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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Andrew 1579-1656 (search)
White, Andrew 1579-1656 Clergyman; born in London, England, presumably in 1579; was ordained a priest in 1605; became a Jesuit in 1609; accompanied Lord Baltimore to America in 1633; labored among the Piscataway and Patuxent Indians, and translated into the Indian language a catechism, grammar, and vocabulary. His publications include Extracts from the letters of missionaries; Narrative of travels in Maryland; Declaration to the colonies by Lord Baltimore. He died in London, England, Dec. 27, 1656.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William Henry, Fort, capture of (search)
William Henry, Fort, capture of Montcalm left Ticonderoga towards the close of July, 1757, with nearly 9,000 men, of whom about 2,000 were Indians, and moved against Fort William Henry, built by Sir William Johnson, at the head of Lake George. It was garrisoned by about 3,000 troops, under Colonel Munro, a brave English officer, who felt strong in his position because of the close proximity of 4,000 English troops, under General Webb, at Fort Edward, only 15 miles distant. Webb was Munro Montcalm's approaches; H, two intended batteries; I, place where Montcalm landed his artillery; K, Montcalm's camp, with the main body of the army; L, M. de Levy's camp—4, 1000 regulars and Canadians; M, M. de la Corne, with 1,500 Canadians and Indians; N, English encampment before the retrenchment was made; O, the bridge over the morass; P, the English retrenchment. Subsequently a hotel was built on its site. The fall of that fort caused greater alarm in the colonies than the loss of Oswe