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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
henomenal. From 1767 up to 1821, California being under Spanish rule, ten governors were appointed by that power. From 1822 until 1845, being under Mexican domination, her governors (twelve) were appointed from Mexico. From 1846 her governors have been as follows: California republic Governor. Name.Term. John C. Fremont 1846 Provisional or military governors under the United States. Name.Term. Corn. Robert F. Stockton1847 John C. Fremont1847 Gen. Stephen W. Kearny1847 Richard B. Mason1847 to 1849 Gen. Persifer F. Smith1849 Bennett Riley1849 State governors. Name.Term. Peter H. Burnett1849 to 1851 John McDougall1851 to 1852 John Bigler1852 to 1856 J. Neely Johnson1856 to 1858 John B. Weller1858 to 1860 Milton S. Latham1860 John G. Downey1860 to 1862 Leland Stanford1862 to 1863 Frederick F. Low1863 to 1867 Henry H. Haight1867 to 1871 Newton Booth1871 to 1875 Romnaldo Pacheco1875 William Irwin1875 to 1880 George C. Perkins1880 to 1883 George Stonema
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880 (search)
Child, Lydia Maria 1802-1880 Author; born in Medford, Mass., Feb. 11, 1802; educated in the common schools; began her literary career in 1819; and was noted as a supporter of the abolition movement. In 1859 she sent a letter of sympathy to John Brown, who was then imprisoned at Harper's Ferry, offering to become his nurse. This offer he declined, but requested her to aid his family, which she did. Governor Wise, of Virginia, politely rebuked her in a letter, and another epistle from Senator Mason's wife threatened her with eternal punishment. These letters with her replies were subsequently published and reached a circulation of 300,000. In 1840-43 she was editor of the National Anti-slavery standard. Her publications include The rebels; The first settlers of New England; Freedman's book; Appeal for that class of Americans called Africans; Miria, a romance of the republic, etc. She died in Wayland, Mass., Oct. 20, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
n Gabriel; decisive defeat of the Mexicans......Jan. 8-9, 1847 Los Angeles regained by the Americans......Jan. 10, 1847 Colonel Fremont assumes the civil government under commission from Commodore Stockton......Jan. 19, 1847 General Kearny, under instructions from the President, issues a proclamation from Monterey as governor, and directs Colonel Fremont to deliver in person, at Monterey, all public documents in his charge, which he does with hesitation......March 1, 1847 Col. Richard B. Mason appointed governor......May 31, 1847 First steamboat in California waters leaves San Francisco, reaching Sacramento in six days and seven hours......Nov. 28, 1847 Gold discovered near Coloma on Col. John Sutter's land, by James Wilson Marshall......Jan. 19, 1848 California and New Mexico ceded to the United States by treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Feb. 2, 1848; proclaimed in California......August, 1848 First emigrants from China, two men and one woman, arrive in the bark E