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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fairfax, Thomas 1691-1781 (search)
Lord Fairfax lived during the storms of the French and Indian War, and of the Revolution, taking no part in public affairs, but always a stanch loyalist. When the news came that his young friend Washington had captured Cornwallis, he was ninety years of age. He was overcome with emotion, and he called to his body-servant to carry him to his bed, for I am sure, he said, it is time for me to die. A ballad gives the sequel is follows: Then up rose Joe, all at the word, And took his master's arm, And to his bed he softly led The lord of Greenway farm, Then thrice he called on Britain's name, And thrice he wept full sore, Then sighed, O Lord, thy will be done! And word spoke never more. He died at his lodge, Greenway Court, in Frederick county, Va., Dec. 12, 1781. The eleventh Lord Fairfax and Baron of Cameron, John Coutee Fairfax, was born in Vaucluse, Va., Sept. 13, 1830; was a physician; succeeded his brother in the title in 1869; and died in Northampton, Md., Sept. 28, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Graham, George 1772-1830 (search)
Graham, George 1772-1830 Lawyer; born in Dumfries, Va., about 1772; graduated at Columbia College in 1790; began the practice of law in Dumfries, but later settled in Fairfax county, where he recruited the Fairfax light-horse which he led in the War of 1812. He was acting Secretary of War in 1815-18; and was then sent on a perilous mission to Galveston Island, where General Lallemande, the chief of artillery in Napoleon's army, had founded a colony with 600 armed settlers, whom he persuaded to give up their undertaking and submit to the United States government. He is also said to have been instrumental in saving the government $250,000 by successfully concluding the Indian factorage affairs. He died in Washington, D. C., in August, 1830.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert Motier, Marquis de 1757- (search)
to kill, burn, and pillage, in that same army were seen regiments of Americans, who, trampling under foot their brethren, assisted in enslaving their wasted country. Each canton contained a still greater number whose sole object was to injure the friends of liberty and give information to those of despotism. To these inveterate Tories must be added the number of those whom fear, private interest, or religion, rendered adverse to the war. If the Presbyterians, the children of Cromwell and Fairfax, detested royalty, the Lutherans, who had sprung from it, were divided among themselves. The Quakers hated slaughter, but served willingly as guides to the royal troops. Insurrections were by no means uncommon: near the enemy's stations, farmers often shot each other; robbers were even encouraged. The republican chiefs were exposed to great dangers when they travelled through the country. It was always necessary for them to declare that they should pass the night in one house, then take
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mason, James Murray (search)
transferring them to his own vessel, he went out in search of her. Hefound her on Nov. 8, and brought her to by firing a shell across her bow. Then he sent Lieutenant Fairfax, a kinsman of Mason, on board the Trent to demand of the captain the delivery of the ambassadors and their secretaries to Captain Wilkes. The officers of the Trent protested, and the ambassadors refused to leave the ship unless forced by physical power to do so. Lieutenant Greer and a few marines were sent to help Fairfax, who then took Mason by the shoulders and placed him in a boat belonging to the San Jacinto. Then the lieutenant returned to Slidell. The passengers were greatly excited. They gathered around him, some making contemptuous allusions to the lieutenant, and even crying out Shoot him! The daughter of Slidell slapped Fairfax in the face three times as she clung to the neck of her father. The marines were called, and Slidell and the two secretaries were compelled to go. The captive ambassado
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mason, John 1610- (search)
ves of New England and to make settlements there. In 1633 Mason became a member of the council for New England and its vice-president. He was also judge of the courts of Hampshire, England, in 1665, and in October was appointed viceadmiral of New England. He died, in London, in December, 1635, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Mason's heirs sold his rights in the province of New Hampshire in 1691 to Samuel Allan. Indian fighter; born in England in 1600; served as a soldier under Fairfax in the Netherlands, and was invited by that leader to join his standard in the civil war. He came to America in 1630, and was one of the first settlers of Dorchester. Captain Mason led the white and Indian troops against the Pequods near the Mystic in 1637 (see Pequod War), and was soon afterwards made major-general of the Connecticut forces, a post he held until his death in Norwich, Conn., in 1672. He was a magistrate from 1642 until 1668, and deputygovernor from 1660 to 1670. He went