battle at Opequan, Va., Sept. 19, 1864; graduated at West Point in 1845; served in the war against Mexico; was made captain of infantry in 1854; was lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Massachusetts Volunteers in April, 1861, and brigadier-general in November, 1862. In the battle of Fredericksburg he led the advance; was distinguished in the battle of Gettysburg, and also in the campaign against Richmond, in 1864. His coolness and bravery saved the 6th Army Corps from destruction on the second day of the battle in the Wilderness. On May 9 he was put in command of a division of that corps, and was severely wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor. He was afterwards transferred to the Army of the Shenandoah.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Louis, (search)
issouri. When St. Louis came into the, A bit of old St. Louis. possession of the United States, March 10, 1804, there were only two American families in the place, and 925 inhabitants in all. There were about 150 houses and three streets: La Rue Principale (Main Street), La Rue de LaEglise (Second Street); and La Rue des Granges (Third The Mississippi at St. Louis. Street); the whole encircled by fortifications. The population by the United States census shows as follows: 1810, 1,400; 1820, 4,598; 1830, 6,694; 1840, 16,469; 1850, 77,860; 1860, 160,773; 1870, 310,864; 1880, 350,518; 1890, 451,770; and in 1900, 575,238. St. Louis received its name from Pierre Ligueste Laclede in 1764, when he established it as a post of the Louisiana Fur Company. Five years later Spanish troops, under Captain Rios, took possession (Aug. 11, 1768), but exercised no civil functions pending the arrival of Don Pedro Piernas, who assumed the government, May 20, 1770. British troops and Indian alli
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sauganash, the (search)
Sauganash, the A half-breed leader, popularly known as Capt. Billy Caldwell; born in Canada about 1780; son of an Irish officer in the British army and a Pottawattomie squaw; received a good education; was a true friend of the whites and did all in his power to check savage warfare; settled in Chicago in 1820 and was a justice of the peace there in 1826; went with his tribe to Council Bluffs in 1836. He was a chief of the Ottawas and Pottawattomies. He died in Council Bluffs, Ia., Sept. 28, 1841.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sayre, Lewis Albert 1820- (search)
Sayre, Lewis Albert 1820- Surgeon; born in Battle Hill (now Madison), N. J., Feb. 29, 1820; graduated at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1839, and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, in 1842, when he became prosecutor to the Professor of Surgery in that college, which he held till 1852; was surgeon in Bellevue Hospital in 1853-73; the Charity Hospital on Blackwell's Island in 1859-73; and consulting surgeon in both hospitals from 1873 till his death. He was the first American surgeon to successfully operate for the hip disease; invented numerous surgical instruments and appliances; introduced new methods of treatment in various diseases, and was author of Practical manual of the treatment of Clubfoot; Spinal disease and Spinal Curvature, etc. He died in New York City, Sept. 21, 1900.
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