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Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the United States, on the day which witnessed this result, was a remarkable coincidence. Judge Taney had long been a main bulwark of Slavery, not only in Maryland, but throughout the Union. The Dred Scott decision is inseparably linked with his name. His natural ability, eminent legal attainments, purity of private character, fullness of years, Born March 17, 1777. and the long period lie had officiated as Chief Justice, Appointed by Gen. Jackson, March, 1836, to succeed John Marshall, deceased. caused him to be regarded by many as a pillar of the State; and his death at this moment seemed to mark the transition from the era of Slavery to that of Universal Freedom. Though he held his office and discharged its functions to the last, it was notorious that he did not and (with his views) could not sympathize with the Republic in her struggle against red-handed Treason. Originally an ultra-Federalist, Slavery had transformed him into a practical
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bank of the United States. (search)
closed their business, and the loss of the government and of individuals by these banks was estimated at $5,000,000, or one-sixth of their capital. The second United States Bank went into operation in Philadelphia, in 1817, to continue until March, 1836. In it were deposited the funds of the government, the use of which gave the bank great facilities for discounting, and so aiding the commercial community. It soon controlled the monetary affairs of the country; and when General Jackson becahe country, evidenced by the confusion, confirmed the President's conviction of the danger to be apprehended from such an enormous moneyed institution. Failing to have its charter renewed, the operations of the bank expired by limitation in March, 1836. It was rechartered the same year by the legislature of Pennsylvania, with the same capital. It was compelled to suspend specie payments, with all the local banks. in 1837, and again in 1839; and in February, 1840, it made a final suspensio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
n and a friend while walking near the Indian agency, and kills and scalps them......Dec. 28, 1835. Battle of General Clinch with Indians under Osceola and Alligator, near the Withlacoochee River......Dec. 31, 1835. Battle at Dunlawtown of Major Putnam with Indians under King Philip......Jan. 18, 1836 General Gaines, with troops from New Orleans, attacked by Indians while seeking to ford the Withlacoochee......Feb. 29, 1836 Richard Keith Call appointed territorial governor......March, 1836 Defence of Cooper's post west of the Withlacoochee by Georgia volunteers under Major Cooper against 250 Seminole warriors......April 5-7, 1836 Railroad from St. Joseph to bayou Columbus opened......1836 Battles between the United States troops and Indians in Florida, at Micanopy, June 9; Welika Pond, July 9; Ridgely's Mills, July 27; Fort Drane, Aug. 21; San Velasco......Sept. 18, 1836 General Call relieved; Gen. Thomas S. Jesup takes command......November, 1836 Battle of W
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 2: first experiences in New York city-the New Yorker (search)
or business, besides taking entire charge of the printing-office, I should expect you to assist me in the editorial management-at first in the easier portion of it, such as examining exchange papers, and taking entire charge of the city and domestic news; afterward, as experience in these departments and system in the other would allow you more time to do so, in the more especially literary department of the paper. Beginning as a folio, it was published in both folio and quarto form after March, 1836, the folio being issued on Saturday mornings and the quarto (of sixteen pages) on Saturday afternoons. Taking as a fair example the quarto of March 26, 1836, we find, first, eight pages devoted to original and selected poems; the first of a series of Letters of a Monomaniac; a description of a visit to the King of Greece, and prose selections from home and foreign sources; then come two pages of editorial and political matter; a little over a page devoted to a report of the proceedings
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
suggesting a comparison with Story and Greenleaf. Few recall his method as a teacher; and while he did not leave a strong impression of any kind on the students, he appears to have realized a fair measure of success for so young a lawyer. Early in 1835, Story's Life and Letters, Vol. II. p. 194. Judge Story appointed him as the reporter of his opinions in the Circuit Court. His first volume (filled with cases decided in the time of the preceding reporter, Mason) was published in March, 1836, the second in 1837, and the third in 1841. In 1835, he assisted Professor Greenleaf in preparing the General Digest of his Reports of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Maine, which is a part of Vol. IX. of the series. In 1835-36, he prepared the indexes to the two volumes of Story's Equity Jurisprudence. Some literary work planned in 1835 was not executed,--a condensed series of English Parliamentary Cases, to be prepared by him in connection with Professor Greenleaf, and a si
spent. We might well have noticed, while in this vicinity, a monument possessing, for many observers, an interest which forbids our omitting it. This is amply explained by the inscription:-- Here rest the remains of Rev. Samuel H. Stearns. He was born at Bedford, Sept. 12, 1802; was graduated at Harvard University, 1823; studied theology at Andover; was ordained over the Old South Church in Boston, April 16th, 1834; was dismissed, at his own request, on account of broken health, March, 1836, having preached but three Sabbaths after his ordination. He died at Paris, on his return from Rome to his native country, July 15th, 1837, in the 36th year of his age. Discriminating, tasteful, magnanimous, devout, uniting uncommon eloquence with fervent and confiding piety, he strove for many years against sickness, to be useful in the church. His last hours were characterised by serenity and blissful anticipation. A full believer in the doctrines of grace, he died, as he lived, in t
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Some Unpublished School reports. (search)
recting the heads of the several departments to make their annual reports to the auditing committee for publication with that of the auditor. In accordance with this vote the school committee made its first report, February 1, 1847, for the year 1846-47. In the statement of the selectmen, February 10, 1846, they say that The school committee were unable to make a full report previous to the examination of the schools for the present quarter. A report was, however, issued in April, 1846. There were others printed in 1843 and 1835, but none of them have as yet been found. Some attic probably contains copies, and all interested in the history of the town are earnestly requested to make search for these missing documents. Beginning with March, 1836, there are on file in the office of the city clerk several written reports that have never been printed, and that these may not disappear entirely, it has seemed best to offer the earliest of them for publication in the Register.—C. H.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Report of the School Committee, March, 1836. (search)
Report of the School Committee, March, 1836. THE committee, in discharge of their duties, have held regular monthly meetings, and others when necessary to provide for the welfare of the Schools. They have had public examinations of the whole every quarter; have often visited them informally at other times; and have done what they could, in every way, to carry into effect the provisions of the report of a special committee adopted by the Town April 6, 1835. And they beg leave to express their high gratification at the present condition of the schools, and the happy results which already appear from the working of the new System. The Board recommend the Primary Schools to your particular attention. They are deeply impressed with the importance of thorough elementary instruction in early childhood. Wherever this has been neglected and children have gone into the large, Master's Schools, but ill grounded in the rudiments of education, they have been under great disadvantag
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 26., History of the Medford High School. (search)
incipals in the two grammar schools, if perchance the reduction of expense (about $500) thus made might satisfy the complainers and secure the quiet permanency of the Committee's favorite institution. The School's first home. It was due to the opposition that the School Board were compelled, nolens clolens, to doom their pet to its first unsightly and inconvenient apartment in the rear of the Unitarian meetinghouse. Their idea of its fitness, as expressed in their annual report in March, 1836, was in the following words: The room is far too small to secure the prosperity of the school or the health of the scholars. It is too low. The internal construction is bad. To alter or enlarge its brick walls would be expensive. To widen it would be awkward. To lengthen it there is no room. This likeness was evidently drawn (but drawn in vain) with a view of inducing the town to erect a more appropriate edifice. But that thing was patched and puttied and used (some say abused) for
uthern Confederacy are expected to arrive here before the close of this week. They are accredited to the incoming Administration, and pending the efforts to negotiate nothing will be done calculated to disturb public peace. Official announcement has been made that no argument will be heard by the Supreme Court after Friday, March 8th, and that the Court will adjourn on Thursday, March 14th. The Justices of the Supreme Court will attend the inauguration in their judicial robes of office, and Mr. Chief Justice Tancy will administer the oath of office. He was appointed in March, 1836, by General Jackson, who had previously appointed him Secretary of the Treasury in 1833, but the Senate had refused to confirm the appointment. It has consequently been his privilege to adminster the oath of office to Presidents Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan, and on Monday next, (Deo Volente,) he will administer it to Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois.
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