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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