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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Congress, Continental (search)
h by the adoption of The American Association, or general non-importation league. An Address to the people of Great Britain, written by John Jay, and a memorial To the inhabitants of the several British-American colonies, from the pen of Richard Henry Lee, were adopted on the 21st. On the 26th—the last day of the session—a Petition to the King and an Address to the inhabitants of the province of Quebec, or Canada, both drawn by John Dickinson, were agreed to. A vote of thanks to the friendsv. 1, 1777. John JayNew YorkDec. 10, 1778. Samuel HuntingtonConnecticutSept. 28, 1779. Thomas McKeanDelawareJuly 10, 1781. John HansonMarylandNov. 5, 1781. Elias BoudinotNew JerseyNov. 4, 1782. Thomas MifflinPennsylvaniaNov. 3, 1783. Richard Henry LeeVirginiaNov. 30, 1784. Nathan GorhamMassachusettsJune 6, 1786. Arthur St. ClairPennsylvaniaFeb. 2, 1787. Cyrus GriffinVirginiaJan. 22, 1788. The colonists had been compelled to take up arms in self-defence. To justify this act, Congre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Conkling, Roscoe 1829-1888 (search)
lumny's ammunition has all been exploded; the powder has all been burned once; its force is spent; and the name of Grant will glitter a bright and imperishable star in the diadem of the republic when those who have tried to tarnish that name have mouldered in forgotten graves, and when their memories and their epitaphs have vanished utterly. Never elated by success, never depressed by adversity, he has ever, in peace as in war, shown the genius of common-sense. The terms he prescribed for Lee's surrender foreshadowed the wisest prophecies and principles of true reconstruction. Victor in the greatest war of modern times, he quickly signalized his aversion to war and his love of peace by an arbitration of internal disputes which stands as the wisest, the most majestic example of its kind in the world's diplomacy. When inflation, at the height of its popularity and frenzy, had swept both Houses of Congress, it was the veto of Grant, which, single and alone, overthrew expansion and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cow Chace, the (search)
wave, And those that eat soupaan.And sons of distant Delaware, And still remoter Shannon, And Major Lee with horses rare, And Proctor with his cannon.All wondrous proud in arms they came— What hero d.At Irvine's nod, 'twas fine to see The left prepared to fight, The while the drovers, Wayne and Lee, Drew off upon the right.Which Irvine 'twas Fame don't relate, Nor can the Muse assist her, Whethd, The loyal heroes stand; Virtue had nerved each honest breast, And Industry each hand.In See Lee's trial. valor's frenzy, Hamilton Rode like a soldier big, And secretary Harrison, With pen stuckhralenberg haranguing, At Yan Van Poop's unconscious sat Of Irvine's hearty banging.While valiant Lee, with courage wild, Most bravely did oppose The tears of women and of child, Who begged he'd leavugees had drove Far from her native tree, Just happen'd to be on the move, When up came Wayne and Lee.She in mad Anthony's fierce eye The hero saw portrayed, And, all in tears, she took him by —the b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cowpens, the (search)
down to Camden to be slaughtered for beef on account of the owners. This region, on account of its grass and fine springs, was peculiarly favorable for the rearing and use of cows, and consequently was called The Cowpens. Subsequently the name of Cowpens was given to a village in Spartanburg county, which became the scene of a spirited battle in the Revolutionary War (1781). From his camp, eastward of the Pedee, Greene sent Morgan, with the Maryland regiment and Washington's dragoons of Lee's corps, across the Broad River, to operate on the British left and rear. Observing this, Cornwallis left his camp at Winnsborough, and pushed northward between the Broad River and the Catawba, for the purpose of interposing his force between Greene and Morgan. Against the latter he had detached Tarleton with about 1,000 light troops. Aware of Tarleton's approach, Morgan retired behind the Pacolet, intending to defend the ford; but Tarleton crossed 6 miles above, when Morgan made a precipi
ship Maine entered the harbor on a friendly visit. Her officers made the customary formal calls on the Spanish authorities, who, in turn, were received with the prescribed honors aboard ship. On Feb. 11, Captain Sigsbee, of the Maine, and Consul-General Lee called officially on General Blanco, who was absent from Havana when the Maine arrived, and on Feb. 12 a visit of courtesy was paid to President Galvez, of the new Cuban cabinet, who soon returned it. All of these courtesies were marked by President McKinley ordered two naval vessels to carry to the island the articles collected in the United States. The government of Spain suggested that merchant vessels would be more desirable for this work, and that it would be pleased if Consul-General Lee were recalled; but neither of these intimations were heeded by the President. On March 8, a bill appropriating $50,000,000 for national defence was passed in the House, and on March 9 in the Senate, neither house raising a dissenting vote.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custer, George Armstrong 1839- (search)
elf on many occasions. He never lost a gun nor a color. In June, 1863, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and was brevetted major-general in 1864. He was particularly distinguished in the battles immediately preceding the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court-house. He was exceptionally fortunate in his military career during the Civil War, and was made lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Cavalry in 1866, receiving the brevet of major-general, U. S. A, for services ending in Lee's surrenxceptionally fortunate in his military career during the Civil War, and was made lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Cavalry in 1866, receiving the brevet of major-general, U. S. A, for services ending in Lee's surrender. He afterwards commanded expeditions against the Indians in the West, and on June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer. he and his entire command were killed by hostile Sioux Indians on the Little Big Horn River, Montana. In 1879 a statue of General Custer was erected at West Point.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Deane, Silas, 1737-1789 (search)
issioners to Europe. Dr. Franklin had deserved confidence in his ability and honesty. The jealous, querulous Arthur Lee (q. v.), who became associated with him and Franklin, soon made trouble. He wrote letters to his brother in Congress (Richard Henry Lee), in which he made many insinuations against the probity of both his colleagues. Ralph Izard, commissioner to the Tuscan Court, offended because he was not consulted about the treaty with France, had written home similar letters; and Willint which he received at their hands, he engaged in a controversy with influential members. Out of this affair sprang two violent parties, Robert Morris and other members of Congress who were commercial experts taking the side of Deane, and Richard Henry Lee, then chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, being against him. Deane published in the Philadelphia Gazette an Address to the people of the United States, in which he referred to the brothers Lee with much severity, and claimed fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence. (search)
Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island, Etc. Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut. Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New York. William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. Georgia. Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Pennsylvania. Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamiin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, William Paca, George Ross. Delaware. Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Maryland. Samuel Chase, James Wilson, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Virginia. George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. South Carolina. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence in the light of modern criticism, the. (search)
Perhaps, however, the most frequent form of disparagement to which Jefferson's great state paper has been subjected among us is that which would minimize his merit in composing it, by denying to it the merit of originality. For example, Richard Henry Lee sneered at it as a thing copied from Locke's Treatise on government. The author of a life of Jefferson, published in the year of Jefferson's retirement from the Presidency, suggests that the credit of having composed the Declaration of Ins some of us still think, they will go marching on to the world's end. There were then in Congress several other men who could have written the Declaration of Independence, and written it well—notably Franklin, either of the two Adamses, Richard Henry Lee, William Livingston, and, best of all, but for his own opposition to the measure, John Dickinson; but had any one of these other men written the Declaration of Independence, while it would have contained, doubtless, nearly the same topics
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, 1834- (search)
Congress of the Confederation had commissioned its ambassadors abroad, and in ineffectual efforts at government had created the necessity for the concentration of federal authority, now to be consummated. The first Congress of the United States gathered in this ancient temple of liberty, greeted Washington, and accompanied him to the balcony. The famous men visible about him were Chancellor Livingston, Vice-President John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Governor Clinton, Roger Sherman, Richard Henry Lee, General Knox, and Baron Steuben. But we believe that among the invisible host above him, at this supreme moment of the culmination in permanent triumph of the thousands of years of struggle for self-government, were the spirits of the soldiers of the Revolution who had died that their country might enjoy this blessed day, and with them were the barons of Runnymede, and William the Silent, and Sidney, and Russell, and Cromwell, and Hampden, and the heroes and martyrs of liberty of eve
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