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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunt, Samuel 1810-1878 (search)
Hunt, Samuel 1810-1878 Clergyman; born in Attleboro, Mass., March 18, 1810; graduated at Amherst College in 1832, and ordained in the Congregational Church; was pastor in Natick, Mass., in 1839-50, and in Franklin, Mass., in 1850-64. He was the author of Rise and fall of the slave power in America (with Henry Wilson) ; Political duties of Christians, etc. He died in Boston, Mass., July 23, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
over every audience, were gratifying and wonderful. A contemporary wrote: The circumstances attending the reception of Kossuth constituted one of the most extraordinary spectacles the New World had ever yet beheld. He returned to Europe in July. Speech in Faneuil Hall. The following is the first of three speeches made in Faneuil Hall, Boston, in April and May, this occasion being a public meeting. He had been welcomed to the State by Gov. George S. Boutwell, to the Senate by President Henry Wilson, and to the House of Representatives by Speaker Nathaniel P. Banks. A legislative banquet followed the delivery of the speech here given: Ladies and Gentlemen,—Do me the justice to believe that I rise not with any pretension to eloquence within the Cradle of American Liberty. If I were standing upon the ruins of Prytaneum, and had to speak whence Demosthenes spoke, my tongue would refuse to obey, my words would die away upon my lips, and I would listen to the winds fraught wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
othy Pickering8th to 11th1803 to 1811 James Lloyd, Jr10th to 12th1808 to 1811 Joseph B. Varnum12th to 14th1811 to 1817 Christopher Gore13th to 14th1813 to1816 Eli P. Ashmun14th to 15th1816 to 1816 Prentiss Mellen15th to 16th1818 to 1820 Harrison Gray Otis15th to 17th1817 to 1822 Elijah H. Mills16th to 19th1820 to 1827 James Lloyd17th to 19th1822 to 1826 Nathaniel Silsbee19th to 23d1826 to 1835 Daniel Webster20th to 26th1827 to 1841 John Davis24th to 26th1835 to 1840 Rufus Choate26th to 28th1841 to 1845 Isaac C. Bates26th to 28th1841 to 1845 Daniel Webster29th to 31st1845 to 1850 John Davis29th to 32d1845 to 1853 Robert C. Winthrop31st1850 Robert Rantoul. Jr31st1851 Charles Sumner32d to 43d1851 to 1874 Edward Everett33d1853 to 1854 Julius Rockwell33d1854 Henry Wilson33d to 42d1855 to 1873 George S. Boutwell43d to 44th1873 to 1877 William B. Washburn43d1874 Henry L. Dawes44th to 52d1875 to 1893 George F. Hoar45th to —1877 to — Henry Cabot Lodge53d to —189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Presidential elections. (search)
d Candidates for President.States.Political Party.Popular Vote.Plurality.Electoral Vote.Candidates for Vice-President.States.Political Party.Electoral Vote. 1864. Abraham Lincoln*Ill.Rep2,216,067407,342(e) 212Andrew Johnson*TennRep212 George B. McClellanN. J.Dem1,808,72521George H. PendletonO.Dem21 1868. Ulysses S. Grant*Ill.Rep3,015,071305,456(f) 214Schuyler Colfax*Ind.Rep214 Horatio SeymourN. Y.Dem2,709,61580F. P. Blair, JrMoDem80 1872. Ulysses S. Grant*Ill.Rep3,597,070762,991286Henry Wilson*Mass.Rep286 Horace GreeleyN. Y.D. & L.2,834,079(g)B. Gratz BrownMoD. L.47 Charles O'ConorN. Y.Dem29,408John Q. AdamsMass.Dem James BlackPa.Temp5,608John RussellMich.Temp Thomas A. HendricksInd.Dem42George W. JulianInd.Lib5 B. Gratz BrownMo.Dem18A. H. ColquittGaDem5 Charles J. JenkinsGa.Dem2John M. PalmerIll.Dem3 David DavisIll.Ind.1T. E. BramletteKyDem3 W. S. GroesbeckO.Dem1 Willis B. MachenKyDem1 N. P. BanksMass.Lib1 1876. Samuel J. TildenN. Y.Dem4,284,885250,235184T. A. Hend
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Privateering, (search)
ateers. Franklin expressed a wish that such an act should be preceded by a declaration of war, as of one independent nation against another. Two days afterwards, after an able debate, privateers were authorized to cruise against ships and their cargoes belonging to any inhabitant, not of Ireland and the West Indies, but of Great Britain. All New England and New York, Virginia, and North Carolina voted for it. Maryland and Pennsylvania voted against it. On the following day Wythe, Jay, and Wilson were appointed to prepare a preamble to the resolutions, and when on the 22d Lee presented their report (being in the minority), he moved an amendment, charging the King himself with their grievances, inasmuch as he had rejected their petitions with scorn and contempt. This was new and bold ground, and was objected to as severing the King from the colonies. Never before had they disclaimed allegiance to their monarch, and Congress hesitated; but on the following day (the 23d) the amendment
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Senate, United States (search)
revious question. Under the operation of that rule a majority of a quorum could at any time stop a debate. The rule was not popular. Only four times in sixteen years had it been invoked, and in one of the instances it was ruled out of order because the matter pending was a preamble and not a substantive proposition. There have been several attempts to restore the rule, in substance at least, notably in 1841 by Henry Clay, in 1850 by Stephen A. Douglas, in 1870 by Hannibal Hamlin and Henry Wilson; and the subject has been brought to the attention of the Senate occasionally since, when some measure was vigorously urged and persistently opposed, as in the case of the bill to repeal the purchasing clause of the silver law, at the extraordinary session in 1893. The effect of dropping the previous question has been to broaden the scope of debate and this sometimes provokes unfavorable criticism outside the chamber as well as inside; but it is questionable whether it ever will be, or
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
permanent president. Grant renominated by acclamation, and on first ballot Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts, nominated for Vice-President by 364 1/2 votes to 321 1/2 e 10, 1872 Grant accepts the Republican nomination......June 10, 1872 Senator Wilson's letter of acceptance dated......June 14, 1872 World's peace jubilee at islands to the United States......Oct. 23, 1872 General election: Grant and Wilson carry thirty-one States......Nov. 5, 1872 Great fire in Boston; loss $80,000arch 4, 1873, to March 3, 1877. Ulysses S. Grant, Illinois, President. Henry Wilson, Massachusetts, Vice-President. Special session of Senate adjourns......Mders between San Francisco and Portland; 200 lives lost......Nov. 4, 1875 Henry Wilson, Vice-President, born 1812, dies at Washington, D. C.......Nov. 22, 1875 Strike of 3,000 trainmen on the New York Central Railroad......Aug. 8, 1890 Wilson bill as amended, authorizing the States to prohibit sale of imported liquors
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
by purchase, and settled in Canada.] A convention in Worcester declares in favor of a new political organization, to be called the Republican party......July 20, 1854 State convention of the Republican party, held at Worcester, nominates Henry Wilson for governor and Increase Sumner for lieutenant-governor......Sept. 7, 1854 Congress consents to the cession by Massachusetts to New York of Boston Corner, the southwesterly corner of Berkshire county......Jan. 3, 1855 Sumner's speech iversary of the day Washington assumed command of the army, at Cambridge......July 3, 1875 Smith College at Northampton, chartered 1871, opened......September, 1875 Wellesley College, Wellesley, chartered 1870, opened......1875 Vice-President Henry Wilson dies suddenly at Washington......Nov. 22, 1875 Public address in Faneuil Hall, Boston, by Dennis Kearney, the sand-lot orator of San Francisco, Cal.......Aug. 5, 1878 Act abolishing nine separate State boards, and creating the bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, Henry 1812- (search)
Wilson, Henry 1812- Vice-President of the United States; born in Farmington, N. H., Feb. 16, 1812; was a poor boy, brought up on a farm, and had little book education; became a shoemaker at Natick, and earned money enough to have instruction at an academy for a while, but resumed shoemaking at that place in 1838. He became in He labored diligently for the Free-soil party, and was its candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 1853, but was defeated. In 1855 he was elected to the Henry Wilson. United States Senate, where he remained a conspicuous member until he was inaugurated Vice-President of the United States with Grant in 1873. While in Bostoninth and Fortieth Congresses (1868); and a History of the rise and fall of the slave power in America (3 volumes). Speech at Richmond, Ind., Aug. 3, 1872. Mr. Wilson took an active part in the campaign against Horace Greeley. The following is an abstract of one of the most notable of his speeches: Gentlemen,—Standing h