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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), America, discovery of. (search)
ng a great lake in the middle. The island was inhabited by great abundance of people, who ran down to the shore filled with wonder and admiration at the sight of the ships, which they conceived to be some unknown animals. The Christians were not less curious to know what kind of people they had fallen in with, and the curiosity on both sides was soon satisfied, as the ships soon came to anchor. The admiral went on shore with his boat well armed, and having the royal standard of Castile and Leon displayed, accompanied by the commanders of the other two vessels, each in his own boat, carrying the particular colours which had been allotted for the enterprize, which were white with a green cross and the letter F. on one side and on the other the names of Ferdinand and Isabella crowned. The whole company kneeled on the shore and kissed the ground for joy, returning God thanks for the great mercy they had experienced during their long voyage through seas hitherto unpassed, and their no
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), El Molino del Rey, capture of. (search)
ormer was used (1847) as a cannon foundry by the Mexicans, and the latter was a depository of gunpowder. Both were armed and strongly garrisoned. General Scott, at Tacubaya, ascertained that Santa Ana, while negotiations for peace were going on, had sent church-bells out of the city to be cast into cannon, and he determined to seize both of these strong buildings and deprive the Mexicans of those sources of strength. He proposed to first attack El Molino del Rey, which was commanded by General Leon. The Mexican forces at these defences were about 14,000 strong, their left wing resting on El Molino del Rey, their centre forming a connecting line with Casa de Mata and supported by a field-battery, and their right wing resting on the latter. To the division of General Worth was intrusted the task of assailing the works before them. At three o'clock on the morning of Sept. 8 (1847) the assaulting columns moved to the attack, Garland's brigade forming the right wing. The battle began
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Isabella, 1451- (search)
Isabella, 1451- Queen of Castile and Leon; born in Madrigal, Old Castile, April 23, 1451; lived in retirement with her mother, a daughter of John II., of Portugal, until her twelfth year. At the age of eleven years she was betrothed to Carlos,robably from the effects of poison. Henry now made an arrangement by which Isabella was recognized as heir to Castile and Leon, with the right to choose her own husband, subject to the King's approval. She chose Ferdinand, Prince of Aragon, who sigge contract at Cervera, Jan. 7, 1469, guaranteeing to his betrothed all the essential rights of sovereignty in Castile and Leon. King Henry, offended because his sister would not marry the King of Portugal, sent a force to seize her person. She esc69, in the cathedral there. Civil war ensued. The King died late in 1474, and Isabella was declared Queen of Castile and Leon; but her authority was not fully recognized until after a war with the King of Portugal, who was affianced to Juana, the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Texas, (search)
State of Texas, The first European settlement made in Texas was by La Salle, in 1685, by accident. In 1689 Captain De Leon, a Spanish officer, was sent to drive out the French. He found them scattered, and the next year he returned with 110 men and some friars, and on the site of a fort built by La Salle, on Matagorda Bay, established a Spanish mission. A Spanish governor, with troops, was State seal of Texas. sent thither in 1691, but Indian hostilities and menaces of famine caused the settlement to be abandoned in 1693. In 1714 the French again attempted to plant settlements in Texas, under the direction of Crozat, of Louisiana. Soon afterwards (1715) Spanish missions were planted at various points in the present domain of Texas; the name of New Philippines was given to the country, and a governorgeneral was appointed. The Indians slaughtered the people at some of the missions, and in 1765 there were not more than 750 white inhabitants in Texas. Texas was a part of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
gtonJune 16, 1852 Roumania: Convention of ConsularBucharestJune 5-17, 1881 Convention of Navigation, fishery, boundarySt. PetersburgApril 5-17, 1824 Russia: Treaty of Navigation and commerceSt. PetersburgDec. 6-18, 1832 Convention of Rights of neutralsWashingtonJuly 22, 1854 Treaty of Cession of Russian possessionsWashingtonMar. 30, 1867 Addition to treaty of 1832WashingtonJan. 27, 1868 Treaty of ExtraditionWashingtonApril 21, 1893 San Salvador: Treaty of Amity, navigation, commerceLeonJan. 2, 1850 Convention of ExtraditionSan SalvadorMay 23, 1870 Treaty of Amity, commerce, consular privilegesSan SalvadorDec. 6, 1870 Samoan Islands: Treaty of Friendship and commerceWashingtonJan. 17, 1878 Sardinia: Treaty of Commerce and navigationGenoaNov. 26, 1838 Saxony: Convention of Abolition of droit d'aubaineBerlinMay 14, 1845 Siam: Treaty of Amity and commerceBankokMar. 20, 1833 Treaty of Friendship, commerce, etc.BankokMay 29, 1856 Regulating liquor traffic in SiamWashin
51′ and 36° 30′ N., and long. 93° 27′ and 106° 40′ W. Area, 265,780 square miles. Population, 1890, 2,235,523; 1900, 3,048,710. Capital, Austin. Robert Cavalier de La Salle, sailing from France with four ships, July 24, 1684, fails to discover the mouth of the Mississippi and lands near the entrance to Matagorda Bay......Feb. 18, 1685 La Salle builds Fort St. Louis on the Lavaca......July, 1685 La Salle murdered by two followers near the Neches River......March 30, 1687 Captain De Leon, sent from Mexico against French settlers at Fort St. Louis, on the Lavaca River, finds it deserted......April 22, 1689 Spanish mission of San Francisco at Fort St. Louis established......1690 Don Domingo Teran de los Rios appointed governor of Coahuila and Texas......1691 San Antonio founded......1693 H. St. Denis sent out by Lamothe Cadillac, governor of Louisiana, to open commercial relation with Mexico, reaches the mission of St. John the Baptist, on the Rio Grande,