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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooks, Preston Smith, 1819- (search)
Brooks, Preston Smith, 1819- Legislator; born in Edgefield District, S. C., Aug. 4, 1819; was graduated at the South Cargation, and its committee reported in favor of expelling Mr. Brooks. Subsequently, however, when the resolution came up foe Anson Burlingame (q. v.), of Massachusetts, challenged Mr. Brooks to fight a duel in consequence of words used in a debate in the House, but Mr. Brooks failed to appear at the designated time and place in Canada. After the assault Mr. Brooks resMr. Brooks resigned his seat in the House, but his constituents immediately re-elected him, and he was presented with numerous tokens of eth. His defence of the assault. On July 14. 1856,. Mr. Brooks, in resigning his seat in Congress. delivered the follod this I know. (Applause and hisses in the gallery.) Mr. Brooks (resuming) :--If I desired to kill the Senator, why did to this House, that I am no longer a member of the thirty-fourth Congress. Mr. Brooks then withdrew from the chamber.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burlingame, Anson, 1820- (search)
ctive member of the free soil party (q. v.), acquiring a wide reputation as an effective speaker. In 1849-50 he was in Europe. In 1852 he was chosen a member of the Massachusetts Senate, and became an active supporter of the American party in 1854, by which he was elected to Congress the same year. Mr. Burlingame assisted in the formation of the Republican party in 1855-56; and he was regarded as one of the ablest debaters in Congress on that side of the House. Severely criticising Preston S. Brooks for his attack upon Charles Sumner (q. v.), the South Carolinian challenged him to fight a duel. He promptly accepted the challenge, proposed rifles as the weapons, and Navy Island, just above Niagara Falls, as the place of conflict. Brooks declined to go there, and the matter was dropped. In March, 1861, President Lincoln appointed Mr. Burlingame minister to Austria. He having spoken in favor of Hungarian independence, the Austrian government refused to receive him, and he was sen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Secession of Southern States. (search)
ard in this body, I cannot but regard with the greatest fear the question whether Virginia would assist Carolina in such an issue. ... You will object to the word Democrat. Democracy, in its original philosophical sense, is, indeed, incompatible with slavery and the whole system of Southern society. Mr. Garnett expressed a fear that if the question was raised between Carolina and the national government, and the latter prevailed, the last hope of Southern civilization would expire. Preston S. Brooks, who assaulted Senator Sumner of Massachusetts, when alone at his desk in the Senate, said, in an harangue before an excited populace in South Carolina, I tell you that the only mode which I think available for meeting the issue is, just to tear in twain the Constitution of the United States, trample it under foot, and form a Southern Confederacy, every State of which shall be a slave-holding State. ... I have been a disunionist from the time I could think. If I were commander of an a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
y the pro-slavery party......May 21, 1856 Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, beaten down in the Senate chamber by Preston S. Brooks, of South Carolina, because of his speech, The crime against Kansas ......May 22, 1856 House committee recommend people......July 1, 1856 [Mr. Oliver, of Missouri, made a minority report.] Grand jury at Washington indicts Preston S. Brooks for assault and battery upon Charles Sumner, June 22; on trial Brooks admits the facts, and is fined $300......July 8, 1856 Preston S. Brooks challenges to a duel Anson Burlingame, member from Massachusetts. Mr. Burlingame in reply agrees to meet him at the Clifton House, Niagara Falls, on July 26, at noon, when differences between them can be adjusted. Burlingame leaves Washington for the rendezvous; Brooks declines to pursue the matter further......July 21, 1856 Preston S. Brooks and L. M. Keitt are returned to Congress from South Carolina......July 28, 1856 First session adjourns......Aug. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
1854 State convention of the Republican party, held at Worcester, nominates Henry Wilson for governor and Increase Sumner for lieutenant-governor......Sept. 7, 1854 Congress consents to the cession by Massachusetts to New York of Boston Corner, the southwesterly corner of Berkshire county......Jan. 3, 1855 Sumner's speech in the United States Senate on the admission of Kansas, known as the Crime against Kansas ......May 20, 1856 Senator Sumner assaulted and beaten down by Preston S. Brooks, of South Carolina, in the Senate chamber......May 22, 1856 Adjutant-general's report shows the State to have 147,682 men enrolled in the militia, and 5,771 are in active service......1858 Pemberton mills, at Lawrence, fall by reason of defect in building, and afterwards take fire; 115 of the operatives perish and 165 more or less injured......Jan. 10, 1860 John A. Andrews, the war governor, elected......1861 Annual meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-slavery Society at Tremo
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
he memorial meeting to him, 370. Bright, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob, at Mrs. Howe's peace meeting in London, 341. Brokers, New York Board of, portrait of John Ward in their rooms, 55. Brook Farm, 145. Brooks, Rev. Charles T., invites Mrs. Howe to speak in his church, 321; his advice asked with regard to starting the woman's peace crusade, 328; writes a poem for the memorial meeting for Dr. Howe, 370; in the Town and Country Club, 407. Brooks, Rev., Phillips, anecdote of, 322. Brooks, Preston Smith, 179. Brown, John, calls on Dr. Howe, 254; his attack on Harper's Ferry, 255; in Missouri, 256; anecdote of, 257. Bruce, Robert, regalia of, 111. Bryant, William Cullen, editor of the Evening Post, 21; visitor at the Ward home, 79; celebration of his seventieth birthday, 277-280; at the meetings for promoting the woman's peace crusade, 329; admires the sermon of Athanase Coquerel at Newport, 342. Bull Run, second battle of, 258. Buller, Charles, his appreciation of Carly