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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolition. (search)
ode Island and Connecticut in 1784, in New York in 1799, and in New Jersey in 1804. Abolition of slavery in the Northwest Territory, north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi, including the present States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota, was secured by the Ordinance of 1787. In 1807, Congress passed an act for the abolition of the slave-trade on Jan. 1, 1808. Slavery in part of the Louisiana Purchase, including the present States of Iowa, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, part of Colorado, and part of Minnesota, was abolished by the Missouri compromise (q. v..), whose validity was rejected by the Supreme Court (see Dred Scott decision); but the provision for abolition was embodied in the constitutions of these States as they were severally admitted. In course of tine gradual abolition took effect in the States which had adopted it by statute, and in 1850 slavery as an institution had practically disappeared from them. Slavery was finally abolishe
Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and District of Porto Rico, embracing Porto Rico and adjacent islands; headquarters, Governor's Island, N. Y. Commander, Maj.-Gen. John R. Brooke. Department of the Lakes.--States of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee; headquarters, Chicago, Ill. Commander, Maj.-Gen. Elwell S. Otis. Department of the Missouri.--States of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and the Territory of Oklahoma; headquarters, Omaha, Neb. Commander, Brig.-Gen. Fitzhugh Lee. Department of Texas.--State of Texas; headquarters, San Antonio. Tex. Commander, Col. Chambers McKibbin, 12th Infantry. An act of Congress of June 6, 1900, re-organized the regular army and re-established the grade of lieutenant-general by the following provision: That the senior major-general of the line commanding the army shall have the rank, pay, and al
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beecher's Bibles. (search)
Beecher's Bibles. During the Kansas trouble, in 1854-60. Henry Ward Beecher declared that for the slave-holder of Kansas the Sharpe rifle was a greater moral agency than the Bible, and so those rifles became known as Beecher's Bibles. Beecher, Henry Ward
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blackmar, Frank Wilson, 1854- (search)
Blackmar, Frank Wilson, 1854- Historian; born in West Springfield, Pa., Nov. 3, 1854: was graduated at the university of the Pacific in 1881: became Professor of History and Sociology in the University of Kansas in 1889. He is the author of Spanish institutions in the Southwest; Federal and State aid to higher education; The story of human progress, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John, 1744- (search)
e militia. He was killed by Indians in the Mohawk Valley, Oct. 19, 1780. abolitionist; born in Torrington, Conn., May 9, 1800; hanged in Charlestown, Va., Dec. 2, 1859; was a descendant of Peter Brown of the Mayflower. His grandfather was a soldier of the Revolution, and perished in that war. When John was five years of age, his father moved to Ohio; and in 1815-20 he worked at the trade of a tanner. He became a dealer in wool; visited Europe on business; and in 1855 he emigrated to Kansas, where, as an anti-slavery champion, he took an active part against the pro-slavery party, engaging in some of the conflicts of the short civil war in that Territory. Devout, moral, courageous, and intensely earnest, he sought to be an instrument for the abolition of African slavery from the republic. The idea that he might become a liberator was conceived so early as 1839. In May, 1859, he made his first movement in an attempt to liberate the slaves in Virginia, which ended so disastrous
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John Carter, 1797- (search)
ined until his death in Providence, June 10, 1874, bestowing many munificent gifts upon that institution. Together they amounted to $70,000. In his will he made liberal provision for a new library building, which has since been erected. His entire benefactions to the university amounted to nearly $160,000. Mr. Brown never took any prominent part in public affairs: but he was an active friend of the bondsmen. and did much, in his quiet way, in aid of the cause of freedom in the struggle in Kansas, giving money liberally for the promotion of emigration thither from New England . During almost his whole life Mr. Brown was engaged in the collection of a library of American history, in which his friend John Russell Bartlett (q. v.) materially aided him. He aimed to gather early, rare, and valuable books, which, by proper classification. would show the methods of American colonization and subsequent development of its civilization. For fully forty years before his death he pursued this
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
......48154,001 Idaho14,999................44464547161,772 Illinois12,282....2424201411444334,821,550 Indiana5,641..21211813107666882,516,462 Indian Territory.............................39392,060 Iowa43,112..........292720111010102,231,853 Kansas107,206..............33292019221,470,495 Kentucky73,6771497666898811122,147,174 Louisiana76,556....181719191817212225231,381,625 Maine96,540111414121213162223273030694,466 Maryland319,7286781011151719202327261,188,044 Massachusetts378,7874557,542391,422137,120 Georgia2,216,3311,837,353378,978 Hawaii.154,00189,99064,011 Idaho161,77284,38577,387 Illinois4,821,5503,826,351995,199 Indiana2,516,4622,192,404324,058 Indian Territory391,960180,182211,778 Iowa2,231,8531,911,896319,957 Kansas1,470,4951,427,09643,399 Kentucky2,147,1741,858,635288,539 Louisiana1,381,6251,118,587263,038 Maine694,466661,08633,380 Maryland1,190,0501,042,390147,660 Massachusetts2,805,3462,238,943566,403 Michigan2,420,9822,093,889327,093 Minnesota1,75
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
slature authorized the banks of that State to suspend specie payments.—17. Cedar Keys, Fla., captured by Union troops.—30. the Monitor launched.— Feb. 3. Confederate steamer Nashville ordered to leave Southampton (England) Harbor; the United States gunboat Tuscarora, starting in pursuit, stopped by the British frigate Shannon.—5. Jesse D. Right, of Indiana, expelled from the United States Senate. British schooner Mars captured off Florida.—8. General Hunter declared martial law throughout Kansas.—9-13. The House Treasury-note Bill, with legal-tender clause, passed the United States Senate. Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal destroyed by Union forces.—17. Confederates defeated at Sugar Creek, Ark. First regular Congress of the Confederates assembled at Richmond.—10. Confederate government ordered all Union prisoners to be released.—20. Fully 4,000 Confederates, sent to reinforce Fort Donelson, captured on the Cumberland River.— 21. First execution of a slave-trader und
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clayton, Powell 1833- (search)
Clayton, Powell 1833- Diplomatist; born in Bethel, Pa., Aug. 7, 1833; received an academical education; removed to Kansas. At the beginning of the Civil War he joined the Union army; in May, 1863, he scattered a band of guerillas and captured Confederate stores at White River, Ark.; figured in other important actions; and was promoted brigadier-general in August, 1864. After the war he removed to Arkansas, where he was elected governor in 1868. He was a United States Senator in 1871-77; appointed minister to Mexico in 1897; and raised to rank of ambassador there in 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
Colorado A State occupying a mountainous and high plateau region, between Kansas and Nebraska on the east, Utah on the west, Wyoming on the north, and New Mexico and Texas on the south, organized as a Territory Feb. 28, 1861, from parts of its several contiguous neighbors, and admitted to the Union July 4, 1876, hence known as the Centennial State. The portion north of the Arkansas River, and east of the Rocky Mountains, was included in the Louisiana purchase of 1803 and the remainder in t county. An attempt to organize government among the miners was made by the erection of Arapahoe county, and the election of a representative to the Kansas legislature, Nov. 6, 1858. He was instructed to urge the separation of the district from Kansas and the organization of a new Territory. The first movement for a territorial government was by a convention of 128 delegates held at Denver in the autumn of 1859, who decided to memorialize Congress on the subject. The Territory was organize
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