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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, George 1739- (search)
oungest son of Francis, sixth Earl of Lincoln, and rose to distinction in the British navy. In 1732 he was commissioned a commodore and governor of Newfoundland. In September, 1743, he was appointed governor of the colony of New York, and retained that office ten years. His administration was a tumultuous one, for his temperament and want of skill in the management of civil affairs unfitted him for the duties. He was unlettered; and being closely connected with the Dukes of Newcastle and Bedford, he was sent to New York to mend his fortune. In his controversies with the Assembly he was ably assisted by the pen of Dr. Cadwallader Colden, afterwards lieutenant-governor of the province. His chief opponent was Daniel Horsmanden, at one time chief-justice of the colony. After violent quarrels with all the political factions in New York, he abandoned the government in disgust, and returned home in 1753. He became governor of Greenwich Hospital — a sinecure. In 1745 he was vice-admir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
dt. and Deputy from Virginia. New Hampshire. John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman. Massachusetts. Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King. Connecticut. Wm. Saml. Johnson, Roger Sherman. New York. Alexander Hamilton. New Jersey. Wil: Livingston, David Brearley, Wm. Paterson, Jona: Dayton. Pennsylvania. B. Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robt. Morris, Geo. Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouv. Morris. Delaware. Geo: Read, Jaco: Broom, John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, Gunning Bedford, Jun. Maryland. James Mchenry, Danl. Carroll, Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer. Virginia. John Blair, James Madison, Jr. North Carolina. Wm. Blount, Hugh Williamson, Richd. Dobbs Spaight. South Carolina. J. Rutledge, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Pierce Butler. Georgia. William Few, Abr. Baldwin. Attest: William Jackson, Secretary. Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The following amendments were proposed at the first session of the First Congre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
han Pappegoia.1653 to 1654 Johan C. Rising1654 to 1655 under the Dutch. Peter Stuyvesant 1655 to 1664 governors of Delaware: English colonial. From 1664 up to 1682, under the government of New York; and from 1683 up to 1773, under the proprietary government of Pennsylvania. State. Name.Date. John McKinley1776 to 1777 Caesar Rodney1778 to 1781 John Dickinson1782to 1783 John Cook1783 Nicholas Van Dyke1784 to 1786 Thomas Collins1786 to 1789 Joshua Clayton1789 to 1796 Gunning Bedford1796 to 1797 Daniel Rodgers1797 to 1798 Richard Bassett1798 to 1801 James Sykes1801 to 1802 David Hall1802 to 1805 Nathaniel Mitchell1805 to 1808 George Truitt1808 to 1811 Joseph Hazlett1811 to 1814 Daniel Rodney1814 to 1817 John Clark1817 to 1820 Jacob Stout1820 to 1821 John Collins1821 to 1822 Caleb Rodney1822 to 1823 Joseph Hazlett1823 to 1824 Samuel Paynter1824 to 1827 Charles Polk1827 to 1830 David Hazzard1830 to 1833 Caleb P. Bennett1833 to 1836 Charles Polk1836 t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal convention, the. (search)
New York—Robert Yates, John Lansing, Jr., and Alexander Hamilton; New Jersey— David Brearley, William Churchill Hous- Signatures to the Constitution. Signatures to the Constitution. Signatures to the Constitution. ton, William Paterson, John Neilson, William Livingston, Abraham Clark, and Jonathan Dayton; Pennsylvania—Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Fitzsimons, James Wilson, Gouverneur Morris, and Benjamin Franklin; Delaware—George Read, Gunning Bedford, Jr., John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, and Jacob Broom; Maryland—James McHenry, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Carroll, John Francis Mercer, and Luther Martin; Virginia—George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, Jr., George Mason, and George Wythe. Patrick Henry having declined the appointment, George McClure was nominated to supply his place; North Carolina—Richard Caswell, Alexander Martin, William Richardson Davie, Richard Dobbs Spaight
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
s to vote on independence according to their own judgment......June 15, 1776 Convention at New Castle frames a new constitution, assumes the name The Delaware State, and designates Dover as capital......Aug. 27, 1776 Evening after battle of Brandywine, President McKinley captured by a party of British; George Read, speaker of Assembly, succeeds him......Sept. 12, 1777 Thomas McKean, of Delaware, elected President of Continental Congress......July 10, 1781 Richard Basset, Gunning Bedford, Jr., Jacob Broom, John Dickinson, and George Read sign the Constitution of the United States as representatives from Delaware......Sept. 17, 1787 Delaware first State to adopt the federal Constitution, and without amendments......Dec. 7, 1787 New constitution, framed by a convention at New Castle, changes the name to The State of Delaware, and goes into operation without submission to the people......June, 1792 Act appropriating receipts from marriage and tavern licenses for a sc