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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, William 1770-1838 (search)
Clark, William 1770-1838 Military officer; born in Virginia, Aug. 1, 1770; removed to what is now Louisville, Ky., in 1784. He was appointed an ensign in the army in 1788; promoted lieutenant of infantry in 1792; and appointed a member of Captain Lewis's expedition to the mouth of the Columbia River in 1804. The success of the expedition was largely due to his knowledge of Indian habits. Afterwards he was made brigadier-general for the Territory of upper Louisiana; in 1813-21 was governor of the Mississippi Territory; and in 1822-38 superintendent of Indian affairs in St. Louis. He died in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 1, 1838. See Clark, George Rogers; Lewis, Meriwether.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
eft Missouri much weaker than when he entered it. On Jan. 6, 1865, another convention assembled at St. Louis and framed a new constitution, which was ratified by a popular vote in June following. During the war Missouri furnished to the National army 108,773 troops. In 1869 the legislature of Missouri ratified the Fifteenth Amendment to the national Constitution. Population in 1890, 2,679,184; in 1900, 3,106,665. See United States, Missouri, in vol. IX. Territorial Governor. William Clarkassumes dutiesJuly, 1813 State governors. Alexander McNairterm beginsSept. 19, 1820 Frederick Batesterm beginsNov., 1824 Abraham J. WilliamsactingAug. 1, 1825 Gen. John Millerterm beginsNov., 1825 Daniel Dunklinterm beginsNov., 1832 Lilburn W. Boggsterm beginsNov., 1836 Thomas Reynolds (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1840 M. M. MarmadukeactingFeb. 9, 1844 John C. Edwards (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1844 Austin A. King (Dem.)term beginsNov., 1848 Sterling Price (Dem.)term beginsDec., 1852
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Osage Indians. (search)
Osage Indians. In 1825 a treaty was made at St. Louis by Gen. William Clark with the Great and Little Osage Indians for all their lands in Arkansas and elsewhere. These lands were ceded to the United States in consideration of an annual payment of $7,000 for twenty years, and an immediate contribution of 600 head of cattle, 600 hogs, 1,000 fowls, 10 yoke of oxen, 6 carts, with farming uten- Chief Osceola. sils, and other provisions similar to those in the treaty with the Kansas Indians. It was also agreed to provide a fund for the support of schools for the benefit of the Osage children. Provision was made for a missionary establishment; also for the United States to assume the payment of certain debts due from Osage chiefs to those of other tribes, and to deliver to the Osage villages, as soon as possible, $4,000 in merchandise and $2,600 in horses and their equipments. In 1899 the Osage Indians numbered 1,761, and were located in Oklahoma.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peck, John Mason 1789-1858 (search)
Peck, John Mason 1789-1858 Clergyman; born in Litchfield, Conn., Oct. 31, 1789; was ordained in the Baptist Church in 1813; was an itinerant preacher in the West in 1817-26; settled in Rock Spring, Ill., in 1826. His publications include A guide for emigrants; Gazetteer of Illinois; New guide for emigrants to the West; Father Clark, or the pioneer preacher; and Life of Daniel Boone (in Sparke's American biography). He died in Rock Spring, Ill., March 15, 1858.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revolutionary War, (search)
Cornwallis,Jan. 28-Feb. 13, 1781 Final ratification of Articles of Confederation announced by order of Congress March 1, 1781 Battle of Guildford Court-house, N. C.March 15, 1781 British under Generals Phillips and Benedict Arnold occupy PetersburgApril 24, 1781 Battle of Hobkirk's Hill, S. C. April 25, 1781 Union of Vermont with the British proposed to Col. Ira Allen at Isles aux Noix, Canada May, 1781 Cornwallis joins Arnold at Petersburg, Va. May 20, 1781 Augusta, Ga., taken by Colonel Clark, Sept. 14, 1780; retaken by British, Sept. 17, 1780; capitulates to Americans June 5, 1781 General Wadsworth captured, and imprisoned at Castine, Me June 18, 1781 British abandon Fort Ninety-six June 21, 1781 Jonas Fay, Ira Allen, and Bazaleel Woodward appointed to represent the cause of Vermont in the Continental Congress June 22, 1781 General Lafayette attacks Cornwallis, near Green Springs, Va., and is repulsed July 6, 1781 Cornwallis retires with his army to Yorktown Aug. 4, 178
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
[Acquitted March, 1805.] Louisiana Purchase divided into the territory of New Orleans and the District of Louisiana......March 26, 1804 First session adjourns......March 27, 1804 Capt. Meriwether Lewis, of the 1st Infantry, and Lieut. William Clark, appointed to explore the Missouri River and seek water communication with the Pacific coast, enter the Missouri River......May 14, 1804 Burr, Vice-President, mortally wounds Alexander Hamilton in a duel at Weehawken, N. J., Hamilton hax......Nov. 28, 1859 John Brown hanged at Charleston, W. Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Thirty-sixth Congress, first session, assembles......Dec. 5, 1859 Green, Copeland, Cook, and Coppoc, Harper's Ferry insurgents, hanged......Dec. 16, 1859 Mr. Clark, of Missouri, introduces resolution in the House that no one who has approved Helper's The impending crisis was fit to be speaker......December, 1859 House adopts resolutions offered by John Covode, of Pennsylvania, for a committee to invest