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James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 20 0 Browse Search
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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 11 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
e her will, she sends her proclamation down to the Gulf —freedom to every man beneath the stars. and death to every institution that disturbs our peace or threatens the future of the republic. The following is an extract from his oration on Garrison: His was an earnestness that would take no denial, that consumed opposition in the intensity of its convictions, that knew nothing but right. As friend after friend gathered slowly, one by one, to his side, in that very meeting of a dozen complete steel, this solitary evangelist—to make Christians of 20,000,000 of people! I am not exaggerating. You know, older men, who can go back to that period; I know that when one, kindred to a voice that you have heard to-day, whose pathway Garrison's bloody feet had made easier for the treading, when he uttered in a pulpit in Boston only a few strong words, injected in the course of a sermon, his venerable father, between seventy and eighty years, was met the next morning and his hand shak
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thompson, George 1804-1878 (search)
Thompson, George 1804-1878 Reformer; born in Liverpool, England, June 18, 1804; came to the United States at the request of William Lloyd Garrison to aid the abolition cause; addressed large meetings in the Northern States, and through his efforts 150 anti-slavery societies were formed. He was threatened by mobs several times, and once, when in Boston, escaped death by fleeing in a small boat to an English vessel, on which he sailed to England. His visit created much excitement and was denounced by President Jackson in a message to Congress. He revisited the United States in 1851, and again during the Civil War, when a public reception was given in his honor at which President Lincoln and his cabinet were present. In 1870 a testimonial fund was raised for him by his admirers in the United States and in England. He died in Leeds, England, Oct. 7, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ted States, is purchased in England and arrives in New York in June, 1829; shipped to Carbondale, and tried on the track at Honesdale......Aug. 8, 1829 William Lloyd Garrison publishes the Genius at Baltimore, Md., advocating immediate emancipation......1829 Twenty-first Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 7, 1829 years instead of fourteen, with renewal of fourteen years more, and wife and children of author, in case of his death, entitled to a renewal......1831 William Lloyd Garrison begins the publication of the Liberator at Boston......1831 Twenty-second Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 5, 1831 National Republican pat ordering the removal of squatters from Missouri and Texas settling in Oklahoma......April 26, 1879 Army appropriation bill vetoed......April 29, 1879 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist, born 1804, dies at New York......May 24, 1879 President vetoes the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation bill......May 29,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
bration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Woburn begins......Oct. 2, 1892 Gen. Benj. F. Butler, born 1818, dies at Washington, D. C., Jan. 11, buried at Lowell......Jan. 16, 1893 Phillips Brooks, Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, dies at his home, Boston......Jan. 23, 1893 Great fire in Boston; loss, $5,000,000......March 10, 1893 Tremont Temple destroyed by fire......March 19, 1893 Lizzie Borden tried and acquitted......June 20, 1893 Statue of William Lloyd Garrison unveiled at Newburyport......July 4, 1893 Mrs. Lucy Stone, one of the earliest champions of women's rights, dies at Boston......Oct. 18, 1893 Francis Parkman dies at Jamaica Plains, at the age of seventy years......Nov. 8, 1893 Ex-Gov. William Gaston dies at Boston, aged seventy-four......Jan. 19, 1894 Miss Helen Shafer, president of Wellesley College, born 1840, dies......Jan. 20, 1894 Fast Day abolished and April 19, the anniversary of the battle of Lexington, subst
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
.Nov. 16, 1776 Fort Lee, opposite Fort Washington on the Hudson, evacuated by the Americans under General Greene......Nov. 18, 1776 New York convention adopts a constitution......March 6–May 13, 1777 General Burgoyne with 7,173 British and German troops, besides several thousand Canadians and Indians, appears before Ticonderoga......July 1, 1777 George Clinton elected governor......July 3, 1777 John Jay appointed chief-justice and Robert R. Livingston chancellor......1777 Garrison under General St. Clair abandon Ticonderoga......July 6, 1777 Murder of Jane McCrea by the Indians near Fort Edward......July 27, 1777 General St. Clair joins General Schuyler at Fort Edward, which is abandoned, and the Americans retire across the Hudson to Saratoga, and thence to Stillwater; Burgoyne reaches the Hudson......July 29, 1777 St. Leger, co-operating with Burgoyne, advances from Montreal with a large force of Canadians and Indians; invests Fort Stanwix......Aug. 3, 1777
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Westminster Abbey. (search)
Slidell and Mason affair; and Disraeli; and Canning, who used the proud sen- The Earl of Chatham's monument, Westminster Abbey. tence, I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old ; and Chatham, his eagle face kindling with the passion with which he pleaded the rights of the colonists. There, too, lies Wilberforce, whose benevolent principles were practically the great question at stake in the American Civil War, and from whom the American abolitionists W. Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips drew no small part of their inspiration. Among the statesmen in the north transept, next to the statue of Lord Beaconsfield, is the monument of the Irish admiral, Sir Peter Warren, who helped to take Louisburg from the French in 1745. He commanded on the American Station for years, and owned the tract of land in New York City once known as Greenwich Village. His house was still shown in 1863. Warren Street and Warren Place— which run through part of his orig
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
e had been deputed by the abolitionists of the city, William L. Garrison, Samuel E. Sewall, and others, to inform me of my ap Tavern; and on the day following, in company with William Lloyd Garrison, I left for New York. At that city we were joinedy and perhaps with peril. The fine, intellectual head of Garrison, prematurely bald, was conspicuous. The sunny-faced youne absent, read something from my pen eulogistic of William Lloyd Garrison; and Lewis Tappan and Amos A. Phelps, a Congregati convened for the deliverance of his people. He spoke of Garrison in terms of warmest eulogy, as one who had stirred the hen, of New York, president, and Elizur Wright, Jr., William Lloyd Garrison, and A. L. Cox, secretaries. Among the vice-presi intrust the matter to a subcommittee, consisting of William L. Garrison, S. J. May, and myself; and, after a brief consultat the American Anti-slavery Society. A letter to William Lloyd Garrison, president of the society: Amesbury, Nov. 24,
se of English reading. lie listened on the sabbath to the eloquent discourses of the Rev. Dr. Greenwood at King's Chapel, and occasionally heard the polished sentences of Edward Everett on the platform, and the solid arguments of Rufus Choate and Daniel Webster at the bar. His father's position as high sheriff of the county gave him ready access to the society of the leading lawyers of the day, and naturally inclined him to adopt the law as his profession. Whether at this period he read Mr. Garrison's uncompromising Liberator, established on the 1st of January, 1831, or sympathized with the rising pulsebeat of that tremendous power of which he was to become a prominent director, and which was to change the destiny of this nation, is not now clearly known: but the immortal works of genius whose spirit he had fondly breathed are instinct with the love of human liberty; and his mind had thus been nurtured for the acceptance and performance of his mission, whenever his day should come.
Chapter 5: The steady Increase and Arrogance of the slave-power. Mr. Garrison's efforts to resist it. opprobrium cast upon the Abolitionists. the Annexation of Texas. Mr. Sumner's view of slavery in the true grandeur of nations. compliments of Richard Cobden, Chief-justice Story, and Theodore Parker. extracts egislation of the country. To resist the encroachments, or even to discuss the principles, of the servile system was deemed fanatical and revolutionary. William Lloyd Garrison, an invicible champion of freedom, was indeed, though the columns of his Liberator, boldly denouncing the inhumanity of the peculiar institution and warniagainst its admission as a slave State. These resolutions were eloquently and earnestly supported by Mr. Sumner, Mr. John G. Palfrey, Mr. Wendell Phillips, Mr. W. L. Garrison, and other Able advocates of freedom. During his remarks Mr. Sumner eloquently exclaimed:-- God forbid that the votes and voices of the freemen of t
ter act; always confessing a loyalty to principles higher than any party ties. On this solid platform of conscience and of duty, dealing his blows against the peculiar institution, Mr. Sumner proudly stood. He clearly saw and openly rebuked the subservience of his party to the slaveocracy of the South; and though not then an aspirant for political power, he caught prophetic glimpses of a rupture in the Whig organization, and of the ultimate triumph of the right. With the uncompromising Garrison he had not yet come into sympathy; but within the constitution of the United States, he declared himself an eternal foe to slavery. His wing of the party soon received the title of Conscience Whigs; and conscience over might or cotton will eventually prevail. Mr. Sumner was not for a moment idle. In January, 1847, he made a very able argument before the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, against the validity of enlistments in the regiment of volunteers raised by the State for the Mexican
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