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Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 10 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison 6 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 4 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 4 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 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), Hooper, William 1742-1790 (search)
Hooper, William 1742-1790 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Boston, June 17, 1742; graduated at Harvard in 1760; studied law under James Otis; and went to North Carolina in 1764, settling in Wilmington in 1767. He was a representative in the provincial legislature, and was a delegate to the first Continental Congress in 1774, in which he drew up an address to the inhabitants of Jamaica. Soon after signing the Declaration of Independence he resigned his seat and returned home, where he subsequently took part in local public affairs. He died in Hillsboro, N. C., in October, 1790.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Liberty, song of (search)
Liberty, song of The title of a song that was sung throughout the colonies for several years before the Revolutionary War broke out. It was very popular, for it touched the hearts of the people at that time. It was published in Bickerstaff's Boston almanac for 1770, with the music as given below. The Almanac for that year contained on its title-page a rude type-metal engraving of a likeness of James Otis. The portrait of the patriot is supported by Liberty on one side and Hercules on the other. Come swallow your bumpers, ye Tories, and roar, That the Sons of fair Freedom are hampered once more; But know that no Cutthroats our spirits can tame, Nor a host of Oppressors shall smother the flame. In Freedom we're born, and, like Sons of the brave, Will never surrender, But swear to defend her, And scorn to survive if unable to save. Our grandsires, bless'd heroes, we'll give them a tear, Nor sully their honors by stooping to fear; Through deaths and through dangers their Tr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lovejoy, Elijah parish 1802- (search)
were the people rising to sustain the laws and constitution of the province. The rioters of our days go for their own wills, right or wrong. Sir, when I heard the gentleman lay down principles which place the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, I thought those pictured lips (pointing to the portraits in the hall) would have broken into voice to rebuke the recreant American——the slanderer of the dead. The gentleman said that he should sink into insignir beneath that for which he died. (Here there was a general expression of strong disapprobation.) One word, gentlemen. As much as thought is better than money, so much is the cause in which Lovejoy died nobler than a mere question of taxes. James Otis thundered in this hall when the king did but touch his pocket. Imagine, if you can, his indignant eloquence had England offered to put a gag upon his lips. The question that stirred the Revolution touched our civil interests. This concerns us
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Otis, James 1725- (search)
Otis, James 1725- Statesman; born in West Barnstable, Mass., Feb. 5, 1725; graduated at Harvard Universityd every heart in the audience and stirred every James Otis. patriotic feeling of his hearers into earnest acnd for its finished diction and masterly arguments. Otis proposed, June 6, 1765, the calling of a congress of. Governor Bernard feared the fiery orator, and when Otis was elected speaker of the Assembly the governor negatived it. But he could not silence Otis. When the ministry required the legislature to rescind its circular em to unite in measures for redress (Massachusetts), Otis made a speech which his adversaries said was the mos of the brain, manifested at times ever afterwards. Otis obtained a verdict against the inflicter of the woun he gave up on receiving a written apology. In 1777 Otis withdrew to the country on account of ill-health. H The following is the substance of an address by Mr. Otis before the Supreme Court of Massachusetts in Febru
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rights of the British colonies asserted and proved, (search)
Rights of the British colonies asserted and proved, The title of a pamphlet in opposition to the scheme of the British ministry for taxing the English-American colonists. It was written by James Otis, of Boston, and produced a profound sensation in America and in Great Britain. Its boldness, its logic, its eloquence, combined to make it a sort of oriflamme for the patriots. In it Mr. Otis, while he contended for the charter privileges of the colonists, did not admit that the loss of thMr. Otis, while he contended for the charter privileges of the colonists, did not admit that the loss of their charters would deprive them of their rights. He said: Two or three innocent colony charters have been threatened with destruction one hundred and forty years past.... A set of men in America, without honor or love for their country, have been long grasping at powers which they think unattainable while these charters stand in the way. But they will meet with insurmountable obstacles to their project for enslaving the British colonies, should those arising from provincial charters be removed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stamp act, the (search)
s already passed. These instructions were drawn by Samuel Adams, and contained the first decided protest uttered against this taxation scheme. It was suggested that a combination of all the colonies in opposition to the act would be expedient. A committee of correspondence was appointed to hold communications with the other colonial assemblies, and the political postulate— Taxation without representation is tyranny —an idea borrowed from the Dutch, was boldly enunciated in a pamphlet by James Otis, entitled The rights of the British colonies asserted. The Assembly also resolved, That the imposition of duties and taxes by the Parliament of Great Britain upon a people not represented in the House of Commons is absolutely irreconcilable with their rights. Opposition to the measure soon appeared in all the colonies. The people in cities and villages gathered in excited groups and loudly expressed their indignation. The pulpit denounced the scheme, and associations calling themselves
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stamp act Congress, the (search)
t. 7, 1765, to consider Grenville's obnoxious scheme of taxation. It was organized by the choice of Timothy Ruggles, of Massachusetts, chairman, and John Cotten, clerk. The following representatives presented their credentials: Massachusetts—James Otis, Oliver Partridge, Timothy Ruggles. New York—Robert R. Livingston, John Cruger, Philip Livingston, William Bayard, Leonard Lispenard. New Jersey—Robert Ogden, Hendrick Fisher, Joseph Borden. Rhode Island—Metcalf Bowler, Henry Ward. Pennsylv Rutledge. The Congress continued in session fourteen consecutive days, and adopted a Declaration of rights, written by John Cruger, a Petition to the King, written by Robert R. Livingston, and a Memorial to both Houses of Parliament, written by James Otis. In all these the principles which governed the leaders in the Revolutionary War soon afterwards were conspicuous. The proceedings were signed by all the delegates excepting Ruggles and Ogden, who were afterwards active loyalists or
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ntended for the enemy.] Ex-Surg-Gen. William A. Hammond dies at Washington......Jan. 5, 1900 Samoan treaty ratified......Jan. 16, 1900 The Hay-Pauncefote treaty signed at Washington......Feb. 5, 1900 William H. Taft appointed chairman of commission to establish civil government in the Philippines......Feb. 6, 1900 Congress orders the frigate Constitution preserved......Feb. 14, 1900 The gold standard currency bill signed......March 14, 1900 General MacArthur succeeded General Otis in the Philippines......April 7, 1900 Charles N. Allen appointed governor of Porto Rico......April 12, 1900 The Senate refuses seat to Matthew Quay, who had been appointed United States Senator by the governor of Pennsylvania......April 24, 1900 Act creating the senior major-general of the army lieutenant-general......June 6, 1900 Civil government act for the District of Alaska enacted......June 6, 1900 Belle Boyd, the woman spy of the Civil War, dies at Kilbourne, Wis.....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
ition against Louisburg; this came over in solid coin......September, 1749 Sir William Pepperell, Thomas Hutchinson, James Otis, and two others, as commissioners, meet delegates from the Eastern Indian tribes at Falmouth (now Portland. Me.), and ....Aug. 3, 1760 Governor Bernard appoints Thomas Hutchinson chief-justice of Massachusetts......December, 1760 James Otis's speech against the Writs of assistance ......1761 [ American independence was then and there born. ] Dispute between Governor Bernard and the House of Representatives on the right of originating taxes......1761 James Otis publishes a pamphlet entitled A vindication of the conduct of the House of Representatives of the province of Massachusetts Bay......176y of the ministry, to irritate the people over whom he ruled, and to strengthen the spirit of discord and disunion.] James Otis severely wounded in an affray at the British coffee-house on King Street, now State Street, in Boston......Sept. 5, 176
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warren, mercy 1728-1814 (search)
Warren, mercy 1728-1814 Historian; born in Barnstable, Mass., Sept. 25, 1728; was Mercy Warren. the wife of Gen. James Warren and sister of James Otis. Her mind was as strong and active as that of her fiery brother, but she was restrained from taking public part in the politics of the day by her sex. She was a poet of much excellence, and corresponded with the leading statesmen of the day. She excelled in dramatic composition, and produced The group, a political satire; The Adulator; and two tragedies of five acts each, called The sack of Rome, and Ladies of Castile. The latter were written during the earlier years of the Revolutionary War, and published in 1778, and were full of patriotic sentiments. Her complete poetical works were published in 1790. In 1805 Mrs. Warren completed and published a History of the Revolutionary War (3 volumes). She died in Plymouth, Oct. 19, 1814.
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