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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 1 1 Browse Search
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley) 1 1 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
hey engaged in the cultivation of indigo and the sugar-cane; but, becoming dissatisfied with their employers, they removed to St. Augustine. During the Revolutionary War the trade of the Southern colonies was seriously interfered with by pirates fitted out in Florida, and the British incited the Indians in that region to make war on the Americans. The Spaniards invaded west Florida, and captured the garrison at Baton Rouge, in 1779; and in May, 1781, they seized Pensacola. By the treaty of 1783, Florida was retroceded to Spain, and the western boundary was defined, when a greater part of the inhabitants emigrated to the United States. When, in 1803, Louisiana was ceded to the United States by France, it was declared to be ceded with the same extent that it had in the hands of Spain, and as it had been ceded by Spain to France. This gave the United States a claim to the country west of the Perdido River, and the government took possession of it in 1811. Some irritation ensued. I
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
possess the valley of the Mississippi? The object of their struggle was independence. and yet by the treaty of peace in 1783 not only was the independence of the thirteen colonies conceded, but there was granted to the new republic a western terch action in reference to the territory northwest of the Ohio. The cession of that great territory, under the treaty of 1783, was due mainly to the foresight, the courage, and the endurance of one man, who never received from his country any adequginia, and the flag of the republic covered it at the close of the war. In negotiating the treaty of peace at Paris, in 1783, the British commissioners insisted on the Ohio River as the northwestern boundary of the United States; and it was found ere busy in intrigues with the Indians in hopes of recovering a portion of the great empire they had lost by the treaty of 1783. So far were the efforts of England carried that a British force was sent to the rapids of the Maumee, where they built a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garrett, Thomas 1783-1871 (search)
Garrett, Thomas 1783-1871 Abolitionist; born in Upper Darby, Pa., Aug. 21, 1783; acquired a fortune in the iron business. In 1807 his sympathy for the slaves was first aroused, and for forty years thereafter he aided escaping slaves so skilfully that when their owners found the fugitives had reached his house they generally abandoned the chase. He was instrumental within the limits of the law in liberating about 3,000 slaves from Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Later, however, he was forced to part with his whole fortune in paying damages to the owners of runaway slaves. Afterwards his friends loaned him money to again engage in business, and before his death he accumulated a second fortune. He died in Wilmington, Del., Jan. 23, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (William Frederick) 1737-1820 (search)
r and confidential friend. The minister and his master became very unpopular, and in 1763 Bute resigned, and was succeeded by George Grenville (q. v.) who inaugurated the Stamp Act policy and other obnoxious measures towards the English-American colonies, which caused great discontent, a fierce quarrel, a long war, the final dismemberment of the British empire, and the political independence of the colonies. With the Stamp Act began the terribly stormy period of the reign of George III. In 1783 he was compelled to acknowledge the independence of his lost American colonies. Then he had continual quarrels with his ministry, and talked of leaving England and retiring to his little kingdom of Hanover, but refrained on being assured that it would be much easier for him to leave England than to return to it. Like his two royal predecessors, George hated his oldest son, the Prince of Wales, because he was generally in political opposition to him and led a loose life. After a serious d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ghent, treaty of (search)
d or carried away, and the same engagement was made as to slaves and other private property (Article I.). (2) Article IV. provides the appointment of a commission to decide to which of the two powers certain islands in and near Passamaquoddy Bay belong; and if the commission should fail to come to a decision, the subject was to be referred to some friendly sovereign or state. (3) Articles V.–VIII. provide for several commissions to settle the line of boundary as described in the treaty of 1783, one commission to settle the line from the river St. Croix to where the 45th parallel cuts the river St. Lawrence (called the Iroquois or Cataraqua in the treaty); another to determine the middle of the water communications from that point to Lake Superior; and a third to adjust the Ghent. limits from the water-communication between Lakes Huron and Superior to the most northwestern point of the Lake of the Woods. If either of these commissions should not make a decision, the subject was t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gibbes, William Hasell 1754-1831 (search)
Gibbes, William Hasell 1754-1831 Lawyer; born in Charleston, S. C., March 16, 1754; studied law in London, and was one of the thirty Americans living there who signed a petition to the King against the Parliamentary enactments which resulted in the Revolutionary War. He entered the Continental army as captain-lieutenant of artillery. In 1783-1825 he was master in chancery of South Carolina. He died in 1831.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gorham, Nathaniel 1738-1796 (search)
Gorham, Nathaniel 1738-1796 Statesman; born in Charlestown, Mass., May 27, 1738; took an active part in public affairs at the beginning of the Revolution, especially in the local affairs of Massachusetts; was a delegate to the Continental Congress (1782-83 and from 1785 to 1787); and was chosen its president in June, 1786. He was an influential member of the convention that framed the national Constitution, and exerted great power in procuring its ratification by Massachusetts. In conjunction with Oliver Phelps, he purchased an immense tract of land in the State of New York. He died in Charlestown, June 11, 1796. See Holland land Company.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grenville, George 1712- (search)
Grenville, George 1712- Statesman; born in England, Oct. 14, 1712. A graduate of Cambridge University, a fine mathematician, and a student of law, he gave promise of much usefulness. Entering Parliament in 1741, he represented Buckinghamshire for twenty-nine years, until his death, Nov. 13, 1770. In 1762 he was made secretary of state; chancellor of the exchequer and first lord of the treasury in 1763; and in 1764 he proposed the famous Stamp act (q. v.). He was the best business man in the House of Commons, but his statesmanship was narrow. Thomas Grenville, who was one of the agents employed in negotiating the treaty of peace in 1783, was his son.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Grey, Charles, Earl 1729- (search)
Grey, Charles, Earl 1729- Military officer; born in England Oct. 23, 1729; was aidede-camp to Wolfe, at Quebec, in 1759; was commissioned lieutenant-colonel in 1761; and, as colonel, accompanied General Howe to Boston in 1775, who gave him the rank of major-general. He led the party that surprised General Wayne in the night. He was an active commander in the battle of Germantown (q. v.) and as a marauder on the New England coast in the fall of 1778. He surprised and cut in pieces Baylor's dragoons at Tappan. For these and other services in America he was made a lieutenant-general in 1783. He became a general in 1795; was elevated to the peerage in 1801; and was the father of the celebrated English statesman of the same name. He died Nov. 14, 1807.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Lyman 1725-1790 (search)
Hall, Lyman 1725-1790 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Connecticut in 1725; graduated at Yale College in 1747, and, becoming a physician, established himself at Sunbury, Ga., where he was very successful. He was a member of the Georgia convention in 1774-75, and was influential in causing Georgia to join the other colonies. He was a delegate to Congress in March, 1775, from the parish of St. John, and in July was elected a delegate by the provincial convention of Georgia. He remained in Congress until 1780, when the invasion of the State caused him to hasten home. He was governor of Georgia in 1783, and died in Burke county, Ga., Oct. 19, 1790.
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