American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including Also Life Delineations of Our Most Noted Men. A Book for the Times

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H. Heron, 1883 - Industries - 739 pages
 

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Contents

Him King Indignantly Rebukes the Proposal Last Review of His Troops Affecting Interview
63
Enemy of British Tyranny Fills this High Office What His Mission Involved All Europe
70
ment to be Framed Statesmen and Sages in Council Dignity Learning and Eloquence of
77
Shipof War Serapis in British Waters Crowds of Spectators Line the Coast The Most Sangui
82
FIRST ELECTION AND INAUGURATION OF A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED 1789
84
Clairs Army in 1791 Before the Trained Warriors of Little Turtle This Mortifying Disaster
91
Little Turtle Portrait
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to the United States Excise Laws Monster Meetings and Inflammatory Appeals Officials
105
General Henry Lee Portrait
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of Washington Bitter Sectional Contest in Deciding the Location First Compromise in Con
112
National Capitol in 1876
117
Words Fortitude and Serenity Through all His Sufferings He Calmly Announces His Approach
119
George Washington General U S A
124
and Planets in Full Radiance Magnificent Spectacle of the Glittering Corona around the Moon
134
ion at the Southwest A New Empire Contemplated with Burr as Sovereign Seizure of His Flo
142
Force Felt all Over the Valley of the Mississippi and to the Atlantic Coast The Earth Suddenly
156
TIME IN A SQUADRON FIGHT Lake Erie the Scene of the Encounter Sixteen Vessels
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GENERAL JACKSONS TERRIBLE ROUT AND SLAUGHTER OF THE BRITISH 1816
171
Tempest Suffocating Current of Hot Air All New England Desolated
178
VISIT OF LAFAYETTE TO AMERICA AS THE GUEST OF THE REPUBLIC AT 1824
186
Lafayettes Tomb
195
DUEL BETWEEN HENRY CLAY SECRETARY OF STATE AND JOHN RANDOLPH 1826
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THE GREAT DEBATE BETWEEN WEBSTER AND HAYNE IN CONGRESS Vi 1830
205
Dwight L Moody Portrait
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Websters Reply to Hayne
212
RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE MORMONS OR LATTERDAY SAINTS UNDER 1830
214
Joseph Smith Portrait and Autograph
216
CAREER CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF GIBBS THE MOST NOTED PIRATE 1831
222
and Brilliant Celestial Phenomenon Ever Beheld and Recorded by Man The Whole Firmament
228
The Preservation
236
Hanging the Telegraph Wire
246
Old Man Eloquent Carries on a Contest of Eleven Days Single Handed in its Defense in
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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS DEFENDING
258
Thomas H Benton Portrait and Autograph
265
Flames Encircles the Earth Arches of Resplendent Auroral Glories Span the Hemisphere Innu
269
MAGNIFICENT AURORA BOREALIS OF
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in the United States Origin Rapid Spread Influence and Wonderful History of the Movement
276
Signing the Pledge
277
the South Pass Plants the American Flag on the Highest Peak of that Lofty Range He Enriches
285
Trial
286
Mutiny on Board the United States Brig Som
291
SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF A GREAT AND FIERY COMET IN THE SKIES AT 1843
300
View of the Comet when Nearest the Earth
303
citing Prediction of the Second Advent of Christ The Speedy Fulfillment of the LatterDay Bible
307
SYMBOLICAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE SEC
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Stocktons Great Gun the Peacemaker
315
Commodore Stockton Portrait and Auto
322
demics at Different Periods Frightful Mortality and Panic Business Abandoned Churches Closed
368
PROF JOHN W WEBSTER OF HARVARD COLLEGE High Social Position of the Par
376
Thousand Persons Welcome Her Arrival Transcendent Beauty and Power of Her Voice
386
America Distances by Nearly Eight Miles the Whole Fleet of Swift and Splendid Competitors
403
YACHT AMERICA J C STEVENS COMMO
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THE INVITED GUEST OF THE NATION Splendid Military Pageant in New York on
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OR KOSSUTH IN NEW YORK
417
LOSS OF THE SPLENDID COLLINS STEAMSHIP ARCTIC OF NEW YORK BY 1864
429
Great Panic A Sudden Universal Crash in the Height of Prosperity Caused by Wild Speculations
447
Effects of the Hard Times
451
REVIVAL MEETINGS MOODY AND SANKEY
466
POLITICAL DEBATE BETWEEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND STEPHEN A DOUG 1808
469
Stephen A Douglas Portrait and Autograph
474
ties of Illuminating Oil in the Depths of the Earth Boring of Innumerable Wells Fabulous Prices
476
BURNING OF ONE OF THE GREAT OIL WELLS
482
Ambassadors Simmi Boojsen Nokami
491
TOUR OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES 1860
493
BALL GIVEN TO THE PRINCE OF WALES
498
the United States First Military Act in the Long and Bloody Struggle to Dismember the Union
501
Interior of Fort Sumter after Bombardment
507
Ideal of a Mechanical Miracle Principle Structure and Operation of the Machine NetWork
509
THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY Three Months Since Sumter Fell On to Richmond
517
General Johnson Portrait and Autograph
521
EXTRAORDINARY COMBAT BETWEEN THE IRONCLADS MERRIMAC AND MON 1862
526
Com Buchanan Portrait and Autograph
528
One Hundred Thousand Men on Each Side General McClellan Declares on the Field that it
535
General Hooker Portrait and Autograph
541
Secretary Seward Portrait and Autograph 515
547
CAMPAIGN AGAINST VICKSBURG THE GIBRALTAR OF THE MISSISSIPPI 1863
554
THREE DAYS BATTLE BETWEEN THE CONCENTRATED ARMIES OF GENER 1863
563
General Longstreet with Autograph
569
ORATORICAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMERICAS CAUSE IN ENGLAND BY REV H 1863
573
BEECHER DEFENDING THE AMERICAN
575
COMBAT BETWEEN THE ALABAMA CAPTAIN SEMMES AND THE KEAR 1864
581
Contest between the Kearsarge and Alabama
587
Admiral Farraguts Victory in Mobile Bay
594
General Sherman Portrait and Autograph
600
General Lees Surrender to Lieut Gen Grant
607
Burial Place of Lincoln
626
THIRTY THOUSAND MILES OF RAILWAY IN THIRTY YEARS AND EIGHTY 1869
645
THE NORTHWEST Most Destructive Conflagration in the History of Civilized Nations
653
Changes Sought in the Relations between Producers and Consumers General Declaration
660
of the Highest Civilization Condition of the Country Previous to such Efforts Early Scenes
667
Jubilee Festival and Pageant thronghout the Land Prosperity Power and Renown of the
689
MAC RAILWAY STATION IN WASHINGTON JULY 2 His Departure from the White
708
Taunts Curses Hisses Fury Stanıpings Hootings Yellings Beechers Pluck and Good
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Page 472 - I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.
Page 26 - The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward, forevermore.
Page 552 - Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled (two-thirds of both houses concurring,) That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several states as an amendment to the constitution of the United States...
Page 472 - I hold that, notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man.
Page 67 - Filling a glass, he turned to them and said, "with a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy, as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Page 472 - I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races. There is a physical difference between the two, which in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality; and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position.
Page 552 - Joint Resolution. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...
Page 369 - Thou hast spread thy wing, and sheltered us from the pestilence that walketh in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noon-day.
Page 68 - I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Page 546 - ... and forever free and the executive government of the united states including the military and naval authority thereof will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons and will do no act or acts to repress such persons or any of them in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom...

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