Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States: From Original and Official Sources

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J.M. Morrison, 1887 - United States - 568 pages
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Page 261 - This committee consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston.
Page 19 - Legislature an Associate Judge of the Superior Court, and of the Supreme Court of Errors, and...
Page 245 - Indian friends. During a visit to Texas he was requested to allow his name to be used in the canvass, for a Convention which was to meet to form a Constitution for Texas, prior to its admission into the Mexican Union. He consented, and was unanimously elected. The Constitution drawn up by the Convention was rejected by Santa Anna, at that time in power, and the disaffection of the Texans caused thereby was still further heightened by a demand upon them to give up their arms. They determined upon...
Page 179 - August, 1844, he was planning a third expedition, while writing the history of the second, and before its publication, in 1845, was again on his way to the Pacific, collecting his mountain comrades, to examine in detail the Asiatic slope of the continent, which resulted in giving a new volume of science to the world, and California to the United States.
Page 84 - Liberated on parole, he repaired to the seat of government to report the causes of the disaster, and the failure of the campaign. He was immediately appointed a Colonel in the regular army, and, soon after, promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General ; having, in the mean time, been elected Major-General of the Ohio volunteers.
Page 207 - In the same year that he became agent of the land office, he was admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of law. He engaged in practice in partnership with MH Maynard.
Page 110 - Tennessee, in i846-'47; studied law and was admitted to the bar in Clinton County, Iowa, in 1848; crossed the Plains to California in 1849, and returned to Iowa in 1851 ; was County Judge of Clinton County, Iowa, in...
Page 365 - Ill., in 1856, where he practiced law until appointed Chief Justice; in 1862 was a member of the State constitutional convention; was a member of the State legislature...
Page 266 - In 1787, he was a member of the convention, which framed the constitution of the United States, and his name is affixed to that instrument. In October, 1788, he succeeded Franklin as president of the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania, in which station he continued till October.
Page 74 - York, where he was a pastor for four years ; was sent by his Church as a missionary to the freedmen in South Carolina ; was chosen a member of the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina ; was elected a member of the State Senate from Charleston, and served two years...

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