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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
Lydia Maria Child, Letters of Lydia Maria Child (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Winslow Sewall) 6 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 6 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 5 1 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 4 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 4 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boyd, John Parker, 1764- (search)
Boyd, John Parker, 1764- Military officer; born in Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 21, 1764; entered the military service of the United States in 1786, but soon afterwards went to the East Indies and entered the Mahratta service, in which he rose to the rank of commander, and at one time led 10,000 men. He first raised three battalions of 500 men each, with a few English officers, whom, as well as his men, he hired, at a certain amount a month, to any of the Indian princes who needed their services. Their equipment, including guns and elephants, was at, his own expense. He was at one time in the pay of Holkar, in the Peishwa's service, and afterwards John Parker Boyd. in that of Nizam Ali Khan. Arriving at Madras in July, 1789, he was given, by the ruler, the command of 10,000) men. When demands for his services almost ceased, he sold out and went to Paris. In 1808 he returned to the United States, and re-entered the army as colonel of the 4th Infantry on Oct. 7 of that year. In
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, Moses, 1742-1804 (search)
Brown, Moses, 1742-1804 Naval officer; born in Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 20, 1742; served through the Revolutionary War. While in command of the Intrepid he captured four English vessels in the latter half of 1779; and was placed in command of the Merrimack, when that vessel was completed for the government. In 1799-1801 he captured the French ships Le Phenix, Le Magicien, Le Bonaparte, and Le Brillante. He died at sea, Jan. 1, 1804.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cushing, Caleb 1800-1879 (search)
Cushing, Caleb 1800-1879 Jurist; born in Salisbury, Mass., Jan. 17, 1800; graduated at Harvard University in 1817; became a distinguished lawyer, in which profession he began practice at Newburyport, Mass. He served in the State legislature, and was in Congress from 1835 to 1843, as a Whig Representative, when, with Mr. Tyler, he became an active member of the Democratic party. President Tyler sent him as commissioner to China, where, in 1844, he negotiated an important treaty. He advocaushing. policy of war with Mexico, and led a regiment to the field. In 1853 President Pierce called Mr. Cushing to his cabinet as Attorney-General. In 1860 he was president of the Democratic convention at Charleston. In 1866 he was one of three commissioners appointed to codify the laws of the United States; in 1871 was one of the counsel on the part of the United States before the Geneva Arbitration Tribunal; and in 1873-77 was minister to Spain. He died in Newburyport, Mass., Jan. 2, 1879.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
St. Mary's, Savannah. Illinois—Chicago, Galena. Indiana—Evansville, Indianapolis, Michigan City. Iowa—Burlington. Dubuque. Kentucky—Louisville, Paducah. Loulsiana—Brashear, New Orleans. Maine—Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Castine, Eastport, Ellsworth, Houlton, Kennebunk, Machias, Portland, Saco, Waldoborough, Wiscasset, York. Maryland—Annanolis, Baltimore. Crisfield. Massachusetts—Barnstable, Boston, Edgarton, Fall River, Gloucester, Marblehead, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, Plymouth. Salem. Michigan—Detroit, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids. Marquette, Port Huron. Minnesota—Duluth, St. Paul. Mississippi—Natchez, Shieldsborough, Vicksburg. Missouri—Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis. Montana—Fort Benton. Nebraska—Omaha. New Hampshire—Portsmouth. New Jersey—Bridgeton, Newark, Perth Amboy, Somers Point, Trenton, Tuckerton. New York—Albany, Buffalo, Cape Vincent, Dunkirk, New York, Ogdensburg, Oswego, Patchogue,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dexter, Timothy, 1743-1806 (search)
Dexter, Timothy, 1743-1806 Merchant; born in Maiden, Mass., Jan. 22, 1743. Inordinate vanity and extraordinary shrewdness were combined in him with almost imbecility in all matters excepting those of trade. It is of him that the story is told that he sent a lot of warming-pans to the West Indies, which he disposed of at a large profit to the sugar manufacturers for use as skimmers. He died in Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 26, 1806.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garrison, William Lloyd 1804-1879 (search)
Garrison, William Lloyd 1804-1879 Abolitionist; born in Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 12, 1804; was a shoemaker's apprentice, but finally learned the art of printing, and became a contributor to the press in early life. In all his writings he showed a philanthropic spirit, and a sympathy for the oppressed everywhere. In 1827 he edited the National philanthropist, in Boston; and, as assistant editor of a Baltimore paper, he denounced the taking of a cargo of slaves from that city to New Orleans as domestic piracy. For this he was fined, and imprisoned forty-nine days, until Arthur Tappan, of New York, paid the fine. On Jan. 1, 1831, he began the publication of his famous Liberator, a weekly newspaper and uncompromising opponent of slavery, which was discontinued in 1865, when the result for which he had devoted the best energies of his life had been effected by the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln. Mr. Garrison was a founder (1832) of the American Anti-slavery Society,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greely, Adolph Washington 1844- (search)
Greely, Adolph Washington 1844- Explorer; born in Newburyport, Mass., March 27, 1844; was liberally educated; and at the breaking out of the Civil War joined the volunteer army and served faithfully until the close of the strife, when he was commissioned a lieutenant in the regular army and assigned to the signal service. In 1881 he commanded an expedition sent into the arctic regions by the government to establish a series of circumpolar stations for scientific observations, in accordance with a plan of the International Geographical Congress held at Hamburg in 1879. He landed with his party of twenty-five at Discovery Harbor, in lat. 81° 44′ N., on Aug. 12, 1881. They made their permanent camp at Cape Sabine in October, 1883, where they suffered intensely for want of supplies which had failed to reach them. There all but six of the twenty-five died of starvation. The six, of whom Lieutenant Greely was one, were rescued by a relief party under Capt. Winfield S. Schley (q. v.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greenleaf, Jonathan 1785-1865 (search)
Greenleaf, Jonathan 1785-1865 Clergyman; born in Newburyport, Mass., Sept. 4, 1785. His publications include Sketches of the ecclesiastical history of Maine; History of New York churches, etc. He died in Brooklyn, N. Y., April 24, 1865.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greenleaf, Moses 1778-1834 (search)
Greenleaf, Moses 1778-1834 Author; born in Newburyport, Mass., in 1778. He was the author of Statistical view of the District of Maine, and Survey of the State of Maine. He died in Williamsburg, Me., March 20, 1834.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hayne, Robert young -1839 (search)
condemnation of our vessels by Great Britain, which threatened to sweep our commerce from the face of the ocean, and to involve our merchants in bankruptcy, they call upon the government to assert our right, and to adopt such measures as will support the dignity and honor of the United States. From Salem we heard a language still mere decisive; they call explicitly for an appeal to arms, and pledge their lives and property in support of any measures which Congress might adopt. From Newburyport an appeal was made to the firmness and justice of the government to obtain compensation and protection. It was here, I think, that, when the war was declared, it was resolved to resist our own government even unto blood. (Olive branch, page 101.) In other quarters the common language of that day was that our commerce and our seamen were entitled to protection, and that it was the duty of the government to afford it at every hazard. The conduct of Great Britain, we were then told, wa
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