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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liberal Republican party, (search)
extent that organization only seemed necessary to make it a telling power. A union of Liberal Republicans and Democrats was effected in Missouri in 1870-71. Its leading principles were a reform of the tariff and the civil service, universal suffrage, universal amnesty, and the cessation of unconstitutional laws to cure Ku-klux disorders, irreligion, or intemperance. On May 1, 1872, this fusion held a national convention in Cincinnati, which nominated Horace Greeley, of New York, for President, and B. Gratz Brown, of Missouri, for Vice-President. On July 9 the Democratic National Convention adopted the platform and candidates of the Cincinnati convention, and in the ensuing election the ticket of Greeley and Brown was overwhelmingly defeated. The party really became disintegrated before the election, but after that event its dissolution was rapid, and by 1876 there were only a few men in Congress who cared to acknowledge that they were Liberal Republicans. See Greeley, Horace.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quebec. (search)
k the lower town in the gloom, setting fire to the suburb of St. Roque, while the main body under Montgomery should make the attack on the St. Lawrence side of the town. A snowstorm began (Dec. 30), and, notwithstanding sickness and desertion had reduced the invading army to 750 efficient men, movements for the assault were immediately made. While Colonel Arnold led 350 men to assault the city on the St. Charles side, Colonel Livingston made a feigned attack on the St. Louis Gate, and Major Brown menaced Cape Diamond Bastion. At the same time Montgomery descended to the edge of the St. Lawrence with the remainder of the army, and made his way along the narrow shore at the foot of Cape Diamond. The plan was for the troops of Montgomery and Arnold to meet and assail Prescott Gate on the St. Lawrence side, and, carrying it by storm, enter the city. The whole plan had been revealed to Carleton by a Canadian deserter, and the garrison was prepared. A battery was placed at a narro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
of New York, for President, and John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, for Vice-President (both decline)......Sept. 3-5, 1872 National Industrial Exposition opens at Louisville, Ky.......Sept. 3, 1872 Tribunal at Geneva, under article VII. of the treaty of Washington, May 8, 1871, awards to the United States $15,500,000 as indemnity from Great Britain......Sept. 14, 1872 Colored Liberal Republican National Convention at Louisville, Ky., delegates from twenty-three States; Greeley and Brown nominated......Sept. 25, 1872 William Henry Seward, born 1801, dies at Auburn, N. Y.......Oct. 10, 1872 Epizootic, affecting horses throughout the country, reaches the city of New York......Oct. 23, 1872 Emperor of Germany, arbitrator in the San Juan difficulty, awards the islands to the United States......Oct. 23, 1872 General election: Grant and Wilson carry thirty-one States......Nov. 5, 1872 Great fire in Boston; loss $80,000,000......Nov. 9-10, 1872 Susan B. Anthony an
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
t to the United States Constitution......Jan. 10, 1870 State Agricultural College located at Columbia by law......1870 A movement set on foot in 1866 by Col. B. Gratz Brown, for universal amnesty, universal franchise, and revenue reform, divides the Republican party, at the State convention at Jefferson City, Aug. 31, 1870, into Radicals and Liberals or Bolters, headed by Gen. Carl Schurz. The Liberal candidate, B. Gratz Brown, elected governor......Nov. 8, 1870 Act passes over Governor Brown's veto directing that 422 bonds of the State of Missouri, of $1,000 each, issued in 1852 and falling due in 1872, redeemable in gold or silver coin, be redeemed in legaltender notes......Feb. 8, 1872 Seventy or eighty masked men stop a railroad train at Gun City, Cass county, and murder Judge J. C. Stephenson, Thomas E. Detro, and James C. Cline, charged with complicity in the fraudulent issue of railroad bonds, which imposed a heavy burden upon the tax-payers in that county......Apri