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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Quakers. (search)
aptured by Sullivan in his expedition against the loyalist regiments on Staten Island, gave Congress the first proof of the general disaffection of the society. The Congress recommended the executives of the several colonies or States to watch their movements; and the executive council of Pennsylvania were earnestly exhorted to arrest and secure the persons of eleven of the leading men of that society in Philadelphia, whose names were given. It was done, Aug. 28, 1777, and John Fisher, Abel James, James Pemberton, Henry Drinker, Israel Pemberton, John Pemberton, John James, Samuel Pleasants, Thomas Wharton, Sr., Thomas Fisher, and Samuel Fisher, leading members, were banished to Fredericksburg, Va. The reason given by Congress for this act was that when the enemy were pressing on towards Philadelphia in December, 1777, a certain seditious publication, addressed To our Friends and Brethren in Religious Profession in these and the adjacent Provinces, signed John Pemberton, in and on
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
le......1849 Nevada included in the Territory of Utah by act......Sept. 9, 1850 Trading-post erected on land where Carson City now stands......1851 E. Allen and Hosea B. Grosch discover silver ore in Gold Cañon......1853 Carson City laid out in Eagle Valley by Abraham V. Z. Curry, who built a stone house there......1858 Chinese first introduced into Nevada to work on a mining-ditch at Gold Cañon......1858 Territorial enterprise started at Genoa by William L. Jernegan and A. James......Dec. 18, 1858 Penrod Comstock & Co. discover the socalled Comstock lode in Six-Mile Cañon......June 11, 1859 First settlement on the site of Reno made by C. W. Fuller......1859 A constitution for the unorganized Territory of Nevada, prepared in July, is adopted by the people......Sept. 7, 1859 First pony express reaches Carson Valley in eight and a half days from St. Joseph, Mo. The news by it is telegraphed to San Francisco and published there in nine days from New York...