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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alexander, Archibald, 1772- (search)
Alexander, Archibald, 1772- Theologian; born in Augusta (now Rockbridge) county. Va., April 17, 1772; was of Scotch descent, and became teacher in a Virginian family at the age of seventeen years. In 1791 he entered the ministry as an itinerant missionary in his native State. In 1789 he became president of Hampden-Sidney College; left it in 1801; married a daughter of Rev. Mr. Waddell, the celebrated blind preacher in Virginia, and afterwards (1807) became pastor of a Presbyterian church in Philadelphia. In 1810 he was elected president of Union College, Georgia, but did not accept it. On the establishment of the Theological Seminary at Princeton. N. J., in 1811, Dr. Alexander was chosen its first professor, which position he held until his death. Oct. 22, 1851. Among his numerous writings his Outlines of the evidences of Christianity, used as a text-book in several colleges, is most extensively known. It has passed through many editions in various languages.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
is Payne, G. A. Atzerodt, David E. Harold, and Mary E. Surratt, implicated in the assassination of Lincoln......July 7, 1865 William Marvin proclaimed provisional governor of Florida......July 13, 1865 Confederate privateer Shenandoah (Captain Waddell) destroys about thirty Federal vessels during......August, 1865 Mississippi nullifies the ordinance of secession......Aug. 22, 1865 All restrictions on Southern ports removed after Sept. 1 by proclamation of President......Aug. 29, 186the Irish republic proclaimed......Oct. 16-24, 1865 Florida repeals ordinance of secession......Oct. 28, 1865 Georgia repeals ordinance of secession......Oct. 30, 1865 National thanksgiving for peace......Nov. 2, 1865 Shenandoah, Captain Waddell, reaches Liverpool, England, Nov. 6; he had first heard of the peace Aug. 2; vessel given up to British government, and crew paroled Nov. 8, and the vessel given to the American consul......Nov. 9, 1865 Captain Wirz, after military trial,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Carolina, (search)
published by James Davis at Newbern......1752 Act passed to erect a school-house at Newbern......1764 A sloop-of-war, the Diligence, arrives in the Cape Fear River with stamped paper for use in the colony, Sept. 28, 1765. Colonels Ashe and Waddell, with an armed force, so terrify the captain that no attempt is made to land the paper, and seizing James Houston, stamp distributer, they compel him to take an oath not to distribute the stamped paper......1765 British ship-of-war Viper, Jacob Lobb captain, lying at anchor off Brunswick, seizes two merchant vessels, the Dobbs and Patience, from Philadelphia, showing clearance papers without stamps. Five hundred and eighty men under Col. Hugh Waddell, having secured the clearance papers from the collector of the port, proceed from Wilmington to Brunswick, and compel the release of the two vessels......Feb. 21, 1766 George A. Selwyn obtains from the crown large grants of land in Mecklenburg county, but the people prevent their s
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waddell, Hugh 1734-1773 (search)
Waddell, Hugh 1734-1773 Military officer; born in Lisburn, Ireland, in 1734; settled in North Carolina in 1753; was made lieutenant in the regiment of Col. James Innes and took part in the Virginia campaign in 1758; built Fort Dobbs, which he commanded in 1756-57. During the expedition to Fort Duquesne in 1758 he commanded the North Carolina troops; promoted colonel in 1759. When the English war-vessel Diligence, which brought over the stamped paper, endeavored to land a detachment of troops at Brunswick in 1765, he seized the ship's boat, and compelled William Houston, the stamp officer, to sign a pledge in public, promising that he would never receive any stamped paper which might arrive from England, nor officiate in any way in the distribution of stamps in the province of North Carolina. In 1771 he conducted the campaign against the regulators. He died in Castle Haynes, N. C., April 9, 1773.