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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ilip Livingston 14. John Jay 15. Isaac Low 16. John Alsop 17. John Herring 18. Simon Boerum 19. Henry Wisuer 20. Col. William FloydCounty of Suffolk in province of New York.July 28, 1774 Delegates to the first Continental Congress—Continued. Delegates.State Represented.Credentials Signed. 21. James KinseyNew JerseyJuly 23, 1774 22. John De Hart 23. Richard Smith 24. William Livingston 25. Stephen Crane 26. Hon. Joseph GallowayPennsylvaniaJuly 22, 1774 27. Samuel Rhodes 28. Thomas Mifflin 29. John Morton 30. Charles Humphreys 31. Edward Biddle 32. George Ross 33. John Dickinson 34. Hon. Caesar RodneyNew Castle, Kent, and Sussex on the DelawareAug. 1, 1774 35. Thomas McKean 36. George Read 37. Robert GoldsboroughMarylandJune 22, 1774 38. William Paca 39. Samuel Chase 40. Thomas Johnson 41. Matthew Tilghman 42. Hon. Peyton RandolphVirginiaAug. 5, 1774 43. Patrick Henry 44. Benjamin Harrison 45. George Washington 46. Ric
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
ence the settlement of Warwick......Jan. 12, 1643 Roger Williams is sent to England as agent for Providence, Aquedneck, and Warwick, to secure a charter from the King......1643 Patent granted by Robert, Earl of Warwick, governor-in-chief and lord high admiral, and commissioners, to planters of the towns of Providence, Portsmouth, and Newport, for incorporation of Providence Plantations in Narraganset Bay......March 14, 1643 General Court changes the name of Aquedneck to the Isles of Rhodes or Rhode Island......March 13, 1644 Grant to John Smith to establish a grist-mill above Mill Bridge in Providence, the first in Rhode Island......1646 Committees from Providence, Portsmouth, Newport, and Warwick at Portsmouth, adopt the charter of 1643, choose John Coggeshall president of the colony, and give a tax of £ 100 to Roger Williams for obtaining the charter......May 19-21, 1647 Canonicus, sachem of the Narragansets, dies......June 4, 1647 William Coddington receives f
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Verrazzano, Giovanni da 1508- (search)
nchor, we sailed fifty leagues toward the east, as the coast stretched in that direction, and always in sight of it; at length we discovered an island of a triangular form, about ten leagues from the mainland, in size about equal to the island of Rhodes, having many hills covered with trees, and well peopled, judging from the great number of fires which we saw all around its shores; we gave it the name of your Majesty's illustrious mother. We did not land there, as the weather was unfavourablns, for the bay and harbor of New York. The latter are briefly described in a preceding paragraph of this translation with sufficient clearness to admit of their being easily recognized. The island of a triangular form, resembling the island of Rhodes, which Verrazzano mentions as 50 leagues to the east of New York, is doubtless Block Island.—ed. Having supplied ourselves with every thing necessary, on the fifth of May we departed from the port, and sailed one hundred and fifty leagues, kee