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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 148 0 Browse Search
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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899 40 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. 38 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 34 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 28 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 24 0 Browse Search
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speech at a public meeting in Springfield, May 29, 1847. In the following December he took his seat in Congress. He was the only Whig from Illinois. His colleagues in the Illinois delegation were John A. McClernand, 0. B. Ficklin, William A. Richardson, Thomas J. Turner, Robert Smith, and John Wentworth. In the Senate Douglas had made his appearance for the first time. The Little Giant is always in sight! Robert C. Winthrop, of Massachusetts, was chosen Speaker. John Quincy Adams, Horace Mann, Caleb Smith, Alexander H. Stephens, Robert Toombs, Howell Cobb, and Andrew Johnson were important members of the House. With many of these the newly elected member from Illinois was destined to sustain another and far different relation. On the 5th of December, the day before the House organized, Lincoln wrote me a letter about our fee in a law-suit and reported the result of the Whig caucus the night before. On the 13th he wrote again: Dear William:--Your letter, advising me of t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall of fame, (search)
tober, 1900, a jury of 100 persons was appointed to invite and pass upon nominations for the first fifty names. The number of names submitted reached 252, of which twenty-nine received fifty-one (the minimum) or more votes. These were, therefore, declared eligible The following are the names, with the number of votes, which were accepted. The remaining twenty-one are to be selected in 1902: George Washington, 97; Abraham Lincoln, 96; Daniel Webster, 96; Benjamin Franklin, 94; Ulysses S. Grant, 92; John Marshall, 91; Thomas Jefferson, 90; Ralph Waldo Emerson, 87; Henry W. Longfellow, 85; Robert Fulton, 85; Washington Irving, 83; Jonathan Edwards, 81; Samuel F. B. Morse, 80; David G. Farragut, 79; Henry Clay, 74; Nathaniel Hawthorne, 73; George Peabody, 72; Robert E. Lee, 69; Peter Cooper, 69; Eli Whit ney, 67; John J. Audubon, 67; Horace Mann, 66; Henry Ward Beecher, 66; James Kent, 65; Joseph Story, 64; John Adams, 61; William E. Channing, 58; Gilbert Stuart, 52; Asa Gray, 51.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mann, Horace 1796-1859 (search)
Mann, Horace 1796-1859 Educator; born in Franklin, Mass., May 4. 1796; graduated at Brown University in 1819; studied law in Litchfield, Conn., and began practice in Dedham in 1823; was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1823-33, and of the Senate in 1833-37. He was always distinguished for his effortsongress, and, like him, advocated measures for the extinction of slavery in the republic. From 1852 until his death he was president of Antioch College, Ohio. Dr. Mann's annual reports Horace Mann. on education deservedly rank high, and some of them were highly extolled in Europe. He died in Yellow Springs, O., Aug. 2, 1859.Congress, and, like him, advocated measures for the extinction of slavery in the republic. From 1852 until his death he was president of Antioch College, Ohio. Dr. Mann's annual reports Horace Mann. on education deservedly rank high, and some of them were highly extolled in Europe. He died in Yellow Springs, O., Aug. 2, 1859.
d about his feet by political intrigue, personal animosity, and possibly by popular delusion. This is the path that all heroes have trod before him. He was traduced and maligned for his supposed motives. He well knew, that, as in the Roman triumphal processions, so in public service, obloquy is an essential ingredient in the composition of all true glory.--Edmund Burke. Early in 1848, a small company of reformers, among whom were Henry Wilson, Stephen C. Phillips, John A. Andrew, and Horace Mann, used to assemble frequently in the rooms of Mr. Sumner in Court Street to discuss the encroachments of the slaveocracy, and the duties and delinquencies of the Whig party. Here indeed was taken the first real political anti-slavery stand; and here, in view of the subserviency of prominent Whigs to Southern rule, was inaugurated the intrepid Free-soil party, whose leading policy was free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, and opposition to the extension of slavery and of the slaveh
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Elizur Wright (search)
o somewhat under obligation. Every widow and orphan in the United States who receives the benefit of a life-insurance policy owes a blessing to Elizur Wright, who was the first to establish life insurance in America on-a strong foundation, and whose reports on that subject, made during his long term as Insurance Commissioner for Massachusetts, have formed a sort of constitution by which the policy of all lifeinsurance companies is still guided. His name deserves a place beside those of Horace Mann and William Lloyd Garrison. Apart from this, his biography is one of the most interesting, one of the most picturesque, when compared with those of the many brilliant men of his time. His grandfather was a sea captain, and his father, who was also named Elizur, was a farmer in Canaan, Connecticut. His mother's name was Clarissa Richards, and he was born on the twelfth of February, 1804. In the spring of 1810 the family moved to Talmage, Ohio, making the journey in a two-horse carria
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 58: beginning of Howard University (search)
turned across the street, arm in arm, he said to me: General, you have converted me! This fine seminary was tantamount to a normal school. It was preparing many excellent teachers for their subsequent work. Miss M. R. Mann, a niece of the Hon. Horace Mann, through the aid of Massachusetts friends, had a handsome school building constructed in Washington, D. C., and it had the best possible appliances furnished-all for her own use. She charged tuition, except for those whose purpose was avows of different ages were admitted, so that teachers, still in embryo, might learn by experiment. It became before long the model school of the District of Columbia. The neatness and order, the elegant rooms for reciting, and the high grade of Miss Mann's classes in recitations always attracted and surprised visitors. From this school, also, several teachers graduated and proved themselves able and worthy in their subsequent successful career. There were various other schools, as we know,
-558, 660, 562, 566, 573-575, 580, 581, 586, 590-594, 596, 602, 605-610, 612, 613; II, 4-9, 15, 16, 575. McQueen, John, II, 123, 124, 133. McQuesten, J. F., I, 135. McSweeney, Paul, II, 81. MacBeth, II, 141. MacDonald, Godfrey H., II, 565. Mack, Oscar A., I, 80. Madawska War, I, 12. Magruder, J. B., I, 141, 205, 206. Mahan, Dennis, I, 385. Mallory, Charles, II, 168. Malvern Hill, Battle of, I, 166. Maney, George, I, 612, 616. Manigault, E. II, 12. Mann, Horace, II, 393. Mann, M. R., Miss., II, 393. Mansfield, Joseph K. F., I, 131, 132, 135, 137, 272, 277, 289, 290, 294, 295, 302. Marcy, R. B., I, 96, 170, 177. Marshall, Joe, I, 19. Marshall, John E., I, 341. Martin, Sella, II, 317. Martin, James S., II, 10. Mason, E. C., I, 218, 219; II, 565. Meade, George G., 1, 282, 283, 290, 292, 333-337, 349, 353-355, 359-363, 367, 377, 381, 387, 389, 394-399, 401, 403, 404, 413, 418, 422-426, 432, 433, 436, 439, 440, 444, 445,448
William Alexander Linn, Horace Greeley Founder and Editor of The New York Tribune, Chapter 5: sources of the Tribune's influence — Greeley's personality (search)
ceums, or young men's associations in country villages. The great place for lectures in New York city was the Tabernacle, which seated 3,000 persons. Greeley's audiences there numbered on an average 1,200 in the early fifties. In a course of lectures delivered in Chicago in 1853, when its population was about 30,000, Greeley stood second as a drawing card, being only preceded by Bayard Taylor in a list which included John G. Saxe, R. W. Emerson, Theodore Parker, George William Curtis, Horace Mann, and E. P. Whipple. In 1848 Greeley was elected to Congress, for the only time in his career, accepting a nomination in the upper district of New York city, to fill a vacancy caused by the unseating of a Democrat on charges of fraud at the polls, without the seating of his Whig opponent. As the term would last only from December to March, and the original candidate declined the nomination for the short term when the nomination for the full term was denied him, Greeley got the place.
find Mrs. Stowe charged, a few days before the date of publication of her book, with one copy U. T. C. cloth $.56, and this was the first copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin ever sold in book form. Five days earlier we find her charged with one copy of Horace Mann's speeches. In writing of this critical period of her life Mrs. Stowe says:-- After sending the last proof-sheet to the office I sat alone reading Horace Mann's eloquent plea for these young men and women, then about to be consigned to theHorace Mann's eloquent plea for these young men and women, then about to be consigned to the slave warehouse of Bruin & Hill in Alexandria, Va., -a plea impassioned, eloquent, but vain, as all other pleas on that side had ever proved in all courts hitherto. It seemed that there was no hope, that nobody would hear, nobody would read, nobody pity; that this frightful system, that .had already pursued its victims into the free States, might at last even threaten them in Canada. Introduction to Illustrated Edition of Uncle Tom, p. XIII. (Houghton, Osgood & Co., 1879.) Filled with t
o accept a seat which was offered me in the agreeable vicinity of the lady mayoress, so that I might see what would be interesting to me of the ceremonial. A very dignified gentleman, dressed in black velvet, with a fine head, made his way through the throng, and sat down by me, introducing himself as Lord Chief Baron Pollock. He told me he had just been reading the legal part of the Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, and remarked especially on the opinion of Judge Ruffin, in the case of State v. Mann, as having made a deep impression on his mind. Dinner was announced between nine and ten o'clock, and we were conducted into a splendid hall, where the tables were laid. Directly opposite me was Mr. Dickens, whom I now beheld for the first time, and was surprised to see looking so young. Mr. Justice Talfourd, known as the author of Ion, was also there with his lady. She had a beautiful, antique cast of head. The lord mayor was simply dressed in black, without any other adornment than
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