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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 12 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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0. Washington found an undisciplined force, and immediately took measures to bring order out of confusion. Congress had provided for one adjutant-general, one quartermaster-general and a deputy, one commissary-general, one paymaster-general and a deputy, one chief-engineer and two assistants of the grand army, and an engineer and two assistants for the army in a separate department; three aides-de-camp, a secretary to the general and to the major-generals, and a commissary of musters. Joseph Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, was appointed commissary-general; Thomas Mifflin, quartermaster-general; and Joseph Reed, of Philadelphia, was chosen by Washington to the important post of secretary to the commander-in-chief. Soon after Washington took command of the army the legislature of Massachusetts and the governor of Connecticut applied to him for detachments from the army for the protection of points on their respective sea-coasts exposed to predatory attacks from Britis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barlow, Joel, 1754- (search)
ral Congregational ministers to revise the phraseology of Watts's hymns. He also attempted to revise the Bible in the same way. A cousin of Benedict Arnold, who would talk in doggerel rhyme, was asked by Barlow to give him a specimen of his poetic talent. Arnold looked the poet sharply in the face, and said, instantly: You've proved yourself a sinful cretur, You've murdered Watts and spiled the metre, You've tried the Word of God to alter, And for your pains deserve a halter. With Trumbull, Dwight, Humphreys, and others, Barlow published a satirical poem entitled The Anarchiad. In 1787 he published his Vision of Columbus, a poem which obtained great popularity. Visiting Europe in 1788 as agent for the Scioto Land Company, he published, in aid of the French Revolution, Advice to the privileged orders. To this he added, in 1791, a Letter to the National convention, and the Conspiracy of Kings. As deputy of the London Constitutional Society, he presented an address to the Fr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
Mathew Griswold1784 to 1786 Samuel Huntington1786 to 1796 Oliver Wolcott1796 to 1798 Jonathan Trumbull1798 to 1809 John Treadwell1809 to 1811 Roger Griswold1811 to 1813 John Cotton Smith1813 to 1817 Oliver Wolcott1817 to 1827 Gideon Tomlinson1827 to 1831 John S. Peters1831 to 1833 H. W. Edwards1833 to 1834 Samuel A. Foote1834 to 1835 H. W. Edwards1835 to 1838 W. W. Ellsworth1838 to 1842 O. F. Cleveland1842 to 1844 Roger S. Baldwin1844 to 1846 Clark Bissell1846 to 1849 Joseph Trumbull1849 to 1850 Thomas H. Seymour1850 to 1853 Governors of Connecticut—Continued. Name.Date. Charles H. Pond 1853 to 1854 Henry Dutton 1854 to 1855 W. T. Minor 1855 to 1857 A. H. Holley 1857 to 1858 William A. Buckingham 1858 to 1866 Joseph R. Hawley 1866 to 1867 James E. English1867 to 1869 Marshall Jewell 1869 to 1870 James E. English 1870 to 1871 Marshall Jewell1871 to 1873 Charles R. Ingersoll 1873 to 1876 R. D. Hubbard 1876 to 1879 Charles B. Andrews 1879 to 1881 H.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, Jonathan 1710-1785 (search)
College in 1759. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he was an active member of the Connecticut Assembly, and its speaker. From 1775 to 1778 he was paymaster of the Northern army; and in 1780 he was secretary and first aide to Washington, remaining in the military family of the commander-in-chief until the close of the war. He was a member of Congress from 1789 to 1795; speaker from 1791 to 1795; United States Senator in 1795-96; lieutenant-governor of Connecticut in 1796; and governor from 1797 until his death in Lebanon, Aug. 7, 1809. Librarian; born in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 23, 1844; received an academic education; member of the Connecticut Historical Society; president of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is the author of The Lebanon War office; The defamation of Revolutionary patriots: a vindication of General Israel Putnam; Joseph Trumbull, first commissary-general of the Continental army; The share of Connecticut in the Revolution, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trumbull, Joseph 1737-1778 (search)
Trumbull, Joseph 1737-1778 Military officer; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 11, 1737; another son of Governor Trumbull; graduated at Harvard College in 1756; was made commissary-general of the Continental army in July, 1775. In November, 1777, he was made a commissioner of the board of war, which office he resigned in April, 1778, on account of ill-health. He died in Lebanon, Conn., July 23, 1778. Trumbull, Joseph 1737-1778 Military officer; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 11, 1737; another son of Governor Trumbull; graduated at Harvard College in 1756; was made commissary-general of the Continental army in July, 1775. In November, 1777, he was made a commissioner of the board of war, which office he resigned in April, 1778, on account of ill-health. He died in Lebanon, Conn., July 23, 1778.
in Pennsylvania Colonial Records, IX. 606-609. Pennsylvania Archives, IV. 342-344. Miner's History of Wyoming. did not forget that by its Charter, its possessions extended indefinitely to the West; and a company of military Adventurers, headed by one of its most intelligent sons, Timothy Dwight's Travels in New England and New-York, i. 308. was also soliciting leave from the Government in England to lead forth a Colony to the southwestern banks of the Mississippi. W. S. Johnson to Jos. Trumbull, 15 April, 1769. Compare Martin's Louisiana, II. 35; Monette's Valley of the Mississippi, i. 407, 408. In his peaceful habitation on the banks of the Yadkin River, in North Carolina, Daniel Boone, Boone was born in Virginia, McLung, 49. Boone was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on the right bank of the Delaware river, Collins, 182. Boone was born in Maryland, Marshall, i. 17. The advancing settlements of Schuylkill, Morehead, 17. Bridgeworth, Somersetshire, England, Niles, IV.
Hon. Aaron Clark, Ex-Mayor of New York, is dead. Ex-Governor Joseph Trumbull, of Connecticut, died a few days ago. The Legislature of North Carolina meets next Thursday.