from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Vesey, Denmark 1767?-1822. American insurrectionist. A freed slave in South Carolina, he was implicated in the planning of a large uprising of slaves and was hanged. The event led to more stringent slave codes in many Southern states.

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  • n. United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)


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  • Yesterday week the officers, non-commissioned officers, gunners, and drivers, comprising Captain Vesey's E battery of the 4th brigade Royal Field Artillery, assembled on parade at Woolwich, and after inspection proceeded in marching order from the garrison to the Royal Arsenal, for embarkation on board the screw steam-vessel Melbourne, for Canada.

    Naval and Military Intelligence.

  • He's one of the many tenants of the towers that day who probably owe their life to the fact they went down, they exited what was called the Vesey Street stairs or, and escalators that day.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • A period of underground agitation, such as Vesey had carried on for about three or four years will, unless arrested, pass naturally into one of organized action.

    Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822

  • Today I received my review copy of this fun-looking book — The Medieval Soldier by Vesey Norman — in this new edition that came out last month, all the way across the pond from Britain.

    04/26 On the Bookshelf . . . “The Medieval Soldier” « The BookBanter Blog

  • While sexy modern designs, like midcentury Karl Springer coffee tables and John Vesey steel chairs, are going for fat sums, prices for period pieces are down from their '80s peak.

    Really Fine Prices for Fine Antiques

  • A limited number of day passes are made available every day at the memorial's preview site, at 20 Vesey St. Starting next week, day passes also will be available at the South Street Seaport and the NYC information kiosk at City Hall.

    Public Pays Its Respects

  • Writing in 2001, three years into the Google era, he even gets the spelling of “Vesey” right.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • More than 100 workers gathered behind a police barricade set up across the street from the main entrance to the World Trade Center PATH station at West Broadway and Vesey Street, said Chris Montalbano, a concrete worker labor steward who works in the World Trade Center's new transportation hub and is also a representative with Local 6A, one of the three unions representing concrete workers.

    Work Stoppage at WTC

  • Until the full museum opens, people can visit a preview site about the memorial and museum at 20 Vesey St., which will operate into 2012.

    Vera Haller: On 9/11, Museums and Memories

  • Also included in the museum will be the "Survivor Stairs," a remnant of the Vesey Street staircase that thousands of people used to escape the attack.

    Vera Haller: On 9/11, Museums and Memories


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