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rnment of the republic of Cuba will recognize as legally valid the acts of the American military government done in representation of the government of the United States during the period of its occupation for the good government of Cuba, as well as the rights that spring from them, in conformity with the joint resolution and amendment to the Army bill, known as the Foraker law, or with the laws in force in the country. Fifth. The government of the republic of Cuba should regulate its commercial relations by means of an arrangement based on reciprocity, and which, with the tendencies to a free exchange of their natural and manufactured products, would mutually assure the two countries ample special advantages in their respective markets. On March 28, by a vote of 15 to 14, the Cuban constitutional convention accepted the majority report of the committee on relations, which puts the Platt amendment and Secretary Root's explanations in the form of an appendix to the Constitution.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kearny, Stephen Watts 1794-1847 (search)
han the necessities of the service may require; and you will be at liberty to leave here after you have complied with these instructions, and those in the order referred to. Very respectfully, your ob't servant, S. W. Kearny. Lieut.-Col. J. C. Fremont, Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, Commanding Battalion of California Volunteers, Ciudad de Los Angeles. About a month later, he received the following order from General Kearny: headquarters, 10th Military Deptartment, Monterey, Cal., March 28. Sir,—This will be handed to you by Colonel Mason, 1st Dragoons, who goes to the southern district, clothed by me with full authority to give such orders and instructions upon all matters, both civil and military, in that section of the country as he may deem proper and necessary. Any instructions he may give you will be considered as coming from myself. A few weeks later Colonel Fremont received orders from General Kearny to report himself at Monterey with such of the members of hi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mobile, Ala. (search)
ched the front of Blakely. The Nationals on the east side of the bay pushed on to Spanish Fort, 7 miles east of Mobile. It was invested, March 27, but its garrison of nearly 3,000 of Hood's late army, with its neighbors, made it a stout antagonist, willing to give blow for blow. Warmer and warmer waxed the fight on that day, and before sunset a tremendous artillery duel was in progress, in which gunboats of both parties joined, and kept it up all night. Then a siege was formally begun (March 28). The Nationals finally brought to bear upon the fort sixteen mortars, twenty heavy guns, and six field-pieces. Towards sunset, April 8, Canby began a general assault by a consecutive fire from all his heavy guns, his field-pieces, and his gunboats. An Iowa regiment, encountering some Texas sharp-shooters, charged upon and overpowered them. Sweeping along the rear of the intrenchments, they captured 300 yards of them, with 350 prisoners and three battle-flags. This exploit made the Conf
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
bilization of the army. March 12. The battle-ship Oregon sailed from San Francisco to join the Atlantic Squadron. March 12. Armistice was offered by Spain to the Cuban insurgents. March 14. The Spanish fleet sailed from Cadiz for the Canary Islands. March 14. Senator Proctor's report on Spanish atrocities in Cuba was published. March 19. the Maine court of inquiry completed its labors. Its report was delivered to the President March 25, and transmitted by him to Congress March 28. March 25. Commodore Schley took command of the flying squadron in Hampton Roads. March 30. The President requested permission of Spain to relieve the reconcentrados, which was granted. April 2. The Spanish fleet arrived at the Cape de Verde Islands. April 4. The pope appealed to Spain in the interests of peace. April 5. United States consuls in Cuba were recalled. April 7. The diplomatic representatives of the great powers of Europe waited on the President with a plea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
onal Bank......Feb. 4, 1834 Treaty with Spain, indemnity......Feb. 17, 1834 William Wirt, orator, lawyer, and author, dies at Washington, D. C., aged sixty-two......Feb. 18, 1834 Senate resolves that in removing the deposits the President had assumed authority not conferred by the Constitution and the laws......March 28, 1834 House resolves that the National Bank shall not be rechartered nor the deposits restored......April 4, 1834 President protests against the resolution of March 28, but the Senate refuses to enter the protest in its minutes......April 15, 1834 General Lafayette dies in France......May 20, 1834 Senate, by resolution, censures the President for removing the deposits......June, 1834 Coinage of the United States changed......June 28, 1834 Indian Territory established by Congress......June 30, 1834 First session adjourns......June 30, 1834 Whig party [first so called, New York, 1832] fully organized......1834 Treaty is made with the Se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William's War, King (search)
rench and the two races were frequently found on the war-path few months later Frontenac, governor of Canada, sent a party of 300 French and Indian warriors from Montreal to penetrate the country towards Albany. On a gloomy night in the winter (Feb. 18, 1690), when the snow lay 20 inches deep in the Mohawk Valley, they fell upon the frontier town of Schenectady (q. v.), massacred many of the people, and burned the village. Early in the spring Salmon Falls, near Piscataqua, was surprised (March 28) and thirty of its inhabitants were killed; and the attacking party, on its way homeward, met a third party that Women settlers standing Guard. had come from Quebec and joined them in destroying the fort and settlement at Casco, where a similar attack had been repulsed by the famous Captain Church. Other eastern villages suffered. All the colonies were aroused by these atrocities, and the New England people resolved on speedy retaliation. In May (1690) Massachusetts fitted out an e