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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Deming, William, 1736-1830 (search)
Deming, William, 1736-1830 Gun-founder; born in 1736; during the Revolution constructed the first wrought-iron cannon ever made in America, one of which was captured by the British at the battle of Brandywine, and is kept as a curiosity at the Tower of London. He died in Mifflin, Pa., Dec. 19, 1830.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dix, John Adams, 1798-1879 (search)
was commissioned a captain in 1825, and having continued in the army sixteen years, in 1828 he left the military service. His father had been mortally hurt at Chrysler's Field, and the care of extricating the paternal estate from difficulties, for the benefit of his mother and her nine children, had devolved upon him. He had studied law while in the army. After visiting Europe for his health, Captain Dix settled as a lawyer in Cooperstown, N. Y. He became warmly engaged in politics, and in 1830 Governor Throop appointed him adjutant-general of the State. General Dix's order In 1833 he was elected secretary of state of New York, which office made him a member of the Board of Regents of the University and conferred upon him other important positions. Chiefly through his exertions public libraries were introduced into the school districts of the State and the school laws systematized. In 1842 he was a member of the New York Assembly, and from 1845 to 1849 of the United States S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Doniphan, Alexander William, 1808-1887 (search)
Doniphan, Alexander William, 1808-1887 Military officer; born in Kentucky, July 9, 1808; graduated at Augusta College in 1826; admitted to the bar in 1830. In addition to his legal studies he was interested in military matters and became brigadier-general in the Missouri State militia. In 1838 he compelled the Mormons (q. v.)under Joseph Smith, to give up their leaders for trial, lay down their arms, and leave the State. In 1846 he entered the United States service as colonel of the 1st Missouri Regiment; in December of that year he defeated a superior force of Mexicans at Brazito River (q. v.); two days later he occupied El Paso. In February, 1847, with less than 1,000 men, after a march of over 200 miles through a sterile country, he met a force of 4,000 Mexicans at the pass of Sacramento. He attacked with such vigor that the Mexicans were soon overpowered, having lost over 800 in killed and wounded, Doniphan's own loss being one man killed, eleven wounded. He subsequently
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833 (search)
Edwards, Ninian, 1775-1833 Jurist; born in Montgomery county, Md., in March, 1775. William Wirt directed his early education, which was finished at Dickinson College, and in 1819 he settled in the Green River district of Kentucky. Before he was twenty-one he became a member of the Kentucky legislature; was admitted to the bar in Kentucky in 1798, and to that of Tennessee the next year, and rose very rapidly in his profession. He passed through the offices of circuit judge and judge of appeals to the bench of chief-justice of Kentucky in 1808. The next year he was appointed the first governor of the Territory of Illinois, and retained that office until its organization as a State in 1818. From 1818 till 1824 he was United States Senator, and from 1826 to 1830 governor of the State. He did much, by promptness and activity, to restrain Indian hostilities in the Illinois region during the War of 1812. He died in Belleville, Ill., July 20, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Egle, William Henry, 1830- (search)
Egle, William Henry, 1830- Librarian; born in Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 17, 1830; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1859; is the author of History of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania in the Revolution; Pennsylvania genealogies; Historical, biographical, and Genealogical notes and Queries; Some Pennsylvania women in the Revolution, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), First republic in America. (search)
First republic in America. See New Orleans. Fish, Hamilton, statesman; son of Col. Nicholas Fish; born in New York Hamilton Fish. City, Aug. 3, 1808; graduated at Columbia College in 1827; admitted to the bar in 1830; and was elected to Congress in 1842. In 1848 he was chosen governor Nicholas Fish. of the State of New York, and in 1851 became a member of the United States Senate, acting with the Republican party after its formation in 1856. He was a firm supporter of the government during the Civil War, and in March, 1869, was called to the cabinet of President Grant as Secretary of State, and remained in that post eight years, during which time he assisted materially in settling various disputes with Great Britain, of which the Alabama claims controversy was the most important. He was presidentgeneral of the Society of the Cincinnati, and for many years president of the New York Historical Society. He died in New York City. Sept. 7, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forwood, William stump 1830- (search)
Forwood, William stump 1830- Physician; born in Harford county, Md., Jan. 27, 1830; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1854; began the practice of medicine in Darlington, Md. He was the author of The history of the passage of General Lafayette with his army through Harford county in 1781; The history of Harford county; and An Historical and descriptive narrative of the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 Explorer; born in Savannah, Ga., Jan. 21, 1813; graduated at Charleston College in 1830. His father was a Frenchman, and his mother a Virginian. He was instructor in mathematics in the United States navy from 1833 to 1835. Engaged in surveying the Cherokee country in the winter of 1837-38, he began his famous explorations, first in the country between the Missouri River and the British possessions. He had been appointed second lieutenant of topographical engineers in July. In 1841 he married a daughter of Senator Thomas H. Benton, and in May, 1842, he began, under the authority of the government, the exploration of an overland route to the Pacific Ocean. He ascended the highest peak of the Wind River Mountains, which was afterwards named Fremont's Peak. He explored the Great Salt Lake region in 1843, and penetrated to the Pacific near the mouth of the Columbia River. In 1845 he explored the Sierra Nevada in California, and in 1846 became inv
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French, Benjamin Franklin 1799-1877 (search)
French, Benjamin Franklin 1799-1877 Historian; born in Richmond, Va., June 8, 1799; removed to Louisiana in 1830; retired from business in 1853; and removed to New York City. He published Bibliographia Americana; Historical collections of Louisiana; History of the iron trade of the United States; Historical annals of North America. He died in New York City, May 30, 1877.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French Spoliation claims. (search)
s for a peaceful settlement. The claims of these American vessel-owners and merchants who had been despoiled of their property were presented by our commissioners, but the French government refused to take any account of them unless we would allow a counterclaim against the United States for a breach of the treaty of alliance. Much diplomatic fencing was resorted to, but there was no changing the French position on the subject. The change in the government of France by the Revolution of 1830 was a favorable time for Mr. Rives, the American minister to France, to again propose a settlement. The French, as before stated, had set up a counter-claim of the non-fulfilment of the treaty of 1778; but the American government argued that subsequent events had exonerated the United States from all demands under that treaty. Mr. Rives succeeded in negotiating a treaty by which the long-pending controversy was closed. By it the French government agreed to pay to the United States, in comp
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