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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Venezuela question. (search)
y; Andrew D. White; Frederick R. Coudert, and Daniel C. Gilman. Upon their report both Great Britain and Venezuela agreed to submit the dispute to arbitration, and under this agreement the following arbitrators were selected: Chief-Justice Fuller, Associate Justice Brewer, Lord Chief-Justice Russell, of Killowen, Sir Richard Henn Collins, and Professor Martens. Ex-President Harrison, Gen. B. F. Tracy, M. Mallet-Prevost, and the Marquis of Rojas were counsel for Venezuela, and Attorney-General Sir Richard Webster and Sir Robert Reed for Great Britain. The arbitration tribunal met in Paris on June 15, 1899, and on Oct. 3 following rendered the following award unanimously: The undersigned, by these presents, give and publish our decision, determining and judging, touching and concerning the questions that have been submitted to us by said arbitration; and, in conformity with said arbitration, we decide, declare, and pronounce definitely that the line of frontier of the colony o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
hnson, of Georgia, and returned to that State. Reynolds had left his troops in charge of Gen. Robert H. Milroy, consisting of a single brigade, to hold the mountain passes. He scouted the hills vigorously, skirmishing here and there, and finally, on Dec. 12, moved to attack Johnson. He was at first unsuccessful, the Confederates became the aggressors, and, after losing nearly 200 men, he retired. The Confederate loss was about the same. Late in December Milroy sent some troops under Major Webster to look up a Confederate force at Huntersville. It was successful, after a weary march of 50 miles over ground covered with snow. The Confederates were dispersed, a large amount of stores burned, and their soldiers, disheartened, almost entirely disappeared from that region. When McClellan's army went to the Virginia peninsula (April, 1862), there were three distinct Union armies in the vicinity of the Blue Ridge, acting independently, but in co-operation with the Army of the Potoma
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Webber, Samuel 1759-1810 (search)
Webber, Samuel 1759-1810 Educator; born in Byfield, Mass., in 1759; graduated at Harvard College in 1784; entered the ministry; and became a tutor in Harvard in 1787; was Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy there in 1789-1804, and then became president. He was one of the commissioners appointed to settle the boundary-line between the United States and the British provinces; vicepresident of the American Academy; author of System of Mathematics; Eulogy On President Willard; and reviser of Jedidiah Morse's American universal geography. He died in Cambridge, Mass., July 17, 1810. Webster, Daniel