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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emancipation proclamations. (search)
e compensated for all losses by acts of the United States, including the loss of slaves. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-seventh. Abraham Lincoln. By the President: William H. Seward, Secretary of State. This warning was unheeded, and on the day mentioned the President issued the following proclamation: Proclamation. Whereas, On the 22d day of September; in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following to wit: That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (Augustus) 1683- (search)
a; born in Hanover, Oct. 20, 1683. In his childhood and youth he was neglected by his father, and was brought up by his grandmother, the Electress Sophia. In 1705 he married a daughter of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Anspach, a woman of superior character and ability. He was made a peer of England the next year, with the chief title of Duke of Cambridge. He was a brave soldier under the Duke of Marlborough. In 1714 he accompanied his father to England, and was proclaimed Prince of Wales Sept. 22. The prince and his father hated each other cordially, and he was made an instrument of intrigue against the latter. The Princess of Wales was very popular, and the father also hated her. At one time the King proposed to send the prince to America, there to be disposed of so that he should have no more trouble with him. He was crowned King Oct. 11, 1727. His most able minister was Walpole (as he was of George I.), and he and the clever Queen ruled the realm for fourteen years. He, in turn
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
ared a series of accusations against him and a petition to the King to remove him. The answers to the circular letter from other assemblies glowed with sympathy and assurances of co-operation. When it was known that British troops had been ordered to Boston, a town-meeting was held and a request sent to Governor Bernard to convene the Provincial Assembly. He refused, and a convention of delegates from all the towns in the province was provided for. Delegates from more than 100 towns met, Sept. 22, at Boston, ostensibly in consequence of prevailing apprehensions of a war with France. This was a mere pretext. They ordered all persons not already in possession of fire-arms to procure them at once; and they appointed a day of fasting and prayer to be observed by all Congregational societies. The convention petitioned the governor to summon a general court. He refused to receive the petition, and denounced the convention as treasonable. They proceeded cautiously. All pretensions to
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nez Perce Indians, (search)
, and crossed the divide and the Yellowstone River above the falls and below the lake; then they crossed the Snowy Mountains, and moved down Clark's Fork, with General Howard on a hot trail. On Sept. 13 General Sturgis had a fight with them on the Yellowstone below the mouth of Clark's Fork, capturing hundreds of horses and killing a number of the Indians. Then the Indians crossed the Yellowstone, passed north through the Judith Mountains, and reached the Missouri River near Cow Island on Sept. 22, and the next day they crossed the Missouri and proceeded north to the British possessions, with a view to join the renegade Sioux, with whom Sitting Bull was hiding. General Howard's troops were fearfully worn down by the long pursuit, but steadily followed the fleeing Nez Perces. Howard had meanwhile sent word to Colonel Miles at Tongue River of the movements of the Indians, and that officer started with fresh forces to head off the band. On Sept. 30, he came on them near the mouth of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ral train, bearing the remains of President Garfield, leaves Washington for Cleveland, O.......Sept. 23, 1881 Obsequies of President Garfield at Cleveland; day of mourning observed throughout the country under proclamation of President, dated Sept. 22......Sept. 26, 1881 International cotton exposition opens at Atlanta, Ga.......Oct. 5, 1881 Special session of Senate convenes......Oct. 10, 1881 One hundredth aniversary of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis celebrated at Yorktown, Va...rrison, March 30, and supplementary proclamation......Sept. 10, 1891 William Ferrel, meterologist, born 1817, dies at Maywood, Kan.......Sept. 18, 1891 President proclaims the ceded Indian lands in Oklahoma Territory open to settlement on Sept. 22......Sept. 18, 1891 Opening of the St. Clair River tunnel celebrated at Port Huron and Sarnia......Sept. 19, 1891 Russian man-of-war Alenta seizes an American sealer, the Lewis, at Bering Island and carries the crew to Vladivostock for tri
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wells, Clark Henry 1822-1888 (search)
lls, Clark Henry 1822-1888 Naval officer; born in Reading, Pa., Sept. 22, 1822; graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1846; served in the Mexican War; was on the Petrel when that vessel took part in covering the disembarking of Scott's army and in the bombardment of Vera Cruz; and accompanied the expedition which took Tampico and Tuspan in 1846-47. When the Civil War broke out he was made executive officer of the steamer Susquehanna, which participated in the capture of Port Royal, S. C.; commanded a number of boat expeditions against batteries in the inland coast waters of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; promoted lieutenant-commander in July, 1862; commanded the steamer Galena of the Western Gulf blockading squadron; and was present at the battle of Mobile Bay. Subsequently he served with Admiral Porter at Hampton Roads; was promoted captain in June, 1871; rearadmiral, Aug. 1, 1884; and was retired Sept. 22, following. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 28, 1888.