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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Anne, Queen, (search)
ica took up arms against each other. The war lasted eleven years. Fortunately, the Five Nations had made a treaty of neutrality (Aug. 4, 1701) with the French in Canada, and thus became an impassable barrier against the savages from the St. Lawrence. The tribes from the Merrimac to the Penobscot had made a treaty of peace with New England (July, 1703); but the French induced them to violate it; and before the close of that summer a furious Indian raid occurred along the whole frontier from Casco to Wells. So indiscriminate was the slaughter that even Quakers were massacred. The immediate cause of this outbreak seems to have been an attack upon and plunder of the trading-post of the young Baron de Castine, at the mouth of the Penobscot. In March, 1704, a party of French and Indians attacked Deerfield, on the Connecticut River, killed forty of the inhabitants, burned the village, and carried away 112 captives. Similar scenes occurred elsewhere. Remote settlements were abandoned
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baxter, James Phinney, 1831- (search)
Baxter, James Phinney, 1831- Author; born in Gorham, Me., March 23, 1831; has been mayor of Portland, Me., several times; and is the author of British invasion from the North; Sir Ferdinando Gorges and his province of Maine, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brooks, James, 1810-1873 (search)
Brooks, James, 1810-1873 Journalist; born in Portland, Me., Nov. 10, 1810; became a Washington correspondent of the Portland Advertiser in 1832; established the Express in New York City in 1832; was a member of the New York State constitutional convention; a government director of the Union Pacific Railway; and one of the members of the House of Representatives censured for his connection with the Credit Mobilier. He died in Washington, D. C., April 30, 1873. See Credit Mobilier.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burrows, William, 1785- (search)
Burrows, William, 1785- Naval officer; born in Kensington (now a part of Philadelphia), Oct. 6, 1785; entered the navy, as midshipman, November, 1799; and served under Preble in the war against Tripoli. In March, 1807, he was promoted to lieutenant, and, early in the War of 1812-15, he was placed in command of the sloop-of-war Enterprise. On Sunday, Sept. 5, 1813, he fought the British brig Boxer, with the Enterprise, off Portland, Me. the Boxer was vanquished, but Burrows was slain. For this exploit, Congress voted a gold medal to his nearest male relation.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
bany, N. Y., to Buffalo, N. Y. Fairfield 4 1-2Alligator River to Lake Mattimuskeet, N. C. Galveston and Brazos340,000185138Galveston, Tex., to Brazos River, Tex. Hocking 975,481184342Carroll, O., to Nelsonville, O. Illinois and Michigan7,357,7871848102Chicago, 111., to La Salle, Ill. Illinois and Mississippi568,64318954 1-2Around lower rapids of Rock River, Ill. Connects with Mississippi River. Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co.4,455,0001821108Coalport, Pa., to Easton, Pa. Louisville and Portland5,578,63118722 1-2At Falls of Ohio River, Louisville, Ky. Miami and Erie8,062,6801835274Cincinnati, O., to Toledo, O. Morris 6,000,0001836103Easton, Pa., to Jersey City, N. J. Muscle Shoals and Elk River Shoals.3,156,919188916Big Muscle Shoals, Tenn., to Elk River Shoals, Tenn. Newbern and Beaufort3Clubfoot Creek to Harlow Creek, N C. Ogeechee 407,818184016Savannah River, Ga., to Ogeechee River, Ga. Ohio 4,695,2041835317Cleveland, O., to Portsmouth, O. Oswego5,239,526182838Oswego, N.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
6 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80754,955852 Savannah, Ga.54,.24443,18911,055 Salt Lake City, Utah.53,53144,8438,688 San Antonio, Tex.53,32137,67315,648 Duluth, Minn.52,96933,11519,854 Erie, Pa.52,733 40,63412,099 Elizabeth, N. J.52,13037,76414,366 Wilkesbarre, Pa.51.72137,71814,003 Kansas City, Kan.51,41838,31613,102 Harrisburg, Pa.50,16739,38510,782 Portland, Me.50,14536,42513,720 Yonkers, N. Y.47,93132,03315,898 * Decrease. Cities with population exceeding 25,000.—Continued. City.population.increase since 19001890.1890. Norfolk, Va 46,62434,87111,753 Waterbury, Conn 45,85928,64617,213 Holyoke, Mass.45.71235.63710,075 Fort Wayne, Ind. 45,11535,3939,722 Youngstown, O.44,88533.22011,665 Houston, Tex44,63327,55717,076 Covington, Ky42,93837,3715,567 Akron, O.42,72827,60115,127 Dallas, Tex 42,63838,0674,571 Saginaw, Mich.42,34546 322
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chandler, John 1760-1841 (search)
Chandler, John 1760-1841 Legislator; born in Epping, N. H., in 1760. His business was that of blacksmith, and he became wealthy. With much native talent, he rose to the places of councillor and Senator (1803-5); member of Congress (1805-8); and, in July, 1812, was commissioned a brigadier-general. Wounded and made prisoner in the battle at Stony Creek, in Canada, he was soon afterwards exchanged. From 1820 to 1829 he was United States Senator fom Maine, one of the first appointed from that new State. From 1829 to 1837 he was collector of the port of Portland. He became a majorgeneral of militia, and held several civil local offices. He died in Augusta, Me., Sept. 25, 1841.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Christian endeavor, young people's Society of (search)
Christian endeavor, young people's Society of A religious society organized by the Rev. Francis Clark (q. v.) in the Williston Congregational Church, in Portland, Me., on Feb. 2, 1881. He called the young people of his church together after a period of religious interest, and read to them substantially the same constitution which governs all the societies now organized throughout the world. The society is strictly a religious body, having for its main purpose the forwarding of the church's interests. In 1900 there were 42,490 societies in the United States; 3,526 in the British provinces; and 16,264 in foreign countries, a total of 62,280 societies, with an aggregate membership of 3,376,800.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, Francis Edward (search)
Clark, Francis Edward Clergyman; born of New England parents in Aylmer, Quebec, Sept. 12, 1851; studied at Kimball Union Academy, in Meriden, Conn.; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1873, and studied theology at the Andover Seminary; and became pastor of the Williston Congregational Church, Portland, Me., Oct. 19, 1876. In this church, on Feb. 2, 1881, he founded the Society of Christian Endeavor, which has spread throughout the world. In 1883 he became pastor of the Phillips Congregational Church in South Boston, but in 1887 he resigned that charge to become president of the United Society of Christian Endeavor, and editor of the Golden rule, the official organ of the society. He is the author of World-wide endeavor; Our journey around the world; The Great secret; A New way around an old world, etc. Clark, George Rogers
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Custom-house, (search)
na. Indiana—Evansville, Indianapolis, Michigan City. Iowa—Burlington. Dubuque. Kentucky—Louisville, Paducah. Loulsiana—Brashear, New Orleans. Maine—Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Castine, Eastport, Ellsworth, Houlton, Kennebunk, Machias, Portland, Saco, Waldoborough, Wiscasset, York. Maryland—Annanolis, Baltimore. Crisfield. Massachusetts—Barnstable, Boston, Edgarton, Fall River, Gloucester, Marblehead, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, Plymouth. Salem. Michigan—Detroit, Grsburg, Oswego, Patchogue, Plattsburg, Port Jefferson, Rochester, Sag Harbor, Suspension Bridge. North Carolina—Beaufort, Edenton, Newberne, Wilmington. Ohio–Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo. Oregon–Astoria, Empire City, Portland, Yaquina. Pennsylvania–Erie, Philadelphia, Pittsburg. Rhode Island—Bristol, Newport, Providence. South Carolina—Beaufort, Charleston, Georgetown. Tennessee—Chattanooga, Memphis. Texas–Brownsville, Corpus C
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