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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hart, Albert Bushnell 1854- (search)
rom the waters of the Mississippi to the waters of the Columbia. On Aug. 12, 1805, they reached the point where one of the party bestrode the Missouri River, up which they had labored so many months, and just beyond was the long-sought western rim of the valley. From the year 1715, when France and England went mad over a Mississippi bubble, down to the present time, the Mississippi has been a household word throughout the civilized world. Ships of Marseilles, ships of Bordeaux, ships of Bremen, ships of Liverpool, set their course for the mouth of the Mississippi, that they may bring eager immigrants into the promised land; and the stolid peasant in Bohemia or Hungary lays down his guldens for a slip of pasteboard upon which are printed the talismanic words New York—St. Louis—Kansas City— Helena. Into a land which a century ago had not 100,000 people has converged a stream of settlers from East, South, and North, heaping up activity and prosperity as the meteors are said to susta<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tucker, Samuel 1747-1833 (search)
Tucker, Samuel 1747-1833 Naval officer; born in Marblehead, Mass., Nov. 1, 1747; was a captain in the merchant service, sailing between Boston and London, before the Revolution. In March, 1777, he was commissioned a captain in the Continental navy, and, in command of the Boston, he took John Adams to France as American minister in February, 1778. During 1779 he took many prizes. In 1780 he helped in the defence of Charleston; was made prisoner; and was released in June, 1781, when he took command of the Thorne, and made many prizes, receiving, at the close of the war, the thanks of Congress. He settled in Bristol, Me., in 1792; and during the War of 1812 he captured, by a trick, a British vessel which had greatly annoyed the shipping in that vicinity. He was several times in the legislatures of Maine and Massachusetts. He died in Bremen, Me., March 10, 1833.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
do and conveyed to Havre)......Dec. 24, 1852 British steamer City of Glasgow sails from Liverpool for Philadelphia with 450 passengers and is never heard from......March, 1854 Steam emigrant ship Austria, from Hamburg to New York, burns in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean; of 538 persons on board only sixty-seven are saved......Sept. 13, 1858 British steamship City of Boston sails from New York for Liverpool, Jan. 28, 1870; never since seen; a board, stating that she was sinking, found in Cornwall......Feb. 11, 1870 Atlantic steamer Deutschland, from Bremen to New York, during a gale, wrecked on sand-bank, the Kentish Knock, at mouth of the Thames; 157 lives lost (many emigrants)......Dec. 6, 1875 Bark Ponema collides with the steamship State of Florida about 1,200 miles from coast of Ireland; both vessels sink; only thirty-five out of 180 persons saved......April 18, 1884 For the list of vessels sailing from port and never afterwards heard of, see steam navigation.