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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annapolis, (search)
e foundations of Baltimore were laid. On the morning of Oct. 15, 1774, a vessel owned by Anthony Stewart, of Annapolis, entered the port with seventeen packages of tea among her cargo, assigned to Stewart. When this became known, and that Stewart had paid the duty on the tea, the people gathered, and resolved that the plant should not be landed. Another meeting was appointed, and the peopleStewart had paid the duty on the tea, the people gathered, and resolved that the plant should not be landed. Another meeting was appointed, and the people declared that ship and her cargo should be burned. Stewart disclaimed all intention to violate non-importation agreements, but the people were inexorable. They had gathered in large numbers from tStewart disclaimed all intention to violate non-importation agreements, but the people were inexorable. They had gathered in large numbers from the surrounding country. Charles Carroll and others, fearing mob violence, advised Stewart to burn the vessel and cargo with his own hands, which he did. The vessel was run ashore and destroyed, whenStewart to burn the vessel and cargo with his own hands, which he did. The vessel was run ashore and destroyed, when the people cheered and dispersed. This was the last attempt at importation of tea into the English-American colonies. On April 14, 1755, General Braddock and Commodore Keppel, with Governors Shi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bankruptcy laws, past and present. (search)
e withheld only when the debtor has committed one of the felonies enumerated in the law, or when he has fraudulently failed to keep, or in contemplation of bankruptcy has destroyed or concealed, his books of account. Not even a fraudulent preference is objection to a discharge. Life tenure and government by injunction have thus their legitimate offspring in this sugar-coated section of our law. The Delilah of Populism has shorn the federal judiciary of its power. The buzzards, to use Senator Stewart's pict-uresque designation for creditors, have been deprived of their prey. What matter, then, if the commercial rascal and the business pickpocket be free again! What is the least expensive and most expeditious procedure? Probably ninetenths of the criticism of bankruptcy legislation has been directed to details of procedure. In England, for more than half a century, the lines were drawn for or against officialism. Prior to 1831 bankrupt estates were administered by three comm
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brandywine, battle on the. (search)
, excepting a few who made a stand at Dilworth. They, too, soon joined the fugitives in the flight towards the main army, closely pursued by the victors, Cornwallis's cannon having made dreadful havoc in the ranks of the Americans. Meanwhile Washington, with Greene and two brigades, had hastened to the aid of the right wing. They met the fugitives, opened their ranks to receive them, and, by a constant cannonade, checked their pursuers; and at a narrow defile the regiments of Stephen and Stewart held the British back until night, when the latter encamped. In the mean time, Knyphausen had crossed at Chad's Ford and attacked the left wing under Wayne. After a gallant fight, the latter, seeing the British gaining his rear, abandoned his cannon and munitions of war and made a disorderly retreat behind the division of Greene. At twilight there was a skirmish near Dilworth between Maxwell and his light troops, lying in ambush to cover the retreat of the Americans, and some British gre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
absolute cessation of intercourse with the mother-country, and nominates Samuel Chase, Robert Goldsborough, William Paca, Matthew Tilghman, and Thomas Johnson delegates to the first Continental Congress at Philadelphia......June 22, 1774 Anthony Stewart, the owner of the brig Peggy Stewart, having paid the duty on a few packages of tea included in the cargo, the people are excited by his act, and under advice of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton, Stewart burns his vessel......Oct. 14, 1774 Stewart burns his vessel......Oct. 14, 1774 George Washington, present in Congress as a member from Virginia, is nominated by Thomas Johnson, of Maryland, to be commander-in-chief of the American forces, and unanimously chosen......June 15, 1775 Convention of Maryland assembles and adopts the famous Association of the freemen of Maryland, which becomes the written constitution of Maryland for a year......July 26, 1775 Maryland line, under Col. William Smallwood, engage in the battles of Long Island, Harlem Heights, White Plains, t