The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

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J.T. White, 1904 - United States
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Page 384 - We whose names are underwritten do here solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as he shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of his given us in his holy word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.
Page 377 - Judges of courts of common law have been made entirely dependent on the crown for their commissions and salaries. A court has been established at Rhode Island for the purpose of taking colonists to England to be tried. Humble and reasonable petitions from the representatives of the people have been frequently treated with contempt, and assemblies have been repeatedly and arbitrarily dissolved. From some few instances it will sufficiently appear on what pretences of justice those dissolutions have...
Page 262 - Sedgwick was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of which he was one of the vice-presidents in the section of experimental medicine in 1905.
Page 348 - Freeman, past-president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a former member of the Board of Award, spoke of Mr.
Page 314 - At the outbreak of the civil war, he enlisted in the Confederate army as a private and at the close of the war was mustered out as a captain.
Page 148 - With Special Reference to the Problems arising out of our Contact with the Spanish-American Civilization.
Page 244 - She was appointed a member of the New York state board of charities by Governor Tilden in 1876, and served until 1889, having been reappointed by Governors Robinson and Cornell.
Page 60 - Negro' ; but his paper was not published until his famous ' Two Essays upon Dew and Single Vision' appeared in 1818. In this paper he distinctly recognises the principle of natural selection, and this is the first recognition which has been indicated ; but he applies it only to the races of man, and to certain characters alone.
Page 363 - He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American...
Page 168 - Mr. Speaker, if the South Carolina College had done nothing, sir, but produce that man, she would have amply repaid the State for every dollar that the State has ever expended, or ever will expend, upon her.