Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
James Grant Wilson, John Fiske
D. Appleton, 1888 - America
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 347 - After taking Fort Duquesne," said he, "I am to proceed to Niagara; and having taken that, to Frontenac, if the season will allow time; and I suppose it will, for Duquesne can hardly detain me above three or four days; and then I see nothing that can obstruct my march to Niagara.
Page 28 - I hold the resolution to be a direct violation of the constitution of the United States, the rules of this house, and the rights of my constituents.
Page 26 - James Monroe, President of the United States; William H. Crawford, Secretary of the Treasury; John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War; William Wirt, Attorney General; Return J.
Page 31 - ... he was no bigot, and could hear a prayer from a gentleman of piety and virtue, who was at the same time a friend to his country. He was a stranger in Philadelphia, but had heard that Mr. Duche' (Dushay they pronounce it) deserved that character, and therefore he moved that Mr. Duche', an Episcopal clergyman, might be desired to read prayers to the Congress, to-morrow morning.
Page 23 - I desire no other inscription over my gravestone than : ' Here lies John Adams, who took upon himself the responsibility of the peace with France in the year 1800.
Page 28 - I lay this down as the law of nations. I say that the military authority takes for the time the place of all municipal institutions, and slavery among the rest ; and that, under that state of things, so far from its being true that the States where slavery exists have the exclusive management of the subject, not only the President of the United States but the commander of the army has power to order the universal emancipation of the slaves.
Page 52 - Allen's shout was heard, summoning it to surrender "in the name of the great Jehovah and of the Continental Congress.
Page 150 - society for the promotion of collegiate and theological education in the west...
Page 57 - Great Authors of All Ages ; being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent Writers from the time of Pericles to the Present Day,
Page 92 - My God ! what can this writer have in view by recommending such measures. Can he be a friend to the army? Can he be a friend to this country? Rather is he not an insidious foe : some emissary, perhaps, from New York, plotting the ruin of both, by sowing the seeds of discord and separation between the civil and military powers of the continent?

Bibliographic information