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Page 108 - I know, or believe that your intentions are good in accepting the nomination from the conservative party. I would regret to see you run for an office and be defeated by my act ; but, as matters now look, I must throw the weight of my influence in favor of the party opposed to you.
Page 284 - I may here state that, commanding all the armies as I did, I tried, as far as possible, to leave General Meade in independent command of the Army of the Potomac. My instructions for that army were all through him, and were general in their nature, leaving all the details and the execution to him.
Page 249 - ... Putney, Vt. Soon afterward he went to New Haven and entered the Theological Seminary. Finishing his course, he settled in Stratford, Conn., where he remained in a very successful ministry for four years. In 1819, while a student of law in Heath, Mr. Leavitt organized one of the first Sabbath-schools in Western Massachusetts, embracing not only the children, but the entire congregation, all of whom were arranged in classes for religious study. An earnest revival resulted, and the school grew into...
Page 255 - America, of the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from loss by Fire...
Page 104 - War (in 1855-'56), acting under orders from Jefferson Davis, then Secretary of War, he proceeded to Europe in company with Captain (afterward Major-General) George B. McClellan, and Major Mordecai, for the purpose of obtaining information in regard to the military service in general, and the changes which had been made in modern warfare. He made an elaborate report, accompanied by maps, giving an account of the siege operations at Sevastopol, and describing several great fortresses of Continental...
Page 66 - I was the father of the Marchioness of Wellesley, the Duchess of Leeds, and Lady Stafford. He had long had the management of large landed estates, and was distinguished as an accomplished gentleman of the old school. He was a zealous and consistent member of the Roman Catholic Church, and was highly respected by the community in which he lived. June 21. — In Unity, Me., Mrs. Hannah, relict of...
Page 286 - He was for a long period a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a Director of the Academy of Fine Arts.
Page 123 - Larubton, of Lambton Castle, in the county of Durham, and by the death of his father, he inherited, at the age of five years, a large estate. On attaining his majority, he was elected member of parliament for his native county; in...
Page 319 - Russet &. Co., of Canton and Shanghai. Mr. Perkins was murdered by the Chinese crew of a boat which he had engaged to take him ashore at Macao, from the Hamburg barque Concordia, in which he had just arrived from San Francisco. Jan. 10. — In Brookline, near Boston, Col. Thomas H. Perkins, aged 89. Thomas Handyside Perkins was born in Boston, December 15, 1764. He commenced his commercial life in partnership with his elder brother, James...
Page 361 - Shubrick, closes with the following passage : " In every trust committed to him during life he has deserved well of the republic, and, dying, he leaves to the service the conspicuous example of a life of wisdom, courtesy, courage, and spotless honor.

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