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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Creighton, John Orde 1785-1838 (search)
Creighton, John Orde 1785-1838 Naval officer; born in New York City about 1785; entered the navy in 1800; served with Preble in the expedition to Tripoli; was on the Chesapeake when she was attacked by the Leopard in 1807; was first lieutenant on the President during her fight with the Little Belt in 1811; and commanded the Rattlesnake in 1813. He was promoted captain in 1816; commanded the Brazilian squadron in 1829-30; and died in Sing Sing, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1838.
a conquest of Florida. From it Cordova also sailed, and Grijalva, when they went and discovered Mexico; and from it Velasquez sent Cortez to make a conquest of the empire of Montezuma. From the advent of the Spaniards in 1511 the natives began to suffer, and they were persecuted steadily till 1898. During its early history the island changed hands several times, the Dutch once owning it for a short time and England conquering it in 1762, but restoring it to Spain in return for Florida. In 1829 occurred the Black Eagle rebellion, which was directed from the United States, and only put down by Spain after three years fighting. In 1844 occurred the insurrection of the blacks. At the end of this rebellion 700 Cubans were put to death by torture, and the people of America became so aroused that President Polk offered Spain $100,000,000 for the island, but the offer was refused. In 1868, after the Spanish Revolution, another rebellion broke out on the island and lasted ten years. Th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Curtis, Benjamin Robbins 1809-1874 (search)
Curtis, Benjamin Robbins 1809-1874 Jurist; born in Watertown, Mass., Nov. 4, 1809; graduated at Harvard in 1829; admitted to the bar in 1832; appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1851; resigned in 1857, when he returned to Boston; was one of the counsel for President Johnson during the impeachment trial. He died in Newport, R. I., Sept. 15, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835 (search)
Dane, Nathan, 1752-1835 Jurist; born at Ipswich, Mass., Dec. 27, 1752; graduated at Harvard in 1778. An able lawyer and an influential member of Congress (1785-88), he was the framer of the celebrated ordinance of 1787. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature several years, and was engaged to revise the laws of the State (1799), and revise and publish the charters (1811) which had been granted therein. Mr. Dane was a member of the Hartford Convention (see Hartford) in 1814. His work entitled A. General abridgment and digest of American law, in 9 large volumes (1823-29), is a monument of his learning and industry. He founded the Dane professorship of law in Harvard University. He died in Beverly, Feb. 15, 1835.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Debtors. (search)
Debtors. In almost all countries and times debtors have been subjected to imprisonment. In the United States even as late as 1829 it was estimated that there were 3,000 debtors in prison in Massachusetts; 10,000 in New York; 7,000 in Pennsylvania; and a like proportion in the other States, many of them imprisoned for small sums. Imprisonment for debt was abolished in the United States by an act of Congress in 1833, though not fully enforced until 1839. Kentucky had previously abolished the law in 1821; Ohio in 1828; Maryland in 1830; New York in 1831. Connecticut abolished the law in 1837; Alabama in 1848. In 1828 there were 1,088 debtors imprisoned in Philadelphia; the sum total of their debts was only $25,409, and the expense of keeping them $362,076, which was paid by the city, and the total amount recovered from prisoners by this process was only $295. Interest-bearing debt. Title of Loan.Authorizing act.Rate.When issued.When redeemable.Interest payable.Amount issue
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Delaware, (search)
d to 5th1793 to1798 Joshua Clayton5th1798 William Hill Wells 5th to 8th1799 to 1805 Samuel White.7th to 11th1801 to 1809 James A. Bayard8th to 12th1805 to 1813 Outerbridge Horsey1lth to 16th1810 to 1821 William Hill Wells13th to 14th1813 to1817 Nicholas Van Dyke15th to 19th1817 to1827 Caesar A. Rodney17th1821 to 1823 Thomas Clayton18th to 19th1824 to 1827 Daniel Rodney19th1826 Henry M. Ridgely.19th to 20th1827 to 1829 Louis McLane20th to 21st1827 to 1829 John A. Clayton21st to 23d1829 to 1835 Arnold Naudain.21st to 23d1830 to 1836 Richard H. Bayard24th to 28th1836 to 1845 Thomas Clayton24th to 29th1837 to 1847 John M. Clayton29th to 30th1845 to 1849 Name.No. of CongressDate. John Wales30th to 31st1849 to 1851 Presley Spruance30th to 32d1847 to 1853 James A. Bayard32d to 38th1851 to 1864 John M. Clayton33d to 34th1853 to 1856 Joseph P. Comegys34th1856 Martin Bates35th1858 Willard Saulsbury36th to 41st1859 to 1871 George Read Riddle38th to 40th1864 to 1867 Ja
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Despard, John, 1745-1829 (search)
Despard, John, 1745-1829 Military officer; born in 1745; joined the British army in 1760; came to America in 1773; was present at the capture of Fort Montgomery and of Charleston; and was with Cornwallis in the campaign which culminated in the surrender at Yorktown. He was promoted colonel in 1795, and major-general in 1798. He died in Oswestry, England, Sept. 3, 1829.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eaton, John, 1829- (search)
Eaton, John, 1829- Educator; born in Sutton, N. H., Dec. 5, 1829; was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1854; applied himself to educational pursuits till 1859, when he entered Andover Theological Seminary, and in 1862, after his ordination, was appointed chaplain of the 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In November of the same year he was made superintendent of freedmen, and later was given supervision of all military posts from Cairo to Natchez and Fort Smith. In October, 1863, he became colonel of the 63d United States Colored Infantry, and in March, 1865, was brevetted brigadier-general. He was editor of the Memphis Post in 1866-67, and State superintendent of public instruction in Tennessee in 1867-69. From 1871 to 1886 he was commissioner of the United States Bureau of Education, and then became president of Marietta College, O., where he remained until 1891; was president of the Sheldon Jackson College of Salt Lake City in 1895-98, when he was appointed inspector of public
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Elliott, Jesse Duncan, 1782-1845 (search)
in the War of 1812-15. He captured two British vessels, Detroit and Caledonia, at Fort Erie, for which exploit he was presented by Congress with a sword. He was in command of the Niagara in Perry's famous combat on Lake Erie, to which the Commodore The Elliott medal. went from the Lawrence during the action. He succeeded Perry in command on Lake Erie in October, 1813. Elliott was with Decatur in the Mediterranean in 1815, and was promoted to captain in March, 1818. He commanded the West India squadron (1829-32); took charge of the navy-yard at Charleston in 1833; and afterwards cruised several years in the Mediterranean. On his return he was court-martialled, and suspended from command for four years. A part of the sentence was remitted, and in 1844 he was appointed to the command of the navy-yard at Philadelphia. For the part which Elliott took in the battle of Lake Erie Congress awarded him the thanks of the nation and a gold medal. He died in Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1845.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Engineering. (search)
ties. Joseph's canal still irrigates lower Egypt. The great wall of China, running for 1,500 miles over mountains and plains, contains 150,000,000 cubic yards of materials and is the greatest of artificial works. No modern building compares in grandeur with St. Peter's, and the medieval cathedrals shame our puny imitations. Railways. The greatest engineering work of the nineteenth century was the development of the railway system which has changed the face of the world. Beginning in 1829 with the locomotive of George Stephenson, it has extended with such strides that, after seventy years, there are 466,000 miles of railways in the world, of which 190,000 miles are in the United States. Their cost is estimated at $40,000,000,000, of which $10,000,000,000 belong to the United States. The rapidity with which railways are built in the United States and Canada contrasts strongly with what has been done in other countries. Much has been written of the energy of Russia in build
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