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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, Charles Ferguson 1807- (search)
Smith, Charles Ferguson 1807- Military officer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 24, 1807; graduated at West Point in 1825, and was assistant instructor of tactics there from 1829 to 1831. He was adjutant of the post from September, 1831, to April, 1838, and then again instructor, till 1842. He served in the war against Mexico, received the brevet of colonel, and was made full colonel in September, 1861. In August, 1861, he was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, and in March, 1862, major-general. For some time he was in command of the National forces in Kentucky, and led a division, under General Grant, in the capture of Fort Donelson, in which he was distinguished, heading a decisive charge with great gallantry. He was afterwards ordered to Savannah, Tenn., here he died, April 25, 1862.
dingly depreciated. His salary had been £ 100, and, while the amount was probably but little changed, he gave receipts in one year for £ 600; and the next year for £ 750; and in 1783 for £ 2000 paper currency and £ 25 silver currency. He lived to be nearly ninety years old. For a few months he had a colleague, the Rev. Timothy Hilliard, who remained the minister of the church till 1790. In January, 1792, Rev. Abiel Holmes became the pastor. He remained the pastor of the church until September, 1831. He died in 1837. Dr. Holmes's pastorate was a period of very great importance. He was well known as a historian, and was active in all public affairs; he was greatly esteemed in the community, and his name and fame went far abroad. In 1814 a church was formed in the college, with the assistance of the pastor and delegates of the First Church. All was done in friendliness, but it was a serious withdrawal of men of consequence, and the church must have felt it. The services of the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 5: year after College.—September, 1830, to September, 1831.—Age, 19-20. (search)
Chapter 5: year after College.—September, 1830, to September, 1831.—Age, 19-20. Sumner left Cambridge with grateful recollections of college life. Revisiting, as the new academic year opened, the familiar scenes, he saw the Seniors taking possession of the rooms which his class had vacated, and described, in a letter to Browne, the desolation of 23 Holworthy. He kept up his interest in the exhibitions, parts, prizes, clubs, and personal incidents of the college, and reported them to ther at Framingham. The letters which they wrote to him are familiar and affectionate, usually addressing him by his Christian name, and most of them quite extended. Of these he kept during his life more than fifty, written from Sept., 1830, to Sept., 1831. Once a week, or oftener, he sent long letters to Browne. Of the letters to Browne and Hopkinson, the two classmates to whom he wrote most confidentially, none exist; but the letters written to him at that period were carefully preserved
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. Sumner joined the Law School of Harvard University, Sept. 1, 1831. Sumner was the author of two sketches of the Law School,—one, an article in the American Jurist, Jan., 1835. Vol. XIII. pp. 107-130; and the other, A Report of the Committee of Overseers, Feb., 1850. Works, Vol. II. pp. 377-392. Another history of the school, by Professor Emory Washburn, may be found in The Harvard Book, Vol. I. pp. 223-231. Thises, as laid down by Blackstone. The list of books read by him at the school, as noted in his commonplace-books, is remarkable for its wide range, and begins with this memorandum and extract from Coke's First Institute: Law reading commenced Sept., 1831, at Cambridge. Holding this for an undoubted verity, that there is no knowledge, case, or point in law, seeme it of never so little account, but will stand our student in stead at one time or other. 1 Inst. 9. Besides his common-law studies<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1864. (search)
hapin, was born at White Pigeon, Michigan, May 15, 1841. He was the youngest son in a family of four sons and four daughters. His father and mother were both born in Worcester County, Massachusetts, —his father in the town of Sutton, and his mother in Northbridge; and his ancestors on his father's side, for seven generations, were natives of Massachusetts, and directly descended from Deacon Samuel Chapin, who came from England about the year 1640. His parents removed to Michigan in September, 1831; and at White Pigeon in that State his father died the 6th of July, 1845. In September of the same year his widowed mother, with her two youngest sons, returned to her father's home at Whitinsville, in the town of Northbridge. The next summer Edward Chapin began to attend the district school in Whitinsville; and he completed his preparation for college at the academies in Plympton and Andover, Massachusetts. In September, 1860, he was admitted to the Freshman Class of Harvard Univers
Constables Wm. Chesebrough, the first appointed, Nov. 9, 1630 To take care of the Saltpetre house, May 29, 1642 Fined for refusing to serve, Mar. 12, 1653 The town choose eight, May 12, 1680 Not obliged to serve but once in seven years, Mar. 11, 1750 Ordered to patrol the Common evenings, 1800 George Reed, called Old land Shark, appointed; held the office thirty years, 1809 Reed explains the game of Keno in Court, Feb. 15, 1819 Some to patrol the Common by day, Sep., 1831 Constables Detailed to patrol Ann street by day, 1831 Detailed to South Boston on Sundays, August, 1832 Have a fight with gamblers on the Common, June 1, 1833 One 87 years old, on duty with the procession, July 4, 1847 150 appointed by the City this year , 1879 State, established for the Commonwealth, June 24, 1865 Chief, William S. King, appointed, June 24, 1865 Edward J. Jones, appointed, Feb., 1866 George W. Boynton, appointed, Oct., 1872 Luther Stephe
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 5: 1830-1832: Aet. 23-25. (search)
indrance to any such move. He was not, however, without some slight independent means, especially since his publishing arrangements provided in part for the carrying on of his work. His generous uncle added something to this, and an old friend of his father's, M. Christinat, a Swiss clergyman with whom he had been from boyhood a great favorite, urged upon him his own contribution toward a work in which he felt the liveliest interest. Still the prospect with which he left for Paris in September, 1831, was dark enough, financially speaking, though full of hope in another sense. On the road he made several halts for purposes of study, combining, as usual, professional with scientific objects, hospitals with museums. He was, perhaps, a little inclined to believe that the most favorable conditions for his medical studies were to be found in conjunction with the best collections. He had, however, a special medical purpose, being earnest to learn everything regarding the treatment and