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Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
State of Vermont, First settled by white people in 1724, by the erection of Fort Dummer near the (present) site of State seal of Vermont. Brattleboro, then supposed to be in Massachusetts. The portion of country between the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain was known as New Hampshire grants (see New Hampshire). At the middle of January (15-17), 1777, the people of the Grants assembled in convention at Windsor, and declared the Grants an independent State, with the title of Vermont. The territory was yet claimed by New York. At the same time the convention adopted a petition to the Continental Congress, setting forth reasons for their position of independence, and asking for admission into the confederacy of free and independent States and seats for delegates in the Congress. This petition, presented to Congress April 8, 1777, was dismissed by resolutions on June 30, in one of which it was declared That the independent government attempted to be established by the people
New Hampshire (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
white people in 1724, by the erection of Fort Dummer near the (present) site of State seal of Vermont. Brattleboro, then supposed to be in Massachusetts. The portion of country between the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain was known as New Hampshire grants (see New Hampshire). At the middle of January (15-17), 1777, the people of the Grants assembled in convention at Windsor, and declared the Grants an independent State, with the title of Vermont. The territory was yet claimed by New Yoess. This petition, presented to Congress April 8, 1777, was dismissed by resolutions on June 30, in one of which it was declared That the independent government attempted to be established by the people styling themselves inhabitants of the New Hampshire Grants can derive no countenance or justification from the act of Congress declaring the United Colonies to be independent of the crown of Great Britain, nor from any other act or resolution of Congress. The Vermonters had adopted Old-fash
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
dmission into the confederacy of free and independent States and seats for delegates in the Congress. This petition, presented to Congress April 8, 1777, was dismissed by resolutions on June 30, in one of which it was declared That the independent government attempted to be established by the people styling themselves inhabitants of the New Hampshire Grants can derive no countenance or justification from the act of Congress declaring the United Colonies to be independent of the crown of Great Britain, nor from any other act or resolution of Congress. The Vermonters had adopted Old-fashioned sugar camp, Vermont. a constitution modelled on that of Pennsylvania, and on July 8 a convention at Windsor adopted it. Under this frame of Trees Tapped for maple sugar, Vermont government Vermont successfully maintained its independence and sovereignty until 1791. In July, 1780, the mysterious movements of Governor Chittenden, Ethan and Ira Allen, and other leaders in Vermont, excited
United States (United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
ace Eaton1846Carroll S. Page1890 Carlos Coolidge1848Levi K. Fuller1892 Charles K. Williams1850Urban A. Woodbury1894 Erastus Fairbanks1852Josiah Grout1896 John S. Robinson1853Edward C. Smith1898 Stephen Royce1854William W. Stickney1900 United States Senators. NameNo. of Congress.Term. Stephen R. Bradley2d to 4th1791 to 1795 Moses Robinson2d to 4th1791 to 1796 Isaac Tichenor4th to 5th1796 to 1797 Elijah Paine4th to 7th1795 to 1801 Nathaniel Chipman5th to 8th1797 to 1803 Stephen R.o 1807 Jonathan Robinson10th to 14th1807 to 1815 Dudley Chace13th to 15th1813 to 1817 Isaac Tichenor14th to 17th1815 to 1821 James Fisk15th1817 to 1818 William A. Palmer15th to 19th1818 to 1825 Horatio Seymour17th to 23d1821 to 1833 United States Senators— continued. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Dudley Chace19th to 22d1825 to 1831 Samuel Prentiss22d to 27th1831 to 1842 Benjamin Swift23d to 26th1833 to 1839 Samuel S. Phelps26th to 32d1839 to 1851 Samuel C. Crafts27th1842 to 1843
Plattsburg (New York, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
n adopted the national Constitution, and Vermont, having agreed to pay to the State of New York $30,000 for territory claimed by that State, was, by resolution of Congress passed on Feb. 18, admitted into the Union on March 4, to have two representatives in Congress until an apportionment of representatives should be made. In the War of 1812-15 the governor refused to call out the militia, and forbade troops to leave the State; but Vermont volunteers took an active part in the battle at Plattsburg in 1814. During the troubles in Canada (1837-38), sympathizing Vermonters to the number of fully 600, went over to the help of the insurgents, but were soon disarmed. During the Civil War Vermont furnished to the National army 35.256 troops. Population in 1890, 332,422; in 1900, 346,641. State governors. Assumes Office.Assumes office. Thomas Chittenden1777Ryland Fletcher1856 Moses Robinson1789Hiland Hall1858 Thomas Chittenden1790Erastus Fairbanks1860 Paul Brigham1797Frederick Ho
Bennington, Vt. (Vermont, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
orking for a twofold object—namely, to keep back the British from a threatened invasion by a show of friendly feeling, and to so alarm the Congress as to induce them to admit Vermont into the Union. After the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, in 1781, Congress offered to admit it, with a considerable curtailment of its boundaries. The people refused to come in on such terms, and for ten years they remained outside of the Union. Finally, on Jan. 10, 1791, a convention at Bennington adopted the national Constitution, and Vermont, having agreed to pay to the State of New York $30,000 for territory claimed by that State, was, by resolution of Congress passed on Feb. 18, admitted into the Union on March 4, to have two representatives in Congress until an apportionment of representatives should be made. In the War of 1812-15 the governor refused to call out the militia, and forbade troops to leave the State; but Vermont volunteers took an active part in the battle at P
New York State (New York, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
a show of friendly feeling, and to so alarm the Congress as to induce them to admit Vermont into the Union. After the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, in 1781, Congress offered to admit it, with a considerable curtailment of its boundaries. The people refused to come in on such terms, and for ten years they remained outside of the Union. Finally, on Jan. 10, 1791, a convention at Bennington adopted the national Constitution, and Vermont, having agreed to pay to the State of New York $30,000 for territory claimed by that State, was, by resolution of Congress passed on Feb. 18, admitted into the Union on March 4, to have two representatives in Congress until an apportionment of representatives should be made. In the War of 1812-15 the governor refused to call out the militia, and forbade troops to leave the State; but Vermont volunteers took an active part in the battle at Plattsburg in 1814. During the troubles in Canada (1837-38), sympathizing Vermonters to th
ermont, having agreed to pay to the State of New York $30,000 for territory claimed by that State, was, by resolution of Congress passed on Feb. 18, admitted into the Union on March 4, to have two representatives in Congress until an apportionment of representatives should be made. In the War of 1812-15 the governor refused to call out the militia, and forbade troops to leave the State; but Vermont volunteers took an active part in the battle at Plattsburg in 1814. During the troubles in Canada (1837-38), sympathizing Vermonters to the number of fully 600, went over to the help of the insurgents, but were soon disarmed. During the Civil War Vermont furnished to the National army 35.256 troops. Population in 1890, 332,422; in 1900, 346,641. State governors. Assumes Office.Assumes office. Thomas Chittenden1777Ryland Fletcher1856 Moses Robinson1789Hiland Hall1858 Thomas Chittenden1790Erastus Fairbanks1860 Paul Brigham1797Frederick Holbrook1861 Isaac Tichenor1797J. Gregory S
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
ed by resolutions on June 30, in one of which it was declared That the independent government attempted to be established by the people styling themselves inhabitants of the New Hampshire Grants can derive no countenance or justification from the act of Congress declaring the United Colonies to be independent of the crown of Great Britain, nor from any other act or resolution of Congress. The Vermonters had adopted Old-fashioned sugar camp, Vermont. a constitution modelled on that of Pennsylvania, and on July 8 a convention at Windsor adopted it. Under this frame of Trees Tapped for maple sugar, Vermont government Vermont successfully maintained its independence and sovereignty until 1791. In July, 1780, the mysterious movements of Governor Chittenden, Ethan and Ira Allen, and other leaders in Vermont, excited grave suspicions of their loyalty, because of their secret correspondence with the British. In June the Congress had appointed a committee to visit Vermont, and had d
Windsor, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry state-of-vermont
to be in Massachusetts. The portion of country between the Connecticut River and Lake Champlain was known as New Hampshire grants (see New Hampshire). At the middle of January (15-17), 1777, the people of the Grants assembled in convention at Windsor, and declared the Grants an independent State, with the title of Vermont. The territory was yet claimed by New York. At the same time the convention adopted a petition to the Continental Congress, setting forth reasons for their position of in to be independent of the crown of Great Britain, nor from any other act or resolution of Congress. The Vermonters had adopted Old-fashioned sugar camp, Vermont. a constitution modelled on that of Pennsylvania, and on July 8 a convention at Windsor adopted it. Under this frame of Trees Tapped for maple sugar, Vermont government Vermont successfully maintained its independence and sovereignty until 1791. In July, 1780, the mysterious movements of Governor Chittenden, Ethan and Ira All
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