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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
not only failed to find a bill, but declared their belief that Burr intended nothing against the integrity of the Union. This triumph for Burr was celebrated by a ball at Frankfort. Meanwhile the President of the United States had commissioned Graham, secretary of the Orleans Territory, to investigate the reports about Burr, and, if well founded, to take steps to cut short his career. On Nov. 27 the President issued a proclamation that he had been informed of an unlawful scheme set on foot for invading the Spanish dominions; warning citizens of the United States not to engage in it; and directing all in authority to endeavor to suppress it. Before this Graham had drawn from Blennerhassett facts of great importance (for the latter took the secretary to be one of Burr's confidants), and applied to the governor of Ohio for the seizure of the boats on the Muskingum. The legislature, then in session, granted the request. A few days afterwards several boats, in charge of Colonel Tyler,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
am Jones Jan. 12, 1813 B. W. Crowninshield Dec. 19, 1814 Smith Thompson Nov. 9, 1818 Samuel L. Southard Sept.16, 1823 John Branch March 9, 1829 Levi Woodbury May 23, 1831 Mahlon Dickerson June 30, 1834 James K. Paulding June 25, 1838 George E. Badger March 5, 1841 Abel P. Upshur Sept.13, 1841 David Henshaw July 24, 1843 Thomas W. Gilmer Feb. 15, 1844 John Y. Mason March14, 1844 George Bancroft March10, 1845 John Y. Mason Sept. 9, 1846 William B. Preston March 8, 1849 William A. Graham July 22, 1850 John P. Kennedy July 22, 1852 James C. DobbinMarch 7, 1853 Isaac Toucey March 6, 1857 Gideon Welles March 5, 1861 Adolph E. Borie March 5, 1869 George M. Robeson June 25, 1869 Richard W. Thompson March12, 1877 Nathan Goff, JrJan. 6, 1881 William H. Hunt March 5, 1881 William E. Chandler April 1, 1882 William C. Whitney March 6, 1885 Benjamin F. TracyMarch 5, 1889 Hilary A. Herbert arch 6, 1893 John D. Long March 5, 1897 March 5, 1901 Secretaries of the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graham, William Alexander 1804-1875 (search)
Graham, William Alexander 1804-1875 Senator; born in Lincoln county, N. C., Sept. 5, 1804; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1824; admitted to the bar; began practice in Hillsboro, N. C.; United States Senator in 1840-43; governor of North Carolina in 1844-48; and Secretary of the Navy in 1850-52. He was a Senator in the Confederate Congress from 1864 until the close of the war. He died in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1875.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
0 James Turner1802David L. Swain1832 Nathaniel Alexander1805Richard Dobbs Spaight1835 Benjamin Williams1807 State governors (elected by the people). Edward B. Dudleyassumes officeJan. 1, 1837 John M. Moreheadassumes officeJan. 1841 William A. Grahamassumes officeJan. 1845 Charles Manlyassumes officeJan. 1849 David S. Reidassumes officeJan. 1851 Thomas Braggassumes officeJan. 1855 John W. Ellisassumes officeJan. 1859 State governors—Continued. Henry T. Clarkeacting1861 Zebulon828 Montford Stokes14th to 18th1816 to 1823 John Branch18th to 21st1823 to 1829 James Iredell20th to 22d1828 to 1831 Bedford Brown21st to 26th1829 to 1840 Willie P. Mangum22d to 24th1831 to 1836 Robert Strange24th to 26th1836 to 1840 William A. Graham26th to 28th1840 to 1843 Willie P. Mangum26thto 33d1840 to 1854 William H. Haywood28th to 29th1843 to 1846 George E. Badger29th to 34th1846 to 1855 David S. Reid33d to 36th1854 to 1859 Asa Biggs34th to 35th1855 to 1858 Thomas L. Clingm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
as MorrisO.Lib 1848. Zachary Taylor For foot-note references see page 291.LaWhig1,360,101139,557163Millard Fillmore For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Whig163 Lewis CassMich.Dem1,220,544127William O. ButlerKyDem127 Martin Van BurenN. Y.F. Soil291,263Charles F. AdamsMass.F. Soil 1852. Franklin Pierce For foot-note references see page 291.N. H.Dem1,601,474220,896254William R. King For foot-note references see page 291.AlaDem254 Winfield ScottN. J.Whig1,380,57642William A. GrahamN. C.Whig42 John P. HaleN. H.F. D. (i)156,149George W. JulianInd.F. D. Daniel Webster (k)Mass.Whig1,670 1856. James Buchanan For foot-note references see page 291.PaDem1,838,169496,905174J. C. Breckinridge For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem174 John C. FremontCalRep1,341,264114William L. DaytonN. J.Rep114 Millard FillmoreN. Y.Amer874,5388A. J. DonelsonTennAmer8 1860. Abraham Lincoln For foot-note references see page 291.Ill.Rep1,866,352491,195180Hannibal Hamlin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
King, of Alabama, nominated for Vice-President.] Whig National Presidential Convention meets at Baltimore......June 16, 1852 [Candidates for the Presidency were Millard Fillmore, New York; Gen. Winfield Scott, Virginia; and Daniel Webster, Massachusetts. On the first ballot Fillmore had 133 votes, Scott 131, and Webster 29; these proportions were maintained very steadily until the fifty-third ballot, when General Scott received 159 votes to 112 for Fillmore, and 21 for Webster. William A. Graham, North Carolina, was on the second ballot nominated for Vice-President.] Henry Clay dies at Washington, D. C., aged seventy-five......June 29, 1852 Branch of the United States mint established at San Francisco, Cal.......July 3, 1852 Free-soil convention at Pittsburg, Pa.......Aug. 11, 1852 [Named John P. Hale, New Hampshire, for President, and George W. Julian, Indiana, for Vice-President.] First session adjourns (after a session of 275 days)......Aug. 31, 1852 Danie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
people, inaugurated......Jan. 1, 1837 United States branch mint at Charlotte begins operations......December, 1837 Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, incorporated in 1835, is completed......July 4, 1839 Raleigh and Wilmington Railroad, incorporated in 1833, completed and opened......March, 1840 George E. Badger, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......March 5, 1841 Gold discovered on the lands of Andrew Troutman in Rowan county, afterwards known as Gold Hill......1842 William A. Graham, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......July 22, 1850 Trinity College chartered and opened at Trinity College......1852 James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy......March 7, 1853 Forts Caswell and Johnston, occupied by State troops unauthorized, Jan. 8, 1861, are ordered restored to the proper authorities by Governor Ellis......Jan. 12, 1861 Resolutions passed in the House, unanimously, declaring that in case reconciliation between North and South fails, North Carol