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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oliver, Peter 1822-1855 (search)
Oliver, Peter 1822-1855 Author; born in Hanover, N. H., in 1822; studied law and began practice in Suffolk county, Mass. He was the author of The Puritan commonwealth: an Historical review of the Puritan government in Massachusetts in its Civil and ecclesiastical relations, from its rise to the abrogation of the first charter; Together with some General reflections on the English colonial policy and on the character of Puritanism. In this book, which revealed much literary skill as well as great learning, he emphasized the unfavorable side of the Puritan character, and severely criticised the Puritan policy. He died at sea in 1855. Jurist; born in Boston, Mass., March 26, 1713; was a brother of Andrew Oliver, and graduated at Harvard in 1730. After holding several offices, he was made judge of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in 1756, and in 1771 chief-justice of that court. His course in Boston in opposition to the patriots made him very unpopular, and he was one of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
rge of neglect of duty......Aug. 11, 1767 Dartmouth College at Hanover chartered......Dec. 30, 1769 Nathaniel Folsom and John Sullivanng at Exeter, Concord, Hopkinton, Dover, Amherst, Charlestown, and Hanover. The legislature of 1807 adjourns from Hopkinton to Concord for rverseers of Dartmouth College, summoned by the governor to meet at Hanover, Aug. 26, 1816, refuse to act under the law of June 27, or to repoour of the Northern States, visits Portsmouth, Dover, Concord, and Hanover......1817 State-house at Concord erected......1817 Gen. Benj New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, at Hanover, chartered 1866, opened......Sept. 4, 1868 Legislature ratifieshe New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts from Hanover to the farm of the late Benjamin Thompson, of Durham, and passes aersary of the graduation of Daniel Webster from Dartmouth celebrated by the college and State at Hanover......September, 1901 New Jersey
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheelock, John 1754- (search)
raduated at Dartmouth College in 1771; appointed lieutenant-colonel in the American army in 1778, in which year he served against the Indians, and then became a member of the staff of Gen. Horatio Gates. He was president of Dartmouth College in 1779-1815; and in the latter year, owing to religious beliefs and a conflict with the trustees, he was deposed, an action which caused a storm of protest from the people. In the following year the legislature, claiming the right to do so, reorganized the college under a new board of trustees, who replaced Dr. Wheelock in 1817. He served, however, only a few months, when he died in Hanover, N. H., on April 4. In the mean time the old trustees went to the State Supreme Court to recover the college property, and lost their case, but on an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States they were successful, It was in this trial, called the Dartmouth College case, that Daniel Webster (q. v.) began his famous career as a constitutional lawyer.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whitaker, Nathaniel -1795 (search)
Whitaker, Nathaniel -1795 Clergyman, born on Long Island, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1732; graduated at Princeton College in 1752; ordained in the Congregational Church, and preached till 1761, when he visited England to procure funds for the education of American Indians. The mission met with unexpected favor, about £ 12,000 being contributed to the cause. The funds were applied to what was known as Moor's Indian charity School, which had been established in Lebanon, Conn. This school was removed to Hanover, N. H., in 1770, and received the name of Dartmouth College, in honor of Lord Dartmouth, who had contributed generously towards the promotion of the object. Dr. Whitaker formed a Presbyterian Church in Salem, Mass., of which he was pastor for a number of years; removed to Maine and later to Virginia. He died in Woodbridge. Va., Jan. 21, 1795. See Dartmouth College; Wheelock, Eleazar
d; Lieutenant-Colonel, Thos. J. Whipple, of Laconia; Major, A. F. Stevens, of Nashua; Adjutant, E. Q. Fellows, of Sandwich; Quartermaster, R. A. Batchelder, of Manchester; Staff-Secretary, Chas. L. Brown, of Manchester; Surgeon, A. B. Crosby, of Hanover; Assistant-Surgeon, H. C. Shaw, of Hanover; Chaplain, L. G. Abbot, of Bradford. non-commissioned Staff.--Sergeant Major, Geo. Y. Lawyer, of Nashua; Quartermaster Sergeant, A. Lull, of Nashua; Fife Major, Frs. H. Pike, of Manchester; Drum MajoHanover; Chaplain, L. G. Abbot, of Bradford. non-commissioned Staff.--Sergeant Major, Geo. Y. Lawyer, of Nashua; Quartermaster Sergeant, A. Lull, of Nashua; Fife Major, Frs. H. Pike, of Manchester; Drum Major, Wm. Carr; Paymaster, Moses K. Hagleton. line-officers.--Company A, of Dover--Captain, L. Bell of Farmington; Lieut., Geo. W. Colliath, of Dover; Ensign, O. M. Clark, of Dover. Company B, of Dover--Captain, D. R. Kenny, of Laconia; Lieut. Chas. W. Sawyer, of Dover; Ensign, J. G. Wallace, of Dover. Company C, of Manchester--Captain, J. L. Kelly; Lieut., M. V. B. Richardson; Ensign, Chas. o. Jennison. Company D, of Newport--Captain, J. McL. Barton; Lieut., E. Nettleton; Ensign, De
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Chevalier Howe. (search)
acquainted with the ruling class in Massachusetts, they consequently looked upon him with suspicion. He not only made the plan, but he carried it out; he organized the institution at South Boston and set the machinery in motion. The story of Laura Bridgman is a tale told in many languages. The deaf and blind girl whom Doctor Howe taught to read and to think soon became as celebrated as Franklin or Webster. She was between seven and eight years old when he first discovered her near Hanover, N. H., and for five years and a half she had neither seen nor heard. It is possible that she could remember the external world in a dim kind of way, and she must have learned to speak a few words before she lost her hearing. Doctor Howe taught her the names of different objects by pasting them in raised letters on the objects about her, and he taught her to spell by means of separate blocks with the letters upon them. She then was taught to read after the usual method of instructing the bli
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 14: the minister's wooing, 1857-1859. (search)
minister's Wooing and the Pearl of Orr's Island. Mr. Whittier's comments. Mr. Lowell on the minister's Wooing. letter to Mrs. Stowe from Mr. Lowell. John Ruskin on the minister's Wooing. a year of sadness. letter to Lady Byron. letter to her daughter. departure for europe. Immediately after Mrs. Stowe's return from England in June, 1857, a crushing sorrow came upon her in the death of her oldest son, Henry Ellis, who was drowned while bathing in the Connecticut River at Hanover, N. H., where he was pursuing his studies as a member of the Freshman class in Dartmouth College. This melancholy event transpired the 9th of July, 1857, and the 3d of August Mrs. Stowe wrote to the Duchess of Sutherland: Dear friend,--Before this reaches you you will have perhaps learned from other sources of the sad blow which has fallen upon us,--our darling, our good, beautiful boy, snatched away in the moment of health and happiness. Alas! could I know that when I parted from my Hen
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Life of George Ticknor. (search)
d, until his death, which took place June 26, 1821, at Hanover, N. H., where he was on a visit to some friends. While he o sheep into this country, and a large flock kept near Hanover, N. H., received his constant care, and at one time became vaable and remunerative. His frequent fatiguing journeys to Hanover were chiefly for this business. The flock was not sold tio married William H. Woodward, a respectable lawyer in Hanover, N. H., and the defendant in the memorable case of Dartmouth t Lebanon, on Connecticut River. Dartmouth College, in Hanover, N. H., where my father was educated, was only a few miles ofthis, my first journey. At Dartmouth College (or rather Hanover), we stayed at President Wheelock's. His wife was a daughtgo every summer to see his father at Lebanon. It was at Hanover, at the house of an old and valued friend, that he died ofinal, and more with Pope, of which I read the whole. At Hanover, from 1805 to 1807, I was in Dartmouth College. One main r
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 17: (search)
y was disposed, from the first, to give me the pleasure of seeing my father at Hanover, where he went early in May, some weeks before we left Boston; and we therefore, I rode on in the chaise with Anna, leaving the coach behind, and arrived at Hanover quite early, to see my father the sooner. The first news I heard, in reply torovidential in the arrangement, which, contrary to our purposes, brought us to Hanover just at the moment I was wanted,—if we had been permitted to fulfil our purposes, we should have passed Hanover, and yet not have arrived at home, so that there would have been no hope of getting me there even for the closing scene, Some derly part of the journey, and he here means that, but for these, their visit in Hanover would have occurred some days earlier.—and gave me there the support of so manlmost entirely in Boston. About the first of August we went to Round Hill and Hanover, but that is all. What the winter will bring forth, we cannot yet begin to for
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
neighborhood of Boston,—in Watertown, Brookline, or Nahant. Often they went to Portland and Gardiner; to Pepperell, the rural home of the Prescotts; to Round Hill, near Northampton, where Mr. Cogswell and Mr. Bancroft had opened a school; or to Hanover, where for some years there were still accounts to settle about the family property, with the old Quaker agent, Friend Williams. One of the farms which he inherited in New Hampshire was sold in 1825, and the rest of the property at Hanover waHanover was finally disposed of in 1830. In the summer of 1827 a journey to Niagara ended by visits on the Hudson, and is thus sketched in a letter to Mr. Daveis:— Of these journeyings you are already partly misinformed, and, as Nic Bottom would say, I will finish that matter myself. We have—as you heard—been to the Westward, but eschewed the Springs, Saratoga. not desiring fashion, but health. We had several bright spots in our journey: first, West Point, where my old friend Thayer's galla
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