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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Henry, Patrick 1736- (search)
red by President Adams, and of governor offered by the people. Henry was elected to the State Senate in 1799, but, dying June 6, 1799, never took his seat. When the news of the passage of the Stamp Act and kindred measures reached Virginia (May, 1765) the House of Burgesses was in session. The aristocratic leaders in that body hesitated, and the session was drawing near its close, when Henry, finding the older and more influential members disinclined to move in the matter, offered a seriesopen this paper. Within was found a copy of the resolutions in his handwriting. On the back of the paper containing the resolutions is the following endorsement, also in his handwriting: The within resolutions passed the House of Burgesses in May, 1765. They formed the first opposition to the Stamp Act, and the scheme of taxing America by the British Parliament. All the colonies, either through fear, or want of opportunity to form an opposition, or from influence of some kind or other, had
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Rhode Island, (search)
Clarke May 1686 Henry Bull Feb. 27, 1690 John Easton May, 1690 Caleb CarrMay, 1695 Walter Clarke Jan. 1696 Samuel Cranston May, 1698 Joseph JenckesMay 1727 William WantonMay 1732 John WantonMay 1734 Richard Ward July 15, 1740 William Greene May, 1743 Gideon WantonMay 1745 William GreeneMay 1746 Gideon WantonMay 1747 William GreeneMay 1748 Stephen HopkinsMay 1755 William GreeneMay 1757 Stephen Hopkins March 14, 1758 Samuel Ward May, 1762 Stephen HopkinsMay 1763 Samuel WardMay 1765 Stephen HopkinsMay 1767 Josias LyndonMay 1768 Joseph WantonMay 1769 Nicholas Cooke Nov., 1775 William GreeneMay, 1778 John Collins May 1786 Arthur FennerMay 1790 James FennerMay 1807 William JonesMay 1811 Nehemiah R. KnightMay 1817 William C. GibbsMay 1821 James FennerMay 1824 Lemuel H. ArnoldMay 1831 John Brown FrancisMay 1833 William SpragueMay 1838 Samuel Ward KingMay 1840 Governors under the State Constitution. James Fenner 1843 Charles Jackson 1845 Byron Diman.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Virginia, state of (search)
bliged to retreat with loss of half their number......spring of 1756 Massacre of the garrison of Fort Seybert, 12 miles from site of Franklin, by Indians......May, 1758 Romney laid out and named by Lord Fairfax......November, 1762 Capt. William Arbuckle, the first white man to traverse the Kanawha Valley, reaches the site of Point Pleasant.......1764 English exploring expedition under Colonel Crogan descends the Ohio, encamping at West Columbia and Little Guyandotte River......May, 1765 George Washington, on a surveying expedition to the Ohio, passes through Romney......Oct. 9, 1770 Indians attack the crew of a trading canoe from Pittsburg on the Ohio, near Wheeling, killing one man, thus breaking a ten years truce, April 16. The settlers declare war and engage in a battle near the mouth of Captina Creek......April 27, 1774 Fort Union built on site of Lewisburg......1774 Fort Fincastle, afterwards Fort Henry, at Wheeling, built......1774 Battle of Point Pl
Advent Miller's sensation, 1843 Moody and Sankey, thirteen weeks in Boston, 1877 Representatives for the town, chosen by the people, 1636 Dine on meat and wine at Town House, 1654 A Committee chosen to instruct them, 1700 Salaries paid by the town, 1729 Revere, Paul, kept a shop opposite the Liberty Pole, 1784 Revenue Collections, cause great excitement and opposition, 1682 Act, passed by the Home Government, April, 1764 Troubles commence in earnest, May, 1765 Riots, the order of the day, Nov., 1765 Collectors hung in effigy on the street, June, 1768 Office opened at Concert Hall, Nov. 10, 1768 Removed to Salem; Boston office closed, 1774 Reservoir Cochituate, Beacon Hill, completed, Nov. 23, 1849 At South Boston, completed, Dec. 27, 1849 At Chestnut Hill, upper basin completed, Oct., 1868 At Chestnut Hill, lower basin completed, Oct. 25, 1870 On Parker Hill, completed, 1874 Riots caused by enforcement of Reve
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Charlestown schools without the Peninsula Revolutionary period. (search)
Neck. Committee of management for the schools outside the Neck:— May 13, 1754, Nathaniel Francis, Samuel Kent, Joseph Phipps; £ 180; £ 24. May, 1755, and May, 1756, Samuel Kent, Joseph Phipps, Henry Putnam (same amounts). May 10, 1757, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, James Fosdick (same amounts). May, 1758, and May, 1759, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Captain John Hancock (same amounts). May, 1760, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64, Samuel Kent, Henry Putnam, Joseph Lamson; £ 180; £ 25 6s 8d. May, 1765, ‘66, ‘67, Isaac Mallet, Samuel Kent, Walter Russell; £ 180; £ 34 10s. May, 1768, ‘69, ‘70, Samuel Kent, John Lamson, Walter Russell (same amounts). May, 1771, and May, 1772, Peter Tufts, Jr., John Lamson, Lieutenant Samuel Cutter (same amounts). May, 1773, ‘74, ‘75. The selectmen, a committee for the schools within and without the Neck. 1776, ‘77, John Hay, Timothy Tufts, Walter Russell, Samuel Gardner; £ 60 (for all the schools). May 11, 1778, Cale
Chapter 12: The ministry offend the king as well as the colonies— administration of Grenville continued. April—May, 1765. events within the palace delayed the conflict with chap. XII.} 1765. April America. The king, in his zeal to give the law to his ministers and to govern as well as reign, lost his opportunity of enforcing the stamp act. No sooner had he recovered from the illness, of which the true nature was kept secret even from the members of his cabinet, than, bearing in mind that the heir to the throne was an infant of but two years old, he fearlessly contemplated the contingency of his own incapacity or death; and though his nerves were still tremulous from mental disease, he, with the aid of Lord Holland, framed a plan for a regency. The manifest want of confidence in his ministers roused their jealousy, and when they received his orders to prepare a bill for carrying his design into effect, they thought to fix in the public mind their hostility to Bute and
Chapter 13: The day—star of the American union. April—May, 1765. if the British Parliament can tax America, it may chap. XIII.} 1765. April. tax Ireland and India, and hold the wealth of the East and of the West at the service of its own septennial oligarchy. As the relation of the government to its outlying dominions would become one of power and not of right, it could not but employ its accumulated resources to make itself the master of the ocean and the oppressor of mankind. This system, if it is suffered to prevail, said Oxenbridge Thacher, of Boston, will extinguish the flame of liberty all over the world. On the discovery of the new hemisphere, the tradition was widely spread through the old, that it conceals a fountain whose ever-flowing waters have power to reanimate age and restore its prime. The tradition was true; but the youth to be renewed was the youth of society; the life to bloom afresh was the life of the race. Freedom, thy brow chap. XIII.} 1
ed America, resolutions strongly condemnatory of that measure were immediately passed by the Virginia House of Burgesses, which chanced then to be in session. Now, as it may be profitable to remind the Virginians of the present day of the great deeds of their fathers; as it may be well for them always to call to mind the rock out of which they were hewn, and the pit out of which they were dug, we ask them to linger with us around the House of Burgesses, as it was assembled together in May, 1765. To aid us in our task, we invoke the presence of Virginia's historic Muse, and we lay under tribute the genius of the biographer of Virginia's greatest orator. There were met, in their legislative halls, the rulers of Virginia, representing every class and every interest in the Old Dominion.--There were the rich aristocrats and lordly proprietors of the soil; there were the half-breeds, as they were called, descendants of the younger sons of the aristocracy, possessing the proud and