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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hatcher's Run, battle of. (search)
onfederates at Petersburg, beyond Hatcher's Run, to strike the South-side Railway. The entire National army in front of Petersburg had received marching orders to meet whatever might be developed by the movement. This flanking movement was led by Warren's and Humphrey's corps, and Gregg's cavalry. The cavalry moved down the Jerusalem Plank-road to Reams' Station. The divisions of Ayres, Griffin, and Crawford, of Warren's corps, moved along another road, while portions of Humphrey's corps (Mott's and Smyth's divisions) moved along still another road, with instructions to fall upon the right of the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, while Warren should move around to the flank and strike the rear of their adversaries. The cavalry had pushed on from Reams's Station to Dinwiddie Courthouse, encountering Wade Hampton's cavalry, dismounted and intrenched. A division of Humphrey's corps carried the Confederate works on Hatcher's Run, making the passage of it safe for the Nationals. Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mott, Lucretia 1793-1880 (search)
Mott, Lucretia 1793-1880 Reformer; born in Nantucket, Mass., Jan. 3, 1793. In 1818 she became a preacher among the Friends, a most earnest advocate of temperance, pleaded for the freedom of the slaves, and was one of the active founders of the American Anti-slavery Society in Philadelphia in 1833. She died in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 11, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
mination......July 29, 1880 International sheep-and-wool show held at Philadelphia, Pa.......September, 1880 Return of the Schwatka Arctic exploration expedition to New York......Sept. 23, 1880 Arctic steamer Gulnare returns to Washington......Oct. 10, 1880 Publication of forged letters on the Chinese question (Morey letters) attributed to General Garfield, addressed to a mythical person, H. L. Morey, of Lynn,......Oct. 20, 1880 Presidential election......Nov. 2, 1880 Lucretia Mott, born 1793, dies in Montgomery county, Pa......Nov. 11, 1880 Electoral votes of States, except Georgia, cast......Dec. 6, 1880 Third session meets......Dec. 6, 1880 President Hayes's fourth annual message presented......Dec. 6, 1880 Electoral vote of Georgia, 11 for Hancock and English, cast......Dec. 8, 1880 R. W. Thompson, Secretary of Navy, resigns......Dec. 15, 1880 Nearly one mile of Broadway, New York, is lighted by electricity, Brush system......Dec. 20, 1880
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
sat my first schoolteacher, Joshua Coffin, the learned and worthy antiquarian and historian of Newbury. A few spectators, mostly of the Hicksite division of Friends, were present, in broad brims and plain bonnets, among them Esther Moore and Lucretia Mott. Committees were chosen to draft a constitution for a national anti-slavery society, nominate a list of officers, and prepare a declaration of principles to be signed by the members. Dr. A. L. Cox, of New York, while these committees wered graceful woman, in the prime of life, with a face beneath her plain cap as finely intellectual as that of Madame Roland, offered some wise and valuable suggestions, in a clear, sweet voice, the charm of which I have never forgotten. It was Lucretia Mott, of Philadelphia. The president courteously thanked her, and encouraged her to take a part in the discussion. On the morning of the last day of our session the declaration, with its few verbal amendments, carefully engrossed on parchment, w
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquering pen. (search)
swold has been denounced in hundreds of democratic papers, while not one of them has printed a reproachful word against the distinguished lawyer from Maryland. Neither is to blame, or both are; and if to blame, let a fourfold punishment be meted out to Mr. Chilton. Letter to his wife — extracts. Before Mrs. Brown started from Philadelphia for Charlestown, she received a letter from her husband, dated November 25, in which, after referring to the fact that she was then staying with Lucretia Mott, he says: I remember the faithful old lady well, but presume she has no recollection of me. I once set myself to oppose a mob at Boston, where she was. After I interfered, the police immediately took up the matter, and soon put a stop to mob proceedings. The meeting was, I think, in Marlboroa Street Church, or Hotel, perhaps. I am glad to have you make the acquaintance of such old Pioneers in the cause. I have just received from Mr. John Jay, of New York, a draft for $50 (fifty d
ridiculousness of the situation and broke into hearty peals of laughter. That, of course, ended the controversy, not a little to the relief of the writer. If the influence of a great majority of the women of that day was thrown on the side of slavery, as was undoubtedly the case, the minority largely made up for the disparity of numbers by the spunk and aggressiveness of their demonstrations. A good many of the most indomitable and effective Abolition lecturers were women-such as Mrs. Lucretia Mott, the Grimke sisters, Abby Kelly, and others whose names are here omitted, although they richly deserve to be mentioned. Of all that sisterhood, the most pugnacious undoubtedly was Abby Kelly, a little New England woman, with, as the name would indicate, an Irish crossing of the blood. I heard her once, and it seemed to me that I never listened to a tongue that was so sharp and merciless. Her eyes were small and it appeared to me that they contracted, when she was speaking, until th
ed will be forever. One of the most remarkable early workers in the Abolition cause was Mrs. Lucretia Mott, a little Quaker woman of Pennsylvania. The writer saw her for the last time shortly befosition, the face of the handsome old lady would have been a splendid subject for an artist. Mrs. Mott gave much of her time and all the means she could control to the cause of the slave. She was a number of taverns she was denied entertainment. Like other pioneers in the same movement, Mrs. Mott was the victim of numerous mobbings. One incident shows her courage and resourcefulness. Anwas broken up by rowdies, and some of the ladies present were greatly frightened. Seeing this Mrs. Mott asked the gentleman who was escorting her, to leave her and assist some of the others who werepectfully conducting her through the tumult to a place of safety. But before Mrs. Stowe and Mrs. Mott had taken up the work for the bondman, two other remarkable women had become interested in his
Lincoln, 169-171; Germans, attacks on, 181-182; loyalty of, 182-183. Missouri Democrat, The, 157-158; and Louis Snyder, 158-159; opposition to Lincoln, 180; support of Johnson, 180. Monroe, James, 205. Moody, Loring, 205. Morris, Senator, 205. Mott, Mrs. Lucretia, 38, 102-103. Mott, James, 203. N National Anti-Slavery Advocate, 204. National Era, The, 0000, 207-208. Negroes, prejudice against, in North, 35; in Ohio, 36; stronger in North than in South, 36; suffrage, 80; failure as frMott, James, 203. N National Anti-Slavery Advocate, 204. National Era, The, 0000, 207-208. Negroes, prejudice against, in North, 35; in Ohio, 36; stronger in North than in South, 36; suffrage, 80; failure as freemen, 80-81. Newcomb, Stillman E., 201. Nicolay, J. C., 136. Nigger Hill, 26, 73. Nigger-pens, 31. Noyes, 179. O Oberlin College, 207. O'Connell, Daniel, 131. Ohio, pro-slavery, 21; Abolitionists of, 21. Opdyke, 179. Ordinance of ‘87, 5. Otis, James F., 202. Parker, Theodore, 204. P Parkhurst, Jonathan, 203. Pennsylvania Hall, firing of, 30. Peonage, 80. Phelps, Amos, 202, 204. Philippine Islands, 82-87; slavery in, 82; massacres in, 83; abuses in, 82-84; spoliation of, 85.
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 9: agitation and repression. (search)
means destitute of men of wealth and business prominence. Such were the Winslows, Isaac and Nathan, of Maine, Arnold Buffum, of Massachusetts, and John Rankin and Lewis Tappan, of New York. Scholarship, talents, and eloquence abounded among the delegates. Here there was no lack, no poverty, but extraordinary sufficiency, almost to redundancy. The presence of the gentler sex was not wanting to lend grace and picturesqueness to the occasion. The beautiful and benignant countenance of Lucretia Mott shed over the proceedings the soft radiance of a pure and regnant womanhood; while the handful of colored delegates with the elegant figure of Robert Purvis at their head, added pathos and picturesqueness to the personnel of the convention. Neither was the element of danger wanting to complete the historic scene. Its presence was grimly manifest in the official intimation that evening meetings of the convention could not be protected, by the demonstrations of popular ill — will which t
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 13: the barometer continues to fall. (search)
-and she acquitted herself nobly. She spoke about ten minutes, and was succeeded by A. E. G. Weld, who occupied nearly an hour. As the tumult from without increased, and the brick-bats fell thick and fast (no one, however, being injured) her eloquence kindled, her eye flashed, and her cheeks glowed, as she devoutly thanked the Lord that the stupid repose of that city had at length been disturbed by the force of truth. When she sat down, Esther Moore (a Friend) made a few remarks, then Lucretia Mott, and finally Abby Kelley, a noble young woman from Lynn. The meeting broke up about 10 o'clock, and we all got safely home. The next day the street was thronged with profane ruffians and curious spectators — the women, however, holding their meetings in the hall all day, till towards evening. It was given out by the mob that the hall would be burnt to the ground that night. We were to have a meeting in the evening, but it was impossible to execute our purpose. The mayor induced t
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