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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Spencer Oct. 12, 1841 James M. Porter March 8, 1843 William Wilkins Feb. 15, 1844 William L. Marcy March 6, 1845 George W. Crawford March 8, 1841 Charles M. Conrad Aug.15, 1850 Jefferson Davis March 5, 1853 John B. Floyd March 6, 1857 Joseph Holt Jan. 18, 1861 Simon Cameron March 5, 1861 Edwin M. Stanton Jan. 15, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant, ad interimAug.12, 1867 Lorenzo Thomas, ad interimFeb. 21, 1868 John M. Schofield May 28, 1868 John A. Rawlins March11, 1869 William W. Belknap O, 1841 Name.Appointed. Charles A. Wickliffe Sept.13, 1841 Cave Johnson March 6, 1845 Jacob Collamer March 8, 1849 Nathan K. Hall July 23, 1850 Samuel D. Hubbard Aug. 31, 1852 James Campbell March 5, 1853 Aaron V. Brownarch 6, 1857 Joseph Holt March14, 1859 Horatio King Feb. 12, 1861 Montgomery Blair March 5, 1861 William Dennison Sept.24, 1864 Alexander W. RandallJuly 25, 1866 John A. J. Creswell March 5, 1869 Marshall JewellAug. 24, 1874 James N. TynerJuly 12, 1876 David M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial settlements. (search)
es, he seems not to have abated any of the pretensions set up by his predecessors. The colonial assemblies had hastened to enact in behalf of the people the Bill of Rights of the Convention Parliament. To these William gave frequent and decided negatives. The provincial acts for establishing the writ of Habeas corpus were also vetoed by the King. He also continued the order of James II. prohibiting printing in the colonies. Even men of liberal tendencies, like Locke, Somers, and Chief-Justice Holt, conceded prerogatives to the King in the colonies which they denied him at home. The most renowned jurists of the kingdom had not yet comprehended the true nature of the connective principle between the parent country and her colonies. As early as 1696 a pamphlet appeared in England recommending Parliament to tax the English-American colonies. Two pamphlets appeared in reply, denying the right of Parliament to tax the colonies, because they had no representative in Parliament to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floyd, John Buchanan 1807- (search)
from the arsenal at Pittsburg to an unfinished fort on Ship Island, in the Gulf of Mexico; and seventy-one columbiads and seven 32-pounders to be sent from the same arsenal to an embryo fort at Galveston, Tex., which would not be ready for armament in five years. When Quartermaster Taliaferro (a Virginian) was about to send off these heavy guns, an immense public meeting of citizens, called by the mayor, was held, and the guns were retained. When Floyd fled from Washington his successor, Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, countermanded the order. Indicted by the grand jury of the District of Columbia as being privy to the abstracting of $870,000 in bonds from the Department of the Interior, at the close of 1860 he fled to Virginia, when he was commissioned a general in the Confederate army. In that capacity he was driven from West Virginia by General Rosecrans. The night before the surrender of Fort Donelson (q. v.) he stole away in the darkness, and, being censured by the Confederate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holt, Joseph 1807-1894 (search)
Holt, Joseph 1807-1894 Jurist; born in Breckenridge county, Ky., Jan. 6, 1807; acquired a collegiate education; and entered upon the practice of law in 1828. He followed his profession in Kentucky and Mississippi until 1857, when President Buchanan appointed him commissioner of patents, and, in 1859, Postmaster-General. When John B. Floyd left the cabinet at the close of 1860, Mr. Holt assumed charge of the War Department, in which post he was watchful and efficient. In 1863 he was appo 1860, Mr. Holt assumed charge of the War Department, in which post he was watchful and efficient. In 1863 he was appointed judge-advocate of the army, and was a thorough supporter of Lincoln's administration throughout. In 1864 he was placed at the head of the bureau of military justice, and declined the cabinet appointment of Attorney-General. He was brevetted major-general of the United States army in March, 1865, and was retired, Dec. 1, 1875. He died in Washington, D. C., Aug. 1, 1894.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Homes, Henry Augustus 1812-1887 (search)
Homes, Henry Augustus 1812-1887 Author; born in Boston, Mass., March 10, 1812; graduated at Amherst in 1830; and studied in Paris, France, where he was ordained a missionary of the Reformed Church to Turkey in 1835; joined the American board in Constantinople in the following year, and served as a missionary till 1850; was in the diplomatic service of the United States at Constantinople in 1851-53; returned to the United States in the latter year; became assistant librarian of the New York State Library in 1854, and librarian in 1862. He was Joseph Holt. author of Our knowledge of California and the Northwest; The future development of the New York State Library; and The correct arms of the State of New the correct arms of the State of New York. He died in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stanton, Edwin McMasters 1814- (search)
like a sluggish anaconda about the capital, and learned to its dismay that the only orders from headquarters were to avoid bringing on a conflict, and continued congratulations that all was quiet upon the Potomac. Exasperated beyond endurance, Congress demanded the withdrawal of Simon Cameron as a preliminary step to unhorsing our parade captain. President Lincoln, nothing loath, complied with this, and I have reason to believe hesitated, for some days, between the appointment of the Hon. Joseph Holt and Edwin M. Stanton. Strange to say the doubt was solved by the choice of General McClellan. He preferred the man who, in the end, made life a burden to the young Napoleon, and his retirement a necessity. Now, gentlemen, said Secretary Stanton to the officers assembled at his first reception, we will, if you please, have some fighting. It is my business to furnish the means, it is yours to use them. I leave the fighting to you, but the fighting we must have. The change wrou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Star of the West, (search)
Star of the West, A steam merchantman, sent to relieve Major Anderson in Fort Sumter. It having been resolved, on the advice of Secretary Holt and General Scott, to send troops to reinforce the garrison at Fort Sumter, orders were given for the United States steam-frigate Brooklyn—the only war-ship available then— to be in readiness to sail from Norfolk at a moment's notice. This order Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, revealed to the early Confederate leaders. Virginians were rshould be given without the question being first considered and decided in the cabinet. It was soon evident that there were members of the cabinet who could not be trusted. Dangers were thickening; and the President, listening to the counsels of Holt and Scott, resolved to send supplies and men to Sumter, by stealth. The stanch merchant steam-vessel Star of the West was chartered by the government for the purpose and quickly laden with supplies. She was cleared for Savannah and New Orleans,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumter, Fort (search)
nt had been violated by Anderson, and he demanded of the President permission to withdraw the garrison from Charleston Harbor. The President refused; a disruption of the cabinet followed. Floyd fled; and Anderson received (Dec. 31) from Secretary of War Holt —a Kentuckian like himself—an assurance of his approval of what he had done. Earlier than this words of approval had reached Anderson. From the legislature of Nebraska, 2,000 miles away, a telegram said to him, A happy New year! Otherace, was in favor of abandoning the fort, as there seemed to be no power in the government to save it. Nearly every member of the cabinet agreed with him. Gustavus V. Fox (q. v.), who had been a lieutenant in the navy, and had already through Secretary Holt presented (Jan. 7) to President Buchanan a plan for provisioning and reinforcing Sumter, was sent for. The plan was to have supplies put up in portable packages; to have vessels appear with them and troops off Charleston Bar in a large ocean
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Twiggs, David Emanuel 1790-1862 (search)
under the complete control of the Confederate leaders. He was placed in command of the Department of Texas only a few weeks before the act about to be recorded. A State convention in Texas appointed a committee of safety, who sent two of their number (Devine and Maverick) to treat with Twiggs for the surrender of United States troops and property into the hands of the Texas Confederates. Twiggs had already shown signs of disloyalty. These had been reported to the War Department, when Secretary Holt, in a general order (Jan. David Emanuel Twiggs. 18), relieved him from the command in Texas, and gave it to Col. Charles A. Waite. When Devine and Maverick heard of the arrival of the order in San Antonio, they took measures to prevent its reaching Colonel Waite, who was 60 miles distant; but the vigilant Colonel Nichols, who had watched the movements of the general with the keen eye of suspicion, foiled them. He duplicated the orders, and sent two couriers with them, by different r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
nd defeats the Union forces......Aug. 30, 1862 Battle of Chantilly, Va......Sept. 1, 1862 General Pope asks to be relieved from his command of the Army of Virginia, and transferred to the Department of the Northwest......Sept. 3, 1862 Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, appointed judge-advocate-general of the United States......Sept. 3, 1862 Confederate forces cross the Potomac and occupy Frederick City, Md.......Sept. 4-5, 1862 Department of the Northwest created of Iowa, Minnesota, Wiscondemning the Senate tariff bill......July 19, 1894 Gen. Coxey, after a short term in the district jail, disbands his army, stating that his plan had failed and that they would have to look out for themselves......July 26, 1894 Ex-Judge Advocate-Gen. Joseph Holt, U. S. A., retired, born January, 1807, dies at Washington, D. C.......Aug. 1, 1894 American Railway Union strike, virtually ended July 14, when the strikers returned to work in large numbers, is formally declared off Aug. 3, 189
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