hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 6 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 6 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. 2 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 2 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 52 results in 26 document sections:

1 2 3
there to return one and borrow another. His determination to master any subject he undertook and his application to study were of the most intense order. On the road to and from Springfield he would read and recite from the book he carried open in his hand, and claimed to have mastered forty pages of Blackstone during the first day after his return from Stuart's office. At New Salem he frequently sat barefooted under the shade of a tree near the store, poring over a volume of Chitty or Blackstone, sometimes lying on his back, putting his feet up the tree, which provokes one of his biographers to denote the latter posture as one which might have been unfavorable to mental application, in the case of a man with shorter extremities. That Lincoln's attempt to make a lawyer of himself under such adverse and unpromising circumstances excited comment is not to be wondered at. Russell Godby, an old man who still survives, told me in 1865, that he had often employed Lincoln to do farm w
oln addressed his partner thus: Billy, this is the young man of whom I spoke to you. Whatever arrangement you make with him will be satisfactory to me. Then, turning to me, he said, I hope you will not become so enthusiastic in your studies of Blackstone and Kent as did two young men whom we had here. Do you see that spot over there? pointing to a large ink stain on the wall. Well, one of these young men got so enthusiastic in his pursuit of legal lore that he fired an inkstand at the other g man once wrote to Lincoln, enquiring for the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law. The mode is very simple, he responded, though laborious and tedious. It is only to get books and read and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading carefully through, say twice, take up Chitty's Pleadings, Greenleaf's Evidence, and Story's Equity in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing. Letter to J. M. Brockman, Sept. 25, 1859, Ms. Linco
existence of fiats in the vicinity. All vessels arriving here in the night generally lie over till morning, under protection of the gunboats. The remains of the house burnt by order of Lieut Budd, in retaliation for the burning of one of our schooners which ran ashore, are still visible, but the place or vicinity shows no signs of life. Off Washington Point, or at Kettle Bellows, we passed the Government transport City of New York, bound to Washington with supplies. As we approached Blackstone lighthouse, ninety miles from Washington, we came in sight of a large number of trading vessels, heading up stream, and in all instances giving the Virginia shore a wide berth. Off Cape Lookout there were one Government gunboat and a number of trading vessels, the latter heading up the Chesapeake. At three o'clock P. M. the Potomac was left behind, and all excitement began to subside. As the light-houses on Capes Charles and Henry are both in Virginia, these have not been lit since the
76. John bright. Struggling with treason-torn by civil war-- We note what greetings England sends of late, And with what bitter words of scorn and hate She's taught us all her friendship to abhor. O haughty Britain! we had looked to thee For sympathy in this our time of need, And may not tell how grieved we are to see That thou art swallowed up in selfish greed. But we may tell how glad our hearts are made To find one champion in all thy land Who lifts his voice for us, and, heart and hand, Does brave work for us, and is not afraid. Because, 'mid jibes and sneers, thou durst uphold the Right, America doth love and honor thee — John bright. J. Hal Elliot. Blackstone, Mass., March, 186
e white-oak leaves look goslin grey, Plant then, be it April, June, or May. The first settlers very soon found clay in different parts of their plantation, where cellars and wells were dug; and they concluded that drought could not extensively injure a soil which had a deep substratum of this water-proof material. It may be interesting to see the progress of vegetation in this locality. It is as follows:-- 1646, Aug. 1.The great pears ripe. Aug. 3.The long apples ripe. Aug. 12.Blackstone's apples gathered. Aug. 15.Tankerd apples gathered. Aug. 18.Kreton pippins and long red apples gathered. 1647, July 5.We began to cut the peas in the field. July 14.We began to shear rye. Aug. 2.We mowed barley. Aug.Same week we shear summer wheat. Aug. 7.The great pears gathered. Sept. 15.The russetins gathered, and pearmaines. 1648, May 26.Sown one peck of peas, the moon in the full. Observe how they prove. July 28.Summer apples gathered. 1649, July 20.Apricoks ripe. Oct
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bankruptcy laws, past and present. (search)
perty which he may afterwards acquire. Each statute has sought the common goal by different ways, but always by or near definite landmarks. It will assist to a better understanding of the law of 1898, if we note these landmarks. 1. Who may become a bankrupt? 2. What are acts of bankruptcy? 3. What is a preference? 4. When may a discharge be refused? 5. What is the procedure which will prove least expensive and most expeditious? This classification includes two elements born since Blackstone's time. Who May become a bankrupt? The limitation to traders has already been mentioned. Indeed, so late as 1817, in this country, Judge Livingston doubted whether an act of Congress subjecting to such a law every description of persons within the United States would be constitutional. Yet our law of 1841 extended the meaning of the term trader so that, in involuntary bankruptcies, it included bankers, brokers, factors, underwriters and marine insurers. All classes of persons coul
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burke, Edmund, 1730-1797 (search)
inces it takes the lead. The greater number of the deputies sent to the colonies were lawyers. But all who read — and most do read — endeavour to obtain some smattering in that science. I have been told by an eminent bookseller, that in no branch of his business, after tracts of popular devotion, were so many books as those on the law exported to the plantations. The colonists have now fallen into the way of printing them for their own use. I hear that they have sold nearly as many of Blackstone's Commentaries in America as in England. General Gage marks out this disposition very particularly in a letter on your table. He states that all the people in his government are lawyers, or smatterers in law; and that in Boston they have been enabled, by successful chicane, wholly to evade many parts of one of your capital penal constitutions. The smartness of debate will say that this knowledge ought to teach them more clearly the rights of legislature, their obligations to obedience, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lewis, William Draper 1867- (search)
Lewis, William Draper 1867- Lawyer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 27, 1867; graduated at Haverford College in 1888. He became instructor of legal history in the University of Pennsylvania in 1891; was lecturer on economics in Haverford College in 1890-96, and then became dean of the law department of the University of Pennsylvania. He has edited new editions of Wharton's Criminal law; Greenleaf's Evidence, and Blackstone's Commentaries, and also the American law register, and a Digest of decisions of the United States Supreme Court and circuit Court of appeals. He was the co-editor of the Digest of decisions and Encyclopaedia of Pennsylvania law, and of Pepper & Lewis's Digest of statutes of Pennsylvania. He is author of Federal power over commerce and its effect on State action; Our sheep and the tariff, etc.
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 2, Chapter 15: Worcester County. (search)
3.05; in 1864, $3,589.30; in 1865, $2,691.44. Total amount, $11,233.36. The ladies of Berlin formed a soldiers-aid society, and did soldiers' work for the Sanitary Commission. They also collected over seven hundred dollars to purchase material to be made into under-clothing, socks, and other garments for the soldiers. They met often, the average attendance being about sixty. The articles furnished were generally sent to the soldiers through the Sanitary and Christian Commissions. Blackstone Incorporated March 25, 1845. Population in 1860, 5,453; in 1865, 4,857. Valuation in 1860, $1,817,911; in 1865, $1,993,024. The selectmen in 1861 were Emory Scott, John C. Scott, Daniel N. Chase; in 1862, Emory Scott, John C. Scott, Joseph G. Ray, Estes Lamb; Elected to fill a vacancy occasioned by Mr. Ray removing from the town. in 1863, William A. Northup, Sylvanus H. Benson, Lewis W. Taft; in 1864, Sylvanus H. Benson, Andrew Kelley, John S. Needham; in 1865, Andrew Kelley, Jo
exceeds twenty dollars. By these successive steps, sustained by decisions of the highest tribunal, it appears, as in a diagram, that the right of Trial by Jury is secured to the fugitive from service. This conclusion needs no further authority; but it may receive curious illustration from the ancient records of the common law, so familiar and dear to the framers of the Constitution. It is said by Mr. Burke, in his magnificent speech on Conciliation with America, that nearly as many of Blackstone's Commentaries were sold in America as in England, carrying thither the knowledge of those vital principles of Freedom, which were the boast of the British Constitution. Imbued by these, the earliest Continental Congress, in 1774, declared, That the respective Colonies are entitled to the common law of England, and especially to the great and inestimable privilege of being tried by their peers of the vicinage according to the course of that law. Thus, amidst the troubles which heralded t
1 2 3