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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Antiquities, American. (search)
ed them; also the ruins occasioned by the Spanish conquest. These are chiefly, in Central and South America, ruined temples, and, in North America, rude earthworks, now overgrown with venerable forest trees which attest their antiquity. In connection with those in the more southern regions, there are remains of elaborate carvings and ornamental pottery. There are many features in common between the temples and other works of art in Mexico, Central America, and Peru. The explorations of Stephens and Catherwood (1840-43) revealed to the world vast remains of cities in Central America, which were doubtless inhabited at the period of the conquest, 350 years ago. There they found carved monoliths and the remains of highly ornamented temples. The monoliths at Copan some antiquaries are disposed to rank, as to use, with those ruder ones at Stonchenge, in England, and older ones in Arabia. The remains of Aztee art in Mexico attest the existence of a high degree of civilization there at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charlestown, (search)
Charlestown, A town in West Virginia, where on Dec. 2, 1859, John Brown was hung, and on the 16th, Green, Copeland, Cook, and Coppoc, and on March 16, 1860, Stephens and Hazlett. See Brown, John.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
sociates as cowards and imbeciles. If the people of Charleston should burn the whole crew in effigy I should not be surprised, he wrote Feb. 11, 1861. Men like Stephens, Hill, Brooke, and Perkins controlled the fiery spirits like Rhett and Toombs in the convention, and it soon assumed a dignity suited to the gravity of the occasrs were on the way. Preparations were made for the organization of an army and navy, and to make provision for deserters from the old flag. On Feb. 18 Davis and Stephens were inaugurated, and the oath of office was administered to Davis by Howell Cobb, president of the congress. The convention authorized him to accept 100,000 voher three boys to her country, and suggested Washington republic as the title of the Confederacy. Boyce made a speech in presenting the model. Chilton, Toombs, Stephens, and others also presented designs for flags. They were sent in almost daily, some of them showing a strong attachment to the old national flag. The committee
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
th to the Union, and that the State of Georgia was in full possession and exercise of all the rights of sovereignty which belong and appertain to a free and independent State. The ordinance elicited many warm expressions of Union sentiments. Mr. Stephens made a telling speech in favor of the Union, and he and his brother Linton voted against secession in every form. When, at two o'clock ill the afternoon of Jan. 19, 1861, the ordinance of secession was adopted, by a vote of 208 against 89, StStephens declared that he should go with his State, and, in accordance with a resolution adopted, he signed the ordinance. A resolution to submit the ordinance to the people of the State for ratification or rejection was rejected by a large majority. At that stage of the proceedings, a copy of a resolution passed by the legislature of the State of New York, tendering to the President of the United States all the available forces of the State, to enable him to enforce the laws, was received, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), entry on-to-washington- (search)
multitude, said that he was in favor of an immediate march on Washington. At the departure of the 2d Regiment of South Carolina Infantry for Richmond, the colonel, as he handed the flag just presented to it to the colorsergeant, said: To your particular charge is committed this noble gift. Plant it where honor calls. If opportunity offers, let it be the first to kiss the breezes of heaven from the dome of the Capitol at Washington. The Richmond Examiner said, on April 23—the day when Stephens arrived in that city: The capture of Washington City is perfectly within the power of Virginia and Maryland, if Virginia will only make the proper effort by her constituted authorities. There never was half the unanimity among the people before, nor a tithe of the zeal upon any subject that is now manifested to take Washington and drive from it every Black Republican who is a dweller there. From the mountain-tops and valleys to the shores of the sea there is one wild shout of fierce resol
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephen, James 1759-1832 (search)
Stephen, James 1759-1832 Author; born in Poole, England, in 1759; received a fair education and became a barrister; was a member of Parliament, and later was made under secretary for the colonies. He was the author of American arguments on neutral rights; Speech in the House of Commons on the overtures of the American government, etc. He died in Bath, England, Oct. 10, 1832. Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, Alexander Hamilton -1883 (search)
peech, in which he expressed similar views, Mr. Stephens received from the then President-elect Lincfor a revised copy of that speech. To this Mr. Stephens replied in a letter which concludes with threply to this characteristic communication,—Mr. Stephens still further gave voice to what must be rerity of the North, think it wrong. While Mr. Stephens held these views in regard to the institutiourts and public councils. At the grave of Stephens, Toombs, massive but tottering and almost blihy of him. Sometimes in political questions Mr. Stephens differed with the people of Georgia and of w York City wrote the following estimate of Mr. Stephens on the day after his death: Georgia hh in the last ditch. It may not be said of Mr. Stephens that he courted popular favor by striving ts much harm. The facts and lessons of Governor Stephens's life may be dwelt upon for a moment wihe Georgia Independents looked hopefully to Mr. Stephens as their possible candidate for governor. [13 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
d adopts a State flag......July-October, 1879 Macon and Brunswick Railroad sold at auction by the State for $1,125,000......Jan. 13, 1880 Nugget of gold weighing over a pound found in Nacoochee Valley......spring of 1880 Revision of State code regulating time for voting by the electoral college......1880 International cotton exposition held at Atlanta......Oct. 5–Dec. 31, 1881 One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of settlement of Savannah celebrated......Feb. 13, 1883 Governor Stephens dying, is succeeded by James S. Boynton, president of the Senate......March 5, 1883 Legislature prohibits Sunday excursion trains......1883 General local option law passed by legislature......1885 First election under local option law in Fulton county; majority of 225 for prohibition in vote of about 7,000......Nov. 25, 1885 Inter-State farmers' convention held at Atlanta......August, 1887 Legislature increases Supreme Court from three judges to five......1887 Openi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
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.) He was received in Richmond, by the authorities of every kind, with assurances that his mission would be successful. The leaders were eager for the consummation of the treaty before the people should vote on the ordinance of secession; and on Stephens's arrival he and the Virginia commissioners entered upon their prescribed duties. On April 24 they agreed to and signed a convention between the commonwealth of Virginia and the Confederate States of America, which provided that, until the unio