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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
h was comprised almost entirely of recruits recently joined. My Captain (Lyon) was an invalid from age and infirmity, and both the First Lieutenants were absent on special duty, so that being the senior Second Lieutenant, I was assigned to the command of the company. In that capacity I went through the campaign of 1837-8 under General Jessup, from the St. John's River south into the Everglades, and was present at a skirmish with the Indians on the Lockee Hatchee, near Jupiter Inlet, in January, 1838. This was my first battle, and though I heard some bullets whistling among the trees, none came near me, and I did not see an Indian. The party of Seminoles with which we had the skirmish was subsequently pursued into the Everglades and induced to come in and camp near us at Fort Jupiter, under some stipulations between General Jessup and the chiefs, about which there was afterwards some misunderstanding which resulted in the whole party being surrounded and captured; and my company
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bellows, Henry Whitney, 1814- (search)
Bellows, Henry Whitney, 1814- Clergyman; born in Boston, June 11, 1814. Educated at Harvard and the Divinity School at Cambridge, he was ordained pastor of the first Unitarian Church in New York City in January, 1838. he remained its pastor Henry Whitney Bellows, D. D. until his death, Jan. 30, 1882. He was the projector of the Christian inquirer, in 1843, and he occupied from the beginning a conspicuous place in the pulpit, in letters, and in social life, wielding great influence for good. Dr. Bellows was one of the originators of the United States Sanitary commission (q. v.), which performed such prodigious benevolent work during the late Civil War. He was president of the Commission from the beginning. Besides numerous pamphlets and published discourses. Dr. Bellows was the author of a collection of sermons on Christian doctrine, published in 1869; and later he gave a picturesque account of a European tour in 1868-69, in 2 volumes, entitled The old world in its New fac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electro-magnetic Telegraph. (search)
Electro-magnetic Telegraph. This invention, conceived more than a century ago, was first brought to perfection as an intelligent medium of communication Morse apparatus, circuit and battery. beteen points distant from each other by Prof. Samuel F. B. Morse (q. v.), of New York, and was first presented to public notice in 1838. In the autumn of 1837 he filed a caveat at the Patent Office; and he gave a private exhibition of its marvellous power in the New York University in January, 1838, when intelligence was instantly transmitted by an alphabet composed of dots and lines, invented by Morse, through a circuit of 10 miles of wire, and plainly recorded. Morse applied to Congress for pecuniary aid to enable him to construct an experimental line between Washington and Baltimore. For four years he waited, for the action of the government was tardy, in consequence of doubt and positive opposition. At the beginning of March. 1842, Congress Morse Key appropriated $30,000 for his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jesup, Thomas Sidney 1788-1860 (search)
Jesup, Thomas Sidney 1788-1860 Military officer; born in Virginia, in 1788; entered the army in 1808, and was Hull's adjutant-general in 1813. For his good conduct at the battle of Chippewa, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel; also colonel for his services in the battle of Lundy's Lane, or Niagara, in which he was severely wounded. After the war, he was promoted to adjutant-general and quartermaster-general of the army in 1818, with the rank of brigadier-general, and was brevetted major-general in 1828. In 1836 he was in command of the army in the Creek nation, and at the close of the year he commanded the army in Florida. He was wounded by the Seminoles in January, 1838. He died in Washington, D. C., June 10, 1860.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
inted 1804 David Holmesappointed March, 1809 State governors. David Holmes term begins Nov. 1817 George Poindexter term begins Nov. 1819 Walter Leaketerm beginsNov. 1821 Lieut.-Gov. Gerard C. Brandon actingNov. 1825 David Holmesterm beginsNov. 1825 Gerard C. Brandonterm beginsNov. 1827 Abram W. Scott term beginsNov. 1831 Lieut.-Gov. Fountain Winston actingNov. 1833 Hiram G, Runnelsterm begins Jan. 1834 Charles Lynchterm beginsJan. 1836 Alexander G. McNutt, Democratterm beginsJan. 1838 Tilgham M. Tucker, Democratterm beginsJan. 1842 Albert G, Brown, Democratterm beginsJan. 1844 Joseph W. Matthews, Democratterm beginsJan. 1848 John A. Quitman, Democratterm beginsJan. 1850 John Isaac Guion, pres. of the Senate, acting, Feb. 3, 1851 James Whitefield, pres. of the Senate,term begins Nov. 25, 1851 Henry S. Foote, Union term begins Jan. 1852 John J. McRae term beginsJan. 1854 William McWillie term begins Nov. 16, 1857 John J. Pettus, Democrat term begins Jan. 1860 J
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)
David Hoffman's Anthony Grumbler; Oct., 1837, Vol. XVIII. pp. 119, 120. and The Judgments of Sir Edward Sugden. Jan., 1838, Vol. XVIII. pp. 328-334. As will be seen by reference to these articles, Sumner's tastes led him to write upon au commission. In 1837, Sumner contributed to the North American Review an article on Francis J. Grund's Americans, Jan., 1838, Vol. XLVI. pp. 106-126. In sending the article to the editor, Dr. Palfrey, he wrote, Nov. 25, 1837, The whole has beessistant, Oct., 1837, Vol. XLV. pp. 502-504; David Hoffman's Anthony Grumbler, pp. 482-504, and Lieber's Hermeneutics, Jan. 1838, Vol. XLVI pp. 300-301. In the Daily Advertiser, Aug. 24, 1835, he published a brief notice of a recent publication byermeneutics, Sumner published the Political Hermeneutics in the American Jurist, Oct. 1837, Vol. XVIII. pp. 37-101. Jan. 1838, Vol. XVIII. pp. 281-294. and Political Ethics. All these were topics of correspondence between them. Sumner furnis
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 10: the voyage and Arrival.—December, 1837, to January, 1838— age, 26-27. (search)
Chapter 10: the voyage and Arrival.—December, 1837, to January, 1838— age, 26-27. This memoir, for the period of Sumner's absence from the country, must be confined chiefly to selections from his letters, and a journal which he began on the voyage and continued nearly four months. The journal begins thus:— Dec. 25, 1837.—Christmas. It is now seventeen days since I left New York for Havre in the ship Albany, Captain Johnston. Described in a letter of Sumner to Judge Story, Dec. 25, as a man of science and veracity. My passage had been taken, and my bill on the Rothschilds in Paris obtained, on the 7th December. On that day dined with a pleasant party at Mrs. Ledyard's, Mrs. Susan Ledyard, 53 Crosby Street; a friend of Judge Story, and the daughter of Brockholst Livingston, a judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1806-23. She died March 7, 1864; surviving her husband, Benjamin Ledyard, more than half a century.— the last dinner of my native land. Lef
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. During his first week in Paris, Sumner found no time to continue his journal. In this hasty diary, he wrote, a few weeks later, there is no memorial of my first week. Suffice it to say that I was kept in such an intoxicating whirl by the novelty which every thing had for my eyes, and every moment of my time was so intensely occupied, that I found not a fraction for this record. Of the letters which I brought to Paris I presented but few, feeling my utter incompetence for any French intercourse from my ignorance of the language. His first call was upon Foelix, Jean Jacques Gaspard Foelix, 1791-1853. He was born in the Electorate of Treves, and began, in 1814, the practice of the law at Coblentz. Upon the transfer of the Rhenish provinces from France to Germany, which soon followed, he had occasion to deal with questions involving a conflict between German law and the French code. He was thus led to t<
d persons, and the number of communicants is about five thousand. The Universalist Society of Waltham was gathered in the Bank Hall, and the first preaching held in the fall of 1836. The desk was supplied by the Rev. Thomas Whittemore and others till the following summer, when the society engaged the Rev. William C. Hanscom, from New Market, N. H., as their pastor, who entered upon his duties August 29, 1837. His health gave way and he preached his last sermon on the first Sabbath in January 1838. He died May 23d following, at the age of 23. Rev. Sylvanus Cobb, of Malden, succeeded him in April, 1838, and in July a church was formed, numbering 33 members, which was publicly and duly recognized September 13th of the same year. In 1839 about twenty families of the old First Parish residing in the northeast part of the town proposed and effected a union with the Universalist Society and assisted them in building a church on the corner of Lyman and Summer Streets, near the site o
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Evolution of the Medford public Library. (search)
ars. A copy of this catalogue I have been unable to find, but from Mrs. Susan M. Fitch we have received a copy of one containing the constitution, bearing no date of imprint, however, but presumably printed in 1837, as at that time a new constitution was framed, when the shares were made one dollar, and Article 3 of this constitution reads as follows: The price of a share shall be one dollar, each share shall be subject to an annual tax of fifty cents, commencing at the annual meeting, January, 1838. Their privileges, in one respect, were at that time the same as in the Public Library of to-day, as in Article 4 we find: Each proprietor may take out two volumes at a time, for each share he may hold, for fourteen days, and if they have been in the library over a year, thirty days. From Article 8, after a long list of duties belonging to the librarian, this astonishing rule appears: And if there are any books lost, injured, or defaced, of which the Librarian can give no satisfactory
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