A member of the British Parliament, James Edward Oglethorpe, was among the first to articulate the Enlightenment case against slavery.
But he was also a father, and in that day and age, an exemplary parent of an unusually well educated daughter. She can proceed in her French, and get some teacher to attend her in the house for writing and arithmetic.They will be enshrined in the New Jersey Hall of Fame designated for the Meadowlands Complex in East Rutherford. Richard Codey signs the legislation he will be under obligation to appoint 13 of the 15-member Hall of Fame Advisory Commission; two will be named by Assembly Speaker Albio Sires of West New York.The commission will determine "criteria" for selection of nominees and annual inductions. Letter, 8 July 1863, from Charlie [-----], a Union soldier at Fort Scott, near Alexandria, Virginia, to Emma in Litchfield, Connecticut, discussing the celebration in camp during the 4th of July and for recent victories such as the capture of Vicksburg and Battle of Gettysburg. Letter, 26 March 1862, from Daniel [-----], a Union soldier in General Alpheus Williams' (1810-1878) division at Strasburg, Virginia, to his mother describing his division's role in the aftermath of the battle of Kernstown near Winchester, Virginia, in which Union troops under the command of General James Shields (1810-1879) defeated a Confederate force commanded by General Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863). They remember perhaps that he was the third vice president of the United States.