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fearfully. They claim the victory, but acknowledge the loss of 30.000 men. It must have been a most severe conflict. At Vicksburg they have made another attack, and been repulsed; and yet another misfortune for them was the sinking of their brag gun-boat Monitor. It went down off Cape Hatteras. In Philadelphia the negroes and Abolitionists celebrated the 1st of January with mad demonstrations of delight, as the day on which Lincoln's proclamation to abolish slavery would take effect. In Norfolk the negroes were deluded by the Abolitionists into great excitement. Speeches were made, encouraging them to take up arms against their masters! Hale has offered a resolution in the Northern Congress to raise two hundred regiments of negroes! The valiant knight, I hope, will be generalissimo of the corps. He is worthy of the position! January 16th, 1863. Just returned from Richmond. B's situation still precarious, and I am obliged to stay with him a great deal. I see a number o
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.25 (search)
r the nerves quiver with unrest, depend upon it, the ocean and the songs of the wind are more soothing than anything else; so when you arrive you will find me purified, and renovated somewhat,, by this ogling with quiet nature. Cromer, October, 1893. How I do begrudge the time spent on trifles, interminable waste of time, and prodigal waste of. precious life as though our hours were exhaustless. When I think of it! Ah, but no more! That way madness lies! Oh! I am delighted with this Norfolk air, and this hotel, this rest, the tranquillizing effect — the deep inhalations, the pure God-blest air — the wonderful repose of the sea! When you join me here, how we shall enjoy ourselves! Yesterday, while on my afternoon walk, I felt such a gust of joy, such a rapturous up-springing of joy to my very fingertips, that I was all amazement at its suddenness. What was the cause? Only three miles of deserted sand-beach, a wide, illimitable sea, rolling from the east. Roll after roll
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
orthampton. 5 ; Northampton, 1. Bedfordshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, 4. Cambridgeshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder particularly named. 4; Cambridge University, 2; Cambridge Town, 2. Essex, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Colchester, 11; Colchester, 2. Suffolk, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereafter named, 10; Ipswich, 2; St. Edmund's Bury, 1. Norfolk, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 9; Norwich, 3; Lynn, 1; Yarmouth, 1. Lincolnshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except the City of Lincoln and the Town of Boston, 11; Lincoln. 1; Boston, 1. Rutlandshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, 1. Huntingdonshire. with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, 3. Leichestershire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Leicester, 5; Le
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cockburn, Sir George 1772-1853 (search)
of blockade. Cockburn entered between the capes of Virginia early in February, 1813, with a squadron, of which his flag-ship was the Marlborough, seventy-four guns. This squadron bore a land force of about 1,800 men, a part of them captive Frenchmen from British prisons, who preferred active life in the British service to indefinite Sir George Cockburn's signature. confinement in jails. The appearance of this force alarmed all lower Virginia; and the militia of the Peninsula and about Norfolk were soon in motion after the squadron had entered Hampton Roads. The Secretary of the Treasury ordered the extinguishment of all the beacon-lights on the Chesapeake coast. At the same time the frigate Constellation, thirty-eight guns, lying at Norfolk, was making ready to attack the British vessels. A part of the British squadron went into Delaware Bay, but the forewarned militia were ready for the marauders, who only attacked the village of Lewiston. On April 3, 1813, a flotilla of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Counties. (search)
Counties. The several United States are divided into political districts, which are called counties. Several hundred years ago there were large districts of country in England and on the Continent governed by earls, who were, however, subject to the crown. These districts were called counties, and the name is still retained even in the United States, and indicates certain judicial and other jurisdiction. The Saxon equivalent for county was shire, which simply means division, and was not applied to such counties as were originally distinct sovereignties, such as Kent, Norfolk, etc. Thus we have Lancashire and Yorkshire. New Netherland (New York) was constituted a county of Holland, having all the individual privileges appertaining to an earldom, or separate government. On its seal appears as a crest to the arms a kind of cap called a coronet, which is the armorial distinction of a count or earl.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
esbury, 1; Cirencester, 1; Herefordshire, 4; Hereford, 1; Leominster, 1; Hertfordshire, 5; St. Alban's, 1; Hertford, 1; Huntingdonshire, 3; Huntingdon, 1; Kent, 11; Canterbury, 2; Rochester, 1; Maidstone, 1 ; Dover, 1; Sandwich, 1; Queenborough, 1; Lancashire, 4; Preston, 1; Lancaster, 1; Liverpool, 1; Manchester, 1; Leicestershire, 4; Leicester, 2; Lincolnshire, 10; Lincoln, 2; Boston, 1; Grantham, 1; Stamford, 1; Great Grimsby, 1; Middlesex, 4; London, 6; Westminster, 2; Monmouthshire, 3; Norfolk, 10; Norwich, 2; Lynn-Regis, 2; Great Yarmouth, 2; Northamptonshire, 6; Peterborough, 1; Northampton, 1; Nottinghamshire, 4; Nottingham, 2; Northumberland, 3; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1; Berwick, 1; Oxfordshire, 5; Oxford City, 1; Oxford University, 1; Woodstock, 1; Rutlandshire, 2; Shropshire, 4; Shrewsbury, 2; Bridgnorth, 1; Ludlow, 1; Staffordshire, 3; Lichfield, 1; Stafford, 1; Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1; Somersetshire, 11; Bristol, 2; Taunton, 2; Bath, 1; Wells, 1; Bridgewater, 1; Southampton
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hamond, Sir Andrew Snape 1738-1838 (search)
Hamond, Sir Andrew Snape 1738-1838 Naval officer; born in Blackheath, England, Dec. 17, 1738; joined the British navy in 1753. When the Revolutionary War broke out he came to America with Howe, and served on the Roebuck, which was present at the capture of New York, and which later destroyed the frigate Delaware and other ships in the Delaware River. In November, 1777, Hammond participated in the successful assault on Mud Island; was acting captain of the squadron which reduced Charleston, S. C., in 1780. He returned to England in 1783, and in December of that year was created a baron. He died in Norfolk, England, Oct. 12, 1838.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mason, John 1610- (search)
Mason, John 1610- Founder of New Hampshire; born in Lynn Regis, Norfolk, England; commanded an expedition to subdue a rebellion in the Hebrides in 1610, and went to Newfoundland as governor in 1616. He surveyed the island, made a map of it (published in 1626), and wrote a description of it. In 1617 he explored the New England coasts, and obtained from the Council of Plymouth a tract of land there in 1622. With Fernando Gorges, he procured a patent for another tract (see Maine), and sent a colony there in 1623. In 1629 he obtained a patent for the domain which he called New Hampshire. In the same year he acquired, with Gorges, another tract, which embraced the country around Lake Champlain; and in 1631 Mason, Gorges, and others formed a company for trading with the natives of New England and to make settlements there. In 1633 Mason became a member of the council for New England and its vice-president. He was also judge of the courts of Hampshire, England, in 1665, and in Oc
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rodgers, John 1771-1838 (search)
37. He died in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 1, 1838. Naval officer; born in Harford county, Md., Aug. 8, 1812; son of the preceding; entered the navy in 1828. He was made captain in July, 1862; commanded the Hancock in an exploring expedition to the North Pacific Rear-Admiral John Rodgers. and China seas (1853-56), and in 1862 superintended the construction of ironclad gunboats on Western waters. In 1862 he was assigned to command an expedition up the James River. When Huger fled from Norfolk, the Confederate flotilla went up the James River, pursued by Commodore Rodgers, whose flag-ship was the Galena, the round-top of which was iron-clad, so as to make it a safe lookout. An armored Lookout. The pursuers met with no obstructions until they approached Drury's Bluff, a bank on the right side of the James, nearly 200 feet in height, about 8 miles below Richmond. Below this point were two rows of obstructions in the river, formed by spiles and sunken vessels, and the shores w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Townshend, George 1724- (search)
Townshend, George 1724- First Marquis, military officer; born in Norfolk, England, Feb. 28, 1724; commanded a division under Wolfe in the expedition against Quebec, and took command of the army after the death of that general, receiving the capitulation of the French. He then returned to England, and was a member of Parliament ten years (1754-64). He became a field-marshal and privy councillor; was lord-lieutenant of Ireland (1767-72), and was created marquis in October, 1787. He died Sept. 14, 1807.
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