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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
he Alleghany Mountains on condition that Congress accepts it within two years......June 2, 1784 Believing themselves no longer a part of North Carolina, settlers in Washington, Sullivan, and Greene counties meet in convention at Jonesboro, choose John Sevier president, and form a constitution for the State of Frankland......Dec. 14, 1784 Governor Caswell, of North Carolina, pronounces the revolt of Frankland usurpation......April 14, 1785 Constitution for Frankland, or the State of Franklin, accepted by a convention of the people at Greeneville, which chooses John Sevier as governor......Nov. 14, 1785 Capt. James White and James Connor settle on the site of Knoxville......1786 At a conference upon the legality of the State of Frankland it is agreed that the inhabitants are at full liberty and discretion to pay their public taxes to either the State of North Carolina or the State of Frankland ......March 20, 1787 Legislature of Frankland meets for the last time at Gre
per, was established in 1685. In the United States a newspaper was attempted as early as 1690. The first number was dated September 25 of that year, but its farther issue was prevented by the colonial government, it being published contrary to law, and containing reflections of a very high nature. In 1704 the Boston News-letter, published by authority, was established by John Campbell, and in 1719 the Boston gazette, also by authority. To these succeeded the New England Courant, by James Franklin, a brother of the Doctor. Andrew Bradford founded a paper at Philadelphia in 1719, and his father, William Bradford, issued the first newspaper published in New York, the New York gazette, in 1725. From this period they multiplied rapidly in the Colonies. The common name Gazette is derived from the name of a Venetian coin, worth about a cent and a half, and which was the price of the Venetian newspaper first published. The Maryland gazette was established in 1727 or 1728; the Vi
he presented himself, they gave him commands which he resisted. They fired through his window, made him surrender his pistol, caused him to mount, and escorted him to the public square. Then they seized and secured a prominent colored man, James Franklin. Proceeding with the regularity of soldiers, a captain commanding, they marched their victims across the Duck River, where, dismounting, with something like a leathern thong or strap they first flogged Franklin, each man giving him five blowFranklin, each man giving him five blows. After that, taking Dunlap to another place, with the same parade, they performed the same operation, badly lacerating his body. After directing him to leave the city the next day, they released him. Dunlap not at once complying with their demand, they served upon him a formal notice, sent in the form of an unstamped letter through the post office, ordering him to leave by July 15th, or he would be burned to death. Dunlap thereupon went to Nashville and remained two months. Then he came bac
289, 290, 327, 407. FitzMr, ir., II , 299. Fitzgerald, Louis, II, 551. Flagler, H. M., II, 554. Flanders, E. B., I, 190. Foote, A. H., I, 205. Foote, Solomon, 11, 321. Foraker, Joseph B., II, 144. Force, M. F., II, 11, 109, 110. Ford, Thomas H., I, 276. Forrest, N. B., 11, 28, 30, 46, 375, 381. Foster, Henry, 1, 23. Foster, John G., II, 91,92,94,96,335. Fowler, William, II, 216, 230, 293. Francis, Thomas, 1, 13. Frank, John D., I, 196, 243, 343. Franklin, James, II, 379. Franklin, William B., I, 148, 149, 154, 172, 216, 217, 224-227, 267, 272, 277, 278, 288, 289, 298, 300-302, 311, 312, 317, 322, 326, 328-330, 332, 333, 337, 345, 347, 382. Frazier, Garrison, II, 190. Frederick, Cesar, 11, 386. Fredericksburg, Battle of, I, 327-336. Freedman's Aid Societies, II, 194-205. American Missionary Association, II, 195. American Tract Society, II,195. Christian Commission, 11, 195. Sanitary Commission, 11, 195. Freedmen's Bureau: Abando
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 3: the Puritan divines, 1620-1720 (search)
e press was closed. In the preface to The gospel order revived, by T. Woodbridge and other malcontents, published in New York in 1700, The Reader is desired to take Notice that the Press in Boston is so much under the aw of the Reverend Author, whom we answer, and his Friends, that we could not obtain of the Printer there to print the following Sheets, which is the true Reason why we have sent the Copy so far for its Impression and where it was printed with some Difficulty. When James Franklin spoke out roundly against the tyranny of the ministers, they induced the magistrates to teach him respect by throwing him into the common gaol. It was a serious matter to offend the hierarchy, even in the days of its decline, and far more serious to attack. But the days of its domination were numbered, and after 1720 the secular authority of the Puritan divines swiftly decayed. The old dream of a Kingdom of God was giving way, under pressure of economic circumstance, to the new dream
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 4: Edwards (search)
God. his preaching. the great Awakening. narrative of surprising Conversions. thoughts on the revival of religion. marks of a work of the true spirit. treatise concerning religious affections. the quarrel with the Northampton congregation. Stockbridge. President of the College of New Jersey. death. the relations of Edwards to the deistic controversy. the freedom of the will Jonathan Edwards was born at Windsor, Connecticut, in 1703. He belonged, unlike his great contemporary Franklin in this, to the Brahmin families of America, his father being a distinguished graduate of Harvard and a minister of high standing, his mother being the daughter of Solomon Stoddard, a revered pastor of Northampton, Massachusetts, and a religious author of repute. Jonathan, one of eleven children, showed extraordinary precocity. There is preserved a letter of his, written apparently in his twelfth year, in which he retorts upon certain materialistic opinions of his correspondent with an ea
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 7: colonial newspapers and magazines, 1704-1775 (search)
rned to the spectacle of the actual life about them, and, to convey it, sought their models in the world of letters so little known in the colonies. It was James Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's older brother, who first made a news sheet something more than a garbled mass of stale items, taken from the Gazetts and other Publick Prrary precedent. For instead of filling the first page of the Courant with the tedious conventionalities of governors' addresses to provincial legislatures, James Franklin's club wrote essays and satirical letters after the manner of The Spectator just ten years after the first appearance of The Spectator in London. How novel te, Prior, and Dryden would also have been looked for in vain. Milton himself was little known in the stronghold of Puritanism. But the printing office of James Franklin had Shakespeare, Milton, Addison, Steele, Cowley, Butler's Hudibras, and The Tail of the Tub The spelling of the Courant. on its shelves. All these were rea
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
onel, Thomas, 217 Foster, Mrs., Hannah Webster, 285 Fothergill, Dr., John, 195 Four elements, constitutions, ages of man, and seasons of the year, 154 Fourier, 339, 340 Fox, George, 8 Foxe, North-West, 2 Francesca da Rimini, 223, 224, 225, 232 Francis, Convers, 333 Franklin, Abiah Folger, 92 Franklin, Benjamin, 57, 81, 85, 90-110, 112, I13,114, 115, I16, 17, 21, 122, 134, 139, 140, 140 n., 141, 142, 144, 146, 151, 161, 177, 195, 198, 199, 225, 233, 284, 301 Franklin, James, 55, 93, 94, I12 Franklin, Josiah, 92 Fraternal Discord, 219 Free thoughts on the proceedings of the Continental Congress, 136 Freedom of the will, 65, 66 Fremont, J. C., 212 Freneau, Philip, 139, 164, 166, 167, 169, 174, 178, 180-183, 212,261 Friendly address to all Reasonable Americans, a, 138 Frobisher, Martin, 2 Froissart, 316 Fruitlands, 338, 340 Fall Vindication of the Measures of the Congress, etc., A, 137 Fuller, Margaret, 333, 340, 341, 342-343, 34
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Index. (search)
165, 166. Fletcher of Saltoun, 263. Flight of the Duchess, Browning's, 215. Flint, Timothy, 239. Franklin, Benjamin, 7, 61, 55, 56-65, 108, 117, 221. Franklin, James, 58. Franks, Rebecca, 53, 80, 81. Fraser's magazine, 95, 261. Fredericksburg sonnet, Aldrich's, 264. Freneau, Philip, 36-39. Fuller, H. B., 255. Fulle Pinkney, Edward C., 216. Pioneers, Cooper's, 239. Pit, Norris's, 255. Poe, Edgar Allan, 90, 118, 143, 165, 190, 206-215, 231. Poor Richard's Aimanac, Franklin's, 58, 59. Pope, Alexander, 9, 40, 108, 158, 166, 219. Portfolio, 65-69. Power of Dullness, Trumbull's, 40. Prairie, Cooper's, 236. Prescott, WilliaRadcliffe, Mrs., 72. Ramona, Mrs. Jackson's, 127, 128. Raven, Poe's, 211. Reid, Mayne, 262. Republican Court, Griswold's, 54. Rhode Island almanac, a, Franklin's, 58. Richardson, James, 48. Ricketson, Daniel, 103, 196. Robinson, Dr. J. H., 262. Rochambeau, Comte de, 52. Roseboro, Viola, 253. Rowson, Mrs., Susann
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters, Chapter 3: the third and fourth generation (search)
don. The New England Courant, established in Boston in 1721 by James Franklin, is full of imitations of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian. opies of Milton and Shakespeare, we can appreciate the value of James Franklin's apprenticeship in London. Perhaps we can even forgive him fo brother to Philadelphia and to Bradford's American Mercury or to Franklin's own Pennsylvania Gazette, or if we study the Gazettes of Marylan months to a year late. London books are imported and reprinted. Franklin reprints Pamela, and his Library Company of Philadelphia has two cnial science were likewise chiefly indebted to London, but by 1751 Franklin's papers on electricity began to repay the loan. A university cluam, James Logan, James Godfrey, Cadwallader Colden, and above all, Franklin himself, were winning the respect of European students, and were to means sure that the Stamp Act meant the end of Colonialism. And Franklin's uncertainty was shared by Washington. When the tall Virginian t
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