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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 30 2 Browse Search
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 9 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 5 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Francis, John Wakefield 1789-1861 (search)
Francis, John Wakefield 1789-1861 Physician; born in New York City, Nov. 17, 1789; graduated at Columbia College in 1809; began business life as a printer, but commenced the study of medicine, in 1810, under Dr. Hosack, and was his partner until 1820. From 1810 until 1814 they published the American Medical and Philosophical register. He occupied the chair of materia medica in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and, visiting Europe, was a pupil of the celebrated Abernethy. After filling various professorships until 1826, he devoted himself to the practice of his profession and to literary pursuits. Dr. Francis was probably the author of more biographies and memoirs than any American of his time, and was active, as one of the founders, in the promotion of the objects of the New York Historical Society and of other institutions. He was the first president of the New York Academy of Medicine, and was a member of numerous scientific and literary societies. He died in New
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zenger, John Peter 1680-1746 (search)
ly employed to defend Zenger. To the astonishment of the court, he appeared, on the day of trial, as the champion of the freedom of the press. By keen legal weapons, he foiled the sophistry of the court, and obtained from the jury a verdict of acquittal for Zenger, on the ground that an alleged libel is justified by its truth, and that jurors are judges of both law and fact. The crowded courtroom was instantly resonant with applause, and the delighted people carried the venerable advocate out of the city hall on their shoulders. The corporation of the city of New York presented Mr. Hamilton with the freedom of the city in a gold box for his learned and generous defence of the rights of mankind and the liberty of the press. He charged no fee for his services. Gouverneur Morris said to Dr. John W. Francis: The trial of Zenger, in 1735, was the germ of American freedom—the morning star of that liberty which subsequently revolutionized America. Zenger died in New York City in 174