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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 57 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 46 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 37 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli 20 0 Browse Search
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 18 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 18 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abbot, Benjamin, -1849 (search)
Abbot, Benjamin, -1849 Educator; born, 1762. He was graduated at Harvard in 1788. Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., was conducted by him until 1838. Among his pupils were George Bancroft, Lewis Cass, Edward Everett, John G. Palfry, Jared Sparks, and Daniel Webster. He died in Exeter, N. H., Oct. 25, 1849.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bancroft, George, (search)
Bancroft, George, Historian; horn in Worcester, Mass., Oct. 3, 1800: son of Rev. Aaron Bancroft, a distinguished Unitarian clergyman and pioneer in liberal Chris. Bancroft to his cabinet as Secretary of the Navy, and he signalized George Bancroft, Ll.D. his administration by the establishment of the Naval Academy at Annapol Taylor to cross the Rio Grande and invade the territory of Mexico. In 1846 Mr. Bancroft was sent as United States minister plenipotentiary to England, and in 1849 tth German Confederation, and in 1871 to the German Empire. In August, 1868, Mr. Bancroft received from the University of Bonn the honorary degree of Doctor Juris ; athe fiftieth anniversary of the reception of his first degree at Gottingen. Mr. Bancroft was a contributor of numerous essays to the North American review. In 1889 l plan. He died Jan. 17, 1891. The death of Lincoln.--On April 25, 1865, Mr. Bancroft delivered the following oration on the death of President Lincoln, in New Yo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
15, 1801 Name.Appointed. J. Crowninshield March 3, 1805 Paul Hamilton March 7, 1809 William Jones Jan. 12, 1813 B. W. Crowninshield Dec. 19, 1814 Smith Thompson Nov. 9, 1818 Samuel L. Southard Sept.16, 1823 John Branch March 9, 1829 Levi Woodbury May 23, 1831 Mahlon Dickerson June 30, 1834 James K. Paulding June 25, 1838 George E. Badger March 5, 1841 Abel P. Upshur Sept.13, 1841 David Henshaw July 24, 1843 Thomas W. Gilmer Feb. 15, 1844 John Y. Mason March14, 1844 George Bancroft March10, 1845 John Y. Mason Sept. 9, 1846 William B. Preston March 8, 1849 William A. Graham July 22, 1850 John P. Kennedy July 22, 1852 James C. DobbinMarch 7, 1853 Isaac Toucey March 6, 1857 Gideon Welles March 5, 1861 Adolph E. Borie March 5, 1869 George M. Robeson June 25, 1869 Richard W. Thompson March12, 1877 Nathan Goff, JrJan. 6, 1881 William H. Hunt March 5, 1881 William E. Chandler April 1, 1882 William C. Whitney March 6, 1885 Benjamin F. TracyMarch 5, 1889
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
12 1900 76,295,22020.97(Not yet reported ) Previous to 1790 there were no definite figures of population; everything was estimate. During the life of the Continental Congress the taxation apportionment, as well as the calls for troops from the colonies, was made on meagre information, and that often of a purely conjectural character. Mr. DeBow, who edited the census returns in 1850, gave the following estimates of colonial population: 1707262,000 17491,046,000 17752,803,000 Mr. Bancroft gives the estimates of the Board of Trade, which had its agents in the colonies, as follows: 1714434,600 1727580,000 17541,485,634 The Constitution of the United States provides for an enumeration of the population as often as once in every ten years, as follows: Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within the Union according to their respective numbers, which may be determined by adding to the whole number of free pe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial settlements. (search)
nies, and with it a power (afterwards imitated in our national Constitution) of bringing her supreme authority to bear not alone upon the colonies as political corporations, but, what was much more effectual, upon the colonists as individuals. At the beginning of the French and Indian War (1754), the period when the American people set up for themselves in political and social life, there was no exact enumeration of the inhabitants; but from a careful examination of official records, Mr. Bancroft estimated the number as follows: Colonies.White.Colored. Massachusetts 207,0003 000 New Hampshire50,000 Connecticut 133,0003,500 Rhode Island 35,0004,500 New York85,00011,000 New Jersey73,0005,000 Pennsylvania and Delaware195,00011,000 Maryland104,00044,000 Virginia168,000116,000 North Carolina70,00020,000 South Carolina40,00040,000 Georgia5,0002,000 —————— Total1,165,000 260,000 At this period the extent of the territorial possessions of England and France in Ame
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence, Mecklenburg, (search)
gnored the facts that the two sets of resolutions were dissimilar, that the latter were comparatively mild, and that the former contained expressions almost identical with the accepted Declaration of Independence of 1776. It is to be further stated that an attempt was made to reconcile these discrepancies and similarities on the ground that as the book alleged to have contained the original text had been destroyed by fire, some one, years afterwards, had prepared from recollection the draft of the resolutions which were published in the Raleigh Register. The fact has been established by acceptable evidence that the document taken to Philadelphia by Captain Jack contained the twenty resolutions of May 31, and not the declaration of May 20. The foregoing are the principal facts touching this historical controversy; and while Bancroft accepts the declaration as an authentic document, equally eminent historians have agreed that it was not entitled to the standing of a verified document.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), English Revolution, the. (search)
ano was instantly uncapped, and on June 30 (1688) leading men of the kingdom sent an invitation to William of Orange to invade England and place his wife on its throne. He went, landed at Torbay (Nov. 5) with 15,000 men, and penetrated the country. The people flocked to his standard, King James fled to France, and all England was speedily in the hands of the welcome invader. On Feb. 13, the Convention Parliament conferred the crown of England on William and Mary as joint sovereigns. Bancroft says of the political theory of the revolution: The old idea of a Christian monarchy resting on the law of God was exploded, and political power sought its origin in compact. Absolute monarchy was denied to be a form of civil government. Nothing, it was held, can bind freemen to obey any government save their own agreement. Political power is a trust, and a breach of the trust dissolves the obligation to allegiance. The supreme power is the legislature, to whose guardianship it has been
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Perry, Oliver Hazard 1785-1819 (search)
y-ache, We drenched him so with Perry. At the time of his great victory Perry was only master-commander, but was immediately promoted to captain, and received the thanks of Congress and a medal. He assisted Harrison in retaking Detroit late in 1813. In 1815 he commanded the Java in Decatur's squadron in the Mediterranean, and in 1819 was sent against the pirates in the West Indies. He died in Port Spain, Trinidad, Aug. 23, 1819. The name and fame of Perry is held in loving remembrance by all Americans. In 1860 a fine marble statue of him by Walcutt was erected in a public square in Cleveland, O., with imposing ceremonies, and a monument to his memory has been erected in Newport, R. I. At the unveiling of the statue at Cleveland, George Bancroft delivered an address; Dr. Usher Parsons, Perry's surgeon in the fight on Lake Erie, read an historical discourse, and, at a dinner afterwards, about 300 Perry's statue, Cleveland, O. surviving soldiers of the War of 1812-15 sat down.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
heir hands, controlling the blacks and befooling the 7,000,000 of poor whites into being their tools—into believing that their interest is opposed to ours—this order of nobles, this privileged class, has been able for forty years to keep the government in dread, dictate terms by threatening disunion, bring us to its verge at least twice, and now almost break the Union in pieces. . . . Now some Republicans and some Democrats—not Butler and Bryant and Cochrane and Cameron; not Boutwell and Bancroft and Dickinson and others—but the old set—the old set say to the Republicans, Lay the pieces carefully together in their places; put the gunpowder and the match in again, say the Constitution backward instead of your prayers, and there never will be another rebellion! I doubt it. It seems to me that like causes will produce like effects. If the reason of the war is because we are two nations, then the cure must be to make us one nation, to remove that cause which divides us, to make o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential administrations. (search)
nt, Democrat; Forsyth, State; Woodbury, Treasury. Congress, Democratic; Polk and Hunter, speakers. 1841-45: W. H. Harrison; Tyler, Vice-President (succeeded as President April 4, 1841), Whig; Webster, afterwards Legare, Upshur, Calhoun, State; numerous changes in the other departments. Congress, 1841-43, Whig; White, speaker; 1843-45, Senate Whig, House Democratic; J. W. Jones, speaker. 1845-49; Polk; Dallas, Vice-President, Democrat; Buchanan, State; Walker, Treasury; Marcy, War; Bancroft, at first, Navy. Congress, 1845-47, Democratic; J. W. Davis, speaker; 1847-49, Senate Democratic, House Whig; R. C. Winthrop, speaker. 1849-53: Taylor; Fillmore, Vice-President (succeeded as President July 9, 1850), Whig; Clayton, Webster, Everett, State; numerous changes in other departments. Congress, Democratic; Cobb and Boyd, speakers. 1853-57: Pierce; King, Vice-President, Democrat; Marcy, State; Davis, War. Congress, 1853-55, Democratic; Boyd, speaker; 1855-57, Senate Democrat
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