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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of West Virgina, (search)
on that day the provisional government was organized by the appointment of Francis H. Pierpont, of Marion county, governor; Daniel Polsley, of Mason county, lieutenant-governor; and an executive council of five members. The governor immediately notified the President of the United States of insurrection in western Virginia, and asked aid to suppress it. He raised $12,000 for the public use, pledging his own private fortune for the amount. A legislature was elected and met at Wheeling, on July 1, and John S. Carlile and Waitman T. Willey were chosen to represent the restored commonwealth in the Senate of the United States. The convention reassembled on Aug. 20, and passed an ordinance for a new State, which was submitted to the people, and by them ratified. At a session of the convention on Nov. 27, the name of West Virginia was given to the new State. A new constitution was State seal of West Virginia. framed, which the people ratified on May 3, 1862. On the same day the le
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William iii. (William Henry, Prince of Orange) 1650-1702 (search)
o invade the country. It was done in 1688. He and his wife were made joint monarchs of England in February, 1689, by a William iii., Prince of Orange. special convention. His cause was equally triumphant in Scotland, after some trouble at the beginning, and he joined a coalition of European states in making war on France. The adherents of James in Ireland were numerous, and were supported by the French. In 1690 he took command of his own troops there, and, at the battle of the Boyne, July 1 (O. S.), James, who led the insurgents, was defeated and fled to France. The war continued till 1697, when the treaty at Ryswick ended it. Queen Mary died late in 1694, when William became sole monarch. He instituted salutary reforms in England, and the English constitution was placed on a firm basis. He labored to check the power of France and increase that of the Netherlands as long as he lived. His death was caused by being thrown from his horse. Having no heir, he promoted the act
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