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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), La Salle, Robert Cavelter, Sieur de 1643- (search)
e of the settlers were killed, others perished from disease and hardships, and, after making some explorations of the country, the party, at the end of the year, was reduced to less than forty souls. Leaving half of them, including women and children, La Salle set out, at the beginning of 1688, to make his way to the Illinois. His party consisted of his brother, two nephews, and thirteen others, some of whom were sullen and ripe for revolt. Penetrating the present domain of Texas to Trinity River, revolt broke out, and the two ringleaders killed La Salle's nephew in a stealthy manner; and when the great explorer turned back to look for him, they shot him dead. March 20, 1687. Nearly all of those who were left at Fort St. Louis were massacred by the Indians, and the remainder fell into the hands of the Spaniards, sent to drive out the French. La Salle, lured by tales of an abundance of precious metals in New Mexico, had penetrated that country, with a few followers, before leav
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
nths......June, 1813 Stonington bombarded by Sir Thomas Hardy's fleet......Aug. 9-12, 1814 Delegates from the several New England legislatures meet in convention at Hartford to consider the grievances caused by the war, and to devise measures for its termination......Dec. 15, 1814 Connecticut adopts a State constitution in place of the royal charter, by a vote of 13,918 to 12,361......Oct. 5, 1818 Washington College (Episcopal) chartered at Hartford......1823 [Name changed to Trinity, 1845.] Wesleyan University at Middletown (Methodist) chartered......1831 Prudence Crandall opens a school for colored children at Canterbury......1833 [She is arrested and sent to jail. On failure to convict her the school-house is sacked by a mob and the inmates expelled.] Ship Amistad, Spanish, brought into New London by Lieutenant Geding, of the United States brig Washington......Aug. 29, 1839 John W. Niles appointed postmastergeneral in Van Buren's cabinet......May 25