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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama. (search)
n Congress; and on July 14, 1868, the military relinquished to the civil authorities all legal control. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the national Constitution were ratified by Alabama, the latter Nov. 16, 1870. Population in 1890, 1,508,073; in 1900, 1,828,697. Governors of the Mississippi Territory. Including the present States of Alabama and Mississippi. Names.Term of office. Winthrop Sargent1799 to 1801 Wm. C. C. Claiborne1801 to 1805 Robt. Williams1805 to 1809 David Holmes1809 to 1817 Governor of the Territory of Alabama. Wm. Wyatt BibbMarch 1817 to Nov. 1819 Governors of the State of Alabama. Wm. Wyatt BibbNov. 1819 to July, 1820 Thomas BibbJuly, 1820 to Nov. 1821 Israel PickensNov. 1821 to Nov. 1825 John MurphyNov. 1825 to Nov. 1829 Gabriel MooreNov. 1829 to Mar. 1831 Saml. B. MooreMar. 1831 to Nov. 1831 John GayleNov. 1831 to Nov. 1835 Clement C. ClayNov. 1835 to July, 1837 Hugh McVayJuly, 1837 to Nov. 1837 Arthur P. BagbyNov. 1837 to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charter Oak, the (search)
slope of the Wyllys Hill, in Hartford, a beautiful elevation on the south side of Charter Oak Street, a few rods east from Main Street. The trunk was 25 feet in circumference near the roots. A large cavity, about 2 feet from the ground, was the place of concealment of the original charter of Connecticut from the summer of 1687 until the spring of 1689, when it was brought forth, and under it Connecticut resumed its charter government. In 1800 a daughter of Secretary Wyllys, writing to Dr. Holmes, the annalist, said of this tree: The first inhabitant of that name [Wyllys] found it standing in the height of its glory. Age seems to have curtailed its branches, yet it is not exceeded in the height of its coloring or the richness of its foliage. The cavity which was the asylum of our charter was near the roots, and large enough to admit a child. Within the space of eight years that cavity has closed, as if it had fulfilled the divine purpose for which it had been reared. This tre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
throp Sargent appointed May 10, 1798 William C. C. Claiborne appointed July 10, 1801 Robert Williams appointed 1804 David Holmesappointed March, 1809 State governors. David Holmes term begins Nov. 1817 George Poindexter term begins Nov. 1819 David Holmes term begins Nov. 1817 George Poindexter term begins Nov. 1819 Walter Leaketerm beginsNov. 1821 Lieut.-Gov. Gerard C. Brandon actingNov. 1825 David Holmesterm beginsNov. 1825 Gerard C. Brandonterm beginsNov. 1827 Abram W. Scott term beginsNov. 1831 Lieut.-Gov. Fountain Winston actingNov. 1833 Hiram G, RunDavid Holmesterm beginsNov. 1825 Gerard C. Brandonterm beginsNov. 1827 Abram W. Scott term beginsNov. 1831 Lieut.-Gov. Fountain Winston actingNov. 1833 Hiram G, Runnelsterm begins Jan. 1834 Charles Lynchterm beginsJan. 1836 Alexander G. McNutt, Democratterm beginsJan. 1838 Tilgham M. Tucker, Democratterm beginsJan. 1842 Albert G, Brown, Democratterm beginsJan. 1844 Joseph W. Matthews, Democratterm beginsJa States Senators. Name. No. of Congress. Term. Walter Leake 15th to 16th 1817 to 1820 Thomas H. Williams 15th 1817 David Holmes 16th to 18th 1820 to 1825 Powhatan Ellis 19th to 22d 1825 to 1832 Thomas B. Reed 19th to 20th 1826 to 1829 Robert H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alabama (search)
....1800 [Mobile not included, being under Spanish rule.] Congress provides a legislature for the Territory......1800 President Jefferson appoints William C. C. Claiborne, of Tennessee, governor......1801 Georgia cedes to the United States all between the 31st and the 35th parallels for $1,250,000......April 24, 1802 Congress extends the Mississippi Territory to 35° N.......1804 Robert Williams, of North Carolina, governor......1805 Madison county created......1808 David Holmes, of Virginia, governor......1809 Baldwin county created......1809 The three counties in what is now Alabama have 6,422 whites and 2,624 negroes......1810 Madison gazette started at Huntsville......1812 United States forces occupy Spanish west Florida, and the district east of Pearl River and south of 31° N. is added to the Mississippi Territory......1812-13 Spanish garrison at Fort Charlotte (Mobile) surrenders to the United States forces under General Wilkinson......April