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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 20 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 19 1 Browse Search
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.) 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 30, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colonial settlements. (search)
e tract, and laid the foundations for the commonwealth of New Hampshire (q. v.). King James of England persecuted the Roman Catholics in his dominions, and George Calvert, who was a zealous royalist, sought a refuge for his brethren in America. King James favored his project, but died before anything of much consequence was accomplished. His son Charles I. granted a domain between North and South Virginia to Calvert (then created Lord Baltimore). Before the charter was completed Lord Baltimore died. but his son Cecil received it in 1632. Tile domain was called Maryland, and Cecil sent his brother Leonard, with colonists, to settle it (see Baltimore; Baltimore, Lords; Calvert, Leonard). They arrived in the spring of 1634, and, at a place called St. Mary, they laid the foundations of the commonwealth of Maryland (Maryland). The Dutch navigator, Adriaen Block (q. v.), sailing east from Manhattan, explored a river some distance inland, which the Indians called Quon-eh-ti-cut, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kennedy, John Pendleton 1795-1870 (search)
the bar in 1816; elected to the House of Delegates, Maryland, in 1820; to the House of Representatives in 1838; was a member of the twenty-fifth, twenty-seventh, and twenty-eighth Congresses; elected speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1846; appointed Secretary of the Navy under President Fillmore in 1852. Among his works are a Review of Mr. Cambreling's free-trade report; A Memorial on domestic industry; A report on the commerce and navigation of the United States, by the committee of commerce, of which Mr. Kennedy was chairman; and also a Report on the warehouse system by the same committee; Life of William Wirt; Discourses on the life of William Wirt, and George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Mr. Kennedy as an author is, however, best known by his novels, Swallow barn; A sojourn in the old Dominion; Horse-shoe Robinson: a tale of the Tory ascendency; Rob of the bowl, a legend of St. Inigoes, a story of colonial Maryland life. He died in Newport, R. I., Aug. 28, 1870.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, State of. (search)
ne of the original thirteen States of the Union; was first settled by Capt. William Claiborne, with a party of men from Virginia, in 1631. Earlier than this, George Calvert, an Irish peer, had obtained a patent from King James (1622) to plant a Roman Catholic colony in America. Failing in some of his projects, he applied for a ce embraced in the grant had been partially explored by the first Lord Baltimore, and it is believed that the charter granted to Cecil was drawn by the hand of George Calvert. In honor of Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I., it was called Terra Mariae-Mary's Land—hence Maryland. It was the most liberal grant yet made by a Briti landed, performed religious ceremonies, and were visited by the wondering natives. The governor made further explorations, and, finally, on March 27 (O. S.), Calvert, having entered into a treaty for the purchase of a domain on a pleasant little river, determined there to plant a settlement. With imposing religious ceremonies
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plymouth Company. (search)
. Sir Edward Coke, a member of Parliament and of the privy council (who had been lord chief-justice of England), also opposed the monopolists; and then began his famous contest with King James which resulted in a notable exhibition of wrath and despotism on the part of the sovereign. Sandys pleaded for freedom in fishing and in general commerce, which was then the staple source of wealth for England. America is not annexed to the realm, nor within the jurisdiction of Parliament, said George Calvert, a supporter of the monopoly. You therefore have no right to interfere. We make laws for Virginia, retorted another member; a bill passed by the Commons and the Lords, if it receives the King's assent, will control the patent. Coke argued (referring to many statutes of the realm) that, as the charter was granted without regard to pre-existing rights, it was necessarily void. This attack upon his prerogative stirred the anger of the monarch, who was sitting near the speaker's chair, a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
e, and from sea to sea (Atlantic to the Pacific)......May 23, 1609 Royal license given to William Claiborne, one of the council and secretary of state of the colony in Virginia, by King Charles to trade in all seas and lands in those parts of the English possessions in America for which there is not already a patent granted, and giving Claiborne power to direct and govern such of the King's subjects as shall be under his command in his voyages and discoveries, ......May 16, 1631 Sir George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, obtains from King Charles the promise of a grant of land now Maryland, but dies before charter is executed......April 15, 1632 Cecilius Calvert, Baron of Baltimore in the Kingdom of Ireland, son of Lord Baltimore, receives from King Charles a grant covering territory hitherto unsettled, having for its southern boundary the Potomac from its source to its mouth, the ocean on the east, and Delaware Bay as far north as the 40th parallel, following that parallel to the m
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ompany, King James appoints commissioners to investigate it, who advise a dissolution......May, 1623 Charter annulled by the King's Bench......June 16, 1624 Sir Francis Wyatt succeeded by Sir George Yeardley as governor......May, 1626 Governor Yeardley dies......Nov. 14, 1627 Council elects Francis West, a younger brother of Lord Delaware, governor......Nov. 15, 1627 Governor West goes to England, Dr. John Potts succeeds......March 5, 1628 Population, 5,000......1629 George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, arrives in Virginia in the autumn of......1629 Ministers of the gospel are ordered to conform in all things to the canons of the Church of England......1629-30 Governor Potts superseded as governor by Sir John Harvey......March, 1630 Trouble with Maryland as to land titles......1632-44 Virginia divided into eight counties or shires, viz., Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Charles City, Henrico, Isle of Wight, York, and Accomac......1634 William Clayborn