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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maury, Sarah Mytton 1803-1849 (search)
Maury, Sarah Mytton 1803-1849 Author; born in Liverpool, England, Nov. 1, 1803; was educated there; came to the United States in a packet-ship in 1846. During the trip small-pox broke out among the steerage passengers, of whom there were many. After her arrival she influenced Congress to pass a law making sanitary provisions for emigrant vessels obligatory, and later she secured the passage of a similar law in the British Parliament. Her publications include The Englishwoman in America; The statesmen of America in 1846; Progress of the Catholic Church in America, etc. She died in Virginia in October, 1849.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
n for the battle, although its term had expired. All its members received medalsBronze. March 3, 1863 Dec. 17, 1863Maj.-Gen. Ulysses S. GrantVictories of Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, ChattanoogaGold. Jan. 28, 1864Cornelius VanderbiltGift of ship VanderbiltGold. July 26, 1866Capts. Creighton, Low, and StoufflerRescuing 500 passengers from the S. S. San Francisco. July 26, 1853. Creighton of the Three Bells, Glasgow; Low, of the bark Kelly, of Boston; and Stouffler, of the ship Antarctic, LiverpoolGold. Medals awarded by the Congress of the United States—Continued. Date of Resolution.To whom presented.For what service.Metal. March 2, 1867Cyrus W. FieldLaying the Atlantic cableGold. March 16, 1867George PeabodyPromotion of educationGold. March 1, 1871George F. RobinsonSaving William H. Seward from assassination, April 14, 1865. Besides the medal, $5,000Gold. Feb. 24, 1873Capt. Crandall and others, Long Island light-house keeper and crewSaving passengers from the Metis, of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Moody, Dwight Lyman 1837-1899 (search)
ristian work in York. This mission produced many good results, and the fame of it spread widely. Later he visited Sunderland, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and other places. From England he went to Edinburgh, and soon afterwards the whole of Scotland was aroused. Great meetings were held in Dundee, Glasgow, and other important cities. After visiting the chief cities of Ireland, where he met with similar success, he returned to England, and conducted great meetings in Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool. His greatest meetings of all were held in Agricultural Hall, London, where audiences of from 10,000 to 20,000 gathered. In November, 1875, enormous meetings were begun in Philadelphia, continuing for three months. Then, in turn, New York, Chicago, and Boston had similar religious awakenings. In the latter city a great tabernacle was built in 1877, at a cost of $40,000, and daily meetings were held for four months, with an average attendance of from 5,000 to 10,000. Like success attend
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Panama Canal. (search)
canalOct., 1876 Lieut. L. A. B. Wyse's survey (1875) PublishedAutumn, 1877 Explorations of Reclus and Sosa1878 International Canal Congress convened in ParisMay 15, 1879 Seven schemes proposed; canal from Gulf of Limon to Bay of Panama recommended (by 74-8)May 29, 1879 De Lesseps arrives at the isthmusDec. 31, 1879 Canal through Nicaragua proposed by Americans; favored by General GrantSept., 1879 De Lesseps's scheme opposed by the United States governmentMarch, 1880 De Lesseps, at Liverpool, describes his plan; canal to be 46 miles longMay 31, 1880 Engineers leave Paris Jan. 3; at workFeb. 24, 1881 Number of men said to be employed, 11,0001883 Company had expended 1,400,000,000 francs up to1888 French government authorizes a lottery for the workJune 8, 1888 Company suspends paymentDec. 11, 1888 Report of Inquiry commission states that 900,000,000 francs will be required to finish the workMay 5, 1890 M. Ferdinand and Charles de Lesseps, Fontane, Cotter, and Eiffel, sen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
stocracy of England dread American example. They may well admire and envy the strength of our government, when, instead of England's impressment and pinched levies, patriotism marshals 600,000 volunteers in six months. The English merchant is jealous of our growth; only the liberal middle classes sympathize with us. When the two other classes are divided, this middle class rules. But now Herod and Pilate are agreed. The aristocrat, who usually despises a trader, whether of Manchester or Liverpool, as the South does a negro, now is secessionist from sympathy, as the trader is from interest. Such a union no middle class can checkmate. The only danger of war with England is, that, as soon as England declared war with us, she would recognize the Southern Confederacy immediately, just as she stands, slavery and all, as a military measure. As such, in the heat of passion, in the smoke of war, the English people, all of them, would allow such a recognition even of a slave-holding emp
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Proctor, Henry A. 1765-1859 (search)
Proctor, Henry A. 1765-1859 Military officer; born in Wales in 1765; joined the British army in 1781, and rose to the rank of major-general after his service in Canada in 1813. He was sent to Canada in command of a regiment in 1812, and, as acting brigadier-general, commanded British troops at Amherstburg, under the direction of General Brock, to prevent Hull's invasion of Canada. For his victory at Frenchtown he was made a brigadier-general. He and his Indian allies were repulsed at Fort Meigs and at Fort Stephenson, and he was defeated in the battle of the Thames by General Harrison. For his conduct in America, especially at Frenchtown, he was afterwards court-martialled, and suspended from command for six months; but was again in active service, and was made a lieutenant-general. He died in Liverpool, England, in 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rideing, William Henry 1853- (search)
Rideing, William Henry 1853- Editor; born in Liverpool, England, Feb. 17, 1853; has been connected with the Springfield Republican, New York Times, New York Tribune, and the Youth's companion. He is the author of Pacific railways illustrated; A saddle in the wild West. etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sandiford, Ralph 1693-1733 (search)
Sandiford, Ralph 1693-1733 Author; born in Liverpool, England, about 1693; settled in Pennsylvania, where he became a Quaker preacher; was one of the earliest abolitionists, and in the advocacy of negro rights published A brief examination of the practice of the times, by the foregoing and present dispensation, etc. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 28, 1733.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), C. S. S. Savannah, the (search)
iding gracefully into the element which was to bear her to foreign lands, there to be crowned with the laurels of success. On May 25 this purely American-built vessel left Savannah, Ga., and glided out from its waste of marshes, under the command of Capt. Moses Rogers, with Stephen Rogers as navigator. The port of New London, Conn., had furnished these able seamen. The steamer reached Liverpool June 20, the passage having occupied twenty-six days, upon eighteen of which she had used her paddles. On the arrival of the vessel on the coast of Ireland, Lieut. John Bowie, of the King's cutter Kite, sent a boat-load of sailors to board the Savannah to assist her crew to extinguish the fires of what his Majesty's officers supposed to be a burning ship. the Savannah, after visiting Liverpool, continued her voyage on July 23, and reached St. Petersburg in safety. Leaving the latter port on Oct. 10, this adventurous craft completed the round voyage upon her arrival at Savannah, Nov. 30.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Soule, Pierre 1802- (search)
suspension of her intercourse with us. And France, with the heavy task now on her hands, and when she so eagerly aspires to take her seat as the acknowledged chief of the European family, would have no inducement to assume the burden of another war, nor any motive to repine at seeing that we took in our keeping the destinies of the New World, as she will soon have those of the Old. I close this despatch in haste, as I have no time left me to carry it further. Mr. McRae leaves for Liverpool within a few minutes. I intrust to him details which would not have found a place here. nor in the other despatch. He will impart to you what of my mind I am not able to pour out in these lines. Respectfully yours, Pierre Soule. Hon. William L. Marcy, Secretary of State. Aix la Chapelle, Oct. 18, 1857. Sir,—The undersigned, in compliance with the wish expressed by the President in the several confidential despatches you have addressed to us respectively to that effect, have met
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