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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Champlain, Samuel de 1567-1635 (search)
in New France, and the monarch commissioned Champlain lieutenant-general of Canada. With this autsee Cartier, Jacques), but were placable. Champlain, on his return to France in the autumn, founnce. The latter made a new arrangement with Champlain, and in March, 1604, he sailed with the navibuilt cabins and prepared to plant. In 1609 Champlain, who had made the Montagnais Indians on the nded the Sorel to the Chambly Rapids, whence Champlain proceeded in a canoe and discovered a great ubordinate, and the attack was ineffectual. Champlain had constructed a wooden tower, which was drn a more energetic viceroy gave it a start. Champlain got permission to fortify it, and he returnests were sent to Canada as missionaries, and Champlain worked energetically for the cause of religiin 1632, Canada was restored to the French. Champlain was reinstated as governor, and sailed for tined in the habits of civilization. In 1603 Champlain published an account of his first voyage, an[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Champlain, Lake, operations on (search)
Champlain, Lake, operations on After the Americans left Canada in sad plight in June, 1776, Carleton, the governor of Canada and general of the forces there, appeared at the foot of Lake Champlain with a well-appointed force of 13,000 men. Only on the bosom of the lake could they advance, for there was no road on either shore. To prevent this invasion, it was important that the Americans should hold command of its waters. A flotilla of small armed vessels was constructed at Crown Point, and Benedict Arnold was placed in command of them as commodore. A schooner called the Royal Savage was his flag-ship. Carleton, meanwhile, had used great diligence in fitting out an armed flotilla at St. John for the recovery of Crown Point and Ticonderoga. Towards the close of August, Arnold went down the lake with his fleet and watched the foe until early in October, when he fell back to Valcour Island and formed his flotilla for action without skill. Carleton advanced, with Edward Pringl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, George 1739- (search)
rformed good service in his State. On the organization of the State of New York, in 1777, he was elected the first governor, and held the office, by successive elections, eighteen years. He was very energetic, both in civil and military affairs, until the end of the war; and was chiefly instrumental in preventing the consummation of the British plan for separating New England from the rest of the Union by the occupation of a line of military posts, through the Hudson and George Clinton. Champlain valleys, from New York to the St. Lawrence. In 1788 Governor Clinton presided over the convention held at Poughkeepsie to consider the new national Constitution. To that instrument he was opposed, because it would be destructive of State supremacy. In 1801 he was again elected governor of New York, Clinton's monument. and in 1804 was chosen Vice-President of the United States. In 1808 he was a prominent candidate for the Presidency, but was beaten by Madison, and was reelected Vice-
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dearborn, Henry, 1751- (search)
tment of Washington, in 1789, member of Congress from 1793 to 1797, and was Secretary of War under Jefferson from 1801 to 1809. From 1809 till 1812 he was collector of the port of Boston, when he was appointed senior major-general in the United States army, and commander-in-chief of the Northern Department. On Sept. 1, 1812, General Bloomfield had collected about 8,000 men—regulars, volunteers, and militia—at Plattsburg, on Lake Champlain, besides some small advanced parties at Chazy and Champlain. On the arrival of General Dearborn, he assumed direct command of all the troops, and on Nov. 16 he moved towards the Canada line with 3,000 regulars and 2,000 militia. He moved on to the La Colle, a small tributary of the Sorel, where he was met by a considerable force of mixed British and Canadian troops and Indians, under Lieutenant-Colonel De Salaberry, an active British commander. Just at dawn, on the morning of the 20th, Col. Zebulon M. Pike crossed the La Colle and surrounded a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), De Monts, Sieur (Pierre De Gast) (search)
May to Quebec. The domain was named Cadie in the charter (see Acadia). Vested with the monopoly of the fur-trade in the region of the river and gulf of St. Lawrence, they attempted to make a settlement on the former. Making arrangements with Champlain as chief navigator, De Monts sailed from France in March, 1604, with four ships, well manned, accompanied by his bosom friend, the Baron de Poutrincourt, and Pont-Greve as his lieutenants; and finding the St. Lawrence icebound, on his arrival epent a terribly severe winter, that killed half of them. In the spring they returned to Poutrincourt's settlement, which he had named Port Royal—now Annapolis, N. S. Early the next autumn De Monts and Poutrincourt returned to France, leaving Champlain and Pont-Greve to make further explorations. There was a struggle for rule and existence at Port Royal for a few years. Poutrincourt returned to France for recruits for his colony. Jesuit priests who accompanied him on his return to Acadia
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
rence; and in 1525 Cartier sailed up its broad current to the rocky heights of Quebec, and to the rapids above Montreal, which were afterwards named La Chine, in derision of the belief that the adventurers were about to find China. In 1609 Champlain pushed above the rapids and discovered the beautiful lake that bears his name. In 1615 Priest La Caron pushed northward and westward through the wilderness and discovered Lake Huron. In 1635 the Jesuit missionaries founded the Mission St. Msent to France, to enlist the Court and the ministers of Louis; and in 1677-78 returned to Canada, with full power under Frontenac to carry forward his grand enterprises. He had developed three great purposes: first, to realize the old plan of Champlain, the finding of a pathway to China across the American continent; second, to occupy and develop the regions of the northern lakes; and, third, to descend the Mississippi and establish a fortified post at its mouth, thus securing an outlet for t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iroquois Confederacy, the (search)
r. Like the Romans, they caused their commonwealth to expand by annexation and conquest. Had they remained undiscovered by the Europeans a century longer the Confederacy might have embraced the whole continent, for the Five Nations had already extended their conquests from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and were the terror of the other tribes east and west. For a long time the French in Canada, who taught them the use of fire-arms, maintained a doubtful struggle against them. Champlain found No. 3: totem of Great Hendrick, of the Wolf tribe, a Wolf. them at war against the Canada Indians from Lake Huron to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. He fought them on Lake Champlain in 1609; and from that time until the middle of that century their wars against the Canada Indians and their French allies were fierce and dis- Champlain's first fight with the Iroquois. tressing. They made friends of the Dutch, from whom they obtained firearms; and they were alternately at war and peace
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jesuit missions. (search)
he widest diffusion of influence, and the closest internal unity. Their missions soon spread to every part of the habitable globe then known. They planted the cross in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and on the islands of the sea; and when Champlain had opened the way for the establishment of French dominion in America, to the Jesuits was assigned the task of bearing the Christian religion to the dusky inhabitants in North America. More persevering and more effective than the votaries of pious young Marquis de Gaenache, with the assent of his parents, entered the Society of Jesus, and with a portion of their ample fortune he endowed a seminary for education at Quebec. Its foundation was laid in 1635, just before the death of Champlain. That college was founded two years before the first high seminary of learning was established in the Protestant colonies in America by John Harvard (see Harvard University). At the same time the Duchess d'acquillon, aided by her uncle, Cardin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lescarbot, Marc 1590- (search)
of artisans and laborers, he was accompanied by Lescarbot, who had then become known as a lawyer, poet, and writer of a History of New France, published in 1609. He came to assist Poutrincourt in establishing his colony on a firm basis. While Champlain and De Monts were looking for a milder climate farther south, Lescarbot took charge of the fort. With great energy he planted, builded, and wrote rhymes, and infused into his subordinates some of his own energy. When Champlain returned, he wato his subordinates some of his own energy. When Champlain returned, he was greeted by a theatrical masque, composed by the poet, in which Neptune and his Tritons welcomed the mariner. The dreary winter that followed was enlivened by the establishment of an Order of good times by Lescarbot, the duties of the members consisting in the preparation of good cheer daily for the table. In the spring the colonists were summoned to France by a revocation of their charter. Lescarbot died about 1630.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
, in a stockade 58 feet square, with a moat 18 feet wide, on Castle Island (below Albany)......1614 Block builds the Onrust (Restless), of 18 tons, at Manhattan; launched near the Battery......spring of 1614 In the Onrust he passes Hell Gate and coasts along as far as Nahant Bay......1614 States-General of Holland name the country about Manhattan New Netherland, and grant its trade by charter to Amsterdam merchants......October, 1614 Christiaensen killed by Indians......1615 Champlain, with ten Frenchmen, joins a party of Hurons and allies moving against the Iroquois......Sept. 1, 1615 Lands from Lake Ontario near Henderson, Jefferson county......October, 1615 They attack the Iroquois castle at Onondaga Lake, near Liverpool, Onondaga county, and are repulsed Oct. 10-16, 1615 A trading-post fortified at the mouth of the Tawasentha (Normans Kill) Creek, near Albany, by Jacob Eelkins; first formal treaty between the Indians and the Dutch......1615 New Netherla
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