Your search returned 594 results in 211 document sections:
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Germantown, battle of. (search)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tallasahatchee, battle of. (search)
Vane, Sir Henry 1612- Colonial governor; born in Hadlow, Kent, England, in 1612; was a son of Sir Henry secretary Of State under King James and Charles I. In early Life he refused to take the oath of supremacy, became a Puritan and a re publican arrived at Boston in 1835 (Oct. 3), and was almost immediately chosen governor. His was a stormy administration, for it was agitated by the Hutchinson controversy, (see Hutchinson, Anne). Vane was enlightened and tolerant. He abhorred bigotry in every form, warmly defended the inviolability of the rights of conscience and the exemption of religion from all control by the civil authorities, and had no sympathy with the attacks of the clergy upon Mrs. Hutchinson Winthrop whom he had superseded as governor of Massachussets, led a strong opposition to him, and the next year he was defeated as a candidate for re-election, but became a member of the General Court. Late in the summer of 1637 he sailed for England, was elected to Parliament,
Yachting. The contest for the America's Cup, under the last challenge by Sir Thomas Lipton (q. v.), took place in New York Bay in the autumn of 1901, between Shamrock II., representing the Royal Ulster Yacht Club of Great Britain, and the Columbia, representing the New York Yacht Club. The first race, Sept. 26, ended in a fluke, the yachts being unable to finish within the time limit, the Columbia being ahead at the finish. The second race, Sept. 28, resulted in a victory for the Columbia. In the third attempt, Oct. 1, the race was called off because of the inability of the yachts to finish in time, Shamrock II. leading. The fourth race, Oct. 3, was won by the Columbia; and the fifth and decisive one, Oct. 4, was also won by the Columbia, which thus kept the coveted cup in the United States. For previous contests for this trophy, see America's cup.
Raphael Semmes, Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States, Chapter