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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fine Arts, the. (search)
SwitzerlandSchmidt980.29612 TurkeyMauser890.3015 United States armyKrag-Jorgensen980.305 United States navyLee——0.2365 sociation now has a superb building on Broad Street, which was first opened to the public in April, 1876. Unwise management and alleged injustice to the younger artists who were studying in the New York Academy caused great dissatisfaction, and in the autumn of 1825 they held a meeting and organized a Society for Improvement in Drawing. This movement was made at the instigation of Samuel F. B. Morse, who was made president of the association. At a meeting of the association in January, 1826, Mr. Morse submitted a plan for the formation of what was called a National Academy of Design in the United States. The proposition was adopted, and the new academy was organized on Jan. 15, with Mr. Morse as president, and fourteen associate officers. The academy then founded flourished from the beginning, and is now one of the most cherished institutions of New York C
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fisher, Fort (search)
and supplies might be landed in still water. On the evening of the 14th the light guns were landed, and before morning were in battery. Wisely planned by Terry, a grand assault was made on the morning of the 15th. The war-ships opened the battle on the 14th. They kept up a bombardment all day, severely damaging the guns of the fort and silencing most of them. The iron-clads fired slowly throughout the night, worrying and fatiguing the garrison, and at eight o'clock in the morning (Jan. 15) the entire naval force moved up to the attack. Meanwhile, 1,400 marines and 600 sailors, armed with revolvers, cutlasses, and carbines, were sent from the ships to aid the troops in the assault. Ames's division led in the assault, which began at half-past 3 P. M. The advance carried shovels and dug rifle-pits for shelter. A heavy storm of musketry and cannon opened upon the assailants. The fleet had effectually destroyed the palisades on the land front. Sailors and marines assailed th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foreign affairs. (search)
lution of the Congress, April 17, 1777, the name of this committee was changed to committee of foreign affairs, whose functions were like those of the present Secretary of State (see cabinet, President's). Foreign intercourse was first established by law in 1790. President Washington, in his message, Jan. 8, 1790, suggested to Congress the propriety of providing for the employment and compensation of persons for carrying on intercourse with foreign nations. The House appointed a committee, Jan. 15, to prepare a bill to that effect, which was presented on the 21st. It passed the House on March 30. The two Houses could not agree upon the provisions of the entire the bill, and a committee of conference was appointed; and finally the original bill, greatly modified, was passed. June 25, 1790. The act fixed the salary of ministers at foreign courts at $9,000 a year, and charges d'affaires at $4,500. To the first ministers sent to Europe the Continental Congress guaranteed the payment
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Johnson, Andrew 1808- (search)
greeable to law and justice. Senate of the United States, sitting as a court of impeachment for the trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States. The answer of the said Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, to the articles of impeachment exhibited against him by the House of Representatives of the United States. answer to article I. For answer to the first article he says: that Edwin M. Stanton was appointed Secretary for the Department of War on the 15th day of January, A. D. 1862, by Abraham Lincoln, then President of the United States, during the first term of his Presidency, and was commissioned, according to the Constitution and laws of the United States, to hold the said office during the pleasure of the President; that the office of Secretary for the Department of War was created by an act of the First Congress, in its first session, passed on the 7th day of August, A. D. 1789, and in and by that act it was provided and enacted that the said S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mohawk Indians, (search)
ed allegiance to the French monarch. They also consented to listen to the teachings of the Jesuit missionaries. This treaty left the whole northern frontier exposed to incursions by the French and Indians. In 1693 Count Frontenac, governor of Canada, unable to effect a treaty of peace with the Five Nations, meditated a blow on the Mohawks. In midwinter he collected an army of about 700 French and Indians, well supplied with everything for a campaign at that season. They left Montreal Jan. 15, and after several hardships reached the Mohawk Valley early in February, and captured three castles. At the third castle they found some Indians engaged in a war-dance. There a severe conflict ensued, in which the French lost about thirty men. In the expedition they captured about 300 Indians in the English interest, and were making their way back to Canada when they were pursued by Colonel Schuyler and several skirmishes ensued. In the Scarron (Schroon) Valley the pursuit ended. The F
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
he position he was to take, when the artillery was unmasked and everything was ready to shell the enemy. Just at this moment, however, General Brooke received the message announcing the suspension of military operations. Such, briefly outlined, was the campaign that gave us Porto Rico, where the flag has ever since floated, farther east than ever before. chronology of the War. Jan. 1-12. The North Atlantic Squadron assembled in the neighborhood of Dry Tortugas, Gulf of Mexico. Jan. 15—20. Hostile demonstrations at Havana by Spanish volunteers against Americans caused the governor-general to place a guard around the United States consulate. Jan. 25. The battle-ship Maine arrived at Havana on a friendly visit. Feb. 8. A letter by Minister De Lome, in which he wrote disparaingly of President McKinley, was published. On learning of the exposure the minister requested his government to accept his resignation. Feb. 9. The United States Senate discussed interventi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
ariff for revenue only, and unite under the name of the Independent party......June 6, 1890 Dakota soldiers' home, established at Hot Springs, Fall River county, in 1889, is opened......Nov. 27, 1890 Battle with Big Foot's Indian band on Wounded Knee Creek; some 250 Indans killed, including forty-four squaws and eighteen papooses. Loss to United States troops, thirty-two killed, thirty-nine wounded......Dec. 29, 1890 General Miles, after the Indians at Pine Ridge agency surrender, Jan. 15, declares the Indian outbreak at an end......Jan. 19, 1891 James H. Kyle elected United States Senator......Feb. 16, 1891 Australian ballot law enacted at session of......Jan. 6–March 7, 1891 Sisseton Indian reservation opened to settlers......April 15, 1892 Catholic Sioux congress opens at Cheyenne agency; 6,000 Sioux Indians present......July 3, 1892 C. H. Sheldon, Republican, elected governor......1892 Board of medical examiners created and practice of medicine regulate