Life Sketches of Government Officers and Members of the Legislature of the State of New York ... (Google eBook)

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J. Munsell, 1874
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Page 14 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 7 - Nothing makes such dreary and monotonous reading as the old hackneyed roll-call, chronologically arrayed, of inevitable facts in a man's life. One is so certain of the man's having been born, and also of his having died, that it is dismal to lie under the necessity of reading it.
Page 13 - Dix,8 he directed that officer to proceed immediately with his vessel to New York. Breshwood instantly replied : ó "Your letter, with one of the 19th of January from the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury, I have duly received, and, in reply, refuse to obey the order.
Page 105 - Rhode Island; was Commander of the Department of Rhode Island, Grand Army of the Republic, 1877; was Representative from the city of Providence to the General Assembly...
Page 44 - He is a Commissioner of the Land Office and of the Canal Fund, a member of the Canal Board and of the Board of State Canvassers, a...
Page 67 - Representatives, and in the new legislature was chairman of the committee on ways and means, and a member of the committee on banks.
Page 170 - He then taught school for two years, when he entered the medical department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor...
Page 140 - ... been elected governor of the state. He remained in office until 1867. He then resumed the practice of his profession at Louisville, Ky. , where he died Jan. 12, 1875. BRANCH, John, statesman, was born in Halifax county, NC, Nov. 4, 1782. He was graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1801, was admitted to the bar, and soon rose to eminence in his profession. He became judge of the superior court, was elected to the state senate in 1811, and re-elected each year until 1817, when he became...
Page 114 - In 1854, as Chairman of the Committee on Colleges, Academies, etc., he matured and carried through the act creating the Department of Public Instruction. He was, this year, a member of the Committee of Ways and Means. He attended moderately to his profession during the three years immediately following; but, in 1857, a hemorrhage of the throat or lungs brought him to the borders of the grave.
Page 50 - The First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth wards of the city of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings.

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