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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 182 182 Browse Search
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Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 46 46 Browse Search
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HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 19 19 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 9 9 Browse Search
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ce on the birth of a princess, asked for the portraits of himself and his royal consort, to be placed in their council chamber, that the representatives of these states might daily have before their eyes the first royal friends and patrons of their cause. This was not merely the language of adulation. The Americans felt the sincerest interest in the happiness of Louis the Sixteenth. An honest impulse of gratitude gave his name to the city which overlooks the falls of the Ohio; and, when in 1781 a son was born to him, Pennsylvania commemorated the event in the name of one of its counties. In later years, could the voice of the United States have been heard, he and Chap. IX.} 1779. his wife and children would have been saved, and welcomed to their country as an asylum. On the same day, congress solicited supplies from France to the value of nearly three millions of dollars, to be paid for, with interest, after the peace. On the seventeenth, performing a great day's work, June
h. Vermont, whose laws from the first never bore with slavery, knocked steadily at the door of congress to be taken in as a state. In August, 1781, its envoys 1781. were present in Philadelphia, entreating admission. Their papers were in order; the statesmen of New York gave up their opposition; and congress seemed well disps held by them that the admission of Vermont would destroy the balance of power between the two sections of the confederacy, and give the preponder- Chap. XVII.} 1781. ance to the north. The idea was then started, that the six states south of Mason and Dixon's line should be conciliated by a concession of a seventh vote which til, and the all-pervading habit of laborious industry among its people, which grew out of the original motives to their emigration and was the char- Chap. XVII.} 1781. acter of all their development, set narrow limits to slavery; in the states nearest the tropics it throve luxuriously, and its influence entered into their inmost
Chapter 19: Striving for union. 1779-1781. our respective governments which compose thet time. In the night of the first of January, 1781. Jan. 1781, a part of the Pennsylvania line, co1781, a part of the Pennsylvania line, composed in a large degree of Irish immigrants, and hutted at Morristown, revolted, and, under the lealsion imposed upon some of them to Chap. XIX.} 1781. Jan. remain in service beyond the three years reeholders or sons of freeholders. Chap. XIX.} 1781 Jan. In spite of their nakedness, they marched he most striking light. Hamilton, Chap. XIX.} 1781. Jan. the fittest man for the office, was not klective states? Are the people of Chap. XIX.} 1781. the United States, who so excel that of Francelliance of sovereign states: every Chap. XIX.} 1781. March. change that had been made had still fupower was lodged in congress might Chap. XIX.} 1781. March. be the means to prevent its ever beingrow. But, while the United States Chap. XIX.} 1781. May. were slowly sounding their way to union,[3 more...]
Chapter 20: Great Britain Makes war on the Netherlands. 1780-1781. the successor of Lord Weymouth was Lord Stor- Chap. XX.} 1780. mont, the late British ambassador at Paris. He had an unbounded confidence in the spirit and resources of ambassador's letter of the seventh of November, to seize St. Eustatius. Suddenly, on the third of February, 1781, the 1781. Feb. 3. British West India fleet and army, after a feint on the coasts of Martinique, appeared off the island and demanded of de Graat, the governor, its surrender within an hour. The surprise and astonishment of Chap. XX.} 1781. the inhabitants was scarcely to be conceived. Unable to offer resistance, ignorant of a rupture between Great Britain and the republic, tom British merchants, written by the king's solicitor-general in St. Christopher, Rodney scorned to read, and Chap. XX.} 1781. Feb. 3. answered: The island of St. Eustatius is Dutch; everything in it is Dutch; everything is under the protection of
ker, in January, 1781, on his financial opera- 1781. tions, but in all other parts of the administrand that an end must be made of it Chap. XXI.} 1781. before the year should go out. Mercy to Kauth of April, young Laurens arrived Chap. XXI.} 1781. at Versailles, preceded by importunate lettersf the United States. Franklin had Chap. XXI.} 1781. already obtained the promise of a gift of six se against their oppressors. Ibid., 305, ed. 1781. The advocate-general Segur having drawn up theand balance each other. Raynal, IX. 318, ed. 1781. Meantime Prince Kaunitz, in preparing the acquisition for a king of the Ro- Chap. XXI.} 1781. mans. Joseph, on his part, would have the easad given proof of the hardihood of Chap. XXI.} 1781. their race, bore away for the Texel; and the Bte John Adams to Franklin, to join Chap. XXI.} 1781. others in the commission for peace, who have sty thousand volunteers under offi- Chap. XXI.} 1781. cers of their own choosing. Great Britain bei[6 more...]
uthern campaign. Morgan at the Cowpens. 1780, 1781. after the defeat of Gates, congress subject the course of the winter Colonel William Cun- 1781. ningham, under orders from Colonel Balfour at e his old neighbors and acquaint- Chap. XXII.} 1781. ances lay dead and dying, and ran his sword ths retreat. On the second of January, 1781, he 1781. Jan. 2. ordered Tarleton with his detachment tr rivers above the Cherokee ford. Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 15. On the afternoon of the fifteenth, Mod to give battle to his pursuers. Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 16. In the evening, he moved among his me cavalry, after a march of twelve Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 17. miles came in sight at eight o'clock rang forward and charged success- Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 17. fully the cavalry of the British. Th. Taking for his troops a week's Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan 23. rest in his camp north of the river, s to success. He first attracted Chap. XXII.} 1781. Jan. 23. notice in the camp round Boston, was
the advice to join their forces. Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Jan. 30. Receiving this letter, Greene, attendad scheme of pushing through the Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Jan. 30. country. Here is a fine field and grd army encamped about five miles Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Feb. 2. 3. from the river on the road to Salishe wilderness blossomed like the Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Feb. 9. rose. Dumas, i. 93, 97. While Cllis gained good information, he Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Feb. 14. pursued the light troops at the rate arches to Hillsborough, where on Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Feb. 20. the twentieth he invited by proclamatthe Haw, and encamped near Alle- Chap. XXIII.} 1781. Feb. 27. mance creek. For seven days, Greene vanced at quick step, gave their Chap. XXIII.} 1781. March 15. fire, shouted, and rushed forward wi engagement were the riflemen of Chap. XXIII.} 1781. March 15. Campbell, who continued firing from e Americans, Cornwallis, with the Chap. XXIII} 1781 March 18. wreck of his victorious but ruined ar[5 more...]
southern campaign. Greene in South Carolina. 1781. on the seventh of April, Cornwallis brought with a force of fourteen hundred Chap. XXIV.} 1781. May. and thirty-five men, all told, he left Wh from Wilmington, Cornwallis met Chap. XXIV.} 1781. April. little resistance. At Halifax, his tr in the road between the two bri- Chap. XXIV.} 1781. April 28. gades. Davy in Johnson, II. 94. Iregulars, surrendered to Sumpter. Chap. XXIV.} 1781. May 11. Meantime Rawdon marched down the Santewhose houses he had burned, whose Chap. XXIV.} 1781. May 22. relations he had hanged. On the twerty-eight British dragoons within Chap. XXIV.} 1781. June 18. one mile of their encampment. Avoig them out of the land. Weary of Chap. XXIV.} 1781. July 13. ceaseless turmoil, Rawdon repaired toritish as they fled. Against the Chap. XXIV.} 1781. Sept. 8. house Greene ordered artillery to plan department. It is the peculiar Chap. XXIV.} 1781. character of his campaign, that whatever was a[4 more...]
self resolved to hold a station in Chap. XXV.} 1781. Jan. 2. the Chesapeake Bay, and on the second pposite bank of the river. Having Chap. XXV.} 1781. April 29. in the night been joined by Steuben ords sunk deeply into Washington's Chap. XXV.} 1781. mind. During the summer, congress sought togates had been taken or destroyed. Chap. XXV.} 1781. May. Tired of the war and conscious of weakneng. He nowhere gained a foothold, Chap. XXV.} 1781. June. and he obtained no supplies except thro tenaciously, and declared that he Chap. XXV.} 1781. July. 4. would not be duped The word duped cres of an unhealthy swamp, and is Chap. XXV.} 1781. July. for ever liable to become a prey to a fo acquaint you that the recovery of Chap. XXV.} 1781. the southern provinces and the prosecution of n the continent, that we take pos- Chap. XXV.} 1781. July. session of the Chesapeake, and that we deries were employed in demolishing Chap. XXV.} 1781. Oct. 10. the embrasures of the enemy's works, [20 more...]
conelusion of a peace, but to the framing of such a peace Chap. XXVII.} 1782. May. as may be firm and lasting. The king, as he read the wishes of Franklin, which were seconded by Vergennes, thought it best to let Oswald remain at Paris, saying that his correspondence carried marks of coming from a man of sense. While Oswald came to London to make his second report, news that better reconciled the English to treat for peace arrived from the Caribbean islands. The fleet of de Grasse in 1781, after leaving the coast of the United States, gave to France the naval ascendency in the West Indies. St. Eustatius was recaptured, and generously restored to the United Provinces. St. Christopher, Nevis, and Montserrat Feb. 19. were successively taken. On the nineteenth of February, 1782, Rodney reappeared at Barbadoes with a re-enforcement of twelve sail, and in the next week he effected a junction with the squadron of Hood to the leeward of Antigua. To cope with his great adversary,