The Historical Register ... Illustrated with Portrait Plates

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E.C. Hill, 1919 - United States
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Page 148 - That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he hereby is, authorized to present a sword of honor to Commodore George Dewey, and to cause to be struck bronze medals, commemorating the battle of Manila Bay, and to distribute such medals to the officers and men of the ships of the Asiatic squadron of the United States...
Page 146 - War has commenced between the United States and Spain. Proceed at once to the Philippine Islands. Commence operations, particularly against the Spanish fleet. You must capture vessels or destroy. Use utmost endeavors.
Page 34 - Louis in 1866, where he was admitted to the bar, and began the practice of law in 1867; became commander St.
Page 18 - Jersey ; that he has been engaged continuously in the practice of law for the last 30 years ; that he is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, the New York County Lawyers...
Page 184 - Alabama history and was an active member of several historical societies, and was one of the founders and the first president of the Alabama Library Association.
Page 21 - New York Sun, May 15, 1917. His response to a toast to the fair sex is well known, but it will bear repetition. "And then wonen, the better half of the Yankee world, at whose tender summons even the stern pilgrims were ever ready to spring to arms, and without whose aid they never could have achieved their historic title of the Pilgrim Fathers. The Pilgrim Mothers were more devoted martyrs than were the Pilgrim Fathers, because they had not only to bear OF THE GREAT the same hardships that the Pilgrim...
Page 167 - ... the highest order. I never knew a more fearless man. He did not quail before public opinion when he had once made up his mind any more than he did before the guns of the enemy when he headed a charge of his enthusiastic troops. In debate he was aggressive and effective. ... I have had occasion to say before, and I now repeat, that, while there have been more illustrious military leaders in the United States and more illustrious leaders in legislative halls, there has, I think, been no man in...
Page 21 - Choate who he would like to be if he could not be himself. He paused a few seconds as if thinking over the list of the world's celebrities, and then his eye rested upon his wife. "If," he answered, "I could not be myself, I should like to be Mrs. Choate's second husband.
Page 147 - George Dewey, of the United States Navy, for highly distinguished conduct in conflict with the enemy, and to the officers and men under his command for their gallantry in the destruction of the enemy's fortifications in the Bay of Manila.
Page 120 - ... and the talk of monopoly would be forever done away with. Our present system of State corporations, almost as varied in their provisions as the number of States, is vexatious alike to the business community and to the authorities of the various States. Such Federal action need not take away from these States their right to taxation or police regulation, but would make it possible for business organizations to know the general terms on which they could conduct their business in the country at...

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