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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peck, John Mason 1789-1858 (search)
Peck, John Mason 1789-1858 Clergyman; born in Litchfield, Conn., Oct. 31, 1789; was ordained in the Baptist Church in 1813; was an itinerant preacher in the West in 1817-26; settled in Rock Spring, Ill., in 1826. His publications include A guide for emigrants; Gazetteer of Illinois; New guide for emigrants to the West; Father Clark, or the pioneer preacher; and Life of Daniel Boone (in Sparke's American biography). He died in Rock Spring, Ill., March 15, 1858.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
entenced to be hanged June 30......Feb. 4, 1882 National memorial services in the hall of House of Representatives; James G. Blaine delivers a eulogy upon President Garfield......Feb. 27, 1882 Act passed for the apportionment, after March 3, 1883, of representation by the census of 1880, increasing the number of Representatives to 325......Feb. 28, 1882 Floods in the Mississippi Valley......February–March, 1882 In the criminal court of the District of Columbia, John W. Dorsey, John M. Peck, John R. Miner, Stephen W. Dorsey, M. C. Rerdell, Thomas J. Brady, William H. Turner, and J. L. Sanderson are indicted for frauds and conspiracy to defraud the government in bids for mail service on star routes......March 4, 1882 Edmunds's law, excluding bigamists and polygamists in the Territories from voting or holding office, passed......March 22, 1882 Engineer Melville finds the bodies of De Long and eleven of his men, near the mouth of the River Lena, Siberia......March 23, 188