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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbus, Christopher 1435-1536 (search)
rdered to be made out of the two large trees at the entrance to the Puerto del Principe, on a fair site cleared of trees, whence there was an extensive and very beautiful view. He says that there is a greater rise and fall there than in any other port he has seen, and that this is no marvel, considering the numerous islands. The tide is the reverse of ours, because here, when the moon is south-southwest, it is low water in the port. He did not get under way, because it was Sunday. Monday, Nov. 19. The Admiral got under way before sunrise, in a calm. In the afternoon there was some wind from the east, and he shaped a north-northeast course. At sunset the Puerto del Principe bore south-southwest 7 leagues. He saw the island of Babeque bearing due east about 60 miles. He steered northeast all that night, making 60 miles, and up to ten o'clock of Tuesday another dozen; altogether 18 leagues northeast by west. Tuesday, Nov. 20. They left Babeque, or the islands of Babeque
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Jay, John 1817-1894 (search)
nd Hamilton on the mission. Violent opposition to this was made by his political enemies, whose hatred and jealousy were intense. Fearing Hamilton might not have the confirmation of the Senate, Washington nominated Mr. Jay (April 16), which nomination was confirmed April 19. The special minister arrived in England in June, where he was received with great courtesy by the British government. He negotiated a treaty which was not wholly satisfactory to his countrymen, closing his labors on Nov. 19; and from 1795 to 1801 he was governor of New York, under whose administration slavery was abolished. This was his last public office. He died in Bedford, N. Y., May 17, 1829. See Ames, Fisher. Jay's treaty. After Mr. Jay's formal reception in London, Lord Grenville, then at the head of foreign affairs, expressed great anxiety to bring the negotiations to a successful issue. There was a wide difference of views concerning matters in dispute. The Americans complained that, contrar
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Porter, David 1780- (search)
he Taeehs while he remained he would punish them severely. He gave them permission to bring hogs and fruit to the ship to sell, and promised them protection while trafficking. In an interview with the king of the Taeehs, Porter agreed to assist him in his wars. With muskets and a cannon, Porter's men drove the enemies of the king from hill to hill, until they made a stand, 4,000 strong, and sent stones and javelins against their assailants. The hostile tribes soon sued for peace, and on Nov. 19, Porter took possession of the island in the name of the United States. One tribe had remained hostile. This Porter subdued. On Dec. 12 he started for home in the Essex, taking with him the three white men. They reached Valparaiso, Feb. 3, 1814. In that harbor the Essex was captured by the British ship Phoebe, and the great conqueror on the Pacific Ocean became a prisoner. Porter was one of the naval commissioners from 1815 to 1823, and in the latter year made a successful cruise agai
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tariff. (search)
protective features of the tariff of 1828, but reducing or abolishing many taxes, is reported. It reduced the tax on iron, increased that on woollens, made some raw wools free, and left cotton unchanged. Duties of less than $200 to be paid in cash without discount, law to take effect March 3, 1833; approved......July 14, 1832 Representatives from South Carolina publish an address on the subject of the tariff, urging resistance......July 15, 1832 Convention meets in Columbia, S. C., Nov. 19, and calls on the legislature to declare the tariff acts of 1824 and 1828 null and void in that State, and to prohibit the collection of duties there after Feb. 1, 1833; law passed......Nov. 24, 1832 Secretary of the Treasury, in his report, recommends a reduction of duties to the requirements of revenue......Dec. 5, 1832 President proclaims intention to enforce the laws......Dec. 11, 1832 Mr. Verplanck, from the committee on ways and means, reports a bill providing for the reducti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Trent, the (search)
The United States steamship San Jacinto, Captain Wilkes, was watching for the Trent in the Bahama channel, 240 miles from Havana, Captain Wilkes having decided, on his own responsibility, to seize the two Confederate envoys. the San Jacinto met the Trent on the forenoon of Nov. 8, signalled her to stop in vain, and then fired a shot across her bow. Her captain unwillingly allowed Mason and Slidell, with their secretaries, to be taken aboard the San Jacinto. Captain Wilkes reached Boston on Nov. 19, and the two ministers were confined in Fort Warren. This seizure was received with favor in the United States, but Great Britain demanded from the government at Washington a formal apology and the immediate release of the prisoners, Lord John Russell instructing the minister, Lord Lyons, at Washington, Nov. 30, 1861, that unless a satisfactory answer were given within seven days he might, at his discretion, withdraw the legation and return to England. This despatch was received on Dec. 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
City for polygamy......Oct. 2, 1871 Chicago fire breaks out......Sunday evening, Oct. 8, 1871 Forest fires in vicinity of Green Bay, Wis......Oct. 8-9, 1871 Proclamation by the President against Ku-klux in South Carolina......Oct. 12, 1871 William M. Tweed arrested and released on $2,000,000 bail......Oct. 27, 1871 Capt. Charles Francis Hall, Arctic explorer, dies on the Polaris......Nov. 8, 1871 Grand-Duke Alexis of Russia arrives at New York with a fleet of war-vessels, Nov. 19; gives a public reception......Nov. 21, 1871 Russian envoy to the United States, Catacazy, recalled, owing to personal differences with Secretary Fish......Nov. 25, 1871 Second session convenes......Dec. 4, 1871 Fish-Catacazy correspondence published......Dec. 6, 1871 Attorney-Gen. A. T. Akerman resigns his office......Dec. 13, 1871 Tweed committed to the Tombs, but released on writ of habeas corpus......Dec. 16, 1871 President's message, with report of civil service refor
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
slature convenes in extra session May 14, and passes an act for the maintenance of the Union and the Constitution, creating the Union fund, and authorizing the issue of $3,000,000 in scrip, supplemented afterwards by an act empowering the governor to issue scrip for $7,000,000 to be loaned to the United States......May, 1861 First Massachusetts, the first threeyears' regiment to reach Washington, leaves the State......June 15, 1861 San Jacinto arrives at Boston with Mason and Slidell, Nov. 19; they are incarcerated in Fort Warren......Nov. 24, 1861 Maryland legislature appropriates $7,000 to be transmitted to the governor of Massachusetts for distribution among the families of those of the Massachusetts regiment who were killed or wounded in the Baltimore riot......December, 1861 New England women's auxiliary association organized, with headquarters at Boston......December, 1861 Mason and Slidell released and sail for England......Jan. 1, 1862 In response to a proc