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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coinage, United States (search)
eness, 892.4 thousandths. The copper cent was to weigh 264 grains; the half-cent in proportion. In 1793 the weight of the cent was reduced to 208 grains, and the half-cent in the same proportion. Assay offices were established at New York in 1854; at Denver, Col., in 1864; and at Boise, City, Ida., in 1872. In 1873 Congress made the mint and assay offices a bureau of the Treasury Department, the title of the chief officer of which is Superintendent of the Mint. An act was passed in June, 1834, changing the weight and fineness of the gold coin, and the relative value of gold and silver. The weight of the eagle was reduced to 258 grains, and the parts in proportion, of which 232 grains must be pure gold, making the fineness 21 carats. The silver coinage was not then changed, but in January, 1837, Congress reduced the weight of the silver dollar to 412 1/2 grains, and the parts in proportion. By act of March 3, 1849, there were added to the series of gold coins the double eagle
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nst 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 taten Island, aged eighty......Sept. 14, 1836 Samuel Houston elected first President of the republic of Texas......Oct. 22, 1836 Presidential election......Nov. 8, 1836 Second session convenes......Dec. 5, 1836 Resolution of Senate, June, 1834, censuring President Jackson for removing the public money from the National Bank. Expunged from the records......Jan. 16, 1837 Coinage of the United States again changed......Jan. 18, 1837 Michigan admitted into the Union, the twenty-si
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
Le Moyne was a man of exceptional force of character and public spirit: a liberal patron of the higher education, of popular libraries, of missionary work among the freedmen; a model farmer; an ardent naturalist; a skilful physician,--now most widely known as being the first to introduce cremation in the United States, by a bequest for building a furnace (Washington, Pa., Reporter, Oct. 22, 1879). His taking an adverse part in a colonization debate is noticed in the African Repository for June, 1834 (10.126). of Pennsylvania. Gerrit Smith was already prepared to support Lib. 9.198. the movement, See his letter to Joshua Leavitt (Lib. 10.17), reviewing Lewis Tappan's and Gamaliel Bailey's objections, and Mr. Garrison's views as set forth in the address of the Mass. Board (ante, p. 311). Mr. Garrison's reply appeared in Lib. 10.19. feeling that seven-eighths of the abolitionists of New York State were in favor of it. Goodell doubted if such were the fact, and doubted his own duty.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 4: Enlistment for life (search)
on until his health was destroyed, and he was liberated only to die. The fact is mentioned in Astraea at the Capital, where Whittier says:-- Beside me gloomed the prison cell Where wasted one in slow decline, For uttering simple words of mine, And loving freedom all too well. Whittier had been at first friendly, like Garrison, to the Colonisation Society, and had believed heartily in the future services to freedom of the then popular and always attractive statesman, Henry Clay. In June, 1834, however, he had become convinced that both Clay and the colonisation movement were in the wrong, although up to 1837, it seems, he wrote a private letter to Clay, urging him to come out against that whole enterprise. He received from Garrison, in 1833, an invitation to attend as a delegate the National Anti-slavery Convention, to be held in Philadelphia in December. In answer to this call, he wrote to Garrison from Haverhill, Nov. 11, 1831:-- Thy letter of the 5th has been receiv
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
f my attachment to England, and never did I utter a word which was not more than justified by the speeches of Mr. Cobden and Mr. Bright,—good Englishmen always. But I forbear. For years I have allowed misrepresentation without a word of reply, lest what I said might be tortured into some unfriendly expression. Among my early souvenirs of English politics was the incident so clearly explained in the volume you kindly sent me. Memoir and Correspondence relating to political occurrences in June and July, 1834. I have read it with great interest, and am glad that the family of Lord Hatherton permitted its publication. It is a complete chapter of history. I am sorry that Lord Brougham appears no better, my neighbors here, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gurney, enjoyed it also. I like them much, and am always happy in long talks with them about England. Last autumn I passed a fortnight in London, which seemed more metropolitan and fascinating than ever. Everybody was agreeable, and I enjoye
ion, launched at Hart's Wharf, Oct. 21, 1797 Sailed on a cruise from Boston, July 22, 1798 Figure-head (Hercules) said to represent Jackson, 1798 Figure-head cut off one stormy night, July 3, 1834 A man called Figure-head Deway, died insane, Mar. 25, 1835 Frog Pond, a small mud hole on the Common, 1788 A small fish sensation for a day, May 20, 1818 Being enclosed with curb-stones, May, 1826 Called Crescent Pond for a time, 1828 Enclosed with hewed curb-stones, June, 1834 Boys fined for bathing there, Aug., 1836 Bottom paved with stones, Aug., 1848 Cochituate water from a hydrant let on, Oct. 25, 1848 Funeral Honors in Boston, for the death of George Washington, Dec. 24, 1799 For the death of Alexander Hamilton, Aug. 1, 1804 For the death of Presidents Adams and Jefferson, Aug., 1826 For the death of President Monroe, Aug. 23, 1831 For the death of General De Lafayette, Sep. 6, 1834 For the death of President Madison, July, 183
Appendix, p. 145. This was not granted until the passage of the Compromise Act had rendered such legislation unnecessary. In fact, this act and the Force Bill, as it was then called, conferring on him the necessary powers, were approved by General Jackson on the same day (2d March, 1833). Such was, at this crisis, the jealousy of executive power in Congress, that the only effective enactments of this bill were to expire, by their own limitation, at the end of the next session of Congress (June, 1834). Here it may be proper to observe, that Congress refused to revive them throughout the entire session of 186-61, and to confer upon President Buchanan the same powers for the collection of the revenue which they had, but only for this brief period, conferred on President Jackson. The majority in South Carolina, encouraged by success in bringing Congress to terms on the tariff question, and smarting under the reproach of nullification, soon threw aside all reserve and rushed from this h
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 7: 1832-1834: Aet. 25-27. (search)
your rich collections; I hope that whenever it becomes possible for me to do so, I shall have the good fortune to find you in London. . . . I have thought a letter addressed to the President of the Society in particular, and to the members in general, would be fitting. Will you have the kindness to deliver it for me to Mr. Murchison? The first number of the Fossil Fishes had already appeared, and had been greeted with enthusiasm by scientific men. Elie de Beaumont writes Agassiz in June, 1834: I have read with great pleasure your first number; it promises us a work as important for science as it is remarkable in execution. Do not let yourself be discouraged by obstacles of any kind; they will give way before the concert of approbation which so excellent a work will awaken. I shall always be glad to aid in overcoming any one of them. Perhaps it is as well to give here a slight sketch of this work, the execution of which was carried on during the next ten years (1833-1843).