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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), American Association, the. (search)
rice being exempted from the requirement concerning non-exportation. When the article was adopted, all but two of the South Carolina delegation seceded. Gadsden and another, in the spirit of Henry, declared that they were not South Carolinians, but Americans. The seceders were brought back, and signed the articles of association after a compromise was agreed to, which allowed their colony to bear no part of the burden of sacrifice imposed by the association. Short letters were addressed to the colonies of St. John (now Prince Edward's), Nova Scotia, Georgia, and the two Floridas, asking them to join the association. Immediately after the adjournment of the Congress measures were taken in various colonies for enforcing the observance of the American Association, by the appointment of committees of inspection. Philadelphia set the example (Nov. 22). New York followed, by appointing (Nov. 23) a Committee of Sixty, with full powers. Other provinces took measures to the same effect.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, John, 1744- (search)
have stated. Now I have done. Last letter to his family. Charlestown Prison, Jefferson County, Va., Nov. 30, 1859. My dearly beloved wife, sons, and daughters, every one.--As I now begin probably what is the last letter I shall ever write to any of you, I conclude to write to all at the same time. I will mention some little matters particularly applicable to little property concerns in another place. I recently received a letter from my wife, from near Philadelphia, dated Nov. 22, by which it would seem that she was about giving up the idea of seeing me again. I had written her to come on if she felt equal to the undertaking, but I do not know that she will get my letter in time. It was on her own account, chiefly, that I asked her to stay back. At first I had a most strong desire to see her again, but there appeared to be very serious objections; and should we never meet in this life, I trust that she will in the end be satisfied it was for the best at least, if
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
great, and he had reason, it not being possible, as these islands are only in . . . degrees). This day Martin Alonzo Pinzon parted company with the caravel Pinta, in disobedience to and against the wish of the Admiral, and out of avarice, thinking that an Indian who had been put on board his caravel could show him where there was much gold. So he parted company, not owing to bad weather, but because he chose. Here the Admiral says: He had done and said many other things to me. Thursday, Nov. 22. On Wednesday night the Admiral steered south-southeast, with the wind east, but it was nearly calm. At three it began to blow from north-northeast; and he continued to steer south to see the land he had seen in that quarter. When the sun rose he was as far off as the day before, owing to adverse currents, the land being 40 miles off. This night Martin Alonzo shaped a course to the east, to go to the island of Babeque, where the Indians say there is much gold. He did this in sig
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
ciated, and in 1826 organized the National Academy of the Arts of Design in the United States. In 1622 Edward Palmer, a native of Gloucestershire, England, obtained from the London Company a grant of land in Virginia, and from the Plymouth Company a tract in New England. Mr. Palmer died late in 1624. Just before his death he made provision in his will for the establishment, conditionally, of a university in Virginia, with which was to be connected a school of fine arts. His will, dated Nov. 22 (O. S.), 1624, provided for the descent of his lands in Virginia and New England to his sons and nephews, saying: But if all issue fails, then all said land is to remain for the founding and maintenance of a university and such schools in Virginia as shall there be erected, and the university shall be called Academia Virginiensis Oxoniensis. After providing for scholarships in the university for the male descendants of his grandfather, Mr. Palmer's will provided that the scholars of the s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), San Juan (search)
San Juan A small island near Vancouver's Island. The possession of this island, commanding the strait between British Columbia and the United States, was disputed, under conflicting interpretations of the treaty of Washington respecting the boundaries, June 12, 1846. The matter (by treaty of Washington, May 8, 1871) was referred for arbitration to the Emperor of Germany, who decided in Favor of the United States, in October, 1872. The island was evacuated by the British on Nov. 22, following. City, seaport, and capital of the island of Porto Rico, in the department of Bayamon, on a long and narrow island, separated from the main island at one end by a shallow arm of the sea, over which is a bridge connecting it with the mainland, which runs out at this point in a long sand spit some 9 miles in length, apparently to meet the smaller island; at the other end the island ends in a rugged bluff or promontory some hundred feet high and three-fourths of a mile distant from th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sherman, William Tecumseh 1820-1829 (search)
lves good soldiers. But the people did none of these things, and only about 100 convicts accepted the offer. All confidence in President Davis and the Confederate government had disappeared in Georgia, and a great portion of the people were satisfied that it was, as they expressed it, the rich man's war, and the poor man's fight, and would no longer lend themselves to the authorities at Richmond. The National army moved steadily forward. At Griswoldsville there was a sharp engagement (Nov. 22) with a portion of Hardee's troops sent up from Savannah, and several brigades of militia. The Confederates were repulsed with a loss of 2,500 men. Howard could have taken Macon after this blow upon its defenders, but such was not a part of Sherman's plan. The Nationals were attacked at the Oconee River while laying a pontoon bridge, but the assailants, largely composed of Wheeler's cavalry, were defeated. Kilpatrick made a feint towards Augusta to mislead the Confederates as to Sherman
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
that part west of a line from the mouth of the Kentucky River to Fort Recovery, and thence north to be called Indiana Territory, and Vincennes the seat of government, by act approved......May 7, 1800 William Henry Harrison, appointed governor of Indiana Territory, May 13, 1800, arrives at Vincennes......Jan. 10, 1801 General court of the Territory first held. Vincennes......March 3, 1801 Memorial to Congress by a convention called at Vincennes, Dec. 20, 1802, by Governor Harrison, Nov. 22, asks repeal of the sixth article of the organic act, which prohibits slavery......1802 Congress establishes land offices at Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and Detroit......March 15, 1804 Western sun, edited by Elihu Stout, first published at Vincennes as the Indiana Gazette......July 4, 1804 By treaty at Vincennes, the Delaware Indians cede to the United States land between the Wabash and Ohio rivers, and south of the road from Vincennes to the falls of the Ohio, Aug. 18, and the Piankesha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilson, Henry 1812- (search)
usetts in 1853, but was defeated. In 1855 he was elected to the Henry Wilson. United States Senate, where he remained a conspicuous member until he was inaugurated Vice-President of the United States with Grant in 1873. While in Boston during that year he sustained a shock of apoplexy, causing partial paralysis. He had nearly recovered, when, on Nov. 10, 1875, a second shock prostrated him. For twelve days he was ill in the Vice-President's room, when a third shock terminated his life, Nov. 22. His publications include History of the antislavery measures of the thirty-seventh and thirty-eighth Congresses (1864); History of the reconstruction measures of the thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (1868); and a History of the rise and fall of the slave power in America (3 volumes). Speech at Richmond, Ind., Aug. 3, 1872. Mr. Wilson took an active part in the campaign against Horace Greeley. The following is an abstract of one of the most notable of his speeches: Gentleme