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Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 12 0 Browse Search
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. 12 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 12 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 10 2 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 6 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 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
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 6 0 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 6 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Hannah, 1755-1831 (search)
iness when she was seventeen years of age, and his children were compelled to help themselves. During the war for independence she supported herself by teaching and lace-making. Miss Adams wrote a History of the Jews, in which she was assisted by the Abbe Gregoire, with whom she corresponded. She also wrote a History of New England, published in 1799. She also wrote hooks on religious subjects; and, in 1814, published a Controversy with Dr. Morse (Rev. Jedidiah). Her autobiography, continued by Mrs. G. G. Lee, was published in 1832. Miss Adams was small in stature, very deaf in her old age, fond of strong tea, and an inveterate snuff-taker. She derived very little pecuniary gains from her writings; but her friends established a comfortable annuity for her. She was one of the pioneer literary women of the United States, possessing rare modesty and great purity of character. She died in Brookline, Mass., Nov. 15, 1831. Her remains were the first interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Atkinson, Edward, 1827- (search)
Atkinson, Edward, 1827- Economist; born in Brookline, Mass., Feb. 10, 1827; was educated in private schools and at Dartmouth College; and is most widely known by his numerous publications on economic subjects, treating of banking, competition, cookery, mechanic arts, the tariff, insurance, etc. He invented an improved cooking-stove called the Aladdin Cooker. Soon after Dewey's victory in Manila Bay, Mr. Atkinson became vice-president of the Anti-Imperialist League, and when it was evident that the United States would retain the Philippine Islands, the League produced three tracts, entitled Criminal aggression by whom? the Hell of War and its penalties; and The cost of the National crime. Gen. Elwell S. Otis, commander of the United States troops in the Philippines, early in 1899 notified the War Department that several seditious tracts, mailed in the United States, had been received by many officers and men in his command. After investigation instructions were given to the Postm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
4. The King believed that the torture which the closing of the port would inflict upon the inhabitants of that town would make them speedily cry for mercy and procure unconditional View of the lines on Boston Neck. obedience. Not so. When the act was received at Boston, its committee of correspondence invited eight of the neighboring towns to a conference on the critical state of public affairs. At three o'clock on the afternoon of May 12, 1774, the committees of Dorchester. Roxbury, Brookline, Newtown. Cambridge, Charlestown, Lynn, and Lexington joined them in Faneuil Hall. Samuel Adams was chosen chairman. They denounced the Boston Port act as cruel and unjust, by accusing, trying, and condemning the town of Boston without a hearing, contrary to natural right as well as the laws of civilized nations. The delegates from the eight towns were told that if Boston should pay for the tea the port would not be closed; but their neithbors held such a measure to be uncalled for und
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boutwell, George Sewall, 1818- (search)
Boutwell, George Sewall, 1818- Statesman; born in Brookline, Mass., Jan. 28, 1818; the son of a farmer; studied law, but never practised it, turning his attention to polities. He was seven times chosen to a seat in the Massachusetts legislature, and became the leader of the Democratic party in his State. In 1850 he was chosen governor of Massachusetts, and was re-elected in 1852. In 1862 he was elected to Congress, and was twice re-elected. He was one of the managers of the impeachment of President Johnson, and was Secretary of the Treasury from 1869 to 1873, when he became a member of the United States Senate, his term ending in 1879. He published Educational topics and institutions; his most important work, The Constitution of the United States at the end of the first century; and several works on taxation and political economy.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Coffin, Charles Carleton 1823-1896 (search)
Coffin, Charles Carleton 1823-1896 (pen-name Carleton), author; born in Boscawen, N. H., July 26, 1823; during the Civil War was war correspondent of the Boston Journal. His publications include Days and nights on the battle-field; Following the flag; Four years of fighting; Caleb Krinkle, a story of American life; Story of liberty; Old times in the colonies; Life of Garfield, etc. He died in Brookline, Mass., March 2, 1896.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eustis, James Biddle, 1834-1899 (search)
Eustis, James Biddle, 1834-1899 Diplomatist; born in New Orleans, La., Aug. 27, 1834; was educated in Brookline, Mass., and in the Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1856, and practised in New Orleans till the beginning of the Civil War, when he entered the Confederate army; served as judge-advocate on the staff of General Magruder till 1862, and then on the staff of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. When the war closed he entered the State legislature, where he served in each House. In 1876 he was elected to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy, and after the expiration of the term took a trip through Europe. Returning to the United States, he was made Professor of Civil Law in the University of Louisiana. In 1884 he was again elected to the United States Senate, and became a member of the James Biddle Eustis. committee on foreign relations. He was appointed minister to France in March, 1893, and had charge of the negotiations which finally secured the release of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hutchinson, Thomas 1711-1780 (search)
ric or irregular motions, however, were suffered to take place. All seemed to have been the plan of but few, it may be of a single person. The form of a town-meeting was assumed, the selectmen of Boston, town clerk, &c., taking their usual places; but, the inhabitants of any other towns being admitted, it could not assume the name of a legal meeting of any town. Immediately after the dissolution of this body the committees of correspondence of the towns of Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Brookline, and Cambridge united, and held their meetings daily, or by short adjournments, in Faneuil Hall, or one of the rooms belonging to it, and gave such directions as they thought proper. Two of the other vessels with tea arriving from London, they were ordered by this new body to the same wharf where the first ship lay, under pretence of the conveniency of having the whole under one guard. It soon after appeared that a further conveniency accompanied it. Two days after the dissolution of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lyman, Theodore 1792-1849 (search)
Lyman, Theodore 1792-1849 Author; born in Boston, Mass., Feb. 20, 1792; graduated at Harvard College in 1810; member of the Massachusetts legislature in 1820-25; mayor of Boston in 1834-35. During the latter year he saved William Lloyd Garrison from the fury of a mob, endangering his own life. He was the author of Account of the Hartford convention; The diplomacy of the United States with foreign Nations, etc. He died in Brookline, Mass., July 18, 1849.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
icut makes a qualified cession to the United States of all territory south of lat. 41° N. and west of a line 120 miles west of Pennsylvania......Sept. 14, 1786 [The space left to Connecticut in Ohio is known as the Western Reserve, and is claimed as a compensation for the territory relinquished in Pennsylvania.] Constitution of the United States ratified by Connecticut; vote 128 to 40......Jan. 9, 1788 Wooden clocks first made at Waterbury......1790 Gen. Israel Putnam dies at Brookline, Conn.......May 19, 1790 Connecticut bestows upon citizens, especially those of Danbury, Fairfield, Groton, New London, and Norwalk, who had suffered during the Revolution, half a million acres at the west end of the Western Reserve in Ohio, hence known as Fire lands ......1792 Connecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,200,000 acres, the remainder of the tract between Lake Erie and lat. 41° N..1795 [The price, $1,200,000, was made a State school fund.]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wharton, Francis 1820-1889 (search)
Wharton, Francis 1820-1889 Jurist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 7, 1820; graduated at Yale University in 1839; admitted to the bar and began practice in Philadelphia in 1843; was Professor of Logic and Rhetoric in 1856-63; ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church, and became rector of St. Paul's Church, Brookline, Mass., in 1863; Professor of Canon Law, Polity, and Apologetics in the Cambridge Episcopal Seminary in 1866; and became editor of the Revolutionary diplomatic correspondence of the United States by an act of Congress, in 1888. He died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 21, 1889.
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