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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Burke, Edmund, 1730-1797 (search)
Burke, Edmund, 1730-1797 Statesman; born in Dublin, June 1, 1730; was one of fifteen children of Richard Burke, an attorney, and was descended from the Norman De Burghs, who early settled in Ireland; graduated at Trinity College, Dublin (1748); studied law, and in 1756 published his famous essay on The sublime and beautiful. In 1758-59 he and Dodsley established the Annual Registor; and in 1765 he was made secretary to Premier Rockingham. He entered Parliament in 1766. There he took an active and brilliant part in debates on the American question, and always in favor of the Americans. advocating their cause with rare eloquence. In 1771 he was appointed agent for the colony of New York. He lost some popularity by advocating the claims of the Roman Catholics in 1780, and opposing the policy of repressing the trade of Ireland. During the brief administration of the Rockingham ministry in 1782, he was a member of the privy council and paymaster of the forces. Taking a prominen
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chandler, John 1760-1841 (search)
Chandler, John 1760-1841 Legislator; born in Epping, N. H., in 1760. His business was that of blacksmith, and he became wealthy. With much native talent, he rose to the places of councillor and Senator (1803-5); member of Congress (1805-8); and, in July, 1812, was commissioned a brigadier-general. Wounded and made prisoner in the battle at Stony Creek, in Canada, he was soon afterwards exchanged. From 1820 to 1829 he was United States Senator fom Maine, one of the first appointed from that new State. From 1829 to 1837 he was collector of the port of Portland. He became a majorgeneral of militia, and held several civil local offices. He died in Augusta, Me., Sept. 25, 1841.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Channing, Edward 1856- (search)
Channing, Edward 1856- Historian; born in Dorchester, Mass., June 15, 1856; was graduated at Harvard College in 1878; and became Professor of History there. His publications include The United States, 1765-1865; A student's history of the United States; Town and county government in. The English colonies of North America; Narraganset planters; Companions of Columbus, in Justin Winsor's Narrative and critical history of America; Guide to study of American history (with Albert B. Hart); and English history for Americans (with Thomas W. Higginson).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Chickering, Jesse 1797-1855 (search)
Chickering, Jesse 1797-1855 Political economist; born in Dover, N. H., Aug. 31, 1797; graduated at Harvard College in 1818; later studied medicine and practised in Boston, Mass. His publications include Statistical view of the population of Massachusetts from 1765-1840; Emigration into the United States; Reports on the census of Boston; and a Letter addressed to the President of the United States on slavery, considered in relation to the principles of constitutional government in Great Britain and in the United States. He died in West Roxbury, Mass., May 29, 1855.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clarke, Sir Alured 1745-1832 (search)
Clarke, Sir Alured 1745-1832 Military officer; born in 1745; joined the British army in 1765; came to America, and during the Revolutionary War was lieutenant-colonel of the 7th Foot. When the British took Savannah, Ga., he was placed in command of the city, and by the strict discipline of his troops and his courtesy to the inhabitants won their good will. He died in September, 1832.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cutler, Manasseh 1742-1823 (search)
Cutler, Manasseh 1742-1823 Clergyman; born in Killingly, Conn., May 3, 1742; graduated at Yale College in 1765; studied theology; was ordained in 1771; was a chaplain of a regiment in the army in 1776; became an excellent botanist; and gave the first scientific description of the plants of New England. As agent for the Ohio Company in 1787, he bought 1,500,000 acres of land northwest of the Ohio, and started the first company of emigrants to that region, who founded the town of Marietta in April, 1787. He travelled thither in a sulky (a two-wheeled, oneseated carriage), 750 miles in twenty-nine days. He was a member of Congress in 1800-4. He died in Hamilton, Mass., July 28, 1823.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware Indians, (search)
nother emigration over the mountains occurred, and they planted a settlement at Muskingum, O. These joined Pontiac, and besieged Fort Pitt and other frontier posts, but were defeated in August, 1763, by Colonel Bouquet, and their great chief, Teedyuscung, was killed. Their towns were ravaged, and the Moravian converts, who were innocent, fled for refuge to Philadelphia. These returned to the Susquehanna in 1764, and the Ohio portion made peace at Muskingum the same year, and at Fort Pitt in 1765. The remainder in Pennsylvania emigrated to Ohio, and in 1786 not a Delaware was left east of the Alleghany Mountains. Moravian missionaries went with their flocks, and the Christian Indians increased. The pagans kept upon the war-path until they were severely smitten in a drawn Battle at Point Pleasant, in 1774. The Delawares joined the English when the Revolutionary War broke out, but made peace with the Americans in 1778, when a massacre of ninety of the Christian Indians in Ohio by
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Depew, Chauncey Mitchell, 1834- (search)
steps of the old government building here, the thought must have occurred to him that it was a cradle of liberty, and, as such, giving a bright omen for the future. In these halls in 1735, in the trial of John Zenger, had been established, for the first time in its history, the liberty of the press. Here the New York Assembly, in 1764, made the protest against the Stamp Act, and proposed the general conference, which was the beginning of united colonial action. In this old State-house, in 1765, the Stamp Act Congress, the first and the father of American congresses, assembled and presented to the English government that vigorous protest which caused the repeal of the act and checked the first step towards the usurpation which lost the American colonies to the British Empire. Within these walls the Congress of the Confederation had commissioned its ambassadors abroad, and in ineffectual efforts at government had created the necessity for the concentration of federal authority, no
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Duane, James, 1733-1797 (search)
Duane, James, 1733-1797 Jurist; born in New York City, Feb. 6, 1733; inherited a large estate at the site of Duanesburg, which he began to settle in 1765. In 1759 he married a daughter of Col. Robert Livingston. He became an active patriot in the Revolution; was a member of the first Continental Congress (1774); also in Congress from 1780 to 1782; was in the Provincial Convention of New York in 1776-77; and was on the committee to draft the first constitution of that State. He returned to New York City in 1783, after the evacuation, and was the first mayor of that city after the Revolution. In 1783-84 he was a member of the council and State Senator, and in 1788 was a member of the convention of New York that adopted the national Constitution. From 1789 to 1794 he was United States district judge. He died in Duanesburg, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1797. Late in May, 1775, Judge Duane moved in Congress, in committee of the whole, the opening of negotiations in order to accommodate the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dyer, Eliphalet, 1721-1807 (search)
Dyer, Eliphalet, 1721-1807 Jurist; born in Windham, Conn., Sept. 28, 1721; graduated at Yale College in 1740; became a lawyer; and was a member of the Connecticut legislature from 1745 to 1762. He commanded a regiment in the French and Indian War; was made a member of the council in 1762; and, as an active member of the Susquehanna Company, went to England as its agent in 1763. Mr. Dyer was a member of the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, and was a member of the first Continental Congress in 1774. He remained in that body during the entire war excepting in 1779. He was judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut in 1766, and was chief-justice from 1789 to 1793. He died in Windham, May 13, 1807. Judge Dyer is alluded to in the famous doggerel poem entitled Lawyers and Bullfrogs, the introduction to which avers that at Old Windham, in Connecticut, after a long drought, a frog-pond became almost dry, and a terrible battle was fought one night by the frogs to decide which should keep po
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