The Governors of Connecticut: Biographies of the Chief Executives of the Commonwealth that Gave to the World the First Written Constitution Known to History

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Connecticut Magazine Company, 1905 - 385 Seiten

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Seite 83 - Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour ? What though we wade in wealth, or soar in fame ? Earth's highest station ends in, ' Here he lies;' And ' dust to dust
Seite 235 - He resigned because of ill health in 1857, returned to his native town, began the study of law in his father's office. He was admitted to the practice of law in Medina County, Ohio, in 1859!
Seite 195 - Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and a United States Senator.
Seite 89 - to collect and set in the most advantageous light, all such arguments and objections as might justly and reasonably be advanced against creating and collecting a revenue in America, especially against effecting the same by stamp duties.
Seite 58 - I am of the same opinion, and, as this matter is stated, there is no ground of doubt." The basis of the opinion was that the charter had been granted under the great seal ; that it had not been surrendered under the common seal of the colony, nor had any judgment of record been entered against it ; that its operation had merely been interfered with by overpowering force ; that the charter...
Seite 89 - Reasons | why | The British Colonies, | in | America, | Should not be charged with | Internal Taxes, | By Authority of | Parliament; | Humbly offered, | For Consideration, | In Behalf of the Colony of | Connecticut...
Seite 170 - ... born at Egremont, near White Haven, England, on the 20th of June, 1756. His father brought him to America when he was a small child, and on his return, left him with his maternal uncle, Rev. William Richardson, of South Carolina. At a proper age, he was placed under the care of Dr. Witherspoon, of the College of New Jersey, at Princeton, where he was graduated in 1776, a few weeks before Washington and his broken army passed through there, in their flight toward the Delaware. Young Davie returned...
Seite 162 - ... during. the session his voice was often heard on the floor of the old State House at Hartford. With Pierpont Edwards, the leading lawyer of the state, Tomlinson was appointed to represent Fairfield County on the committee of twentyfour to frame the constitution. After two years' service in the State Legislature he was elected to Congress, and was a member of the House from 1819 to 1827. While in Congress Tomlinson had a high reputation and was often called upon to preside in the absence of the...
Seite 212 - He grew rapidly in the public estimation and in 1832 was elected a member of the General Assembly from the town of Hartford.
Seite 120 - ... colonies with a spirit of lofty patriotism. He signed the Declaration of Independence and then returned to Connecticut, where his valuable services were needed in the field. The governor placed him in command of a detachment of Connecticut militia embracing fourteen regiments raised for the defence of New York. He thoroughly organized these troops, divided them into brigades, and participated in the actions about New York ; but returned to his home in Litchfield after the battle of Long Island...

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