Memoir of Hon. Henry C. Murphy, LL.D., of Brooklyn, N.Y. (Google eBook)

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Trow's print. and bookbinding Company, 1883 - 22 pages
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Page 20 - The object of the society is to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to general history ; especially to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States, the State of New York, and more particularly of the counties, towns, and villages of Long Island.
Page 12 - It requires no spirit of prophecy to foretell the union of New York and Brooklyn at no distant day. The river which divides them will soon cease to be a line of separation, and, bestrode by the colossus of commerce, will prove a link which will bind them together.
Page 13 - State, particularly that portion of it which relates to its first colonization by Holland, the selection elicited general approval. When the rebellion broke out, Mr. MURPHY was still Minister of the United States to the Netherlands. It was exceedingly important at the time, that the governments of Europe should be correctly informed of the precise facts of the case, and of the real relation of the States to the Federal Government, in order that foreign powers might readily see and adhere to their...
Page 4 - At the same time, he incessantly preached and lectured, and was instant in season and out of season in every good word and work of neighborhood philanthropy and local enterprise.
Page 18 - Michaelius, who may now be called the first minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in the United States...
Page 13 - ... Government, in order that foreign powers might readily see and adhere to their well-established line of duty. Accordingly, Minister MURPHY addressed to the Government of the Netherlands an elaborate exposition of that relationship, and clearly pointed out the absolute supremacy of the General Government in all matters committed to it by the Constitution, and the equally absolute rights of the States over all matters not delegated to the United States by that instrument. He seized the opportunity...
Page 17 - The Day Breaking of the Gospel, if not the Sun Rising with the Indians in New England
Page 10 - Texas, he was in favor of the measure, but advised its postponement, in order that Mexico might be afforded an opportunity to give her assent, and that more unanimity might be secured thereby in favor of it in the United States. In view of the events which have since transpired, the wisdom of this recommendation must be admitted. On other questions of public policy, he took an equally prominent position ; and, with ability, opposed the alteration...
Page 13 - ... 1862, he was chosen temporary Chairman, and insisted that all citizens, without distinction of party, should support the Administration in putting down the rebellion. In the annual oration before the Tammany Society, on the 4th of July, 1863, he took no less patriotic ground in behalf of the Union. Indeed, he was no less zealous in acts than in words ; for mainly by his exertions, the Third Senatorial Regiment the 159th New York State Volunteers, Colonel MOLINEUX was raised, and the bounties...
Page 19 - The following memoir is the result of an investigation made for the purpose of ascertaining more precisely than has hitherto been explained, the circumstances which originated the voyage made on behalf of the Dutch East India Company by Henry Hudson; the motives, purposes and character of its projectors and the designs of the navigator himself at the time he sailed upon that expedition.

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