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Thomas Burgess (bishop)

Thomas Burgess was an English author, Bishop of St David's and Bishop of Salisbury. He was born at Odiham in Hampshire and educated at Robert May's School, Winchester College, at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Before graduating, he edited a reprint of John Burton's Pentalogia. In 1781 he brought out an annotated edition of Richard Dawes's Miscellanea Critica. In 1783 he became a fellow of his college, in 1785 was appointed chaplain to Shute Barrington, bishop of Salisbury, he moved with Barrington to Durham on the latter's appointment as bishop there in 1791, where he obtained a prebendal stall, holding in turn the 9th, 6th and 2nd stalls. In 1788 he published his Considerations on the Abolition of Slavery, in which he advocated the principle of gradual emancipation. In 1791 he accompanied Barrington to Durham, where he did evangelistic work among the poorer classes. In 1803 Burgess was appointed to the vacant bishopric of St David's far the largest of the Welsh sees, he held. Burgess was "the first Welsh bishop for generations to devote himself to his duties... was enthusiastically in favour of clergy who could preach in Welsh... enthusiastically in favour of giving church patronage to Welsh cultural activities."

To educate Welsh clergy for the diocese, Burgess endowed St David's College, Lampeter. On his death he left his library to the College. Burgess established the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in the diocese and was a prime mover in the creation of the Cambrian Societies, organisers of the provincial eisteddfodau. In 1820 he was appointed first president of the founded Royal Society of Literature, he was the last Bishop of Salisbury to be ex officio Chancellor of the Order of the Garter before that honour passed to the Bishop of Oxford. At Salisbury and St David's, he founded a Church Union Society for the assistance of infirm and distressed clergymen, he opposed both Catholic Emancipation. The latter policy led to several clashes with the Government: the Duke of Wellington told him that he would do far more to strengthen the Protestant faith by staying in his diocese and minding his flock than he could by bombarding the Government with political pamphlets. Thomas Burgess was a founding member of the Odiham Agricultural Society and was instrumental in establishing the Royal Veterinary College.

He died on 19 February 1837, was buried at Salisbury on 27 February. A list of his works, which are numerous, will be found in his biography by John Scandrett Harford. In addition to those referred to may be mentioned his Essay on the Study of Antiquities. John Scandrett Harford, The life of Thomas Burgess, D. D. F. R. S. F. A. S. &c. &c. &c. late Lord Bishop of Salisbury, Brown and Longmans, London. D T W Price, Yr Esgob Burgess a Choleg Llanbedr: Bishop Burgess and Lampeter College, University of Wales Press, Cardiff Tout, Thomas Frederick. "Burgess, Thomas". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 7. London: Smith, Elder & Co

James Shaw (wide receiver)

James Napoleon Shaw is an American football wide receiver, a free agent. Shaw played college football at Jacksonville State University, he has been a member of the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Power, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Jose Sabercats and Portland Steel. Shaw lettered in basketball at St. Clair County High School in Odenville, Alabama, he recorded over 750 rushing yards, 250 receiving yards, nine touchdowns and registered 105 tackles on defense as a senior. He was named All-County as a running back and linebacker in 2006. Shaw was named the St. Clair County Player of the Year and helped the Fighting Saints to a 9-3 record as a junior, he was named to the All-Tournament team during the County Championships in basketball. Shaw played for the Jacksonville State Gamecocks from 2008 to 2011, he was redshirted in 2007. Shaw was rated the 264th best wide receiver in the 2012 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com. Shaw was signed by the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League on February 14, 2013.

He was released by the Panthers on August 31, 2013. He was re-signed to the Panthers' practice squad on September 1, 2013. Shaw was released by the Panthers on September 18, 2013. Shaw was assigned to the AFL's Pittsburgh Power on March 7, 2014, he was placed on Other League Exempt by the Power on August 5, 2014. The Power folded in November 2014. Shaw signed with the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers on August 5, 2014, he was released by the Steelers on August 18, 2014. Shaw was assigned to the San Jose Sabercats of the AFL on December 23, 2014. On May 26, 2016, Shaw was assigned to the Portland Steel of the AFL, he participated in The Spring League in 2017. Stats from ArenaFan: Just Sports Stats College stats

Sandy and Beaver Canal

The Sandy and Beaver Canal ran 73 miles from the Ohio and Erie Canal at Bolivar, Ohio, to the Ohio River at Glasgow, Pennsylvania. It had 90 locks, was chartered in 1828 and completed in 1848. However, the middle section of the canal had many problems from the beginning and fell into disrepair; the canal ceased to operate in 1852, when the Cold Run Reservoir Dam outside of Lisbon, broke, ruining a large portion of the canal. Major D. B. Douglas of the United States Military Academy surveyed a route in 1828; this route was 90.5 miles, with 100 locks and a 2,700-foot tunnel. The west division would rise for 33.5 miles, the middle division would be 14 miles, with tunnel, at summit elevation, the east division would fall over 43 miles. The Douglas plan was rejected, the Philadelphia Board of Trade decided that the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal would be a better option to join the canal systems of Ohio to those of Pennsylvania. At a meeting in Waynesburg, Ohio, in 1834, the canal promoters decided to go ahead without the Philadelphia backing.

Hother Hage and Edward H. Gill were hired to engineer the project, made changes to the Douglas plan; the 73-mile canal, as constructed, consisted of the western division with a 400-foot long aqueduct 28 feet above the Tuscarawas River to connect to the Ohio and Erie Canal, 33 locks, five miles of slackwater, two reservoirs, a rise from 900 feet at Bolivar to 1,120 feet at Kensington. The middle division from Kensington to Lockbridge had two tunnels, two reservoirs and was 14 miles, all at 1120 feet; the big tunnel was 900 yards or 1060 yards long. The little tunnel was about 1,000 feet long; the tunnels were about 17 feet high, the big tunnel was about 80 feet below the highest elevation of the hill it penetrated. The Eastern division was 27 miles from Lockbridge to Glasgow, lowering from 1,120 feet to 665 feet, with 57 locks, 20 dams, 17 miles of slackwater. Construction progressed until being interrupted by financial difficulties of the Panic of 1837; the number of workmen decreased from 2000 to 200.

Little was done for seven years, the tunnels were completed in 1848. Aside from the reservoir collapse in 1852, the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad was built that year, taking business away. Six miles on the west end of the canal were used as a feeder of the Ohio and Erie Canal until 1884, when the aqueduct was lost in a flood. A company called the “Nimishillen and Sandy Slackwater Navigation” was established to investigate a connector along the Nimishillen Creek from Sandyville, Ohio to Canton, Ohio in 1834–35, it was determined. A similar stillborn plan called the “Still Fork of Sandy Navigation Company” was incorporated in 1837 by some Carroll County, Ohio men to build a connector from Pekin up the Still Fork to near Carrollton, Ohio. An original dam near Waynesburg, 40°40′02″N 81°16′29″W, still impounds a slackwater on the Sandy Creek, feeds a section of canal downstream to Magnolia, Ohio. Only 0.75 miles of this funded canal lay in Pennsylvania. Hanoverton Canal Town District List of canals in the United States Elson Mill is fed by the canal.

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