The Fortieth Congress of the United States; Historical and Biographical

The Fortieth Congress of the United States; Historical and Biographical

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...of New Hampshire, and afterwards against the independent State Government of Vermont. He and his son, Timothy Phelps, who had likewise a commission from New York as High Sheriff of Cumberland County, carried their opposition to the new State movement so far as to subject them both to proscription and confiscation of property by the Vermont authorities. John Phelps, son of Timothy, was a lawyer of reputation, and served at various times in the Council and State Senate. His son, by a first marriage, John Wolcott Phelps, graduated at West Point, served in the Florida and Mexican wars as an officer of artillery, and was Colonel of the 1st Vermont Volunteers in the civil war, and afterwards Brigadier-General of Volunteers. His son, by a second wife, Mrs. Almira Hart Lincoln, sister of Mrs. Emma Willard, of Troy, N. Y., was Charles E. Phelps, born in Guilford, Vt., May 1, 1833, removed by his parents to Westchester, Pa., in 1837, and to Ellicott's Mills, Maryland, in 1841. On the maternal side, Mr. Phelps is descended from Thomas Hooker, known as the "founder of Connecticut Colony," and from Samuel Hart, one of the colonial champions of religious liberty in opposition to the intolerant code known as the "Blue Laws." IIis mother, Mrs. A. IT. Lincoln Phelps, is the author of a series of elementary treatises on botany, chemistry, natural philosophy and geology, which have been for many years widely used as school text-books, and is also known through her contributions to literature in other departments, and as a practical and successful educator, first in connection with the Troy Female Seminary, and later as the Principal of the Patapsco Institute in Maryland. After completing his studies at St. Timothy's Hall, Md., Princeton College, ...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549279
  • 9781236549273