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was presented were exceedingly favorable to the Southern side. Its advocates, in accordance with their general policy of defending and promoting Slavery in the abused name of Liberty, fought their battle under the flag of State Sovereignty, State Equality, etc. The Right of the People to form and modify their institutions in accordance with their own judgment, interest, feelings, or convictions, was the burden of their strain. Said Mr. William Pinkney, Speech in the U. S. Senate, February 15, 1820. of Maryland, their most pretentious and ornate, if not their ablest champion: Slavery, we are told in many a pamphlet, memorial, and speech, with which the press has lately groaned, is a foul blot on our otherwise immaculate reputation. Let this be conceded — yet you are no nearer than before to the conclusion that you possess power which may deal with other objects as effectually as with this. Slavery, we are further told, with some pomp of metaphor, is a canker at the root of
77William H., b. Sept. 10, 1788.  78Merrill, b. Feb. 20, 1792; d., s.p., 1813.  79Elizabeth C., b. Apr. 18, 1794.  80Sophia F., b. Oct. 9, 1803.  81Louisa, b. Oct. 10, 1806. 36-55John Whitmore m. Sarah McLellan, and had--  55-82Amherst, b. Sept. 18, 1805.  83Philena, b. May 2, 1807.  84John, b. Jan. 29, 1809.  85Hannah S., b. Sept. 16, 1810.  86Nathaniel M., b. Oct. 1, 1812.  87Stephen, b. May 9, 1814.  88Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1816.  89Chadbourne, b. Oct. 4, 1818.  90Samuel, b. Feb. 15, 1820. 41-64William D. Whitmore m. Rhoda Woodward, Jan. 20, 1805, and had--  64-91Charles, b. Dec, 19, 1805; d. Mar. 24, 1807.  92Charles O., b. Nov. 2, 1807.  93Martha, b. May 9, 1810; d. Nov. 3, 1814.  94Huldah, b. Aug. 1, 1812; m. W. G. Barrows.   He d. 1819. 41-66John Whitmore m. Mary Wheeler; and d. Feb. 30, 1818. He had--  66-95Abigail, b. Jan., 1813.  96Gilbert D., b. Aug. 17, 1815.  97Mary Anne, b. Dec., 1817. 41-69ISAIAH C. Whitmore m. Elizabeth Ann Culver,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820- (search)
Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820- American reformer; born in South Adams, Mass., Feb. 15, 1820. She was of Quaker parent-age, and received her education at a Friends' school in Philadelphia. From 1835 to 1850 she taught school in New York. In 1847 she began her efforts in behalf of the temperance movement, making speeches and organizing societies; in 1852 she assisted in organizing the Woman's New York State Temperance Society. In 1854-55 she held conventions in each county in New York in behalf of female suffrage. She was a leader in the anti-slavery movement, and one of the earliest advocates of the coeducation of women. Greatly through her influence, the New York legislature, in 1860, passed the act giving married women the possession of their earnings, and the guardianship of their children. In 1868, with Mrs. E. C. Stanton and Parker Pillsbury, she began the publication of the Revolutionist, a paper devoted to the emancipation of women. In 1872 she cast test ballots at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellery, William, 1727-1820 (search)
Ellery, William, 1727-1820 A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Newport, R. I., Dec. 22, 1727; graduated at Harvard in 1747; became a merchant in Newport; and was naval officer of Rhode Island in 1770. He afterwards studied and practised law at Newport, and gained a high reputation. An active patriot, he was a member of Congress from 1776 to 1785, excepting two years, and was very useful in matters pertaining to finance and diplomacy. He was especially serviceable as a member of the marine committee, and of the board of admiralty. During the occupation of Rhode Island by the British he suffered great loss of property, but bore it with quiet cheerfulness as a sacrifice for the public good. He was chief-justice of the Superior Court of Rhode Island, and in 1790 collector of the revenue at Newport. Mr. Ellery was a strenuous advocate of the abolition of slavery. He died in Newport, Feb. 15, 1820.
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, The woman's rights movement and its champions in the United States. (search)
rt in all reforms for the last twenty years. She is a noble woman, and has borne the hardships of her pioneer life with a heroism that commands admiration. For many years, Mrs. Nichols ably edited the Windham County Democrat, --a whig paper, published at Brattleboroa, Vermont. Though her articles were widely copied, it was not then known that they were written by a woman. Susan B. Anthony Susan B. Anthony was born at the foot of the Green Mountains, South Adams, Massachusetts, February 15th, 1820. Her father, Daniel Anthony, was a stern Quaker, her mother, Lucy Read, a Baptist; but being liberal and progressive in their tendencies, they were soon one in their religion. Her father was a cotton manufacturer, and the first dollar she ever earned was in his factory. Though a man of wealth, the idea of self-support was early impressed on all the daughters of the family. In 1826 they moved into Washington County, New York, and in 1846 to Rochester. She was educated in a small