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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 4 4 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 1 1 Browse Search
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years, it would then probably show that not even one lot of land would be possessed by any descendants of its present owner. Post-office. By examination of the books rescued from the fire of 1836 at Washington, it appears that the first office established in Medford was in September, 1797. The first office was on the spot now occupied by the town-house. The post-masters have been as follows:-- Samuel Buel,appointedSept. 1797 William Rogers, jun.,July 21, 1813 William Rogers,Oct. 20, 1818 Luther Angier,May 17, 1828 Samuel S. Green, jun.,April 6, 1839 Luther Angier,April 8, 1841 Samuel S. Green,July 19, 1845 Alexander Gregg,July 30, 1847 James T. Floyd, jun.,May 29, 1849 James C. Winneck (the present incumbent),Aug. 23, 1853 A post-office was established in West Medford in 1853, and its daily mail is an increasing benefit to a growing village. The first postmaster was James M. Sanford; the second, Thaddeus A. Baldwin; and the third, the present one, is Frankli
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
. 11, 1871 Treaty of Commercial reciprocityJune, 1900 Great Britain: Convention of ArmisticeVersaillesJan. 20, 1783 Treaty of PeaceParisSept. 3, 1783 Treaty of Amity, commerce, navigationLondonNov. 19, 1794 Convention of Regarding treaty of 1794LondonJan. 8, 1802 Treaty of Peace and amityGhentDec. 24, 1814 Convention of Regulating commerceLondonJuly 3, 1815 Convention of Naval force on Great Lakes, U. S.WashingtonApril, 1817 Convention of Fisheries, northern boundary, etc.LondonOct. 20, 1818 Treaty of IndemnificationSt. PetersburgJuly 12, 1822 Convention of AwardLondonNov. 13, 1826 Convention of BoundaryLondonSept. 29, 1827 Treaty of Boundary, slave-trade, extraditionWashingtonAug. 9, 1842 Treaty of Oregon boundary, etc.WashingtonJune 15, 1846 Convention of Nicaragua ship-canalWashingtonApril 17, 1850 Convention of Settlement of claimsLondonFeb. 8, 1853 Treaty of Fisheries, etc.WashingtonJune 5, 1854 Treaty of Suppression of slave-tradeWashingtonApril 7, 1862 Treat
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
......April 30, 1818 General Jackson takes possession of Pensacola......May 24, 1818 Captures the fortress at Barrancas......May 27, 1818 Centre foundation of the Capitol at Washington laid......Aug. 24, 1818 Indians of Ohio cede their remaining lands (about 4,000,000 acres), mostly in the Maumee Valley......Sept. 27, 1818 Chickasaw Indians cede all land between the Mississippi River and the northern course of the Tennessee River......1818 Treaty with England made......Oct. 20, 1818 Second session convenes......Nov. 16, 1818 Illinois admitted (the twenty-first State)......Dec. 3, 1818 Memorial from the Territory of Missouri, asking permission to frame a State government, and for admission into the Union......Dec. 18, 1818 Committee of five appointed by the Senate to inquire into the course of General Jackson in taking possession of Fort St. Marks and Pensacola, and in executing Arbuthnot and Ambrister......Dec. 18, 1818 Bill introduced for the admissi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oregon, (search)
it arrives......Nov. 5, 1805 Captain Nathaniel Winship, a New-Englander, builds the first house in Oregon, at Oak Point, on the Columbia......June 4, 1810 Pacific Fur Company, of which John Jacob Astor was a leading member, establishes a trading-post at the mouth of the Columbia River, which it calls Astoria......1811 D. McKenzie explores the Willamette River......1812 Convention between the United States and Great Britain for joint occupation of Oregon concluded in London, Oct. 20, 1818, ratified......Jan. 19, 1819 Convention between the United States and Russia regulating fishery and trading on the Pacific coast, and fixing 54° 40′ as the northern boundary claimed by the United States, concluded at St. Petersburg, April 5-7, 1824, and ratified......Jan. 12, 1825 Convention between the United States and Great Britain; the articles of 1819 are indefinitely extended, with proviso that either party might annul the agreement on twelve months notice......Aug. 6, 1827
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, treaty of (search)
same may have been presented to the notice of, made preferred or laid before the said commission, shall, from and after the conclusion of the proceedings of said commission, be considered, and treated as finally settled, barred, and thenceforth inadmissible. the fisheries. Art. 18. It is agreed by the high contracting parties that, in addition to the liberty secured to the United States fishermen by the convention between the United States and Great Britain, signed at London, on Oct. 20, 1818, of taking, curing, and drying fish on certain coasts of the British North American colonies, therein defined, and inhabitants of the United States shall have, in common with the subjects of her Britannic Majesty, the liberty, for the term of years mentioned in Art. 33 of this treaty, to take fish of every kind, except shell-fish, on the seacoasts and shores, and in the bays, harbors, and creeks of the provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and the colony of Prince Edward's