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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wooster, David 1710- (search)
, Conn., March 2, 1710; graduated at Yale College in 1738, and was made captain of an armed vessel to protect the Connecticut coast in 1739. He commanded the sloop-of-war Connecticut, which convoyed troops on the expedition against Louisburg in 1745, and was sent in command of a cartel-ship, but was not permitted to land in France. Made captain in Pepperell's regiment, he afterwards received half-pay until 1774, and, as colonel and brigadier-general, served David Wooster. through the French and Indian War. He served in the campaign in Canada in 1775, having been made a brigadier-general in June that year. After the death of Montgomery, he was in chief command for some months, after which he resigned and was made major-general of Connecticut militia. While opposing the invasion of Tryon, sent to destroy stores at Danbury, he was mortally wounded (April 27, 1777), at Ridgefield, and died, May 2 following. The State of Connecticut erected a neat monument over his grave at Danbury.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), World's young women's Christian Association, (search)
World's young women's Christian Association, An organization founded in 1894. In 1900 eight national associations were affiliated: Great Britain, United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and India. The headquarters are in London. Office, 26 George Street, Hanover Square, West. The executive committee, chairman, Mrs. J. Herbert Tritton, is composed of fourteen British ladies and one American, Miss Annie M. Reynolds, who is the world's secretary. The first World's Association conference was held in London, June, 1898. Twenty-one States of the United States have organized State associations. Each State holds an annual convention. The international convention occurs biennially. Each year four summer schools are held for the training of young women in secretarial and Bible work. the Evangel, the official organ of the associations, is published monthly in Chicago, Ill. The second week of November is observed as a day of prayer for young women. A special departmen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Young men's Christian associations, (search)
Organizations of young men in the different cities, demanding a profession of Christianity in their active, and good moral character in their associate members, and working by methods in harmony with Christianity for the physical, social, mental, and spiritual improvement of their members, and of young men in general. An organization called Young Men's Christian Association was first formed in London, England, by George Williams, in 1841. The movement extended to the United States and Canada in December, 1851, when societies were formed at Montreal, and Boston, Mass. About twenty-four associations were added during the next two years, and during the next ten years the number reached 200. At the first convention, held in Buffalo, N. Y., June 7, 1854, a confederation was formed, with a central committee, and a yearly convention. This form of affiliation continued till the time of the Civil War. During the war the United States Christian Commission of the North formed in New York
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yukon River, or Kwickpak River, (search)
Yukon River, or Kwickpak River, One of the most remarkable streams on the continent; rises in British North America, in the mountains, about lat. 64° N., though its sources have never been explored and cannot be accurately placed. It flows in a northwesterly direction and receives the Ice-Floes on the Yukon. waters of the Porcupine River, one of its largest tributaries, near the point where it crosses into Alaska, about lat. 66°. Thence it flows westward and southward to the native town of Nukyatmut, about 100 miles from the coast. Here the river makes a bend and flows in a northwesterly direction to the sea, discharging its waters into Norton Sound through several branches, forming a wide delta. The Yukon is more than 2,000 miles long, and is navigable for steamers 1,500 miles, or as far above Fort Yukon. In many places, in the latter part of its course, one bank of the river is invisible from the other, and 1,000 miles from its mouth is 20 miles wide. It has quite a ra
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