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s proposition, the votes were — Yeas 114; Nays 108--several Northern Democrats and some Southern Whigs voting with all the Northern Whigs in the minority. The members from the Free States, twenty-eight in all (all Democrats but Proffit, a Tylerized Whig), who voted for this resolve, were as follows: Maine.--Virgil D. Parris, Albert Smith.--New Hampshire.--Charles G. Atherton, Edmund Burke, Ira A. Eastman, Tristram Shaw.--New York.--Nehemiah II. Earle, John Fine, Nathaniel Jones, Gouverneur Kemble, James de la Montanya, John H. Prentiss, Theron R. Strong. Pennsylvania.--John Davis, Joseph Fornance, James Gerry, George McCullough, David Petriken, William S. Ramsay. Ohio.--D. P. Leadbetter, William Medill, Isaac Parrish, George Sweeney, Jonathan Taylor, John B. Weller. Indiana.--John Davis, George H. Proffit.--Illinois.--John Reynolds. In a little more than ten years after this, Congress prohibited the Slave-Trade in the District; and, within twenty-two years, Slavery itself,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
in 1775. The heaviest guns used at this time were 18-pounders. William Denning makes wrought-iron cannon of staves bound together with wrought-iron bands, and boxed and breeched, 1790. Colonel Bomford, of the United States ordnance department, invents a cannon called the columbiad, a long-chambered piece for projecting solid shot and shell with a heavy charge of powder, 1812. West Point foundry established under special patronage of the government, 1817. First contract of Gouverneur Kemble, president, for the West Point Foundry Association, for thirty-two 42-pounders, long guns, July 11, 1820. First gun rifled in America at the South Boston Iron Company's foundry, 1834. Cyrus Alger patents and makes the first malleable iron guns cast and converted in an oven, 1836. Earliest piece of heavy ordnance cast at the South Boston foundry, a 10-in. columbiad, under the supervision of Colonel Bomford; weight, 14,500 lbs.; shot, 130 lbs.; shell, 90 lbs.; charge of powder
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charters, (search)
Charters, Granted to corporate towns to protect their manufactures by Henry I. in 1132; modified by Charles II. in 1683; the ancient charters restored in 1698. Alterations were made by the Municipal Reform act in 1835. Ancient Anglo-Saxon charters are printed in Kemble's Codex Diplomaticus, 1829. For colonial charters in the United States, see different State articles.
. Three trophies from the war; New Berne contraband story. Harper's Mon., vol. 29, p. 60. Ward's Hill, Va. Expedition up the James river, May 15, 1862; naval. Boston Evening Journal, May 20, 1862, p. 4, cols. 4, 5; May 21, p. 4, col. 6. Wardrop, col. David W., 3d Regt. M. V. M. In paper on Theo. Winthrop. Geo. Wm. Curtis. Atlantic, vol. 8, p. 242. War memoirs. Gen. G. A. Custer. Galaxy, vols. 21, pp. 319, 448, 624, 809; 22, pp. 293, 447, 684. Warren, Gen. Gouverneur Kemble, U. S. A. See also Five Forks. — Resolutions of 12th Regt. M. V. I. upon his death and his blamelessness at Five Forks. Bivouac. vol. 1, p. 181. Warren, Maj. Horace M., Adj. 59th Regt. M. V. I. and A. A. G. 9th Army Corps. Short notice of funeral. Army and Navy Jour, vol. 2, p. 43. Washington, D. C. Early's invasion, 1864; from Gen. Early's own work. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 4, p. 423. — Garrisoned by Massachusetts Militia. April, 1861. Boston Evening Journa