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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. 4 4 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 4 4 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 4 4 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 3 3 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906 3 3 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 3 3 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 3 3 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 3 3 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) 3 3 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blake, Homer Crane, 1822- (search)
Blake, Homer Crane, 1822- Naval officer; born in Cleveland, O., Feb. 1, 1822; entered the navy as a midshipman in 1840; was promoted lieutenant-commander in 1862, and in 1863, while in command of the Hatteras, off Galveston, Tex., was ordered to chase a suspicious vessel, which proved to be the Confederate cruiser Alabama. the Hatteras was no match for the cruiser, and Blake was obliged to surrender. Within ten minutes of his surrender the Hatteras went down. He died Jan. 21, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blennerhassett, Harman, 1764- (search)
nd there he and his accomplished wife were living in happiness and contentment, surrounded by books. philosophical apparatus, pictures, and other means for intellectual culture, when Aaron Burr entered that paradise, and tempted and ruined its dwellers. A mob of militiamen laid the island waste, in a degree. and Blennerhassett and his wife became fugitives in 1807. He was prosecuted as an accomplice of Burr, but was discharged. Then he became came a cotton-planter near Port Gibson. Miss., but finally lost his fortune, and, in 1819, went to Montreal, and there began the practice of law. In 1822, he and his wife went to the West Indies. Thence they returned to England, where Blennerbassett died, on the island of Guernsey, Feb. 1, 1831. His widow came back to the United States to seek, from Congress, remuneration for their losses; but, while the matter was pending, she also died (1842), in poverty, in the city of New York, and was buried by the Sisters of Charity. See Burr, Aaron.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
every kind, and the outrages and insults of insolent soldiers, who treated them as rebels, without rights which the British were bound to respect. The most necessary articles of food had risen to enormous prices, and horse-flesh was welcomed, when it could be procured, as a savory dish. For a supply of fuel, the pews and benches of churches and the partitions and counters of warehouses were used, and even some of the meaner uninhabited dwellings were demolished for the same purpose. In 1822 Boston was first incorporated a city, and John Phillips was elected the first mayor. It then contained about 50,000 inhabitants. The 1st of May was appointed by the charter the beginning of its municipal year, and the ceremonies of inducting the mayor and other officers into their official places were attended at Faneuil Hall. After an introductory prayer by Rev. Dr. Baldwin, senior minister of the city, Chief-Justice Parker administered the oaths of allegiance and office to the mayor-elec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
and in 1776 a mission was established there. At the beginning of the nineteenth century eighteen missions had been established in California, with over 15,000 converts. The Spanish power in California was overthrown by the Mexican revolution in 1822, when the government was permanently secularized. In 1843-46 many thousand emigrants from the United States settled in California; and when the war with Mexico broke out in 1846, the struggle for the mastery in that Pacific coast province speedilconnecting California with the Mississippi Valley and the Atlantic seaboard. Since then the progress of the State has been phenomenal. From 1767 up to 1821, California being under Spanish rule, ten governors were appointed by that power. From 1822 until 1845, being under Mexican domination, her governors (twelve) were appointed from Mexico. From 1846 her governors have been as follows: California republic Governor. Name.Term. John C. Fremont 1846 Provisional or military governors u
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Channing, William Ellery 1780-1842 (search)
Channing, William Ellery 1780-1842 Clergyman; born in Newport, R. I., April 7, 1780; graduated at Harvard in 1798 with highest honors; was a teacher in a private family in Richmond, Va., for a year afterwards; and, returning in feeble health in 1802, studied theology, and became pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston, June 1, 1803. All through his laborious life he suffered from ill-health. In 1822 he sought physical improvement by a voyage to Europe, and in 1830 he went to St. Croix, William Ellery Channing W. I., for the same purpose. With a colleague he occasionally officiated in the pulpit until 1840, when he resigned. In August, 1842, he delivered his last public address at Lenox, Mass., in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the West Indies. Mr. Channing contributed much towards stimulating anti-slavery feeling. He died in Bennington, Vt., Oct. 2, 1842.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, William 1770-1838 (search)
Clark, William 1770-1838 Military officer; born in Virginia, Aug. 1, 1770; removed to what is now Louisville, Ky., in 1784. He was appointed an ensign in the army in 1788; promoted lieutenant of infantry in 1792; and appointed a member of Captain Lewis's expedition to the mouth of the Columbia River in 1804. The success of the expedition was largely due to his knowledge of Indian habits. Afterwards he was made brigadier-general for the Territory of upper Louisiana; in 1813-21 was governor of the Mississippi Territory; and in 1822-38 superintendent of Indian affairs in St. Louis. He died in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 1, 1838. See Clark, George Rogers; Lewis, Meriwether.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, de Witt 1769-1828 (search)
ation he wrote much in the newspapers. He was in the Assembly of his State in 1797, and from 1798 to 1802 was a Democratic leader in the State Senate. He was mayor of New York City in 1803-7, 1809-10, and 1811-14. He was an earnest promoter of the establishment of the New York Historical Society and the American Academy of Fine Arts. Opposed to the War of 1812-15, he was the Peace candidate for the Presidency in 1812, but was defeated by James Madison. Mr. Clinton was one of the founders and first president of the Literary and Philosophical Society in New York, and was one of the most efficient promoters of the construction of the Erie Canal. In 1817-22, and in 1824-27, he was governor of New York. He was the most conspicuous actor in the imposing ceremonies at the opening of the Erie Canal in the fall of 1825, when, outside the Narrows, he poured a vessel of water from Lake Erie into the Atlantic Ocean, as significant of their wedding. He died in Albany, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1828.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Corwin, Thomas 1794-1865 (search)
Corwin, Thomas 1794-1865 Statesman; born in Bourbon county, Ky., July 29, 1794; reared to manhood on a farm, attending a common school in winter; began the study of law in 1815; admitted to the bar in 1818; became a member of the Ohio legislature in 1822, and was elected to Congress in 1830. He remained in the Thomas Corwin. House until elected governor of Ohio in 1840. In 1845 he was chosen United States Senator, and was called to the cabinet of President Fillmore in 1850, as Secretary of the Treasury. He was again elected to Congress in 1859. In 1861 President Lincoln sent him as minister to Mexico. Mr. Corwin was an eloquent, witty, and effective speaker. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 18, 1865. The War with Mexico. The action of Congress upon the subject of the Mexican War, in the winter of 1846-47, gave rise to a question in which an important principle was involved. Is it the duty of the legislature to provide the means of prosecuting a war made unconsti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Couch, Darius Nash 1822-1897 (search)
Couch, Darius Nash 1822-1897 Military officer; born in South East, Putnam co., N. Y., July 23, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1846; served in the war with Mexico; aided in suppressing the last outbreak of the Seminoles, and resigned in 1855. In January, 1861, while residing in Taunton, Mass., he was commissioned colonel of a Massachusetts regiment, and made a brigadier-general of volunteers in August. He commanded a division in General Keyes's corps in the battle of fair Oaks, or seven Pines (q. v.). He also distinguished himself at Williamsburg and at Malvern Hills, and on July 4, 1862, was promoted to major-general. Soon after his service at Antietam he was put in command of Sumner's corps, and took a prominent part in battles under Burnside and Hooker; also under Thomas, in the defeat of Hood at Nashville (q. v.), and in North Carolina early in 1865. He was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 1865; was collector of the port of Boston i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Craven, John Joseph 1822- (search)
Craven, John Joseph 1822- Physician; born in Newark, N. J., in September, 1822; superintended the erection of the first telegraph line between New York and Philadelphia, using many original devices, in 1846; was the first to insulate telegraph wires with gutta-percha, to perfect a submarine cable, and to use glass on telegraph poles to prevent the grounding of the wires. In 1861 he was appointed surgeon of the 1st New Jersey Volunteers; soon afterwards became brigade surgeon; was appointed medical director of the Department of the South, and in January, 1865, was assigned to duty at Fort Monroe, where he had full charge of Jefferson Davis during his imprisonment. After the war he published The prison life of Jefferson Davis. He died on Long Island, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1893.
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