Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 Volume 5

Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Civil War he worked earnestly for the Union cause and for the United States Sanitary Commission. He was a popular lecturer and the author of The White Hills; Patriotism and Other Papers; etc. He died in San Francisco, Cal.. March 4, 1864. King, WILLIAM HENRY, jurist; born in Fillmore City, Utah, June 3. 1863; received a collegiate education; began law practice in 1887; was president of the Utah Senate; associate justice of the Utah Supreme Court in 1894-97; and a Democratic member of Congress in 1897-1901, when he declined renomination. King, WILLIAM RUFUs, statesman; born in Sampson county, N. C., April 7, 1786; graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1803; practised law, and served in the legislature of his State. He was a member of Congress (1811-16), and for two years (1816-18) was secretary of legation at Naples. On his return he became a cotton-planter in Alabama, and was United States Senator from 1819 to 1844, and from 1847 to 1853, being minister to France during 1844-46. Mr. King was elected Vice-President of the United States in 1852, but died (in Cahawba, Ala., April 18, 1853) a few weeks after taking the oath of office at Havana, a privilege accorded by a special act of Congress. King George's War. See Gnoaos: II., 1744-48. King Philip's War. See 1IAssAcI1USETTs; Pmur, Kmo. King Wi11iam's War. See WILLIAM III. King's Bridge, spanning Spuyten Duyvil Creek, New York City, was first erected in the year 1691, and called "the King's bridge." An unsuccessful attempt smo's sinuon IN 1860 was made by Washington to cut off a force uf the British at this place on the night of July 2, 1781. See NEw YoRx CITY. King's College. See CoLUMRIA UNIVERSITY. King's Daughters, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236940237
  • 9781236940230