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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clay, Clement Claiborne 1819- (search)
Clay, Clement Claiborne 1819- Lawyer; born in Huntsville, Ala., in 1819; graduated at the University of Alabama in 1835; admitted to the bar in 1840; elected United States Senator in 1853 and 1859; was expelled in 1861; and elected to the Confederate Senate. In 1864 he was a secret Confederate agent to Canada, and participated in laying the plans for the raids on the northern border. At the close of the war, hearing that a reward was offered for his capture, he surrendered himself, and was a prisoner with Jefferson Davis in Fort Monroe; was released in 1866; and resumed the practice of law at Huntsville, Ala., where he died, Jan. 3, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cleveland (search)
Cleveland The most important port of Ohio, on Lake Erie, was named after (Gen. Moses Cleaveland, director of the Connecticut Land Company, who arrived at the present site of Cleveland, July 22, 1796, and began the settlement at the mouth of Cuyahoga River. In 1800 the population was only 7; in 1810 it was 57; 1820, 150; 1830, 1,075; 1840, 6,071; 1850, 17,034. In 1854, Ohio City, on the opposite bank of the river, was united with Cleveland, and in 1860 the population of the united cities was 43,838; in 1870. 92,829; 1880, 159,404; 1890, 261.353; 1900, 381,768.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coan, Titus 1801-1882 (search)
Coan, Titus 1801-1882 Missionary; born in Killingsworth, Conn., Feb. 1, 1801; graduated at Auburn Theological Seminary in 1833. With his wife and six others he sailed for Hawaii, Dec. 5, 1834, and reached Honolulu in July, 1835. His labors met with great success. In 1838-40 he made over 7,000 converts, and his subsequent efforts increased this number to 13,000. His publications include Life in Hawaii, etc. He died in Hilo, Hawaii, Dec. 1, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Commerce of the United States. (search)
e in the decade of barely 17 per cent., while in the preceding decades of the century the increase had been even less. By 1840, railways had increased to 5,420 miles, and commerce had increased to $2,789,000,000, an increase of 40 per cent. From 1841840 to 1850, railways increased to 23,960 miles, and commerce had increased to $4,049,000,000, a gain of 45 per cent. By 1860, the railways had increased to 67,350 miles and commerce to $7,246,000,000, an increase of 79 per cent. By 1870, the railroadsan in 1819, and the total steam tonnage afloat in 1820 is estimated at 20,000 tons, against 5,814,000 of sail tonnage. By 1840, steam tonnage had increased to 368,090, while sail has grown to 9,012,000; by 1860, steam had reached 1,710,000, while santury, we find that the carrying power of vessels on the ocean had increased from 4,026,000 tons in 1800, to 10,482,000 in 1840; 21,730,000 in 1860; 37,900,000 in 1880; 48,800,000 in 1890; and 63,225,000 in 1898-99, of which last enormous total but 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
o 1813 Samuel W. Dana 11th to 16th1810 to 1821 David Daggett 13th to 15th1813 to 1819 James Lanman16th to 18th1819 to 1825 Elijah Boardman17th1821 to 1823 Henry W. Edwards 18th to 19th1823 to 1827 Calvin Willey 19th to 21st1825 to 1831 Samuel A. Foote 20th to 22d1827 to 1833 Gideon Tomlinson 22d to 24th1831 to 1837 Nathan Smith23d 1833 to 1835 John M. Niles 24th to 25th1835 to 1839 Perry Smith25th to 27th1837 to 1843 Thaddeus Betts 26th1839 to 1840 Jabez W. Huntington26th to 29th1840 to 1847 John M. Niles 28th to 30th1843 to 1849 Roger S. Baldwin30th to 31st1847 to 1851 Truman Smith 31st to 33d1849 to 1854 Isaac Toucey 32d to 34th1852 to 1857 Francis Gillett 33d1854 to 1855 Lafayette Foster 34th to 39th1855 to 1867 James Dixon 35th to 40th1857 to 1869 Orris S. Ferry 40th to 44th1867 to 1875 William A. Buckingham41st to 43d1869 to 1875 William W. Eaton 43d to 46th1875 to 1881 James E. English44th1875 to 1877 William H. Barnum 44th to 45th1875 to 1879 Orville
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conservatives. (search)
Conservatives. The advocacy of an extensive specie currency, and the proposition for a sub-treasury, in 1837, alienated many of the Democratic party, and they formed a powerful faction known as Conservatives. They finally joined the Whigs, and, in 1840, assisted them materially in electing General Harrison President.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooper, Peter 1791- (search)
de in America, which worked successfully on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Then he erected a rolling-mill and ironmill in the city of New York, in which he first successfully used anthracite coal in puddling iron. In 1845 he removed the machinery to Trenton, N. J., where he erected the largest rolling-mill then in the United States for manufacturing railroad iron. There were rolled the first wrought-iron beams for fire-proof buildings. He became an alderman in the city of New York about 1840. Prospering greatly in business, Mr. Cooper conceived the idea of establishing in New York a free institute, something after the Polytechnic Institute in Paris. He erected a building, and endowed art schools and other means for fitting young men and young women of the working-classes for business, at a cost of between $600,000 and $700,000, and presented the Cooper Institute to the city in 1858. In the spring of 1854 he was one of the five gentlemen who met in the house of Cyrus W. Field a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corwin, Thomas 1794-1865 (search)
Corwin, Thomas 1794-1865 Statesman; born in Bourbon county, Ky., July 29, 1794; reared to manhood on a farm, attending a common school in winter; began the study of law in 1815; admitted to the bar in 1818; became a member of the Ohio legislature in 1822, and was elected to Congress in 1830. He remained in the Thomas Corwin. House until elected governor of Ohio in 1840. In 1845 he was chosen United States Senator, and was called to the cabinet of President Fillmore in 1850, as Secretary of the Treasury. He was again elected to Congress in 1859. In 1861 President Lincoln sent him as minister to Mexico. Mr. Corwin was an eloquent, witty, and effective speaker. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 18, 1865. The War with Mexico. The action of Congress upon the subject of the Mexican War, in the winter of 1846-47, gave rise to a question in which an important principle was involved. Is it the duty of the legislature to provide the means of prosecuting a war made unconsti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craig, Lewis S. 1837- (search)
Craig, Lewis S. 1837- Military officer; born in Virginia; entered the army as a lieutenant of dragoons in 1837; became assistant commissary of subsistence in 1840; and won the brevets of major and lieutenant-colonel by bravery at Monterey, Contreras, and Churubusco, being wounded in the latter battle. He was killed by some deserters while on duty near New River, Cal., June 6, 1852.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crooks, George Richard 1822-1897 (search)
Crooks, George Richard 1822-1897 Clergyman; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 3, 1822; graduated at Dickinson College in 1840; ordained a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1841; professor in Dickinson College in 1842-48, when he returned to the pastorate until his election in 1860 as editor of The Methodist, the organ of the supporters of lay representation. The paper was discontinued when their efforts were successful in 1872, and Dr. Crooks again returned to the pastorate. He died in Madison, N. J., Feb. 20, 1897.
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