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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, (search)
le of Baltimore were exasperated to the highest degree by the passage of troops through that city, and that the citizens were universally decided in the opinion that no more should be ordered to come. He gave notice of the fearful riot the day before, and he requested the President not to order or permit any more troops to pass through the city, adding, If they should attempt it the responsibility for the bloodshed will not rest on me. The committee saw the President early in the morning (April 20). The President told them that no more should come through the city if they could pass peaceably around it. This answer did not satisfy the Confederates, and they pushed forward military preparations, making the capital more isolated from the loyal people every hour. The excitement in Washington was now becoming fearful, and at three o'clock on Sunday morning (April 21) the President sent for Governor Hicks and Mayor Brown. The former, with two others, hastened to Washington. At an inter
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ku-klux Klan, (search)
l be passed in pursuance of this recommendation shall expire at the end of the next session of Congress. There is no other subject on which T would recommend legislation during the present session. U. S. Grant. The result of the investigations was the passage by Congress of an act entitled An act to enforce the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes, popularly known as the Force bill, which was approved by the President April 20. This act was as follows: Force bill of 1871.—Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that any person who under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage of any State, shall subject, or cause to be subjected, any person within the jurisdiction of the United States to the deprivation of any privileges or immunities secured by the Constitution of the United States, shall, any such law, statut
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Philippine Islands, (search)
he Philippines to commerce. Dec. 19. General Lawton was killed in attacking San Mateo. Jan. 22, 1901. Treaty with Spain for the purchase of the island of Cibutu and Cagayan for $100,000 ratified by United States Senate. Jan. 28. Petition from Filipino federal party praying for civil government presented to the Senate. March 1. Twenty-one officers and 120 bolomen surrender. March 23. Aguinaldo captured by General Funston. April 2. Aguinaldo takes oath of allegiance. April 20. General Tinio surrendered. June 15. United States Philippine Commission appoints Arellano, chief-justice, and six other Supreme Court judges. June 21. Promulgation of President McKinley's order establishing civil government and appointing William H. Taft the first governor. June 23. General MacArthur is succeeded by General Chaffee. July 4. Civil government established. July 24. General Zunbano with twenty-nine officers and 518 men surrender at Zabayas. Sept. 29. Massa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Plymouth, capture of (search)
Plymouth, capture of About 7,000 Confederates, under Gen. R. F. Hoke, attacked Plymouth, N. C., at the mouth of the Roanoke River, April 17, 1864. The post was fortified, and garrisoned by 2,400 men, under Gen. H. W. Wessells. Hoke was assisted by the powerful rain Albemarle. The town was closely besieged. A gunboat that went to the assistance of the garrison was soon disabled and captured. On April 20 the Confederates made a general assault, and the town and Fort Williams were compelled to surrender. There were 1,600 men surrendered, with twenty-five cannon, 2,000 small-arms, and valuable stores.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
the Cuban government, and requesting Congress to take action. April 19. Congress adopted resolutions declaring Cuba independent and directing the President to use the forces of the United States to put an end to Spanish authority in Cuba. April 20. The President signed the resolutions of Congress. An ultimatum to Spain was cabled to Minister Woodford. April 20. The Spanish Cortes met and received a warlike message from the Queen-Regent. April 21. The Spanish government sent MiniApril 20. The Spanish Cortes met and received a warlike message from the Queen-Regent. April 21. The Spanish government sent Minister Woodford his passports, thus beginning the war. April 21. Congress passed an act for increasing the military establishment. April 21. Great Britain notified Spain that coal was contraband of war. April 22. Proclamation to the neutral powers announcing war was issued by the President. April 22. Admiral Sampson's fleet sailed from Key West. The blockade of Cuban ports began. April 22. The gunboat Nashville captured the Spanish ship Buena Ventura, the first prize of the war.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State government. (search)
solute independence of Great Britain. The recommendation was generally followed, but not without opposition. New Hampshire had prepared a temporary State government in January, 1776. The royal charters of Rhode Island and Connecticut were considered sufficient for independent local self-government. New Jersey adopted a State constitution July 2, 1776; Virginia, July 5; Pennsylvania, July 15; Maryland, Aug. 14; Delaware, Sept. 20; North Carolina, Dec. 18: Georgia, Feb. 5, 1777; New York, April 20; South Carolina, March 19, 1778; and Massachusetts, March 2, 1780. For all practical purposes—even to the extent of alterations of the constitutions, except in a few States where different provisions were made—the supreme power was vested in the respective legislatures, which, excepting Pennsylvania and Georgia, consisted of two branches. The more numerous branch retained the name it had borne in colonial times. In Massachusetts and other States it was the House of Representatives; in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
oops sent into Kentucky, and mail withdrawn on that route for one month......March, 1871 Santo Domingo commission's report sent to Congress with a special message by the President......April 5, 1871 Act to enforce the fourteenth amendment (Ku-klux act)......April 20, 1871 Branch mint at Dahlonega, Ga., conveyed to trustees of the North Georgia Agricultural College for educational purposes, by act......April 20, 1871 First session adjourns......April 20, 1871 Under call, dated April 20, Senate meets in special session......May 10, 1871 Extra session of Senate adjourns sine die......May 27, 1871 Hall's Arctic expedition sails from New York......June 29, 1871 Riot in New York City between Irish Orangemen and Catholics.......July 12, 1871 First narrow-gauge (3 feet) locomotive built in the United States shipped from Philadelphia for the Denver and Rio Grande railroad......July 13, 1871 Tweed ring frauds first exposed in the New York Times......July 22, 1871
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wisconsin, (search)
Treaty with the Winnebagoes at Rock Island, ceding to the United States their lands east of the Mississippi and west of Green Bay......Sept. 15, 1832 First newspaper, the Green Bay Intelligencer, published at Green Bay......Dec. 11, 1833 Land offices established at Mineral Point and Green Bay......1834 Military road from Fort Howard to Fort Crawford begun......June 1, 1835 First steamboat makes port at Milwaukee......June 17, 1835 Territory of Wisconsin created by act of April 20, and government organized at Mineral Point......April 20, 1836 Milwaukee Advertiser published at Milwaukee......July 14, 1836 First session of the Assembly held at Belmont, Iowa county......Oct. 25, 1836 Real-estate speculation at Kewaunee, owing to discovery of gold, at its height......1836 First permanent settlement of Madison......April, 1837 Corner-stone of capital at Madison laid......July 4, 1837 Governor Dodge, of Wisconsin Territory, by treaty with the Ojibways at
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, George (search)
gion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy which has marked the present age would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see their religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society. To the ministers, Church-wardens, and vestry-men of the German Lutheran congregation, in and near the City of Philadelphia. April 20th, 1789. While I request you to accept my thanks for your kind address, I must profess myself highly gratified by the sentiments of esteem and consideration contained in it. The approbation my past conduct has received from so worthy a body of citizens as that, whose joy for my appointment you announce, is a proof of the indulgence with which my future transactions will be judged by them. I could not, however, avoid apprehending, that the partiality of my countrymen in favour of the me