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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 2 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 2 2 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 2 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 2 2 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 6, April, 1907 - January, 1908 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 7, April, 1908 - January, 1909 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Comanche Indians, (search)
nd the tribes on the central plains, like the Pawnees, felt their power in war from an early period. They called themselves by a name signifying live people, believed in one supreme Father, and claim to have come from towards the setting sun. The tribe is divided into several bands, and all are expert horsemen. The French in Louisiana first penetrated their country in 1718, buying horses from them, and in 1724 made a treaty with them. They were then numerous. One village visited by the French had 140 lodges, containing 1,500 women, 2,000 children, and 800 warriors. Until 1783, they had long and bloody wars with the Spaniards, when, their great war-chief being slain, a peace was established. They numbered 5,000 in 1780. In 1816 they lost 4,000 of their population by small-pox. As late as 1847 their number was estimated at 10,000, with over 2,000 warriors; in 1872, a little over 4,000. They have always been troublesome. In 1899 there were 1,553 at the Kiowa agency in Oklahoma.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
to the discussion of the defects of the Articles of Confederation. In the summer of 1782 he succeeded in having the subject brought before the legislature of New York, then in session at Poughkeepsie, and that body, by a resolution drawn by Hamilton and presented by his father-in-law, General Schuyler, recommended (July 21, 1782) the assembling of a national convention to revise the Articles, reserving the right of the respective legislatures to ratify their determinations. In the spring of 1783 Hamilton, in Congress, expressed an earnest desire for such a convention. Pelatiah Webster and Thomas Paine wrote in favor of it the same year, and in 1784 Noah Webster wrote a pamphlet on the subject which he carried in person to General Washington. In that pamphlet Webster proposed a new system of government which should act, not on the States, but directly on individuals, and vest in Congress full power to carry its laws into effect. The plan deeply impressed the mind of Washington.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Copley, John Singleton 1737-1813 (search)
Copley, John Singleton 1737-1813 Artist; born in Boston, Mass., July 3, 1737; in 1774 he went to Rome, and in 1775 to London. He became so famous as an historical painter that he was admitted to the Royal Academy in 1783. His Death of the Earl of Chatham gave him great fame in England. It was followed by others which increased his reputation; and he left unfinished a picture on the subject of Nelson's death at Trafalgar. His wife was daughter of Richard Clarke, a loyalist of Boston, and one of the consignees of the tea that was destroyed there. He died in London, Sept. 9, 1813.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cornell, Ezekiel 1780- (search)
Cornell, Ezekiel 1780- Military officer; born in Scituate, R. I.; was self-educated. When the Revolutionary War began he entered the army as lieutenant-colonel of Hitchcock's regiment, and was present at the siege of Boston; later was promoted brigadier-general; and commanded a brigade of State troops which were of much service during the occupation of Massachusetts by the British. In 1780-83 he was a member of the Continental Congress and chairman of the military committee.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Crisis, the (search)
Crisis, the A series of fourteen patriotic papers by Thomas Paine (q. v.) during the Revolution, extending from 1775 to 1783. The first, in reply to General Gage's proclamation, is dated Aug. 9, 1775; the second, written just after Congress left Philadelphia, fearing its capture by the British, to meet at Baltimore, is dated Dec. 19, 1776. It begins with the well-known words, These are the times that try men's souls. The third is dated January, 1777; most, if not all, were published in Philadelphia.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dale, Samuel, 1772-1841 (search)
Dale, Samuel, 1772-1841 Pioneer; born in Rockbridge county, Va., in 1772. His parents emigrated to Georgia in 1783. In 1793, after the death of his parents, he enlisted in the United States army as a scout, and subsequently became well known as Big Sam. In 1831 he supervised the removal of the Choctaw Indians to the Indian Territory. He died in Lauderdale county, Miss., May 24, 1841.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 (search)
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 Statesman; born in the island of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in Novembe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dana, Francis, 1743-1811 (search)
of the Continental Congress from 1776 to 1778, and again in 1784; member of the board of war, Nov. 17, 1777; and was at the head of a committee charged with the entire reorganization of the army. When Mr. Adams went on an embassy to negotiate a treaty of peace and commerce with Great Britain, Mr. Dana was secretary of the legation. At Paris, early in 1781, he received the appointment from Congress of minister to Russia, clothed with power to make the accession of the United States to the armed neutrality. He resided two years at St. Petersburg, and returned to Berlin in 1783. He was again in Congress in the spring of 1784, and the next year was made a justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. In 1791 he was appointed chief-justice of Massachusetts, which position he held fifteen years, keeping aloof from political life, except in 1792 and 1806, when he was Presidential elector. He retired from the bench and public life in 1806, and died in Cambridge, Mass., April 25, 1811.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Lancey, Oliver, 1708-1785 (search)
De Lancey, Oliver, 1708-1785 Military officer; born in New York City, Sept. 16, 1708; brother of Judge De Lancey; for many years a member of the Assembly and Council, also a colonel of the provincial troops, and when the Revolution broke out he organized and equipped, chiefly at his own expense, a corps of loyalists. In 1777 he was appointed a brigadier-general in the royal service. His military operations were chiefly in the region of New York City. At the evacuation of that city in 1783 he went to England. He died in Beverley, England, Nov. 27, 1785. Military officer; born in New York City in 1752; educated abroad; entered the British army in 1766, and rose to major in 1773; was with the British army in Boston during the siege in 1775-76, and accompanied it to Nova Scotia. He returned with it to Staten Island in June, and commanded the British cavalry when the army invaded Long Island in August, which formed the advance of the right column. To him General Woodhull su
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dickinson College, (search)
Dickinson College, A co-educational institution in Carlisle, Pa.; under the control of the Methodist Episcopal Church; organized in 1783; reported at the end of 1900, thirty professors and instructors, 480 students, 45,000 volumes in the library, 3,951 graduates, and $375,000 in productive funds; president, George E. Reed, S. T.D., Ll.D.
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