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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wentworth, Sir John 1737-1820 (search)
Wentworth, Sir John 1737-1820 Colonial governor; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 9, 1737; nephew of Benning; graduated at Harvard College in 1755. In 1766 he was sent to England as agent of the province, when the Marquis of Rockingham procured his appointment as governor of Benning Wentworth. New Hampshire, which he held in 1767-75. He was also appointed surveyor of the King's woods, which was a lucrative office. On the assumption of all political power by the Provincial Congress of New The Wentworth mansion, little Harbor, N. H. Hampshire, Sir John, the last royal governor, seeing his power depart, and fearing popular indignation, shut himself up in the fort at Portsmouth, and his house was pillaged by a mob. He prorogued the Assembly (July, 1775), retired to Boston, soon afterwards sailed to England, and remained there until 1792, when he was made lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. He died in Halifax, N. S., April 8, 1820.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Willing, Thomas 1731-1821 (search)
Willing, Thomas 1731-1821 Lawyer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 19, 1731; studied law in England, and returning to the United States became manager in 1754 of the Willing & Morris mercantile house, of Philadelphia. Through this firm the government secured naval and military supplies during the Revolutionary War. He was elected mayor of Philadelphia in October, 1763; was an associate justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1767-74; presided at a mass-meeting, June 18, 1774, called for the purpose of organizing a general congress of the colonies; and was made a member of the committee of correspondence. In 1780, when there was a great lack of provisions for the Continental army, he with others contributed £ 260,000 towards the establishment of the Bank of Pennsylvania to provide supplies for the army. In 1781, when the Bank of North America was founded, he became its president, and held the office till Jan. 9, 1792; was also the first president of the United States Bank es
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Witherspoon, John 1722- (search)
Witherspoon, John 1722- Signer of the Declaration of Independence; born in Gifford, Scotland, Feb. 5, 1722; was a lineal descendant of John Knox. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, he was licensed to preach at twenty-one. When the Young Pretender landed in England young Witherspoon marched at the head of a corps of militia to join him. He was taken prisoner at Falkirk, and remained in Donne Castle until the battle of Culloden. While settled at Paisley he was called (1767) to the presidency of the College of New Jersey, at Princeton, and was inaugurated in August, 1768. He had already written and published several works, and had acquired a fine reputation for scholarship. Under his administration the college flourished, financially and otherwise. He was not only president, but was Professor of Divinity; also pastor of the Presbyterian church at Princeton. At the beginning of the Revolution the college was for a time broken up, when President Witherspoon assisted in th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wolcott, Roger 1679-1767 (search)
Wolcott, Roger 1679-1767 Colonial governor; born in Windsor, Conn., Jan. 4, 1679; was apprenticed to a mechanic at the age of twelve years. By industry and economy he afterwards acquired a competent fortune. In the expedition against Canada in 1711 he was commissary of the Connecticut forces, and had risen to major-general in 1745, when he was second in command at the capture of Louisburg. He was afterwards, successively, a legislator, county judge, chief-justice of the Supreme Court, and governor (1751-54). In 1725 he published Poetical Meditations, and he left a long manuscript poem descriptive of the Pequod War, which is preserved in the collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. He died in Windsor, Conn., May 17, 1767.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Yuman Indians, (search)
A North American family comprising the following tribes: Cochimi, Cocopa, Comeya, Diegueño, Havesupai, Maricopa, Mohave or Mojave, Yuwapai, Pericu, Seri or Ceri, Tonto, Waikuru, and Walapai or Hualapai. These tribes occupied the territory between northern Arizona and Lower California, together with a small tract in the western part of the Mexican state of Sonora. The Jesuits established missions among the Indians in Lower California in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The mission of San Diego, founded in 1767, was the first in northern California. Two missions were established near the present Fort Yuma in 1780, but were destroyed the following year, when the missionaries were killed by the Indians. In 1899 there were 707 Yumas at the mission, Tule River agency, in California; forty-two Yumas at the San Carlos agency, in Arizona; 2,383 Mehaves at the Colorado River agency, in Arizona; 340 Maricopas at the Pima agency, in Arizona; and 526 Mohaves at the San Carlos agency
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