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The Daily Dispatch: March 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 3 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. 3 3 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 3 3 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 3 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 2 2 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 2 2 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 2 2 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Equal rights party. (search)
Equal rights party. In the city of New York, in 1835, there arose in the ranks of the Democratic party a combination of men opposed to all banking institutions and monopolies of every sort. A Workingman's party had been formed in 1829, but had become defunct, and the Equal rights party was its successor. They acted with much caution and secrecy in their opposition to the powerful Democratic party, but never rose above the dignity of a faction. They made their first decided demonstration at Tammany Hall at the close of October, 1835, when an event occurred which caused them afterwards to be known as Loco-Focos (q. v.), a name applied by the Whigs to the whole Democratic party. The faction soon became formidable, and the regulars endeavored to reconcile the irregulars by nominating their favorite for the Presidency, Richard M. Johnson, for Vice-President with Martin Van Buren.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Alexander Hill, 1792-1847 (search)
Everett, Alexander Hill, 1792-1847 Diplomatist; born in Boston, March 19, 1792; graduated at Harvard in 1806; studied law with John Q. Adams; and in 1809 accompanied him to St. Petersburg as attache to the American legation, to which he became secretary in 1815. He became charge d'affaires at Brussels in 1818; in 1825-29 was minister to Spain; and from 1845 until his death was American commissioner in China. His publications include Europe, or a General survey of the political situation of the principal powers, with conjectures on their future prospects (1821); New ideas on population (1822) ; America, etc. (1827). He died in Canton, China, June 29, 1847. Everett, Edward
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Felton, Cornelius Conway 1807- (search)
Felton, Cornelius Conway 1807- Educator; born in West Newbury, Mass., Nov. 6, 1807; graduated at Harvard in 1827; appointed Latin tutor there in 1829, and Professor of Greek Literature in 1839; and was president of Harvard from 1860 till his death in Chester, Pa., Feb. 26, 1862. He is the author of Life of William Eaton in Sparks's American biographies, and many books on general literature.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fillmore, Millard 1800- (search)
where he arrived, an entire stranger, with $4 in his pocket. There he continued to study law, paying his expenses by teaching school and assisting in the postoffice. In 1823, although he had not completed the requisite period of study to be admitted to the bar, he was admitted, and began practice at Aurora, Cayuga co., where his father then resided. In a few years he stood in the rank of the foremost lawyers in the State. He was admitted to practice in the highest courts of the State in 1829; and the next year he moved to Buffalo, where he practised until 1847, when he was chosen comptroller of the State. Then he retired from the profession. His political life began in 1828, when he was elected to the legislature by the Anti-Masonic party (q. v.). He served three successive terms, retiring in the spring of 1831. Mr. Fillmore was particularly active in procuring the passage of a law abolishing imprisonment for debt. It was mostly drafted by himself, and passed in 1831. In 1832
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Flint, Henry Martyn 1829-1868 (search)
Flint, Henry Martyn 1829-1868 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24, 1829; studied law and settled in Chicago, where he edited the Times in 1855-61. He was the author of a Life of Stephen A. Douglas; The history and statistics of the railroads of the United States; and Mexico under Maximilian. He died in Camden, N. J., Dec. 12, 1868.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, John 1770-1837 (search)
Floyd, John 1770-1837 Statesman; born in Jefferson county, Va., in 1770; member of Congress in 1817-29; governor of Virginia in 1829-34; received the electoral vote of South Carolina in the Presidential election of 1832. He died in Sweet Springs, Va., Aug. 16, 1837.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Samuel Augustus 1780-1846 (search)
uel Augustus 1780-1846 Legislator; born in Cheshire, Conn., Nov. 8, 1780; graduated at Yale College in 1797; engaged in mercantile business in New Haven; was for several years a member of the State legislature; was a Representative in Congress in 1819-21, 1823-25, and 1833-34; and was United States Senator in 1827-33. He resigned his seat in Congress in his last term on being elected governor of Connecticut. In 1844 he was a Presidential elector on the Clay and Frelinghuysen ticket. In 1829 he introduced a resolution in the Senate which was the occasion of the great debate between Robert Young Hayne, of South Carolina, and Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts. The resolution, which seemed a simple affair to elicit such a notable debate, was as follows: Resolved, that the committee on public lands be instructed to inquire and report the quantity of the public lands remaining unsold within each State and Territory, and whether it be expedient to limit, for a certain period, the sa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forsyth, John 1780- (search)
e young, and there he studied law, and was admitted to its practice about 1801. He was attorney-general of the State in 1808; member of Congress from 1813 to 1818, and from 1823 to 1827; United States Senator, and governor of Georgia from 1827 to 1829. Mr. Forsyth was United States minister to Spain in 1819-22, and negotiated the treaty that gave Florida to the United States. He opposed nullification (q. v.) in South Carolina, favored Clay's compromise act of 1833, and was United States Secretary of State front 1835 till his death, which occurred Oct. 21, 1841. Clergyman; born in Newburg, N. Y.; graduated at Rutgers in 1829; studied theology in Edinburgh University; ordained in 1834; Professor of Biblical Literature in Newburg, 1836; of Latin in Princeton in 1847-53; later again in Newburg, and occupied the Chair of English Literature in Rutgers in 1860-63. In 1871 he was appointed chaplain of West Point, which he held for ten years. Among his works are Lives of the early gover
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Frelinghuysen, Theodore 1787- (search)
Frelinghuysen, Theodore 1787- Lawyer; born in Millstone, N. J., March 28, 1787; son of Gen. Frederick Frelinghuysen: graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1804, and was admitted to the bar in 1808. In the War of 1812-15 he commanded a company of volunteers, in 1817 became attorneygeneral of New Jersey, which post he held until 1829, when he was elected United States Senator. In 1838 he was chosen chancellor of the University of New York, and made his residence in that city; and in 1844 he was nominated for Vice-President of the United States, with Henry Clay for President. Mr. Frelinghuysen left the University of New York in 1850 to became president of Rutgers College (q. v.), in his native State, which place he held until his death in New Brunswick, N. J., April 12, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garden, Alexander 1757-1829 (search)
Garden, Alexander 1757-1829 Military officer; born in Charleston, S. C., Dec. 4, 1757; was educated abroad; returning to America, he entered the Continental army in 1780; was promoted lieutenant in February, 1782. He was the author of Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War, with sketches of character of persons most distinguished in the Southern States for Civil and military services. He died in Charleston, Feb. 29, 1829.
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