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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.) 16 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 10 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 14, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 3 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Byrd, William, 1674- (search)
Byrd, William, 1674- Colonial official; born in Westover, Va., March 16, 1674. Inheriting a large fortune, and acquiring a good education, he became a leader in the promotion of science and literature in Virginia. and was made a fellow of the Royal Society of London. Long receiver-general of the revenue in Virginia, he was also three times made agent of that colony in England, and was for thirty-seven years a member, and finally president, of the King's council of the colony. He was one of the commissioners, in 1728, for running the boundary-line between Virginia and North Carolina. He made notes of his operations and the incidents thereof, which form a part of the Westover manuscripts, published by Edmund Ruffin in 1841. In 1733 he laid out the cities of Richmond and Petersburg, Va. He died Aug. 26, 1744.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
eley, being recalled by the King, sails for England......April 27, 1677 Governor Berkeley succeeded by Sir Herbert Jeffreys, who dies......December, 1678 William Byrd builds a mill and tradinghouse upon the present site of Richmond, the place known as Byrd's warehouse ......1679 Sir Henry Chicheley governor until......MayByrd's warehouse ......1679 Sir Henry Chicheley governor until......May 10, 1680 [Succeeded by Lord Culpeper.] John Buckner brings a printing-press to Virginia and prints the session laws, but is obliged to give bonds to print nothing more till the King's pleasure be known; all printing forbidden in the colony......1682 Lord Culpeper succeeded by Lord Howard, of Effingham......1684 GovernMay 29, 1736 First newspaper in Virginia, the Virginia Gazette, published by William Parks, appears at Williamsburg......August, 1736 Richmond settled by William Byrd......1739 Virginia raises a regiment to assist in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a ca