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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803 (search)
rrespondence in Massachusetts in 1772; and, when General Gage besought him to make his peace with the King, heand John Hancock were regarded as arch-rebels by General Gage, and he resolved to arrest them and send them togress, had tarried at Lexington on being informed of Gage's intention to arrest them on their return to Boston. They were at the house of Rev. Jonas Clarke, and Gage thought to surprise and capture them at midnight. Thewho should forthwith return to their allegiance, General Gage excepted Adams and Hancock, who were outlawed, a earnest promoter of the cause of freedom. When Governor Gage sought to bribe him to desist from his oppositio The latter said to Adams that he was authorized by Gage to assure him that he (the governor) had been empoweent. He also observed that it was the advice of Governor Gage to him not to incur the further displeasure of habandon the righteous cause of my country. Tell Governor Gage it is the advice of Samuel Adams to him no longe
husetts apprehended the melting-away of the army gathered at Cambridge unless a more efficient leader might be found, and, to avoid giving offence, they asked the Continental Congress to assume the regulation and direction of that army. Joseph Warren, in a private letter to Samuel Adams, wrote that the request was to be interpreted as a desire for the appointment of a new chief commander of all the troops that might be raised. Just then the news arrived of the approach of reinforcements for Gage, under Generals Clinton, Howe, and Burgoyne, and Congress felt the importance of acting promptly. At the suggestion of John Adams, the army was adopted as a continental one; and, at the suggestion of the New England delegation, Thomas Johnson. of Maryland, nominated George Washington, of Virginia, for commander-in-chief of the armies of the inchoate republic. He was elected (June 15, 1775) by unanimous vote, and on the following morning John Hancock, president of Congress, officially annou
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bollan, William, 1740-1776 (search)
America about 1740, and settled in Boston. He married a daughter of Governor Shirley, of Massachusetts, and was appointed collector of customs at Salem and Marblehead. In 1745 he was sent to England to solicit the reimbursement of more than $800,000 advanced by Massachusetts for the expedition against Cape Breton. He was successful ; and became agent for Massachusetts in 1762, but was dismissed. Being in England in 1769, he obtained copies of thirty-three letters written by Governor Bernard and General Gage, calumniating the colonists, and sent then to Boston. For this act he was denounced in Parliament. He strongly recommended the British government to pursue conciliatory measures towards the colonists in 1775: and in various ways, in person and in writing, he showed his warm friendship for the Americans. Mr. Bollan wrote several political pamphlets relating to American affairs: and in 1774 he presented. as colonial agent, a petition to the King in council. He died in 1776.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boston, (search)
he town of Boston without a hearing, contrary to natural right as well as the laws of civilized nations. The delegates from the eight towns were told that if Boston should pay for the tea the port would not be closed; but their neithbors held such a measure to be uncalled for under the circumstances, and the humiliating offer not worthy to be thought of. They nobly promised to join their suffering brethren in every measure of relief. Alarmed by warlike preparations everywhere in 1774, General Gage began to fortify Boston Neck, for the purpose of defence only, as he declared. The Neck was a narrow isthmus that connected the peninsula of Shawmut, on which Boston stood, with the mainland at Roxbury. He also removed the seat of government from Salem back to Boston. The work of fortifying went slowly on, for British gold could not buy the labor of Boston carpenters, though suffering from the dreadful depression, and workmen had to be procured elsewhere. Workmen and timber shipped at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bunker Hill, battle of. (search)
Bunker Hill, battle of. By reinforcements from England and Ireland, General Gage's army in Boston, at the close of May, 1775, was 10,000 strong. With the reinforcements came Gens. William Howe, n the military tactics of Europe, but little prepared for service in America. Thus strengthened, Gage issued a proclamation (June 12) of martial law, and offering pardon to all who should return to tw Hampshire troops were in the vicinity. It was made known to the committee of safety that General Gage had fixed upon the night of the 18th of June to sally out and take possession of and fortify mph went up from the redoubt. Some scattering shots had come from the houses at Charlestown; and Gage, infuriated by the repulse, gave orders to send combustibles into that village and set it on fire a British force in the field; and so unsatisfactory was the battle to the British ministry, that Gage was superseded in command by General Howe. The general impression at the time was that the battl
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burke, Edmund, 1730-1797 (search)
eputies sent to the colonies were lawyers. But all who read — and most do read — endeavour to obtain some smattering in that science. I have been told by an eminent bookseller, that in no branch of his business, after tracts of popular devotion, were so many books as those on the law exported to the plantations. The colonists have now fallen into the way of printing them for their own use. I hear that they have sold nearly as many of Blackstone's Commentaries in America as in England. General Gage marks out this disposition very particularly in a letter on your table. He states that all the people in his government are lawyers, or smatterers in law; and that in Boston they have been enabled, by successful chicane, wholly to evade many parts of one of your capital penal constitutions. The smartness of debate will say that this knowledge ought to teach them more clearly the rights of legislature, their obligations to obedience, and the penalties of rebellion. All this is mighty we
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cabinet, President's (search)
, 1864 Hugh McCullochMarch 7, 1865 George S. Boutwell March 11, 1869 William A. Richardson March 17, 1873 Benjamin H. Bristow June 4, 1874 Lot M. Morrill July 7, 1876 John Sherman March 8, 1877 William Windom March 5, 1881 Charles J. Folger Oct. 27, 1881 Walter Q. Gresham Sept.24, 1884 Hugh McCulloch Oct. 28, 1884 Daniel Manning March 6, 1886 Charles S. Fairchild April 1, 1887 William Windom March 5, 1889 Charles Foster Feb. 21, 1891 John G. Carlisle March.6, 1893 Lyman J. Gage March 5, 1897 March 5, 1901 Secretaries of War. Henry Knox Sept. 12, 1789 Timothy Pickering Jan. 2, 1795 James McHenryJan. 27, 1796 Samuel Dexter May 13, 1800 Roger Griswold Feb. 3, 1801 Henry Dearborn March 5, 1801 William Eustis March 7, 1809 John Armstrong Jan. 13, 1813 James Monroe Sept.27, 1814 William H. Crawford Aug. 1, 1815 George Graham Ad interim John C. Calhoun Oct. 8, 1817 James Barbour March 7, 1825 Peter B. Porter May 26, 1828 John H. Eaton March
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gage, Lyman Judson 1836- (search)
Gage, Lyman Judson 1836- Financier; born in De Ruyter, Madison co., N. Y., June 28, 1836; was educated at the Academy in Rome, N. Y.; entered the Oneida Central Bank when seventeen years old, and served as office-boy and junior clerk till 1855, when he removed to Chicago, where he was a clerk in a planing-mill in 1855-58. He then became a book-keeper in the Merchants' Loan and Trust Company, and was afterwards cashier. In 1868 he was made cashier, in 1882 vice-president, and in 1891 prer. In 1868 he was made cashier, in 1882 vice-president, and in 1891 president of the First National Bank of Chicago. He was the first president of the board of directors of the Lyman Judson Gage. World's Columbian Exposition; served three times as president of the American Bankers' Association; first president of the Chicago Bankers' Club; and twice president of the Civil Federation of Chicago. On March 5, 1897, he was appointed Secretary of the United States Treasury. See embargo acts.