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wing May......Nov. 29, 1690 Indians failing to meet President Danforth as agreed at Wells on May 1, he returns to York and sends a reinforcement to Wells. Shortly after their arrival they are attacked by 200 Indians, whom they repulse......June 9, 1691 Charter of William and Mary, or the Provincial charter, passes the seals and receives royal sanction, and the province of Maine is united with the royal province of Massachusetts Bay......Oct. 7, 1691 Two hundred Indians, led by Canadian French, assault York on the Agamenticus River. The inhabitants find shelter in the garrisoned houses and repulse the enemy, who retire after burning the town and killing and capturing about half of the people......Feb. 5, 1692 Eight representatives from Maine appear in the Massachusetts House of Representatives at its first session......June 8, 1692 Five hundred French and Indians under Burneffe attack Wells, defended by a small garrison and two sloops, which had just arrived in the har
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
near Newtown Corners, afterwards called Nonantum, or place of rejoicing ......Oct. 28, 1646 Thomas Morton, of Merry Mount, dies at Agamenticus, Me......1646 Law passed requiring every township which contained fifty householders to have a school-house and employ a teacher; and each town containing 1,000 freeholders a grammar school......1647 Epidemic visits New England, which took them like a cold and a light fever with it ; it extended throughout the country among Indians, English, French, and Dutch; among those who died of it were Mr. Thomas Hooker, of Hartford, and Mrs. Winthrop, wife of the governor, and over fifty others in Massachusetts......June 14, 1647 Samuel Gorton, after the second banishment from Massachusetts, 1644, proceeds to England to obtain redress; this he partially obtains, and, returning again, settles at Shawomet, which he now names Warwick, after the Earl of Warwick, who had assisted him......1648 Margaret Jones, of Charlestown, indicted for a witc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
tion from Carolina, under Governor Moore and Colonel Daniel, besieges St. Augustine. Two Spanish vessels appearing in the harbor, Governor Moore raises the siege after burning the town......September, 1702 First issue of paper money in America made by Carolina to meet £ 6,000, expenses of the expedition against Florida......September, 1702 Carolina troops, under Governor Moore, make an expedition against the Indian towns of northern Florida......January, 1703 Combined expedition of French, under Le Feboure, and the Spanish, made upon Charleston, proves fruitless......August, 1706 South Carolina troops attack and defeat the Tuscaroras on the Neuse, with a loss to the Indians of more than 300 killed and 100 captured......Jan. 28, 1712 An incipient civil war breaks out in Carolina in 1710, between Colonel Broughton, one of three deputies of the lords proprietors, and Robert Gibbes, the proclaimed governor. The controversy being referred to the proprietors, they appoint Ch