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nally and absolutely renounced. The poor quibble of double allegiance must be disavowed. An American--and not a New Yorker, nor a Virginian — is the noble title by which we are to live, and which you, my young friends, must, in your respective spheres, contribute to make live, however it may cost in blood and money. Go forth, then. my young friends — go forth as citizens of the Great Continental American Republic — to which your first, your constant, your latest hopes in life should attach — and abating no jot of obedience to Municipal or State authority within the respective limits of each — bear yourselves always, and everywhere, as Americans — as fellow-countrymen of Adams, and Ellsworth, and Jay, and Jefferson, and Carroll, and Washington, and Pinckney — as heirs of the glories of Bunker Hill, and Saratoga, and Monmouth, and Yorktown, and Eutaw Springs, and New Orleans, and suffer no traitor hordes to despoil you, of such rich inheritance or so grand and gloriou
v. Mr. Axtell, Chaplain. Co. A (Lansingburg)--Captain, Samuel King; Co. B (Troy)--Captain, W. L. Laning; Co. C (Schenectady)--Captain, B. M. Van Voast; Co. D (Saratoga)--Captain, M. T. Bliven; Co. E. (Poughkeepsie)--Captain, H. Holliday; Co. F (Saratoga)--Captain, A. G. Perry; Co. G (Saratoga)--Captain, M. H. Chrysler; Co. H(H (Schenectady)--Captain, B. M. Van Voast; Co. D (Saratoga)--Captain, M. T. Bliven; Co. E. (Poughkeepsie)--Captain, H. Holliday; Co. F (Saratoga)--Captain, A. G. Perry; Co. G (Saratoga)--Captain, M. H. Chrysler; Co. H(Hoosick)--Captain, W. P. Tillman; Co. I (West Troy)--Captain, John M. Landon; Co. K (Valatia)-Captain, B. Pruyn. (Schenectady)--Captain, B. M. Van Voast; Co. D (Saratoga)--Captain, M. T. Bliven; Co. E. (Poughkeepsie)--Captain, H. Holliday; Co. F (Saratoga)--Captain, A. G. Perry; Co. G (Saratoga)--Captain, M. H. Chrysler; Co. H(Hoosick)--Captain, W. P. Tillman; Co. I (West Troy)--Captain, John M. Landon; Co. K (Valatia)-Captain,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burchard, Samuel Dickinson, 1812-1891 (search)
Burchard, Samuel Dickinson, 1812-1891 Clergyman; born in Steuben, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1812; was graduated at Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1836; became a temperance lecturer and later a Presbyterian minister in New York. In 1884, near the close of the Presidential campaign, he unexpectedly brought himself into notoriety by speaking of the Democrats at the close of an address to a party of Republicans as the party of Rum, Romanism, and rebellion. These words were scarcely uttered before the leaders of the Democratic party published them throughout the country. The election was very close, and it was several days before the official count of New York State was received. That State went Democratic by a small majority. The remark of Dr. Burchard was said to have influenced many thousands of votes, and to have lost the election to Mr. Blaine. He died in Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1891.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, George William 1824- (search)
up rules for the regulation of the civil service. He was a member of the constitutional convention of the State of New York in 1868, in which he was chairman of the committee on education. In 1864 he was appointed one of the regents of the University of the State of New York. He died Aug. 31, 1892. The spoils system. The following is an abridgment of his celebrated speech on the evils of the spoils system in politics, delivered before the American Social Science Association, in Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1881: The spoils spirit struggled desperately to obtain possession of the national administration from the day of Jefferson's inauguration to that of Jackson's, when it succeeded. Its first great but undesigned triumph was the decision of the first Congress, in 1789, vesting the sole power of removal in the President, a decision which placed almost every position in the civil service unconditionally at his pleasure. This decision was determined by the weight of Madison
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Howard, George Elliot 1849- (search)
Howard, George Elliot 1849- Educator;, born in Saratoga, N. Y., Oct. 1. 1849; graduated at the University of Nebraska in 1876; Professor of History there in 1879-91; secretary of the Nebraska Historical Society in 1885-91; and became head of the historical department of Leland Stanford, Jr., University in 1891. He is author of An introduction to the constitutional history of the United States, and numerous historical articles in magazines.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Newman, John Philip 1826-1899 (search)
y; entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1849; travelled in Europe, Palestine, and Egypt in 1860-61; and, returning to the United States, had charges at Hamilton, N. Y., Albany, N. Y., and New York City. In 1864-69 he organized three annual conferences in the South, two colleges, and a religious paper; and in the latter year founded and was made the first pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. D. C.; was chaplain of the United States Senate in 1869-74; inspector of United States consulates in Asia in 1874-76; and again pastor of the Metropolitan Church, Washington, in 1876-79. In 1879-88 he held pastorates in New York and Washington. Dr. Newman attended Gen. U. S. Grant in his last illness. In 1888 he was elected a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was author of From, Dan to Beersheba; Thrones and palaces of Babylon and Nineveh; America for Americans; And the supremacy of law. He died in Saratoga, N. Y., July 5, 1899.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stranahan, James Samuel Thomas 1808-1898 (search)
4. At first he was engaged in the business of railroad contractor, but later began his scheme of developing the water-front of Brooklyn, and succeeded in making the Atlantic basin one of the most perfect and commodious basins in the world. He was interested in the Union Ferry Company; member of Congress in 1854; of the newly organized Metropolitan police board in 1857-58; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860 and 1864; president of the war fund committee of Brooklyn during the Civil War, and of the park board in 1860-82, during which period Prospect Park was laid out; and was also interested in the construction of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge. He was one of the earliest advocates of the Greater New York consolidation. He was one of the few notable persons of the world who had a statue erected in his honor before his death, a bronze statue of the first citizen of Brooklyn having been erected in Prospect Park in 1891. He died in Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Temperance societies. (search)
it were imaginary or much exaggerated. For once, however, philanthropy triumphed over sordid interest. The Bishop of Quebec went to France in 1678, and obtained a royal decree prohibiting the traffic under heavy penalties. The first modern temperance society was formed in 1789 by 200 farmers of Litchfield county, Conn., who agreed not to use any distilled liquor in doing their farmwork the ensuing season. Organized societies of a similar kind began to be formed in 1811, and in 1826 the first public temperance society was organized in the United States. The total abstinence principle was not adopted until 1836, when a national convention held at Saratoga, N. Y., took that higher stand. The Washingtonian Society, the first formed on total-abstinence principles, was organized in Baltimore in 1840 by six men of intemperate habits who signed a pledge to totally abstain from intoxicating drinks. At the first anniversary of the society 1,000 reformed drunkards walked in procession.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ist, born 1816, dies at New Haven, Conn.......June 14, 1885 James D. Fish, president of the suspended Marine Bank of New York City, sentenced to ten years imprisonment at Sing Sing......June 27, 1885 Niagara Falls reservation formally opened to the public. July 15, 1885 Investigation of contract for ship-building with John Roach instituted by Secretary of Navy Whitney, in March; payments to Mr. Roach suspended......July 19, 1885 Gen. U. S. Grant dies at Mount McGregor, near Saratoga, N. Y., 8.08 A. M.......July 23, 1885 Proclamation of President suspending all public business on the day of funeral of General Grant......July 23, 1885 General Grant buried at Riverside Park, New York City......Aug. 8, 1885 James W. Marshall, the discoverer of gold in California, dies there in poverty,......Aug. 8, 1885 Helen Hunt Jackson, author, born 1831, dies at San Francisco, Cal.......Aug. 12, 1885 Massacre of Chinese at Rock Springs, Wyo.; fifty killed by the opposing mi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
orders torpedoes and mines removed from New York Harbor......July 15, 1898 State capitol at Albany officially completed; total cost, $24,244,102.80......Aug. 6, 1898 Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Gen. Joseph Wheeler, the Rough Riders, and 3d United States Cavalry land at Montauk Point......Aug. 15, 1898 Imposing naval parade in New York of Admiral Sampson's victorious Santiago fleet......Aug. 20, 1898 James Samuel Thomas Stranahan, first citizen of Brooklyn, born 1808, dies at Saratoga, N. Y.......Sept. 3, 1898 Admiral Cervera, Spanish naval officer, whose fleet was destroyed by Admiral Sampson, July 3, arrives in New York......Sept. 8, 1898 Forty-seventh Regiment of New York ordered to Porto Rico for garrison duty......Oct. 3, 1898 Abraham Oakey Hall, lawyer, born 1826, dies at New York City......Oct. 7, 1898 Justice Wilmot M. Smith decides that the creation of the County of Nassau was constitutional......Oct. 11, 1898 Battle-ships Oregon and Iowa sail from N
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