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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 115 1 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 24 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 16 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 15 1 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 14 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 11 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 10 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 8 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 8 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 7 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arctic exploration. (search)
penetrated as far north as 67° 30′, or half-way up to (present) Davis Strait. The next explorers were the brothers Cortereal, who made three voyages in that direction, 1500-02. In 1553 Sir Hugh Willoughby set out to find a northwest passage to India, but was driven back from Nova Zembla, and perished on the shore of Lapland. In 1576-78 Martin Frobisher made three voyages to find a northwest passage into the Pacific Ocean, and discovered the entrance to Hudson Bay. Between 1585 and 1587 John Davis discovered the strait that bears his name. The Dutch made strenuous efforts to discover a northeast passage. Willem Barentz (q. v.) made three voyages in that direction in 1594-96, and perished on his third voyage. Henry Hudson tried to round the north of Europe and Asia in 1607-08, but failed, and, pushing for the lower latitudes of the American coast, discovered the river that bears his name. While on an expedition to discover a northwest passage, he found Hudson Bay, and perished (1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burke, Edmund, 1730-1797 (search)
t give us originally the House of Commons, gave us at least a House of Commons of weight and consequence. But your ancestors did not churlishly sit down to the feast of Magna Charta. Ireland was made immediately a partaker. This benefit of English laws and liberties, I confess, was not at first extended to all Ireland. Mark the consequence. English authority and English liberties had exactly the same boundaries. Your standard could never be advanced an inch before your privileges. Sir John Davis shows beyond a doubt that the refusal of a general communication of these rights was the true cause why Ireland was 500 years in subduing; and after the vain projects of a military government, attempted in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, it was soon discovered, that nothing could make that country English, in civility and allegiance, but your laws and your forms of legislature. It is not English arms, but the English constitution, that conquered Ireland. From that time Ireland had ever h
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, John, 1761-1847 (search)
Davis, John, 1761-1847 Jurist; born in Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 25, 1761; graduated at Harvard College in 1781; admitted to the bar and began practice at Plymouth in 1786. He was the last surviving member of the convention that adopted the federal Constitution; comptroller of the United States Treasury in 1795-96; and eminent for his knowledge of the history of New England. In 1813 he made an address on the Landing of the Pilgrims before the Massachusetts Historical Society, over which he presided in 1818-43. His publications include an edition of Morton's New England Memorial, with many important notes; Eulogy on George Washington; and An attempt to explain the inscription on Dighton Rock. He died in Boston, Mass., Jan. 14, 1847. Statesman; born in Northboro, Mass., Jan. 13, 1787; graduated at Yale in 1812; admitted to the bar in 1815; member of Congress in 1824-34, during which time he opposed Henry Clay; and was elected to the United States Senate in 1835, and resigne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Long, John Davis 1838- (search)
Long, John Davis 1838- Lawyer; born in Buckfield, Me., Oct. 27, 1838; graduated at Harvard College in 1857; taught school John Davis long. till 1859; was admitted to the bar in 1861; settled in Boston; and afterwards removed to Hingham. In 1875-78 he was a member of the State legislature; and in the last two years of this period was speaker of the House. He was elected governor in 1879, 1880, and 1881 and was a Representative in Congress in 1883-89. At the beginning of President McKinley's first administration Mr. Long was appointed Secretary of the Navy, a post to which he was reappointed by the President at the beginning of his second administration, March 5, 1901. He has published The Republican party (1892), and a translation of Vergil's Aeneid.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
William EustisDem.-Rep.1823 to Feb., 1825 Marcus MortonDem.-Rep.Feb. to July, 1825 Levi LincolnDemocrat.1825 to 1834 John DavisWhig.1834 to March, 1835 Samuel T. ArmstrongWhig.March, 1835. to 1836 Edward EverettWhig.1836 to 1840 Marcus MortonWhig.1840 to 1841 John DavisDemocrat.1841 to 1843 Marcus MortonWhig.1843 to 1844 George N. BriggsDemocrat.1844 to 1851 George S. BoutwellWhig.1851 to 1853 John H. CliffordDem. & F. S.1853 to 1854 Emory WashburnWhig.1854 to 1855 Henry J. Gardner James Lloyd17th to 19th1822 to 1826 Nathaniel Silsbee19th to 23d1826 to 1835 Daniel Webster20th to 26th1827 to 1841 John Davis24th to 26th1835 to 1840 Rufus Choate26th to 28th1841 to 1845 Isaac C. Bates26th to 28th1841 to 1845 Daniel Webster29th to 31st1845 to 1850 John Davis29th to 32d1845 to 1853 Robert C. Winthrop31st1850 Robert Rantoul. Jr31st1851 Charles Sumner32d to 43d1851 to 1874 Edward Everett33d1853 to 1854 Julius Rockwell33d1854 Henry Wilson33d to 42d1855 to 1873 Georg
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
he Order of St. Francis sent to Florida to continue the mission on the island of Guale......1593 Son of the chief of Guale incites a general conspiracy, and the missionaries are massacred......1598 War between the Spanish and Apalachee Indians, who are conquered, and a large number set to work on the fortifications of St. Augustine......1638 Diego de Rebellado succeeds to the house of Menendez as captain-general of Florida......1655 St. Augustine pillaged by buccaneers under Capt. John Davis, an Englishman......1665 Don Juan Hita de Salacar, captain-general of Florida......1675 Don Juan Marquez de Cabrera, captaingeneral of Florida......1680 Marquez Cabrera attempts to remove tribes of Florida Indians from the interior to the islands on the coast; an insurrection follows, and some tribes removing to Carolina make incursions into Florida......about 1681 Three galleys of Spaniards from St. Augustine break up the colony of Scots on Port Royal Island, S. C.......168