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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grand remonstrance, the. (search)
the House of Commons by John Pym in November, 1641. It was adopted after a few days' debate, and was presented to the King on Dec. 1. As a reply, the King undertook the arrest and impeachment of Pym and four of his most active associates on Jan. 3, 1642; withdrew from London in the following week. On Aug. 9 the King issued a proclamation for suppressing the present rebellion under the command of Robert, Earl of Essex, and inaugurated the Civil War by raising his standard at Nottingham on Aug. 22. The remonstrance and its introductory petition are here given in full: Most Gracious Sovereign,—Your Majesty's most humble and faithful subjects the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, do with much thankfulness and joy acknowledge the great mercy and favour of God, in giving your Majesty a safe and peaceful return out of Scotland into your kingdom of England, where the pressing dangers and distempers of the State have caused us with much earnestness to desire the comfor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kearny, Stephen Watts 1794-1847 (search)
m here) on the evening of that day, and to continue with me to Missouri. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. W. Kearny, Brigadier-General. Lieutenant-Colonel Fremont, Regiment Mounted Riflemen, New Helvetia. General Kearny broke up his camp near Sutter's fort on the day after issuing this order, and set out for the United States, attended by Colonel Fremont, who was treated, however, with deliberate disrespect throughout the journey. The party reached Fort Leavenworth about Aug. 22. On that day General Kearny sent for him, and directed Lieutenant Wharton to read to him a copy of the first paragraph of an order he had just issued of that date, as follows: Fort Leavenworth, Aug. 22, 1847. Lieutenant-Colonel Fremont, of the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, will turn over to the officers of the different departments at this post, the horses, mules, and other public property in the use of the topographical party now under his charge, for which receipts will be given.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Long Island. (search)
land, who cast up strong intrenchmnents back of Brooklyn; but he was soon compelled to retire, on account The British fleet in the Lower Bay. of sickness, and leave the command to General Sullivan. There was a range of thickly wooded hills, extending from the Narrows to Jamaica, through which several roads passed; while another extended near the shores of the bay, from the Narrows to Brooklyn. These passes through the hills were imperfectly guarded by Sullivan, when, on the morning of Aug. 22, about 15,000 British and German troops landed on the western end of Long Island and prepared to move forward. Washington sent reinforcements to Sullivan, and General Putnam was placed in chief command on the island, with instructions to thoroughly guard the passes in the hills. The whole American force on the island did not exceed 8,000 men, and 2,500 of these were sent to guard the passes. On the 26th the British moved forward, under the chief command of Sir Henry Clinton and Lord Corn
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Staten Island, expedition to (search)
Staten Island, expedition to When Howe sailed southward (June, 1777) he left about 3,000 men, one-third of them loyalists, on Staten Island. Washington, who was watching Howe's movements, had placed Sullivan, with his division, near the coast in New Jersey. The British on the island continually plundered the Jerseymen on the main. Some of these plunderers, stationed nearly opposite Amboy, were attacked by Sullivan (Aug. 22) with about 1,000 men. He took several prisoners, and among the spoils were the records and papers of the Yearly Meeting of Friends, which revealed such defection in the cause of the patriots that the Congress advised the council of Pennsylvania to arrest eleven of the leading and wealthy members of that society.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sullivan, John 1740-1795 (search)
atrocities of the Indians (especially the Senecas, the most westerly of the Six Nations) in the Wyoming Valley, and their continual raids upon the frontier settlements in New York, caused a retaliatory expedition to be made into their country in the summer of 1779. It was led by General Sullivan, who was instructed to chastise and humble the Six Nations. He collected troops in the Wyoming Valley, and marched (July 31), up the Susquehanna with about 3,000 soldiers. At Tioga Point he met (Aug. 22) Gen. James Clinton, who had come from the Mohawk Valley with about 1,600 men to join him. On the 29th they fell upon some Tories and Indians who were pretty strongly fortified at Chemung (now Elmira), and dispersed them. Before they could rally, Sullivan had pushed onward to the Genesee River, when he began the work of destruction. In the course of three weeks he destroyed forty Indian villages and a vast amount of food growing in fields and gardens. In fields and granaries 160,000 bush
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
on the night of......Sept. 27, 1778 Schoharie ravaged by Indians and Tories......Oct. 16, 1778 Cherry Valley ravaged by Indians and Tories......Nov. 11-12, 1778 Sir Henry Clinton captures Verplanck's and Stony Point......June, 1779 Stony Point surprised and captured, with 500 prisoners, by Gen. Anthony Wayne......July 16, 1779 General Sullivan leaves the Wyoming Valley with a force of 3,000 men, July 31, on an expedition against the Six Nations. He is joined at Tioga Point, Aug. 22, by Gen. James Clinton, with 1,600 men......Aug. 29, 1779 [In the course of three weeks the troops destroy forty Indian villages and extensive fields of grain.] Verplanck's and Stony Point evacuated by the British......October, 1779 Command in the Highlands of the Hudson, with the works at West Point, is given to Gen. Benedict Arnold......Aug. 3, 1780 Maj. John Andre, adjutant-general of the British army, lands from the British sloop-of-war Vulture, and meets General Arnold on t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
mmigration for the State created by act of legislature......1871 Reunion and Reform Association meets at Nashville......Oct. 13, 1871 Agricultural bureau organized under act of legislature......Dec. 14, 1871 Convention at Jackson to promote the formation of a new State, out of western Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi......July 29, 1873 Convention of colored people in Nashville, seeking their full rights as citizens of the United States......April 28, 1874 Sixteen negroes, Aug. 22, charged with shooting at two white men, are taken from Trenton jail and shot dead by disguised men......Aug. 26, 1874 Andrew Johnson, ex-President of the United States, dies near Jonesboro......July 31, 1875 Vanderbilt University at Nashville, chartered 1873, opened......1875 David McKendree Key appointed Postmaster-General......March 12, 1877 Yellow fever in Memphis......1878-79 Bill passed, March 28, 1879, to settle the State debt at the rate of 50 cents on the dollar, wi