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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Olde Cambridge 1 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays 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
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 1 1 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 1 1 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 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
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamond, Sir Andrew Snape 1738-1838 (search)
Hamond, Sir Andrew Snape 1738-1838 Naval officer; born in Blackheath, England, Dec. 17, 1738; joined the British navy in 1753. When the Revolutionary War broke out he came to America with Howe, and served on the Roebuck, which was present at the capture of New York, and which later destroyed the frigate Delaware and other ships in the Delaware River. In November, 1777, Hammond participated in the successful assault on Mud Island; was acting captain of the squadron which reduced Charleston, S. C., in 1780. He returned to England in 1783, and in December of that year was created a baron. He died in Norfolk, England, Oct. 12, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Harmar, Josiah 1753-1813 (search)
vania in 1793, in which post he was active in furnishing Pennsylvania troops for Wayne's campaign in 1793-94. He died in Philadelphia, Aug. 20, 1813. At the time of his expedition against the Indians, the British, in violation of the treaty of 1783, still held Detroit and ether Western military posts. British agents instigated the Indians of the Northwest to make war on the frontier settlers, in order to secure for British commerce the monopoly of the fur-trade. This had been kept up ever since 1783, and the posts were held with a hope that the league of States would fall to pieces, and an opportunity would be afforded to bring back the new republic to colonial dependence. Sir John Johnson, former Indian agent, was again on the frontier, and Lord Dorchester (Sir Guy Carleton) was again governor of Canada, which gave strength to the opinion that the discontents of the Indians were fostered for a political purpose. The Northwestern tribes, encouraged by the British agents, insist
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
e and the Cumberland instinctively saw that their highway was the Mississippi and their gateway was New Orleans; and the annexation of Louisiana was from the first as inevitable as the plunge of the waters over Niagara. It was not in human power to keep the eastern and the western banks of the Mississippi apart from each other; and in the cession of west Florida and Texas the edge of the great valley was rounded out and became a part of the United States. Thus the Mississippi Valley, from 1783 to 1845, was well accustomed to schemes of annexation; and perhaps for that reason the influence of Western sentiment has been in favor of the increase of the Union by taking territory on the Pacific and in outlying islands. Several other great lines of public policy have been dominated, if not created, by the West. The first and second United States Banks were Eastern concerns founded by Eastern and foreign capital, and the West instinctively disliked them both; hence Jackson, in his war
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Haviland, William 1718- (search)
Haviland, William 1718- Military officer; born in Ireland in 1718; served in the British army at Carthagena and Porto Bello; and was aide to General Blakeney in suppressing the rebellion of 1745. He was lieutenant-colonel under Loudon in America (1757) ; served with Abercrombie at Ticonderoga (1758), and under Amherst (1759-60), entering Montreal with the latter officer in September, 1760. He was senior brigadier-general and second in command at the reduction of Martinique in 1762, and at the siege of Havana. He was made lieutenant-general in 1772, and general in 1783, and died Sept. 16, 1784.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hessians. (search)
in March, 1777224 Brunswick sent in April, 1778475 Brunswick sent in April, 1779286 Brunswick sent in May, 1780266 Brunswick sent in April, 1782172 ——— Total5,723 Returned in the autumn of 17832,708 ——— Did not return3,015 Hesse-Cassel sent in 177612,805 Hesse-Cassel sent in December, 1777403 Hesse-Cassel sent in March, 1779993 Hesse-Cassel sent in May, 1780915 Hesse-Cassel sent in April, 1781915 Hesse-Cassel sent in April, 1782961 ——— Total16,992 Returned in the autumn of 1783 and the spring of 178410,492 ——— Did not return6,500 Hesse-Hanau, under various treaties2,038 Hesse-Hanau, recruits sent in April, 178150 Hesse-Hanau, recruits sent in April, 1782334 ——— Total2,422 Returned in the autumn of 17831,441 ——— Did not return981 Anspach-Bayreuth sent in 17771,603 Anspach-Bayreuth sent in 1779157 Anspach-Bayreuth sent in 1780152 Anspach-Bayreuth sent in 1781205 Anspach-Bayreuth sent in 1782236 ——— Total2,353 Re
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hildreth, Samuel Prescott 1783-1863 (search)
Hildreth, Samuel Prescott 1783-1863 Physiclan; born in Methuen, Mass., Sept. 30, 1783; graduated in medicine in 1805; began practice in Marietta, O., in 1808. He was time author of Pioneer history; Lives of the early settlers of Ohio; Contributions to the early history of the Northwest, etc. He died in Marietta, O., July 24, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Holmes, Abiel 1763-1837 (search)
Holmes, Abiel 1763-1837 Clergyman; born in Woodstock, Conn., Dec. 24, 1763; graduated at Yale College in 1783; tutor there in 1786 and 1787; was pastor of a church in Georgia from 1785 to 1791; and of the First Church, Cambridge, from 1792 to 1832. He prepared and published, in 2 octavo volumes, very valuable Annals of America, closing in 1826. He also published a Life of his father-in-law, President Stiles (1798); a Memoir of the French Protestants; A history of Cambridge; and many sermons. He died in Cambridge, Mass., June 4, 1837.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Homestead laws. (search)
Homestead laws. The treaty of 1783 declared the territory of the United States to extend westward from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi. A large part of this land was claimed by certain of the States, who contended that their original grants gave them the territory inland to the western boundary of the country. But when the Confederation was formed it was decided to cede all this territory to Congress, and this was accordingly done. There were numbers of claims on these lands, and Congress created eight boards of commissioners to examine into and settle these. But land not claimed was to be disposed of without delay, and Congress in 1785 drew up an ordinance directing the Secretary of War to draw by lot certain townships in the surveyed portion for bounties to the soldiers of the Continental army, and the remainder was to be drawn by lot in the name of the Western States, to be sold by the officers of the treasury at public sale for not less than $1 per acre. This messa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunter, Joseph 1783-1861 (search)
Hunter, Joseph 1783-1861 Author; born in Sheffield, England, Feb. 6, 1783; became a Presbyterian minister and was pastor in Bath in 1809-33. He published Founders of New Plymouth. He died in London, May 9, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Huntington, Samuel 1731-1796 (search)
Huntington, Samuel 1731-1796 Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Windham, Conn., July 3, 1731; was brought up on his father's farm and learned the cooper's trade. In 1753 he began to study law; in 1758 settled in the town of Norwich, which he represented in the General Assembly in 1764; in 1765 was made king's attorney; and in 1775 was a member of the upper house in the Connecticut Assembly; was a member of the Continental Congress in 1776-83; president of it in 1779-81; judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut in 1774-84, and in the latter year was chiefjustice of that court. He was lieutenantgovernor of Connecticut in 1785, and governor in 1786-96. He died in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 5, 1796.
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