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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bowyer, Fort, attack it upon. (search)
ly twenty guns, nearly all of them 12-pounders. It was the chief defence of Mobile; and in it Jackson, on his return from Pensacola, placed Maj. William Lawrence and 130 men. On Sept. 12, 1814, a British squadron appeared off Mobile Point with land troops, and very soon Lieutenant-Colonel Nichols appeared in rear of the fort with a few marines and 600 Indians. The squadron consisted of the Hermes, twenty-two guns; Sophia, eighteen; Caron, twenty; and Anaconda, eighteen--the whole under Captain Percy, the commander of a squadron of nine vessels which Jackson drove from Pensacola Bay. By a skilful use of his cannon, Lawrence dispersed parties who tried to cast up intrenchments and sound the channel. Early in the afternoon of the 15th the British began an attack on land and water. The garrison adopted as the signal for the day Don't give up the fort. A fierce and general battle ensued, and continued until half-past 5 o'clock, when the flag of the Hermes was shot away. Lawrence cea
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Percy, George -1632 (search)
Percy, George -1632 Born in Syon House, England, Sept. 4, 1586; succeeded Capt. John Smith as governor of Virginia in 1610. He was the author of A history of the plantations of the Southern Colonie of Virginia, which is a history of the voyage and all their explorations during the first year of the existence of the colony. He died in England in March, 1632.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, John 1579-1632 (search)
rom an old print.) greatly renowned, he sailed for America, Dec. 19, 1606, with Capt. Christopher Newport, who commanded three vessels that bore 105 emigrants. He was accompanied by Gosnold, Edward Maria Wingfield (one of the London Company), George Percy, Rev. Robert Hunt, and other men of property. The voyage was by the southern route, and was long and tedious. Captain Smith's conduct on shipboard was boastful and arrogant, and quarrels with him were frequent. At the Canaries, Wingfield c, that the idle and vicious might be employed. In the autumn of 1609 he was on the James River in a boat, when an explosion of gunpowder so wounded him that he was compelled to go to England for surgical treatment, delegating his authority to George Percy, a brother of the Duke of Northumberland. He never returned to Virginia. His labors there had been disinterested. Brave, honest, and true, he won the imperishable honor of being the first permanent planter of men of the Saxon race on the so
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
at the same time: and in January, 1870, Virginia was admitted to representation in the Congress. On Jan. 26, 1870, General Canby, in command of the department, formally transferred the government to the civil authorities. Population in 1890, 1,655,980; in 1900, 1,854,184. See United States, Virginia, in vol. IX. governors under the colonial government. Presidents of the council. Name.Term. Edward Maria Wingfield1607 John Ratcliffe1607 to 1608 Capt. John Smith1608 to 1610 George Percy1610 to 1611 Governors. Lord Delaware1611 Sir Thomas Dale1611 Sir Thomas Gates1611 to 1614 Sir Thomas Dale1614 to 1616 George Yeardley1616 to 1617 Samuel Argall1617 to 1619 Sir George Yeardley1619 to 1621 Sir Francis Wyatt1621 to 1626 Sir George Yeardley1626 to 1627 Francis West1627 to 1629 John Potts1629 John Harvey1629 to 1635 John West1635 to 1636 John Harvey1636 to 1639 Sir Francis Wyatt1639 to 1641 Sir William Berkeley1641 to 1652 Richard Bennett1652 to 1655 Edwar
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 2: the first colonial literature (search)
case it is admirable writing, flexible, sensitive, shrewdly observant. Whitaker, the apostle of Virginia, mingles, like many a missionary of the present day, the style of an exhorter with a keen discernment of the traits of the savage mind. George Percy, fresh from Northumberland, tells in a language as simple as Defoe's the piteous tale of five months of illness and starvation, watched by those wild and cruel Pagans. John Pory, of the strong potations, who thinks that good company is the son of the two races and the doom of the native. The noble savage note may be found in John Rolfe, the husband of Pocahontas, with whom, poor fellow, his best thoughts are so intangled and enthralled. Other Virginians, like Smith, Strachey, and Percy, show close naturalistic observation, touched with the abounding Elizabethan zest for novelties. To Alexander Whitaker, however, these naked slaves of the devil were not so simple as some have supposed. He yearned and labored over their souls,
tre-mer, Longfellow 152 Overland monthly, 240 Page, T. N., 246, 247 Paine, Thomas, 74-76 Parker, Theodore, 115, 119, 141, 206 Parkman, Francis, 143-44, 176, 182-86 Passage to India, Whitman 204 Passionate Pilgrim, a, James 253 Pathfinder, the, Cooper 99 Pattee, F. L., 236 Paul Revere's Ride, Longfellow 155 Paulding, J. K., 107 Payne, J. H., 107 Pennsylvania, University of, 62 Pennsylvania Gazette, 62 Pennsylvania magazine, 74 Pequot War (1637), 38-39 Percy, George, 27, 38 Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 249 Philip II, history of the Reign of, Prescott 179 Phillips, Wendell, 208, 215-16 Picture of New York, Mitchill 90 Pilot, the, Cooper 98 Pioneers, O pioneers, Whitman 204 Pioneers, the, Cooper 97-98, 99 Pioneers of France, the, Parkman 185 Pirate, the, Scott 98 Plymouth plantation, history of, Bradford 28-29 Poe, E. A., literature of escape, 8; in 1826, 89; in New York, 108; life and writings, 187-96 Poet at the Breakfast