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secure the aid of one of the rival factions, the colonists declared their adhesion to the Plan of Vera Cruz, a movement, projected by General Santa Anna, in favor of the Constitution of 1824, against the despotic system of Bustamante. General Mejia, Santa Anna's lieutenant, was glad to accept the explanation, and withdraw such soldiers as would go with him, the colonists expelling the remainder. In 1832 Texas suffered under the double calamity of Indian aggressions and cholera. In October, 1832, the people assembled in convention at San Felipe, and memorialized the Central Government for the separation of Texas from Coahuila, and for the repeal of the invidious law of April 6, 1830. The request for a separate government was not unreasonable, as the State capital was 500 miles beyond its limits. The convention adjourned, to assemble again the 1st of April, 1833, for the formation of a constitution, and to pray for the admission of Texas into the Mexican Union as a State. This
th, and more than once pronounced on the verge of the grave. He was ordained priest May 31, 1831, but soon betook himself, on horseback, to the Valley of Virginia and thence to Philadelphia, in search of health. He was advised by eminent physicians that a sea-voyage and rest from all labor could alone save his life, and at once sailed for Europe. Mr. Polk remained more than a year abroad, traveling in France, Germany, Italy, and England, and returned greatly improved in health, in October, 1832. He was still warned that the open air alone would save him, and in 1834 settled as a farmer on a large tract of land in Maury County, Tennessee, which Colonel William Polk divided between four of his sons. Here these brethren dwelt in unity, as affluent farmers. His restless energy remaining unsatisfied by the management of a large estate and many slaves, he established a saw and grist mill, a steam flouring-mill, and a bagging-factory, and interested himself in other kindred enterpr
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cholera, Asiatic (search)
Cholera, Asiatic Described by Garcia del Huerto, a physician of Goa, about 1560, appeared in India in 1774, and became endemic in Lower Bengal, 1817; gradually spread till it reached Russia, 1830; Germany, 1831; carrying off more than 900,000 persons on the Continent in 1829-30; in England and Wales in 1848-49, 53,293 persons; in 1854, 20,097. First death by cholera in North America, June 8, 1832, in Quebec. In New York, June 22, 1832. Cincinnati to New Orleans, October, 1832 (very severe throughout the United States). Again in the United States in 1834, slightly in 1849, severely in 1855, and again slightly in 1866-67. By the prompt and energetic enforcement of quarantine it was prevented from entering the United States in 1892. The German steamship Moravia reached New York Harbor Aug. 31, having had twenty-two deaths from cholera during the voyage. The President ordered twenty days quarantine for all immigrant vessels from cholera-infected districts, Sept. 1. On Sept. 3,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Naples, American claims on (search)
Naples, American claims on Claims had been made upon the Neapolitan government by citizens of the United States for indemnity for losses occasioned by depredations upon American commerce by Murat, King of Naples, from 1809 to 1812. The restored Bourbons had refused to comply, on the ground that they were not responsible for the acts of one who was a usurper of their power, and from whom they had suffered more than had the Americans. Finally, a convention was negotiated at Naples, in October, 1832, by which it was stipulated that the sum of $1,720,000 should be paid to the United States. These claims had been considered hopeless, but the negotiation was undoubtedly expedited by the appearance at that time of a considerable force of the United States navy in the Bay of Naples.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
f his veneration and love. Tribute of Friendship, Works, Vol. I. pp. 133-148; The Jurist, Works, Vol. I. pp. 258-272. Sumner, during the early part of his course at the Law School, occupied room Number 10 Divinity Hall, the most retired of the college buildings, and took his meals in commons. Afterwards, he became librarian of the school, and, as one of the privileges of his office, occupied as a dormitory room Number 4 Dane Hall, from the time that building was opened for use in Oct., 1832. When Dane Hall was removed a few feet, in 1871, to its present site, its portico and columns were taken down and an enclosed brick porch substituted. The Law School then numbered forty students, It now numbers one hundred and eighty-seven. and was divided into three classes,—the Senior, Middle, and Junior. There were three terms a year, corresponding to the college terms; and the instruction was given, prior to the erection of Dane Hall, in College House, Number 1, nearly oppo
o punish criminals, Nov., 1639 A woman exposed in one, on King street, May 10, 1753 Storms rain and wind. The tide rose twenty feet high, Aug. 14, 1635 High tide does great damage, Nov. 12, 1641 Done much damage, Sep. 18, 1727 Terrible, Long Wharf Crane blown down, Feb. 5, 1754 Ropewalks at West End destroyed, Feb. 24, 1793 And hail, done great damage, July 11, 1797 Storms Spray and birds driven in twenty miles, Sep. 26, 1815 Very severe along the coast, Oct., 1832 Great damage done to shipping, Dec. 27, 1839 Done much damage, Oct. 13, 1846 Severe, three days, Minot's light destroyed, Apr. 17, 1851 Very severe, much damage done, Dec. 3, 1854 Very severe, high tide, much damage, June 29, 1860 Thunder and lightning, very severe, Apr. 16, 1868 A tempest; buildings destroyed, one man killed, Sep. 8, 1869 Thunder and hail, much damage, June 20, 1870 Severe, with thunder and hail, Aug. 20, 1870 A tempest, Coliseum blown down,