Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography, Volume 1

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James Grant Wilson, John Fiske
D. Appleton, 1891 - America
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Page 247 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 29 - Whether it be lawful to resist the Supreme Magistrate, if the Commonwealth cannot otherwise be preserved...
Page 18 - Every man of an immense, crowded audience appeared to me to go away as I did, ready to take up arms against writs of assistance.
Page 24 - 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 354 - Several Poems, compiled with great variety of wit and learning, full of delight; wherein especially is contained a complete discourse and description of the four elements, constitutions, ages of man, seasons of the year; together with an exact epitome of the four monarchies, viz., the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, Roman; also, a dialogue between Old England and New concerning the late troubles; with divers other pleasant and serious poems. By a gentlewoman in those parts.
Page 28 - From the instant that your slave-holding states become the theatre of war, civil, servile, or foreign, from that instant the war -powers of the Constitution extend to interference with the institution of slavery, in every way in which it can be interfered with, from a claim of indemnity for slaves taken or destroyed, to a cession of the State burdened with slavery to a foreign power.
Page 109 - An Inquiry into the Causes and Consequences of the Orders in Council, and an Examination of the Conduct of Great Britain toward the Neutral Commerce of America," this passed rapidly through several editions, but failed to prevent the war of 1812.
Page 106 - In the administration of President Arthur, we recognize a wise, conservative, and patriotic policy, under which the country has been blessed with remarkable prosperity ; and we believe his eminent services are entitled to, and will receive, the hearty approval of every citizen.
Page 53 - He is also a member of the American association for the advancement of science, and of the American philosophical society. From 1883 to 1886 he was president of the American ornithologists
Page 325 - ... several times reelected. In 1839 he was elected to congress, and there stood earnestly and ably by Henry Clay, zealously advocating most of the points of the great leader's programme...

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