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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Essex Junta, the. (search)
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 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 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. The Republicans rejoiced at the charge of British influence. Adams's course caused a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Poore, Benjamin Perley -1887 (search)
Poore, Benjamin Perley -1887 Journalist; born near Newburyport, Mass., Nov. 2, 1820; learned the printer's trade; was attache of the American legation in Brussels in 1841-48; became a Washington newspaper correspondent in 1854, and continued as such during the remainder of his life. His publications include Campaign life of Gen. Zachary Taylor; Agricultural history of Essex county, Mass.; The conspiracy trial for the murder of Abraham Lincoln; Federal and State charters; The political register and congressional Directory; Life of Burnside: Perley's reminiscences of sixty years in the National metropolis, etc. He died in Washington, D. C., May 30, 1887.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
Salem, Ma. A city and the county seat of Essex county, Mass.; founded in 1626; incorporated as a city in 1836; noted for its historical associations, and its educational and scientific interests; population in 1900, 35,956. After the abandonment of Cape Ann there was a revival of zeal for colonization at Naumkeag (Salem), and John Endicott was chosen, by a new company of adventurers, to lead emigrants thither and be chief manager of the colony. A grant of land, its ocean line extending from 3 miles north of the Merrimac River to 3 miles south of the Charles River, and westward to the Pacific Ocean, was obtained from the council of New England, March 19, 1628, and in June John Endicott, one of the six patentees, sailed for Naumkeag, with a small party, as governor of the new settlement. Those who were there—the remains of Conant's settlers—were disposed to question the claims of the new-comers. An amicable settlement was made, and in commemoration of this adjustment Endicot
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Daniel Appleton 1776-1861 (search)
White, Daniel Appleton 1776-1861 Jurist; born in Methuen (now Lawrence), Mass., June 7, 1776; graduated at Harvard College in 1797; admitted to the bar in 1804; member of the legislature of Massachusetts in 1810-15; and was judge of probate of Essex county, Mass., for thirty-eight years. He was the author of Eulogy on George Washington; View of the Court of probate in Massachusetts; New England Congregationalism in its origin and purity, etc. He died in Salem, Mass., March 30, 1861.