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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
elphia, Pa.......Dec. 2, 1799 Speaker of the House, Theodore Sedgwick, Massachusetts. George Washington dies......Dec. 14, 1799 Eulogy before Congress by Henry Lee, of Virginia, calling him First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen ......Dec. 26, 1799 United States frigate Constellation, Com. Thomas Truxtun, defeats the French frigate La Vengeance......Feb. 1, 1800 General bankruptcy act......April 4, 1800 Territory of Indiana organized......May 7, 1800 Stricter law against the slave-trade......May 10, 1800 Congress establishes four land offices for the sale of public lands in the Northwest Territory (Ohio)......May 10, 1800 Connecticut resigns jurisdiction over the Western Reserve......May 13, 1800 First session (last meeting in Philadelphia) adjourns......May 14, 1800 President Adams removes Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, and James McHenry, Secretary of War......May, 1800 United States government removes from
n tracts 6 miles square in Illinois are ceded by the Indians; one at the mouth of the Chicago River, where a fort formerly stood ......Aug. 3, 1795 Site of Peoria fixed by the abandonment of a settlement called La Ville de Maillet, located farther up the lake in 1788......1796 Jean Baptiste Point de Saible, a negro who settled at Chicago about 1779, sells his cabin to a French trader named Le Mai and moves to Peoria......1796 Illinois part of Indian Territory, created by act......May 7, 1800 Memorial to Congress by a committee called to Vincennes by Governor Harrison, requesting the repeal of the sixth article of the organic act prohibiting slavery......Dec. 20, 1802 By treaty of Fort Wayne, June 7, ratified at Vincennes, Aug. 7, 1803, the Indians cede to the United States 1,634,000 acres of land, 336,128 in Illinois; and by treaty of Vincennes, Aug. 13, the Kaskaskias cede most of southern Illinois......1803 Fort Dearborn built on the south side of Chicago River b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indiana, (search)
f the Ohio......Aug. 21, 1791 Treaty of peace and friendship with the Indians at Vincennes, by Brig.-Gen. Rufus Putnam......Sept. 27, 1792 Fort Wayne, on the site of an ancient Miami village and an English fort erected 1764, built and garrisoned......Oct. 22, 1794 Northwestern Territory divided: 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 West
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
, arrives at Detroit to endeavor to interest General Wilkinson in the Spanish intrigues in the West......Aug. 24, 1797 Northwestern Territory assumes the second grade of territorial government; Michigan forms the single county of Wayne, and sends one representative to the General Assembly at Chillicothe. His election was the first held in Michigan under United States rule......1798 Act of Congress approved establishing Indiana Territory, in which Michigan is partially included......May 7, 1800 Article VI: of the constitution of Ohio, confirmed by the United States government, specifies that the northern boundary should be a direct line from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of Miami Bay ......1862 First United States land office opened in Detroit under act of Congress......March 26, 1804 Indiana Territory divided; all north of a line east from the southerly extremity of Lake Michigan to Lake Erie, and north through the lake to the north
ates for a territorial assembly......Oct. 29, 1798 First territorial Assembly meets at Cincinnati......Jan. 22, 1799 First weekly newspaper in the Northwest, the Western spy and Hamilton gazette, Joseph Carpenter editor, appears at Cincinnati......May 28, 1799 William Henry Harrison elected delegate to Congress......Oct. 3, 1799 Zanesville settled......Oct. 3, 1799 Territory divided into: (1) Territory northwest of the Ohio River (now Ohio) and (2) Territory of Indiana......May 7, 1800 Chillicothe made the seat of government for Ohio......1800 St. Clair reappointed governor......1800 Four land-offices established to sell public lands, at Steubenville, Marietta, Cincinnati, and Chillicothe......May 10, 1800 First State-house erected at Chillicothe......1801 Abraham Whipple takes the first ship, 100 tons, built at Marietta, down the Ohio and Mississippi to Havana, and thence to Philadelphia......1801 By authority from Congress, a convention meets at Chil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
nd Prairie du Chien......June, 1780 Bazil Girard, Augustin Angi, and Pierre Antaya settle Prairie du Chien......1781 Laurent Barth engages in the carrying trade at the portage from the Fox to the Wisconsin rivers......1793 Trading posts established at Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Milwaukee, by Jacques Vieau......1795 Western posts surrendered by England to the United States......June 1, 1796 Wisconsin included in the Territory of Indiana, created by act approved......May 7, 1800 Judge Charles Reaume appointed justice of the peace at Green Bay by Gov. William Henry Harrison, of Indiana.......1803 By treaty of St. Louis the united Sacs and Foxes cede to the United States land, a portion of which lies in southern Wisconsin......Nov. 3, 1804 Wisconsin included in the Territory of Illinois, created by act approved......Feb. 3, 1809 Thomas Nuttall and John Bradbury, naturalists, explore Wisconsin......1809 Governor Clarke takes possession of Prairie du