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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Salem, Ma. (search)
unty seat of Essex county, Mass.; founded in 1626; incorporated as a city in 1836; noted for its historical associations, and its educational and scientific interests; population in 1900, 35,956. After the abandonment of Cape Ann there was a revival of zeal for colonization at Naumkeag (Salem), and John Endicott was chosen, by a new company of adventurers, to lead emigrants thither and be chief manager of the colony. A grant of land, its ocean line extending from 3 miles north of the Merrimac River to 3 miles south of the Charles River, and westward to the Pacific Ocean, was obtained from the council of New England, March 19, 1628, and in June John Endicott, one of the six patentees, sailed for Naumkeag, with a small party, as governor of the new settlement. Those who were there—the remains of Conant's settlers—were disposed to question the claims of the new-comers. An amicable settlement was made, and in commemoration of this adjustment Endicott named the place Salem, the Hebre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862 (search)
Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862 Author; born in Concord, Mass., July 12, 1817; graduated at Harvard College in 1837; became Henry David Thoreau. a lecturer and writer, and was strongly opposed to slavery; was an intimate friend of Bronson Alcot and Ralph Waldo Emerson. His publications include Resistance to Civil government: a week on the Concord and Merrimac rivers; Walden, or life in the woods; The Maine woods; Cape Cod; Letters to various persons: a Yankee in Canada, etc. He died in Concord, Mass., May 6, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
ommunity system failing, eight colonists of Plymouth buy of the London partners their interests for $9,000, in nine annual instalments; the community system is abandoned, a division made of movable property, and twenty acres of land near the town is assigned in fee to each colonist......January, 1628 Rev. John White, a Puritan minister of Dorchester, England, enlists some gentlemen who obtain a patent conveying to them that part of New England lying between 3 miles to the north of the Merrimac River and 3 miles to the south of the Charles River, and every part thereof in Massachusetts Bay; and in length between the described breadth from the Atlantic Ocean to the South Sea......March 19, 1628 Company appoint John Endicott governor of the colony until themselves should come over ......May 30, 1628 Endicott, with wife and children and about fifty others, embarks in ship Abigail from England for Massachusetts......June 20, 1628 Plymouth people admonish Thomas Morton of Merry M
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
e miles, in ten counties. Population, 1890, 376,530; 1900, 411,588. Capital, Concord. New Hampshire formed a part of the grant to the colonies of Virginia and Plymouth, extending from lat. 34° to lat. 45° N.......April 10, 1606 Capt. John Smith, ranging the shore of New England, explores the harbor of Piscataqua......1614 Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason, members of the Plymouth council, obtain a joint grant of the province of Laconia, comprising all the land between the Merrimac River, the Great Lakes, and river of Canada......Aug. 10, 1622 Gorges and Mason establish a settlement at the mouth of the Piscataqua, calling the place Little Harbor, and another settlement, 8 miles farther up the river, Dover......1623 Mason, having agreed with Gorges to make the Piscataqua the divisional line, takes from the Plymouth council a patent of that portion lying between that river and the Merrimac, and calls it New Hampshire......Nov. 7, 1629 Company of Laconia dividing t