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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
oughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Leicester, 5; Leicester, 1. Nottinghamshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Nottingham. 4: Nottingham, 1. Derbyshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Derby, 5; Derby, 1. Staffordshire, with the City of Lichfield, the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, 6. Shropshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Shrewsbury, 6; Shrewsbury, 1. Cheshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, aDerby, 1. Staffordshire, with the City of Lichfield, the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, 6. Shropshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Shrewsbury, 6; Shrewsbury, 1. Cheshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Chester, 5; Chester, 2. Lancashire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Manchester, 6; Manchester and the Parish, 1. Yorkshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereafter named, 15; York City and the County thereof, 3; Kingston upon Hull and the County thereof, 1; Leeds Town and Parish, 1. Durham County Palatine, with the Boroughs. Towns, and Parishes therein, except Durham and Gateside, 3; Durham City, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burgoyne, Sir John, 1723-1792 (search)
Burgoyne, Sir John, 1723-1792 Military officer; born in England, Feb. 24, 1723; was liberally educated, and entered the army at an early age. While a subaltern he clandestinely married a daughter of the Earl of Derby, who subsequently aided him in acquiring military promotion and settled $1,500 a year upon him. He served with distinction in Portugal in 1762. The year before, he was elected to Parliament, and gained his seat as representative of another borough, in 1768, at an expense of about $50,000. In the famous Letters of Junius he was severely handled. Being appointed to command in America, he arrived at Boston May 25, 1775; and to Lord Stanley he wrote a letter, giving a graphic account of the battle on Bunker (Breed's) Hill. In December, 1776, he returned to England, and was commissioned lieutenant-general. Sir John Burgoyne. Placed in command of the British forces in Canada, he arrived there early in 1777, and in June he began an invasion of the province of New Yor