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undetermined. Hostilities seemed impending in 1806, but were averted by compromise. In the same year Lieutenant Pike explored Red River and the Arkansas, evading the Spaniards sent to capture him, until he was arrested on the Rio Grande and sent prisoner to Chihuahua. The population of Texas was at that time estimated at 7,000, of whom 2,000 were at San Antonio and 500 at Nacogdoches, including a good many Americans. The first revolutionary movements in Mexico were in 1808. When Joseph Bonaparte took the throne of Spain in that year, the Spaniards in Mexico, adhering to their hereditary sovereign, established a regency. Availing themselves of the confusion arising from these events, the natives, who had long groaned under the despotism of the Spaniards, tried to throw off the yoke. The patriot cause, led by Miguel Hidalgo, was at first eminently successful; but, having suffered some defeats, Hidalgo was betrayed to the enemy in March, and executed on July 27, 1811. In 18
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army., Example of a battle of the offensive defense: battle of Talavera, July 28, 1809. (search)
Example of a battle of the offensive defense: battle of Talavera, July 28, 1809. The battle of Talavera, fought by the French against the allied English and Spaniards, offers a very fine example of a defensive battle with offensive return in its own lines. The French army numbered 45,000 men, commanded by King Joseph Bonaparte. The allied army amounted to almost 20,000 English, and 35,000 Spaniards, commanded by Wellington. The Spanish position, forming the right wing of the allies, is covered by two redoubts, and the access to it is rendered so difficult that the French army does not even try an attack, but sends simply a body of dragoons to reconnoiter and observe this spot. The center, composed of four English brigades, is placed between the redoubt on the Spanish left wing and a hill lying in the same front as the two redoubts. The left wing is formed by the regiments defending the hill, by a body of Spanish cavalry under Bassancourt, and by a part of the English cavalr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
4 Act confining suffrage to white male citizens......Nov. 16, 1807 Princeton Theological Seminary established by the Presbyterian Church......1812 Act passed creating a fund for free schools......Feb. 12, 1817 Jersey City incorporated......Jan. 28, 1820 Samuel L. Southard, of New Jersey, Secretary of the Navy......Sept. 16, 1823 Morris Canal, from Newark to Phillipsburg, on the Delaware, commenced......1825 Camden and Amboy Railroad incorporated......Feb. 4, 1830 Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, purchases an estate of 1,400 acres at Bordentown, immediately after the downfall of his brother at Waterloo, where he resides until......1832 Legislature appropriates $2,000 to extinguish all Indian titles to land in the State......1832 Boundary between New Jersey and New York settled by a board of joint commissioners is confirmed by legislatures of both States in February, and by act of Congress......June 28, 1834 Mahlon Dickerson appointed Secretary of t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
a minute. All the baggage was taken from the boat in one crate and put into a car; the passengers, about thirty, jumped into the different carriages, all attached to one steam-carriage, and were soon far on our way,—moving fast but very gentle,—bowling through the sandy desert or pine-clad plains of New Jersey. At distances of about twelve miles the machine stopped for three minutes to take in water; the bell rang, and we were again on our winding way. At Bordentown—the residence of Joseph Bonaparte—we took the boat again. The crate of baggage was swung into the boat, the bell rang, and we were soon pushing the water away before us, and leaving a wake as far back as the eye could reach. At four o'clock-after going thirty miles—we were in Philadelphia, the city of straight streets and marble edifices. I called upon Mr. Walsh; Robert Walsh, then editor of the National Gazette. was received kindly, &c.: called upon Mr. Troubat; Francis J. Troubat. on his invitation determi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
listened to me; but so long as my conversation was on topics which entered into the differences of party, they were free to listen, as I was free to talk. Last autumn the opponents of the Administration reached the verge of disloyalty. Just at that moment when a popular election had seemed to sanction their ideas, Lord Lyons arrived, and he listened to them, and reported what they said. . . . The omitted paragraph contains a citation from Wicquefort and a statement of the reply of Joseph Bonaparte, when ambassador at Rome, to revolutionists in that city. It is not fair to say in reply that the course of the Democrats was fatal to the republic. You and I think so, and history will record it; but I doubt not that many sincerely thought our course fatal. It is enough that the difference between us, owing to our public calamities, had become a party difference. Thank God! this day has passed. But there is another piece of statesmanship, difficult as any we have had,—to kee
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 7: passion flowers 1852-1858; aet. 33-39 (search)
Green Peace were like no others that ever ripened; we see ourselves tagging at our father's heels, watching his pruning and grafting with an absorption equalling his own, learning from him that there must be honor in gardens as elsewhere, and that fruit taken from his hand was sweet, while stolen fruit would be bitter. We see ourselves gathered in the great dining-room, where the grand piano was, and the Gobelin carpet with the strange beasts and fishes, bought at the sale of the ex-King Joseph Bonaparte's furniture at Bordentown, and the Snyders' Boar Hunt, which one of us could never pass without a shiver; see ourselves dancing to our mother's playing,--wonderful dances, invented by Flossy, who was always premiere danseuse, and whose Lady MacBETHeth dagger dance was a thing to remember. Then perhaps the door would open, and in would come Papa as a bear, in his fur overcoat, growling horribly, and chase the dancers into corners, they shrieking terrified delight. Again, we see
, Otto von, II, 19, 303. Bjornson, Bjornstjerne, II, 243, 247. Black, Wm., II, 9. Blackstone, Wm., I, 73. Blackwell, Alice, II, 190, 233, 325. Blackwell, Antoinette, I, 375; II, 152, 154. Blackwell, Henry, I, 332; II, 190. Blair, Montgomery, I, 238. Blanc, Louis, II, 24. Blind, work for the, I, 73; II, 347, see also Perkins Institution and Kindergarten. Bloomsbury, II, 4, 7. Boatswain's Whistle, I, 210, 211. Boer War, II, 272. Bologna, II, 27. Bonaparte, Joseph, I, 147, 328. Bond Street, I, 22. Bonheur, Rosa, II, 20. Boocock, Mr., I, 43, 44. Booth, Charles, II, 166. Booth, Edwin, I, 172, 177, 203-05, 219, 327; II, 69, 70, 97, 183, 198, 345. Booth, J. Wilkes, I, 220, 221. Booth, Mary, I, 200, 204. Boppart, I, 133. Boston, I, 67, 70, 74, 75, 102-04, 111, 123, 126, 127, 129, 130, 132, 156, 176, 203, 207, 249, 261, 294; II, 60, 87, 92, 130, 168, 171, 181, 363. Boston Armenian Relief Committee, II, 189. Boston Cons
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 3: (search)
f his vanity gets excited, his legacies may be worth something. There is a College Fesch at Ajaccio, a high school for boys, of which one wing contains pictures—said to be eight hundred in number—from Cardinal Fesch's collection, given by Joseph Bonaparte in 1842, and hardly one good painting among them. . . . . In the evening we had a visit from the kind Chevalier Kestner, after which I passed an hour quietly and agreeably at the Princess Borghese's, where I met the Chigis, Lord Stuart dees Bonaparte,—who lives in a beautiful little villa just by the Porta Pia, built by Milizia, the well-known writer on Architecture, and a part of the inheritance from the Princess Pauline to Joseph's children. The Princess Musignano was the daughter of Joseph Bonaparte. I know nothing of the sort in the neighborhood of Rome so pretty and tasteful. But the evening was awkward and dull . . . . . The ladies were all on one side of the room, and the gentlemen in the middle or on the other
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States. (search)
from the Union. Such a result was feared about the time of the cession. It is certain that we would never have acquired it in a form so complete and so favorable for assimilation to our institutions as by the cession of 803. In the fall of 1799, the French Revolution had assumed the phase which made Napoleon First Consul of France. He found France engaged in needless hostilities with the United States. He at once determined upon. a policy of conciliation, and appointed his brother Joseph Bonaparte at the head of a commission to treat with the newly arrived American commissioners, Murray, Ellsworth and Davie. The result was the treaty of Morfontaine, September 30, 1800, and the establishment of friendly relations. The election of Jefferson speedily followed, and Napoleon had the satisfaction of seeing the administration of American affairs pass into the hands of a political party deemed friendly to France. Let us recount the events which led to these results. Napoleon ha
Lydia Maria Child, Isaac T. Hopper: a true life, The two young offenders. (search)
cognized him, from the chief justice to the chimney-sweep. His personal appearance was calculated to attract attention, independent of other circumstances. Joseph Bonaparte, who then resided at Bordentown, was attracted toward him the first moment he saw him, on account of a strong resemblance to his brother Napoleon. They ofteinion of the Hicksite champion. Such a character as he was must necessarily always be a man of mark, with warm friends and bitter enemies. His resemblance to Bonaparte attracted attention in New-York, as it had done in Philadelphia. Not long after he removed to that city, there was a dramatic representation at the Park Theatreome of his acquaintance that he would gladly give that Quaker gentleman one hundred dollars a night, if he would consent to appear on the stage in the costume of Bonaparte. About this period northern hostility to slavery took a new form, more bold and uncompromising than the old Abolition Societies. It demanded the immediate an
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