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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut (search)
issued by royal hands. It defined the boundaries so as to include the New Haven colony and a part of Rhode Island on the east, and westward to the Pacific Ocean. The New Haven colony reluctantly gave its consent to the union in 1665, but Rhode island refused. A dispute concerning the boundary-line between Connecticut and Rhode Island lasted more than sixty years. The charter, engrossed on parchment and decorated with a finely executed miniature of Charles II. (done in Indiaink by Samuel Cooper, it is supposed, who was an eminent London miniature painter of the time), was brought across the sea in a handsome mahogany box, in which it is still preserved in the State Department of Connecticut. It was of so general a character, and conferred such large powers, that when Connecticut became an independent State it was considered a good fundamental law for the commonwealth, and was not changed until 1818. It provided for the election of the governor of the colony and the magistrate
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooper, Samuel 1798-1876 (search)
Cooper, Samuel 1798-1876 Military officer; born in Hackensack, N. J., June 12, 1798; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1815; brevetted colonel for services in the Mexican War; and became adjutant-general of the army. In March, 1861, he resigned and entered the Confederate army, becoming adjutant-general and inspector-general. He published A concise system of instructions and regulations for the militia and volunteers of the United States. He died in Cameron, Va., Dec. 3, 1876.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wheatley, Phillis 1753-1784 (search)
Wheatley, Phillis 1753-1784 Poet; born in Africa, of negro parents, presumably in 1753; was purchased as a slave by John Wheatley, of Boston, in 1761. She received a private education, and developed marvellous powers of acquisition. On Oct. 26, 1775, she sent a letter to Washington enclosing some lines written in his honor, which were afterwards published in the Pennsylvania magazine. These were highly praised by Washington in a letter addressed to her, Feb. 2, 1776. Thomas Jefferson also referred to her poetry in high terms. Her other publications include An Elegiac poem on the death of George Whitfield, chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon; The negro equalled by few Europeans (poems, 2 volumes); Elegy sacred to the memory of Dr. Samuel Cooper, etc. She died in Boston, Mass., Dec. 5, 1784.