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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, State of (search)
; to erect courts of judicature, and appoint civil judges, magistrates, and other officers; to erect forts, castles, cities, and towns; to make war, and, in cases of necessity, to exercise martial law; to construct harbors, make ports, and enjoy custodies and subsidies on goods loaded and unloaded, by consent of the freemen. The charter granted freedom in religious worship, and so made Carolina an asylum for the persecuted. Ten years before, a few Presbyterians from Jamestown, under Roger Green, suffering persecution there, settled on the Chowan, near the site of Edenton. Other non-Conformists (q. v.) followed. The New England hive of colonists had begun to swarm, and some Puritans appeared in a vessel in the Cape Fear River (1661) and bought lands of the Indians. They were planting the seeds of a colony, when news reached them that Charles II. had given the whole region to eight of his courtiers, and called it Carolina. Nearly all of the New-Englanders left. Governor Berk
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
confronting the angry giant in complete steel, this solitary evangelist—to make Christians of 20,000,000 of people! I am not exaggerating. You know, older men, who can go back to that period; I know that when one, kindred to a voice that you have heard to-day, whose pathway Garrison's bloody feet had made easier for the treading, when he uttered in a pulpit in Boston only a few strong words, injected in the course of a sermon, his venerable father, between seventy and eighty years, was met the next morning and his hand shaken by a much-moved friend. Colonel, you have my sympathy. I cannot tell you how much I pity you. What, said the brusque old man, what is your pity? Well, I hear your son went crazy at Church Green yesterday. Such was the utter indifference. At that time bloody feet had smoothed the pathway for other men to tread. Still, then and for years afterwards, insanity was the only kind-hearted excuse that partial friends could find for sympathy with such a madman
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
ee. It lies between lat. 33° 50′ and 36° 33′ N., and between long. 75° 27′ and 84° 20′ W. Area, 52,250 square miles, in ninety-six counties. Population, 1890, 1,617,947; 1900, 1,893,810. Capital, Raleigh. For first exploration of coast, see colony of Virginia, 1584-90. John Porey, secretary of the colony of Virginia, explores the country to the Chowan River......1622 Charles I. grants a patent for all the territory between lat. 36° and 31° N. to Sir Robert Heath......1629-30 Roger Green, with colonists from Virginia, settles on the Roanoke and the Chowan rivers......July, 1653 Chief of the Yeopim Indians grants to George Durant land in Perquimans county......1662 Charles II. grants to the Earl of Clarendon and seven others territory extending westward from the Atlantic Ocean between lat. 31° and 36°, which they call Carolina......March 20, 1663 Berkeley, governor of Virginia, visits Carolina, organizes a government for the northern part, calling it Alb
in Maryland, 1652 still cherished a fondness for discovery; and the sons of Governor Yeardley Thurloe, II. 273, 274. Letter of Francis Yeardley to John Farrar. wrote to England with exultation, that the northern country of Carolina had been explored by Virginians born. We are not left to conjecture, who of the inhabit- Chap. XIII.} ants of Nansemund of that day first traversed the intervening forests and came upon the rivers that flow into Albemarle Sound. The company was led by Roger Green, and his services were rewarded by the 1653. July. grant of a thousand acres, while ten thousand acres were offered to any hundred persons who would plant on the banks of the Roanoke, or on the south side of the Chowan and its tributary streams. Hening, i. 380, 381. These conditional grants seem not to have taken effect; yet the enterprise of Virginia did not flag; and Thomas Dew, 1656. Dec. once the speaker of the assembly, formed a plan for exploring the navigable rivers still furt
the events that Lambeth Mss. 1025 followed were not a violent passion of the rabble, but a long-contrived piece of wickedness. There is a general buzzing among the people, April 16. great with expectation of their old charter, or they know not what; such was the ominous message of Andros to Brockholt, with orders that the soldiers should be ready for action. About nine o'clock of the morning of the 18th, just as April 18. George, the commander of the Rose frigate, stepped on shore, Green and the Boston ship-carpenters gathered about him, and made him a prisoner. The town took the alarm. The royalist sheriff endeavored to quiet the Chap XVII.} 1689 multitude; and at once the multitude arrested him. They next hastened to the major of the regiment, and demanded colors and drums. He resisted; they threatened. The crowd increased; companies form under Nelson, Foster, Waterhouse, their old officers; and already at ten they seize Bullivant, Foxcroft, and Ra- Lambeth Mss 1025