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they remark: Within this bay the salvages say there are two rivers; the one whereof we saw (Mystic) having a fair entrance, but we had no time to discover it. Johnson says: The form of Charlestown, in the frontispiece thereof, is like the head, neck, and shoulders of a man; only the pleasant and navigable river of Mistick runs or self-denial. It seems that the land hereabouts was as rich and productive as in any of the neighboring states: nevertheless, it needed help from manure; and Johnson tells us, that in this region there was a great store of fish in the spring time, and especially alewives, about the largeness of a herring. Many thousand of the1645, we find the following order: No goatskins to be transported out of this jurisdiction, unless they be dressed, and made into gloves or some other garment. Johnson says the early inhabitants took moose, deer, beaver, and otter, in traps. They bent down a pole, which had a cord at its end, and a slip-noose; and, when the noo
poorer sort yet, for divers years. I am now, this 28th March, 1631, sealing my letters. Your Honor's old thankful servant, Thomas Dudley. The five undertakers were Governor Winthrop, Deputy Governor Dudley, Sir Richard Saltonstall, Isaac Johnson, Esq., and Mr. Revil. The settlement of the patent in New England meant the establishment of the government here. Hutchinson says: It is evident from the charter, that the original design of it was to constitute a corporation in England, ght of John Green6 acres. 1682, May 18.Bought of Alexander Stewart11 acres. 1682, May 29.Bought of M. Dady10 acres. 1682, Dec. 22.Bought of L. Hamond8 1/4 acres. 1684, June 8.Bought of Christopher Goodwin16 acres. 1684, Dec. 13.Bought of Isaac Johnson1 cow-common. 1685, June 20.Bought of Wm. Dady3 cow-commons. 1687, April 21.Bought of Wm. Dady3 acres. 1691, Oct. 5.Bought of Wm. Dady4 cow-commons. 1693, Aug. 20.Bought of J. Frost10 1/2 acres. 1694, May 17.Bought of J. Lynde8 3/4 acres.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Louisiana, (search)
of Louisiana. See United States, Louisiana, vol. IX. Territorial Governor. Name.Term. William C. C. Claiborne 1804 to 1812 State governors. William C. C. Claiborne1812 to 1816 James Villere 1816 to 1820 Thomas B. Robertson1820 1824 H. S. Thibodeaux1824 Henry Johnson1824 to 1828 Pierre Derbigny1828 to 1829 A. Beauvwis 1829 to 1830 Jacques Dupre1830 to 1831 Andre B. Roman1831 to 1834 Edward D. White1834 to 1838 Andre B. Roman1838 to 1841 Alexander Mouton1841 to 1845 Isaac Johnson1845 to 1850 Joseph Walker1850 to 1854 Paul O. Hebert1854 to 1858 Robert C. Wickliffe1858 to 1860 Thomas O. Moore1860 to 1863 Michael Hahn1864 Henry F. Allen1864 James M. Wells1864 to 1867 B. F. Flanders1867 to 1868 Henry C. Warmouth1868 to 1872 William Pitt Kellogg1872 to 1877 John McEnery1872 to 1877 Francis T. Nicholls1877 to 1880 Louis Alfred Wiltz 1880 to 1881 Samuel D. McEnery1881 to 1888 Francis T. Nicholls1888 to 1892 Murphy J. Foster 1892 to 1900 William W. Heard
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
Transfer of the Massachusetts colony's government from London to New England......August, 1629 John Winthrop chosen governor and Thomas Dudley lieutenant-governor of the Massachusetts colony......Aug. 20, 1629 Governor Winthrop, with Isaac Johnson and his wife, Lady Arbella Johnson, daughter of the Earl of Lincoln, sail from England in the Arbella for Massachusetts......April 8, 1630 Vessel arrives at Salem......June 12, 1630 Lady Arbella Johnson died......Aug. 30, 1630 Her husband, Isaac Johnson, died......Sept. 30, 1630 First general court met at Boston......Oct. 19, 1630 Seventeen ships, bringing about 1,500 emigrants, arrive in Massachusetts Bay and at Plymouth during the year ......1630 First church at Boston, third in order of time in the colony, gathered at Charlestown......July, 1630 Watertown settled by Sir Richard Saltonstall......1630 Roxbury settled by William Pynchon......1630 Newtown (now Cambridge) settled by Mr. Dudley, Mr. Bradstre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
63 Sherman's Meridan expedition leaves Vicksburg......Feb. 3, 1864 Forrest, Confederate, defeats Sturgis at Guntown......June 10, 1864 Upon the surrender of General Taylor to General Canby, Governor Clarke by proclamation recalls the State officers, with the archives, to Jackson, and convenes the legislature. He recommends a convention to repeal the ordinance of secession and remodel constitution......May 6, 1865 Judge William L. Sharkey appointed provisional governor by President Johnson, the federal government not recognizing Governor Clarke and the legislature......June 13, 1865 Amendments to the constitution of 1832 and ordinances adopted by a convention called by the provisional governor, which met at Jackson, Aug. 14, and completed its labors......Aug. 26, 1865 Law conferring civil rights upon freedmen......1865 Governor Clarke arrested and imprisoned at Fort Pulaski......1865 By reconstruction act Mississippi is placed in the 4th Military District und
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
for and 3,838 against......June 21, 1866 Act to admit Nebraska as a State is passed over a veto, upon the fundamental condition that within the State of Nebraska there should be no denial of the elective franchise or of any other right to any person by reason of race or color, except Indians not taxed ; the Nebraska legislature accepting these conditions......Feb. 8-9, 1867 Act admitting Nebraska accepted by legislature......Feb. 20, 1867 Nebraska admitted by proclamation of President Johnson......March 1, 1867 A band of Indians wreck a freight train by placing obstructions on the track, and murder all the train hands. General Augur sends a detachment of troops, who engage 500 Sioux Indians in battle at Plum Creek, near Omaha......Aug. 16, 1867 Seat of government removed from Omaha to a point in Lancaster county named Lincoln, in honor of President Lincoln......1867 Union Pacific Railroad, chartered by act of Congress, July 1, 1862, is opened for traffic......May
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, chapter 15 (search)
were thrown such bed-matters as were subject to take fire; and we heaved out our long-boats, and put up our waist-cloths, To protect the sides of the vessel. and drew forth our men, and armed them with muskets and other weapons, and instruments for fireworks; and, for an experiment, our captain shot a ball of wildfire, fastened to an arrow, out of a crossbow, which burnt in the water a good time. The Lady Arbella Lady Arbella Johnson, daughter of the Earl of Lincoln, and wife of Isaac Johnson, to whom the settlement of Boston was chiefly due. She died soon after her arrival. and the other women and children were removed into the lower deck, that they might be out of danger. All things being thus fitted, we went to prayer upon the upper deck. It was much to see how cheerful and comfortable all the company appeared. Not a woman or child that showed fear, though all did apprehend the danger to have been great, if things had proved as might well be expected; for there had been
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers, Index. (search)
204, 213, 225, 320, 333, 357. Virginia, 79, 184, 192,232,237,242, 251. Boats of, 24, 65, 183. Children of, 251. Ill-treatment of, by colonists, 11, 64, 124, 188, 219, 234, 307, 335. Kindness of, to colonists, 22, 61, 84, 101, 105 111, 180, 186, 234, 286. Mode of warfare of, 29, 92, 124, 270, 325. Religious ceremonies of, 242, 250. Taken to England, 57, 221, 257, 335. Village, 184. J. James I. (of England), 222. Jean, Francis, 163. John, Sagamore, 357. Johnson, Isaac, 356. Lady Arbella, 356. Jones, Master, 314, 319, 326, 332. Juet, Robert, 281, 300, 303. K. Karlsefni, 12-15. Kendall, George, 233. Kennebec River, Colony on, 222. King, Henry, 302. John, 299, 300. Kingsley, Henry, 72. Kohl's History of Discovery, 9, 98. Krieckebeck, Commander, 307. L. La Chere, 15s. La Grange, Monsieur, 162. La Vigne, Monsieur, 162. Lane, Master, Ralph, 189, 191. Laudonniere, Captain, Narrative of, 149-166. Le Beau, 166. L
e Jordan or Combahee, they came upon Port Royal entrance, Laudonniere, in Hakluyt, III. 373. The description is sufficiently minute and accurate; removing all doubt Before the geography of the country was well known, there was room for the error of Charlevoix, Nouv. Fr. i. 25, who places the settlement at the mouth of the Edisto, an error which is followed by Chalmers, 513. It is no reproach to Charlevoix, that his geography of the coast of Florida is confused and inaccurate. Compare Johnson's Life of Greene, i. 477. which seemed the outlet of a magnificent river. The greatest ships of France Chap. II.} 1562. and the argosies of Venice could ride securely in the deep water of the harbor. The site for a first settlement is apt to be injudiciously selected; the local advantages which favor the growth of large cities, are revealed by time. It was perhaps on Parris Island, that a monumental stone, engraved with the arms of France, was proudly raised; and as the company looked
But before following in the path which the ship of Magellan had thus far alone dared to pursue, Drake determined to explore the north-western coast of America, in the hope of discovering the strait which connects the oceans. With this view, he crossed the equator, sailed beyond the peninsula of California, and followed the continent to the latitude of forty-three degrees, corresponding to the latitude of the southern borders of New Hampshire. Course of Sir Francis Drake, Hak. III. 524; Johnson's Life of Drake. Here the cold seemed 1579. June. intolerable to men who had just left the tropics. Despairing of success, he retired to a harbor in a milder latitude, within the limits of Mexico; and, having refitted his ship, and named the country New Albion, he sailed for England, through the seas of Asia. Thus was the southern part of the Oregon territory first visited by Englishmen, yet not till after a voyage of the Spanish from Acapulco, commanded by 1542. Cabrillo, a Portuguese,
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