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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Smith, George Washington 1800-1876 (search)
Smith, George Washington 1800-1876 Author; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 4, 1800; was admitted to the bar in 1823, but did not practice; was the founder of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. His publications include Facts and arguments in favor of adopting railroads in preference to canals; Defence of the Pennsylvania system in favor of solitary confinement of prisoners, etc. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 22, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Virginia, (search)
ashington dies ......Dec. 14, 1799 Insurrection of the negroes under one Gabriel, slave of a planter near Richmond......1800 John Marshall, of Virginia, appointed chief-justice of the Supreme Court......Jan. 31, 1801 Richmond Enquirer appears at Richmond......March 9, 1804 Trial of Aaron Burr for high treason at Richmond......Sept. 1, 1807 Verdict, not proven......Sept. 9, 1807 Theatre at Richmond burned......Dec. 26, 1811 [Seventy perished, among them the governor, George W. Smith.] Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company chartered......Jan. 27, 1824 University of Virginia opened......March 25, 1825 [It was chartered 1819.] the Whig, newspaper, appears in Richmond......1826 Assembly condemns the tariff as unconstitutional......Feb. 21, 1829 Geological survey of Virginia ordered (completed in six years)......1836 Sixty gold-mines or diggings worked in Virginia (twenty-six in Spottsylvania and fifteen in Orange county)......1839 John Brown, with se
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
1775, to June 12, 1776 Governors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution. Name.Term. Patrick Henry1776 to 1779 Thomas Jefferson1779 to 1781 Thomas Nelson1781 Benjamin Harrison1781 to 1784 Patrick Henry1784 to 1786 Edmund Randolph1786 to 1788 Beverly Randolph1788 to 1791 Henry Lee1791 to 1794 Robert Brooke1794 to 1796 James Wood1796 to 1799 James Monroe1799 to 1802 John Page1802 to 1805 William H. Cabell1805 to 1808 John Tyler1808 to 1811 James Monroe1811 George W. Smith1811 to 1812 Governors under the Continental Congress and the Constitution—Continued. Name.Term. James Barbour1812 to 1814 Wilson C. Nicholas1814 to 1816 James P. Preston1816 to 1819 Thomas M. Randolph1819 to 1822 James Pleasants1822 to 1825 John Tyler1825 to 1826 William B. Giles1826 to 1829 John Floyd1829 to 1833 Littleton W. Tazewell1833 to 1836 Wyndham Robertson1836 to 1837 David Campbell1837 to 1840 Thomas W. Gilmer1840 to 1841 John Rutherford1841 to 1842 John M.