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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
une 1, 1780 All paroles to prisoners not taken by capitulation and not in confinement at the surrender of Charleston are declared null and void after June 20, and holders required actively to aid military operations or be treated as rebels......June 3, 1780 Affair at Rocky Mount......July 30, 1780 Battle of Hanging Rock......Aug. 6, 1780 Battle of Camden; Americans under General Gates attack the British under Cornwallis and are repulsed......Aug. 16, 1780 Americans under Colonel Williams defeat the British at Musgrove's Mills on the Ennoree......Aug. 18, 1780 Sixty distinguished citizens of South Carolina are seized by the British and transported to St. Augustine as prisoners......Aug. 27, 1780 Battle of King's Mountain......Oct. 7, 1780 Col. Thomas Sumter extends his campaign into South Carolina; he captures a British supply train, Aug. 15; is surprised by Tarleton and defeated at Fishing Creek, Aug. 18; defeats Maj. James Wemyss in a night attack on Broad Riv
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
Nov. 6, 1863 Longstreet besieges Knoxville and is repulsed......Nov. 17, 1863 Grant defeats Bragg in battle of Chattanooga.......Nov. 23-25, 1863 Longstreet repulses Federals under Gen. J. M. Shackelford at Bean's Station, east Tennessee......Dec. 14, 1863 Fort Pillow captured by Confederates under Gen. N. B. Forrest, and garrison of colored troops annihilated......April 12, 1864 Federals under Gen. A. C. Gillem surprise the Confederate Gen. John H. Morgan at the house of a Mrs. Williams in Greeneville, east Tennessee. In attempting to escape he is killed......Sept. 4, 1864 Federals under Schofield repulse Confederates under Hood at Franklin......Nov. 30, 1864 Federals retire from Franklin and occupy Nashville Dec. 1; Hood advances and partially invests Nashville......Dec. 3-14, 1864 Thomas defeats Hood at Nashville......Dec. 15-16, 1864 Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery framed by a convention which sits at Nashville, Jan. 9 to Jan. 26, 1865, rati
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
the last vestige of that hateful prejudice which has been the strongest external support of Southern slavery. We must lift ourselves at once to the true Christian altitude where all distinctions of black and white are overlooked in the heartfelt recognition of the brotherhood of man. I must not close this letter without confessing that I cannot be sufficiently thankful to the Divine Providence which, in a great measure through thy instrumentality, turned me away so early from what Roger Williams calls the world's great trinity—pleasure, profit, and honor, to take side with the poor and oppressed. I am not insensible to literary reputation. I love, perhaps too well, the praise and good — will of my fellow-men; but I set a higher value on my name as appended to the anti-slavery declaration of 1833 than on the title-page of any book. Looking over a life marked by many errors and shortcomings, I rejoice that I have been able to maintain the pledge of that signature, and that, in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Roger 1599-1683 (search)
Williams, Roger 1599-1683 Founder of Rhode Island; born in Wales in 1599; went to London at anthe civil power to impose faith and worship. Williams made some slight concessions, and the time fomersion by a layman—Ezekiel Holliman—and then Williams baptized Holliman and ten others, and a church was organized. Williams soon doubted the validity of his own baptism and that of the others. He ings, until a charter was procured in 1644 by Williams, who went to England for it. On the voyage thth of Charles I. trouble in the colony caused Williams to be sent to England again, where he remaine their preservation. In the autumn of 1654 Williams was elected president, or governor, of Rhode calling themselves Friends, or Quakers. But Williams refused to persecute them. In 1672 he engagegnacious in support of his views. Afterwards Williams published a controversial work, entitled Geor towns. Notwithstanding the bad treatment Roger Williams received from Massachusetts, he was always[1 more...]<
, so far as we may judge him by the traits which have been developed in him during and since the war, an exception to this rule. With all his pretensions to learning, and amid all the appliances of civilization by which he has surrounded himself, he is still the same old Plymouth-Rock man, that his ancestor was, three centuries ago. He is the same gloomy, saturnine fanatic; he has the same impatience of other men's opinions, and is the same vindictive tyrant that he was when he expelled Roger Williams from his dominions. The cockatrice's egg has hatched a savage, in short, that refuses to be civilized. The Oreto was in court whilst I was in Nassau; the Attorney- General of the colony having libelled her for a breach of the British Foreign Enlistment Act. After a long and tedious trial, during which it was proved that she had left England unarmed, and unprovided with a warlike crew, she was released, very much to the gratification of my friend, Maffitt, who had been anxiously await
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 1: travellers and explorers, 1583-1763 (search)
ports of some New World voyagers one of his most momentous inspirations. Hugh Peters and the younger Harry Vane were only two of the temporary Americans who returned to take a lively part in the pamphleteering conflicts of the Protectorate. Roger Williams divided his controversial activities equally between the old and New England, and his Key into the languages of America was cast into shape while he was on his way from one to the other. Robert Sedgwick, one of the worthiest of those New Ehese groups, called in derision Quakers, wrote as freely as they discoursed, and the spirit that animated them brooked no interference with either speech or progress. The names of several, Mary Dyer, Marmaduke Stevenson, and George Fox, whom Roger Williams digg'd out of his Burrowes, to wit Edward Burroughs, are better known, but none of them wrote more forcefully than Alice Curwen. In the year 1660, hearing of the great Tribulation that the Servants of the Lord did suffer in Boston, of cruel
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 3: the Puritan divines, 1620-1720 (search)
Ward, John Eliot; the democratic group-roger Williams, Thomas Hooker. the second generation: the t(in other and precious Truths of God) --as Roger Williams acknowledged — were for the moment sadly odemocratic philosophy of the generation of Roger Williams. He reasoned according to his light; and rties. Born nearly two-score years before Roger Williams, he was well advanced in his sixties when se early times, we must set the figures of Roger Williams and Thomas Hooker over against John Cotton and the theocrats. Roger Williams, advocate of toleration, was the most tempestuous soul thrown cience of the individual Christian; and so Roger Williams threw himself into the work of spreading tiscussions with Sir Harry Vane had carried Roger Williams far into the field of political speculatio fundamentally hostile; and the fate which Roger Williams suffered was prophetic of the lot that awa many good men in Boston who believed — as Roger Williams said of John Cotton — that God would not s[1 more.
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 5: Bryant and the minor poets (search)
am, imaging the waters of the globe. Sometimes the phenomenon is static and calls his imagination to penetrate its secret history, or what changes it has seen about it, as when he looks at the fountain Poems, p. 185. or is among the trees. Ibid., p. 321. Sometimes the vision rides upon or stands beside no force in Nature, but is his own direct report, as in Fifty years, on the changes in individual lives, in history, in inventions, especially in these States, since his class graduated at Williams. Broad surveys of human affairs and of the face of earth, so dull, routine, bombastic as far as attempted in Thomson's Liberty, in Blair's Grave, in White's Time, become in Bryant's less pretentious poems the essential triumph of a unique imagination. The mode remained a favourite to the end: large as in The flood of years, intimate and tender in A Lifetime. No American poet, except Whitman, had an imagination at all like Bryant's, or, indeed, except Whitman and Emerson, as great as Bryan
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
sh, Thomas, 116, I 17 Whitman, Elizabeth, 285 Whitman, Walt, 261, 262, 266, 268, 270, 271 Whittier, J. G., 86, 261, 262 Who wants a Guinea? 228 Wieland, 289, 292 Wigglesworth, Edward, 73,74, 75 Wigglesworth, Michael, 154, 156-157, 158, 160 Wigglesworth, Samuel, 154 Wilberforce, Bishop, 20 Wild Honeysuckle, the, 183 Wilderness and the War-path, the, 318 Wilkins, E. G., 230 Willard, Rev., Samuel, 158 William Gilmore Simms, 224 n. William Penn, 222, 225 Williams, Roger, 4, 8, 38, 39, 43-45, 50 Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 223, 224, 230, 241-243, 243 n., 262, 280 Wilson, Alexander, 163, 180, 189, 196 Wilson, James, 135 Winds, the, 271 Wing-and-wing, 302 Wingfield, Edward M., 16 Winslow, Edward, 19 Winter Piece, 273 Winthrop, James, 148 Winthrop, John, 19, 21-22, 23, 23 n., 27, 35 Wirt, William, 190, 202-203, 233, 236-237, 240 Wise, John, 52-54, 55 Witch trial at Mount Holly, a, 95 Wizard of the rock, the, 177 Wolcott,
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 24 (search)
o. You say that is a superstitious blood. He was uneducated. You say that makes a man narrow-minded. He was a Catholic. Many say that is but another name for intolerance. And yet — negro, Catholic, slave-he took his place by the side of Roger Williams, and said to his committee: Make it the first line of my Constitution that I know no difference between religious beliefs. [Applause.] Now, blue-eyed Saxon, proud of your race, go back with me to the commencement of the century, and sele of this negro,--rare military skill, profound knowledge of human nature, content to blot out all party distinctions, and trust a state to the blood of its sons,--anticipating Sir Robert Peel fifty years, and taking his station by the side of Roger Williams before any Englishman or American had won the right;--and yet this is the record which the history of rival states makes up for this inspired black of St. Domingo. [Cheers.] It was 1801. The Frenchmen who lingered on the island described
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