John Milledge, an American soldier and statesman, born in Savannah, Ga., in 1757, died at the Sandhills, near Augusta, Feb. 9, 1818. He was one of the party which captured Gov. Wright (June 17, 1775), the first bold revolutionary act performed in Georgia. He was at the unsuccessful siege of Savannah under the count D'Estaing and Gen. Lincoln, and also at the siege of Augusta. In 1780 he was appointed attorney general, and he served frequently in the state legislature. In 1802 he was elected governor of Georgia, and served two terms. He was a representative in congress from 1792 to 1802, except one term, and United States senator from 1806 to 1809. He was the principal founder of the university of Georgia.
John Milton Mackie, an American author, born in Wareham, Mass., in 1813. He graduated in 1832 at Brown university, where he was tutor from 1834 to 1838, and subsequently travelled in Europe. He has published a " Life of Godfrey William von Leibnitz" (1845), " Life of Samuel Gorton" (in Sparks's "American Biography," 1848); "Cosas de Espana, or Going to Madrid via Barcelona" (1848); a " Life of Schamyl, the Circassian Chief" (1856); "Life of Tai-Ping-Wang, Chief of the Chinese Insurrection" (1857); "From Cape Cod to Dixie" (1864); and contributions to the " North American Review," mostly relating to German literature and history.
John Moore, a Scottish author, born in Stirling in 1729, died at Richmond, near London, Feb. 28,1802. He graduated at Glasgow, travelled extensively on the continent, chiefly as a private tutor, and afterward practised medicine in London. He wrote "A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany " (London, 1779), of which several editions and numerous translations were published within ten years; "A View of Society and Manners in Italy" (1781); and "Zeluco," a novel (1789). A uniform edition of his writings, with a memoir, was prepared by Dr. Robert Anderson (7 vols. 8vo, Edinburgh, 1820).
John Morley, an English author, born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Dec. 24, 1838. He graduated at Lincoln college, Oxford, in 1859, early became a contributor to the " Saturday Review," and in 1867 succeeded George Henry Lewes as editor of the "Fortnightly Review." He published "Edmund Burke, a Historical Study," in 1857, "Critical Miscellanies," including essays on De Maistre, Condorcet, Carlyle, and Byron, in 1871, and in the latter year also a volume on Voltaire. In April, 1872, he delivered at the London royal institution a lecture on Rousseau, which was afterward elaborated into two volumes (1873). In 1873 he delivered a series of lectures on " The Limits of the Historic Method." In that year also he was active in resisting the educational system introduced by the Gladstone government, because of its denominational character, and published " The Struggle for National Education." His latest work is " On Compromise " (1874).