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Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910 2 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. 2 2 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. 2 2 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. 2 2 Browse Search
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 2 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bering sea. (search)
aska had never been questioned, and that the United States, by purchase, succeeded to the same rights of possession no one could, it would be supposed, deny. About 1886, however, some ship-owners in British Columbia began to encroach upon these rights by sending vessels into the sea to intercept the seals as they made their annual migration to their breeding-grounds on the Pribyloff Islands. This unlawful poaching and the unregulated pelagic sealing were carried on to such an extent that in 1890 the Canadian intruders secured 20,000 skins. As very many of the seals thus taken were females, and their young were left to perish for want of sustenance, the actual number destroyed was far in excess of the number of skins, and the extinction of the entire species was threatened. At this juncture a United States revenue-cutter captured one of the poaching vessels. The seizure became at once the subject of correspondence between the British government and the State Department at Washingto
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bland silver bill, (search)
t the bimetallists in the Senate succeeded in amending the bill to the extent that the Secretary of the Treasury should be directed to purchase monthly not less than $2,000,000 and not more than $4,000,000 worth of silver bullion. The quantity purchased should be paid for at the market price of the metal; should be coined into standard silver dollars; and these should be recognized as unlimited legal tender for all debts. The original bill in its amended form was reported by Senator Allison, chairman of the finance committee, and for this reason the measure in its last form received the name of the Bland-Allison act. The measure was adopted by both Houses; was vetoed by President Hayes, and on Feb. 28, 1878, was passed over his veto by a vote of 196 to 73 in the House, and of 46 to 19 in the Senate. The act remained in force till 1890, when the obligation to purchase and coin the silver metal was repealed by what is known as the Sherman act. See Allison, William Boyd; Sherman, John.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Board on Geographic names, (search)
Board on Geographic names, A board organized by the United States government in 1890 for the purpose of securing uniform usage in regard to geographic nomenclature and orthography throughout the executive departments of the government and particularly on maps and charts issued by the various departments and bureaus. To it are referred all unsettled or disputed questions concerning the spelling of geographic names which arise in the different departments, and the deci sions of the board are accepted by the departments as the standard authority in such matters. The decisions of the board cover the spelling of foreign place-names as well as those in the United States. In the present work the forms adopted by this board have been followed.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boker, George Henry, 1823-1890 (search)
Boker, George Henry, 1823-1890 Poet and dramatist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 6, 1823; was graduated at Princeton College in 1842; studied law, but did not engage in practice. After a tour in Europe he applied himself to literary work. In 1871 President Grant appointed him United States minister to Turkey, and in 1875 he was transferred to Russia. He returned home in 1879. His poetical works include The lesson of life; Plays and poem's; Poems of the War; Street lyrics; and The book of the dead; and chief among his dramatic works are Calaynos; Anne Boleyn; Francesca da Rimini; The widow's marriage; and The betrothal. He died in Philadelphia, Jan. 2, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
ity, capital of the State of Massachusetts, commercial metropolis of New England, and fifth city in the United States in population under the census of 1900; area, about 40 square miles; municipal income in 1899-1900, $30,969,813; net expenditure, $29,777,897; value of imports of merchandise in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, $72,195,939; value of similar exports, $112,195,555; total assessed valuation of taxable property in 1900, $1,129,130.762; tax rate, $14.70 per $1,000; population, 1890, 448,477; 1900, 560,892. On a peninsula on the south side of the mouth of the Charles River (which the natives called Shawmut, but which the English named Tri-mountain, because of its three hills) lived William Blackstone (q. v.), who went there from Plymouth about 1623. He went over to Charlestown to pay his respects to Governor Winthrop, and informed him that upon Shawmut was a spring of excellent water. He invited Winthrop to come over. The governor, with others, crossed the river, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooklyn, (search)
Brooklyn, A former city and county seat of Kings county, N. Y., at the west end of Long Island; since Jan. 1, 1898, one of the five boroughs of the city of New York. Under the census of 1890 it was the fourth city in population in the United States-806,343; under that of 1900 the borough had a population of 1,166,582. In 1900 the area was 66.39 square miles; assessed valuation of taxable property, $695,335,940; and net debt, $70,005,384. The borough derived its name from Breuckelen ( marshy land ), a place in the province of Utrecht, Holland. The The Brooklyn Bridge. first movement towards settlement there was the purchase of land from the Indians, in 1636, lying at Gowanus, and of land at Wallabout Bay, in 1637. A ferry between it and New Amsterdam was established in 1642. It held a leading position among the towns for wealth and population at the time of the surrender to the English. At or near Brooklyn occurred the battle of Long Island (see long Island, battle of), in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Buffalo, (search)
Buffalo, City, port of entry and county seat of Erie county, N. Y.; at the eastern extremity of Lake Erie and the western extremity of the Erie Canal; has extensive lake commerce with all western points, large live-stock and grain trade, and important manufactures; population in 1890, 255,664; in 1900, 352,387. General Riall, with his regulars and Indians, recrossed from Lewiston (see Niagara, Fort), when his forces had returned from the desolation of the New York frontier. Full license had been given to his Indians, and the desolation was made perfect almost to Black Rock. Riall marched up from Queenston (Dec. 28) to Chippewa, Lieutenant-General Drummond in immediate command. By this time all western New York had been alarmed. McClure had appealed to the people to hasten to the frontier. Gen. Amos Hall called out the militia and invited volunteers. Hall took chief command of troops now gathered at Black Rock and Buffalo, 2,000 strong. From Drummond's camp, opposite Blac
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
of Humboldt, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, imports of merchandise, $49,441,831; exports, $43,361,078; imports of gold and silver coin and bullion, $13,734,348; exports, $9,528,309. The production of the precious metals in the calendar year of 1899 was: Gold, $15,197,800; silver, $494,580. In 1900 the total assessed valuation of taxable property was $1,218,228,588, and the total bonded debt was $2,281,500, nearly all of which was held in State educational funds. The population in 1890 was 1,208,130; in 1900, 1,485,053. In 1534 Hernando Cortez (q. v.) sent Hernando de Grijalva on an errand of discovery to the Pacific coast, who probably saw the peninsula of California. Twenty-five years before the Spanish leader discovered the country, a romance was published in Spain in which are described the doings of a pagan queen of Amazons, who brought from the right hand of the Indies her allies to assist the infidels in their attack upon Constantinople. The romance was entitled
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cambridge (search)
by the Charles River; was founded in 1631 under the name of Newtown; and is noted as the place where Washington took command of the Continental army on July 2, 1775; as the seat of Harvard University (q. v.); and as the place where the sons of Alvan Clark carry on the manufacture of astronomical instruments which have a world-wide reputation. In 1900 the city had a total assessed valuation of taxable property of $94,467,930, and the net city and water debt was $6,226,182. The population in 1890 was 70,028; in 1900, 91,886. The second Synod of Massachusetts met at Cambridge in 1646, and was not dissolved until 1648. The synod composed and adopted a system of church discipline called The Cambridge platform, and recommended it, together with the Westminster Confession of Faith, to the general court and to the churches. The latter, in New England, generally complied with the recommendation, and The Cambridge platform, with the ecclesiastical laws, formed the theological constitutio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cannon, (search)
861. S. B. Dean, of South Boston Iron Company, patents a process of rough boring bronze guns and forcibly expanding the bore to its finished size by means of mandrels, 1869. Pneumatic dynamite torpedo-gun built and mounted at Fort Lafayette (founded on invention of D. M. Mefford, of Ohio), 1885. Congress makes an appropriation for the establishment of a plant for gunmaking at the Watervliet arsenal, West Troy, 1889. Manufacture of heavy ordnance begun at the Washington navy-yard, 1890. Hotchkiss gun, English make, five barrels, revolving around a common axis, placed upon block weighing about 386 tons, fires thirty rounds a minute; adopted by the United States in 1891. Automatic rapid-firing gun, invented by John and Matthew Browning, of Ogden, Utah; firing 400 shots in one minute and forty-nine seconds; adopted by the United States in 1896. Zalinski's dynamite gun, calibre 15 ins.; throws 500 lbs. of explosive gelatine 2,100 yds.; also discharges smaller shells.
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