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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 5 5 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 5 5 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 5 5 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 5 5 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 5 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 4 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 4 4 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 4 4 Browse Search
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist 4 4 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charters, (search)
Charters, Granted to corporate towns to protect their manufactures by Henry I. in 1132; modified by Charles II. in 1683; the ancient charters restored in 1698. Alterations were made by the Municipal Reform act in 1835. Ancient Anglo-Saxon charters are printed in Kemble's Codex Diplomaticus, 1829. For colonial charters in the United States, see different State articles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chase, Salmon Portland 1808-1873 (search)
Chase, Salmon Portland 1808-1873 Statesman; born in Cornish, N. H., Jan. 13, 1808. When twelve years of age he was placed in charge of his uncle, Bishop Chase, in Ohio, who superintended his tuition. He entered Cincinnati College; and after a year there returned to New Hampshire and entered Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1826. He taught school and studied law in Washington, D. C., and was admitted to the bar there in 1829. The next year he went to Cincinnati to practise, where he became eminent. He prepared an edition of the Statutes of Ohio, with copious notes, which soon superseded all others. In 1834 he became solicitor of the Bank of the United States in Cincinnati. Acting as counsel for a colored woman who was claimed as a slave (1837), he controverted the authority of Congress to impose any duties or confer any powers, in fugitive-slave cases, on State magistrates. The same year, in his defence of J. G. Birney (q. v.), prosecuted under a State law for harbo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cholera, Asiatic (search)
Cholera, Asiatic Described by Garcia del Huerto, a physician of Goa, about 1560, appeared in India in 1774, and became endemic in Lower Bengal, 1817; gradually spread till it reached Russia, 1830; Germany, 1831; carrying off more than 900,000 persons on the Continent in 1829-30; in England and Wales in 1848-49, 53,293 persons; in 1854, 20,097. First death by cholera in North America, June 8, 1832, in Quebec. In New York, June 22, 1832. Cincinnati to New Orleans, October, 1832 (very severe throughout the United States). Again in the United States in 1834, slightly in 1849, severely in 1855, and again slightly in 1866-67. By the prompt and energetic enforcement of quarantine it was prevented from entering the United States in 1892. The German steamship Moravia reached New York Harbor Aug. 31, having had twenty-two deaths from cholera during the voyage. The President ordered twenty days quarantine for all immigrant vessels from cholera-infected districts, Sept. 1. On Sept. 3, t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clarke, James Freeman 1810-1888 (search)
Clarke, James Freeman 1810-1888 Author-clergyman; born in Hanover, N. H., April 4, 1810; graduated at Harvard College in 1829, and at Cambridge Divinity School in 1833. His publications relating to the United States include History of the campaign of 1812, and defence of General William Hull for the surrender of Detroit; and Anti-slavery days. He died in Jamaica Plains, Mass., June 8, 1888.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clarke, Robert 1829-1899 (search)
Clarke, Robert 1829-1899 Publisher; born in Scotland, May 1, 1829; settled in Cincinnati, O., in 1840. He edited Col. George Rogers Clarke's campaign in the Illinois in 1778-79; Captain James Smith's captivity, and Pioneer biographies. He is the author of The prehistoric remains which were found on the site of the City of Cincinnati, with a vindication of the Cincinnati tablet. He died in Cincinnati, Aug. 6, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clay, Henry 1777-1852 (search)
law-office in Lexington, Ky., where he obtained an extensive practice. In 1803 he was elected to the Kentucky legislature, and was speaker in 1807-8. He became United States Senator in 1808, and member of Congress and Speaker in 1811-14. In 1814 he was a Henry Clay at 40. commissioner to treat for peace with Great Britain, and afterwards, in Congress, was five times elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr. Clay was Secretary of State in the cabinet of John Quincy Adams (1825-29), and again a member of the United States Senate from 1831 till 1842. He was twice defeated as a candidate for the Presidency (1832 and 1844); and was in the Senate for the last time from 1849 till 1852, taking a leading part in the compromise measures of 1850, as he did in those of 1832. Mr. Clay did much by his eloquence to arouse a war spirit against Great Britain in 1812; and his efforts were effective in securing an acknowledgment of the independence of the Spanish colonies in South Amer
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clayton, John Middleton 1796-1856 (search)
Clayton, John Middleton 1796-1856 Jurist; born in Dagsboro, Sussex co., Del., July 24, 1796; graduated at Yale College in 1815, and at the famous Litchfield Law School; began practice in 1818; and, after serving in the State legislature, and as Secretary of State, was elected to the United States Senate in 1829 and 1835. In 1837 he resigned to become chief-justice of Delaware; from 1845 till 1849 was again in the United States Senate; in the latter year became Secretary of State under President Taylor; and from 1851 till his death was again in the United States Senate. It was during his service as Secretary of State that he negotiated with the British government what has since become known as the Clayton-Bulwer treaty (q. v.). He died in Dover, Del., Nov. 9, 1856.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cole, Thomas 1801- (search)
ad gone to England previous to his birth, and returned in 1819, settling in Philadelphia, where Thomas practised the art of woodengraving. He began portrait-painting in Steubenville, O., in 1820, soon wandered as an itinerant in the profession, and finally became one of the most eminent of American landscape-painters. He established himself in New York in 1825. The charming scenery of the Hudson employed his pencil and brush, and orders for his landscapes soon came from all quarters. From 1829 to 1832 he was in Europe, and on his return he made his home in Catskill, N. Y., where he resided until his death, Feb. 11, 1847. His two great finished works are The course of Empire and The voyage of life, the former consisting of a series of five, and the latter of four, pictures. He produced many other fine compositions in landscape and figures, which gave him a place at the head of his profession. Mr. Cole left unfinished at his death a series entitled The cross and the world, and was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conkling, Roscoe 1829-1888 (search)
Conkling, Roscoe 1829-1888 Statesman; born in Albany, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1829; received an academic education; studied law with his father, a judge in the United States District Court and former minister to Mexico; admitted to the bar in 1850 in Utica; elected mayor in 1858, and also to Congress as a Republican; re-elected Roscoe Conkling. to Congress in 1860, 1864, and 1866, and in January, 1867, was chosen United States Senator and held his seat till 1881. During his service in the Senate he was active in the promotion of the reconstruction measures and in opposition to President Johnson's policy; was influential in securing the passage of the Civil rights bill (q. v.) over President Johnson's veto; and was notably conspicuous in his support of President Grant. Senator Conkling was a member of the judiciary committee during the entire course of his senatorial career. He was a strong advocate of a third term for President Grant in 1880, and after the election of James A. Garfie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crawford, Samuel Wylie 1829-1892 (search)
Crawford, Samuel Wylie 1829-1892 Military officer; born in Franklin county, Pa., Nov. 8, 1829; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1847; studied medicine, and in 1851 was made assistant surgeon in the United States army. He was in Texas and New Mexico on duty, and in 1856 went to Mexico, where he pursued scientific researches. Dr. Crawford was surgeon of the garrison of Fort Sumter during its siege in 1861, and performed valuable military service there. Samuel Wylie Crawford. In May he was made major of infantry and inspector-general in eastern Virginia. With Banks, he bore a conspicuous part in the Shenandoah Valley and in the battle of Cedar Mountain as brigadier-general. At the battle of Antietam he commanded the division of Mansfield after that general's death. He was brevetted colonel in the United States army for his conduct at Gettysburg. In Grant's campaign (1864-65) against Richmond, General Crawford bore a conspicuous part from the Wilderness to Appo
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