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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
a Kentuckian, leaves St. Louis in 1802, and after three years wandering reaches Santa Fe......1805 Lieut. Zebulon M. Pike, of the United States army, builds a fort on the Rio del Norte on Spanish soil, supposing it to be the Red River and American possessions, during the month of Feb. 1807. With his party he is taken to Santa Fe by a Spanish escort, where they arrive March 3. From there he is sent to Chihuahua under escort, arriving April 2, and has an audience with the commanding general Don Nemecio Salcedo. After some detention he is sent forward, reaching San Antonio, Tex., June 7, and Natchitoches......July 1, 1807 Captains Glenn, Becknell, and Stephen Cooper visit Santa Fe with small parties and a limited quantity of goods for trade......1821-22 First public school law in New Mexico; action of the provincial deputation: Resolved, that the said ayuntamientos be officially notified to complete the formation of primary public schools as soon as possible according to the
the Red River......July, 1807 Expedition under Lieut. Augustus W. Magee, who conceived a plan of revolutionizing Texas, takes possession of Nacogdoches, July, 1812, which the Mexicans evacuate; reaches Goliad and takes possession, Nov. 1; Governor Salcedo and General Herrera commence an investment of the town, Nov. 7; engage in battles with the Americans, Nov. 20, 1812–Jan. 24, and Feb. 10, 1813; raise the siege......Feb. 16, 1813 Magee dying about Feb. 1, 1813, Colonel Kemper takes command, pursues the Mexicans to San Antonio, who surrender......March 6, 1813 Salcedo, Herrera, and ten officers are delivered to a company of Mexicans under Juan Delgado and massacred......March 7, 1813 Battle of the Medina; Americans at. San Antonio under Don Jose Alvarez Toledo fall into ambush formed by Spaniards under General Arredondo......Aug. 18, 1813 Galveston Island occupied for Mexico by Don Jose Manuel Herrera, minister of the Mexican patriots to the United States; a government