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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ellis, Henry, 1721- (search)
Ellis, Henry, 1721- Colonial governor; born in England in 1721; studied law; appointed lieutenant-governor of Georgia, Aug. 15, 1756; became royal governor, May 17, 1758. He proved himself a wise administrator, and succeeded in establishing good — will between the colonists and the Creeks. The climate proving bad for his health, he returned to England in November, 1760. He was author of Heat of the weather in Georgia, etc. He died Jan. 21, 180
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
efuge in the tangled woods on Chickamauga Creek. A great man-hunt was organized. The mountain passes were picketed, and thousands of horse and foot soldiers scoured the country in all directions. The whole party were finally captured, and Andrews and seven of his companions were hanged. To each of the survivors the Secretary of War gave a bronze medal in token of approval. See United States, Georgia, vol. IX. Governors of Georgia—colonial. Name.Date.Remarks John Reynolds1754 Henry Ellis1757 James Wright1760 Archibald Bullock, acting1776Appointed by the Georgia Assembly. Button Gwinnett, acting1777 John A. Trueitlen1777Under the new State constitution John Houstoun1778 Georgia in the hands of the British, with Sir James Wright as royal governor1779 1781 John Martin1782Chosen by Assembly Lyman Hall1783 John Houstoun1784 Samuel Elbert1785 Edward Telfair1786 George Matthews1787 George Handley1788 Under the federal Constitution NameRemarks George Walton1789
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Georgia, (search)
chinations of his secretary, William Little, Governor Reynolds is charged with maladministration and resigns office to Henry Ellis, elected lieutenant-governor......Feb. 16, 1757 Treaty of peace with council of upper and lower Creeks by LieutenanLieutenant-Governor Ellis......Nov. 3, 1757 Georgia divided into eight parishes, and Church of England worship established......March 17, 1758 Islands of Ossabaw, St. Catharine, and Sapelo formally ceded to England by Creek nation......April 22, 1758 Ellis appointed governor-in-chief by lords of trade......May 17, 1758 Grant of 300 acres for site of Sunbury by Mark Carr, part of his 500-acre grant from the King in 1757......June 20, 1758 Claims of Thomas and Mary Bosomworth settled by orh......1759 Act for issuing £ 7,410 in paper bills of credit......May 1, 1760 Lieut.-Gov. James Wright succeeds Governor Ellis......Nov. 2, 1760 George III. proclaimed King with civil and military pomp; the only event of the kind ever witne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
cretary of the Navy......March 5, 1841 Gold discovered on the lands of Andrew Troutman in Rowan county, afterwards known as Gold Hill......1842 William A. Graham, of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy......July 22, 1850 Trinity College chartered and opened at Trinity College......1852 James C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy......March 7, 1853 Forts Caswell and Johnston, occupied by State troops unauthorized, Jan. 8, 1861, are ordered restored to the proper authorities by Governor Ellis......Jan. 12, 1861 Resolutions passed in the House, unanimously, declaring that in case reconciliation between North and South fails, North Carolina goes with the slave-States......Feb. 4, 1861 Gov. John W. Ellis, in a telegram replying to the request for troops from the United States Secretary of War, says: You can get no troops from North Carolina ......April 15, 1861 Forts Caswell and Johnston seized by Confederates......April 16, 1861 United States branch mint at Charlo
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 4: early married life, 1836-1840. (search)
t I read it in Dr. Hodges' church on two evenings, to-morrow and the day after, before both houses of the legislature and the citizens. The governor (Vance) will preside at both meetings. I like him (the governor) much. He is just such a plain, simple-hearted, sturdy body as old Fritz (Kaiser Frederick), with more of natural talent than his predecessor in the gubernatorial chair. For my year's work in this matter I am to receive $500. On January 14, 1838, Mrs. Stowe's third child, Henry Ellis, was born. It was about this time that the famous reunion of the Beecher family described in Lyman Beecher's Autobiography occurred. Edward made a visit to the East, and when he returned he brought Mary (Mrs. Thomas Perkins) from Hartford with him. William came down from Putnam, Ohio, and George from Batavia, New York, while Catherine, Harriet, Henry, Charles, Isabella, Thomas, and James were already at home. It was the first time they had ever all met together. Mary had never seen
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe, Chapter 14: the minister's wooing, 1857-1859. (search)
her sister Catherine. visit to Brunswick and Orr's Island. writes the minister's Wooing and the Pearl of Orr's Island. Mr. Whittier's comments. Mr. Lowell on the minister's Wooing. letter to Mrs. Stowe from Mr. Lowell. John Ruskin on the minister's Wooing. a year of sadness. letter to Lady Byron. letter to her daughter. departure for europe. Immediately after Mrs. Stowe's return from England in June, 1857, a crushing sorrow came upon her in the death of her oldest son, Henry Ellis, who was drowned while bathing in the Connecticut River at Hanover, N. H., where he was pursuing his studies as a member of the Freshman class in Dartmouth College. This melancholy event transpired the 9th of July, 1857, and the 3d of August Mrs. Stowe wrote to the Duchess of Sutherland: Dear friend,--Before this reaches you you will have perhaps learned from other sources of the sad blow which has fallen upon us,--our darling, our good, beautiful boy, snatched away in the moment of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 18: Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.—January, 1839, to March, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
rd Denman at dinner (it was at Lord Brougham's), I took the liberty of mentioning what you had written me about the case of De Vaux v. Salvador. 4 Adolphus' and Ellis' Reports, p. 420. This was a case of marine insurance, in which the application of the maxim, causa proxima non remota spectatur, was considered. The case in whicsub judice; but you will appreciate the feeling which made me hesitate to introduce the subject myself. I have, however, communicated it to the Attorney-General. Ellis, the reporter, and a very able man, is gratified by your opinion in De Vaux v. Salvador. He says he always thought the court wrong; and, as reporter, he attended llam, Milnes, Allen, Colonel Gurwood Colonel John Gurwood, 1791-1845; private secretary to the Duke of Wellington. (the editor of Wellington's Despatches), Sir Henry Ellis, 1777-1869; Librarian of the British Museum. Lord Aberdeen, Lord Hatherton, and Lord Seaford. During a long evening a variety of subjects have been discu
inquiries, came under my inspection. The proceedings in Parliament till 1774 had something of a confidential character; from sources the most various, private letters, journals, and reports, preserved in France, or England, or in America, I have obtained full and trustworthy accounts of the debates on the days most nearly affecting America. Many papers, interesting to Americans, are preserved in the British Museum, where I have great reason to remember the considerate attention of Sir Henry Ellis. At the London Institution, in Albemarle Street, also, the Secretary, Mr. Barlow, obtained for me leave to make use of its great collection of American military correspondence. It was necessary to study the character and conduct of the English Ministers themselves. Of Chatham's private letters perhaps few remain unpublished; Mr. Disney imparted to me at the Hyde, two volumes of familiar notes, that passed between Chatham and Hollis, full of allusions to America. The Marquis of La