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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, John, 1735- (search)
ich was adopted by over forty towns. Associated with Gridley and Otis in supporting a memorial addressed to the governor and council, praying that the courts might proceed without the use of stamps, Adams opened the case by declaring that the Stamp Act was void, as Parliament had no right to make such a law. He began early to write political essays for the newspapers; and. in 1768, he went to Boston, when the town was greatly excited by political disturbances. There he was counsel for Captain Preston in the case of the Boston massacre (see Boston), and in the same year (1770) he was elected to a seat in the General Court. From that time John Adams was a leader among the patriots in Massachusetts. He was a delegate to the first Continental Congress (1774), where he took a leading part. Returning. he was elected a member of the Provincial Congress. He was an efficient speaker and most useful committee-man in the Continental Congress until he was appointed commissioner to France la
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arbitration, international Court of, (search)
l.D., Privy Councillor, Senate President of the Imperial High Court at Leipsic. Mr. von Frantzius, Privy Councillor, Solicitor of the Department of Foreign Affairs at Berlin. Mr. von Martitz, Ll.D., Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Administrative Justice in Prussia, Professor of Law at the Berlin University. Mr. von Bar, Ll.D., Judicial Privy Councillor, Professor of Law at the Gottingen University. Great Britain. His Excellency the Right Honorable Lord Pauncefote of Preston, G. C.B., G. C.M. G., Privy Councillor, Ambassador at Washington. The Right Honorable Sir Edward Baldwin Malet, ex-Ambassador. The Right Honorable Sir Edward Fry, member of the Privy Council, Q. C. Professor John Westlake, Ll.D., Q. C. Italy. His Excellency Count Constantin Nigra, Senator of the Kingdom, Ambassador at Vienna. His Excellency Commander Jean Baptiste Pagano Guarnaschelli, Senator of the Kingdom, First President of the Court of Cassation at Rome. His Excel
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
about 700 of them assembled in the streets for the avowed purpose of attacking the troops. Near the custom-house a sentinel was assaulted with missiles, when Captain Preston, commander of the guard, went to his rescue with eight men. The mob attacked these soldiers with stones, pieces of ice, and other missiles. daring them to tiger. The governor was called upon at an early hour to fulfil his promise. The people demanded the instant removal of the troops from Boston and the trial of Captain Preston and his men for murder. Their demands were complied with. The troops were removed to Castle William (March 12), and Preston, ably defended by John Adams andPreston, ably defended by John Adams and Josiah Quincy, two of the popular leaders in Boston, was tried and acquitted, with six of his men, by a Boston jury. This loyalty to justice and truth, in the midst of unreasoning public excitement, gave the friends of the Americans in England a powerful argument in favor of being just towards the colonists. The Boston tea par
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
Paul Hamilton March 7, 1809 William Jones Jan. 12, 1813 B. W. Crowninshield Dec. 19, 1814 Smith Thompson Nov. 9, 1818 Samuel L. Southard Sept.16, 1823 John Branch March 9, 1829 Levi Woodbury May 23, 1831 Mahlon Dickerson June 30, 1834 James K. Paulding June 25, 1838 George E. Badger March 5, 1841 Abel P. Upshur Sept.13, 1841 David Henshaw July 24, 1843 Thomas W. Gilmer Feb. 15, 1844 John Y. Mason March14, 1844 George Bancroft March10, 1845 John Y. Mason Sept. 9, 1846 William B. Preston March 8, 1849 William A. Graham July 22, 1850 John P. Kennedy July 22, 1852 James C. DobbinMarch 7, 1853 Isaac Toucey March 6, 1857 Gideon Welles March 5, 1861 Adolph E. Borie March 5, 1869 George M. Robeson June 25, 1869 Richard W. Thompson March12, 1877 Nathan Goff, JrJan. 6, 1881 William H. Hunt March 5, 1881 William E. Chandler April 1, 1882 William C. Whitney March 6, 1885 Benjamin F. TracyMarch 5, 1889 Hilary A. Herbert arch 6, 1893 John D. Long March 5, 1897 M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Preston, William Ballard 1805-1862 (search)
Preston, William Ballard 1805-1862 Statesman; born in Smithfield, Va., Nov. 25, 1805; graduated at the University of Virginia; elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, to the State Senate, and to Congress in 1846; and was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Taylor. He opposed the secession of Virginia, but accepted the action of the State and was elected a member of the Confederate Senate. He died in Smithfield, Va.., Nov. 16, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quincy, Josiah 1709-1784 (search)
ioner with Thomas Pownall, from Massachusetts, in 1755, to negotiate an alliance with New York and Pennsylvania against the French, and to erect Fort Ticonderoga as a defence against invasion from Canada. He died in Braintree in 1784. Patriot; born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 23, 1744; third son of Josiah Quincy; graduated at Harvard College in 1763, and soon rose to distinction as a lawyer. He was fervent and influential as a speaker and writer. In 1770 he, with John Adams, defended Captain Preston. Ill-health compelled him to abandon all business. He made a voyage to Charleston in February, 1773, which gave him much benefit, but his constitution was permanently impaired. He took part in public affairs, speaking against British oppression fervidly and eloquently, until September, 1774, when he made a voyage to England. In London he labored incessantly in behalf of the American cause, but his health soon gave way, and on the voyage homeward he died when he was in sight of his
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. John, siege of (search)
September. Some troops from New Hampshire under Colonel Bedel, and Green Mountain Boys, led by Col. Seth Warner, also joined him. The garrison, commanded by Major Preston, was well supplied with provisions and ammunition. This circumstance, the disaster to Ethan Allen near Montreal, and the insubordination and mutinous spirit displayed by the Connecticut and New York troops, prolonged the siege. It lasted fifty-five days. On the evening of Nov. 2, when Preston heard of the defeat of a considerable force under Carleton, on their way to relieve him, and was notified of the fall of Chambly, he determined to surrender the fort unless relief speedily came. Montgomery demanded an immediate surrender. Preston asked a delay of four days. His request was denied, and the garrison became prisoners of war on the 3d, marching out of the fort with the honors of war. There were 500 regulars and 100 Canadian volunteers. The spoils were forty-eight pieces of artillery, 800 small-arms, some nav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
America. Nearly the whole State was under the control of the military authority. At the time appointed for the vote, Senator James M. Mason, author of the fugitive slave law, addressed a letter to the people. declaring that the ordinance of secession absolved them from all allegiance to the United States; that they were bound to support the sacred pledge made to the Confederate States by the treaty of annexation, etc. The Virginia convention had appointed ex-President John Tyler, W. Ballard Preston, S. M. D. Moore, James P. Holcombe, James C. Bruce, and Levi E. Harvie, commissioners to treat with Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-President of the Confederate States of America, for the annexation of Virginia to the Southern Confederacy. Mr. Stephens was clothed with full power to make a treaty to that effect. It was then planned to seize the national capital; and at several places on his way towards Richmond, where he harangued the people, he raised the cry of on to Washington! (q. v.