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ntributed its full share of men and supplies in support of the government. In 1872 a Swedish colony was planted on the Aroostook, at a place called New Sweden, where, in one year, about 600 Swedes, aided by the State, had settled upon 20,000 acres of land. They have their own municipal organization and schools, in which one of the chief studies is the English language. See United States, Maine, in vol. IX. governors. (Prior to 1820 Maine was a part of Massachusetts.) Name.Term. William King1820 to 1821 William D. Williamson1821 Albion K. Parris1822 to 1826 Enoch Lincoln1827 to 1829 Nathan Cutler1829 Jonathan G. Hutton1830 to 1831 Samuel Emerson Smith1831 to 1833 Robert P. Dunlap1834 to 1837 Edward Kent1838 to 1839 John Fairfield1839 to 1840 Edward Kent1840 to 1841 John Fairfield1841 to 1843 Edward Kavanagh1843 to 1844 Hugh J. Anderson1844 to 1847 John W. Dana1847 to 1850 John Hubbard1850 to 1853 William G. Crosby1853 to 1855 Anson P. Morrill1855 to 1856 Sam
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Menendez de Aviles, Pedro 1519- (search)
ed St. Augustine (q. v.). Marching overland, he attacked and captured the French Fort Carolina, putting nearly the whole of the garrison to death. Only seventy of the colonists escaped, and some of the prisoners were hanged. Ribault's ships that went out to drive Menendez from St. Augustine were wrecked, and a portion of the crew, with Ribault, falling into the Menendez's expedition on its way to the New world. De Gourgues avenging the massacre of the Huguenots by Menendez. hands of the Spaniards, were nearly all put to death. These outrages were avenged by a Frenchman named De Gourgues. In 1570 Menendez sent a colony of Jesuits to establish a mission near Chesapeake Bay. They were massacred by Indians. In 1572 he explored the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay, and was preparing to colonize that region, when his King appointed him commander of a fleet against the Low Countries. While preparing for this expedition he died, in Santander, Sept. 17, 1574. See Florida; Huguenots.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
Mississippi, The first Europeans who traversed this region were De Soto and his companions. They made no settlements. La Salle discovered the river in 1682, and took formal possession of the country it watered in the name of his King. In 1716 the French erected a fort on the site of Natchez. The colonies planted there grew slowly until New Orleans was founded, when many settlers were attracted to the Mississippi River; but hostile Indians suppressed rapid growth, and it was not until after the creation of the Territory of Mississippi, April 7, 1798, that the population became numerous. The boundaries of the Territory at first included all of Alabama north of the 31st parallel. In 1817 Mississippi was admitted into the Union as a State. A new constitution was adopted in 1832. In November, 1860, the legislature, in extraordinary session, provided for an election of delegates to a convention to be held on Jan. 7, 1861, to consider the subject of secession. That convention pa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Simmons, Franklin 1842- (search)
t upon the country, and Mr. Simmons sought the field of operations, not as a soldier, but as a commemorator of the leading soldiers and statesmen of the day. During several years spent in Philadelphia and Washington, some thirty generals and statesmen sat to him for their busts, among them Lincoln, Grant, Sheridan, Meade, Seward, and Chase, which gave great satisfaction. Having received a commission from the State of Rhode Island to make a statue of Roger Williams for the Capitol at Washington, he went to Rome, where he has since resided. He has also made for the national Capitol a statue of William King, of Maine, and a G. A. R. monument of General Grant, and for the Iowa Circle in Washington an equestrian monument of General Logan. His other works include a second statue of Williams for the city of Providence, R. I.; ideal statues of the Mother of Moses; Abdiel, the Israelite woman; Viewing the promised land; The hymn of praise, etc. He was knighted by the King of Italy in 1898.
ne 19, 1819 Under separation act, after an election in July, and the proclamation of the governor, Aug. 24, a convention of 269 delegates at Portland elects William King president, and appoints a committee of thirty-three to report a constitution......Oct. 11, 1819 Congress admits Maine into the Union; capital, Portland......March 3, 1820 Within seventeen months Governor King, commissioner under the Spanish treaty, resigns his office to Mr. Williamson, president of the Senate, who six months after, being elected to Congress, surrenders it to Mr. Ames, speaker of the House. The president of the next Senate was Mr. Rose, who acted as governor one da Senator Lot M. Morrill, Secretary of United States Treasury......June. 1876 Fifty-two Swedes in New Sweden are naturalized......1876 Marble statue of Gen. William King, first governor of Maine, presented to the United States government and placed in Statuary Hall, Washington, January, 1878 State Greenback Convention held
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
along the coast north for 200 miles, and south the same distance, and from sea to sea (Atlantic to the Pacific)......May 23, 1609 Royal license given to William Claiborne, one of the council and secretary of state of the colony in Virginia, by King Charles to trade in all seas and lands in those parts of the English possessions in America for which there is not already a patent granted, and giving Claiborne power to direct and govern such of the King's subjects as shall be under his commandto the place which he should settle, on the south side of the Patuxent, with a colony he was transporting to Maryland......Sept. 20, 1649 During the temporary absence of Governor Stone, Thomas Greene, the deputy governor, proclaims Charles II. King, and grants a general pardon......Nov. 15, 1649 Settlement at Providence organized into a county called Anne Arundel......July 30, 1650 Act passed by the Assembly punishing by death and confiscation of property any compliance with Claiborne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
British Parliament passes two acts virtually repealing the charter of Massachusetts. One, entitled An act for the better regulating the government of Massachusetts Bay, and the other, an act for the more impartial administration of justice in said province. Both bills pass Parliament and are approved......May 20, 1774 Port bill goes into effect......June 1, 1774 Gov. Thomas Hutchinson embarks for England, forever leaving the country which gave him birth......June 1 1774 Fourth, or King's, Regiment and the 49th of his Majesty's forces land at Boston......June 14, 1774 Fifth and 38th arrive......July 5, 1774 Fifty-ninth arrives......Aug. 6, 1774 First Continental Congress meets at Philadelphia......Sept. 5, 1774 [Delegates from Massachusetts were Thomas Cushing, James Bowdoin, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Robert Treat Paine.] Powder seized by British troops at Charlestown; about thirteen tons......Sept. 1, 1774 Governor Gage erects fortifications on the nec
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
sworth and Durham, and between Exeter and Hampton......September, 1675 Four hundred Indians captured by strategy at Dover. Seven or eight are put to death, 200 discharged, and the balance sold in foreign parts as slaves......Sept. 7, 1676 King's bench decided that Massachusetts had no jurisdiction over New Hampshire and Mason's heirs none within the territory they claimed. To establish Mason's title, the King makes New Hampshire a distinct province, with John Cutts, of Portsmouth, presshipped to Halifax, Jan. 25, 1774. A second cargo consigned to Parry arriving, the people attack his house, and quiet is only restored by sending of the vessel to Halifax......Sept. 8, 1774 Town committee of Portsmouth, hearing of the order by King in council prohibiting exportation of gunpowder to America, seize the garrison at Fort William and Mary, and carry off 100 barrels of gunpowder, Dec. 11: next day they remove fifteen cannon, with small-arms and warlike stores......Dec. 12, 1774
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
w York ask advice from Congress how to deal with the British troops expected in the city, and the military stores captured at Ticonderoga......May, 1775 Richard Montgomery commissioned brigadier-general by Congress......June 22, 1775 Congress orders Captain Lamb to remove the cannon from the fort at New York to the Highlands; twenty-four pieces secured......Aug. 23, 1775 [English ship Asia, lying in the harbor, attempted in vain to prevent this. Alexander Hamilton, then a student in King's (Columbia) College, assisted in securing the cannon.] Col. Ethan Allen taken prisoner with thirty-eight men by the British near Montreal......Sept. 25, 1775 Montreal captured by Gen. Richard Montgomery......Nov. 13, 1775 General Montgomery attempts the capture of Quebec; he is killed and the Americans repulsed......Dec. 31, 1775 On the news of the Declaration of Independence, the leaden statue of the King of England in New York is made into 42,000 bullets......July 6, 1776 No
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
es, the proclaimed governor. The controversy being referred to the proprietors, they appoint Charles Craven governor......1712 Fort Nahucke, Greene co., N. C., garrisoned by 800 Tuscarora Indians, captured by Col. James Moore, of South Carolina......March 20, 1713 Yamassee Indians, incited by the Spaniards, massacre ninety colonists at Pocotaligo......April 15, 1715 Governor Craven defeats the Indians on the Salkehatchie. In this war 400 South Carolinians are massacred......1715 King in council so advising, proprietors repeal the duty of 10 per cent. on all goods of British manufacture, and also the act regulating elections and that enabling the Assembly to nominate a public receiver......1717 Governor and council impeach the administration of Chief-Justice Trott. The proprietors uphold Trott, and order the governor to publish at once the repeal of the late popular acts of the legislature, and to convene a new council and a new Assembly......1718 Steed Bonnett and
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