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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