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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kentucky, (search)
in the Union. They were in favor of a convention of the free-labor and slave-labor border States to decide upon just compromises, and declared their willingness to support the national government, unless the incoming President should attempt to coerce a State or States. The legislature, which assembled about the same time, was asked by the governor to declare, by resolution, the unconditional disapprobation of the people of the State of the employment of force against seceding States. On Jan. 22 the legislature accordingly resolved that the Kentuckians, united with their brethren of the South, would resist any invasion of the soil of that section at all hazards and to the last extremity. This action was taken because the legislatures of several free-labor States had offered troops for the use of the national government in enforcing the laws in seceding States. They decided against calling a convention, and appointed delegates to the Peace Congress. On April 18 a great Union
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
He saw and corresponded frequently with the general, and often discussed with him his own private situation, and the effect that various meliorations in the army might produce. Having sent for his wife to the camp, the general preserved in his deportment the noble composure which belongs to a strong and virtuous mind. I have not sought for this place, said he to M. de Lafayette: if I am displeasing to the nation, I will retire; but until then I will oppose all intrigues. (1778.) The 22d of January Congress resolved that Canada should be entered, and the choice fell upon M. de Lafayette. The generals Conway and Stark were placed under him. Hoping to intoxicate and govern so young a commander, the war office, without consulting the commander-in-chief, wrote to him to go and await his further instructions at Albany. But, after having won over by his arguments the committee which Congress had sent to the camp, M. de Lafayette hastened to Yorktown, and declared there that he required
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), River Raisin, Mich. (search)
River Raisin, Mich. Is remarkable in history as the place of a massacre on Jan. 23. 1813. General Winchester, with about 800 Americans, was encamped on that river, and at dawn, on Jan. 22, General Proctor, with 1,500 British and Indians, fell upon them. After a severe action Winchester surrendered, under promise of protection from the Indians. But Proctor marched off, leaving no guard for the Americans. His Indians returned, and killed and scalped a large number of them. The American loss was over 300 killed (mostly after the fight), and the rest were made prisoners. The British lost 24 killed and 158 wounded.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rporating the American Historical Association......Jan. 4, 1889 Upper Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls torn from its cables and blown into the river during a gale......Jan. 10, 1889 Substitute for the Mills tariff bill passes the Senate, Jan. 22; is debated in the House and referred to committee on ways and means......Jan. 26, 1889 John M. Clayton, Republican candidate for Congress from second district, Arkansas, assassinated at Plummersville, Ark.......Jan. 29, 1889 New executiby 177 to 76; not voting, ninety-eight......Feb. 7, 1894 Federal election laws repeal bill passes the Senate by 39 to 28, Feb. 7; approved......Feb. 8, 1894 Wheeler H. Peckham, of New York, nominated associate justice of the Supreme Court, Jan. 22; nomination rejected by the Senate, through the influence of Senator Hill, of New York, by 41 to 32......Feb. 16, 1894 Senator E. D. White, of Louisiana, nominated as associate justice and confirmed......Feb. 19, 1894 Bland silver bill pas
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, (search)
with 100 or 200 emigrants, reach Puget Sound......1853 Henry L. Yesler builds Puget Sound's first steam saw-mill at Seattle......1853 I. I. Stevens, appointed governor of the Territory, arrives at Olympia, Nov. 26, and organizes the government......Nov. 28, 1853 First federal court held in Washington at Cowlitz Landing by Judge Monroe......Jan. 2, 1854 Treaty at Point Elliott, near the mouth of Snohomish River, with 2,500 Indians, agreeing upon a reservation on the Lummi River, Jan. 22, and later with the tribes farther north, selecting a reservation about the head of Hood Canal......January, 1854 Capital fixed at Olympia by act of legislature......1854 Gold discovered near Fort Colville......1855 Treaty with the Nez Perces, Cayuses, Walla Wallas, and Yakimas at Waiilatpu, by commissioners from Governor Stevens......June 11, 1855 Indian war begins; Indians attack eighty-four soldiers under Maj. G. O. Haller, sent from Fort Dalles, Oct. 3, for the Yakima countr