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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence. (search)
y order and in behalf of the Congress. John Hancock, President. Attested, Charles Thompson, Secretary. New Hampshire. Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton. Massachusetts Bay. Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry. Rhode Island, Etc. Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery. Connecticut. Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott. New York. William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris. New Jersey. Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark. North Carolina. William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn. Georgia. Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton. Pennsylvania. Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamiin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, William Paca, George Ross. Delaware. Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean. Maryland. Samuel Chase, James Wilson, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Virgini
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Field, Richard Stockton 1803-1870 (search)
Field, Richard Stockton 1803-1870 Statesman; born in White Hill, N. J., Dec. 31, 1803; a grandson of Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; graduated at Princeton in 1821, and admitted to the bar in 1825. In 1862 he was appointed to the United States Senate for the unexpired term of John R. Thompson; and in 1863 became district judge of the United States Court for the District of New Jersey. For many years Judge Field was president of the New Jersey Historical Society. He was the author of The Provincial courts of New Jersey; The Constitution not a compact between sovereign States; An Oration on the life and character of Abraham Lincoln, etc. He died in Princeton, N. J., May 25, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
d elected Fremont governor of the province. He then proceeded to join the American naval forces at Monterey, under Commodore Stockton, who had lately arrived, with authority from Washington to conquer California, Fremont appeared there with 160 mounted riflemen. On Aug. 17, 1846, Stockton and Fremont took possession of the city of Los Angeles; and at that place General Kearny, who had just taken possession of New Mexico, joined Stockton and Fremont, Dec. 27, 1846. Kearny would not sanction thStockton and Fremont, Dec. 27, 1846. Kearny would not sanction the election of Fremont as governor of California, and on Feb. 8, 1847, assuming that office himself, he declared the annexation of California to the United States. Fremont refused to obey General Kearny, his superior officer, who sent him to Washing October, 1848, Fremont entered upon his fourth exploration among the far western mountains. See Kearny, Stephen Watts; Stockton, Robert field. Fremont was in Europe when the Civil War broke out, and, leaving on receiving notice of his appointmen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kearny, Stephen Watts 1794-1847 (search)
e differences between General Kearny and Commodore Stockton, after the occupation of California, oriCalifornia, and under those instructions Commodore Stockton authorized Colonel Fremont to organize te contest soon arose between himself and Commodore Stockton. The process by which Colonel Fremont bwith his men, volunteered to serve under Commodore Stockton in the further prosecution of the war int of this territory, I had received from Commodore Stockton, governor and commander-in-chief in Cali, constrained to say that, until you and Commodore Stockton adjust between yourselves the question ocorrespondence commenced between him and Commodore Stockton. It is here given at length, with the i technically in the naval service, under Commodore Stockton. He had taken service under him with anroperly refused to violate his agreement with Stockton, and unite with Kearny against him. Havingllowing letter: General Kearny to Commodore Stockton. headquarters, army of the West, Ciudad [9 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
2 Joseph D. Bedle 1875 George B. McClellan 1878 George C. Ludlow1881 Leon Abbett 1884 Robert S. Green 1887 Leon Abbett 1890 George T. Werts1893 John W. Griggs 1896 David O. WatkinsFeb. 1, 1898 Foster M. Voorhees 1899 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Jonathan Elmer 1st to 2d 1789 to 1791 William Patterson1st 1789 to 1790 Philemon Dickerson 1st to 3d 1790 to 1791 John Rutherford 2d to 5th 1791 to 1798 Frederick Frelinghuysen. 3d to 4th 1793 to 1796 Richard Stockton 4th to 6th 1796 to 1799 Franklin Davenport 5th to 6th 1798 to 1799 James Schureman 6th1799 to 1801 Aaron Ogden 6th to 8th 1801 to 1803 Jonathan Dayton 6thto 9th 1799 to 1805 John Condit 8th to 15th 1803 to 1817 Aaron Kitchel9th to 11th 1805 to 1809 John Lambert11th to 14th 1809 to 1815 James J. Wilson 14th to 16th 1815 to 1821 Mahlon Dickerson 15th to 23d 1817 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 16th to 18th 1821 to 1823 Joseph Mcllvaine18th to 19th 1823 to 1826 Ephraim Bateman 19th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
f New York, Federalist, 34. For Vice-President. Daniel D. Tompkins, of New York, Republican, 183; John Eager Howard, of Maryland, Federalist, 22; James Ross, of Pennsylvania, 5; John Marshall, of Virginia, 4; Robert G. Harper, of Maryland, 3. Vacancies, 4. Monroe was chosen President and Tompkins Vice-President. 1820. For President, James Monroe, of Virginia, Republican, 231; John Q. Adams, of Massachusetts, Republican, 1. For Vice-President, Daniel D. Tompkins, Republican, 218; Richard Stockton, of New Jersey, 8; Daniel Rodney, of Delaware, 4; Robert G. Harper, of Maryland, and Richard Rush, of Pennsylvania, 1 vote each. Vacancies, 3. James Monroe was chosen President and Daniel D. Tompkins Vice-President. The popular vote for the principal Presidential candidates since 1824 was as follows: Electoral and popular votes. Year of Election and Candidates for President.States.Political Party.Popular Vote.Plurality.Electoral Vote.Candidates for Vice-President.States.Politic
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton University, (search)
1747, at Elizabethtown, N. J. The same year it was removed to Newark, and in 1757 it was transferred to Princeton, where a new college edifice, named Nassau Hall, had just been completed. That name was given in honor of William III., of the illustrious house of Nassau. The college itself was often called Nassau Hall. It suffered much during the Revolution, being occupied as barracks and hospital by both armies. The president, Dr. Witherspoon, and two of the alumni, Benjamin Rush and Richard Stockton, were signers of the Declaration of Independence; and several of the leading patriots during the war, and statesmen afterwards, were graduates of the College of New Jersey. General Washington and the Continental Congress were present at the commencement in 1783. Other buildings were Seal of Princeton University. erected, and it had steady prosperity until the breaking out of the Civil War in 1861. Nassau Hall was burned in 1855, and speedily rebuilt. The Civil War reduced the numbe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schenck, James Findlay 1807-1882 (search)
Schenck, James Findlay 1807-1882 Naval officer; born in Franklin, O., June 11, 1807; entered the navy in 1825; served on the Pacific coast with Stockton during the Mexican War; and commanded the East India Squadron in 1860-61. He was afterwards engaged in the blockading service, and was in command of a division in Porter's fleet in the attacks on Fort Fisher. He was promoted rear-admiral in 1868, and retired in 1869. He died in Dayton, O., Dec. 21, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stockton, Richard (search)
Stockton, Richard Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born near Princeton, N. J., Oct. 1, 1730; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1748; admitted to the bar in 1754; and soon became eminent in his profession and very popular as a citizen. He was a member of the council in 1768; judge of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1774; and was elected to Congress in 1776 in Morven. time to participate in the debates on the subject of independence. He signed the Declaration, and cordially supported the measures of the Continental Congress, in which he was active and influential. He was sent on a mission to the Northern army, and soon after his return, in November, 1776, a party of loyalists captured him. He was cast into prison, and was so ill-treated that when he was exchanged his health was so shattered that he never recovered. The British destroyed his library when they occupied Princeton at the close of 1776, and devastated his estate in the suburbs of Princeton,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stockton, Robert field 1795-1866 (search)
Stockton, Robert field 1795-1866 Naval officer; born in Princeton, N. J., Aug. 20, 1795; grandson of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; entered the navy as midshipman in 1811; was conspicuous in several of the battles of the War of 1812-15; became captain in 1838, and resigned in May, 1850. In the Mediterranean and on the coast of Africa he was active and efficient—against the Algerine pirates in the first instance, and the slavers in the second—and in 1821 he made treaties with African chiefs by which was obtained the territory of Liberia (see Colonization Society, American). He also broke up the nests of many West India pirates. He was among the foremost in advocating steam-vessels for the navy, and the Princeton, built after his plan, in 1844, was the pioneer. In 1845 he was sent to the Pacific with 1,500 men, including 600 sailors, in a small squadron, and in a few months he was chiefly instrumental in conquering California and forming a provisio
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