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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Adams, Charles, 1785-1861 (search)
Adams, Charles, 1785-1861 Lawyer: born in Arlington, Vt., March 12, 1785: educated himself for college, and was graduated at the University of Vermont in 1804. During the Canadian difficulties of 1838 he was the friend and legal adviser of General Wool, and subsequently wrote a history of the events of that uprising under the title of The patriot War. He attained a large practice in his profession, and was a voluminous contributor to periodical literature on the public events of his day. He died in Burlington, Vt., Feb. 13, 1861.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
t of the Connecticut, proclaims the claims of New York obsolete, and jurisdiction belongs to New Hampshire......March 13, 1764 New York appeals to the King, who decides the Connecticut River to be the eastern boundary of New York......July 20, 1764 Lieutenant-Governor Colden proclaims Vermont annexed to New York......April 10, 1765 First New York patent for lands in Vermont, under Colden's proclamation, for 26,000 acres, called Princetown, in the valley of the Battenkill, between Arlington and Dorset......May 21, 1765 Samuel Robinson, appointed by 1,000 settlers under the New Hampshire grants to present their petition to the King, sails from New York for England......Dec. 25, 1766 King George III. forbids New York, until authorized, to grant land in Vermont......July 24, 1767 Lieutenant-Governor Colden disregards the order, and between September, 1769, and October, 1770, grants 600,000 acres......1769-70 New-Yorkers, claiming the farm of James Breakenridge in th
W. T. Hayes, Miss Hayes, Percy Roffe, and Miss Myra Roffe presided at the chafing dishes, from which Welsh rarebit was served. Miss Nellie M. Briggs and Miss Alice Saben had a host of young misses serving frappe; while Mesdames Hattie Foster, Letitia Cowan, Mabel Gooding, and Misses Mary C. Mills, Mabel Delano, Carrie Munroe, Annie Stover, Edna Holmes, and Grace Smith poured coffee and chocolate. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Messer furnished delightful instrumental music, and Mrs. Carolyn Reed, of Arlington, and Harry Handy, of Hudson, gave several vocal selections during the evening. Anniversary exercises On Wednesday evening a large congregation, which included many former parishioners, and prominent residents of the city, assembled in the auditorium of the church for the anniversary exercises. Rev. Harley D. Maxwell, the pastor of the church, presided, and displayed his shrewdness as chairman by announcing each speaker's time limit. Among the list of speakers were several former pa