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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Declaration of Independence, Mecklenburg, (search)
elphia, and on the return of Captain Jack, the Charlotte convention was informed that their proceedings had been individually approved by the members of Congress, but that it was deemed premature to lay them before the House. On April 30, 1818, a copy of the alleged Declaration of Independence was first made public in the Raleigh Register, and following the text was a certificate signed James McKnitt, tending to show that the text was a true copy of the papers left in his hands by John Matthew Alexander, deceased; and that the original book was burned in April, 1800. When the Raleigh Register published this statement there was a general demand for the proof concerning such an important event, that had been allowed to slumber for more than forty years. All the questions involved were investigated by a committee of the North Carolina legislature in 1831, and its report so far satisfied the people of that State that May 20 was made a State holiday. In 1838, Peter Force, a well-known
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Faribault, John Baptist 1769-1860 (search)
Faribault, John Baptist 1769-1860 Pioneer; born in Berthier, Quebec, about 1769; entered the service of the American Company, of which John Jacob Astor was president, in 1796, and was assigned to the Northwest. After traversing the country he located at Des Moines, Ia., and later on removed to Saint Peter, Minn. After ten years service with the American Company he went into business on his own account, and soon accumulated a fortune, but lost it all in the War of 1812 through the fact of his having taken the American side during the contest. The English seized him at Mackinac as a trader and kept him confined for a short period. He died in Faribault, Minn. (which city had been founded by his son Alexander), in 1860.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal Union, the John Fiske (search)
as Chios and Mitylene, furnished troops at the demand of Athens; others maintained no troops, but paid a fixed tribute to Athens in return for her protection. In either case they felt shorn of part of their dignity, though otherwise they had nothing to complain of; and during the Peloponnesian war Athens had to reckon with their tendency to revolt as well as with her Dorian enemies. Such a confederation was naturally doomed to speedy overthrow. In the century following the death of Alexander, in the closing age of Hellenic independence, the federal idea appears in a much more advanced stage of elaboration, though in a part of Greece which had been held of little account in the great days of Athens and Sparta. Between the Achaian federation, framed in 274 B. C., and the United States of America, there are some interesting points of resemblance which have been elaborately discussed by Mr. Freeman, in his History of federal government. About the same time the Aetolian League ca
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ferro, meridian of. (search)
Ferro, meridian of. A line drawn due north and south through the poles, from which longitudes are reckoned, is a meridian. Ferro, the most western Canary isle, known to the ancients and rediscovered in 1402, was taken as the prime meridian by the geographers of Columbus's time. In 1493 Pope Alexander VI. drew a line 100 marine leagues westward of the meridian of Ferro, and granted Spain all new lands west of the line, and Portugal all new lands east of the line. This enabled Spain to claim the entire American continent excepting Brazil.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
possessions of Spain. Some of the boundarylines were but vaguely defined, others were disputed; but the general outlines were as stated. Besides the struggle for national possession, the religious element entered largely into the contest. It was a struggle between the Catholic and Protestant faiths. The Protestant colonies of England were enveloped on three sides by the vigorous and perfectly organized Catholic powers of France and Spain. Indeed, at an early date, by the bull of Pope Alexander VI., all America had been given to the Spaniards. But France, with a zeal equal to that of Spain, had entered the list to contest for the prize. So far as the religious struggle was concerned, the efforts of France and Spain were resisted only by the Protestants of the Atlantic coast. The main chain of the Alleghanies was supposed to be impassable until 1714, when Governor Spotswood, of Virginia, led an expedition to discover a pass to the great valley beyond. He found one somewh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Great charter (search)
n inquisition has been taken by our order before undertaking the crusade. But when we return from our pilgrimage, or if we remain at home without performing the pilgrimage, we shall forthwith do them full justice therein, according to the laws of Wales, and the parts. LVIII. We will, without delay, dismiss the son of Llewellin, and all the Welsh hostages, and release them from the engagements they have entered into with us for the preservation of the peace. LIX. We will treat with Alexander, King of Scots, concerning the restoring his sisters and hostages, and his right and liberties, in the same form and manner as we shall do to the rest of our barons of England; unless by the charters which we have from his father, William, late King of Scots, it ought to be otherwise; and this shall be left to the determination of the peers in our court. LX. All the aforesaid customs and liberties, which we have granted to be holden in our kingdom, as much as it belongs to us, towards
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamer, Thomas Lewis 1800- (search)
Hamer, Thomas Lewis 1800- Military officer; born in Pennsylvania about 1800; was admitted to the bar of Ohio in 1821; elected to the Ohio legislature; to Congress in 1833. It was he who nominated Ulysses S. Grant for a cadetship at West Point. During the Mexican War he reached the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers; was wounded at the battle of Monterey, and died there Dec. 2, 1846. Hamilton, Alexander