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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), George (Augustus) 1683- (search)
s during the later years of the reign of George II. that the War of the Austrian Succession and the French and Indian War (in which the English-American colonies were conspicuously engaged) occurred. During that reign England had grown amazingly in material and moral strength among the nations. The wisdom of William Pitt had done much towards the acquirement of the fame of England, which had never been greater than in 1760. George died suddenly, like his father, in Kensington Palace, Oct. 25, 1760. He had never been popular with the English people. There had been peace between France and England for about thirty years after the death of Queen Anne, during which time the colonists in America had enjoyed comparative repose. Then the selfish strifes of European monarchs kindled war again. In March, 1744, France declared war against Great Britain, and the colonists cheerfully prepared to begin the contest in America as King George's War; in Europe, the War of the Austrian Succ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
er Gen. John Prideaux besiege Fort Niagara; General Prideaux killed......July 20, 1759 French surrender the fort. July 25, 1759 Battle of Quebec; General Wolfe killed......Sept. 13, 1759 Surrender of Quebec......Sept. 18, 1759 Governor De Lancey dies......July 30, 1760 Cadwallader Colden, acting governor......July 30, 1760 Capitulation of M. de Vaudreuil at Montreal and the entire reduction of Canada......Sept. 8, 1760 Death of George II.; George III. succeeds......Oct. 25, 1760 Robert Monckton, governor......November, 1761 Leaves the government to Cadwallader Colden......1761 New York claims jurisdiction over the present State of Vermont......1762 Sir Henry Moore, governor, arrives. 1765 Sons of Liberty organized in New York......1765 Colonial convention in New York to consider the Stamp Act......Oct. 7, 1765 Stamp Act to go into operation, causes great disturbance in New York......Nov. 1, 1765 Repeal of the Stamp Act......March 18, 1766
erely, is entertained by the Americans, or ever will be, unless you grossly abuse them. Very true, rejoined Pratt; that I see will happen, and will produce the event. Quincy's Life of Quincy. 269. Peace with foreign states was to bring for America an alteration of charters, a new system of administration, a standing army, and for the support of that chap. XVI.} 1760. army a grant of an American revenue by a British parliament. The decision was settled, after eleven years reflection and experience, by Halifax and his associates at the Board of Trade, and for its execution needed only a prime minister and a resolute monarch to lend it countenance. In the midst of these schemes, surrounded by victory, the aged George the Second died suddenly of apoplexy; and on the morning of the twenty-fifth day of October, 1760, his grandson, the pupil of Leicester House, then but twenty-two years of age, while riding with the Earl of Bute, was overtaken by a secret message that he was king.