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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gordon, Thomas F. 1787-1860 (search)
Gordon, Thomas F. 1787-1860 Historian; born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1787; practised law. His publications include Digest of the laws of the United States; History of Pennsylvania from its discovery to 1776; History of New Jersey from its discovery to 1789; History of America; Gazetteer of New Jersey; Gazetteer of New York, and Gazetteer of Pennsylvania. He died in Beverly, N. J., Jan. 17, 1860.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
e against the exclusion of Massachusetts soldiers, whom the governor refused in the War of 1812 to place in the service of the United States, from the provisions of the bounty-land bill for the benefit of soldiers serving against Great Britain. He made a brief speech upon a bill introduced by himself to secure to seamen in case of wreck the wages already earned, although the vessel might not have earned freight. Works, vol. III. pp. 520-526. He renewed this effort at later sessions,—Jan. 17, 1860; and again April 15, 1872, when he presented the resolutions of the Legislature of Massachusetts in favor of the bill. The speech illustrated the hardships involved in the application of a technical rule of maritime law. An indictment against Theodore Parker was pending in the United States Circuit Court, Boston, in the winter of 1854– 1855, in which he was charged with resisting the process for the rendition of Anthony Burns, the alleged act of resistance being a speech he had delive