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William Seward is generally known today for his purchase of Alaska-" Seward's Folly "-in 1867.
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" Historian Donald described the speech as a " superb political move for an unannounced candidate, to appear in one rival's ( William H. Seward ) own state at an event sponsored by the second rival's ( Salmon P. Chase ) loyalists, while not mentioning either by name during its delivery.
On May 18, at the Republican National Convention in Chicago, Lincoln's friends promised and manipulated and won the nomination on the third ballot, beating candidates such as William H. Seward and Salmon P. Chase.
" Running the ' Machine ' ": An 1864 political cartoon takes a swing at Lincoln's administration — featuring William Fessenden, Edwin Stanton, William H. Seward | William Seward, Gideon Welles, Lincoln and others.
Lincoln's foreign policy approach had been initially hands off, due to his inexperience ; he left most diplomacy appointments and other foreign policy matters to his Secretary of State, William Seward.
* 1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathizer, who conspired to coordinate assassinations of others, including Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of State William H. Seward that same night.
Many of the men involved with Johnson's acquittal committee were friends of Secretary William Seward, Johnson's strongest ally on his Presidential Cabinet.
The most positive accomplishment during his Administration was the purchase of Alaska from Russia, though this was probably due more to the efforts of William H. Seward than President Johnson.
* 1865 – U. S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.
In 1886, the American Arithmometer Company was established in St. Louis, Missouri to produce and sell an adding machine invented by William Seward Burroughs ( grandfather of Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs ).
* Oral history interview with Alfred Doughty Cavanaugh Cavanaugh discusses the work of his grandfather, A. J. Doughty, with William Seward Burroughs and the Burroughs Adding Machine Company.
Frederick Douglass, William Garrison, Horace Greeley, Harriet Stowe, William Seward, Gerrit Smith, Charles Sumner, Theodore Parker, and Cassius Clay used the term caste, rather than race or class, in their writings and speeches to discuss and inspire America to abolish slavery.
In the railroad car the President rode with his secretary, John G. Nicolay, his assistant secretary, John Hay, the three members of his Cabinet who accompanied him, William Seward, John Usher and Montgomery Blair, several foreign officials and others.
Booth and a group of co-conspirators originally plotted to kidnap Lincoln, but later planned to kill him, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward in a bid to help the Confederacy's cause.
Informal discussions did take place with Secretary of State William Seward through Supreme Court Justice John A. Campbell, an Alabamian who had not yet resigned ; Seward hinted that Fort Sumter would be evacuated, but nothing definite was said.
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The music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg, has molded his group into a prominent musical organization, which is his life.
William Styron, while facing the changing economy with a certain uneasy reluctance, insists he is not to be classified as a Southern writer and yet includes traditional Southern concepts in everything he publishes.
The young William Faulkner in New Orleans in the 1920's impressed the novelist Hamilton Basso as obviously conscious of being a Southerner, and there is no evidence that since then he has ever considered himself any less so.
William Wimsatt and Cleanth Brooks, it seems to me, have a penetrating insight into the way in which this control is effected: `` For if we say poetry is to talk of beauty and love ( and yet not aim at exciting erotic emotion or even an emotion of Platonic esteem ) and if it is to talk of anger and murder ( and yet not aim at arousing anger and indignation ) -- then it may be that the poetic way of dealing with these emotions will not be any kind of intensification, compounding, or magnification, or any direct assault upon the affections at all.
Dr. Ray is a Fellow of the Foundation -- appointed thrice to assist his studies of William Makepeace Thackeray and of H. G. Wells -- and, before his appointment to the Foundation's executive staff, had been given our highest scholarly accolade, appointment to the Advisory Board.
William R. Stillwell, an admirable Georgian whose delightful correspondence is preserved in the Georgia Department of Archives and History, liked to tease his wife in his letters.
Sheeran, a lawyer and former FBI man is running against the Republican organization's candidate, Freeholder William MacDonald, for the vacancy left by the resignation of Neil Duffy, now a member of the State Board of Tax Appeals.
Incumbent William Brod is opposed in his re-election bid by Barbara Njust, Miles C. Bubenik and Frank Lee.
Mrs. Robert O. Spurdle is chairman of the committee, which includes Mrs. James A. Moody, Mrs. Frank C. Wilkinson, Mrs. Ethel Coles, Mrs. Harold G. Lacy, Mrs. Albert W. Terry, Mrs. Henry M. Chance, 2d, Mrs. Robert O. Spurdle, Jr., Mrs. Harcourt N. Trimble, Jr., Mrs. John A. Moller, Mrs. Robert Zeising, Mrs. William G. Kilhour, Mrs. Hughes Cauffman, Mrs. John L. Baringer and Mrs. Clyde Newman.
Stickney is a salesman for Plee-Zing, Inc., 2544 Green Bay Rd., Evanston, a food brokerage and grocery chain firm, of which his father, William L. Jr., is president.
Published annually by William Hord Richardson, the 1962 edition, subtitled Society Register of Southern California, is scheduled to arrive with Monday morning's postman.
The book is by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, choreography by Peter Gennaro, scenery, costumes and lighting by William and Jean Eckart, musical direction by Jack Elliott, and the production was directed by Mr. Abbott.
* 1776 – The Battle of Long Island: in what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
* 1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England ( date of actual birth is unknown ).
* 1746 – The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland.
" is attributed to his son William De Morgan, but a family friend John Thomas Graves was prolific, and a manuscript with over 2, 800 has been preserved.
It is referenced in the 2006 film Amazing Grace, which highlights Newton's influence on the leading British abolitionist William Wilberforce.
This verse is also featured in William Billing's popular Sacred Harp song " David's Lamentation ", first published in 1778.
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William had been trying to influence English politics for well over a year, letting Grand Pensionary Gaspar Fagel publish an open letter to the English people in November 1687 deploring the religious policy of James, which action had generally been interpreted as a covert bid for kingship.
The Scottish poem Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy, which is dated before 1520 ( the generally accepted date prior to the death of William Dunbar, one of the composers ), refers to ' haggeis '.
William Petty, a strong mercantilist, is generally credited with being the first to use empirical analysis to study the economy.
The tone of his books is generally more irreverent and less self-serious than that of previous cyberpunk novels, notably those of William Gibson.
" In 1803, William Pitt the Younger, also a Tory, suggested to a friend that " this person generally called the first minister " was an absolute necessity for a government to function, and expressed his belief that this person should be the minister in charge of the finances.
The New Jersey Plan generally favored the small population states, using the philosophy of English Whigs such as Edmund Burke to rely on received procedure, and William Blackstone emphasizing sovereignty of the legislature.
He admits that William the Conqueror, another descendant of this dynasty, generally enjoyed good health but points out that William fell seriously ill following the Battle of Hastings ( 1066 ), resting for a month near Canterbury.
The English versions of the " Oriental Tale " generally contained a heavy moralising element, with the notable exception of William Beckford's fantasy Vathek ( 1786 ), which had a decisive influence on the development of the Gothic novel.
William saw that the Tories were generally friendlier to royal authority than the Whigs, and he employed both groups in his government.
Hans E. Mayer concluded that William died in 1186, and this is the year generally accepted by scholars.
Rhesus incompatibility, however, generally worsens with successive pregnancies, and so does not fit with the pattern of Anne's pregnancies, as her only son to survive infancy, William, Duke of Gloucester, was born after a series of stillbirths.
William Niskanen is generally considered the founder of Public Choice literature on the bureaucracy.
Dover was founded as the court town for newly established Kent County in 1683 by William Penn, the proprietor of the territory generally known as the " Lower Counties on the Delaware.
* 1803 – William Symington's Charlotte Dundas, generally considered to be the world's first practical steamboat, makes her first voyage.
With the advent of the French Revolutionary Wars, Amherst was recalled as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in January 1793: however is generally criticised for allowing the armed forces to slide into acute decline, a direct cause of the failure of the early campaigns in the Low Countries: William Pitt said of him " his age, and perhaps his natural temper, are little suited to the activity and the energy which the present moment calls for ".
William Thomas Cosgrave, W. T., or Liam as he was generally known, was born at 174 James's Street, Dublin in 1880.
With William Powell Frith, Augustus Egg, Henry O ' Neil and others, he founded The Clique, of which he was generally considered the leading talent.
His new wife, Anna of Saxony, was described by contemporaries as " self-absorbed, weak, assertive, and cruel ", and it is generally assumed that William married her to gain more influence in Saxony, Hesse and the Palatinate.
The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Charles Thomson Ritchie, influenced by economists such as Sir William Ashley, was vigorously opposed to any scheme of Imperial Preference but although he made his opinions known, the Cabinet was generally favourable towards Chamberlain's proposal when it was considered on 21 October.
He created St. Tammany Parish and named it after the Delaware Indian Chief Tamanend ( c. 1628-1698 ), who made peace with William Penn and was generally renowned for his goodness.
According to William Michael Rossetti, Coventry Patmore " praised Woolner's poems immensely, saying however that they were sometimes slightly over-passionate, and generally ' sculpturesque ' in character ".
John Hay, private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State to Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, was born in Salem and is generally known as Salem's most prominent citizen.