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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anne, Queen, (search)
.) was annexed to England. under the old title of Nova Scotia, or New Scotland. The following year an expedition moved against Quebec. Sir Hovenden Walker arrived at Boston (June 25, 1711) with an English fleet and army, which were joined by New England forces; and on Aug. 15 fifteen men-of-war and forty transports, bearing about 7,000 men, departed for the St. Lawrence. Meanwhile. Nicholson had proceeded to Albany, where a force of about 4,000) men were gathered, a portion of them Iroquois Indians. These forces commenced their march towards Canada Aug. 28. Walker, like Braddock nearly fifty years later. haughtily refused to listen to experienced subordinates, and lost eight ships and about 1,000 men on the rocks at the mouth of the St. Lawrence on the night of Sept. 2. Disheartened by this calamity, Walker returned to England with the remainder of the fleet. and the colonial troops went back to Boston. On hearing of this failure, the land force marching to attack Montreal r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lacrosse. (search)
Indians used a much larger field than any used in the game as adopted by white ball-players. The ball, which is of rubber, should weigh not over four ounces nor measure more than eight inches in circumference. The theory of the game is merely that each side strives to send the ball through the goal of the other side, and the side that does this the most times within a specified period wins the match. The players on each side stand to certain fixed points. The ball must not be handled in any way; it must be picked up, carried, and thrown only by means of the crosse. This implement, as now used, is a bent stick covered with netting. As before indicated, the game has become very popular in the United States, and as an evidence of the skill which American players have attained in it, it may be stated that, on May 22, 1900, a student team of Stevens Institute of Technology, of Hoboken, N. J., defeated by a score of 6 to 4 the champion Canadian team of full-blooded Iroquois Indians.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus 1825-1893 (search)
to shock and shatter the political order of any community on earth. Mr. Chairman, but a short time since when it was proposed to admit the distant and sparsely settled Territory of New Mexico into our federal community of States, the distinguished gentleman from Massachusetts [Mr. Hoar], who addressed the House to-day so impressively and so earnestly, objected strenuously to the measure upon the ground that that feeble population of 120,000 inhabitants, largely composed of Mexicans and Indians, because they could not read or speak the English language, was disqualified to exercise the privileges of citizenship, and should not therefore be admitted into the community of American States. . . . Sir, but the other day a distinguished Senator from the coast made a most striking protest against the further immigration of Chinese into the community there, and still more recently both parties seemed to be vying with each other as to which should go furthest in preventing this admixtur
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lawson, John 1712- (search)
Lawson, John 1712- Historian; born in Scotland; came to America with the appointment of surveyor-general for North Carolina. He was the author of A New voyage to Carolina, containing the exact description and natural history of that country; and a Journal of a thousand miles travelled through several Nations of Indians, etc. He was killed by the Indians on Neuse River, N. C., in 1712.