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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 29 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 6 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Duane, James, 1733-1797 (search)
Duane, James, 1733-1797 Jurist; born in New York City, Feb. 6, 1733; inherited a large estate at the site of Duanesburg, which he began to settle in 1765. In 1759 he married a daughter of Col. Robert Livingston. He became an active patriot in the Revolution; was a member of the first Continental Congress (1774); also in Congress from 1780 to 1782; was in the Provincial Convention of New York in 1776-77; and was on the committee to draft the first constitution of that State. He returned to New York City in 1783, after the evacuation, and was the first mayor of that city after the Revolution. In 1783-84 he was a member of the council and State Senator, and in 1788 was a member of the convention of New York that adopted the national Constitution. From 1789 to 1794 he was United States district judge. He died in Duanesburg, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1797. Late in May, 1775, Judge Duane moved in Congress, in committee of the whole, the opening of negotiations in order to accommodate the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kidd, William 1650- (search)
services the Assembly of the province gave him $750 in 1691. In 1695 a company for the suppression of piracy by privateering was organized in England. Among the shareholders in the enterprise were King William III., the Earl of Bellomont, Robert Livingston, of New York, and other men of wealth and influence. One-tenth of all the booty gained by privateering was to be set aside for the King, and the rest was to be divided among the shareholders. A new ship, of 287 tons, was bought, and named the Adventure galley; and at the suggestion of Livingston, who was then in England, Captain Kidd was appointed her commander and admitted as a shareholder. His commission bore the royal seal and signature. On April 3, 1696, he sailed from Plymouth, and arrived at New York about July 4. With his ship well provisioned, and with a crew of 154 men and boys, he sailed for Madagascar, the chief rendezvous of the pirates who infested the India seas. In the course of a year or more rumors reache
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kingston, burning of (search)
ir James Wallace, bearing the whole of Sir Henry's land force, went up the river to devastate its shores. Sir Henry wrote a despatch to Burgoyne on a piece of tissue-paper, saying, We are here, and nothing between us and Gates, and enclosing it in a small, hollow bullet, elliptical in form, gave it to a messenger to convey to the despairing general. The messenger was arrested in Orange county as a spy. He swallowed the bullet, which an emetic compelled him to disgorge. The message was found and the spy was hanged. The marauding force, meanwhile, spread havoc and consternation along the shores. The legislature of the newly organized State of New York were then in session at Kingston. The marauders went thither and burned the village, Oct. 7, the legislature having escaped with their papers. Then they crossed over to the village of Rhinebeck Flats, and after destroying much property there, went up to Livingston's Manor and applied the torch. There they heard of Burgoyne's defeat.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Leisler, Jacob 1660- (search)
the fort. Bayard attempted to disperse them, but was compelled to fly for his life. A distinct line was soon drawn between the aristocrats, headed by Bayard, Livingston, and others, and the democrats, led by Leisler. The fort was seized, with the public money in it. Nicholson, Andros's lieutenant, demanded the money and was trnear the lower end of the present City Hall Park. A drizzly rain was falling. A sullen crowd of citizens were spectators of the sad scene. Among them were Robert Livingston and others of Leisler's bitter enemies. The prisoners protested their loyalty and innocence of the charge to the last. Milborne said on the scaffold, Roberrne said on the scaffold, Robert Livingston, for this I will implead thee at the bar of God! It was nothing less than a judicial murder. Some years afterwards the attainder which the crime with which they were charged had placed upon the victims was reversed by act of Parliament, and their estates were restored to their families.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Livingston, Robert 1634-1725 (search)
Livingston, Robert 1634-1725 Legislator; born in Ancrum, Scotland, Dec. 13, 1634; emigrated to America in 1673, first settling in Charlestown, Mass., and afterwards removing to Albany, N. Y. He possessed a bold, adventurous spirit, and was soon in public employment at Albany, where, in 1683, he married Alida, widow of Rev. Nicholas van Rensselaer, and daughter of Philip Pietersen van Schuyler. She brought him considerable wealth, with which he purchased a large landed estate on the east band eastward to the line between the States of New York and Massachusetts. The area widened as it extended eastward, so that, on its eastern boundary, the tract was nearly 20 miles in width. In 1686 Thomas Dongan, governor of New York, granted Livingston a patent for this domain, which comprised over 120,000 acres. It was the largest landed estate in the province, excepting that of Van Rensselaer. Five or six thousand acres of it were purchased for the use of the palatines who came over with G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, State of (search)
to 1757 James De LanceyJune 3, 1757to 1760 Cadwallader ColdenAug. 4, 1760to 1761 Robert MoncktonOct. 26, 1761 Cadwallader ColdenNov. 18, 1761 to1765 Sir Henry MooreNov. 18, 1765 to 1769 Cadwallader ColdenSept. 12, 1769 to 1770 John Lord DunmoreOct. 19, 1770 to 1771 William TryonJuly 9, 1771 to 1777 State governors. Name.Party.When Elected.Opponents.Party. George Clinton 1777 1780 1783 1786 1789 Robert Yates. 1792 John Jay. John Jay 1795 Robert YatesDem.-Rep. 1798 Robert Livingston. George Clinton1801 Stephen Van Rensselaer. Morgan LewisDem.-Rep 1804 Aaton Burr. Daniel D. Tompkins 1807 Morgan Lewis. 1810 Jonas Platt. 1813 Stephen Van Rensselaer. 1816 Rufus King. John Taylor1817 De Witt Clinton 1817Peter B. Porter. 1820Daniel D. Tompkins. Joseph C. Yates1822Solomon Southwick. De Witt Clinton 1824Samuel Young. 1826William B. Rochester. Nathaniel Pitcher Martin Van BurenDemocrat.1828Smith Thompson. Solomon Southwick Anti-masonic. Enos T. ThroopDem
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Palatines. (search)
urg, Orange co., N. Y., in the spring of 1709. In 1710 a larger emigration of Palatines to America occurred, under the guidance of Robert Hunter, governor of New York. These, about 3,000 in number, went farther up the Hudson. Some settled on Livingston's Manor, at Germantown, where a tract of 6,000 acres was bought from Livingston by the British government for their use. Some soon afterwards crossed the Hudson into Greene county and settled at West Camp; others went far up the Mohawk and settLivingston by the British government for their use. Some soon afterwards crossed the Hudson into Greene county and settled at West Camp; others went far up the Mohawk and settled the district known as the German Flats; while a considerable body went to Berks county, Pa., and were the ancestors of many patriotic families in that State. Among the emigrants with Hunter a violent sickness broke out, and 470 of them died. With this company came John Peter Zenger (q. v.) and his widowed mother, Johanna.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schuyler, Peter 1710-1762 (search)
swego with his regiment, one-half of which, including himself, was later captured. Subsequently he served with his regiment in the conquest of Canada. He died in Newark, N. J., March 7, 1762. Military officer; born in Albany, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1657; second son of Philip Pietersen Van Schuyler, the first of the name in America; entered public life when quite young, and enjoyed the confidence of his fellow-citizens. When, in 1686, Albany was incorporated a city, young Schuyler and Robert Livingston went to New York for the charter, and Schuyler was appointed the first mayor under it, which office he held eight years. In 1688 he was appointed major of the militia, and towards the close of the following year he was put in command of the fort at Albany. It was at about that time that Milborne attempted to take possession of the fort. He was successfully resisted by Schuyler and some Mohawk Indians. In 1691 Schuyler led an expedition that penetrated to La Prairie, near Montreal.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
rch 2, 1685 New York charter not confirmed by James II......1685 [No colonial assemblies under James II.] City of Albany incorporated; Peter Schuyler first mayor......July 22, 1686 Albany charter published......July 26, 1686 Robert Livingston secures the Indian title to the territory on the Hudson opposite Catskill to a point opposite Saugerties, and eastward to Massachusetts. Governor Dongan confirms his title by patent with manorial privileges. This territory embraced 160,24055 men, commissioned as a privateer against the French, and pirates in the Indian Ocean......Sept. 6, 1696 [This was something of a private enterprise. Some noblemen of the English ministry invested £ 6,000 in the undertaking. Kidd and Robert Livingston of New York were to have one-fifth of the proceeds.] Richard Coote, Earl of Bellomont, appointed to succeed Governor Fletcher in 1695; commissioned, 1697, reaches New York......April 2, 1698 John Nanfan, a kinsman of Governor Bellomon
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
, so far as he was able to introduce them at Harvard. Meanwhile there had arrived in this country several other bearers of influence from Latin countries. Peter Stephen DuPonceau (1760-1844) at the house of Beaumarchais in Paris met Baron Steuben, and came to America with him as secretary and aide de camp. Arriving in 1777, he received a captaincy in the American army and served until 1780, when bad health obliged him to give up active campaigning. For a while he was secretary to Robert Livingston, then in charge of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and after studying law he was in June, 1785, admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, where he had become a citizen. He rose to such eminence in his profession that he afterwards declined Jefferson's offer to appoint him Chief Justice of Louisiana and was able to retire early in life and devote himself to linguistics. From 1791 he was a member of the American Philosophical Society, to whose interests he gave much time and energy, and
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