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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agamenticus, (search)
Agamenticus, The name given in 1636 to the region lying between the mountain and the sea, now comprising York county, Me. It was within the grant given to Gorges and Mason. There a city was formed, and incorporated in 1641, in imitation of English municipalities, with a mayor and aldermen. The city was called Gorgeana. The occupants of the land in Agamenticus were tenants at will of the proprietor. There English apple-seeds were planted and thrived, and one of the trees that sprang up lived and bore fruit annually so late as 1875, when it was cut down. See Maine.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clifford, Nathan 1803-1881 (search)
Clifford, Nathan 1803-1881 Jurist; born in Rumney, N. H., Aug. 18, 1803; graduated at the Hampton Literary Institution; settled in York county, Me., after being admitted to the bar; member of Congress in 1839-43; appointed attorneygeneral of the United States in 1846; and in 1848 went to Mexico as United States commissioner to arrange terms for the cession of California to the United States. In 1849 he resumed practice in Maine; in 1858 was appointed an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and in 1877 was president of the electoral commission (q. v.). He published United States circuit Court reports. He died in Cornish, Me., July 25, 1881.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Falmouth, treaties at. (search)
Falmouth, treaties at. The Penobscot and Norridgewock Indians sent delegates to a conference in Boston, June 23, 1749, and there proposed to treat for peace and friendship with the people of New England. A treaty was soon afterwards made at Falmouth, N. H., between them and the St. Francis Indians, by which peace was established. At a conference held at St. George's, in York county, Me., Sept. 20, 1753, the treaty at Falmouth was ratified by more than thirty of the Penobscot chiefs; but the next year, when hostilities between France and England began anew, these Eastern Indians showed signs of enmity to the English. With 500 men, the governor of Massachusetts, accompanied by Colonel Mascarene, a commissioner from Nova Scotia, Major-General Winslow, commander of the forces, and other persons of rank, embarked at Boston to hold another conference with these Indians at Falmouth. There, at the last of June, 1754, former treaties were ratified.
hia......March, 1786 Falmouth divided and the peninsula with several opposite islands incorporated and named Portland......July 4, 1786 Convention of thirty-one delegates meets at Portland and petitions the general court that the counties of York, Cumberland, and Lincoln be erected into a separate State, and suggests that the towns vote on the subject......Sept. 6, 1786 [Convention reassembling, Jan. 3, 1787, finds votes cast on separation 994, 645 being yeas; motion to present the peti E. of Harvard College, and that the boundary of Maine was up this river and the Cheputnatecook to a marked stake called the Monument ......Oct. 25, 1798 Kennebec county erected from north part of Lincoln......Feb. 20, 1799 Northern parts of York and Cumberland counties erected into the county of Oxford......March 4, 1805 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born in Portland......Feb. 27, 1807 County of Somerset established from the northerly part of Kennebec......March 1, 1809 Three commi
York, A town and port of entry in York county, Me.; on the York River and Cape Neddick harbors; 9 miles northeast of Portsmouth. It was settled about 1624 under the name of Agamenticus, on a portion of the territory granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason by the Plymouth council in 1622. On April 10, 1641, it was given a city charter and government by Sir Ferdinando under the name of Georgeana, and it was thus the first English city on the continent of America. In 1652 it was organized as a town under the name of York, from the city of that name in England. From 1716 to 1735 it was the shire town of Yorkshire county, which included the whole province of Maine; from 1735 to 1760 shire town with Falmouth (now Portland) of the whole province; and from 1760 to 1800 shire town of York county. In 1802 Alfred was made a shire town with York, and continued so till 1832, when all the courts were removed to Alfred. York is now principally known as a summer resort. Populat
ity, where the accused was taken before the United States authorities. Mr. Mure's baggage consisted of several trunks, which were removed from the steamer, and are now at the United States Marshal's office. Upon his person were found several papers which showed that he was bearer of dispatches from the Confederates. Mr. Mure is about forty years of age, of very fine address, and has been in the country but little over a year. Signs at the North. The Democracy of York county, Maine, at a meeting adopted the subjoined resolutions: Resolved, That in our judgment the discontented feeling which has arisen among our brethren of the Southern States, caused by the agitation of the slavery question, might have been quieted by conciliation and by a compromise equally honorable to both sections, and that a day of retribution will soon overtake the Republican leaders and press for their unwise and unpatriotic course in preferring to carry out a mere party dogma, to the
A divorce Dilemma. --The Supreme Court for York county, Maine, has been in session for the September term two weeks. The Saco Democrat gives the following account of one of the divorce cases: "There have been three divorces decreed during the term thus far, and in connexion with one of said decrees there now seems to arise some "funny" questions. It seems that a certain party in South Berwick, anxious to get rid of his "spouse," pressed a hearing upon his libel, and obtained a decree during the third day of the term. On the fifth day of the term the said "spouse" made her appearance before the court, and stated that her anxious husband and his friends persuaded her that the case would not be called up till the second week in the term, consequently she returned home, although she had a defence to said libel, &c., &c. The court, upon these representations, ordered the decree of divorce to be stricken from the docket. Now, the funny part of it is that said divorced husband