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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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s, and before long a force was placed at the disposal of Gen. Harrison, who succeeded to Hull's command, by which, in the course of the next year, Michigan was recovered, the battle of the Thames was fought, and Upper Canada temporarily occupied. We might cite other incidents of this war, including the conquest of Washington itself by the enemy, the burning of the national capitol — then, as now, in an unfinished condition — and the coming together of Congress, the blackened ruins of the capitol still smouldering, in the patent office, the sole remaining public building, hastily and scantily fitted up for the reception of the national legislature. Worse and more alarming than all, we might picture the fierce contentions and embittered spirit of party by which the national legislature was divided when thus assembled in this hour of disaster to quarrel over the past, and with specie payments suspended, and national credit at the lowest ebb, to provide as well as they could for the f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rch 3, 1851 [At this time it was decided that Congress expires at noon on the fourth day of March.] Com. James Barron dies at Norfolk, Va., aged eighty-three......April 21, 1851 President Fillmore issues a proclamation against the promoters of a second expedition against Cuba, and the ship Cleopatra, with military supplies for that island, is seized......April 25, 1851 First train on the Erie Railway, New York to Dunkirk......April 28, 29, 1851 Extension of the United States Capitol; corner-stone laid by the President; oration by Daniel Webster......July 4, 1851 [Extension finished, November, 1867.] General Lopez's second expedition against Cuba......Aug. 3, 1851 Louis Kossuth and suite received on the United States war steamer Mississippi at the Dardanelles......Sept. 10, 1851 James Fenimore Cooper, author, dies at Cooperstown, N. Y., aged sixty-two......Sept. 14, 1851 Hudson River Railroad opened from New York to Albany......Oct. 8, 1851 Kossuth lea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
ity of the fugitive slave law......1854 Sherman M. Booth, of Milwaukee, convicted in the federal district court of Wisconsin of violating the fugitive slave law by aiding in the liberation of Glover, and fined and imprisoned, is discharged by the Supreme Court, which pronounces the law unconstitutional......Feb. 3, 1855 William A. Barstow, Democrat, ex-governor, and Coles Bashford, Republican, each claiming to be elected governor by the people, take the oath of office, the one at the capitol, the other in the Supreme Court room......Jan. 7, 1856 Assembly recognizes Barstow as governor and the Senate as governor de facto......Jan. 10, 1856 Supreme Court of Wisconsin summons Barstow to show by what authority he claims to hold the office.......Jan. 17, 1856 Supreme Court decides that Barstow has been counted in upon fraudulent returns; Lieutenant-Governor McArthur fills the office for four days, when Coles Bashford assumes office......March 21, 1856 First railway reach
The Daily Dispatch: January 4, 1865., [Electronic resource], The evacuation of Savannah — the Latest statements from Southern sources. (search)
Meeting of the Legislature. --According to adjournment, the two Houses of the General Assembly of Virginia are to convene in the capitol to-day at 12 o'clock M. Unless the accessions are greatly increased by the different conveyances which reach this city this morning, there is a slim prospect of a quorum being present.