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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 40 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 17 1 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 16 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 0 Browse Search
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ectional jealousy, and gave rise to the first threats or warnings (which proceeded from New England) of a dissolution of the Union. Yet, although negro slavery existed in Louisiana, no pretext was made of that as an objection to the acquisition. The ground of opposition is frankly stated in a letter of that period from one Massachusetts statesman to another—that the influence of our part of the Union must be diminished by the acquisition of more weight at the other extremity. Cabot to Pickering, who was then Senator from Massachusetts. (See Life and Letters of George Cabot, by H. C. Lodge, p. 334.) Some years afterward (in 1819-20) occurred the memorable contest with regard to the admission into the Union of Missouri, the second state carved out of the Louisiana Territory. The controversy arose out of a proposition to attach to the admission of the new state a proviso prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude therein. The vehement discussion that ensued was continued in
drawal from the Union Northern precedents New England secessionists Cabot, Pickering, Quincy, etc. on the acquisition of Louisiana the Hartford convention the vocates that it could be regarded as treasonable or revolutionary. Colonel Timothy Pickering, who had been an officer of the war of the Revolution, afterward succk population will mark the boundary. See Life of Cabot, p. 491; letter of Pickering to Higginson. In another letter, written a few weeks afterward (January 2ont and New Jersey would follow of course, and Rhode Island of necessity. Pickering to Cabot, Life of Cabot, pp. 338-340. Substituting South Carolina for Mas‘61 only a reproduction of those thus outlined nearly sixty years earlier. Pickering seems to have had a correct and intelligent perception of the altogether pacih obvious dangers and evils! It is to be remembered that these men—Cabot, Pickering, Quincy, and others—whose opinions and expressions have been cited, were not <
t was not of slavery, but of the acquisition of more weight at the other extremity of the Union. It was not slavery that threatened a rupture in 1832, but the unjust and unequal operation of a protective tariff. It happened, however, on all these occasions, that the line of demarkation of sectional interests coincided exactly or very nearly with that dividing the states in which negro servitude existed from those in which it had been abolished. It corresponded with the prediction of Mr. Pickering, in 1803, that, in the separation certainly to come, the white and black population would mark the boundary—a prediction made without any reference to slavery as a source of dissension. Of course the diversity of institutions contributed, in some minor degree, to the conflict of interests. There is an action and reaction of cause and consequence which limits and modifies any general statement of a political truth. I am stating general principles—not defining modifications and except
es constituting convention, 82-83. Question of representation in Congress, 83. Committee report, 84. Framing of Constitution, 84-85. Ratification of Constitution, 85-88. Adjournment, 89. Rules, 106. Publication of journal, 105-06. Philippi, Battle of 293. Pickens, Gov. F. W. (South Carolina), 234, 239, 376. Extract from message to South Carolina legislature, 234-35. Correspondence regarding Fort Sumter, 235, 538-40. Official notice from Washington, 236, 244. Pickering, Col., Timothy, 8, 60, 63, 67. Letter to Higginson, 60-61. Letter to Cabot, 61. Letter to Lyman, 61-62. Pierce, Franklin, pres. U. S., 20, 22, 23, 25, 176, 212. Pillow, General. Defense of Belmont, Missouri, 346. Pinckney, Charles, 9, 136, 139. Pleasants, James, 9. Plymouth (ship), 285. Poindexter, —, 62. Polk, Gen., Leonidas, 345, 351. Occupation of Columbus, Ky., 336-37. Correspondence with Kentucky authorities, 337-41. Defense of Belmont, Mo., 346-47. Popular
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
abinets since the organization of the federal government: Secretaries of State. Name.Appointed. Thomas JeffersonSept.26,1789 Edmund RandolphJan.2,1794 Timothy Pickering Dec.10,1795 John MarshallMay13,1800 James Madison March 5, 1801 Robert Smith March 6, 1809 James Monroe April 2, 1811 John Quincy Adams March 5, 1817 Hrles Foster Feb. 21, 1891 John G. Carlisle March.6, 1893 Lyman J. Gage March 5, 1897 March 5, 1901 Secretaries of War. Henry Knox Sept. 12, 1789 Timothy Pickering Jan. 2, 1795 James McHenryJan. 27, 1796 Samuel Dexter May 13, 1800 Roger Griswold Feb. 3, 1801 Henry Dearborn March 5, 1801 William Eustis March 7,ncis Aug.24, 1896 Cornelius N. Bliss March 5, 1897 Ethan A. Hitchcock Dec. 21, 1898 March 5, 1901 Postmasters-General. Samuel OsgoodSept.26, 1789 Timothy PickeringAug. 12, 1791 Joseph Habersham Feb.25, 1795 Gideon Granger Nov.28, 1801 Return J. Meigs, Jr March17, 1814 John McLean June 26, 1823 William T. BarryMarc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dennie, Joseph, 1768- (search)
e became connected with a Boston weekly newspaper called The tablet. It survived only three months, when Dennie became the editor of the Farmer's weekly Museum, at Walpole, N. H., which acquired an extensive circulation. To it he contributed a series of attractive essays under the title of The lay preacher. These gave their author a high reputation and were extensively copied into the newspapers of the country. He went to Philadelphia in 1799, where he was confidential secretary to Timothy Pickering, then Secretary of State. In that place he remained for a few months, and after editing for a short time the United States gazette, he commenced, in conjunction with Asbury Dickens, the Portfolio, at first a weekly, but afterwards a monthly periodical, which acquired a high reputation. In that publication he adopted the literary name of Oliver Oldschool. The Portfolio became the recognized leader in periodical literature, and was enriched by the contributions of some of the foremost
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex Junta, the. (search)
n and election, caused a fatal schism in the Federal party. He looked to the Southern States as his chief hope in the coming election; and believing McHenry and Pickering, of his cabinet, to be unpopular there, he abruptly called upon them to resign. McHenry instantly complied, but Pickering refused, when Adams dismissed him withPickering refused, when Adams dismissed him with little ceremony. This event produced much excitement. Bitter animosities were engendered, and criminations and recriminations ensued. The open war in the Federal party was waged by a few leaders, several of whom lived in the maritime county of Essex, Mass., the early home of Pickering, and on that account the irritated PresidenPickering, and on that account the irritated President called his assailants and opposers the Essex Junta. He denounced them as slaves to British influence—some lured by monarchical proclivities and others by British gold. A pamphlet from the pen of Hamilton, whom Adams, in conversation, had denounced as a British sympathizer, damaged the President's political prospects materially.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hudson River chain. (search)
e river, just above the upper entrance to the Highlands. A chain and boom were stretched across the river from Anthony's Nose to Fort Montgomery, at the lower entrance to the Highlands. In the spring of 1778 the most notable of all these obstructions, a heavy chain supported by huge logs, was stretched across the Hudson from West Point to Constitution Island, opposite. It was constructed at the Stirling Iron Works, in Warwick, Orange co., by Peter Townsend, under the supervision of Timothy Pickering. The task was performed in six weeks. The links were carted to New Windsor, where, at Captain Machin's forges, they were put together, and the whole floated down the river to West Point on logs late in April. The links weighed from 100 to 150 lbs. each. The length of the chain was 1,500 feet, and its entire weight was 186 tons. The logs that buoyed it were placed transversely with the chain, a few feet apart, and their ends secured by chains and strong timbers. The ends were made
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Marshall, John, Ll.d. 1755- (search)
President Washington offered Marshall the post of Attorney-General, but he declined. On the return of Monroe from France, Washington offered the mission to Marshall, but it, too, was declined. He afterwards accepted the post of special envoy to France from President Adams, and was associated in that fruitless mission with Messrs. Pinckney and Gerry. In 1799 Mr. Marshall was in the Congress, and in 1800 was made Secretary of War, which office he held only a short time. He succeeded Timothy Pickering as Secretary of State, May 3, 1800, and on the resignation of Chief-Justice Ellsworth he was appointed his successor, June 1, 1801, and held the office until his death, in Philadelphia, Pa., July 6, 1835. Chief-Justice Marshall was president of the American Colonization Society and vice-president of the American Bible Society. He was also the author of a Life of Washington, published in 5 volumes in 1805. He also wrote a History of the colonies planted by the British in North America
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
epublican.1900 to 1901 W. Murray CraneRepublican.1901 to 1902 W. Murray CraneRepublican.1901 to 1902 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Tristram Dalton1st1789 to 1791 Caleb Strong1st to 4th1789 to 1796 George Cabot2d to 4th1791 to 1796 Benjamin Goodhue4th to 6th1796 to 1800 Theodore Sedgwick4th to 5th1796 to 1798 Samuel Dexter6th1799 to 1800 Dwight Foster6th to 7th1800 to 1803 Jonathan Mason6th to 7th1800 to 1803 John Quincy Adams8th to 10th1803 to 1808 Timothy Pickering8th to 11th1803 to 1811 James Lloyd, Jr10th to 12th1808 to 1811 Joseph B. Varnum12th to 14th1811 to 1817 Christopher Gore13th to 14th1813 to1816 Eli P. Ashmun14th to 15th1816 to 1816 Prentiss Mellen15th to 16th1818 to 1820 Harrison Gray Otis15th to 17th1817 to 1822 Elijah H. Mills16th to 19th1820 to 1827 James Lloyd17th to 19th1822 to 1826 Nathaniel Silsbee19th to 23d1826 to 1835 Daniel Webster20th to 26th1827 to 1841 John Davis24th to 26th1835 to 1840 Rufus Choate26th to 28
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