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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
the President of the United States and Diplomatic Correspondence for 1862.--Message of the President of the United States and accompanying documents December, 1863.--View of slavery by Bishop Hopkins. --My diary, North and South, by William Howard Russell.--McClellan, who he is and what he has done. --Message of Governor F. H. Pierpoint, December 7th, 1863.--The Tribune Almanac for 1862, 1863 and 1865.--General McClellan's Official Report.--Old Franklin Almanac for 1864.--Speeches of Honorable Henry May, of Maryland, in Federal Congress.--Three Months in the Southern States, from April to June, 1863, by Colonel Fremantle, of the British Army.--Lot of newspaper clippings from papers of 1864 and 1865.--Lot of newspapers published during the war.--Seventeen Scrap Books, containing newspaper clippings extending over the whole period of the war, carefully arranged in chronological order and indexed. It will be seen at a glance that the above contributions are very valuable. And are
himself adorned by every social virtue. A provost-marshal was sent to Frederick, where the Legislature was in session. A cordon of pickets were drawn around the town, out of which no one could go without a permission from General Banks or his staff. Twelve or thirteen members and some officers of the Legislature were arrested. The quorum was destroyed. S. T. Willis, whose report in defence of the constitutional rights of his fellow-citizens was considered cause for imprisonment, and Henry May, a member of Congress, were arrested. Governor Hicks found himself convinced by these strenuous measures, and came out in sympathy with the successful party. Mr. Davis said: Last in order, but first in cordiality, were the tender ministrations of Maryland's noble daughters to the sick and wounded prisoners who were carried through the streets of Baltimore, and it is with shame we remember that brutal guards, on several occasions, inflicted wounds upon gentlewomen who approached the
e Committee to whom was referred the resolution to inquire whether or not the Hon. Henry May, of Maryland, was in criminal intercourse with those in armed rebellion against the Government, submitted a report that there was no evidence of Mr. May's guilt in that particular, the resolution having been based on mere newspaper statemd General Scott from all suspicion of a correspondence with the rebels through Mr. May's agency. Upon the adoption of this report, Mr. May addressed the House upon Mr. May addressed the House upon the subject of the inquiry, warmly denouncing it as an unparalleled outrage upon his constituents, whose rights as freemen, he said, had been previously stricken dowylvania, who interposed a point of order, which, being sustained by the House, Mr. May declined to avail himself of the permission to proceed in order, announcing hiolice Commissioners of Baltimore. Ex-Governor Thomas, of Maryland, replied to Mr. May in a vigorous speech, in which he maintained that the recent election demonstr
s step has since been abundantly demonstrated; but it wounded, at the time, the sensibilities of many friends, who would have much preferred to form an escort of one hundred thousand armed men to see him safely through Baltimore, than to have him pass through it clandestinely and like a hunted fugitive. The 4th of March, 1861, though its early morning had been cloudy and chilly, was a remarkably bright and genial day at Washington. To the children of harsh New England, it seemed more like May than March. Expectations and threats of convulsion had rather increased than lessened the throng, wherein all sections of the unseceded States were liberally represented, though the Federal District and the adjacent counties of Maryland and Virginia doubtless supplied by far the larger share of it. Menaces that the President elect would never be permitted to take the oath of office — that he would be assassinated in the act, if no other mode of preventing it should promise success — had been
ncoln's first Message various propositions Henry May's visit to Richmond conservative Republican(south-western) by barely 162 majority. But Henry May, elected as a Democrat over Winter Davis in e Judiciary be directed to inquire whether Hon. Henry May, a Representative in Congress from the fousses on oath or affirmation; and that said Hon. Henry May be notified of the passage of this resolut, before action thereon by the Committee. Mr. May, being ill, was not then in his seat; but, thd been presented to them tending to inculpate Mr. May, he took the floor, and made what he termed a my going there on my own responsibility. Mr. May carefully avoided all disclosure of the purpo, of Maryland, replied ably and thoroughly to Mr. May's assaults on the Administration and its poliHarding, Holman, Horton, Jackson, Johnson, Law, May, McClernand, McPherson, Mallory, Menzies, Morriwne, Calvert, Cox, Crisfield, Jackson, Johnson, May, Noble, Pendleton, James S. Rollins, Sheil, Smi
m leaving it without a written permission from a member of General Banks's staff; police detectives from Baltimore then went into the town and arrested some twelve or thirteen members and several officers of the legislature, which, thereby left without a quorum, was prevented from organizing, and it performed the only act which it was competent to do, i.e., adjourned. S. Teacle Wallis, the author of the report in defense of the constitutional rights of citizens, was among those arrested. Henry May, a member of Congress, who had introduced a resolution which he hoped would be promotive of peace, was another of those arrested and thrown into prison. Senator Kennedy, of the same state, presented a report of the legislature to the United States Senate, reciting the outrage inflicted upon Maryland in the persons of her municipal officers and citizens, and, after some opposition, merely obtained an order to have it printed. Governor Hicks, whose promises had been so cheering in the begi
402. George. Opposition to U. S. Constitution, 94. Opposition to armed force against states, 150. Massachusetts. Slavery question, 1. Delegates to Hartford convention, 63-64. Resolution on annexation of Texas, 64. Instructions to delegates to Constitutional convention, 79. Ratification of Constitution, 92-93, 118; amendments proposed, 93, 124. Use of term sovereign in Constitution, 122. Resolutions on annexation of Texas, 162. Property ceded to Federal government, 179. May, Henry, 292. Memminger, C. G. Selected Secretary of Treasury (Confederacy), 209. Merrimac (frigate), 285. Michigan. Admission, 1836. Attitude toward Peace Congress, 214-15. Miles, W. Porcher. Extract from letter concerning Davis, 206. Minnesota, 214. Mississippi, 15, 32, 33, 38-40. Governor's conference, 50, 51. Ordinance of secession, 189. Davis' remarks on resigning from Senate, 189-192. Provision for state army, 195. Jefferson Davis appointed commander, 195.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bermudas, first English in the. (search)
Bermudas, first English in the. Henry May, an English mariner, returning from a voyage to the West Indies in a French ship, was wrecked (Dec. 17, 1593) on one of the islands. He and his companions in distress remained there five months, when they rigged a small vessel of 18 tons from the material of the ship, put in thirteen live turtles for provisions, sailed to Newfoundland, and thence returned to England. These islands were named in honor of Juan Bermudez, a Spaniard, who was wrecked there in 1522. May was the first Englishman who set foot upon them. See Somers's Islands.
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: Marylanders in the campaigns of 1861. (search)
thus silence the other. On September 12, 1861, Major-General Dix, commanding in Baltimore, ordered the arrest of the members of the legislature from Baltimore City and the mayor and other obnoxious persons who annoyed him with talk, to-wit: George William Brown, Coleman Yellott, Senator Stephen P. Dennis, Charles H. Pitts, Andrew A. Lynch, Lawrence Langston, H M. Morfit, Ross Winans, J. Hanson Thomas, W. G. Harrison, John C. Brune, Robert M. Denison, Leonard D. Quinlan, Thomas W. Renshaw, Henry May, member of Congress from the Fourth congressional district, Frank Key Howard, editor of the Baltimore Exchange, and Thomas W. Hall, editor of the South. The arrests were made with great secrecy, and it was intended to send them to the Dry Tortugas, but there being no steamer fit for the voyage in Hampton Roads, they were dispatched to Fort Warren in Boston harbor. Liberty of the press as well as free speech had gone after the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. On the 11th of Sep
The New York Sun cannot credit Lord John Russell's "stupid admission" concerning letters of marque. W. H. Heiss, long connected with the Southern line of telegraph as superintendent, has resigned. J. Ross Snowden has been appointed Prothonotary of the Supreme Court in Philadelphia, vice Robert Tyler, resigned. The New York Express "don't like to have that British fleet on our sea-coast at this time, at all!" The foreign vessels, Volant and Tyrus, in Hampton Roads, consigned to Norfolk, have sailed for New York. The ship North Carolina, from Havre for Norfolk, is detained off Fortress Monroe. They are making percussion caps in Macon, Georgia. J. M. Allen, an enterprising merchant of Columbia, S. C., died on the 14th inst. It is stated that the Great Eastern will certainly sail for Liverpool on the 25th inst. Gen. Scott's family are in Elizabethtown, N. J. Hon. Henry May has consented to become a candidate for Congress in Maryland.
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