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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
elieved at his own request......1667 Governor Nicolls leaves New York......Aug. 17, 1668 Col. Francis Lovelace governor......Aug. 28, 1668 Staten Island adjudged to New York......1668 Twenty whales captured in New York Harbor during spring of......1669 Name Kingston given to Esopus......Sept. 25, 1669 La Salle, Dollier, and Galinee explore lakes Ontario and Erie; possession taken for France......1669 Staten Island purchased from the Indians......April 13, 1670 Katherine Harrison, widow, banished from Weathersfield, Conn., for witchcraft, comes to Westchester. Citizens complain, but the court of assizes directs her release. She is obliged to leave......August, 1670 George Fox, the Quaker, visits Long Island......1672 Monthly post between New York and Boston; first post messenger......Jan. 22, 1673 Dutch fleet of seven vessels, with 1,600 men, arrives off Sandy Hook. The Dutch of New York welcome their countrymen......Aug. 7, 1673 Dutch fire on Fo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
elected May 14, 1889, under proclamation of the governor in April; convention meets at Bismarck July 4, adopts a constitution, provides for a division of the territorial indebtedness and property, and locates the capital of North Dakota permanently at Bismarck......July, 1889 Constitution ratified by 27,441 to 8,107. The article prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors is adopted by 18,552 to 17,393, and the Republican State ticket elected......Oct. 1, 1889 President Harrison proclaims North Dakota admitted......Nov. 2, 1889 First legislative session of the State meets at Bismarck......Nov. 19, 1889 Agricultural college established at Fargo by act of legislature......1890 State normal schools established at Valley City and Mayville......1890 Acts requiring the United States flag to be displayed throughout each day on all public State institutions, and making 7 per cent. the legal rate of interest; legislature adjourns......March 18, 1890 Tato
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Witchcraft, New York (search)
Witchcraft, New York In 1665 Ralph Hill and his wife Mary were arrested for witchcraft and sorcery; they were tried by a jury, which included Jacob Leisler, afterwards governor, and acquitted, the jury finding nothing considerable against them. The event created but little excitement. In 1670, however, the case of Katherine Harrison led to complications between the judiciary and the people. She was a widow, who on being banished from Weathersfield, Conn., as a witch, settled in Westchester. As soon as her antecedents became known, a formal complaint was lodged against her, and she was taken before the court of assizes for examination. There nothing could be proven against her, and she was, accordingly, released from restraint. Her neighbors, however, were not satisfied with the decision of the court, and took such means of showing their resentment that she was compelled to seek a home elsewhere. This was probably the earliest case in the colonies of what is now known as
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wood, Eleazar Derby 1783- (search)
Wood, Eleazar Derby 1783- Military officer; born in New York City, in 1783; was instructed at West Point, and was one of the earlier graduates in the corps of engineers. He was an engineer in Harrison's campaign in 1813, and was brevetted major for his gallantry in the defence of Fort Meigs, of which he had been chief in its construction. In the autumn of 1813 he was General Harrison's adjutantgeneral, and distinguished himself in the battle of the Thames. For his services in the battle in its construction. In the autumn of 1813 he was General Harrison's adjutantgeneral, and distinguished himself in the battle of the Thames. For his services in the battle of Lundy's Lane, or Niagara, he was brevetted lieutenant-colonel. He was distinguished at Fort Erie, where he lost his life in a sortie, Sept. 17, 1814. Colonel Wood was much beloved by General Brown, who caused a handsome marble monument to be erected to his memory at West Point. Colonel Wood's monument at West Point.