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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Amidas, Philip, 1550-1618 (search)
Amidas, Philip, 1550-1618 Navigator; was of a Breton family in France, but was born in Hull, England, in 1550. When Raleigh sent two ships to America in 1584, the chief command was given to Arthur Barlow, who commanded one of the vessels, and Philip Amidas the other. They were directed to explore the coasts within the parallels of lat. 32° and 38° N. They touched at the Canary Islands, the West Indies, and Florida, and made their way northward along the coast. On July 13, 1584, they entered Ocrakoke Inlet, and landed on Wocoken Island. There Barlow set up a small column with the British arms rudely carved upon it, and took formal possession of the whole region in the name of Queen Elizabeth, as he waved the English banner over it in the presence of the wondering natives. They spent several weeks in exploring Roanoke Island and Pamlico and Albemarle sounds. On Roanoke Island the Englishmen were entertained by the mother of King Wingini, who was absent, and were hospitably r
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, Newman 1816- (search)
Hall, Newman 1816- Clergyman; born in Maidstone, Kent, May 22, 1816; was graduated at the University of London in 1841. He was pastor of the Albion Congregational Church in Hull in 1842-54. In the latter year he became pastor of Surrey Chapel, London. While the American Civil War was being waged, he was a strong friend of the Union, and at the conclusion of the war he made a lecturing tour of the United States for the purpose of promoting international good-will. This visit was afterwards commemorated by the construction, as a part of the new church on Westminster Road, of the Lincoln Tower, the cost of which was met by subscriptions from American and English citizens. His publications, which have met with much favor in the United States, include: The Christian philosopher; Italy, the land of the Forum and the Vatican; Lectures in America; Sermons and history of Surrey Chapel; From Liverpool to St. Louis; Pilgrims' songs; Prayer, its reasonableness and efficacy; The Lord's p
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oldham, John 1600- (search)
d traitors, and, when proved guilty, he attempted to excite a mutiny on the spot. Lyford burst into tears and confessed that he feared he was a reprobate. Both were ordered to leave the colony, but Lyford, humbly begging to stay, asking forgiveness and promising good behavior, was reinstated. Oldham went to Nantasket, with some of his adherents, and engaged in traffic with the Indians. Lyford was soon detected again in seditious work and expelled from the colony. He joined Oldham. They afterwards lived at Hull and Cape Anne, and Oldham represented Watertown in the popular branch of the Massachusetts government in 1634. He made an exploring journey to the site of Windsor, on the Connecticut River, the next year, which was followed by the emigration to that region in 1635. While in a vessel at Block Island, in July, 1636, Oldham was murdered by some Indians, who fled to the Pequods, on the mainland, and were protected by them. This led to the war with the Pequod Indians (q. v.).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Steam navigation. (search)
ooms amidships instead of in the stern1870 Netherlands line established, 1872; Red Star line1873 Steamship Faraday, 5,000 tons, 360 feet long, 52 feet wide, and 36 feet deep, launched at NewcastleFeb. 17, 1874 First export of live cattle by steamer, 373 head, shipped from United States to England in the steamship EuropeanJuly, 1874 Dead-meat trade between United States and England by refrigeration commences on White Star liners Celtic and Britannic1874 Bessemer saloon steamer launched at Hull, Sept. 24, 1874, makes first voyage to GravesendMarch 5, 1875 Thingvalla line established1879 Anthracite, a steamer 84 feet long, planned by Loftus Perkins, of England, with very high-pressure engines, crosses the Atlantic, 3,316 miles, in 22 1/2 days, consuming only twenty-five tons of coal1880 Cunard steamer Etruria arrives at Quarantine, port of New York, one hour before the McKinley bill goes into effect, and Captain Haines reaches the custom-house barely a minute before midnight,