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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Embargo acts. (search)
pressed extensive smuggling, which was carried on between the United States and Canada and at many sea-ports, especially in New England. But the opposition clamored for its repeal. At the opening of 1814 there were expectations, speedily realized, of peace near; also of a general pacification of Europe. These signs were pointed to by the opposition as cogent reasons for the repeal. These considerations had weight, added to which was the necessity for increasing the revenue. Finally, on Jan. 19 (1814), the President recommended the repeal of the Embargo Act, and it was done by Congress on April 14. There were great rejoicings throughout the country, and the demise of the Terrapin was hailed as a good omen of commercial prosperity. The Death of the embargo was celebrated in verses published in the Federal Republican newspaper of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. These were reproduced in the New York Evening post, with an illustration designed by John Wesley Jarvis, the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mill spring, battle of (search)
000 effective Confederate soldiers, with twenty pieces of artillery, under the command of General Crittenden. Gen. George H. Thomas was sent to attack them, and, if successful, to push over the Cumberland Mountains and liberate the east Tennesseeans from Confederate rule. He divided his forces, giving a smaller number to the command of General Schoepf, and leading the remainder himself. When he was within 10 miles of the Confederate camp the insurgents came out to meet him. At early dawn (Jan. 19) the Confederates, 5.000 strong, led by Zollicoffer, met the Union pickets—Woolford's cavalry. A severe battle was soon afterwards begun on the side of the Nationals by the Kentucky and Ohio regiments and Captain Kinney's battery. It was becoming very warm, when Col. R. L. McCook came up with Ohio and Minnesota troops, also a Tennessee brigade and a section of artillery. For a time it was doubtful which side would prevail. They were hotly contesting the possession of a commanding hill w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Secession of Southern States. (search)
Hooker; to Alabama, Joseph W. Matthews; to Georgia, William L. Harris; to Louisiana, Wirt Adams; to Texas, H. H. Miller; to Arkansas, George B. Fall; to Florida, E. M. Yerger; to Tennessee T. J. Wharton; to Kentucky, W. S. Featherstone; to North Carolina, Jacob Thompson, the Secretary of the Interior; to Virginia, Fulton Anderson; to Maryland, A. H. Handy; to Delaware, Henry Dickinson; to Missouri, P. Russell. Ordinances of secession were passed in eleven States of the Union in the following order: South Carolina, Dec. 20, 1860; Mississippi, Jan. 9, 1861; Florida, Jan. 10; Alabama, Jan. 11; Georgia, Jan. 19; Louisiana, Jan. 26; Texas, Feb. 1; Virginia, April 17; Arkansas, May 6; North Carolina, May 20, and Tennessee, June 8. Only one of these ordinances was ever submitted to the people for their considration. See Confederate States of America; articles on the States composing the Confederacy; and suggestive titles of the persons and events that were conspicuous in the Civil War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arizona, (search)
.....January–March, 1885 Act providing that no polygamist or bigamist shall vote or hold office......January–March, 1885 Congress appropriates $2,000 to repair the ruin of Casa Grande, reserving from settlement the entire site of the ancient city......March 2, 1889 State capital removed from Prescott to Phoenix......Feb. 4, 1890 Forty lives lost by broken mining-dam on the Hassayampa River......Feb. 23, 1890 Friday after Feb. 1 each year made a legal holiday as Labor Day......Jan. 19–March 19, 1891 Yuma devastated by flood......Feb. 27, 1891 Eleven bills submitted to Governor Zulick for approval, March 21, 1889; unsigned, as sixty consecutive days had passed since the organization of the legislature. The territorial Supreme Court declared the session legal for sixty days of actual legislative work, and the bills became laws without the governor's approval......1891 Discovery of a lake forming in Salton Sink from the overflow of the Colorado River......June 29,<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
r county teachers' institutes......1889 Confederate pension laws of 1885 amended, increasing the pension funds......1889 Negro exodus, fostered by emigration agents from Western States, depopulates North Carolina nearly 50,000......1889 Laws creating a railroad commission and regulating charges and management; locating a school for white deafand-dumb children at Morganton; establishing a normal and industrial school for girls at Greensboro; declaring the birthday of Robert E. Lee (Jan. 19) a legal holiday; establishing a normal school for the colored race at Elizabeth City; and incorporating a soldiers' home for needy Confederate soldiers at Camp Russell, near Raleigh. Session begins Jan. 8 and closes......March 9, 1891 Gov. Daniel G. Fowle dies suddenly of apoplexy at Raleigh, April 7, and Lieut. Gov. Thomas Holt is sworn in......April 8, 1891 Southern inter-State exposition opens at Raleigh......Oct. 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. William Worth Holden dies at Raleigh, aged seve
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oklahoma, (search)
ck Falls is broken up by United States troops......August, 1884 Many armed men under W. L. Couch encamp at Stillwater on the Cimmaron River and defy the military......December, 1884 Couch and his forces surrender to the United States troops, and are marched across the Kansas line and arrested under federal warrants......Jan. 27, 1885 Inhabitants of No Man's Land organize the Territory of Cimmaron, not recognized by Congress......1886 Delegates of Creek nation meet in Washington Jan. 19, and cede the western half of their domain for $2,280,857.10; ratified by the Creek council Jan. 31, by Congress......March 1, 1889 Seminoles execute a release and conveyance of their lands ceded by treaty in 1866......March 16, 1889 Oklahoma opened for settlement by proclamation of President Harrison, March 27, to take effect at noon, April 22. During the afternoon of this day 50,000 or more settlers, encamped on the borders of the Territory, enter and locate......April 22, 1889
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ting a commission to fix the boundary-line with North Carolina, and a local option act passed by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1886 Legislature convenes in extra session, March 16, 1887; among other acts passes one to punish persons fraudulently using coupons, and adjourns......May 24, 1887 Board of agriculture established by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1888 College of William and Mary becomes State Male Normal College by act approved......March 5, 1888 Jan. 19 (Gen. Robert E. Lee's birthday) made a legal holiday by legislature at session ending......March 1, 1890 Mercie's equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee unveiled at Richmond......May 29, 1890 Monument to the Confederate dead unveiled at Fredericksburg......June 10, 1891 Statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson unveiled at Lexington; 15,000 Confederate veterans present; oration by General Early......July 21, 1891 Thomas W. Bocock, born in 1815, for fourteen years a Congressman and for f