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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
his return to Washington his sixty-eighth birthday was celebrated at the White House. He sailed for Europe Sept. 7, 1825, in the frigate Brandywine. During the revolution of 1830, that drove Charles X. from the throne, Lafayette was made commander-in-chief of the National Guard. He sacrificed his own republican preferences for the sake of peace and order, and placed Louis Philippe on the throne. He died the acknowledged chief of the constitutional party on the continent of Europe, May 20, 1834. He received a magnificent public funeral, when his remains were conveyed to their restingplace in the cemetery of Picpus. The monument is about 8 feet square, with appropriate inscriptions in French. The cross seen in the picture stands over the grave of another. The American Revolution. The following is Lafayette's narrative of his service with the American army during the Revolutionary War, from his Memoirs: You ask me at what period I first experienced my ardent love of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McIlwaine, Richard 1834- (search)
McIlwaine, Richard 1834- Clergyman; born in Petersburg, Va., May 20, 1834; graduated at Hampden-Sidney College in 1853, and afterwards studied at the Union Theological Seminary of Virginia, and at the Free Church College of Edinburgh, Scotland. Returning to the United States, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in December, 1858. Subsequently he held pastorates at Amelia, Farmville, and Lynchburg, Va. He served in the Confederate army as lieutenant and chaplain of the 44th Virginia Regiment. In 1872-83 he was secretary of the boards of home and foreign missions of the Southern Presbyterian Church, and in the latter year became president of Hampden-Sidney College.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
Washington, D. C., aged sixty-two......Feb. 18, 1834 Senate resolves that in removing the deposits the President had assumed authority not conferred by the Constitution and the laws......March 28, 1834 House resolves that the National Bank shall not be rechartered nor the deposits restored......April 4, 1834 President protests against the resolution of March 28, but the Senate refuses to enter the protest in its minutes......April 15, 1834 General Lafayette dies in France......May 20, 1834 Senate, by resolution, censures the President for removing the deposits......June, 1834 Coinage of the United States changed......June 28, 1834 Indian Territory established by Congress......June 30, 1834 First session adjourns......June 30, 1834 Whig party [first so called, New York, 1832] fully organized......1834 Treaty is made with the Seminole Indians at Payne's Landing, May 9, 1833, and an additional treaty at Fort Gibson, March 28, 1834, for their removal to the In
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Lafayette's visit to Medford. (search)
Samuel Jacques of Ten Hills Farm, was chief marshal of the procession, and had Lafayette as his guest. Lafayette's friends, Brooks and Eustis, with the former of whom he had carried on a correspondence, had both passed on before this time. The lives of these friends, in point of years, were nearly identical. John Brooks was born May 31, 1752, and died March I, 1825. William Eustis was born June 10, 1753, and died February 6, 1825, while Lafayette was born September 6, 1757, and died May 20, 1834. The first two were physicians, the latter a pupil of Joseph Warren, and each served the state as its chief executive. The three served in the Revolutionary war, and with such significant incidents what would it not have meant to this trio if they could all have participated in the events of that wonderful day! We can but think that sad memories came to the survivor, even in the midst of the splendors and exciting interest of the exercises. Three of Medford's daughters have given us