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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
42 Henry Clay resigns from the Senate......March 31, 1842 Influenza, called la grippe, widely prevalent......1842 Col. John C. Fremont's first exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains commences......May 2, 1842 United States exploring expedition under Lieut. Charles Wilkes after a voyage of four years and over 90,000 miles, returns to New York......June 10, 1842 Dorr's Rebellion in Rhode Island, caused by the disagreement between the Charter and Suffrage parties......May–June, 1842 Statue of Washington, by Horatio Greenough, placed in the Capitol......1842 Charles Dickens visits the United States......1842 Earliest actual finding of gold in California in Los Angeles district......1842 Ashburton treaty with England for settling the boundaries between Maine and the British provinces, also for suppressing the slave-trade and extradition, negotiated at Washington between Lord Ashburton, special minister of Great Britain, and Daniel Webster, Secretary of State
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilkes, Charles 1798-1877 (search)
arles 1798-1877 Naval officer; born in New York City, April 3, 1798; nephew of John Wilkes, the eminent English politician; entered the navy in 1818. In 1830 he was appointed to the department of charts and instruments. He was appointed commander of a squadron of five vessels that sailed from Norfolk, Va., Aug. 18, 1838, on an exploring expedition, and for his discoveries during that cruise Wilkes received a gold medal from the London Geographical Society. He returned to New York in June, 1842. In 1861 he was sent to the West Indies, in the frigate San Jacinto, to look after the Confederate cruiser Sumter, when he fell in with the British steamer Trent and took from her James M. Mason and John Slidell (q. v.), and conveyed them to Boston, for which he was thanked by Congress and received popular applause. But the President finally disapproved his act, as a stroke of state policy. In 1862 he commanded the flotilla on the James River, with the rank of commodore; and afterwards