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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
alth of England, etc., but to be restrained from the exercise thereof. One making void the declaration of Governor Stone requiring the people to acknowledge Lord Baltimore as absolute lord of the province......October, 1654 Governor Stone, hearing from England that Lord Baltimore still retained his patent, reassumes the government and organizes a military force in county of St. Mary's under Josias Fendall, who seizes the provincial records, which had been deposited in the house of Mr. Richard Preston, on the Patuxent, during the revolution in July, 1654, and also arms and ammunition which had been stored in the house......January, 1655 With 200 men and twelve vessels, Governor Stone proceeds by land and water against the Puritans of Anne Arundel......March 20, 1655 People of Providence having prepared for an invasion, a battle ensues between the Puritans and the Marylanders, of which it is said of the whole company of the Marylanders there escaped only four or five ; about f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
Aaron Burr visits Herman Blennerhassett at his island in the Ohio, 2 miles below Parkersburg......1805 First steamboat on the Great Kanawha, the Robert Thompson, ascends the river from Point Pleasant to Red House shoals......1819 John Brown, seeking to free the slaves, captures Harper's Ferry......Oct. 16-17, 1859 Petroleum discovered at Burning Springs, on the north bank of the Kanawha......1860 First public Union meeting in West Virginia, declaring against secession, held at Preston......Nov. 12, 1860 Forty-six delegates from what is now West Virginia, vote on the ordinance of secession; 9 for, 29 against; seven are absent, one excused......April 17, 1861 Garrison at Harper's Ferry burn the arsenal and flee into Maryland......April 21, 1861 West Virginia declares for the Union......April 21, 1861 First Wheeling convention on the future of western Virginia meets in Washington Hall, Wheeling......May 13, 1861 First Virginia Federal Infantry mustered in on