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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kennedy, John Pendleton 1795-1870 (search)
Kennedy, John Pendleton 1795-1870 Statesman and author; born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 25, 1795; graduated at the University of Maryland in 1812; admitted to the bar in 1816; elected to the House of Delegates, Maryland, in 1820; to the House of Representatives in 1838; was a member of the twenty-fifth, twenty-seventh, and twenty-eighth Congresses; elected speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1846; appointed Secretary of the Navy under President Fillmore in 1852. Among his works are a Review of Mr. Cambreling's free-trade report; A Memorial on domestic industry; A report on the commerce and navigation of the United States, by the committee of commerce, of which Mr. Kennedy was chairman; and also a Report on the warehouse system by the same committee; Life of William Wirt; Discourses on the life of William Wirt, and George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Mr. Kennedy as an author is, however, best known by his novels, Swallow barn; A sojourn in the old Dominion; Horse-shoe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
s, and martial law was proclaimed by President Lincoln, July 5, 1864. The civil authority was restored Oct. 18, 1865. The legislature refused to ratify the Fifteenth Amendment. Population in 1890, 1,858,635; in 1900, 2,147,174. See United States, Kentucky, vol. IX. Governors. Name.Term. Isaac Shelby1792 to 1796 James Garrard1796 to 1804 Christopher Greenup1804 to 1808 Charles Scott1808 to 1812 Isaac Shelby1812 to 1816 George Madison1816 Gabriel Slaughter1816 to 1820 John Adair1820 to 1824 Joseph Desha1824 to 1828 Governors—Continued. Name.Term. Thomas Metcalfe1828 to 1832 John Breathitt1832 to 1834 J. T. Morehead1834 to 1836 James Clark1836 to 1837 C. A. Wickliffe1837 to 1840 Robert P. Letcher1840 to 1844 William Owsley1844 to 1848 John J. Crittenden1848 to 1850 John L. Helm1850 to 1851 Lazarus W. Powell1851 to 1855 Charles S. Morehead1855 to 1859 Beriah Magoffin1859 to 1861 J. F. Robinson1861 to 1863 Thomas E. Bramulette1863 to 1867 John L. Helm1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafitte, Jean 1780-1826 (search)
ter to the governor of Louisiana, offering to join the American forces with his followers if he and they were pardoned for their past offences. Governor Claiborne called a council, which decided that the letters sent by Lafitte were forgeries. A little later an expedition was fitted out against Barataria, which took the place completely by surprise. Many of the pirates were captured, and most of their booty and vessels carried to New Orleans. Jean and Pierre Lafitte, however, escaped and collected their scattered followers at Last Island, close to the mouth of Bayou Lafourche. Later, when Gen. Andrew Jackson took command at New Orleans, he issued a proclamation in which he said he did not call upon pirates or robbers to help him; and yet when Jean Lafitte offered his services he accepted the muchneeded help. After the war Lafitte left New Orleans. Jean settled in Galveston, but in 1820 was driven out by the United States authorities, and went to Yucatan, where he died in 1826.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Legare, Hugh Swinton -1843 (search)
Legare, Hugh Swinton -1843 Born in Charleston, S. C., Jan. 2, 1789; graduated at the College of South Carolina in 1814; elected to the State legislature in 1820, and in 1830 elected attorney-general of the State. Mr. Legare was one of the editors of the Southern review. In 1837 he was elected a Representative in Congress, and in 1841 was appointed Attorney-General of the United States, and in 1843 Secretary of State. He died in Boston, Mass., June 2, 1843.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liberia, (search)
ens. The state of Liberia is divided into four counties, and these again into townships. There are a number of small towns, but the only large place is Monrovia, the capital, a city of about 13,000 inhabitants. The republic of Liberia owes its origin to the American Colonization Society, which was organized about 1811, and in 1817 sent a committee to the coast of Africa to select a site for a colony of freed negroes. The Sherbro Islands were first chosen, but the first colony sent out, in 1820, not being satisfied there, was removed to Cape Mesurado in 1822. Here a limited territory was purchased from the natives, which was subsequently enlarged by further purchases. At first the government was carried on by the officers of the Colonization Society, but gradually the share of the people in their own rule was made greater. A declaration of independence was made by the colonists in 1847, and a constitution adopted. The first president was Joseph Jenkins Roberts, who served for fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
freedom to the slave. This act also was passed without ayes or nays. In the Congress which passed it there were two of the thirty-nine. They were Abraham Baldwin and Jonathan Dayton. As stated in the case of Mississippi, it is probable they both voted for it. They would not have allowed it to pass without recording their opposition to it if, in their understanding, it violated either the line properly dividing local from federal authority or any provision of the Constitution. In 1819-20 came and passed the Missouri question. Many votes were taken, by yeas and nays, in both branches of Congress, upon the various phases of the general question. Two of the thirty-nine —Rufus King and Charles Pinckney—were members of that Congress. Mr. King steadily voted for slavery prohibition and against all compromises. By this, Mr. King showed that, in his understanding, no line dividing local from federal authority, nor anything in the Constitution, was violated by Congress prohibitin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Levi 1749-1820 (search)
Lincoln, Levi 1749-1820 Statesman; born in Hingham, Mass., May 15, 1749; graduated at Harvard in 1772; member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1796 and a State Senator in 1797. In 1800 he was elected to Congress and served until Feb. 6, 1801, when he was appointed Attorney-General of the United States, and for a short period was acting Secretary of State. He died in Worcester, Mass., April 14, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
as placed in the State coffers. Soon after this, a draft for $300,000 was received by the sub-treasurer at New Orleans, which that fiscal officer refused to pay, saying, The money in my custody is no longer the property of the United States, but of the republic of Louisiana. See United States, Louisiana, vol. IX. Territorial Governor. Name.Term. William C. C. Claiborne 1804 to 1812 State governors. William C. C. Claiborne1812 to 1816 James Villere 1816 to 1820 Thomas B. Robertson1820 1824 H. S. Thibodeaux1824 Henry Johnson1824 to 1828 Pierre Derbigny1828 to 1829 A. Beauvwis 1829 to 1830 Jacques Dupre1830 to 1831 Andre B. Roman1831 to 1834 Edward D. White1834 to 1838 Andre B. Roman1838 to 1841 Alexander Mouton1841 to 1845 Isaac Johnson1845 to 1850 Joseph Walker1850 to 1854 Paul O. Hebert1854 to 1858 Robert C. Wickliffe1858 to 1860 Thomas O. Moore1860 to 1863 Michael Hahn1864 Henry F. Allen1864 James M. Wells1864 to 1867 B. F. Flanders1867 to 1868 Henry C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lyman, Theodore 1792-1849 (search)
Lyman, Theodore 1792-1849 Author; born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 20, 1792; graduated at Harvard College in 1810; member of the Massachusetts legislature in 1820-25; mayor of Boston in 1834-35. During the latter year he saved William Lloyd Garrison from the fury of a mob, endangering his own life. He was the author of Account of the Hartford convention; The diplomacy of the United States with foreign Nations, etc. He died in Brookline, Mass., July 18, 1849.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McAfee, Robert Breckinridge 1784-1849 (search)
McAfee, Robert Breckinridge 1784-1849 Lawyer; born in Mercer county, Ky., in February, 1784. During the War of 1812 he served in the Northwestern army, becoming captain in the regiment of Col. Richard M. Johnson; was prominent in the politics of Kentucky, of which he was lieutenant-governor in 1820-24. He published a History of the War of 1812. He died in Mercer county, Ky., March 12, 1849.
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