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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate States of America (search)
account of a tariff clause, the prohibition of the African slave-trade, and the adoption of the three-fifths rule of representation for slaves, as in the national Constitution. Let your people, he said, prepare their minds for a failure in the future permanent Southern constitution, for South Carolina is about to be saddled with almost every grievance, except abolition, against which she so long struggled, and for which she has just withdrawn from the United States government. On the 9th of February the president of the convention and all the members took the oath of allegiance to the provisional constitution, and at noon the doors of the hall were thrown open to the public, and the convention proceeded to the election of a President and a Vice-President of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, was chosen President by unanimous vote; and by a like vote Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia, was chosen Vice-President. The chairman of the convention appointed committees on
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eagan, Charles Patrick, 1841- (search)
Eagan, Charles Patrick, 1841- Military officer; born in Ireland in January, 1841; served through the Civil War in the 1st Washington Territory Infantry; was commissioned 2d lieutenant 9th United States Infantry in 1866; and became brigadiergeneral and commissary-general May 3, 1898. During the American-Spanish War he was in charge of the commissary department of the army, and in January, 1899, was tried by court-martial for criticising General Miles during an investigation into the character of supplies furnished to the army during the war; was suspended from rank and duty for six years on Feb. 9; and was restored and immediately retired Dec. 6, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ship-building. (search)
Nov. 23, 1864. It will be noted that the executive department acted in this matter, without any authority from Congress. It assumed the right to annul the convention without legislative action. Jan. 17, 1865, Senator Sumner, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, reported to the Senate, with an amendment, the resolution which had passed the House at its last session. On the next day the resolution passed the Senate. On Feb. 4 the amendment was agreed to by the House, and, on Feb. 9, the resolution was approved and signed by the President in the following form: Joint resolution to terminate the treaty of eighteen hundred and seventeen, regulating the naval force on the lakes. Whereas the United States, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, of the other part, by a treaty bearing date April, eighteen hundred and seventeen, have regulated the naval force upon the lakes, and it was further provided that if either party should hereaf
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
eighborhood of Dry Tortugas, Gulf of Mexico. Jan. 15—20. Hostile demonstrations at Havana by Spanish volunteers against Americans caused the governor-general to place a guard around the United States consulate. Jan. 25. The battle-ship Maine arrived at Havana on a friendly visit. Feb. 8. A letter by Minister De Lome, in which he wrote disparaingly of President McKinley, was published. On learning of the exposure the minister requested his government to accept his resignation. Feb. 9. The United States Senate discussed intervention in Cuba. Feb. 14. Resolutions requesting the President to transmit information relative to the situation in Cuba were adopted by Congress. Feb. 14. Señor Luis Polo y Bernabe was appointed Spanish minister to the United States to succeed Señor De Lome. Feb. 15. The battle-ship Maine was blown up in the harbor of Havana by a floating mine; 260 American lives were destroyed. Feb. 16. Spain officially expressed regret for the Main
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
g to $45,000, redeemed and cancelled, thus extinguishing all registered indebtedness of the Territory......March 1, 1883 Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, completes the work on that road, by driving the last spike opposite the entrance of Gold Creek into Deer Lodge River......Sept. 8, 1883 Settlement in Deer Lodge and Gallatin counties of monogamic Mormons ex pelled from Utah for apostasy......1883 Constitutional convention meets Jan. 14, 1884, and adjourns Feb. 9; its constitution was ratified by the people Nov. 4, and submitted to Congress, asking admission into the Union......1884 First steamboat to successfully navigate the Missouri River above Great Falls is launched at Townsend......1886 Territorial legislature passes a localoption act, and provides for the observance of Arbor Day......1887 Coal-mining begun in Cascade county......1888 Montana admitted to the Union by act of Congress......Feb. 22, 1889 Legislature passes an Austra