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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson 6 0 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 4 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 4 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 4 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2 4 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 4 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lacey, John 1755-1814 (search)
Lacey, John 1755-1814 Military officer; born in Bucks county, Pa., Feb. 4, 1755; was of Quaker descent, but patriotically took command of a volunteer company, and became a captain in Wayne's regiment, with which he served in Canada. Becoming a lieutenant-colonel of militia, he joined Potter's brigade at Whitemarsh, with about 400 men. Before he was twenty-three years old he was made a brigadiergeneral, and was engaged in harassing duty while the British had command of Philadelphia. After the evacuation of that city by the British, he left military life and became active in the civil service of his State, being a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1778, and of the council in 1779. He again entered the military service, and from August, 1780, to October, 1781, was active at the head of a brigade of militia. Removing to New Jersey, he was for many years a county judge, and a member of the legislature. He died in New Mills, N. J., Feb. 17, 1814.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mifflin, Thomas -1800 (search)
Mifflin, Thomas -1800 Military officer; born of Quaker parents, in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1744; was educated in the Philadelphia College; visited Europe in 1765, and, on his return, became a merchant. Having served in the legislature of Pennsylvania, Thomas Mifflin. he was chosen a member of the first Continental Congress in 1774; was appointed major of one of the first regiments raised in Philadelphia, and accompanied Washington as aide-de-camp to Cambridge in the summer of 1775. All through the Revolutionary War Mifflin was a faithful and efficient officer, rising to the rank of major-general in 1777. He was eloquent in speech, and was efficient in rousing his countrymen to action when necessary. In this way, traversing Pennsylvania, he caused large numbers of its citizens to flock to the standard of Washington before the attack on the enemy at Trenton. He was quartermaster-general, and, in 1777, was a member of the board of war. Mifflin was one of Conway's cabal, a co
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mitchell, Silas Weir 1830- (search)
Mitchell, Silas Weir 1830- Physician and author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 15. 1830; was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated at the Jefferson Medical College in 1850. He began practice in Philadelphia, and later became renowned as a physiologist, but more especially as a neurologist. In 1865 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and for many years was identified with the leading scientific societies of the United States and Europe. Dr. Mitchell was also widely known as a poet and novelist. His publications include Treatises on Neurology; Serpent poisons; Comparative Physiology; many papers on neurological subjects; Hepzibah Guinnes; Far in the forest; Characteristics; Hugh Wynne, free Quaker; Adventures of Francois, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quakers. (search)
order to Endicott to stop the persecutions and to send all accused persons to England for trial. This order was sent by the hand of Samuel Shattuck. a banished Quaker, who appeared before Governor Endicott with his hat on. The incensed governor was about to take the usual brutal steps to send him to prison, after ordering an ofon, keeper of the Boston jail, to set all the Quakers free. So ended their severe persecution in New England; but the magistrates continued for some time to whip Quaker men and women, half naked, through the streets of Boston and Salem, until peremptorily forbidden to do so by the King. After Massachusetts had suspended its laembly, could no longer resist the loud cry To arms in Philadelphia and re-echoed from the frontiers. The hostile Indians were among the Juniata Scene in an old Quaker town. settlements. The proprietary party successfully stirred up the people. After a sharp struggle, the Assembly, in consideration of a voluntary subscription
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quakers, Christian (search)
surveyor of east Jersey, and at this time master of the Friends' school at Philadelphia. He was a champion of the Quakers against Cotton Mather and the Boston ministers. He pressed the doctrine of non-resistance to its logical conclusion, that this principle was not consistent with the exercise of political authority. He also attacked negro slavery as inconsistent with those principles. So sharply did Keith criticise the shortcomings of his co-religionists that he was disowned by the Yearly Meeting, when he forthwith instituted a meeting of his own, to which he gave the name of Christian Quakers. A Testimony of Denial was put forth against Keith, who replied in a published address, in which he handled his adversaries without mercy. The Quaker magistrates fined him for insolence, and William Bradford, the only printer in the colony, was called to account for having published Keith's address. He was discharged, but was so annoyed that he removed his printing business to New York.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thomson, Charles 1729-1824 (search)
to America in 1741; educated by the famous Dr. Allison, and became teacher in the Friends' school at Newcastle, Del. Afterwards making his home in Philadelphia, he was favored with the friendship of Dr. Franklin, and, taking an interest in the labors in behalf of the Indians by the Friendly Association, he attended Indian Charles Thomson. treaties. The Delawares adopted him with a name which signified one who speaks the truth. As he was alighting from a carriage in Philadelphia with his Quaker bride—the possessor of a handsome fortune—a messenger came to him from the Continental Congress, just assembled, saying, They want you at Carpenter's Hall to keep the minutes of their proceedings, as you are very expert at that business. Thomson complied, and he served in that capacity almost fifteen years. He was a thorough patriot, and held the respect and confidence of all his associates. He had married, at the age of forty-five, Hannah Harrison, aunt of President Harrison. Thomson w
k Island; the Sacs and Foxes cede to the United States Iowa and a part of Wisconsin, known as the Black Hawk purchase, reserving 40 miles square to Keokuk......Sept. 21, 1832 Zachariah Hawkins, Benjamin Jennings, and others settle a colony at Fort Madison......1832 First permanent settlement in Scott county by Antoine le Claire......1833 Dubuque founded......1833 Iowa included in Territory of Michigan, erected by act approved......June 28, 1834 Aaron Street founds Salem, first Quaker settlement in Iowa......1834 Iowa included in Territory of Wisconsin, erected by act approved. April 20, 1836 Treaty at East Davenport between Governor Dodge, United States commissioner, and the Sacs and Foxes; Indians sell to United States the Keokuk reserve, 256,000 acres, at 75 cents per acre......September, 1836 Burlington, settled in 1833, is incorporated......1837 Treaty with the Sacs and Foxes extends the western boundary of the Black Hawk purchase in lat. 45° 40′ to inc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
on......July 23, 1664 Governor Endicott dies (aged seventy-seven)......May 3, 1665 Massachusetts ordered by the English government to send agents to England to answer for refusing the commissioners jurisdiction; she replies evasively......1666 Baptists form a church in Boston, first in Massachusetts......1664-68 Church of Massachusetts debates with Baptists at Boston......April 14, 1668 Title of reverend first applied to the clergy of New England......1670 Two young married Quaker women walk naked through the towns of Newbury and Salem, in emulation of the prophet Ezekiel, as a sign of the nakedness of the land......1671 George Fox, founder and apostle of the Quakers, comes to Rhode Island, but does not venture into Massachusetts......1672 Governor Bellingham dies in office......1673 Population of Massachusetts proper was over 22,000, that of the Plymouth colony was probably not far from 7,000, while the Indian population was less than 8,000 in both territori
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
om Charles II. by John Clarke, agent for the colony......July 8, 1663 [This charter continued in force till 1843-180 years.] John Clarke presented with £ 100 and payment of his expenses attendant upon the procuring of the charter......Nov. 24, 1663 Boundary dispute between Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut settled by a royal commission......1664 Westerly incorporated as a town......May, 1669 Seventh-Day Baptist Church established at Newport......1671 George Fox, Quaker, preaches in Newport, 1672, and Roger Williams, seventy-three years old, holds a controversy with three disciples of Fox at the Quaker meeting-house at Newport......Aug. 9-12, 1672 Block Island incorporated by the General Assembly, and at the request of the inhabitants named New Shoreham......Nov. 6, 1672 King Philip's War opens by an Indian massacre at Swanze, Mass.......June 24, 1675 Troops repulsed by King Philip, intrenched in a swamp at Pocasset, and he withdraws into Massachus
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Roger 1599-1683 (search)
hn Milton and other distinguished scholars, and wrote and published Experiments of Spiritual life and health, and their preservation. In the autumn of 1654 Williams was elected president, or governor, of Rhode Island. There was then less toleration among the people than formerly, and they became incensed against fanatical persons calling themselves Friends, or Quakers. But Williams refused to persecute them. In 1672 he engaged in a public debate at Newport with George Fox and two other Quaker preachers, one of whom, named Burroughs, was specially pugnacious in support of his views. Afterwards Williams published a controversial work, entitled George Fox digged out of his Burrows. When King Philip's War broke out the venerable founder of Rhode Island watched its progress with great anxiety; and, though he was then seventy-six years old, he accepted a captain's commission, drilled a company at Providence, and erected defences there for women and children. But Providence shared
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