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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the national Constitution were ratified (Feb. 23, 1870), and on March 30, by act of Congress, the State was entitled to representation in Congress. On April 16 the government was transferred to the civil authorities. Population in 1890, 2,235,523; in 1900, 3,048,740. See Benton, Thomas H.; United States of America, Texas, in this volume. Presidents of republic. Samuel HoustoninauguratedOct. 22, 1836 M. B. LamarinauguratedDec. 10, 1838 Dr. Anson JonesinauguratedDec. 9, 1841 Samuel HoustoninauguratedDec. 13, 1841 State governors. J. P. Hendersonassumes officeFeb. 19, 1846 George T. Woodassumes officeDec. 21, 1847 P. Hansboro Bellassumes officeDec., 1849 E. M. Peaseassumes office1853 State governors—Continued. H. R. Runnelsassumes officeDec., 1857 Samuel Houstonassumes officeDec., 1859 Edward Clarkassumes officeMarch 20, 1861 F. R. Lubbockassumes officeDec., 1861 P. Hurrahassumes officeDec., 1863 A. J. Hamiltonassumes
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States, the frigate (search)
tes, arriving off New London Dec. 4, 1812. the Macedonian, in charge of Lieutenant Allen, arrived at Newport Harbor at about the same time. At the close of the month both vessels passed through Long Island Sound, and, on Jan. 1, 1813, the Macedonian was anchored in the harbor of New York, where she was greeted as a Newyear's gift. She comes with the compliments of the season from old Neptune, said one of the newspapers. The boys in the streets were singing snatches of a song: Then quickly met our nation's eyes, The noblest sight in nature, A first-rate frigate as a prize, Brought home by brave Decatur. Legislatures of States gave Decatur thanks, and two of them each gave him a sword. So, also, did the city of Philadelphia. The authorities of New York, in addition to a splendid banquet to Hull, Jones, and Decatur (Jan. 7, 1813), gave the latter the freedom of the city and requested his portrait for the City Hall. The national Congress thanked him and gave him a gold medal.
A large quantity of bacon and leather, en route for Virginia, and the property of speculators, was seized at the depot of the North Carolina Railroad, in Raleigh, on Wednesday. In the ranks of the "Baylard Guards" are three youthful sons of two ex- Presidents of the Republic of Texas; one son of Sam. Houston, and two sons of Anson Jones. The Atlanta Confederacy learns that Dr. J. W. Lewis, Superintendent of the State Road, has tendered his resignation, to take effect at an early day. The steamer V. K. Stevenson has been captured by the Federalists on Cumberland river, and taken to Cairo. She was loaded with pig metal. Capt. James Hamilton, of the Artillery Corps, C. S. A., died recently in Memphis, of sun-stroke. He was a native of Georgia. N. N. Flemming, Esq., has been elected Speaker of the North Carolina House of Commons, vice Mr. Dootch, elected Senator. Dr. John A. Jordan, a prominent and useful citizen of Arkansas, died at Little Rock on S