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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Rhode Island, (search)
m C. Cozzens March 3, 1863 James Y. Smith1863 Ambrose E. Burnside 1866 Seth Padelford 1869 Henry Howard 1873 Henry Lippitt 1875 Charles C. Van Zandt (Republican) May 29, 1877 Alfred H. Littlefield (Republican) May 25, 1880 Augustus O. Bourn (Republican) May 29, 1883 George P. Wetmore (Republican) May, 1885 John W. Davis (Democrat) May 1887 Royal C. Taft (Republican) May 1888 H. W. Ladd (Republican) May 1889 John W. Davis (Democrat)May 1890 H. W. Ladd (Republican) May 1891 D. Russell Brown (Republican)May 1892-96 Charles W. Lippitt (Republican)May 1896-97 Elisha Dyer (Republican)May 1897-1900 William Gregory (Republican) 1900-1901 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Theodore Foster1st to 8th 1789 to 1803 Joseph Stanton 1st to 3d 1789 to 1793 William Bradford 3d to 5th 1793 to 1797 Ray Greene 5th to 7th 1797 to 1801 Christopher Ellery 7th to 9th 1801 to 1805 Samuel J. Potter 8th 1803 to 1804 Benjamin Howland 8th to 11th 1804 to 1809 James Fe
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sackett's Harbor. (search)
Sackett's Harbor. Early in July, 1812, a rumor spread that the Oneida had been captured by the British, and that a squadron of British vessels were on their way from Kingston to recapture the Lord Nelson, lying at Sackett's Harbor. General Brown, with a militia force, immediately took post at the harbor. The story was. not true, but a squadron made an attack on the harbor eighteen days afterwards.. The squadron, built at Kingston, consisted of the Royal George, 24; Prince Regent, 22; Earl of Moira, 20; Simcoe, 12; and Seneca, 4, under the command of Commodore Earle, a Canadian. Earle sent word to Colonel Bellinger, in command of the militia at Sackett's Harbor, that all he wanted was the Oneida and the Lord Nelson, at the same time warning the inhabitants that in case of resistance the village would be destroyed. the Oneida weighed anchor and attempted to escape to the lake. She failed, and returned. She was moored just outside of Navy Point, in position to have her broadsi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
, 1890 Vote for governor: Davis, Democrat, 22,249; Ladd, Republican, 20,995; Larry, Prohibition, 1,829; Burton, National, 384......April 1, 1891 Soldiers' home at Bristol dedicated......May 21, 1891 Herbert W. Ladd, Republican, elected governor by the legislature......May 26, 1891 Ex-Gov. Henry Lippitt dies at Newport, aged seventy-three......June 5, 1891 New State-house authorized and $1,500,000 in bonds ordered issued......1893 Plurality election amendment to the constitution adopted......Nov. 28, 1893 D. Russell Brown re-elected governor......April, 1894 Ocean House at Newport burned......Sept. 9, 1898 Roger Williams Park received $200,000 from Anna H. Man, and $200,000 from Charles H. Smith......1900 The trading-stamp law declared unconstitutional......1900 New City Hall, Newport, completed......October, 1900 Constitutional amendment changing time of election, adopted......November, 1900 New State-house completed......1901 South Carolina