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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morris, Lewis 1671-1746 (search)
Morris, Lewis 1671-1746 Statesman; born in New York City, in 1671; son of Richard Morris, an officer in Cromwell's army, who, after settling in New York, purchased (1650) the tract on which Morrisania was subsequently built. Lewis was judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and a member of the council; for several years was chief-justice of New York and New Jersey, and governor of New Jersey from 1738 to 1746. He died in Kingsbury, N. J., May 21, 1746. His son, Robert Hunter (born about 1700; died Jan. 27, 1764), was chief-justice of New Jersey for twenty years, and for twenty-six years one of the council. A signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Morrisania, N. Y., in 1726; graduated at Yale College in 1746, and was in Congress in 1775, serving on some of the most important committees. To him was assigned the delicate task of detaching the Western Indians from the British interest, and early in 1776 he resumed his seat in Congress. His fine estate near
empt on the part of the Federal Government to coerce the same into re-union or submission, and that we will assist the same by all the means in our power. Mr. Morris, of Carolina, offered the following: 1. resolved. that the Union of the South is the safety of the South. 2. resolved. that in our opinion each of e, C. Hall, L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, M. Johnson, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Lawson, Leake, C. K. Mallory, J. B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Preston, Price, Randolph, Richardson, R. E. Scott, Seawell, Sheffey, Southall, Speed, Strange, Thornton. Tredway, R. H. Turner, F. B. Tu. Cox, Fisher, Graham, Gregory, John Goode, Jr. , Thos. F. Goode, Cyrus Hall, L. S. Hall, Harvie, Holcombe, Hunton, Isbell, Kent, Kilby, Kindred, Leake, Montague, Morris, Morton, Neblett, Parks, Randolph, Richardson, Seawell, Strange, Thornton, R. H. Turner, F. B. Turner, Whitfield, Williams, Wise, and Wysor--40. so the reso
Stealing Poultry. --A lad calling himself Richard Morris, and who goes by the alias of Johnson, was carried before the Recorder yesterday, for being an active participant in the felonious abduction of one turkey and five chickens belonging to Robert S. Johnson.--The evidence supported the charge, and the prisoner was sent on in default of $150 ball to take his trial before the Hustings Court on the 13th of next May.
rday, the Stay Law having cut off all of a civil kind for the present. The case of John T. Ferneyhough, charged with stabbing Hugh Kelley and George McCarrall, on the 25th day of December, 1859, was continued till the next term, the defendant having forfeited the recognizance by not appearing when solemnly called. The Grand Jury met at 11 o'clock, and found true bills against Caroline Cates, Caroline Carr, Elizabeth Beatty, Eliza Ann Johnson, David H. Hughes, John Delworth, and Richard Morris, alias Johnson, for misdemeanors. The Grand Jury then adjourned till this morning at 12 o'clock, when witnesses will be prompt in attendance. A German, by the name of Julius Saeft was examined for stabbing Philip Lange and August Wittsorf, and discharged, it being proven to the satisfaction of the Court that the prisoner acted in self-defence. A fine of ten dollars and the costs of prosecution was imposed on Mrs. Eliza Van-Lew, for permitting her slave to go at large. Pat
Scherborn and James Kirk. [A large number of Ordinary keepers have not renewed their licenses, and the Court sits to-day for the purpose of renewing them.] The case of Elijah, slave of Stephen Hunter, for burglary, in breaking open Jas. H. Beagleston's store-house, and stealing $300 worth of groceries, was continued until the next term. E. Beathy was tried for misdemeanor. The jury failed to agree and were discharged. The defendant was then let off on payment of costs. Richard Morris, alias Richard Johnson, was tried for stealing a lot of chickens, of the value of $3. of Ro. E. Johnson, of King William county. He plead guilty, and was sentenced to one day's imprisonment. He had been in jail four months. The Grand Jury found a true bill against David W. Hughes for permitting an unlawful assembly of slaves and illegal gaming in his house, and against Fleming Morgan and Jas. Howard, for an affray in a public street. The Grand Jury were then discharged for the te
From Norfolk. Various Departures — camp cookery — soup — personal Items — drowned sailor — a patriotic young man — shooting at long Range — Charitable fund. [Special correspondence of the Dispatch.] Norfolk. Oct. 16, 1861. The flag of truce steamer Kahukee took down yesterday some forty Federal aliens.--She had also on board three English gentlemen who wished to leave the country. Among the aliens were a number of women--one of them being a Mrs. Morris, who had formerly been arrested at Manassas as a spy. Dr. Ferguson, a wounded prisoner taken at Bull Run was also allowed to leave. Capt. Milligan, the signal officer, publishes a notice that whenever a flag of truce steamer leaves for Old Point, it will be indicated by a white flag at headquarters. One was a float to the breeze some time yesterday. The question of a serviceable change in the rations and fare of the soldiers is beginning to be mooted. Whatever is most wholesome with only the
Stealing market supplies. --A youth named Richard Morris was before the Mayor yesterday, charged with stealing a quantity of butter and eggs from Richard Osborne, a free negro. The theft was proved by the testimony of Watchman Benjamin Franklin, and the accused was remanded for trial.
Bold robbery. --On Saturday last, about 12 o'clock, the cash drawer in the drug store of Peyton Johnston & Brother was robbed of a number of papers and some $12 dollars in money, while the young men present were busily engaged in compounding prescriptions. Later in the day, a negro man brought an one of the stolen papers which he said he found in an alley leading from Shockoe Slip to the Gallego Milla. Mr. Joseph W. Johnston immediately went to the place designated, and found nearly all of the papers scattered about, with an old cash book, which the rogues had thrown into a warehouse window near by after removing the money. Richard Morris was arrested last evening on suspicion of having perpetrated the robbery.
Wickes for using profane language in a public street, was committed in default of $150 security to keep the peace. Reuben, a slave, employed by the Virginia Central Railroad Company, charged with stealing fifteen pounds of pork from Frederick Braner, was ordered two lashes for each pound. Ben, slave of Turpin & Yarborough, charged with stealing wood from the Government and making a desperate resistance when Peter, Kegan attempted to arrest him, was ordered nine and thirty. Richard Morris, charged with stealing a pocket-book containing $10 from Peyton, Johnston & Bro. Owing to the absence of an important witness, this case was continued to Wednesday. Frederick, slave of John Snead, charged with stealing from R. C. Sutton, Jr., a memorandum book containing $160. Mr. Sutton deposed that on Saturday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, he took out his book to make change for a customer, and afterwards laid it on the desk, while he went to wait upon others in the store. The negr
Mayor's Court. --The cases disposed of yesterday presented but few points of interest. Incelins McKinney, charged with making an assault upon Wm. Stagg, was required to give security to keep the peace. A charge against Wm. Stagg, for making an assault upon A. McKinney, was dismissed. The case of Richard Morris, charged with stealing a pocked book and $10 in money from P. Johnston & Bro., was continued until to-day, in consequence of the absence of a witness. A fine of $5 was imposed upon Richard Gregory, for retailing ardent spirits without a license. Two or three negroes were sent down for punishment; about the same number, of drunks were disposed of in the usual way, and thus closed the important proceedings of the august tribunal.
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