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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
paper, receipts, bonds, bills, insurance policies, certificates, etc., by act of......July 6, 1797 A duty on salt levied......July 8, 1797 Senate expels William Blount, of Tennessee......July 9, 1797 First session adjourns......July 10, 1797 President appoints John Marshall, of Virginia, and Elbridge Gerry, of Massachuington, March 8, and are received at the White House......March 13, 1893 Extradition treaty with Sweden ratified and proclaimed......March 18, 1893 Ex-Representative Blount sails from San Francisco for Honolulu on the revenuecutter Rush on his special mission to Hawaii......March 20, 1893 Bering Sea arbitration opened in l 12, 1893 M. Patenotre received by the President as ambassador from France......April 12, 1893 United States forces withdrawn from Hawaii by order of Commissioner Blount......April 13, 1893 Duke of Veragua and party arrive at New York and are publicly received......April 15, 1893 Senate special session adjourns......Ap
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
rn to their allegiance to North Carolina......April 14, 1786 State of Frankland continues to exist under difficulties for about two years, courts being held by both governments, military officers appointed, and taxes levied which people pay to neither, until the legislature of Frankland at Greenville authorizes the election of two representatives to the legislature of North Carolina, members of Assembly are elected by the people, and the new State is reabsorbed......September, 1787 William Blount, Richard Dobbs, Spaight, and Hugh Williamson sign the Constitution of the United States as representatives from North Carolina......Sept. 17, 1787 State convention fixes the seat of government at Wake Court-house, now Raleigh......1788 North Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States by a vote of 193 to 75......Nov. 21, 1789 Dismal Swamp Canal, uniting the waters of Pasquotank and Elizabeth rivers, incorporated......1790 As authorized by act of the General Assemb
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
..September, 1787 Deed conveying to the United States territory west of the Alleghany Mountains accepted by act of Congress, approved......April 2, 1790 William Blount appointed governor of the territory southwest of the Ohio River......Aug. 7, 1790 First issue of the Knoxville Gazette published at Rogersville by George R–Feb. 6, 1796 John Sevier inaugurated first governor of State......March 30, 1796 Tennessee admitted into the Union by act approved......June 1, 1796 William Blount, of Tennessee, expelled from the United States Senate on charge of instigating the Creeks and Cherokees to assist the British in conquering Spanish Louisiana.Burr at Nashville......May 28, 1805 Congress grants 1,000 acres in one tract for academies in Tennessee, one in each county; 1,000 acres more for two colleges, Blount in the east and Cumberland in the west......1806 Nashville Bank, the first in Tennessee, chartered......1807 Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized.....
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Marcus Joseph 1831- (search)
Wright, Marcus Joseph 1831- Military officer; born in Purdy, Tenn., June 5, 1831; received a common school education; studied law and engaged in practice; served in the Confederate army during the Civil War; was lieutenant-colonel of the 154th Tennessee Infantry; promoted brigadier-general in 1862; and was wounded at the battle of Shiloh. He was author of Life of Gen. Winfield Scott; Life of Gov. William Blount; History of McNairy county, Tenn.; and about fifty biographies of Confederate generals; part author of Memoirs of Robert E. Lee, and Library of American history; and a contributor to various magazines.
the Confederate States preparation for war organization of troops— General Polk in command occupation of Columbus battle of Belmont. In June, 1796, the Congress of the United States passed an act, approved by President George Washington, providing that, The State of Tennessee is hereby declared to be one of the sixteen United States of America. The framers of the constitution under which admission to the Federal Union was secured, were such men as Andrew Jackson, James Robertson, William Blount, Archibald Roane, John Tipton and their associate delegates, men who were conspicuous for their love of liberty and who had attested their devotion to it at King Mountain. John Sevier, one of the heroes of that famous battle, was the first governor of the new State. Under the political leadership of these men and their successors, the love of religious and political freedom, and patriotic devotion to the State and to the Federal Union, characterized the people of Tennessee, without r
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