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nforcements and provisions. Supposing it to be the whole British fleet, Levi raised the siege (May 10), and fled to Montreal, after losing most of his shipping. Now came the final struggle. Three armies were soon in motion towards Montreal, where Vaudreuil had gathered all his forces. Amherst, with 10,000 English and provincial troops, and 1,000 Indians of the Six Nations, led by Johnson, embarked at Oswego, went down Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence to Montreal, where he met Murray (Sept. 6), who had come up from Quebec with 4,000 men. The next day, Colonel Haviland arrived with 3,000 troops from Crown Point, having taken possession of Isle aux Noix on the way. Resistance to such a crushing force would have been in vain, and, on Sept. 8, 1760, Vaudreuil signed a capitulation surrendering Montreal and all French posts in Canada and on the border of the Lakes to the English. General Gage was made military governor of Montreal, and General Murray, with 4,000 men, garrisoned Queb
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Detroit, (search)
the enemy were preparing to storm the fort, Hull, without consulting any of his officers, hoisted a white flag, and a capitulation for a surrender was soon agreed upon. The surrender took place at noon, Aug. 16, 1812. The fort, garrison, army, and the Territory of Michigan were ineluded in the terms of surrender. The spoils of victory for the British were 2,500 stand of arms, twenty-five iron and eight brass pieces of ordnance, forty barrels of gunpowder, a, stand of colors, a great quantity of military stores, and the armed brig John Adams. One of the brass cannon bore the following inscription: Taken at Saratoga on the 17th of October, 1777. General Hull and his fellow-captives were sent first to Fort George and then to Montreal, where they arrived Sept. 6, when they were paroled, and returned to their homes. Hull was tried for treason and cowardice, and sentended to be shot, but was pardoned by the President. His character has since been fully vindicated. See Hull, William.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Endicott, John, 1589- (search)
Endicott, John, 1589- Colonial governor; born in Dorchester, England, in 1589; was John Endicott. sent by the Massachusetts Company to superintend the plantation at Naumkeag; arrived there Sept. 6 (N. S.), and in April next year was appointed governor of the colony, but was succeeded by John Winthrop. In 1636 he was sent with Captain Underhill, with about ninety men, on an expedition against Indians on Block Island and the Pequods. Mr. Endicott was deputy-governor of Massachusetts several years, and also governor, in which office he died, March 15, 1665. Bold, energetic, sincere, and bigoted, he was the strongest of the Puritans, and was severe in the execution of laws against those who differed from the prevailing theology of the colony. He was one of the most persistent persecutors of the Quakers, and stood by unmoved, as governor, when they were hanged in Boston; and so violent were his feelings against the Roman Catholics, and anything that savored of popery, that he c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Inundations. (search)
ch of 124 women made widows, and $50 annually till they should reach the age of sixteen was assigned to each of 965 children made orphans or halforphans. 1890, March and April. The levees of the Mississippi River gave way in many places and the waters flooded large areas of land in Mississippi and Louisiana. The worst crevasse was caused by the giving way of the Morgansea, near Bayou Sara, which had been built by the federal and State governments at a cost of about $250,000. 1900, Sept. 6-9. A tropical hurricane visiting the Southern coast spent its fury at and near Galveston, Tex., on Sept. 9. The loss of life and property here was the largest ever reported in the history of the United States from this cause, the loss of life being officially estimated at about 7,000, and the value of property destroyed about $30,000,000. The latter included the United States military post. The relief contributions from various sources in the United States and Europe amounted to over $
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pan-American Exposition, (search)
This tower and the surrounding buildings and grounds are most brilliantly illuminated by electric lights, on a scale never before attempted, and with a result never before approached. The general style of the architecture is the Spanish Renaissance, making a general use of many brilliant tints and colors. The popular name for the exposition is The Landscape City. A portion of Delaware Park, Buffalo, embracing 350 acres, was selected as the site for the fair, the total cost of which is estimated at $10,000,000. Buffalo is the chief gateway between the East and the West. Within a radius of 500 miles there is a population of over 40,000,000 people. In addition to the classified and special exhibit is the Midway Pleasure Ground, comprising many interesting and novel exhibits. While holding a public reception in the Temple of Music on Sept. 6, President McKinley was shot by an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz, and died of the wounds Saturday, Sept. 14, 1901. See McKinley, William.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pilgrim fathers, the (search)
a common bank, which, with the aid of their London partners, enabled them to purchase the Speedwell, a ship of 60 tons, and to hire in England the Mayflower, a ship of 180 tons, for the intended voyage. They left Delft Haven for England in the Speedwell (July, 1620), and in August sailed from Southampton, but, on account of the leakiness of the ship, were twice compelled to return to port. Dismissing this unseaworthy vessel, 101 of the number who came from Leyden sailed in the Mayflower, Sept. 6 (O. S.). These included the Pilgrim fathers, so called. The following are the names of the forty-one persons who signed the constitution of government on board the Mayflower, and are known as the Pilgrim Fathers: John Carver, William Bradford, Edward Winslow, William Brewster, Isaac Allerton, Myles Standish, John Alden, Samuel Fuller, Christopher Martin, William Mullins, William White, Richard Warren, John Howland, Stephen Hopkins, Edward Tilley, John Tilley, Francis Cook, Thomas Rogers,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1893 (search)
endeavor, smiting down the wrong and battling for the right as Greatheart smote and battled in Bunyan's immortal story. President Roosevelt's first message to Congress. On Dec. 3, 1901, President Roosevelt sent the following message to Congress. (To make reference easier to the various subjects mentioned in the message italic head-lines are here added.) To the Senate and House of Representatives,—The Congress assembles this year under the shadow of a great calamity. On the 6th of September President McKinley was shot by an anarchist while attending the exposition at Buffalo, and died in that city on the 14th of that month. Of the last seven elected Presidents, he is the third who has been murdered, and the bare recital of this fact is sufficient to justify grave alarm among all loyal American citizens. Moreover, the circumstances of this, the third assassination of an American President, have a peculiarly sinister significance. Both President Lincoln and President G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
YorkOct. 1, 1774 Congress resolves that in determining questions, each colony or province shall have one vote ......Sept. 6, 1774 Rev. Jacob Duche opens Congress with prayer......Sept. 7, 1774 Resolution of Suffolk, Mass., convention (Sept. 6), that no obedience is due to any part of the recent acts of Parliament, approved by Congress......Sept. 10, 1774 Congress rejects a plan for union with Great Britain, proposed by Joseph Galloway, of Pennsylvania, as intended to perpetuate de...March 3, 1843 John Armstrong, Secretary of War, 1812, dies at Red Hook, N. Y., aged eighty-five......April 1, 1843 Col. John C. Fremont starts on his second exploring expedition with thirty-nine men......May, 1843 [Reached Salt Lake, Sept. 6, and the Pacific coast, at the mouth of the Columbia River, Nov. 10; returned July, 1844.] Bunker Hill monument completed and dedicated......June 17, 1843 [President Tyler was present, and Daniel Webster delivered the address.] National
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
aulting Judge Stephen Field at Lathrop, is shot dead by United States Marshal Nagle......Aug. 14, 1889 Pioneer woollen mills close; the last of the large woollen manufactories in the State......1889 Gabriel, the famous mission Indian, dies at Salinas, Monterey county, aged 151 years......March 16, 1890 Twenty-nine persons drowned in a train which falls through a drawbridge at Oakland......May 30, 1890 Fortieth anniversary of the admission of California into the Union, celebrated Sept. 6, 8, and 9, the latter day being a legal holiday in the State by governor's proclamation......Sept. 6-9, 1890 Act of Congress to reserve as a public park the Big-tree groves in townships 18 and 17 south......Sept. 25, 1890 King David Kalakaua of the Sandwich Islands lands at San Francisco from the United States man-of-war Charleston......Dec. 4, 1890 King David Kalakaua, born 1836; dies at San Francisco......Jan. 20, 1891 Hon. George Hearst, United States Senator, dies in Washing
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
seph, forms a State constitution......Dec. 3, 1838 Robert H. Reid appointed territorial governor......1839 Indians attack Colonel Harney's post on the Carloosahatchee......July 23, 1839 During this and four years previous Florida furnished 5,342 volunteers for the Indian war......1839 General Taylor asking to be relieved, Brevet Brig.-Gen. W. R. Armistead is assigned to command in Florida......May 6, 1840 Battles with Indians at Fort King, Marion county, April 28; Waccahoota, Sept. 6; Everglades, Dec. 3-24; Micanopy......Dec. 28, 1840 Battle at Fort Brooke......March 2, 1841 General Armistead relieved at his request, and Gen. William J. Worth takes command......May 31, 1841 Richard K. Call reappointed territorial governor......1841 Battle at Hawe Creek, Jan. 25; at Pilakikaha......April 19, 1842 General Worth, by general order, announces the cessation of hostilities with Indians in Florida......Aug. 14, 1842 Officers and soldiers who died in the Flori
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