Baltimore: Past and Present: With Biographical Sketches of Its Representative Men

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Richardson & Bennett, 1871 - Baltimore (Md.) - 562 pages
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Page 385 - He was one of the founders and the first President of the Union Manufacturing Company, organized in 1808, one of the first cotton factories built in the United States, and still in successful operation. He was also President of the Baltimore Water Company,
Page 385 - he served as State Senator and was twice elected to Congress, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was eminently social in his nature, and his generous and elegant hospitality was freely extended to a large circle of friends, as well as to all strangers, who were in any way entitled to it.
Page 520 - Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like
Page 192 - the chair, though not according to order.' Some gentlemen excepted against his coming into the chair ; but the doing it was generally approved as the only expedient to suppress the disorder.
Page 357 - discretionary authority to recognize the government of President Juarez, if, on his arrival in Mexico, he should find it entitled to such recognition according to the established practice of the United States.
Page 298 - as much property at stake as most persons, and I have four sons in the field, but sooner would I see my sons weltering in their blood, and my property reduced to ashes, than so far disgrace the country.
Page 17 - Act for erecting a town on the north side of Patapsco, in Baltimore County, and for laying out into lots sixty acres of land in and about the place where one John
Page 516 - They nevertheless feel it to be their duty to separate the individual from the calamities surrounding him, and to declare that, to the officer on whose conduct they are to determine, no censure is attributable, on the contrary, when they take into consideration the complicated difficulties and embarrassments under which
Page 516 - labored, they are of opinion, notwithstanding the results, that he is entitled to no little commendation. Before the action he exhibited industry, zeal and talent, and during its continuance a coolness, promptitude and personal valor highly honorable to himself, and worthy of a better fate." At the close of the war he resigned his commission, and returned to the practice of his profession.
Page 192 - near the bar, in a resolute and slow pace made his three respects through the crowd and took the chair. The mace having been forcibly laid upon the table, all the disorder ceased, and the gentlemen

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