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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burr, Aaron, 1716- (search)
asion of the Territory of Orleans from Texas. There a young man appeared in camp with a letter of introduction from Jonathan Dayton, of New Jersey, to Colonel Cushing, the senior officer next to Wilkinson. He also slipped, unobserved, a letter int the Spaniards as a part of west Florida) or pass on. Enclosed in the same packet was a letter, also in cipher, from Jonathan Dayton, telling Wilkinson he would surely be displaced at the next meeting of Congress, and added, You are not a man to deoffer in another quarter. Are you ready? Are your numerous associates ready? Wealth and glory! Louisiana and Mexico!--Dayton. The correspondence, in cipher and otherwise, between Wilkinson and Burr for several months previously leads to the coters, and another declaring that a. conspiracy really existed; and authorized the messenger to mention the names of Burr, Dayton, Truxton, and others as apparently engaged in the enterprise. He informed Governor Claiborne, of the Orleans Territory,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Constitution of the United States (search)
, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the twelfth. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names. Ga: Washington, Presidt. and Deputy from Virginia. New Hampshire. John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman. Massachusetts. Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King. Connecticut. Wm. Saml. Johnson, Roger Sherman. New York. Alexander Hamilton. New Jersey. Wil: Livingston, David Brearley, Wm. Paterson, Jona: Dayton. Pennsylvania. B. Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robt. Morris, Geo. Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouv. Morris. Delaware. Geo: Read, Jaco: Broom, John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, Gunning Bedford, Jun. Maryland. James Mchenry, Danl. Carroll, Dan of St. Thos. Jenifer. Virginia. John Blair, James Madison, Jr. North Carolina. Wm. Blount, Hugh Williamson, Richd. Dobbs Spaight. South Carolina. J. Rutledge, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Pierc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824 (search)
Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824 Statesman; born in Elizabethtown, N. J., Oct. 16, 1760; son of Elias; graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1776; entered the army as paymaster of his father's regiment in August; aided in storming a redoubt at Yorktown, which was taken by Lafayette; and served faithfully until the close of the war. He was a member of the convention that framed the national Constitution in 1787, and was a representative in Congress from 1791 to 1799. He was speaker in 1795, and was made United States Senator in 1799. He held the seat until 1805. He served in both branches of his State legislature. Suspected of complicity in Burr's conspiracy, he was arrested, but was never prosecuted. He died in Elizabethtown, Oct. 9, 1824.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Federal convention, the. (search)
Gilman, and Benjamin West; Massachusetts—Francis Dana, Elbridge Gerry, Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King, and Caleb Strong; Connecticut—William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman, and Oliver Ellsworth; New York—Robert Yates, John Lansing, Jr., and Alexander Hamilton; New Jersey— David Brearley, William Churchill Hous- Signatures to the Constitution. Signatures to the Constitution. Signatures to the Constitution. ton, William Paterson, John Neilson, William Livingston, Abraham Clark, and Jonathan Dayton; Pennsylvania—Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, George Clymer, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Fitzsimons, James Wilson, Gouverneur Morris, and Benjamin Franklin; Delaware—George Read, Gunning Bedford, Jr., John Dickinson, Richard Bassett, and Jacob Broom; Maryland—James McHenry, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Carroll, John Francis Mercer, and Luther Martin; Virginia—George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, Jr., George Mason, and George Wythe.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lincoln, Abraham 1809- (search)
foreign parts. 2d. That no slave should be carried into it who had been imported into the United States since the first day of May, 1798. 3d. That no slave should be carried into it except by the owner, and for his own use as a settler; the penalty in all the cases being a fine upon the violator of the law and freedom to the slave. This act also was passed without ayes or nays. In the Congress which passed it there were two of the thirty-nine. They were Abraham Baldwin and Jonathan Dayton. As stated in the case of Mississippi, it is probable they both voted for it. They would not have allowed it to pass without recording their opposition to it if, in their understanding, it violated either the line properly dividing local from federal authority or any provision of the Constitution. In 1819-20 came and passed the Missouri question. Many votes were taken, by yeas and nays, in both branches of Congress, upon the various phases of the general question. Two of the thi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
W. Griggs 1896 David O. WatkinsFeb. 1, 1898 Foster M. Voorhees 1899 United States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Jonathan Elmer 1st to 2d 1789 to 1791 William Patterson1st 1789 to 1790 Philemon Dickerson 1st to 3d 1790 to 1791 John Rutherford 2d to 5th 1791 to 1798 Frederick Frelinghuysen. 3d to 4th 1793 to 1796 Richard Stockton 4th to 6th 1796 to 1799 Franklin Davenport 5th to 6th 1798 to 1799 James Schureman 6th1799 to 1801 Aaron Ogden 6th to 8th 1801 to 1803 Jonathan Dayton 6thto 9th 1799 to 1805 John Condit 8th to 15th 1803 to 1817 Aaron Kitchel9th to 11th 1805 to 1809 John Lambert11th to 14th 1809 to 1815 James J. Wilson 14th to 16th 1815 to 1821 Mahlon Dickerson 15th to 23d 1817 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 16th to 18th 1821 to 1823 Joseph Mcllvaine18th to 19th 1823 to 1826 Ephraim Bateman 19th to 20th 1826 to 1829 Theodore Frelinghuysen. 21st to 23d 1829 to 1833 Samuel L. Southard 23d to 27th 1833 to 1842 Garrett D. Wall 24th to 27th 1835 to 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Speaker of Congress, the (search)
representatives by the number of times they get into newspapers and not by what we ourselves know of their characters and abilities, so long we shall continue the desire for opportunities for display and fail to create the desire for opportunities to do service. Speakers of the House of Congress. Congress.Years.Name.State.Born.Died. 11789-91F. A. MuhlenburgPennsylvania 17501801 21791-93Jonathan TrumbullConnecticut17401809 31793-95F. A. MuhlenburgPennsylvania 17501801 4, 51795-99Jonathan DaytonNew Jersey17601824 61799-1801Theo. SedgwickMassachusetts17461813 7-91801-07Nathaniel MaconNorth Carolina17571837 10, 111807-11Joseph B. VarnumMasssachusetts17501821 12, 131811-14Henry ClayKentucky 17771852 131814-15Langdon ChevesSouth Carolina17761857 14-161815-20Henry ClayKentucky17771852 161820-21John W. TaylorNew York17841854 171821-23Philip P. BarbourVirginia17831841 181823-25Henry ClayKentucky17771852 191825-27John W. TaylorNew York17841854 20-231827-34Andrew StevensonVir
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
adjourns......March 3, 1797 third administration—federal. March 4, 1797, to March 3, 1801. seat of government, Philadelphia, until 1800, then transferred to Washington. John Adams, Massachusetts, President. Thomas Jefferson, Virginia, Vice-President. Special session of Congress called to consider the threatening relations with France......March 25, 1797 Fifth Congress, first session (extra), assembles at Philadelphia, Pa.......May 15, 1797 Speaker of the House, Jonathan Dayton, of New Jersey, Federalist. Congress subjects to a fine of $10,000 and ten years' imprisonment any citizen concerned in privateering against a friendly nation......June 14, 1797 Congress authorizes the President to raise 80,000 militia for three months—the quota from Tennessee, the smallest, 806, and Massachusetts, the largest, 11,836......June 24, 1797 President empowered to employ the frigates Constitution, Constellation, and United States (see 1794)......July 1, 1797 Duti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Jersey, (search)
cember, 1779 Five thousand troops under General Clinton drive back the Americans under General Greene at Springfield, burn the town, and then retreat......June 23, 1780 Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, chosen president of the Continental Congress......Nov. 4, 1782 Continental Congress meets at Princeton......June 30, 1783 New Brunswick incorporated......1784 Continental Congress meets at Trenton......Nov. 1, 1784 William Livingston, David Brearley, William Patterson, and Jonathan Dayton, delegates from New Jersey, sign the Constitution of the United States......Sept. 17, 1787 Constitution of the United States adopted unanimously without amendments by the Assembly of New Jersey......Dec. 18, 1787 General Washington is received by a committee of Congress at Elizabethtown, April 23, and escorted to New York, where he is inaugurated President of the United States......April 30, 1789 Governor Livingston dies at Elizabethtown......July 25, 1790 Trenton made the
l tax increased to 1 mill......1834 Maumee Canal, Cincinnati to Defiance, 178 miles, where it meets the Wabash and Erie; whole distance to Lake Erie, 265 miles, cost $3,750,000, finished......1834 County school tax increased to 1 1/4 mills......1835 Charter granted to the Sandusky, Mansfield, and Newark Railroad......March 11, 1835 Charter granted to the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati Railroad; capital, $3,000,000......March 16, 1835 Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad, from Dayton to Sandusky, 153 miles, commenced (first in the State)......September, 1835 City charter granted Cleveland......1836 Northern boundary of the State changed from parallel of the most southern point of Lake Michigan to a direct line running from this point to the most northern cape of Maumee Bay, giving the State its present boundary......1836 Prof. W. W. Mather makes the first geological survey of the State......1837 A portion of the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad opened; first