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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bill of rights. (search)
trument of delivering this kingdom from Popery and arbitrary power) did (by the advice of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and divers principal persons of the Commons) cause letters to be written to the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, being Protestants, and other letters to the several counties, cities, universities, boroughs, and cinque ports, for the choosing of such persons to represent them as were of right to be sent to Parliament, to meet and sit at Westminster upon the two-and-twentieth day of January, in this year One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and Eight, in order to such an establishment, as that their religion, laws, and liberties might not again be in danger of being subverted; upon which letters elections have been accordingly made. And thereupon the said Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, pursuant to their respective letters and elections, being now assembled in a full and free representation of this nation, taking into their most serious consideration the best
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kobbe, William A. 1840- (search)
United States Volunteer Infantry, and in October, 1899, was promoted to brigadier-general of volunteers for service in the Malolos campaign in the Philippines. In January, 1900, he was given command of an expedition to the southern extremity of Luzon. On the 18th of that month he left Manilawith his command in the transports Hancock and Garonne and the local steamers Venus, aeolus, Salvadora, and Castellano, which vessels were convoyed by the gunboats Nashville, Helena, and Maraveles. On Jan. 20 all of these vessels, in single file, proceeded slowly up Sorsogon Bay. When the expedition reached Sorsogon that town had already displayed flags of truce. During the next few days the towns of Donsol, Bulan, Virac, and Legaspi on Catanduanes Island were occupied. The only resistance was at Legaspi where five Americans were wounded, and forty-five dead and fifteen wounded insurgents were found. In this action the shells from the Nashville set on fire and destroyed 8,000 bales of hemp.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
continent......June 24, 1497 Columbus sails with six ships on his third voyage, May 30; discovers Trinidad, July 31; lands on terra firma without knowing it to be a new continent, naming it Isla Santa......Aug. 1, 1498 Discovers the mouth of the Orinoco......August, 1498 Alonso de Ojeda discovers Surinam, June; and the Gulf of Venezuela. Amerigo Vespucci accompanies him on this voyage......1499 Amerigo Vespucci's first voyage......1499 Vicente Yañez Pinzon discovers Brazil, Jan. 20, and the river Amazon......Jan. 26, 1500 Pedro Alvarez de Cabral, of Portugal, discovers Brazil, April 22, and takes possession of for the King of Portugal......May, 1500 Gasper Cortereal, in the service of Portugal, discovers Labrador......1500 Francisco de Bobadilla appointed governor of Hispaniola and leaves Spain......July, 1500 Bobadilla arrests Columbus on his arrival at Hispaniola and sends him to Spain in irons. He is received with honor at Court and the charges dismiss
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
members and three substitutes chosen by the junta of electors at San Diego in February, meets at Monterey......June 14, 1827 Joaquin Solis, a convict ranchero, instigates the troops to revolt against the governor, with a view to give all offices to Californians; soldiers at Monterey seize the presidio, Nov. 12-13, and later meet no opposition at San Francisco......1829 Governor Escheandia by proclamation calls on the Monterey insurgents to surrender, Jan. 7, 1830; recaptures Monterey, Jan. 20; apprehends Solis and other leaders, and sends fifteen of them, on the bark Volunteer, for San Blas......May 9, 1830 Decree for secularization of missions; San Carlos and San Gabriel to be organized as towns, surplus property, after distribution to neophytes, passing to secular administrators; other missions the same as far as possible......Jan. 6, 1831 Secularization accomplished......1834 Los Angeles made a city—capital of California......May 23, 1835 After various attempts at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
in the pass of Sacramento......Feb. 28, 1847 First line of telegraph between East St. Louis and the East completed......Dec. 20, 1847 Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States upon the northern boundary is confirmed by Congress, and the present boundary established by act......Feb. 15, 1848 Claiborne F. Jackson, on Jan. 15, 1849, introduces resolutions in the State Senate, questioning the power of Congress to legislate on slavery in the Territories. Passed by the Senate, Jan. 20, and by the Assembly......March 6, 1849 Fire in St. Louis destroys twenty-three steamboats and their cargoes and a large section of the city......May 17, 1849 United States Senator Thomas H. Benton, in the hall of the House at Jefferson City, opposes the Jackson resolutions, as in the spirit of nullification and disunion, and appeals from the legislature to the people......May 26, 1849 Inter-State convention at St. Louis unanimously endorses a national Pacific railway across the c
med by a people's convention at Salt Lake City in March, 1856, is tabled in the United States Senate. April 20, 1858 Proclamation by President Buchanan offering amnesty to Mormons who submit to federal authority, issued April 6, is accepted by the Mormon leaders......June 2, 1858 Van of the army of Utah finds Salt Lake City deserted; 30,000 Mormons had moved southward......June 26, 1858 Governor Cumming resigns and leaves Salt Lake City......May, 1861 Another convention meets, Jan. 20, finishes a constitution for the State of Deseret, Jan. 23, ratified by the people......March 3, 1862 Act of Congress passed to punish and prevent polygamy in the Territories......July 1, 1862 Mormon apostates, known as Morrisites, indicted for armed resistance to law, when summoned to surrender by the sheriff resist for three days—June 13-16, 1862—until their leader, Joseph Morris, and others are killed; tried before Judge Kinney, seven are convicted of murder in the second degree...