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or the seat of war. The streets along their line of march were densely thronged. It was the occasion of the greatest demonstration since the reception of Daniel Webster, in 1852.--Boston Transcript, July 24. The Twenty-Third Regiment of Pennsylvania State Militia returned to Philadelphia from the seat of war, their term of enlistment having expired on the 21st. The regiment is composed entirely of citizens of Philadelphia.--Philadelphia Press, July 24. Doctor belt of Prince Georges County, Maryland, was arrested at Washington, D. C., on a charge of uttering treasonable language against the Government. He would have been hung by the mob, but for the active interference of army cavalry officers, a squad of whom assisted in taking him to jail. Henry Banon, and J. D. Catlin of Georgetown, were also arrested and jailed on a charge of conspiring against the Government.--National Intelligencer, July 24. Much severity is displayed against General Patterson, for not continui
rl had been cooking for the family. There are evidences, also, in every paper I pick up, of the beneficial effect of Northern free emigration. Wherever the free colonists settle, up goes the price of land forthwith. Here is an illustration: Rise of real estate. Mr. Seth Halsey, a few days since, sold his farm of 600 acres near Lynchbury, Va., to Mr. Barksdale, of Halifax, for $45 per acre. He purchased it several years ago of S. M. Scott, for $27 per acre. In the county of Prince George, land, it appears, is equally valuable. The Planter's Advocate notices the sale of a farm in Bladensburg District, consisting of one hundred and ninety-one acres of unimproved land, for $3,247--seventeen dollars per acre. Another farm, near Patuxent City, Charles County, near the dividing line, was sold for $8,000; another still, in the same neighborhood, for $41 per acre. The Advocate contains another paragraph, which I cheerfully subjoin, as illustrative of the happy effects o
llars per day to our State and Federal Government. I, for one am tired of such a useless tax, and will now suggest a form of government which will rid the people of it and them. I propose that Virginia forthwith declare herself independent of the Federal Government, and then that every county in the State of Virginia declare itself independent of the State government — each county taking care of itself; every county will be taken care of. Justice being the law, and magistrates enforcing it, we shall have no need of learned ignoramuses to legislate for us. By throwing open our ports we should make friends of the world, and have no need of standing armies, nor Old Abe as President. Our postal affairs can be much better conducted by express companies, on the insurance principle. Respectfully submitted by L. L. Lee, Of Prince George County, Va. Eden, April 9, 1861. P. S.--Let him that is opposed to me challenge for debate; Those that take sides with me will promulgat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Covington, Leonard 1768- (search)
Covington, Leonard 1768- Military officer; born in Aquasco, Prince George co., Md., Oct. 30, 1768; was commissioned lieutenant of dragoons March 14, 1792; joined the army under General Wayne, and behaved so gallantly in the war with the Indians in 1794 that his general made honorable mention of his services. He was promoted to captain, and soon afterwards retired from the military service. After occupying a seat in the legislature of Maryland, he was a member of Congress from 1805 to 1807. In the latter year he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of cavalry, and was made a brigadier in 1813, and ordered to the northern frontier. In the battle at Chrysler's Field (Nov. 11, 1813) he was mortally wounded, and died three days afterwards, Nov. 14, 1813.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Duval, Gabriel, 1752-1844 (search)
Duval, Gabriel, 1752-1844 Statesman; born in Prince George county, Md., Dec. 6, 1752; was a member of Congress, 1794-96, when he resigned upon his appointment as judge of the Supreme Court of Maryland. In 1811 he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court and served until 1836, when he resigned. He died in Prince George county, March 6, 1844. Duval, Gabriel, 1752-1844 Statesman; born in Prince George county, Md., Dec. 6, 1752; was a member of Congress, 1794-96, when he resigned upon his appointment as judge of the Supreme Court of Maryland. In 1811 he was appointed to the United States Supreme Court and served until 1836, when he resigned. He died in Prince George county, March 6, 1844.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), L'enfant, Peter Charles 1755-1825 (search)
L'enfant, Peter Charles 1755-1825 Engineer; born in France in 1755; came to America with Lafayette and entered the Continental army as an engineer in 1777. He was made a captain in February, 1778; was severely wounded at the siege of Savannah in 1779; served under the immediate command of Washington afterwards; and was made a major in May, 1783. The order, or jewel, of the Society of the Cincinnati was designed by Major L'Enfant. He was also author of the plan of the city of Washington. In 1812 he was appointed Professor of Engineering at West Point, but declined. He died in Prince George's county, Md., June 14, 1825.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smallwood, William 1732-1792 (search)
ngton, at New York, before the battle of Long Island, was composed of men belonging to the best families of his native State. These suffered in that battle, at William Smallwood which Smallwood was not present. He was in the action at White Plains, about two months later; and when, late in the summer of 1777, the British, under the Howes, appeared in Chesapeake Bay, he was sent to gather the militia on the western shore of Maryland. With about 1,000 of these he joined Washington after the battle of Brandywine. He was in the battle of Germantown with his militia. While with Gates, in the South, he was promoted major-general (Sept. 15, 1780), and soon afterwards he returned to the North. Smallwood refused to serve under Baron de Steuben, who was his senior officer, and demanded that his own cornmission should be dated two years before his appointment. He was a member of Congress in 1785, and governor of Maryland in 1785-88. He died in Prince George county, Md., Feb. 14, 1792.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
ederals under Gen. Lew. Wallace in a battle on the Monocacy River......July 9, 1864 Convention for framing a new constitution meets at Annapolis, April 27; completes its work, Sept. 6; ratified......Oct. 12-13, 1864 [This constitution abolished slavery, and disfranchised all who had aided or encouraged rebellion against the United States. Home vote, 27,541 for, 29,536 against; soldiers, 2,633 for, 263 against; majority for, 375.] Maryland Agricultural College established in Prince George's county......1865 Fair held at Baltimore for the relief of the destitute in the Southern States; net receipts, $164,569.97......April, 1866 Peabody Institute formally inaugurated; George Peabody present......Oct. 24, 1866 Legislature passes a very stringent Sunday law......1866 Johns Hopkins University incorporated......Aug. 24, 1867 New constitution, framed by a convention which met at Annapolis May 8, 1867, which abolishes office of lieutenant-governor, ratified by the peopl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Otho Holland 1749- (search)
Williams, Otho Holland 1749- Military officer: born in Prince George county, Md., in March, 1749; was left an orphan at twelve years of age; appointed lieutenant of a rifle company at the beginning of the Revolution, he marched to the Continen- Otho Holland Williams. tal camp at Cambridge; and in 1776 was appointed major of a new rifle regiment, which formed part of the garrison of Fort Washington, New York, when it was captured. He gallantly opposed the Hessian column, but was wounded and made prisoner. Being soon exchanged, he was made colonel of the 6th Maryland Regiment, with which he accompanied De Kalb to South Carolina; and when Gates took command of the Southern Army Colonel Williams was made adjutant-general. In the battle near Camden he gained great distinction for coolness and bravery, and performed efficient service during Greene's famous retreat, as commander of a light corps that formed the rear-guard. At the battle at Guilford Court-house he was Greene's sec
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 20: (search)
d of cattle which the Federal army was grazing near Coggins' point, on the James river. He took with him the division of W. H. F. Lee, Rosser's and Dearing's brigades, and 100 men from Young's and Dunovant's brigades, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Miller, Sixth South Carolina. Moving down Rowanty creek to Wilkinson's bridge the first day, General Hampton next found it necessary to pass to the rear of Grant's army and force his lines at some point. He selected Sycamore church, Prince George county, as his point of attack, and before night of the next day had his men on the Blackwater at Cook's bridge, where he believed the enemy would not be looking for him, the bridge having been destroyed. After constructing a new bridge, he crossed at midnight, and his force advanced in three columns, one under Lee, another under Dearing, while Hampton himself, with the commands of Rosser and Miller, moved directly on Sycamore church. Each column was successful in its attack early in the m
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