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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace Congresses. (search)
ing States. Delegates to the peace convention were chosen from nearly every State but the seven seceding ones. They met at Willard's Hotel, in Washington, D. C., Feb. 4. The convention was permanently organized by the appointment of ex-President John Tyler, of Virginia, to preside, and Crafts J. Wright, of Ohio, as secretary. The convention was opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. P. D. Gurley. Mr. Guthrie, of Kentucky, opened the business by offering a resolution for the appointment of a commi the United States is allegiance to the national government, and that no State has a constitutional right to secede therefrom. It was rejected by 10 States against 7. Mr. Guthrie offered a preamble to his propositions, which was agreed to, and Mr. Tyler was requested to present the plan to Congress forthwith. This ended the business of the convention, when Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland, obtained leave to place on record and have printed with the proceedings of the convention a resolution deplo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, James Madison 1793-1862 (search)
Porter, James Madison 1793-1862 Jurist; born in Selma, Pa., Jan. 6, 1793; served in the army during the War of 1812; afterwards studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1813. He was appointed Secretary of War by President Tyler, but the nomination was rejected by the Senate. He died in Easton, Pa., Nov. 11, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
lkinsPaDem30 1836. Martin Van Buren For foot-note references see page 291.N. Y.Dem761,54924,893170R. M. Johnson (d) For foot-note references see page 291.KyDem147 W. H. HarrisonO.Whig73Francis GrangerN. Y.Whig77 Hugh L. WhiteTennWhig26John TylerVaWhig47 Daniel WebsterMass.Whig736,65614William SmithAlaDem23 Willie P. MangumN. C.Whig11 1840. W. H. Harrison For foot-note references see page 291.O.Whig1,275,017146,315234John Tyler For foot-note references see page 291.VaWhig234 John Tyler For foot-note references see page 291.VaWhig234 Martin Van BurenN. Y.Dem1,128,70260R. M. JohnsonKyDem48 James G. BirneyN. Y.Lib7,059L. W. TazewellVaDem11 James K. PolkTennDem1 1844. James K. Polk For foot-note references see page 291.TennDem1,337,24338,175170George M. Dallas For foot-note references see page 291.PaDem170 Henry ClayKyWhig1,299,068105T. FrelinghuysenN. J.Whig105 James G. BirneyN. Y.Lib62,300Thomas MorrisO.Lib 1848. Zachary Taylor For foot-note references see page 291.LaWhig1,360,101139,557163Millard Fillmore
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Princeton, the (search)
Princeton, the On Feb. 28, 1845, President Tyler lost two of his most trusted cabinet ministers by an accident. The President and all his cabinet, many members of Congress, and other distinguished citizens, with several ladies, were on board the United States steam ship-of-war Princeton, on a trial-trip down the Potomac from Washington. When they were opposite Mount Vernon one of the largest guns of the Princeton, in firing a salute, burst, scattering its deadly fragments around. The Secretary of State, Abel P. Upshur, and Secretary of the Navy, T. W. Gilmer, and David Gardiner, of New York, were killed. No one else was seriously injured.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Senate, United States (search)
rs, representing one State, had been private soldiers in one and the same volunteer regiment of the Union army. Eleven Senators afterwards became Presidents of the United States—Monroe, Adams (J. Q.), Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison (William H.), Tyler, Pierce, Buchanan, Johnson, Garfield, and Harrison (Benjamin). The first Senator that died during his term was William Grayson, of Virginia, whose death occurred March 1, 1790. The custom of taking public and official action on the decease o pro tempore of the Senate receives the salary of a Vice-President, but he has no vote other than that of a Senator. Of the twenty-four Vice-Presidents, one (Calhoun) resigned; four (Gerry, King, Wilson and Hendricks) died in office; and five (Tyler, Fillmore, Johnson, Arthur, and Roosevelt) exercised the office of President of the United States during vacancies in that office occasioned by death. All of the twenty-four Vice-Presidents except two (Morton and Stevenson), are dead. Their a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Southard, Samuel Lewis 1787-1842 (search)
Southard, Samuel Lewis 1787-1842 Jurist; born in Baskingridge, N. J., June 9, 1787; graduated at Princeton College in 1804; admitted to the bar of Virginia; became associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1815; and elected to the United States Senate as a Whig to fill a. vacancy in 1821. Soon after the expiration of this term he was appointed Secretary of the Navy, and served till March 3, 1829, and during this period he was at times also acting Secretary of the Treasury and of War. In 1829 he was appointed attorney-general of New Jersey; in 1832 was elected governor of the State; and in 1833-42 was again in the United States Senate, becoming its president on the death of President Harrison and the accession of John Tyler in 1841. He died in Fredericksburg, Va., June 26, 1842.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stephens, Alexander Hamilton -1883 (search)
South has controlled the government in its every important action from the beginning. The protective policy was once for a time carried against the South, but that was subsequently completely changed. Our policy ultimately prevailed. The South put in power, or joined the united country in putting in power and sustaining, the administrations of Washington for eight years. She put in and sustained Jefferson for eight years; Madison, eight years; Jackson, eight years; Van Buren, four years; Tyler, four years; Polk, four years; Pierce, four years; and Buchanan, four years. That is to say, the Southern people have aided in making and sustaining the administration for sixty years out of the seventy-two years of the government's existence. Does this look like we were or are in an abject minority, at the mercy of a despotic Northern majority, rapacious to rob and plunder us? It is true we are in a minority, and have been a long time. It is true, also, that a party at the North advocate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
annexation would increase the area and political strength of the slave power, and lead to a war with Mexico. But the matter was persisted in by the South, and, with the approbation of Presi- Map of the battle of San Jacinto. The Alamo. dent Tyler, a treaty to that effect was signed in Washington, D. C., April 12, 1844, by Mr. Calhoun, Secretary of State, and Messrs. Van Zandt and Henderson on the part of Texas. It was rejected by the Senate in June following. The project was presented aolitical question at the Presidential election in the autumn of 1844. James K. Polk had been nominated over Mr. Van Buren, because he was in favor of the annexation. The joint resolution was adopted March 1, 1845, and received the assent of President Tyler the next day. On the last day of his term of office he sent a message to the Texas government, with a copy of the joint resolutions of Congress in favor of annexation. These were considered by a convention in Texas, called for the purpose o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tyler, John 1790-1862 (search)
Tyler, John 1790-1862 Tenth President of the United States, from April 4, 1841, to March 4, 1845; Whig; born in Charles City county, Va., March 29, 1790; graduated at the College of William and Mary in 1807; admitted to the bar in 1809. Two yeartant treaty had been concluded and ratified (August, 1842), when Hugh S. Legare succeeded him. The last important act of Tyler's administration was signing the act for the annexation of Texas. He had been nominated for the Presidency by a conventidied in Richmond, Va., Jan. 18, 1862. Negotiations with Great Britain. In the following special message President Tyler details the results of several important negotiations with the British minister in Washington: Washington, Aug. 11, uches the honor of the country or its great and essential interests. The treaty with Texas. On April 22, 1844, President Tyler sent the following special message to the Congress concerning the treaty between the United States and Texas: Was
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tyler, Lyon Gardiner 1853- (search)
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner 1853- Educator; born in Charles City county, Va., in August, 1853; son of President John Tyler; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1875; Professor of Belles-Lettres at William and Mary College in 1877-78; practised law in Richmond, Va., in 1882-88; elected president of William and Mary College in 1888. He is the author of The letters and times of the Tylers; Parties and patronage in the United States; Cradle of the republic; The contribution of William and Mary to the making of the Union, etc.
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